Stage Left Studio

Todays Date: 10/18/19
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Address: 214 West 30th Street
New York, NY    10018

Phone: 212-838-2134
Location: Stage Left Studio is tucked away on the FIFTH FLOOR of this beautiful old industrial building. Please note that we DO NOT HAVE A MARQUEE. But you'll recognize us by the white glass globe light fixtures. Simply buzz the button for Stage Left, listed in the building directory, and come up the elevator to the fifth floor and walk down the hall.
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Conveniently located between 9th and 10th Avenues, near the Port Authority and Penn Stations A, C or E line.

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Nsa  | Open: 04/16/14 Close: 04/16/14
Monty and Luis have had a happy romantic partnership for ten years. Their only issue seems to be whether or not to get married. A chance encounter with Stefan, a sexy, mysterious waiter, disrupts their cozy lives: both Monty and Luis have a secret connection to him. Monty comes from a happy Italian family; Luis was raised over a bar by his shady Grandma.  Stefan has trouble pinning down exactly where he came from though parts of his past are on display all over the internet. The three men’s lives intertwine in a number of surprising, romantic and potentially devastating ways.  NSA stars Casey Burden as Monty, Afrim Gjonbalaj as Luis and Kevin Pérez as Stefan.

Manuel Igrejas’ new play, NSA, has its premiere at the Stage Left’s Left Out Festival

with two performances, Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 19th at 7:30 pm.  His previous plays include Shrinkage, Kitty and Lina, Miss Mary Dugan, Hassan and Sylvia (both won Fresh Fruit Festival Best Play Awards), Margarita and Max (winner Best Short Play, Midtown Festival). Robert Teague (Truant Arts, Chaos and Other Worldly Possessions) directs NSA.

The Left Out Festival features the work of LGBTQ artists and benefits Bailey House, which provides housing and support to people living with HIV and AIDS. This year’s festival features award-winning playwrights and performers, with a special focus on transgender issues. In the 7 years since the Left Out festival began, Stage Left has donated nearly $10,000 to Bailey House and produced over 200 plays and solo shows by LGTBQ artists.


About the Company: Emaginer

Good Writing. Good Directing. Good Acting. Good Shows.

Dating, Depression and Dirtbags: A Love Story  | Open: 02/13/14 Close: 04/12/14
Back by popular demand...After her Prince Charming turns out to be the Prince of Darkness join Elza as she dries her tears, straps on her stilettos and embarks on a journey to find love again; not so easy in a city where women outnumber men by 5 to 1! From J Date to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, watch Elza as she explores all venues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. Turning heartbreak and tragedy on its ass with heartfelt humor and wit, Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A LOVE Story is painfully real and laugh out loud funny...just look at what the critics have said! www.ElzaZagreda.com


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy

The Year I Was Gifted  | Open: 02/07/14 Close: 03/28/14
 The year is 1969. A 16 year old girl from Nebraska meets her first gay friend, and has to decide which is more important; keeping her scholarship to a prestigious boarding school for the arts, or honoring her conscience and speaking out against an anti-gay administration? Who are we willing to betray to stay “gifted”?


A true story, written and performed by award-winning playwright Monica Bauer, who plays several roles, including Young Monica (desperate to find her tribe in the arts), Present Day Monica (the narrator with a wry sense of humor), and Bill Sherwood (a 17 year old composition major who teaches his friend about the hazards of being gay in the 1960’s).


Each performance of The Year I Was Gifted is dedicated to the memory of Bill Sherwood, writer & director of  the very first feature film about gay men with AIDS, Parting Glances.


Made for Each Other  | Open: 02/07/14 Close: 02/28/14
 Made for Each Other is the love story of Vincent, an acerbic, witty, closeted science teacher in his mid-fifties, and Jerry, a down-to-earth nurse who cares for Vincent’s mother in an Alzheimer’s ward. When Jerry proposes to Vincent after the third date, he has no idea that Vincent’s told him a lie, a lie that might destroy their relationship. On the night before their wedding, Vincent must decide if he will tell the truth before the ceremony, and give Jerry the chance to back out. Each of these men carries a voice in their subconscious minds which pushes them toward each other. Vincent carries his Alzheimer’s addled Broadway diva mother, and Jerry carries within him his irascible old Italian grandfather.


