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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Wednesday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Centennial Spotlight: A Drama in Time

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John Reed, author of The New School Century: A Drama in Time presents New School stories of collaboration, innovation, and experimentation from the past 100 years. With Robert Polito, founder of the New School’s MFA program. 

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John Reed

Associate Professor of Writing Across Media, Schools of Public Engagement
John Reed is the author of the novels A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press/Delta), The Whole (Simon & Schuster /Pocket/MTV Books), the SPD bestseller, Snowball's Chance (Roof Books/Melville House), All The World's A Grave: A New Play By William Shakespeare (Penguin Books/Plume), and... Read More →
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Robert Polito

Professor, Schools of Public Engagement
Robert Polito's most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Hollywood & God was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the top five poetry books of 2010. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Amphitheater - A404