FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS
NEW YORK, July 17-- "Waitin for the G" is a one-act by Max Cohen that brings Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot" into today's world while still maintaining its original themes. The work puts into perspective the existential dillemas facing the modern man, modern New Yorker and particularly the modern millenial. It is a fresh perspective that has never been done before, the entire show taking place in a subway station. The play will have its world premiere September 5 to 9 at Producers' Club Theaters as part of Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival.
Max Cohen (author) is graduate of the School of Visual Arts pre financial crisis. He spent his twenties beating felonies, shooting music videos and helping the sick, he also at some point got an MBA from CUNY and opened the number one bike shop in Bushwick, North Brooklyn Cycles. An accomplished screenwriter, his first feature "Blame it on the Hustle" starring Mekhi Pheiffer and Vingh Rhames is set to be released in 2016.
The sixth Dream Up Festival (www.dreamupfestival.org) will be presented by Theater for the New City (TNC) from August 30 to September 20, 2015, offering a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, musicals, improv, aerial and more. This year, owing to growing popularity, the festival has expanded beyond its primary venue. Previously, all productions were presented at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. This year, 19 productions will be presented at TNC and seven will be presented at an outside venue, The Producers Club Theaters at 358 West 44th Street.
The festival is dedicated to new works. TNC feels this festival is especially needed now in a time of declining donations to the arts, when grants are not being awarded due to market conditions and arts funding is being cut across the country and abroad. The festival aims to push ideas to the forefront through imaginative presentations so as to challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of the way art illuminates the world around us.
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