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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Julio Torres

Comedian, BA Literary Studies '11
Julio Torres, is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador. Julio is an Emmy-nominated and WGA-winning writer for Saturday Night Live in his fourth season, and his work on SNL has received much acclaim from the New York Times, Vulture, Vanity Fair, and more. Julio has guest-starred on HBO’s High Maintenance, performed stand up on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has also both performed stand up and frequently appears as a correspondent on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. His first stand-up special premiered as a half hour on Comedy Central Standup Presents. In 2017 Julio headlined his first solo hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, My Favourite Shapes: By Julio Torres to rave reviews. Most recently he performed My Favorite Shapes at Just For Laughs in Montreal as well as at the Soho Theatre in London. My Favorite Shapes was most recently taped as an hour HBO comedy special, premiering in August 2019. Julio also stars in the new HBO series Los Espookys which he co-created with Fred Armisen and Ana Fabrega.