Three Eleanors  | Open: 07/24/13 Close: 08/04/13
5 Actresses. 40 Roles. 70 Minutes.
Solar Powered Paintings and a Paper Doll Chain.

A multimedia, solar powered paper doll production written by Karen Wurl and Dorothy Chansky with original art and installation by Carol Flueckiger.  Dorothy Chansky directs a cast of five performers who play forty roles. The cast includes Courtney Brown, Liz Douglas*, Rachel Evans*, Maggie Low*, and Elizabeth Stromsness.  *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.

Celebrity.  Who gets to have it and how?  When a celebrity dies, how is her legacy sustained? Pictures, biographies, letters, DVDs – flat items deliver information about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Eleonora Duse, and Eleanor Roosevelt, but it’s the people intrigued by them who breathe life into the evidence. Do fans and followers trump archives and objects when it comes to fame? Through an intricate tapestry of original visual art, historical texts and performance, we are enveloped by the worldviews, charisma, and foibles of three larger-than-life icons and the love/hate relationships everyday women have with them.

"girl."  | Open: 07/10/13 Close: 07/14/13
Grey Room presents girl.; a play by Megan Mostyn-Brown. 

Stage Left Studio, 214 W 30th St, 6th Fl. NY NY

July 10, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm

Tickets $10 through greyroomnyc.wordpress.com

Follow three young women in this three-part monologue play as they bravely and honestly share what it means to be a “girl” in our modern world. They find themselves growing up as they claim their mistakes and make room for empathy in a culture losing it human connection. Each by way of storytelling exposes the trials and tribulations of "girlhood" at different ages in the middle of growing up, from 15 to 23.

Grow, feel, and question through Mostyn-Brown’s call for truth. 

Leave shame behind.

Featuring: Giuliana Carullo, Taylor Frey, Paige Goodloe, Jeremy Grinberg, and Nic Westwood

Directed by Shelby Leshine

Produced by: Mike Wesolowski

Presented by Grey Room

Stage Managed by Ryan Meyer, Lighting Design by Eric Buron, Sound Design by Justin Danforth, Projection Design by Phil Sieverding

More about Grey Room:

 

A Grey Room is a space of potentials in the brain – folds of grey matter working to spark inspiration through rapid-firing neurons. It’s a brain thing. 

Our Grey Room is something similar – we’re a collective, trained originally at the Atlantic Theater Company, dedicated to "building events in a space, in collaboration with our audience, which expand the limits of potential realities by way of experiences you can't have anywhere else or ever again." 

For us, each and every space we work in, from cramped NYC apartments to traditional theater spaces to Brooklyn co-working offices, is turned into a Grey Room – a space in which inspiration makes room for limitless potential.

The Old In And Out  | Open: 06/14/13 Close: 06/22/13
What happens when young newlyweds in the era of "free love" realize that "happily ever after" is the last thing they're likely to get? "The Old In and Out," a new two-act play by Madeline Artenberg and Karen Hildebrand, directed by Kat Georges, tells the stories of four free-spirited women who, while looking for love, discover their true independent selves. Not since "The Vagina Monologues" has live theater captured the voices of contemporary women with such honesty and compassion. Adult themes and language.  A portion of profits will be donated to V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Starring:  Holly Crane, Eloise Eonnet, Olivia Jampol and Rachel Ritacco.

Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story  | Open: 04/17/13 Close: 06/08/13
Sometimes life doesnt throw you a curveball...it throws you a BRICK. After her Prince Charming turns out to be the Prince of Darkness, Elza straps on her stilettos and embarks on a hilarious journey to find love again. Not so easy in a city where women outnumber men by 5 to 1. And that's not including the boroughs! From J Date to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, Elza explores all avenues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. Watch as she learns the hard way about the new war on terror in New York City: DATING. Have you seen what's out there?!! Turning heartbreak and tragedy on its ass with heartfet humor and wit, Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story' is painfully real but laugh out loud funny. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty!'Zagreda has an appealing & commanding stage presence and her stories are charmingly self-depercating. She shows her acting talents extend past the comedic as her moments of distress and heartbreak are both touching & convincing. Her chroncles of dating are the funniest & most quip filled moments in the play and I found myself wanting to hear more -Adrienne Urbanksi/'Theatre is Easy''As soon as Zagreda steps on stage with her plastic tiara & tutu she immediately owns the stage. Through all the humor and heartache, Zagreda shows how invaluable family and friends are when it comes to healing from absolute heartbreak. I for one enjoyed the show and encourage anyone who hs been the unfortunate victim of their own Dirtbag (and who hasnt?) to see the show.'-Patrick McCormick/ NYTheatre.com


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy

Going Public  | Open: 02/03/13 Close: 02/04/13
GOING PUBLIC, A solo show
Going Public is about a 6' 2" blonde, ex-basketball player, who unpins her soul and lets the secrets of her ragged life fly free -- from pot smokin' Mom, to fighter pilot Dad, from a tycoon wielding boss to the sweetest child of spring.

