New Theater: Selected Plays 2013-2015

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New Theater: Selected Plays 2013-2015
Paperback, spiral bound. Published by Whitney Museum. 185 pages.
New Theater’s debut in the United States in 2015 transported their highly local ethos to the Whitney’s theater. The shift in locale served as a moment of reflection upon past productions and included several performances of a new version of their play Apartment (Mother Courage), this publication of a limited-edition book of the group’s selected plays, and performances in the public spaces of the Museum.

New Theater: Selected Plays 2013–2015 was organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Associate Curator and Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, with Greta Hartenstein, Curatorial Assistant and Emily Sufrin, Curatorial Assistant. Eight plays are included in this publication.

Established in 2013 by American artists Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, New Theater has mounted plays within a converted storefront in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood for the past several years. Borrowing heavily from the ethos of community theater, New Theater encompasses the social, economic, and pragmatic realities of establishing a theater house that is built fundamentally on collaborations—inviting other artists, writers, and musicians to contribute to the scripts, sets, props, soundtracks, and as performers. As their principal audience has been an English-speaking artistic community in Berlin, they embody the city’s climate at the crossroads of the international art world, engaging collaborators in New York City, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.

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Paperback, spiral bound. Published by Whitney Museum. 185 pages.