Theatre Five

The Team
T. Marc Newell – Producer
Reg E. Gaines – Artistic Director
Gabrielle Colón – Program Assistant
Reid Sullivan – Technical Director
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez / Somos Arte ( – Creative Director
Daniel DeMello/DDPR ( – Publicist
Gaspar Marquez – Photographer

DUAF 2024

The 2024 season of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), now in its 22nd season, features New York City premieres by two-time Tony winner Savion Glover, Tony nominee reg e gaines and new theatrical work by 16 of the best new and emerging playwrights from across the country. This season also celebrates the 30th Anniversary of James Earl Hardy's best-selling novel B-Boy Blues with a free humanities event with the author.

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Also playing:

B-BOY BLUES 30th Anniversary Celebration: Real Talk

From The Page to The Stage to The Screen: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of B-Boy Blues


DUAF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as 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.

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