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

Crossways Welcomes the World

 

EMPOWERMENT OF UNHEARD VOICES

Be the first to discover new talent

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.

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READINGS

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.

FESTIVALS

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

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FAMILIES, SENIORS, STUDENTS, VETERANS, TRAUMA VICTIMS

Find a welcome gathering place to talk

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.

 
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REGULAR READINGS OF EXCITING DRAMAS

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SOME PLAYWRIGHTS FROM CROSSWAYS

Keep in touch with Crossways Theatre and let us know how you feel after coming to a staged reading or benefit.

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WHO'S WHO AT CROSSWAYS THEATRE?

Creative Associates

HOWARD PFLANZER

Playwright

KATHLEEN POTTS

Playwright

LYONEL (L. R.) LAVERDE-HANSEN

Playwright

 

TEAM

Who We Are

NATHANIEL BLAKE JOHNSON

Playwright

JENNIFER TUTTLE

Director

 

Playwright

LIONELLE HAMANAKA

Playwright

ANN MARY MULLANE

 

ACTORS

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BRENDAN ROTHMAN-HICKS

Actor

BETH GRIFFITH

Actress

KAREN LEE

Actress

 

GREAT ACTING TALENT

Crossways Members

GEOFFREY LEE

Actor/Musician

ELLIOTT CEASER

Actor

SELEAR DUKE

Actress

 

DISCOVER THE ACTING TALENT AT CROSSWAYS

AARON TABACKMAN

Actor/Comedian

ETERNANDA FUDGE

Actress

CHRISTINE PENNEY

Actress/writer

 

FROM THE EAST, WEST SOUTH AND NORTH

Our Actors will Surprise and Move you

WILLIAM KOZY

Actor

KIMBERLY FLORES

Actress

LUIS BRANDON TORRES

Actor

 
 

CROSSWAYS THEATRE

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

Reading at Crossways Theatre

ELIZABETH JENNINGS

Crossways Theatre reading

 

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