Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

TTFT @ PERFORMETERIA

Join TFTT and other cutting edge Off-Off Broadway theater and dance companies at PERFOMETERIA, TDF's first ever immersive theater festival. This two-night event is co-presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center.  Sample 10-minute performances throughout the night and your timed ticket entitles you to new shows staring every fifteen-minutes until closing.  PEFORMETERIA will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center at 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th St. 

 

Dates: March 20 and March 24

Times: Four staggered entry times per night: 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm


Tickets are $9 each and may be purchased here: 

https://www.tdf.org/nyc/157/Performeteria#tickets

Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

TTFT @ PERFORMETERIA

Join TFTT and other cutting edge Off-Off Broadway theater and dance companies at PERFOMETERIA, TDF's first ever immersive theater festival. This two-night event is co-presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center.  Sample 10-minute performances throughout the night and your timed ticket entitles you to new shows staring every fifteen-minutes until closing.  PEFORMETERIA will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center at 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th St. 

 

Dates: March 20 and March 24

Times: Four staggered entry times per night: 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm


Tickets are $9 each and may be purchased here: 

https://www.tdf.org/nyc/157/Performeteria#tickets

Feb
5
5:00 pm17:00

10 Minute Play Fest

  • The Kraine

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Fest

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Feb
2
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: Producer Night

  • The Kraine Theater

TFTT producers, including Executive Producer Kelley Girod and Producing Artistic Director Kevin R. Free, step out from behind the stage to present excerpts from their latest projects.

Feb
1
7:30 pm19:30

On Screen: Webseries & Short Film Night

  • The Kraine Theater

Artists from TFTT community share their webseries and short films including works by Kevin R. Free, Alex Ubokudom, Melissa Mickens, Larry Powell, Derek McPhatter, Eric Lockley, Rod Gailes OBC, Yusef Miller and more!

 

Jan
31
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: A Slow Boil by Tanya Everett

  • The Kraine Theater

In A Slow Boil, generations of traditional family bonds are destroyed, forcing all to confront the ugly realities of race, obligation and loyalty. As they break out of their shells, our characters face the question: how do you choose between home and the pursuit of happiness?

A Full length play reading Tanya Everett

Directed by TJ Weaver

Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: reluctant to burn by Korde Tuttle

  • The Kraine Theater

EDDIE and AJ have both erected walls. After moving-in together, the need to protect themselves is intensified when their newfound lack of space -- and its effect on their sex life -- becomes unbearable. As a result of visiting EDDIE’s once-estranged father at a vintage bowling alley, in North Carolina, the couple is forced to confront their relationship to their bodies, and their parents’ bodies. What they find allows them to profoundly connect in ways they never could’ve anticipated. 


A Full length play reading by Korde Tuttle
Directed by Victor Cervantes, Jr.

Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Performance: New York Madness

  • The Kraine Theater

New York Madness, now in residence at The Kraine Theater, will present a readings of new 10 minute plays by emerging playwrights in conjunction with The Fire This Time Festival.

Jan
28
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Jan
27
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: Sister To Sister

  • The Kraine Theater

Reading: Kia and Kara Lee Corthron, sisters who are both acclaimed playwrights, read from their debut novels “The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter,” and “The Truth of Right Now.”  A moderated talkback follows.

Moderated by Elena Araoz

 

Jan
25
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: CRH- A DInner Party Play by Keelay Gipson

  • The Kraine Theater

A millennial couple, newly parents, invite their friends over for a dinner party to get back into the swing of their social lives. A meditation on what it means to be a partner, a parent and approaching thirty, this deliciously decadent, dark comedy may give you a case of indigestion. And will have you questioning, long after it's finished, what it means to be a member of The Mooching Class in the Age of Trump, technology, and student loans.

A Full Length Play Reading by Keelay Gipson

Directed by TJ Weaver

Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

Open Mic Night

  • The Kraine Theater

The Fire This Time Open Mic is here to stay! Join Najah Imani Muhammad for a night of fantastic talent. 6:30pm sign up, Mic is on fire at 7pm!

