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Open: / / - Close: Open Run Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), now heading into its 12th season, will bring playwrights from across the United States to New York City for three weeks of new theatre at HERE’s Mainstage, April 2 to 19, 2014. Seventeen of America’s best emerging writers and theatrical visionaries will share their stories that interpret our history and our times through live performances fusing theatre, dance, music, media and visual arts. A special addition to this year’s festival will be the U.S. premiere of Two of Us, DUTF’s international selection from Romania.

The full schedule is listed below:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:30pm
Toy Soldierz
by Javier Reyes (California)
Devon Johnson is gunned down while leaving his high school graduation party and wakes up in a coma state trapped between the afterlife and the still

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 07/17/14- Close: 08/04/14 Get Me A Guy
Get Me a Guy is a hilarious and poignant new full-length comedy about women who chase the wrong men who chase the wrong women, and what happens after they catch each other (or not).

Horse Trade Theater Group in association with Moonlight Theatre Productions (Kelley Girod, producer) will present Get Me a Guy (Best Play at the New York International Midtown Theater Festival as a 30-minute one-act; scene 16 won Outstanding Play Honorary Mention at the New York Short Play Festival as a 10-minute play), an award-winning new comedy by Israela Margalit (Gold Medal NY Film and TV Festival, Emmy Nomination) directed by John Clancy (2005 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction).

Venue:
Under St. Marks : 94 St. Mark's Place
Open: 12/15/13- Close: Open Run Handle With Care
 Handle With Care is the “utterly charming” new romantic comedy that tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance.

Is their inevitable love an accident?

Or destiny generations in the making?

Venue:
Westside Theatre : 407 West 43rd
Open: / / - Close: Open Run House Of Carte Blanc
An evening of seduction, servants and a machete.

Zemwerk is delighted to present a full-bodied evening with the ever-sparkling Madam Carte Blanc and all those who surround her. A trilogy of one-act plays, supported by two monologues, all written by Stella Maria Perry, take us into a strange and terrible world. Join us on March 8th at the Producers Club Theatres in New York City. The one-acts have all had their own premiers but have never before been performed together.

First on the menu is "Carte Blanc", featuring the talented Schuyler Mastain (Polonius in "HMLT") as Amador, Sarah Davie as Libby, and Kendra Slack as Madam. "Carte Blanc" will be directed by Deborah Mangrum-Price. "Carte Blanc" was first produced at the Cabrini Repertory Theater in 2014.

Venue:
Producers' Club Theaters : 358 West 44th Street
Open: 07/03/14- Close: Open Run The John Wayne Principle
A searing portrait of the insidious attractions of corporate life, "The John Wayne Principle" tells the story a cynical, anti-establishment trust-fund kid who is picked to succeed his father as CEO of a multinational corporation. Instead of turning down the post, as his ambitious, business-minded sister had expected, he decides to sign on for a year, sending the company's stock into a tailspin. His sister's attempts to undermine his tenure only serve to fuel his enthusiasm for the job, and, as their sibling rivalry takes on sexual-political overtones, one is left to wonder if this rebel riding rough-shod on the company wants to break or break in the system.
Venue:
Museum of Sex :
Open: 05/24/14- Close: Open Run The John Wayne Principle
A searing portrait of the insidious attractions of corporate life, "The John Wayne Principle" tells the story a cynical, anti-establishment trust-fund kid who is picked to succeed his father as CEO of a multinational corporation. Instead of turning down the post, as his ambitious, business-minded sister had expected, he decides to sign on for a year, sending the company's stock into a tailspin. His sister's attempts to undermine his tenure only serve to fuel his enthusiasm for the job, and, as their sibling rivalry takes on sexual-political overtones, one is left to wonder if this rebel riding rough-shod on the company wants to break or break in the system.
Venue:
Out by Ten at Spectrum NYC : 121 Ludlow St. (btwn Delancey {e_ad
Open: 07/31/14- Close: 08/23/14 Let's Play: A Midsummer Nights Dream
A Magical Game Of Love And Inspiration


Do you want to play a game?  Well Shakespeare's faeries and mystical creatures are upset because last year The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company produced a certain Scottish play by their magic master… To make up for this, they are magically forcing four of our actors to play a chaotic game where they must perform the roles of the Four Lovers and the Rude Mechanicals from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”!  It will be a night of theatrical chaos full of music, laughter and dance!  Come have fun as an audience of magical creature’s plays with a group of foolish mortal performers!  Please join The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company as we lovingly tear apart this timeless classic searching for romantic love while also trying to appease all things magical!

