Theater for the New City (TNC) is a famed New York City performance space that has played a central role in the performing arts for five decades. In recent years, the theater has started using its lobby as an art gallery where the work of artists connected to the Lower East Side (LES) is displayed for the public. For the past several years, Memorial Day Weekend at Theater for the New City has been a time to welcome the arts. However, the onset of Covid-19 canceled the 2020 showcase. Now, as the pandemic slowly recedes, Theater for the New City has reopened and is proud to announce the in-house exhibition titled “LES Home Again.”
The exhibition celebrates the theater’s reopening and the return of audiences. The show technically began with a Covid-safe (via vaccine and/or testing proof protocols) reception on Wednesday, May 26. Yet Memorial Day Weekend–May 29th to 31st–is when the real party kicks off via a three-day festival featuring over 180 artists that represent various artistic mediums. As per the TNC lobby exhibition specifically, 52 artists are being represented and anyone who seeks to enter the theater to see the art show will have their temperature taken at the door and masks and social distancing are required.
“LES Home Again” artists include:
Roman Albear, Meg Boe Birns, Glenora Blackshire, Kathryn Bloss, Jorge Calvo, Lois Carlo, Kathy Creutzburg, Walter (Vlad) Debowski, Onno De Jong, Silvio De la Cruz, Adrian DiMetriou, Eileen Doster, Ken Ecker, Dennis Edge, Carmen Einfinger, Kristan Enos, Susann Ferris -Jones, Ken Kobland, Andrew Hockenberry, Francine Lange, Leslie Lowe, Antoinette Maclachlan, Meagan J. Meehan, Joan Meyer, Esther Mizrahi, Lissa, Moira, Horacio Molina, Dorine Oliver, Ruth Oisteanu, Valery Oisteanu, Anna Pasztor, Gilda Pervin, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Cynthia Reynolds, Maria Marta Rosario-Dann, Bonnie Rosenstock, Lola Saenz, Anne Stanner, E Jay Sims, Ethan Shoshan, Sue Strande, Sally Young, Monica Tavernez , Ciaran Tully, Gretchen Van Dyk, Peter Welch, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.
The event is free, but donations are welcome. Feel free to call TNC @ (212) 254-1109 with any questions or visit their official website: https://theaterforthenewcity.net/