The New American Theatre Company NY is driven to expand the scope of the current American narrative by developing and producing non-traditional theatre that is unapologetic, evolutionary and inclusive. Inclusivity means themes, staging, casting and storytelling that engage with those that are different and unfamiliar to us. We challenge ourselves to invite them to our table, to build something new.
The NATCNY believes that theatre stands at the crossroads of community, culture and history. We are creating a space beyond the proscenium where artist and audience can spark new dialogue, make innovative work and be a part of the force that changes the conversation, both in our theatre and the community at large.
We start our evening with a pre-show cocktail hour, where we invite our audience to bring their best dish or dessert to share with the community as we engage the central event ... THE PLAY, after which we enjoy a stimulating community chat discussing the play and its relevance to the culture and times in which we live, followed by an extended time of live music, dancing and cocktails. It is theatre as a social and cultural event where you may come in as a stranger and leave with a new network of friends and collaborators! So make your plans now to join us and we promise to make it an evening you won't soon forget!
See you at the theatre!
Artistic Director & Founder of The New American Theatre Company
DeMone is excited to be working with such a fun and talented crew! Broadway, National and International credits include:
Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Rent, J.C. Superstar, Side Show, Once on this Island, Crowns, Drowning Crow, The Best of Both Worlds, Grand Hotel, The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', Songs for a New World, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Black Nativity, Balls the Musical, and The City Club.
Film/T.V. include: The Invevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, The Women of Brewster Place, California Dreams, In the Eyes of God and Bad Street.
As a director, DeMone's credits range from the classical canon to the contemporary musical theatre, with a particular fondness for new works. DeMone has served as artistic director of The Lamont Zeno Theatre, UrbanTheatre Company and The All Stars Project in Chicago, and The American Theatre of Harlem in NYC. Awards and recognitions include two Regional Emmy Awards, a Joseph Jefferson Award (JEFF), two Black Theatre Alliance Nominations and an Audelco Award Nomination. DeMone is a proud AEA member!
Daralyn is an actor, vocalist and writer who has performed in New York and regional theater, film, commercials and voiceovers. Select credits include Titania and Helena in separate productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mother in Sister, Mother, Daughter, Wife (The Players), Helen Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird (Hartford Stage), Witch in Macbeth (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Loretta in the award-winning short film Tobacco Burn and LaToya Mitchell in the feature film Finding Her. She regularly performs with her jazz ensemble and is also a vocal arranger and guest vocalist for pop, rock and hip-hop artists.
Daralyn is a storyteller on a mission to touch the heart, move the spirit and leave this earth having somehow made it better. Daralyn.com
Washington, DC native Candice Gordon has studied acting and dance at reputed institutions in DC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York, and is a well-rounded performer with excellent vocal, physical and emotional stamina.
Candice has performed leading roles on stage and appeared in popular television shows such as Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent and has been cast in various independent films and commercial promos. After a break from theater, she is happy to be a member of The NATCNY. Learn more about Candice at candicegordon.com
Andrew is proud to be a member of this elite group of theatre artists. He was most recently seen at the NATCNY in Split Second. He is an artistic associate at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ where his credits include: A Year with Frog and Toad, 12fth Night, Core Values, and Long Gone Daddy. He recently played Spike in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and just wrapped up a national tour of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Musical as Ian Hawke, the villain. NY credits include: Dex!: A Killer Musical (NYFringe), O Walter, My Walter (COW Theatre), 54: The Musical (Emerging Artists Theatre), and Romeo and Juliet (Columbia Stages). He is an actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and a proud Colorado native. Training: BFA University of Miami. To read pretty much the same thing in a slightly different font, visit andrewnbaldwin.com.
Daaimah Mubashshir is a New York City playwright, whose work has been seen at Jack, Fire This Time Festival, Manhattan Reportory Theatre, The Play Rise Festival and a number of theatres in Chicago. Full-length plays include Rum for Sale and Night of Power and Clay. Other theatre work includes Associate Curator of the Bushwick Starr Reading Series, Playwright in Residence at The New American Theatre NY, Associate Director: Generations (Soho Rep) and Invisible Hand (NYTW). Current projects include Everyday Afro Play and Hotel Harare. L:earn more at daaimahmubashshir.com
Patricia Janvier is an actor and writer. Some of her works include Cherry Orchard, Talk to me like the Rain and Kinyarwanda. She is the founder of Ayiti Cherie Healing Project (ayitihealing.org). She studied and trained at Loyola University and University of Oxford. IMDB
Leonard Douglas Thomas, affectionately known as “Lenny,” is an American actor born and raised in New York City. Molded by the Meisner technique under the tutelage of James Brill, Lenny is a lover of overcoming adversity and creative challenges. Recent credits: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (The Chain Theatre), No Place to Be Somebody (Shetler Theatre 54), What's in a Name? (The Chain Theatre) and A Wolf Like Me (Neighborhood Playhouse). LennyThomas.net
Jarett Smithwrick returns to acting with his membership in The NATCNY and the role of Rusty in Split Second.
He is an award-winning screenwriter (“Looking for An Echo”) and is currently studying at Larry Singer Studios.
Alison Mahoney is thrilled to be working with The NATCNY. Credits Include: Anna in The King & I and Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music at Theatre by the Sea. The First National Tour of Evita, Avery Fisher Hall: Ragtime: Fifteenth Anniversary Concert (PBS), SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert (PBS) Off Broadway: The Public Theater: CHURCH Lincoln Center: Dream of Love NYMF: Hot and Sweet Musicals Tonight!: Jubilee REGIONAL: Baltimore Center Stage: A Little Night Music Paper Mill Playhouse: Ragtime, The Sound of Music, West Side Story. Other favorites: She Loves Me (Amalia), Camelot (Guenevere), Anything Goes (Hope). She has performed as a soloist in Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, The Esplanade in Boston, and for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome. Alison can be seen as the spokesperson for LittleThings.com. As The Singing Baker she has been seen on The Food Network Show Sweet Genius, The Steve Harvey Show, Vice, Great Day SA, OnStage Across America and CBS from the Couch. www.alisonmahoney.com