Fall is for Festivaling: Theatre Festivals.

Theatre Village Festival

$10 student tickets

The 2013 Inaugural Theatre Village Festival: Rattlestick's annual festival will presents a series of new plays in several prominent West Village theaters, based around one playwright or common theme.

For 2013, the festival presents The Hill Town Plays, a cycle of five plays by Lucy Thurber: ScarcityAshvilleWhere We're BornKillers and Other FamilyStay

Each play investigates a pivotal stage of the main character's life, spanning from a childhood in rural Western Massachusetts, through college and coming to terms with her sexual identity, and onto adulthood as a successful author. The cycle is an examination of the culture of poverty in America; how we are always a part of where we come from, and yet our future is determined by who we choose to be. We all come with these stories we've created; urban or rural, we have narratives we construct as a means of survival. Often they keep us from allowing others to know us, to touch the parts of ourselves we kept secret in order to remain whole. The Hill Town Plays examine how, in order to overcome the past, we have to accept the fact that it takes courage to live in the present. 

Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival

#FREE Fridays-Sundays: Sept. 20-22 & Sept. 27-29

Communal Spaces presents A Garden Play Festival features five short plays inspired by and performed in Lower East Side Community Gardens. Think pubcrawl, but with theatre rather than booze.

11:00am – Tim and Tuna in Town. Written by Josh Gulotta, Directed by Jaki Bradley Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton and Attorney Streets (no performance on Sept. 14)

12:30pm – Extinguish Yourself Written by Angela Santillo, Directed by Michael Padden Miracle Garden on East 3rd Street btw Aves A and B

3:00pm – Yield! Written by Will Arbery, Directed by Stella Powell-Jones All People’s Garden on East 3rd btw Aves C and D

4:00pm – CO . OP Written by Patrick Shaw, Directed by Lillian Meredith Parque de Tranquilidad on East 4th btw Aves C and D

6:00pm – Limoncello Limoncello. Written by Alexandra Bassett, Directed by Lillian Meredith Green Oasis Garden on East 8th btw Aves C and D 

BEAT: Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theatre

#FREE to $20 #tickets

BEAT Festival: Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theatre (BEAT) presents its second annual festival, featuring: Ping Chong + Co., Odyssey Works,  LeeSaar The Company, and more. [/section]

BAM Next Wave

$10 #studentrush Sept. 17 - Dec. 22

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents the 31st season of their signature fall festival, the 2013 Next Wave Festival, featuring a dynamic collection of work by emerging artists in theater, dance, music, opera and more!

Fall for Dance

$15 #tickets Sept. 25 - Oct. 5

New York City Center celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival. The season features dances by 20 acclaimed companies.