About the Company: FilmGym
Production Company and community to further develop the craft of acting and directing through a devoted and accomplished group of artists.
Smart, funny women we can relate to! Enjoy awesome inspiring theater!
The production stars Deirdre Brennan, Lucio Polosa and Louise Rheas. The production team includes Ron McIntyre (production coordinator, sound design and music arrangement), David Ogle (set and lighting design), and Bonnie Hilton (stage manager).
Season 16 Productions (4 Nights Of Comedy!) | Open: 02/23/10 Close: 02/26/10
The Imagination Window is a fast-paced all-comedy industry showcase featuring new actors as well as actors
with solid experience in theatre, commercials, film, television, and stand-up comedy.
ROMANTIC STORIES (2/24 7:30PM)
Romantic Stories features comedy and music.
This amusing production is approached as a one-act comedy with diverse actors acting and singing.
WICKED LOVE (2/25 7:30PM)
Wicked Love is an evening of comedy featuring short scenes and monologues, with a touch of music.
The evening features all original work and all original music created by company writers & actors.
It will be a fun, fast-paced night with talented performers.
I HEART MANHATTAN (2/26 7:30PM)
I Heart Manhattan is The Actor’s Project NYC’s very-popular,
always sold-out, all-comedy industry showcase, which will have you laughing-out loud!
with solid experience in theatre, commercials, film, television, and stand-up comedy.
Staged (Tuesday June 9 at 7:30PM)
Melodramatic (Wednesday June 10 at 7:30PM)
Love & Laughter (Thursday June 11 at 7:30PM)
starring Mia Katigbak ("Dogeaters") and Eduardo Machado ("The Cook"),
directed by Thom Sesma
The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) presents a revival of the Tennessee Williams classic OUT CRY -- a play about theatre, writing, and acting -- with previews set to begin November 29, prior to an official press opening December 4 at Abingdon Theater (312 West 36th Street), starring Mia Katigbak (DOGEATERS) and Eduardo Machado (THE COOK). Thom Sesma directs.
In Tennessee Williams' OUT CRY, Mr. Machado and Ms. Katigbak portray Felice and Clare, two actors on tour, siblings who are abandoned by their company in a decrepit theatre in an unknown place. Threatened by panic and fear these two actors perform "The Two-Character Play," whose characters are named Felice and Clare, brother and sister, which may or may not be about them. OUT CRY was first presented in New York in 1973. Earlier versions of the work, which premiered in London in 1967, were presented abroad under the title THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY.
Starring Matt Burns, Caitlin FitzGerald & Chris Thorn*
Ryland Blackinton Apr 8 - 12
Producers: Kate Middleton & Matt Olin
Stage Mgr: Devan Hibbard
Set/Lighting Design: Travis McHale
Producer/TD: Dan Wheeless
Co-TD: Jeff Besselman
Costume Design: Elisa Richards
Fight Choreographer: Ron Piretti
Graphics: Wade Dansby 3
Photography: Randy Morrison
with monologues, songs, scenes, and sketch-comedy. This industry showcase promises to be
one of The Actor's Project NYC's strongest and most talent-filled theatrical showcases to date-shining
with a mixture of young-adult actors and seasoned professionals. You'll laugh-out-loud
with a cast of characters ranging from a drunken usherette to old women and men trapped in young sexy bodies.
Actors have spent months preparing a theatrical event that is fast-paced, funny, and touching.
which will have you laughing and giggling even after you leave the theatre!
Even in your dreams that night! The evening moves as fast as a fairy in a forest with funny stories,
funny songs, sketch-comedy, and comedic scenes.
It will be a fun, magical night with talented actors sharing their stories, characters, and imagination.
It's hilarious! It's Just for Giggles!
A comedy written and directed by
Scandal in Manhattan is a cross between the movie CLUE and the television show DESIGNING WOMEN. The comedy is a very fast-paced farce, which is moved along swiftly by the acts (and yearnings) of a flamboyant front-desk supervisor, at a mid-town Manhattan hotel, who is continuously being overwhelmed by his straight staff and his "questionably straight" guests. All hell, lust, and love break loose when a young handsome gentlemen and an impatient southern woman, accused of killing her father with roach poison, arrive to check-in. The hotel (and the play) is packed full of peculiar individuals, each completing a life (and laugh-out loud) journey.
Scandal in Manhattan will be followed by:
The Late Night Sketch-Comedy Show, which is a cross between SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW. A few of the sketches: Shirley Temple wants Milk and Cookies! Movie Review! Encyclopedia Jack and Kleptomaniac Granny, The Doll, and much more!
