New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is an award-winning company founded in 1991 as a multi-racial "companie" dedicated to using theatre as an agent for positive social change. Our mission is to 1) develop and present new plays and playwrights, particularly women and people of color, 2) present classic plays in a style that sheds new light on our lives and work, and 3) offer theatre and its benefits to under-served audiences—especially young people and communities in need—to build life skills and promote positive participation in our society.
New Perspectives Theatre Company is: Melody Brooks Artistic Director
Catharine Guiher General Manager
C. Amanda Maud Associate Artistic Director
Celia Braxton Senior Dramaturg
Jordan Walker Office Assistant Resident Production Designer Meganne George
Resident Fight Director Ray Rodriguez Artist in Residence Merlina Rich Banana Boat Productions
Artistic Associates Jenny Greeman Mikaela Lynn Johnson Kerry Watterson
Board of DirectorsStephen Foreht Chair
Christine Souders Treasurer
Catharine Guiher Secretary
Melody Brooks Ellen Richard William Thomas
Banana Boat Productions in collaboration with
New Perspectives Theatre Company presents TRUTHS AND ACCOMMODATIONS Two Caribbean plays reflecting on the nature of Passion, Sadness, & Regret Directed by Merlina Rich NOVEMBER 7-16, 2014 Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday/Sunday matinee: 2:30pm New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street (@10th Avenue) Tickets: $18/$15 senior/student with ID; TDF accepted
Lifetime by Nigel D. Moffatt (Jamaica) Taking stock of the past is not all it's cracked up to be. In this Award-winning play, Archie, recently widowed, takes a hard look at married life.
Cinderella Syndrome by Zeno Obi Constance (Trinidad) What's better...part-time sadness or full-time madness? Domestic abuse drives Virginia into a re-imagined fairytale of temporary, but unsteady comfort.
Holiday Cookies are Back! All Donations Support WOMEN'S WORK including: The Women's Work LAB, Short Play Festival, and ON HER SHOULDERS Make a $25 donation to NPTC by December 8th and receive a complimentary gift box of our Famous Holiday Cookies!
DON'T MISS OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, December 14, 2013, 4:00 – 8:00pm Flats Community Room, 554 West 53rd St.
The Holiday Party is an NPTC tradition to say "Thank You" to all of our friends, supporters and artists, and a chance to chat and catch up with those we don't often get to spend time with.
This year, we again have a FULL BUFFET along with the regular Mulled Wine and other goodies. There's also a a great RAFFLE with the Drawing at the end of the night, but you don't have to be present to win!
AND DON'T FORGET! Make a $25 donation to NPTC by December 9th and receive a complimentary gift box of our Famous Holiday Cookies!