Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith,
and Julie Turner in It Ain't No Sin
(© Victoria Rimerman)
Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith,
and Julie Turner in It Ain't No Sin
(© Victoria Rimerman)
Theater for the New City will present its first Dream Up Festival, August 8-September 5. Featuring plays from artists across the country and abroad, it is curated by the theater's Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price.

Selections include Around The Night Park, written by Maria Micheles, directed by Richard Vetere; Auto Graphic Novel,"written and directed by Johnny Klein; Bitch, written by Sean Pomposello, directed by Matt M. Morrow; Bright Images,written by Ken Gaertner, directed by Mark Bloom; Chutes & Latters and Other Dangerous Games, written by Christopher Massimine; Dollface, conceived and written by B.J. Sebring, lyrics by David Forman, music by David Forman & Rob Hyman with additional material by Bette Midler, Rick Chertoff, Eric Bazilian, Lou Bellofatto; The Dudleys!, by Leegrid Stevens, directed by Matt Torney; The Dybbuk, written and directed by Julia Pascal; Gloves for Guns by David Lawson, directed by Michael Padden; It Ain't No Sin by Michael Patrick F. Smith, written by Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, directed by Meghan Finn; Keep Your Baggage With You (At All Times), written by Jonathan Ballard Blitstein, directed by Daniel Talbott; and the double-bill My Artichoke Heart by Naïma Kristel Phillips and What The Sparrow Said by Danny Mitarotondo.

The festival will also feature The New York Monologues, written by Mike Poblete, directed by Ruth McGowan; One Arm and A Leg, conceived/written by Calla Videt and Jesse Barron, directed by Calla Videt; One Drop by Andrea Fulton, directed by Ward Nixon; Princes of Darkness, written by Bill Connington; directed by Rachel Klein; RealPolitik by Elyse Cogan and Ivy Livingston; Second Empire, written, directed and choreographed by the ensemble of TL;DR Collective; Seymour or The Last Fallen Angel, written by Ashley Christopher Leach, directed by J. Andrew McNeal; Shakespeare the Dead, written by Alex Mills, directed by Tom Costello; The Sky is Melting, written by Elizabeth Woodbury, directed by Amy Brewczynski, original Music by Ben McFadden; Summer Rain, written and directed by Robert Coe; Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors: A Subway Musical and Romance, written and directed by Richard S. Rose; A Taste of Altruistic; Wardrobe of the living dead and Choose your Grown Adventure, written by Maximilian Avery Clark and Jennifer Fedor, directed by Brock H Hill; and WABI SABI Not Wasabi! by Ming Peiffer, directed by Kat Yen.

For more information, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net or www.dreamupfestival.org.