WHO: Starring Terri Mateer*, Written by Terri Mateer* and Stephen Jobes.
(*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

*Running Time - 73 Minutes
REVIEWS:

We just got home, still shaking, still crying, still stirred up, and laughing. It couldn't have been more moving, well crafted, articulate, and important. You were brilliant at it and in it.Good for you, good for us! It was truly a dramatic and psychological work of art. Hats off to you! Alice and Bob

You pulled me in with everything you shared and seduced me with everything left unsaid - the way you looked at your father's jack untold stories, unresolved threads. And so many awesome lines that stick! Love, Noelle


Gripped by every moment of it - loved the stories - told in just the right order - It's beyond talent. You're a natural but it's beyond that. You have genius. I've said it before & will say it again - in print if possible! You have genius that only a few have. I think when people see this show they will realize that you belong in a tradition of physical comediennes of genius. - Carey Harrison, Artistic Director, The Woodstock Players Theater Company

"Your performance was riveting. Your communication through emotion and body language (and running around the stage, sometimes carrying a heavy object) Was right to the point. I think all of the audience felt your experience, we certainly did. Thank you for your hard work and the courage to share it with others."
Love,
Erica

I so enjoyed your show that I want to read the book (I hope you're writing it.). Want to know more about how you overcame the obstacles in your life to get to be the open woman you are.
With love,
Dexter


Arts.Performance

"Destination: Las Vegas - The Musical Journey"  | Open: 12/19/12 Close: 12/26/12
Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik are pleased to announce an extended run of  “DESTINATION: Las Vegas – The Musical Journey” through  February 2013. All performances at “Stage Left Studio”, 314 W. 30 St/7 Ave/6th. floor, NYC.  Contact: 201-784-7430. Tickets: www.stageleftstudio.net.

 

“DESTINATION: Las Vegas”– The Musical Journey”is a New York cabaret revue starring husband-wife team, Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik.  It salutes the great musical entertainers of Las Vegas such as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, , Sammy Davis Jr., Barbra Streisand, Ann-Margaret, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more. Fasten your seatbelts for this live, engaging show!

Destination: Las Vegas - Your Musical Journey  | Open: 10/07/12 Close: 10/14/12
Only the very best of  the  Great American Songbook will be featured at NYC’s “Stage Left Studio” as Evans Zelnik Entertainment proudly announces that beginning this October , Closter,  NJ’s husband/wife team Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik will co-star in a new theatrical-cabaret revue: DESTINATION: Las Vegas – your musical journey.

 

Stage Left Studio is located at 214 W. 30 St./7 Ave., NYC. Group packages available. Tickets are $20 each:  www.stageleftstudio.net. Contact:  201-784-7430.


“Destination: Las Vegas – your  musical journey”celebrates the great musical headliners and unforgettable songs of  Las Vegas.Evans and Zelnik will pay homage to legendary Vegas entertainers such as Bobby Darin, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and more with live music, humor and anecdotes.  Memorable songs include: “Hello Dolly”, “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby”, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”, “Hound Dog”, “Secondhand Rose” and “That’s Life”.  Fasten your seatbelts!

Evans and Zelnik are renowed for their original cabaret/revue style, inspired by the finest of American popular music culture.  Shows such as “Swinging With Sinatra”, “Broadway Magic”, “Hooray For Hollywood”, “Remembering The Rat Pack”, “A Tribute To Judy Garland” and “Girl Singers of th50’s” are a few titles available for private event and performances.

FRANCINE  EVANS – Francine Evans is a singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter and show producer with over 30 years experience in the NYC/SF area. Francine has produced over 100 shows for children and adults.  Leonard Bernstein was a fan of her eclectic musical style as was Peter Schikele (PDQ Bach).  She has performed with her big band in just about every major hotel ballroom in NYC and has appeared in cabaret clubs and folk venues on both the east and west coasts.  She holds a M.A. from Montclair State University and has performed in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece.  She has recorded three cd’s and sings on despite “Julie Andrews” vocal diagnosis.

