CROSSWAYS FINDS THE COMMON HUMAN THREAD
Multiracial multiethnic voices yearning to be heard and seen
CROSSWAYS THEATRE aims to develop playwrights who reflect the diversity of our community. CROSSWAYS' programs and plays will be accessible to a wide range of audience members from teens to seniors. CROSSWAYS is committed to discovering playwrights who recount and reflect diverse experiences: whether comic, farcical or realistic, covering epic struggles, women’s liberation, on-the-job, veteran, trauma survival or facing the challenges of life.
CROSSWAYS THEATRE THE PLACE WHERE ALL CULTURES THRIVE
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EMPOWERMENT OF UNHEARD VOICES
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Crossways is a community theater with a vision, to open the community’s awareness of the diversity of New York. Crossways will be an intersection where people of different backgrounds, religions and races meet.
Where communities mingle
In 2018 Crossways staged readings included: Lyonel Laverde Hansen's Kill the Beast, Howard Pflanzer's GPS Play, Escape, Breakdown, Killer Car, Kathleen Potts' Miss Nowhere Diner and The Organizer by Lionelle Hamanaka.
In 2019, readings included Lyonel Laverde Hansen's Charles XII, the Carplay Series II, Howard Pflanzer's The Listener, The Biddy Contract by Ann Mary Mullane and scenes from The Rise Up by Lionelle Hamanaka.
Where communities celebrate
In 2018 and 2019, Crossways had staged readings during Women's Month at the Dramatists Guild loft on 41st Street including the following authors: Ann Mary Mullane, The Biddy Contract, Christina Wilson's Breast Confessions,Kathy Wilson's Out of the Rabbit Hole, Scenes from The Rise Up.
FAMILIES, SENIORS, STUDENTS, VETERANS, TRAUMA VICTIMS
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Due to Professor Kathleen Potts' and Jennifer Tuttle's work with immigrant students, an important montage of scenes enacting the plight of students from immigrant families was presented. In Declared Dead, written and directed by Howard Pflanzer, a man's identity has been stolen; Elizabeth Jennings, a play about an African American schoolteacher who desegregated the NYC streetcar system in 1854. Scenes from A New Place, a play about Military Sexual Trauma, was given a staged reading as well. A reading of What Your Name Is? by Nathaniel Johnson, an urban youth romantic comedy was received well. The Theme of Dislocations in society was the 2019 dramatic umbrella of Crossways.
REGULAR READINGS OF EXCITING DRAMAS
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WHO'S WHO AT CROSSWAYS THEATRE?
LYONEL (L. R.) LAVERDE-HANSEN
Who We Are
NATHANIEL BLAKE JOHNSON
ANN MARY MULLANE
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GREAT ACTING TALENT
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FROM THE EAST, WEST SOUTH AND NORTH
Our Actors will Surprise and Move you
LUIS BRANDON TORRES
Challenging, exciting drama
Crossways Theatre looks foward to seeing you at our Fall benefit. We expect many surprising performances then and later in the season. The theme for the coming season is: Disruptions. Crossways now offers Subscriber Benefits. Please visit our Facebook page as well or email us at: Crossways Theatre.org
CHARLES XII, ACTS I & II
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