18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Theater for the New City

18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Free music, dance, theater, comedy, film, poetry and more for the entire family this Memorial Day weekend in NYC

A free 3 day, indoor-outdoor festival from Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26 at the Theater for the New City

THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LES) celebrates its 18th year of bringing together — in one location, over three days — more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others, all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse Lower East Side.

This year’s lineup for THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS includes: Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham, solo performer-comedian Reno, singer-actress KT Sullivan, composer-musician David Amram, TV & radio host Joe Franklin; aerial performance group Suspended Cirque; dance groups Desert Sin, The Rod Rodgers Dance Company, The Love Show, and The Amy Marshall Dance Company; and new works from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna of the Tropics) and Eduardo Machado (Crocodile Eyes, Havana Journal, 2004).  Writers creating new works expressly for this year’s LES include Barbara Kahn (Crossing Paths in Washington Square), Lissa Moira (Before God Was Invented, Time It Is), Larry Myers (The Devil’s Home Movies) and Bina Sharif (Afghan Women). Cultural institutions such as New York Theatre Workshop, La MaMa, Bond Street Theater, Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective, The Living Theatre and Theater for the New City will also present work.

LES features performances for and by kids, and performers with disabilities.

18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Event Category: Festivals
When: May 24, 2013 ~ May 26, 2013
Where: THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - 155 1st Avenue
More Info: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterforthenewcity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tncinnyc


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