JOEL ZELNIK – Jazz great Dr. Billy Taylor, was the first to give air play to Joel’s first jazz album, “MOVE”, which was reissued in Japan. A contemporary of Bill Evans, Joel has entertained 5 presidents, has been a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. NYC venues include: Windows On The World and The Rainbow Room. He has recorded four CD’s and also holds an M.A. (from Rutgers University).  His latest recording, “Live At Steinway Piano Gallery” was released in Japan.

“America’s Got Talent” contestants, Francine and Joel perform over 100 enthusiastic engagements per year with over a dozen original musical cabaret-style shows.

Percussion:  David Cox

Bass:  Brian Glassman

Lighting and Sound design:  Alex Chimaj

Group Coordinator:  Howard Tavin

Performed in agreement with ASCAP and BMI



Evans Zelnik Entertainment presents

“DESTINATION: Las Vegas”

your musical journey…

 

180 Days  | Open: 09/17/12 Close: 09/21/12
180 Days is the true story of Taren Sterry's first six months working in hospice. While attending the University of California at Santa Cruz she embarks on a six month ethnographic field study to work with terminally ill patients and their families. Taren eagerly anticipates having deep, spiritual encounters with her patients, but to do that she must first learn how to survive in a foreign land, face the past, and savor the taste of humble pie.

Taren Sterry is a writer, performer and teacher in New York City. She is also the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Visiting Nurse Service Of New York Hospice Care, the largest provider of hospice services in New York City. She has a bachelor's in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's in Gerontology and Thanatology from the College of New Rochelle. Taren is Certified in Training Management at New York University and teaches Improv and Public Speaking at the People's Improv Theater in NYC. Taren loves entertaining and educating the community about hospice and end-of-life issues.


Arts.Performance

Beyond Betrayal The Play - New York  | Open: 08/11/12 Close: 08/11/12
When the truth is not an option dishonesty runs so deep it goes Beyond Betrayal. Recently released from prison and out of work, Byran finds himself once again caught up in the fast life of women, drugs, and partying. While Byran struggles to support his family, Cleveland is the loving doting father for his only daughter but peer pressure has her on the brink of dishonoring everything that he has raised her to believe.

Journey to a place where even the church members are caught up in scandal and drug usage threatens to destroy lives. The point of no return is just the beginning as the characters are forced to face their struggles on a journey of self discovery and awareness.

Come see the show that's been described as Cliff Hanging, Head Turning, Jaw Dropping, & Enthralling.

Arts.Performance

Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story  | Open: 06/20/12 Close: 06/30/12
Sometimes life doesnt throw you a curveball....it hits you with a BRICK. After her Prince Charming turns out to be The Prince of Darkness, watch Elza strap on her stilettos and embark on a hilarious journey to find love again. Not easy in a city where women outnumbr men by 5 to 1! And that's not including the boroughs! From J Date to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, join Elza as she explores all avenues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. Watch as she learns the hard way about the new war on terror in New York City: DATING. Turning heartbreak and tragedy on its ass with heartfelt humor and wit, Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story is painfully real but laugh out loud funny. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty!


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy

Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story  | Open: 06/22/12 Close: 06/23/12
Sometimes life doesnt throw you a curveball....it hits you with a BRICK. After her Prince Charming turns out to be The Prince of Darkness, watch Elza strap on her stilettos and embark on a hilarious journey to find love again. Not easy in a city where women outnumbr men by 5 to 1! And that's not including the boroughs! From J Date to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, join Elza as she explores all avenues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. Watch as she learns the hard way about the new war on terror in New York City: DATING. Turning heartbreak and tragedy on its ass with heartfelt humor and wit, Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story is painfully real but laugh out loud funny. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty!


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy

Solo Macbeth  | Open: 04/14/12 Close: 06/14/12
Tom Gualtieri first performed “THAT PLAY: A Solo Macbeth” at the 2003 Midtown International Theatre Festival where it completely sold out its run while receiving across-the-board rave reviews and breathless standing ovations.  He subsequently performed the now-infamous piece at The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY (more raves) and the now-defunct Belt Theatre, NYC (more standing ovations).
 
