Coming in June! to Theater for the New City

In "The Beekeeper's Daughter" a Muslim refugee woman is embraced by an eccentric American family

"The writing has a kind of fearlessness to it. It’s like a classic.”
—Ruth Maleczech, Founder and Artistic Director, Mabou Mines

“A play about the poignant transformation of humankind which brings to the stage an imaginative landscape in which one feels reborn.”
—Naum Panovski, director, critic, professor, former Yugoslavia

“It is a witty, passionate piece...a deep, subtle, rich journey confronting the audience with horrors while celebrating unforeseen possibilities for human goodness.”
—Sue Gough, The Bulletin, Brisbane, Australia

TTC presents our first revival of our first production: "The Beekeeper's Daughter" written by Karen Malpede for George Bartenieff and the late Lee Nagrin (the 3 co-founders) in 1995, in a new production, directed by Malpede, starring Bartenieff as the poet Robert Blaze and Najla Said (TTC's "Prophecy) as his daughter, Rachel and Jenny Leona as the refugee, Admira Ismic.

June 2-27, 2016, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., NY, NY

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Went to Paris!


This is an international collaboration with Cei de Facto, Switzerland; Bilingual Acting Workshop & Fondation des Etats-Unis. Funding for Paris provided by: The Rockefeller Bros. Fund; Henning and Julia Hoesch; The Prospect Hill Foundation, Craig Richardson and Sarah Beinecke Richardson; and TTC's Producing Partners, that is, You. With the hope that we might bring this important play home from Paris.


Extreme Whether ("brave and pioneering", "laced with darkness and humor" Andrew Revkin, NYTimes) had a sold-out premiere at Theater for the New City in October. Each performance was followed by a talk back (Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Jennifer Francis, Dr. Dale Jamieson, Dr. Ana Baptista and many others). Andy Revkin described the play as about the American family in our current debate. Jim Hansen said "the love of nature" the play evokes is its most important part and the "documentaries are boring, but this play really moves people." Jennifer Francis says "it is just a most impressive play. It was wonderful as a reading. It is even more wonderful now."

Click here to view more of Andrew Revkin's article

Read about our outstanding collection of comments and reviews.

Telling the Truth One Play at a Time


Our last decade of plays remain newsworthy: Prophecy, 2006-2010 (Berlin, London, New York) about the cost of our wars to veterans and civilians; Another Life, 2011-2013 (Kosovo, Gerald W. Lynch, Irondale, Theater for the New City, NYC; London) the only American play to tell the truth about the U.S. Torture program; and Extreme Whether, 2013-onward, our family drama about Climate Change which needs to be more widely seen. We work on minuscule budgets to deliver productions of the highest quality.


Theater Three Collaborative, founded in 1995, creates, develops and produces new poetic-language, character-driven plays on pressing social issues. 

We surround our plays with Festivals of Conscience, talks and talk-backs by experts in the field the play addresses.

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