My experience with theater may not be vast but I can say with my limited knowledge that what is going on at the Denizen Theatre in New Paltz is electric. Since the spring ground breaking, the crew that envisioned this Black Box Theatre at the end of town, have shared their vision with the community. That's why it is so exciting that on October 11th we will get to see it all come together as they kickoff  their inaugural season with the regional premiere of play called Cal in Camo, written by William Francis Hoffman and directed by Stephen Nachamie. Cal in Camo explores the nature of the fractured family bonds and offers insight on how our past impacts our future.

The Denizen Theatre is a professional black box theatre that was conceived by Harry Lipstein (the theater's Producing Artistic Director). He had wanted to give back to the community of New Paltz and the Denizen was one of the ways he had envisioned. As the Designer / Owner of Water Street Market in New Paltz it was always his hope to add a theatre space to the market. This flexible 50 to 70 seat theater allows audiences to experience compelling actor-driven theater plays that focuses on emerging playwrights and powerful themes.

All photos credit DENIZEN Theatre. Poster by Denizen Theatre and Noel Carey.
All photos credit DENIZEN Theatre.
Poster by Denizen Theatre and Noel Carey.

Pictured above: Theatre Founders from right to left Harry Lipstein the Denizen's Producing Artistic Director; Ben Williamson and Brittany Proia the Denizen's Co-Artistic Directors

The cast of Cal in Camo is comprised of both local and traveling talent. Onstage CAST is Valerie Lynn Brett as Cal, Michael Siktberg as Tim, John Hartzell as Flynt and Craig Patrick Browne as the Bar Owner. On the Creative side there Harry Lipstein the Producing Artistic Director, Ben Williamson and Brittany Proia the Artistic Directors, Stephen Nachamie the Director, Deidre Works the Stage Manager, Liz Corey the Assistant Stage Manager, Sean Breault the Technical Director & Set Designer, Ryan E. Finzelber the Lighting Designer, Scott Stauffer the Sound Designer, Heather Carey  the Costume Designer, Kayleigh Marshall the Assistant Lighting Designer & Production Electrician and  Geoff Fryer theProduction Assistant.

Ticket are available for all the dates expect opening night - I have been told on good authority that performance is sold out. Ticket prices vary $24 for a single ticket, $15 for under 30 years of age, $5 with a valid Student ID. There is also available a $60 ticket for a three-show season subscription. Subscriptions and ticketing information available at or by calling the Box Office at (845) 303-4136 The Denizen is proud to be a paperless theater company. No printed tickets are required. Introduce yourself when you arrive in the lobby and they will check you in. Seating in the theatre is available 30 minutes prior to showtime. Open Seating for all productions. Wheelchair accessible. The Denizen Theatre is located on the upper parking lot of Water Street Market, 10 Main Street in New Paltz, NY. Parking is available at Water Street Market and the Municipal Parking Lot across the street.

Great Writing. Great Acting. Intimate Space. DENIZEN Theatre MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to explore what it means to be human with all its duality and complexity, by producing new works that provoke, challenge, and inspire often ignored conversations.


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