This season Stage Left Studio’s Cheryl King insisted that “THAT PLAY: A Solo Macbeth” be presented as a featured selection in her Left Out Festival beginning April 14 after which the show will continue at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street – 6th Floor) through June 14.
 
By most scholarly accounts, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” had its first public performance at London’s Globe Theatre in April 1611.
 
Four hundred and one years later co-authors Tom Gualtieri and Heather Hill have re-examined this bloodbath of cruelty, tyranny, treachery, violence, guilt, mayhem, bedlam, murder, madness, maelstrom, betrayal, abject arrogance and blind ambition with its added omnipotent narrator and other-worldly seductive score by Billboard Magazine’s #1 world chart artist, Erin Hill, and have settled down for a two-month run with an option to continue through December.
 
“Macbeth” is arguably Shakespeare’s bloodiest play opening amidst thunder and lightning with three witches projecting the unthinkable - regicide, assassination, massacre, insanity and decapitation.
 
Consumed by ambition and driven into action by his power-mad wife, Macbeth murders the Scottish King Duncan usurping the throne and crowning his vicious Lady Macbeth Queen.
 
The Macbeths spectacularly spiral downwards as they begin doing away with anyone who might even suspect them of their unthinkable crime.
 
The body count astronomically ascends until the lady of the house goes to her death completely bonkers minutes before Macduff beheads Macbeth for slaughtering his innocent family.
 
Mr. Gualtieri plays them all!  The dead.  The living.  The slaughtered.  The betrayed.  The assassinated.   The Kings.  The Queens.  The Ladies.  The Lords.  The thanes.  The witches.  The servants.  The attendants.  The Earls.  The Generals.  The sons. 
 
He even plays the blood.
 
All to Erin Hill’s haunting score and seductive sound design.
 
Co-author Heather Hill directs. 

1905 Wife & Trifles  | Open: 05/05/12 Close: 05/10/12
Two American writers penned the stories you will see in Trifles and 1905 Wife. Both were women. Both wrote 100 years ago, before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in national elections in 1920.

So, they couldn't vote. But they could write.

Susan Glaspell, was famous when she wrote her first play, Trifles, in 1916; she was already a successful novelist. She went on to become the 2nd woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Susan had also been a journalist; she was inspired to write Trifles because of a story she covered as a journalist in 1900. Trifles illuminates an intimate world of women's lives apart from men, as well the deep empathy one human being may have for another, which can transcend duty, and custom, and, even, the law.

The other writer is Anonymous. We don't know much about her except what she tells us. She lived in the Midwest and she married a farmer. All the rest you will hear from the actress who speaks her words in her story, 1905 Wife. Although we shorten her story and add dramatic elements, every word you will hear from her in the story is unchanged from her original manuscript as published in a local newspaper in 1905. She writes about her life, about how things are, and how things could be different. She loves to read but must hide books from her husband, who does not want her to read. By bringing her story to life now, we are helping to fulfill her fondest wishthat her story will be heard.


Both of our plays reveal lives "outside" the confines of roles imposed by society. Both appeal to our imaginations and our desire to love life and live joyfully.


Arts.Theatre

Dating, Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story  | Open: 03/21/12 Close: 03/31/12
Sometimes life doesn't throw you a curveball, it hits you with a BRICK. After her Prince Charming turns out to be The Prince of Darkness, Elza embarks on a hilarious misadventure to find love again in a city where women outnumber men by 5 to 1. From J Date to Holy Communion, to Ricky's Strip Club, she explores all avenues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. Watch as she learns the hard way there is a new war on terror in New York: DATING. HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT's OUT THERE?!? Turning heartbreak and tragedy on its ass with heartfelt humor and wit, 'Dating , Depression & Dirtbags: A Love Story' is laugh out loud funny and all true.....Only the names have been changed to potect the guilty!


Comedy"

Renegade Princess  | Open: 03/01/12 Close: 03/10/12
“RENEGADE PRINCESS” is ANN MARIE HOUGHTAILING’S calmly presented chronicle of the roller-coaster-ride that is her life.
 
She is starring in her own show because quite frankly no one else on earth could even possibly do it justice.
 
Miss Houghtailing, an HBO Special waiting to happen, pointedly decided to record her personal journey while in a zen-like grip of determination to get out of Japan alive with her sanity and her baby – with or without her husband.
 
