Semicolon Theatre Company (Producer, Alexa Derman) is proud to present the World Premiere of Zoe Kamil’s #BLESSED, directed by Miranda Cornell as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC. The production will run August 12-28 at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street) with performances on Saturday, August 13 at 4:30pm, Thursday, August 18 at 7:15pm, Sunday, August 21 at 12pm, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:45pm, and Thursday, August 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($18) will go on sale Friday, July 15 and will be available online at www.blessedplay.com.
#BLESSED is presented by a production team made up entirely of individuals 21 and under. Its team stands apart as 90% female-identified, and is headed by Fringe’s youngest-ever director, nineteen-year-old Miranda Cornell, and playwright Zoe Kamil (Young Playwrights Inc., The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival). Twelve young actors bring this premiere to life in a variety of sophisticated and authentic roles uniquely created for young people by one of their own.
The cast will feature Tyler Crozier, Victoria Giambalvo, Thaddeus Kolwicz, Natasha Krause, Rebecca Lampiasi, Nicholas Napoli, Anna Dale Robinson, Marcus Shacknow, Mikayla Savuto, Ian Stewart, Kezia Tyson, and Victoria Villier.
The production team will include Costume Design by Vicky Butler, Lighting Design by Judy Kagel, Sound Design by Nora Kaye, and Scenic Design by Justin Tolbert with Stage Manager Sabine Decatur.
About the Company: Semicolon Theatre Company
Founded by two high school students in 2013, Semicolon Theatre Company seeks to create a professional space where theatre artists and administrators under twenty-one can hone their crafts, collaborate with like-minded peers, and develop artistic works relevant to their own lives.
The company has produced two separate seasons at reputable Off-Off Broadway theaters in Manhattan, and has collaborated with twenty-eight young artists, administrators, designers, and technicians in the past year alone. #BLESSED, Semicolon’s most ambitious production to date, will be its first full-length World Premiere.
Come enjoy the classic love story, seasoned with a bit of Latin flavor, about a young hardworking girl who dreams of a better tomorrow. The piece is marked by romantic tango rhythms and is full of magic and wonder.
Children will enjoy the characters of Cinderella and the Prince, the evil stepmother and Cinderella’s jealous stepsisters. The story has a fun twist in which the Fairy Godmother is sick and a surprise character replaces her who makes children and adults alike laugh with delight.
Cenicienta/Cinderella is a bilingual Musical of the classical fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to realize her dreams. With a little bit of magic, and not to mention the fact that she’s the best tango dancer in the Kingdom, she discovers her self-esteem and wins the heart of prince charming.
Audiences are sure to be surprisingly amused by the traditional and not-so traditional characters that literally jump out of the book to give a fresh new take on this classic fable. Narrated by a quick-witted, adorable Dwarf, aided by original music/songs, beautiful costumes and plenty of twists and turns, makes SEA’s production a classic in its own right. In other words, children will be spellbound from beginning to Happily Ever After.
In this spirited retelling of the familiar tale, a feisty Ricitos (Goldilocks) gets lost while wandering through the woods and stumbles across a vacant house. Her irrepressible curiosity gets her into more trouble than she's bargained for when she enters the three bears' house uninvited. Her mischievous behavior leads her on a quest to find the perfect bowl of porridge, the perfect chair, and finally, the perfect bed for a nap. Unbeknownst to her, her reckless mishaps leave a trail of clues that only serve as evidence, as the Bear family returns home to unravel this mystery. This is when the traditional elements of the original story are jazzed up with plenty of pleasant surprises, which give this rendition a fresh new charm.
The Bear family: Mr. Oscar, Mrs. Osaura, and little Oscarito along with a comical cast of interesting characters, Mr. Grandfather Clock, Ms. Stove and Mr. Refrigerator, take audiences on a "comedy of errors" adventure, as Ricitos finally confronts the three bears and has to learn to take responsibility, say sorry and to make friends. Parents and children alike will treasure this refreshing version with original songs, sets and customs for many years to come.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to join SEA in one unforgettable season of New York's ONLY Latino Children's Theatre, where the New York Daily News says "Children's Theater at its best! BRAVO Company for Kids!" and where NBC says "...fabulous performances!"
Come enjoy the classic love story, seasoned with a bit of Latin flavor, about a young hardworking girl who dreams of a better tomorrow. The piece is marked by romantic tango rhythms and is full of magic and wonder. Children will enjoy the characters of Cinderella and the Prince, the evil stepmother and Cinderella’s jealous stepsisters. The story has a fun twist in which the Fairy Godmother is sick and a surprise character replaces her who makes children and adults alike laugh with delight.
SEA is the only theatre company for young Latinos in New York City and is dedicated to re-establishing the art of Latino children’s theatre in New York, an art form that had been abandoned for 18 years.
Based on Cuban and Puerto Rican folklore, La Cucarachita Martina/Martina, the Little Roach tells a comical tale of a little roach who, in her journey towards finding love, finds happiness and friendship.
With the use of colorful bunrakÃº puppetry designed by Puerto Rican master puppeteer JosÃ© LÃ³pez, children will be transported into a rich, dream-like world where they interact with the characters and understand the communication of animals through the use of playful sounds!
Audiences of all ages (18 mos to adults) are sure to enjoy the Rock and Latin sounds that create this enchanting musical tale, which will be offered in both Spanish and English.
This bilingual (performed in Spanish & English simultaneously) musical-play, directed & written by Manuel Antonio Morán, tells this familiar story, but with a comical twist. Little Red does not believe that the wolf is a wolf. Neither the wolf's sly trickery, nor true confessions convince Little Red otherwise. This confusion leads the wolf to question his own identity, role or even if he is in the right story. This comical turn of events leads audiences on a magical journey full of dance, song, and of course, music by Iván Alexander Bautista. This show includes some of the best work of famed Puerto Rican puppeteer, José López (winner of the UNIMA Citation of Excellence Award, the "Tony" of Puppetry).
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Utilizing the performance style of commedia dell'arte and masks designed by Bruce Marrs,
The Liar reinvents the now famous comic archetypes that have become standards in today's television sitcoms. SEA and The Native American Opera House invite you back to an ancient world of passionate lovers, wacky servants, and grouchy old men in an interactive environment that brings popular theatre back to people both young and old.