Weaving life into theater.
“A theatre, a literature,
an artistic expression that
does not speak for its own
time has no relevance.”
The Textile Co. is proud to be the theater group in residence at Theater for the New City in New York City. It focuses on presenting new work, often based on true stories. Claude Solnik is the playwright in residence for the group, which also presents work on Long Island at venues such as the Studio Theatre Long Island.
Productions have included "Victoria Woodhull" about the first woman to run for president, "Lady from Limerick" about an Irish woman who travels to New York for surgery, "The Falls" about a one-night stand that leads to a trip to Niagara Falls, "Butterfly Hour" about veterans and their own war within and "Caretaker of Corofin" about a tourist in a small, Irish town.
Theater for the New City was founded in 1971 and has remained among the most vibrant theaters in the nation. It has presented work by well known and lesser known playwrights and continues to serve as a venue where new work reaches audiences.
Executive Director Crystal Field along with a dedicated staff keep the theater vibrant, cutting edge and a hotbed for new work. Sam Shepard, Charles Busch and Maria Irene Fornes are just a few playwrights whose work has debuted there. It remains a north star for New York City theater.