“Fair Winds and Winds of War” Live Performance + Q&A

"Fair Winds and Winds of War" Live Performance + Q&A

Photos by Christopher Bello/Theater for the New City

Enjoy a performance of the play “Fair Winds and Winds of War” at the Theater for New City and stay for a Q&A with the playwright/director, Barbara Kahn, and cast! 

  • See a live performance of a new play set between a pro-Nazi rally at MSG and the start of the 1939 World’s Fair
  • Discover how these real life NYC events inspired the story that unfolds onstage
  • Learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes in preparation for a live performance
  • Meet the creators and actors who bring the play to life and engage in a Q&A

About the event:

Fair Winds and Winds of War is framed by the February 2nd pro-Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden and the optimism of the April opening of the New York World’s Fair. An American-born woman believes she has lost her ‘favorite daughter’ position to her cousin, a refugee from newly-German-occupied Gdansk in Poland. Their personal conflict reflects the larger conflict in the U.S. between Americans and the Europeans looking for a safe haven. An African-American singer, facing the racism that forced her from her Southern hometown and later from the segregated Harlem venues, finds acceptance in 1930’s Greenwich Village and friendship with the Polish refugees. Two women, one a refugee, meet again in New York and rekindle the love for each other they discovered as teenagers in Poland. As Europe rushes to war, America anticipates the excitement of the New York World’s Fair.

Untapped New York Insiders are invited to enjoy the play at a discounted ticket price and stick around for a Q&A with the playwright and director Barbara Kahn!

Fair Winds and Winds of War will run March 7 through March 24th, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm Members of the general public can purchase tickets for $15 here!

About Barbara Kahn

Theater for the New City has been the primary New York City home for Barbara Kahn’s plays since 1994, with other productions in the U.S., France and Germany. She has directed in New York, Paris, and at the National Theatre in London. Among many awards: the Torch of Hope for Achievement in theatre, following past recipients Terrence McNally, August Wilson, A.R. Gurney and others; the joint Robert Chesley Playwriting Award/Wurlitzer Foundation Residency in Taos, NM; an Acker Award for her work in downtown theater; and the 2019 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award from the NY Independent Theater Foundation. Co-author with Jackie S. Freeman of lyrics to “Actions are the Music of the Free,” music by Jennifer Giering, performed at the United Nations. Member: The Dramatists Guild, SAG/AFTRA, Honor Roll! Advocacy Group for Women Playwrights over 40.

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