Genre: Drama
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Written by Toni Press-Coffman, Directed by Deborah Mathieu-Byers

When tragedy upends the well-ordered existence of astronomer Kyle Kalke, he looks for answers in the cosmos he has devoted his life to studying. With the help of his oldest friend, the poetry of Keats, a pragmatic prostitute and a small celestial miracle, he finds the connection he seeks here on earth in TOUCH,an eloquent and unflinching exploration of love and loss from award-winning playwright Toni Press-Coffman.


Avalon Studios NYC, Inc. launched into New York's performance and art scene in November, 2012 with its Inaugural Event, “LEAVING NORMAL.”   On August 1, 2013 Avalon will kick-off its 2013 season with a new, multi-media staging of Toni Press-Coffman’s gripping, and often heart-wrenching play, TOUCH.


This event will also feature a companion PHOTO-EXHIBIT by Jennifer Skura, which will be displayed in our lobby.


Starring Jonathan Berenson, Emily Code, Dorothy McMillan, Mike Petrie, Jr. and Rachel Spencer, TOUCHalso features special “film” appearances by Jessica Barstis, Diana Berenson, Janine Berenson, Steven Berenson, Howard Code, Susan Strawgate Code, Glen Coffman, Andrew Colford, Victoria Gillette, Barbaro James, Jessica Park, Toni Press-Coffman, Max Ridgeway, Audrey Rosenblith & Michael Shimkin.


The production is Directed by Deborah Mathieu-Byers, with Costume Design by Miodrag Guberinic, Lighting Design by Nastassia Jimenez, Scenic Design by Marija Plavsic Kostic & Projection Design by Jarrel Lynch.  Nicholas Ortiz is the Director of Photography, with Music Direction by Stephen Byers and Media Design by Max Ridgeway.  Jessica Pecharsky is the Production Manager with Stage Management by Jodi Witherell.

About the Company: Avalon Studios NYC, Inc.

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”    – Robert A. Schumann

AVALON STUDIOS NYC, INC. is a multi-disciplinary performing & fine arts company. 

 We at AVALON are committed to creating a supportive, innovative and productive setting in which to advance the education and development of artists. 

The AVALON of legend was a center of teaching and initiation, a place of prosperity, social harmony, healing and engagement in the creative process.  A place of vital energies and deepened perceptions, a place, it is said, where the imagination filtered through the physical fabric of the land.

 We at AVALON are passionate about creating and maintaining such a place. 

 Embracing both fine artists and performers across the spectrum, AVALON draws from various genres and brings together both traditional and new art forms.  We at AVALON endeavor to mentor individual artistic expression and present it to our audiences for the enrichment of all.

“Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.”  - Ernst Levy

Open:   08/01/13
Close:   08/11/13

August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 @ 8:00 pm
August 3, 4, 10 & 11 @ 3:00 pm
August 6 & 7 @ 7:00 pm
Theater:   Hudson Guild Theatre
Address:   441 W, 26th Street
New York, NY
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