While questioning her decided promise to allow life to take her where it would, she amassed her courage and took over her universe.
 
That’s when things heated up.
 
Ann Marie Houghtailing has booked a Safari through life.    She is hunting big game.    New York is next.

Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-step Walk-up  | Open: 11/13/11 Close: 12/11/11
Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-step Walk Up centers on a 5-floor apartment building where the melting pot of tenants face-off with an evil (nay, typical) New York City landlord.  “Killer” Joe wants the old renters out to make way for pricier rent—this time, in a race against the new subway entrance sprouting up around the corner.  But it’s the septuagenarian sex addict Lorna Breedlove who proves to be Joe’s downfall.  Next door to a church (“for Christ’s sake”) where Anon meetings occur multiple times daily, the 20 characters represented all face life changes in a turbulent world.  Truth sets you free, but someone’s still going to jail.  "The whole world better sober up.  Nobody can afford their meds anymore."

Drama Desk Award-nominee Frank Blocker (Solo Performance) returns with another tour-de-force, based on conversations and situations witnessed in New York City.


NOTE: STAGE LEFT STUDIO has MOVED...

NEW location is 214 W 30th St, 6th Fl. (b/w 7th/8th Ave), one block south of Penn Station!

Women At Work Festival  | Open: 09/12/11 Close: 10/09/11
the 5th annual Women at Work Festival features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Eighteen performers will participate in the festival, presenting the work of thirteen writers. The festival runs from September 12 through October 9, 2011, at Stage Left Studio, in Chelsea. Two nights of the festival are devoted to short plays, or segments of longer works, and running times are 55-75 minutes total.

The 5th Annual Women at Work Festival Line-up is as follows: 

Monday and Tuesday, September 12 & 13, 7:30 PM
The Apple Tree, or Penis no. 7 written and performed by Regina Gibson
A young woman's poetical foray into the world of the penis, asking... Why is it that once I put the dick in my mouth we don't talk anymore?
... is it my mouth stuffed with cock that cuts off communication?

Wednesdays, September 14 & 21, 7:30 PM
The Vegas Project - written and performed by Theresa Gambacorta, directed by Cheryl King
Joanne is flying to Sin City for her annual vacation with her husband- only this time he is traveling via US Postal Express Service in his funeral urn.  She enlists the support of  her daughter Theresa in this hilarious story of what it means to love our "baggage".   www.theresagambacorta.com

Saturday, September 17, 3:00 PM
As Directed, written and performed by Dawn Sofia, directed by Michael Beckett
Sandi Sabattini, obedient executive secretary and divorced menopausal mom, gets entangled in an office crisis with her philandering boss.  Sandi is forced to confront her guilty conscience and choose which path to follow.

Sunday, Sep 18 5:30 PM & Friday, Oct 7, 7:30 PM
Am I Blue, written and performed by Elizabeth Blue, directed by Maia Garrison
Am I Blue takes you on the hilarious journey of what “finding yourself” actually looks like.

“Go see this show." The Rover, Montreal.

“Blue is a criminally funny performer who is almost certainly the lovechild of Kristen Schaal and Tina Fey.” Charlebois Post, Montreal.

www.elizabethblue.net

Mon and Tue, Sep 19 & 20, 7:30 PM
Can I Get A Smile, written and performed by Leah King, directed by Jessica Creane

What if street harassment was illegal? With live music, dance, and spoken word, find out what a burlesque-dancing sex blogger, gay bike mechanic, overly-self-aware yoga teacher and indie-rock feminist have to say about The Holla.More info at http://canigetasmile.tumblr.com

Sunday, Sep 25, 12:00 PM & Monday, Oct 3, 7:30 PM
Selected Shorts

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, written by Bara Swain, performed by Jenny Zerke and Nick DeSimone, directed by Bara Swain
Why are Munch and Tutuola at the Sunbright Hotel in Chinatown?  Were they invited to the wedding?

Goodnight, Sweet Prince, written by Barbara Bleier, performed by Dara O'Brien and Tom Lacey, directed by Cheryl King
A fractured fairy tale that riffs on how romantic love has been defined through the ages.

Miss Bert Whitman, written by Margaret Morrison, directed by Cheryl King

 Mud Offerings, written and performed by Natalie Goodnow, directed by Dino Foxx and kt shorb (September 25 only)
A Chicanita has it out with the Virgen de Guadalupe. This piece is a solo play unraveling the culturally complicated truths, lies and mythologies of women's spirituality and sexuality in contexts of violence and betrayal. Winner of the 2011 Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest.