Tales of Laughter-A Comedic Showcase
October 15th, 2007
312 West 36th Street
Tales of Laughter is another version of our very popular all-comedy showcase featuring sketch-comedy and other short-funny stories. The evening begins Scooby Doo Style with a camping trip from hell where the instructor insists the campers tell tales of laughter, not tales of horror. The evening also features: an oversexed grandma in Sexy Septuagenarian, a flamboyant singer in Straight Eye for the Queer Rapper, and a country mishap in Dumped in Dollywood.
This showcase sells out fast- so make your reservations ASAP. (Approximate running time: 1hour and 25minutes)
For the adolescent odd-couple Jason and Mark, it starts off as another weekday morning - sitting around, chasing cats in the park. But during a game of Bottle-bee, they discover a mysterious pirate's treasure map and EVERYTHING changes. A comedic quest ensues through a bizarre fantasy world that ultimately tests their friendship.
"Comic chemistry to treasure... Enjoy the journey" - View Magazine
"...the audience at the show I saw guffawed loudly throughout" - CBC
Please note: This show is for mature audiences only.
The Abingdon at 312 West 36th Street
Two Shows in One Night at One Low Price of $25.00
Reservations 212-560-0991 www.TheActorsProjectNYC.com
Funny Player - Comedy Showcase
Step right up! It's the Funny Player Fair where Comedic Actors take you on a laugh-out-loud ride with some of the most hilarious stories and sketches ever performed, such as Planet of the Homosexuals, Silence of the Squirrels, and Cougar Hunting.
Dramedy - The Advance Troupe Show
Dramedy is a fast-paced production with a touch of drama, but also some of our best comedic sketches such as Shirley Temple's American Idol Audition, Babytalk, Redneck Auction, and Pitch Black Theatre's Shakespeare in the Dark.
Masks of Theatre – A Thespian masquerade featuring a carnival of actors performing monologues and scenes featuring a theatrical scene about a professor who is haunted by his ex-wife for bringing young men home. 2nd show is a short play titled Protect the Crotch, which is an alcohol influenced tale about a secret, a murdered dog, a passive aggressive homosexual struggling with his bullheaded straight roommate, and their path back to trust.
Monday October 23 at 7pm: To Boldly Go- A Laugh-out-Loud Comedic Showcase and The Telephone Man Doesn't Die Last - A faced pace comedy about a scatterbrained mother, her fanatical children, and a psycho maid.
Part of the Fresh Fruit Festival
"This story of two gay couples trying to raise children is thought-provoking. Cherish will stir your emotions and make you laugh." Nicholas Linnehan, Theatre Talk
"One of the greatest pleasures in attending theater is to fall into the web of a history well woven and encircling. Cherish is a text that you can enjoy this way. It carries us through surprise to surprise without falling into the temptation of rebellious sensationalism. The story of so large an action that it destroys what it loves is so stunning that what is less important here are the details of the sexual orientation of the people. The genius of the playwright is exactly in the subtlety and smoothness of the chain of events. They take us to the end of the play with a beautiful elegance that permits us to let down our moral guard and to see the true moral challenges. " Victor Weinstock, El Economista
" Cherish is a truly moving show which deftly deals with some of the most taboo social issues of today's society. It's a must see for all adult audiences. The audience learns that's its in a child's best interest to have two loving and caring parents regardless of how the child is brought into the world. With the perfectly whimsical staging, and the seriousness of the issues, the characters skillfully leave one uncertain at times whether to laugh or cry. " Nilson Netto, Brazil Press
THE CAST: Brandon Abel, Tom Ashton, Ayo, Charity Bess, Greg Blatto, Allison Bloch, Brett Davidson, Claysey Everett, Richard Hymes-Esposito, Elizabeth Izzo, Deidre Ann Johnson, Jamie Kerezsi, Natasha Kotovsky, Rodney Ladino, Joshua Macuga, Lisa McQuade, Carrie Morettti, Christina Petroni, Sara Rosenzweig, Lizzie Schwarz, Lara Starr Sutton, Mercedes Vasquez, and Kasey Williams.
Othello, Pascal Beauboeuf; Desdemona, Sybille Bruun; Iago, Chris Cotone; Roderigo, Brian Greer; Cassio, Sam Chase; Emilia, Elizabeth C. Rosengren; Brabantio, David Lamberton; Bianca, Claudia Casamassimo; Lodovico, Brian Linden; Gratiano/Iago Understudy, Mick Bleyer; Montano, Galway McCullough; Senator, Charles Baker; Gentleman, Matt Walley; Soldier/Cassio Understudy, Shawn McLaughlin; Desdemona Understudy, Amy Flanagan
Stage Manager, Michael Ormond; Assistant Director, Elizabeth C. Rosengren; Fight Director, Galway McCullough; Costume Design, Angel Jones; Sound Design, Jewels Eubanks
TDF Vouchers Accepted
Heaven help us.
Featuring Plays by; Jacob Burstein-Stern, Michelle Carter, Rich Frost, Craig McNulty, and Adrian Quihuis.