BASED ON YOUR TRUE STORY

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Other
Written & Directed by Brett Epstein

Imagine a NIGHT OF THEATRE written by four different communities...

[family members] [the twitter/facebook world] [the ny theatre/improv scene] [complete strangers]

Brett Epstein is a New York based playwright who has targeted each of these communities as inspiration for his latest work.

He interviewed an array of people in all of these communities throughout the month of January-- one person a day for a total of thirty interviews.  By being an active listener -- whether he has known the interviewee for 24 years or for 24 seconds -- he has learned heir passions & struggles, their regrets & dreams.

Their stories, their words, their experiences, their lives have inspired SIX NEW SHORT PLAYS to be presented with a DOCUMENTARY film about Epstein's process talking with the people in these communities.  What they shared has completely shaped this new work.

This project is the possibility of openness, vulnerability, creativity, leadership and artistic healing.

L E A R N    about    T H E    P R O J E C T:

Interview in BME blog & a 2-minute promo video -->

http://lizcrowder.tumblr.com/post/16177340243/writers-on-writing-brett-epstein-itsbrett-net

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KSZLJjJQIk

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BASED ON YOUR TRUE STORY: Six new short plays.
Written & Directed by BRETT EPSTEIN

"Runaway"
David --> SEAN KLEIER
Matthew --> ISSAC JOSEPTHAL

"Makeup"
Lee --> SANDY OPPEDISANO
Eric --> KELLY RILEY

"Connect Four"
Phil --> RAY FIELD
Claudia --> BRITTANY TAYLOR VISSER
Howie --> BRIAN ENCK
Maura --> MICHELLE FOYTEK

"A Divorce"
Sissy --> SUMMER HYDE
Bradley --> MICHAEL BORNE
Sarah --> SARAH SEEDS

"Where's My Klonopin?, or I Want to Walk on Those Train Tracks"
Elsie --> EMILY MARRO
Elsie's Inner Voice --> BRITTANY TAYLOR VISSER
Stevie --> LORRAINE DEGRAFFENREIDT
Nurse --> SARAH SEEDS

"Huh?"
Corey --> SEAN KLEIER
James --> KELLY RILEY
Justin --> DAVID CRAIG

Stage Directions --> SARAH GOOSMANN

 

 

 

Open:   05/16/12
Close:   05/19/12

Schedule:
Wednesday, May 16th (7:00pm)
Saturday, May 19th (9:30pm)
Theater:   The Tank @ 46th Street
Address:   151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$7
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