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DOWNTOWNURBAN

ARTSFESTIVAL

JUNE 2025

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"one of the world's best festivals for new works"

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BY THE NUMBERS

Years of Theater

22

221

Playwrights Produced

Plays

Produced

310

A.B. Lugo Adam Esquenazi Douglas Adam Seidel Afrika Brown Aileen Cho Aileen Reyes Alan “Rock” Wilk Alano Baez Alba Sanchez Alethea Harnish Alexander Perez Alisa Zhulina Allison Whittenberg Alyssa Krompier Amira Mustapha Ana Pepine Andre’ Jermaine Ford Andrina Smith Angela Kariotis Anghus Houvouras Anna Governali Annie Brown Anselmo Coy Martinez Antionette Ellis-Williams Arelia Johnson Augusto Federico Amador Azure D. Osborne-Lee Baindu Dafina Kalokoh Barbara Kahn Bob Ost Brandice Peltier Brinae Ali Bryan-Keyth Wilson Camilo Almonacid Carl Hancock Rux Carlos Andrés Gómez Cesi Davidson Chandra Thomas Charles Curtis Cheril N. Clarke Chima Chikazunga Chip Bolcik Christin Eve Cato Christina Quintana Claire Tran Claudia Alick Clyve Lagerquist Craig MuMs Grant​ Cris Eli Blak Cyd Charisse Fulton D. L. Siegel Dan Heching Dana Tarantino Daniel Damiano Daphy Maman Darian Dauchan David Beardsley David Lawson Dean Preston Desi Moreno-Penson Desmond Hall Dina Laura Dominic Colon Dominique Miller Dominique Morisseau Ebony Washington Edwin Rivera-Arias Ella Turenne Elle Emma Denson Emma McFarland Emma Terese Eric-Dominique Perez Fabio Costaprado Francisco Roque Gian DiDonna Gina Femia Gustav Gauntlett Helena D. Lewis​ Herb Donaldson Hershell Norwood Ian Gonzalez Phillips Imani Henry Imran Javaid Indio Melendez Irene Hernandez Isa Guzman Ismail Azeem J. E. Robinson J. Lois Diamond Jai Chun Jamal Williams James Bosley James Earl Hardy James Gillard Jane Lippman Janis Astor del Valle Jason Tseng Javier Reyes Jeff Tabnick Jeffrey Colt Jennifer Cendana Armas Jerome Augustus Parker Jesse Cameron Alick Jessica Care Moore Jiyoung Kim Jo Shui Joe Gulla Joel Johnson John Foster Josh Drimmer Joy Juan Ramirez, Jr. Julia Steele Allen Julian Sky Julio Cardenas Justice Hehir Kacie Devaney Karen Anzoategui Karen Ludwig Kash Goins Kate Bell Kate McCamy Kati Looney Keelay Gipson Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Kerri-Ann McCalla Kim Yaged Kin Tommy Chan LaDarrion Williams Laurence Holder Lavinia Roberts Lawrence Dial Ledia Xhoga Leslie Buttaflysoul Taylor Lina Sarrello Liza Jessie Peterson Lucy Wang Maarten van Hinte Malique Guinn Marcus Harmon Marcus Scott Mario Bosquez Mario Golden Marita A. McKee Marsha Sheiness Martyna Majok Mary E. Weems Matthew Osceola Webster Matthew Widman Mayda del Valle Mel Nieves Melissa Fendell Melissa Rose Michael Hagins Michael R. Ramirez Michele Cuomo Micia Mosely Mila Golubov Mina Radhakrishnan  Ming Peiffer Nadine Graham Nako Adodoadji Nancy Fales Garrett Nelson Diaz-Marcano Nia Witherspoon Nikolai Mishler Pamela Sneed Patricia Belizario Patricia Ione Lloyd Paul Cosma Cimpoieru Paul S. Flores Porsha Olayiwola Reg E. Gaines Regio Cabico Riccardo Costa Rollin Jewett Roman Feeser Roxie Perkins Royal Shiree​ Ruben Carbajal Ruoxin Xu S. Ann Johnson Sam Sommer Sarah Congress Sergia Perez Sheldon Shaw Shonali Bhowmik Shyla Idris Stacy Osei-Kuffour Stephen Cedars Subrina Moorley Sujin Kim Summer Dawn Hortillosa Susan Justiniano Susan H. Pak Susannah Nolan Taj Rauch Tanya Perez The Nomad Junkie Tish Benson Tom Block Tom Coash Tommy Jamerson Una Aya Osato Vanessa Hidary Victoria Moy William Fowkes Willie the Genius Yolanda Wilkinson Zoe Howard

2024 SEASON

2024 season will feature NYC premieres by two-time Tony winner Savion Glover, Tony nominee reg e gaines and some of the best new and emerging playwrights from across the country.  In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of James Earl Hardy's best-selling novel B-Boy Blues, which was first adapted for the stage at DUAF 2013, we will present Real Talk, a free humanities event with the author.

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

DUAF is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and as part of the Coalition Theaters of Color, a New York City Council initiative to support the operations and programming of theaters and cultural organizations primarily in communities of color. DUAF is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Our Theater program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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