Jan
23
7:30 pm19:30

Reading: The White Dress by Roger Q. Mason

  • The Kraine Theater

Jonathan kisses girls, wears dresses, and brings shame to his family. Inspired by the Stations of the Cross, The White Dress examines a life lived outside of the binary.

A full length play reading by Roger Q. Mason
Directed by Sam Szabo

Jan
22
7:30 pm19:30

Solo Show Excerpts

  • The Kraine Theater

Five multidisciplinary artists will be presenting excerpts from their new solo show projects including Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Mike Wiley, Roger Q. Mason, Kareem M. Lucas.

Jan
22
2:00 pm14:00

Writer's Group Presentation

  • The Kraine Theater

Edgar Chisholm, Khalil Kain, Liz Morgan, Christine Jean Chambers and Shawn Nabors will present excerpts from their works in progress developed during the second cycle of TFTT’s Writers Group.  

Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Jan
21
3:00 pm15:00

In-Action Workshop: I Hate Your Work II

  • The Kraine Theater

POSTPONED. This event will be rescheduled TBD

This workshop puts the topics and strategies discussed during the kick off panel into action. Participants will be invited to observe a condensed version of Fieldwork -- The Field’s core program that offers artists a forum to share works in development and exchange critical, non critical, non-directorial, peer-to-peer feedback -- and reflect on how this model disrupts biased thinking or assumptions that are made during the course of critiquing artistic work.

Jan
20
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

10 Minute Play Festival

  • The Kraine Theater

Directed by Cezar Williams

Stiletto Envy by Eliana Pipes

Childhood friends Shaun and Melanie are on the cusp of adulthood, but when a secret lesson takes an unexpected turn, Melanie is forced to reconcile the fact that her upbringing might be at odds with her heart.

 

Love and Happiness: Ada’s Story by Fredrica Bailey

Set in 1939 against the vibrant, vivacious backdrop of juke joints and jazzy blues, this play centers on a middle aged black woman in love with a much younger man. With a secret to tell and a decision to make she grapples with age, love, and the realities of life.

 

SWITCH! by Karen Chilton

When two estranged friends, both prominent psychiatrists, meet unexpectedly in a therapy session, they are forced to face the guilt and sadness surrounding a mutual friend’s recent suicide, as well as the uncomfortable complexities of their own relationship.

 

Detained by Shamar S. White

A young Black female soldier conducting a cordon search in Afghanistan encounters a young Afghan female detainee who makes her question who she is underneath the uniform, and forever changes the soldier’s life.

 

Waiting For Virginia Wolfe by Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Two black married couples, while waiting for a fifth guest to arrive, clash over class and cultural karma. This may be the one black dinner party where shipped in collard greens from Neiman Marcus are served!

 

Ain’t No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper

A small church holds an earth shattering funeral on the election night of America’s first black president.

 

The Fucking World and Everything In It by C.A. Johnson

A Black man stands inside a jail cell, while a white cop gazes at him from the other side.  Both men have a request: one to be un-cuffed, the other to understand his captive’s motives. As tensions mount and their pleas grow more desperate, they must face the inevitability of what comes next and how it is inextricably tied to history.

 

 

Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

Reading: You Mine by Nia Witherspoon

  • The Kraine Theater

Set during a water crisis in the final year of Trump’s second term as president, Sayida, a black caregiver accused of murdering a white Alzheimer’s patient is thrust between the nursing home, a South Carolina plantation, and the Haitian Revolution, as she struggles to keep her child alive and her partner out of the custody of the state.

A Full length play reading written and directed by Nia Witherspoon.

Jan
16
7:30 pm19:30

Panel Discussion: I Hate Your Work

  • Downtown Art

Moderated by Shawn Rene Graham

The Fire This Time Festival, and The Field are collaborating on a panel discussion co-hosted by Downtown Art, and workshop to examine the unconscious bias we all bring to judging artist’s work. Join Shawn Rene Graham, Artist Service Manager at The Field, and a group of highly experienced artists, facilitators and gatekeepers in a dynamic panel discussion as they share experiences and strategies to disrupt bias and to support diversity and engagement. The panel discussion will be held at Downtown Arts at 70 E. 4th St. The Workshop portion will be held on January 21st at The Kraine Theatre 85 E 4th. St.