DUTF Encore Series Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York Council for the Humanities, Next Magazine, The Village Voice and Arcos Communications. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
About the show
By popular demand, the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) returns with the DUTF Encore Series, a much-anticipated one-week engagement of two of its sold-out plays presented during its 11th annual season with B-Boy Blues (2013 DUTF Best Audience Award winner) written by James Earl Hardy and N/F written by Keelay Gipson and will each have three performances June 4 - June 8, 2013.
Now in its 11th year, DUTF is becoming New York’s premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The three-week festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times. In 2001, DUTF was founded with the purpose to build a repertoire of new American theatre that echoes the true spirit of urban life and speaks to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. That purpose has been realized many times over, as more than 100 writers have created and refined their work for the stage and thousands of inspired audience members have applauded their performances. DUTF inaugurated the festival in 2002 at HERE in SoHo to help revitalize the NYC downtown arts scene, which, at the time, was experiencing a severe downturn due to the WTC disaster. It has been recognized as “one of the world’s best festivals for new works” and described as “not only prestigious, but a slice of heaven for playwrights who want the chance to freely express themselves.” (Lisa Mulcahy, Theater Festivals, Allworth Press, 2005)
For more information about B-Boy Blues, click here.
Fore more information about N/F, click here.