ZACHARY BRIDDLING, WHO WAS AWFULLY MIDDLING

Genre: Kids
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and Directed by Emelie Fitzgibbon

Zachary Briddling is awfully middling – until he realizes that is only for ‘here’, for the place where he lives. So he sets off in search of places where he doesn’t live – places where he is the oddest thing imaginable!


About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences

Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning New Plays for Young Audiences has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and interntaional recognition, publication and production.

Open:   06/09/12
Close:   06/10/12

Schedule:
Saturday, June 9th, at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, June 10th, at 3pm, an audience discussion with the playwright, director, and actors will follow the performance
Theater:   Provincetown Playhouse
Address:   133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: NYU Ticket Central at 212-352-3101
 

Emelie FitzGibbon (Director) founder and Artistic Director of Graffiti Educational Theatre Company, Cork, Ireland produces four substantial theatre tours per year (Primary, Post-Primary, Irish Language Primary and Early Learning), and supervises two established local Youth Theatre Companies as well as an Outreach Program.  Her youth theatre productions have not only toured throughout Ireland and England, but also extensively on the continent: France, Sweden, Austria, and Switzerland.  Moreover, Emelie has facilitated Educational Drama workshops throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Australia, Korea, and the United States.  She has worked extensively with NYU's Program in Educational Theatre - Study Abroad in London 1990 to 1998 and as Director of the Program's Irish Center from 2000 to 2004.  Her numerous publications (reviews and articles) are well known in both the English speaking world and Asian countries (China, Korea, Hong Kong) in translation. 

Finegan Kruckemeyer (Playwright) has had 51 commissioned plays performed on five continents, and was an inaugural recipient of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. 

This year 20 works (including nine premieres) will play worldwide, with seasons in Argentina, Australia (ten works in six states, with two at the Sydney Opera House and three at the Melbourne Arts Centre), China, England (three national tours), Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland – and the United States, at invited programmes New Visions New Voices (JFK Center for the Arts, Washington), New Plays for Young Audiences (New York University), and the IPAY American Showcase (his fourth consecutive IPAY work).

Finegan and his work have received the inaugural 2011 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, 2010 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, 2010 Best New Work Ruby Award, 2009 Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Children’s Play in Australia, 2009 Mystate Young Tasmanian Artist Award, 2009 Ruby Award For Innovation, 2008 Best Children’s Theatre Playwright Oscart, 2007 Best Playwright Oscart, 2006 Jill Blewett Playwrights Award, and 2002 Colin Thiele Scholarship.

Finegan has spoken at conferences/festivals in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Scotland, Sweden, the UK and the US, with his paper The Taboo of Sadness published. He was selected as one of 21 worldwide for the ASSITEJ Next Generation (international group of young leaders in children’s theatre), and sits on Arts Tasmania’s Assistance to Individuals Panel, and Write Local, Play Global’s (an international TYA network) Playwrights Advisory Committee.