Contributed by Crystal Field
I have always felt that Theater, especially Street Theater (TNC is a master of this genre) cannot teach anyone anything they don’t already know, but it can teach people to organize to get what they need. Yes, it can show us that indeed we do have the Human Right to a piece of the joyous part of our little planet.
Crystal Field is an OBIE Award winning actress and co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City (TNC). Under her leadership TNC has produced over 800 new plays which have garnered a Pulitzer Prize and over 43 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC has also nurtured the talents of Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Romulus Linney, Richard Foreman, Lee Breuer, Miguel Piñero, Charles Busch, Moises Kaufman, Vin Diesel, Adrien Brody, Eduardo Machado, Jean-Claude van Itallie and Tim Robbins. Ms. Field’s staunch belief in the civic necessity of theater has manifested itself in the creation of several major New York City events such as the original Village Halloween Parade, the Annual Native American Pow-Wow and the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts.