What if all the world’s problems stem from the lack of these three things – awareness, knowledge, and empathy? Observe, and participate if you choose, as a group of humans create the frequency of music, words, and movement to achieve an extraordinary goal: To Save The World. Shawn Randall’s (The Making Of) How to Save the World in 90 Minutes combines spoken word, music, improvisation, and movement towards collective transformation.
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ORIGINAL SOUND will begin its limited run on April 30 and run through June 8, 2019, celebrating its opening night on May 9, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC). It will play Monday – Friday at 7 pm; Saturday Matinees at 5 pm and 9 pm. NO SHOWS on Sunday (Exception: No performances on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27; Added show on Friday, May 31 at 5 pm & 9 pm). Running time is 90 minutes and tickets to ORIGINAL SOUND are $55 general admission ($45 previews); $85 premium tickets ($75 previews) and are available by visiting CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office.
This solo show of heightened poetry and raw self-reflection takes the audience on the subversive journey of a young Black man coming into himself, as he struggles to break free of what he holds onto most tightly. In The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro No one is safe. Nothing is sacred.
A couple in their sixties meet and fall in love—for the first time in their lives. Through the eyes of celebrated playwright Charles L. Mee, First Love embraces Edith and Harold as they work their way toward one another through the accumulated baggage of their lives, wondering if they can avoid sabotaging the last chance for love they'll ever have.
The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright, and is awarded by not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future.
A national coalition of theater professionals with an entirely unique mission, History Matters/Back to the Future promotes the study and production of celebrated women playwrights of the past and their plays in colleges, universities, and theaters throughout the country and seeks responses to those plays by contemporary playwrights.
Anyone interested can RSVP here to this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/judith-barlow-prize-2018-tickets-43854727671
Young teacher Lillian finds herself in the middle of a high school sex scandal involving her grade nine girls and the majority of the senior hockey team. In order to battle the humiliation and sexual shame forced upon the girls, she must first battle her own. See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/those-who-cant-do/
To supplement his meager artistic life, Guy works graveyard shifts at the Hotel East Houston in New York City. Between the hours of 11pm and 7am, the hotel lobby transforms into a theater for Guy’s dreams and nightmares. In this space, he encounters his parents, Ma and Ba and their stories of sacrifice as survivors of the genocide in Cambodia. The hours drudge on as Guy tries to find relative answers to the questions that plague him the most: Where are you from? Where are you going? See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/knyum/
About the Company: The All For One Festival
The All For One Theater Festival presents outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, together with workshops and panels to enhance the development and appreciation of solo performance. The festival serves as a curated gateway to a network of performing and teaching opportunities that All For One has begun, and will continue, to build.
In his warm, smart, and engaging autobiographical solo show, David Harrell delivers a hilarious and insightful look at living with a disability. He was born without his right hand. His parents, having never known anyone with a disability, promised he would never be different. He soon realizes, however, the metal hook he wears on his right hand does in fact make him feel different. See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/a-little-potato-hard-to-peel/
The incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a charismatic and enigmatic onetime New York actor, recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. This provocative, minimalist meta-monodrama is an examination of the use and prevalence of myth in our lives as well as the dangers in becoming too immersed in a role. See showtimes and more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/another-medea/
One the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists in America today, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologues and mime in his on-going investigation of the silence surrounding the enigmatic matters of gender in our culture today. Often compared to Chaplin and Keaton, he has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For Beyond Words, Bowers draws his characters from life and moves beyond mere anecdotes to create a vibrant and visual poetry. See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/beyond-words/
The story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. It tells the true story of this prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, but who faded away and left behind nothing of her own. See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/the-other-mozart/
About the Company: All For One Theatre Festival
The All For One Theater Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of solo performance. The annual Festival takes place in New York City and offers extraordinary solo theater, workshops and panels to increase awareness and appreciation of the form. After the Festival, the organization works year around to book AFO shows in order to create sustainable opportunities for solo artists and teachers. AFO also works to create opportunities in education and community engagement for all solo artists. See more athttp://www.afofest.org/about/
One woman’s story about abuse, laughter, life, & pushin’ on through to the other side. Told through music, spoken word and monologue, U’Dean Morgan speaks her mind as an elderly, yet ageless, woman whose harrowing life experiences have left her anything but speechless. From the opening song, she tells you exactly what she thinks about sex, heaven, lies, truth, you, herself and whatever else you might ask her – if you have the nerve! See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/slut-energy-theory/
Deftly weaving her amusing yet poignant family stories with classic video footage of her father’s career and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions and pulls back the curtain on their life together off stage. Chronicling over forty years of her life with her father, Kelly warmly yet honestly reveals not only what it was like to be swept up by his life and career, but the struggles of their father/daughter relationship and ultimately what it took for Kelly to find her own place in the world. See more at http://www.afofest.org/shows/a-carlin-home-companion/
Kairos Italy Theater--the preeminent Italian theater company in NY, proudly presents “NO ESCAPE,” four One-Acts by Dino Buzzati, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death. Buzzati, known as “the Italian Kafka,” was one of the most significant Italian cultural figures of the last century.
The 4 works will be presented in English and the original Italian, respectively, and will star: Ilaria Amadasi, Laura Caparrotti, Rosemary Fine, Lucia Grillo, Emily McNamara, Marta Mondelli, Amy Frances Quint and the great Italian film and theatre actress Lydia Biondi. The Monologues will be directed by Laura Caparrotti and other company members. Set Design by Lucretia Moroni.
The featured one-acts include: THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR/LA TELEFONISTA (McNamara/Quint), THE CLOCK/L’OROLOGIO (Grillo/Amadasi), ALONE AT HOME/SOLA IN CASA (Fine/Biondi) and STRIPTEASE/SPOGLIARELLO (Mondelli/Caparrotti).
Written in the late 1950s, these solo pieces represent the dark side of “La Dolce Vita.” These passionate and proud women are trapped in their respective lives. A criminal news reporter for 30 years, Buzzati brings that experiences to these monologues proving he is a master of irony as he examines such themes as solitude and death.
Ticket 2 Eternity follows our young actor Dan, as his parents’ insane need for him to be famous sends him hurdling from his past to present as an over-eager reporter forces him to reveal his real desire - to be a waiter. Chasing fame never tasted so good!
Ticket 2 Eternity stars Adyana de la Torre, Brendan Wahlers, Laris Macario and Jay Rivera. Directed by Javier Perez-Karam. Assistant Directed by Angela Rodriguez. Stage Management by David Alejandro Smith. Set/Lighting Design by Sarah Cogan. Sound Design by Andy Cohen. Choreography by Carlos Neto. Music by Maria Linares.
Please visit www.ticket2eternityplay.com for more info about cast and crew.
Ticket 2 Eternity Productions Inc was formed in November 2010, and since then has produced 4 one –act play festivals featuring original works by local playwrights, and over a dozen readings and events. Ticket 2 Eternity Productions was originally formed by Company Director, Adyana de la Torre with Jay Rivera and Brendan Wahlers to bring actors, writers, and directors together to produce works that inspire hope, illuminate reality and tickle the heart strings. Matthew Ethan Davis, Writer in Residence.
Cherry Lane Studio Theatre is located at 38 Commerce St. 3 blocks south of Christopher Street and 2 blocks west of 7thAve. 1 Train to Christopher St.
We Play for The Gods stars Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsud. It begins performances Friday, June 1, at 8:00pm, opens Monday, June 11, at 7:30pm for a run through Saturday, June 23, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street.
"We Play for the Gods was prompted by the question 'on whose shoulders do weas women theater artistsstand?'" said Women's Project Producing Artistic Director Julie Crosby. “This question led 14 artists of the Women's Project Lab to Ellen Stewart, the legendary founder of La Mama who in the 1960s blew open the doors of dramatic expression and gave voice to an extraordinary and diverse generation of theater artists. Inspired by her words, 'We play for the Gods and in return, they play for us,'this collaborative play was developed at Women’s Project over eighteen months, three workshops, abundant good humor, and the occasional mojito."
We Play for the Gods is the tale of four ordinary women working in a research institute Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsudand one trickster goddess, Alexandra Henrikson, who messes around with their lives as only a deity can.
The designers are Jennifer Moeller, scenery; Moria Sine Clinton, costumes, Scott Bolman, lighting; and Stowe Nelson, sound. Zac Chandler is stage manager, assisted by Julie DeVore.
About the Company: Women's Project
Now under the leadership of Julie Crosby, Producing Artistic Director, Women's Project remains devoted to its mission of producing and promoting theater created by women. To that end, we:
*Provide women’s perspectives on a wide variety of political, social, international, religious, and cultural topics
*Produce established and emerging women artists at WP’s home, the Julia Miles Theater
*Mentor exceptional writers, directors, and producers through WP’s Lab
*Develop new works and classic plays by women in readings and workshops
*Commission new works and adaptations of classic plays by women
*Advocate on behalf of women theater artists within the national and international professional theater
*Educate students in grades 1-12 about the cultural and historic significance of women theater artists
*Celebrate women of achievement from a variety of fields at our annual Gala
*Awaken audiences and theater professionals to the power and range of women theater artists.
Based on first hand interviews, this one woman-show tells the riveting tale of the voices of the Mothers of Argentina¸ Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo. Adorning different characters Ms. Jones presents a captivating picture of a woman’s struggle and growth as she moves from her role as wife and mother to that of political advocate. Wearing a white kerchief and carrying a photo of her missing daughter in her hands, Margarita marches every Thursday with other women like her. They circle the Plaza de Mayo, their voices representing hundreds of missing faces.
Prudence Wright Holmes has performed on and off Broadway and in many regional theatres. On Broadway, she appeared with Meryl Streep in Happy End, Maggie Smith in Lettice and Lovage, George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind, The Light in the Piazza at
She is the author of Monologue Mastery and Voices of Thinking Jewish Women (Biblio Press 2003) . She has read her work at KGB Red Room, The Living Room, and the Cornelia Street Café.
NUNSENSE follows the riotous escapades of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken who realize that one of their own, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned to death 52 fellow nuns in the convent while the quintet was off playing Bingo. The show's musical numbers include "Nunsense is Habit-Forming," "So You Want to be a Nun," "The Dying Nun Ballet," "Baking with the BVM" and "Holier Than Thou."
Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical, Nunsense has become a must-see international phenomenon. It made its Off-Broadway debut at Cherry Lane in 1985 and returns this summer to commemorate its silver anniversary. Join the Sisters of Hoboken as they put on their infamously funny talent show that will surely tap dance its way to your heart.
Mentored by Craig Lucas - author of the plays PRELUDE TO A KISS, RECKLESS and THE DYING GAUL, and a Tony nominee for his book of the musical A LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA - Winter Miller's chaotically funny play PATERNITY is about a woman who wants to have a baby and be a single mother, and the man who happens to love her madly and challenges her decision. In addition to mentoring Ms. Miller's play, Mr. Lucas will also direct PATERNITY. Two time Tony Award-nominee Daphne Rubin Vega will portray Tina (the youg woman who wishes to become a single mother), additional casting is TBA.
Performance dates, directors, initial casting and design team are set for the Cherry Lane Theatre's 12th annual Mentor Project - which includes the world-premiere of three plays by emerging writers: Ruth McKee's STRAY, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO) and mentored by David Henry Hwang, performing March 16th through March 27th; Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Eric Tucker (CLOSER) and mentored by Charles Fuller, performing April 27th through May 8th; and Winter Miller's PATERNITY, mentored and directed by celebrated playwright Craig Lucas, performing May 18th through May 29th, all at the Cherry Lane Theatre Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Winner of an American Theatre Wing Award, a Village Voice Obie Award and the Dramatist Guild's James Kirkwood Award for fostering new work by contemporary playwrights, Cherry Lane Theatre's Mentor Project each year pairs a new writer with an established playwright for a season of script development, casting, rehearsal and world-premiere productions of their works for the stage. Mentor Project has become an important national launching pad for new writers and their plays: later this year, Mentor Project playwright Sheila Callaghan's play LASCIVIOUS SOMETHING will be presented Off-Broadway in a co-production between Cherry Lane Theatre and the Women's Project, and just last year Cherry Lane presented an Off-Broadway engagement of Deidre O'Connor's critically-acclaimed play JAILBAIT at its third and newest performance space, The Cherry Pit in Greenwich Village.
The Mentor Project continues Cherry Lane Theatre's long and rich history of presenting works by both emerging and seasoned playwrights that reveal the social consciousness of our ever-changing world. Now 83 years old, and New York's longest, continuously-running Off-Broadway theatre, Cherry Lane is known as "the birthplace of Off-Broadway," and since the 1920's has been home to such iconoclastic writers as O'Neill, Saryan, Auden, Albee, Odets, Orton, Mamet, Lanford Wilson, and many others.
Mentored by Charles Fuller, who won the Pulitzer Prize for A SOLDIER'S PLAY and is the author of the plays ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and THE BROWNSVILLE RAID, Nate Rufus Edelman's sharp and darkly witty play THE BELLE OF BELFAST is about seventeen-year-old Anne Malloy, who is lost and angry after the tragic killing of her parents to a terrorist's bomb. Like many who suffered and survived during Ireland's "Troubles", she turns to the comforts of her local parish. However, her passion is not for the Church, but for her confessor and confidant Father Reilly, forcing both to re-evaluate where one finds solace and faith during a time of conflict. Directed by Eric Tucker, THE BELLE OF BELFAST has a cast which includes Evan Thompson (CITY OF ANGESL, 1776), Elvy Yost ("Bandslam" with Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens), Katie Fabel (The Irish Rep's ERNEST IN LOVE), Sam Redford (Academy Award-nominated THE HURT LOCKER), and Terry Donnelly (THE YEATS PROJECT).