Venue:
The Gene Frankel Theatre : 24 Bond Street
Open: 07/16/14- Close: 08/03/14 North To Maine: A Journey On The Appalachian Trail
Inspired by the playwrights own personal experiences while walking the full length of the Appalachian Trail, North To Maine is the first play ever written about this treasure of the American landscape and the thru-hikers who attempt to walk every one of its estimated 2,180 miles within a single season. The story follows five such thru-hikers as they travel north. Adam, a recent college graduate searching for purpose is joined by Kevin, a sagely former marine and Vietnam veteran; “Creature Man,” a young and judgmental entrepreneur who has lost his business (and maybe some of his mind); “Juice-Box,” a young schoolteacher who is one of the few women on the trail; and “Rock-Stabber,” a former marine/gear tester/jazz singer who has the unfortunate (and annoying) habit of constantly singing, especially late into the

Venue:
American Theatre Of Actors : 314 West 54th Street
Open: 07/10/14- Close: 08/09/14 Picture Ourselves In Latvia
PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA, a world-premiere by Ross Howard, is a contemporary comedy on contemporary England. Desires are suppressed and aspirations muddled for both the staff and patients of a psychiatric ward. Rank and rule clash with what the heart and mind want in this environment of division and distraction.

Produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Access Theater, the production features the acting talents of Dana Benningfield*, Gregory James Cohan, Christopher Daftsios*, Andy Nogasky*, Amy Lee Pearsall*, and Christian Ryan*.

Set Design by Oliver Sohngen
Costume Design by Samantha Lind
Lighting Design by Michael O'Connor
Sound Design by Kyle C. Norris
Production Stage Management by Juni Li

Associate Director: Abby Wylan
Assistant Director/ASM: Nick Walsh
ASM/Technical Assistant: Scott Pulvirent
Casting Director: Alex

Venue:
Access Theater : 380 Broadway, 4th Floor
Open: 06/16/04- Close: 12/31/20 Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism And Magic Show
Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on a interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Magician and Mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006.  The show has proudly been awarded the world record as the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show.

The show is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for children under 7 years of age.

 

PRESS CLIPS:

"Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!"
- New York Post

Venue:
Theatre 80 : 80 St. Marks Place
Open: 08/01/14- Close: 08/24/14 The Law Of Return
Inspired by the events surrounding the polarizing Jay Pollard espionage case, Martin Blank’s original spy thriller The Law of Return depicts the actions of a notorious intelligence analyst abusing his level of access and threatening U.S. national security-or is he?

Whether driven by ideology or personal gain, Pollard, a United States Naval Intelligence analyst based in Suitland, Maryland, removes thousands of classified documents and turns them over to Israel. Once found out by the United States, Pollard leads police on a wild chase through D.C., desperately hoping to get to the Embassy of Israel and seek asylum.

On April 3, 2014 Jay Pollard was the number one trending topic on The New York Times website. President Obama is currently considering pardoning Pollard as part of a hotly debated Middle East peace deal.

Venue:
4th Street Theatre : 83 East 4th Street
Open: 07/13/14- Close: 07/27/14 The Magic Zoo
IRTE Continues its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with
The Magic Zoo at The Producers Club
 
NEW YORK, NY, IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows with The Magic Zoo. Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!

The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep.

Venue:
The Producers Club : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 02/07/14- Close: Open Run Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical
 

Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical is an off Broadway musical comedy inspired by the true story of a Broadway producer's wife who was jilted by her husband after decades of marriage.  Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, she turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together, sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self discovery. 

 

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street