MANHATTAN REP'S WINTER ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

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Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

 

WINTER ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2013

Jan. 9 - Feb. 1, 2013 

This Winter, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 27 new plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of new work - MRT’s ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2011 with a $1000 cash prize for Best Play.  

Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com  Please reference show date and time and number of tickets desired.  An email confirmation will be returned within 48 hours.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Here is a list of MRT's Winter One Act Play Competition’s productions with performance dates:

 

SERIES 1   January 9 - 12 at 6:30 pm

INDIVISIBLE

by James Best

Calvin meets a girl so perfect for him he could have thought her up.

 

DO I KNOW YOU

by Phil Way

Using Facebook while drunk may result in a quirky stranger on your doorstep wanting to hang out, but it may also lead to a lesson on the importance of friendship.  

 

DOMAcile 

by Peter Dorogoff

A gay couple struggles with the ramifications of their brief marriage gone wrong which becomes a trigger of strong emotions, deep seated bigotry, and ulterior motives for the families involved.  A drama written and directed by Peter Dorogoff.

 

ALASKA IN THE SUMMERTIME

by Anna Fox

In Alaska, in the summertime, where the sun never sets, a truck driver makes his way across the open road, and the North Wind ice fishes, not sure of what to do in his off season. So when they separately encounter ethereal women in the forms of an opera singer, and a runaway teenager, both men begin to question the nature of reality and what it’s truly like to be alone.

 

QUICK BRIGHT THINGS IN CLIP IN TIES

by Colleen Scriven

Quick Bright Things In Clip On Ties, a comedy about one man's mission to pop the question and his friends' mission to protect him from the answer.

 

SERIES 2   January 9 - 12 at 9 pm

REVOLUTION

by Scott Decker

Unapologetic social commentary is nothing new for Scott Decker. "REVOLUTION" is no exception. Nothing is sacred in this blistering, innovative approach to stream of consciousness theatre. With a powerhouse eclectic cast and Decker's trademark venom, this revolution changes everything.

 

HARLAND WHITTAKER IS COMING TO GET YA!

by Debbie Workman

After a friendly game of racquetball, two best friends have a heart to heart talk about women, love and life in the locker room.

 

BLACK FRIDAY

by Matthew Klein

In BLACK FRIDAY, Hank and Darryl meet for coffee to discuss getting gifts for their Granddad's birthday. When the conversation turns dangerous, more than coffee might be spilt. 

 

A SERIOUS PERSON

by John Doble

A man meets a beautiful woman with outlandish opinions about everything under the sun, including evolution.

 

EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS

by Dre Davis

In EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS Natasha and Bobby have been together for a year. Natasha might want out. But first he'd have to untie her.

 

SERIES 3  Jan 16 - 19 at 6:30 pm

NUMB 

by Calliope Bardunias

An unlikely couple trying desperately to communicate with each other. Elizabeth is starving for an emotional connection, Tommy fears taking that risk. It all culminates with a confession that nobody sees coming.

 

OP

by Brian Kirchner

After a failed attempt at the perfect shot, a photographer and model grapple over the fleetingness of inspiration and creativity.

 

RONNIE'S CHARGER

by Lawrence Kessenich

In this short, poignant play, the hot new car a couple's son bought right out of high school becomes the focal point of their individual and shared memories of him.

 

PLAYING FOR KEEPS

by Matthew Nicholson

Are these two boys ready to stop playing games with each other and step into reality?

 

JUST A WORD.

by Michelle L. Antelo

JUST A WORD. is a play that asks the question: If you live a lie, can you die honestly? 

 

SERIES 4  Jan 16 - 19 at 9 pm

A MIDNIGHT CLEAR

by LB Hamilton

"A Midnight Clear" mix-up re-unites ex-lovers Luke and Paul: One now a victim of hate crime, the other now "straight" for Christ.

 

DSM #290.12

by Allison Lee Flom

DSM #290.12 is narrated from inside a psychiatric institution by a woman in the aftermath of a tragedy. It is about isolation, love, and loss in a society that is quick to push out those who are different.

 

THE HEROINE

by Mark Tjarks

A playwright has trouble creating a three dimensional female character to complement his Hero.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID

by Margot Perry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID is a murder mystery for the social media obsessed youth. When seven guests respond to an ad on Craigslist, they discover that they’re there for David’s gruesome birthday surprise.

 

SERIES 5   Jan. 23 - 26 at 6:30 pm

AND ONE FINE MORNING

by Nathan Hilgartner

AND ONE FINE MORNING erupts into a heated exchange about art and greatness between a waitress and a man who insists he's the reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

 

THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK

by Phoebe Roberts

In THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK, two stuffy, stiff-upper-lip-type British gentlemen try to have a genteel conversation in a parlor, despite the shenanigans of the howling specter of one of the men's late wife, who has recently taken up residence haunting the house.

 

DETENTION THERAPY

by Izze Gibson

A diverse group of students grieve a murdered classmate while serving detention.

 

I HATE NEW YEARS

by Helene Ellford

I Hate New Years, is a one-act comedy about relationships or the lack thereof. Centered around the holiday where everybody is supposed to celebrate closeness, this play examines alone togetherness in a city of strangers, so they think.  

 

SERIES 6   Jan. 23 - 26 at 9 pm

TICKET

by Michael Reisman

In TICKET, a fractured family reunites in a dusty convenience store over a lottery ticket. Is it a winner? Can it help them relive a past they never had? Are they doomed?

 

IN DARKNESS, OUR VOICES ECHO

by Albert Garcia

"I need to know what happens if things change."

 

A BROKEN LIVER AND A CATARACT

by The Kupperman Brothers

In a weirdly dystopian future where Shakespeare is banned and professional writers of all kinds are ostracized, two homeless brothers and former wordsmiths try to eek out a life after their only marketable skills have been rendered taboo. 

 

LOVE AND APOCALYPSE

by Mark Zdancewicz

Love and the Apocalypse answers the age old question. Should we spend our last twelve minutes on earth having sex or cuddling? 

 

SEMI-FINALS SUNDAY 1/13, 1/20, 1/21 at 7 pm

FINALS ROUND ONE  Wed 1/30 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm

THE FINAL SHOW DOWN   Friday 2/1 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm

For more information visit www.manhattanrep.com. 

Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com  Please reference show date and time and number of tickets desired.  An email confirmation will be returned within 48 hours.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Open:   01/09/13
Close:   02/01/13

Schedule:
WED - SUNDAY Various times
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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