Mentored by David Henry Hwang - winner of the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play for M BUTTERFLY, and a Tony nominee in 1998 for GOLDEN CHILD - Ruth McKee's racially charged play STRAY concerns James and Rachel, who seem like the perfect parents: well-educated, successful, middle-class...white. But when their adopted son from Uganda is threatened with expulsion from school, they are confronted with the real challenges of parenting a traumatized child in suburban America. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, STRAY has a cast which includes Emily Ackerman (ReENTRY, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY), Brianne Bergson, Antony Hagopian (FROST/NIXON), Petronia Paley (ON THE WAY TO TIMBUKTU, "Guiding Light"), and Lisa Ramirez (EXIT CUCKOO).
EXTINCTION will be presented Off-Broadway by Red Dog Squadron in association with the Cherry Lane Theatre. The actor Dule Hill, Mr. Roday's co-star on "Psych," is also a producer of the play.
Gabe McKinley's plays include "Welcome Home Rock Rogers," "The Kitchen Sink Play," "Funny" and "Floodplains." His play "The Grave" was the winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, while another short play, "Hero's Grave" was recently performed at London's Old Vic. Playwright McKinley comes from a family of scribes, including brothers James and Jesse, writers for The New York Times.
James Roday stars as 'Shawn Spencer' in the upcoming fifth season of the USA Network original series "Psych." His New York stage credits include "The Three Sisters (Off-Broadway)," "Twelfth Night," "A Respectable Wedding," and "Severity's Mistress". Mr. Roday studied theater at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. He has also starred in several feature film roles including, "Beerfest," "Don't Come Knocking," "Rolling Kansas," and "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Michael Weston has appeared Off-Broadway in "Snakebit" and in Kenneith Lonnergan's "The Waverly Gallery" (Pasadena Playhouse) and several plays at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film credits include: "The Last Kiss," "State of Play," "Pathology," "Garden State," "Dukes of Hazzard," "Hart's War," "Lucky Numbers," "Looking For Sunday," "Wedding Daze," and "Coyote Ugly." He's had recurring roles on "Six Feet Under," "Scrubs," "Law and Order: SVU," and currently "House" on Fox-TV.
Amanda Detmer's earned her MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Stage credits include Cecily in "The Importance of Being Earnest" and Constanza in "Amadeus" at the Guthrie Theatre. Film and television credits: Saving Silverman, The Majestic, "Drop Dead Gorgeous," "Law &Order," and others. She currently has a recurring role as Morgan Gellman on "Private Practice".
Stefanie E. Frame's credits include "Love Sick," (FringeNYC) and "Twelfth Night," (Lake George Theatre Lab). She has appeared in several independent films, including "You Don't Know Me" (Audience Choice Award, NYC Downtown Short Film Festival). Stefanie also narrated "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives" (PBS NOVA) and played Renee in "The Kill Point" (Spike TV).
Wayne Kasserman directed the L.A. premiere of EXTINCTION. He is a founding partner and creative director at NYCOLLECTIVE in NYC, where he produces film and theater projects (most recently IOWA 08). As an actor, his credits include major roles in theatrical productions, as well as work on television series such as "Knight Rider", "The Kill Point", "Crash", "Law &Order" and "The Jury." BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
EXTINCTION has scenic design by Steven C. Kemp, lighting design by Mike Durst and costume design by Gali Noy.
A World Elsewhere! Arias in the Key of Clown is a story about love, loss, loneliness, and community in the big city. Using exlusively gibberish language, musical movement and vocals and traditional European clowing techniques, this ensemble based collaboration analyzes the migration of the artist to New York City and all the possibilities that lie therin. The ensemble of wanderers, captained by director/creator Ben Newman, begins an investigation into these themes with humor, art, beauty and love.
“The tradition of clowning demands that the human experience deny nothing. This inherently gives an audience the opportunity to look at the world in such a way they haven't before, and walk out of the theatre with an appreciation of the storm we all choose to live in.” –Ben Newman, Director-
This funny & inspirational ensemble collaboration depicts the migration of artists to NYC & all the possibilities therein. Inspired by traditional European clowning techniques, actors use movement & gibberish to tell the tale of love, loss and A World Elsewhere!
Featuring- Justin Ness*, Lucy McRae, Melissa Johnson, Andrew Harriss, Trevor Dallier, Monica Moreau and Neil Fennell