|Inside Spragg's Shorts
| Open: 06/14/08 Close: 06/18/08 - Wings Theatre
Want to get inside Jen Spragg's shorts? No? Okay, well then how about just watching some one-acts penned by her? Slightly less intimate and doesn't require too much awkward eye contact. If you enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and sensual massages, then the argument can be made that you can also enjoy artificial insemination, demonic teen love, and horribly bloody family vacations. Come and bring your friends! And your enemies! And your mildy inappropriate, older shemale crush! See you there!
1) "Not So Calm, But Still Totally Dead" - Directed by Christopher Simon
Funny the things we learn about ourselves sometimes....awful, horrible things.
Starring: Adeel Ahmed, Scott Morales, Erin Roberts and Aref Syed
2) "Wombsgiving" - Directed by Blake Bradford
Happy Thanksgiving. Never has a turkey baster seemed so intimate.
Starring: Mary Brown, Emily Ehlinger, Deborah Johnston, Oliver Thrun, Roland Uruci and Nora Vetter
3) "Apocalypse Earlier" - Directed by Tanya Fazal
It's the end of the world or something like it. It's the perfect time to get to know your neighbors.
Starring: Adeel Ahmed, Megan Delay, Mary Jane Gocher, Christine Grenier, Faith O'Gorman and Jere Williams
4) "Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2,746th President of the United States" - Directed by Glenn English
The presidents are dropping like flies and the fate of the country rests on one man in a hamster bubble.
Starring: Tanya Fazal, Chelsea Holland, Adam Kuruvilla Lelyveld, Scott Morales and Nick Santasier
5) "Big Bang Teary" - Directed by Christopher Burris
Fame! Glamour! Glitz!.....Physics?
Starring: Shura Alexandra, Graeme Humphrey, David Law and Aref Syed
6) "Daddy Issues" - Directed by Christopher Simon
Like Romeo and Juliet, but with more Wenkraks.
Starring: Erin E. Sullivan, Al Miro and Erin Roberts
| Open: 02/27/09 Close: 03/01/09 - Matthew Corozine Studio
An impromptu 10 year reunion puts friends under fire when Vince, a pot dealing fire fighter, tries to get Jon, an aspiring film maker, to confess to the past. A suspenseful, high-stakes drama, "Tape" is a look at how perception can color memory and that the past is sometimes not what you remember.
Performed with “Waiting Life” – a new one act about dating in New York City from both sides of the coin.
It’s a night of theatre that looks at relationships from different perspectives – for better and for worse.
|Who Wears Short Shorts?
| Open: 11/03/07 Close: 11/03/07 - Independent Theater
Take 5 writers - give them 12 hours to write a 15 page script (with a couple of surprises thrown in for fun!). Thrn they hand off to five directors who will be joined by 20 actors who are then given a mere 6 hours to rehearse before putting the show onstage - one night, two shows only! Truly a night of fun as you get to see which cast can pull it off - with an audience vote for awards like Best looking cast and Best use of a prop!
And bonus: it's superhero themed!
The Brave Writers: Matt Klan, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Jennifer Spragg, Michael Weems and Kymm Zuckert
The Tenacious Directors: Kathryn Hnatio, Melissa Nocera, David Pleva, Chris Simon and Christine Vinh
The Glue Holding the Whole 21 Hours Together: Blake Bradford
| Open: 12/02/07 Close: 12/05/07 - Wings Theatre
Phare Play Productions continues its second season with the "Winter Shorts – A Night of Erotica", an evening of five original one-act plays designed to get you all hot and bothered on a cold winter's night. Interspersed with some particularly spicy fairy tales by the lascivious Lady Coco Lareau, it will definitely leave you wanting company at the end of the evening...
"Dinner for Four"
Written and directed by Roland Uruci
Two married couples get more than they expect when they plan a sexual wife swap.
"And Toto, Too"
by Richard Martin Hirsch
Directed by Karen M. Dabney
Some creative role playing in the bedroom leads to a serious examination of one couple's relationship.
"12 Step Conga Line"
by Bob Hayden
Directed by Christopher Simon
A flasher and a tease meet up at a 12-step program for people with fetish addictions, finding they may just be soul mates.
"Buck ‘N Kandy"
by Joe Musso
Directed by Christine Vinh
Kandy puts her desires in Buck's face. Will he or won't he snatch it up?
by Laura Black
Directed by David Pleva
A lonely housewife embarks on a phone sex game with a mysterious woman. When the relationship is threatened, the game escalates and both women learn that some rules shouldn't be broken.
|Wwss5 - Phare Play's 21 Hour Play Festival
| Open: 03/28/09 Close: 03/28/09 - Beckmann Theater
Phare Play is back with its biannual short play festival. 21 hours to put together seven one acts for your viewing pleasure. Here's how those 21 hours break down:
SEVEN CAFFEINATED WRITERS:
Bill Bria, Emily Ehlinger, Duncan Pflaster, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Oliver Thrun, Michael Weems and Spencer Wolf
Friday, March 27th: They meet at the Beckmann theatre in midtown at 10PM to get their themes, script guidelines and the headshots/resumes for the actors they have to write a play for. They go stock up on coffee/Red Bull and write all night and come back at 10 AM on Saturday morning with six copies of their completed scripts ready to go. There they meet up with -
SEVEN IMMENSELY CREATIVE DIRECTORS:
Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Nina Capone, Paul Falcetta, Randa Karambelas, Brooklyn Scalzo and Andy Travis
Who also show up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28th at the Beckmann theatre. They are then handed a script and given about 30 - 45 minutes to caucus with their writer. Then about 11:00AM, the writers go home to sleep and the directors meet up with their -
THIRTY BRAVE AND ENERGIZED ACTORS:
Donella Alanwick, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Micah Chartrand, Catherine Corbett, Chris Cramer, Emily Evans, Erin Fehr, Alec Head, Graeme Humphrey, Ben Klier, Jeff Kroh, Andrew Lazaroff, Derrick Marshall, Elizabeth May, Michael McKeogh, Lauren Meley, Kate O'Phalen, Blaine Pennington, Annie Pesch, Cara Picone, Gillian Riley, Eddie Rodriguez, Alicia St. Louis, Dani Suder, Alexia Terrell, Adia Tucker, Steve Unwin, Jere Williams and Danny Wiseman
Who then go out into the city with their directors and casts to rehearse for a good five hours or so. Just enough time for the actors to be fully blocked and off book.
Then there are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come be a part of the fun!