Experimenting with American Faucets & The Placebo Boyfriend, written & performed by Ella Veres, directed by Cheryl King & Ella Veres
A Transylvanian offers outlandish solutions to women’s chronic tribulations

Wednesdays, Sep 28 & Oct 5, 7:30 PM
Grapefruit, written by Sally Lambert, performed by Cheryl King, directed by Theresa Gambacorta
Diagnosis: Your life is on the line, and your only hope is--are you ready?--the American Medical Industrial Complex.

Treatment: See Grapefruit, and laugh your poor ass off.

www.cherylkingproductions.com

Mon and Tue, Sep 26 & 27, 7:30 PM
Breakers, written and directed by Katrina Pallop, performed by Jamie Bock, Mike Cannon, and Katrina Pallop, co-directed by Phil Polefrone 
A full-length, free verse play of poetry, myth, and the psychic danger that comes along with telling a story to strangers.

Tue and Thur, Oct 4 & 6, 7:30 PM
Wonder Woman: A How-To Guide for Little Jewish Girls, written and performed by Cyndi Freeman, directed by David Drake
Two time FringeNYC award-winning writer/performer Cyndi Freeman's latest solo show traces her journey - little suburban Jewish girl obsessed with Wonder Woman to fabulous burlesque Queen in NYC. Join her on a crusade to right wrongs while wearing fabulous outfits.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct 8 & 9, 7:30 PM

Burst, written and performed by Gray, directed by Tanya Taylor Rubenstein
Set against the background of our multi-tasking, prescription-popping culture, "BURST” explores the madness of modern life and the unexpected sanity that comes with “being crazy.”

Gray takes us on a roller coaster ride through highs and lows of being diagnosed Bipolar, familial loss, meditating in Vietnam and eventually to her own definition of “balance.”

For video and more info: www.GrayPerforms.com/event

Burst  | Open: 10/08/11 Close: 10/09/11
Set against the background of our multi-tasking, prescription-popping culture, "BURST” explores the madness of modern life and the unexpected sanity that comes with “being crazy.”

Gray takes us on a roller coaster ride through highs and lows of being diagnosed Bipolar, familial loss, meditating in Vietnam and eventually to her own definition of “balance.”


Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Am I Blue  | Open: 09/18/11 Close: 10/07/11
After receiving two award nominations in the Montreal Fringe Festival (Just For Laughs Best Comedy, Centaur Theater Best English Production), Elizabeth Blue brings her solo show Am I Blue to her home turf of NYC in the Women at Work Festival! Veteran performer of NYC’s Peoples Improv Theater, Elizabeth Blue “is one of those performers you can't take your eyes off of. The honesty she brings to stage is refreshing, endearing and downright hysterical." (Peoples Improv Theater Artistic Director Jeff Lepine)


Am I Blue tells the story of a young woman living in New York City searching for answers to age-old spiritual questions like, “Who am I supposed to meditate to?” and “How does one get a man to actually call her?” When gurus fail to answer her questions, Blue takes matters into her own hands in search of her own epiphany.


“Go see this show." The Rover, Montreal.

“Blue is a criminally funny performer who is almost certainly the lovechild of Kristen Schaal and Tina Fey.” Charlebois Post, Montreal.

Proceeds benefit The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency

Wonder Woman: A How To Guide For Little Jewish Girls  | Open: 10/04/11 Close: 10/06/11

Two-time FringeNYC award-winning writer/performer Cyndi Freeman’s latest solo show, which premiered at the 2011 FRIGID New York Festival, traces her journey from a little suburban Jewish girl obsessed with Wonder Woman to a fabulous burlesque queen in NYC. A veteran storyteller and MothSlam winner, Freeman recounts personal tales of heroics and harrowing adventures while joyfully spewing trivia about America’s first and favorite female super here, Wonder Woman. Join her on a crusade to right wrongs while wearing fabulous outfits, directed by Obie-Award winner David Drake (director of Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge). 

Wonder Woman: A How To Guide For Little Jewish Girls will play as part of the Women at Work Festival, works by and/or about women, running September 12-October 9 at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor). Performances will be on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30pm and Thursday, October 6 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20) are available online at www.stageleftstudio.net. All net proceeds from the festival will be donated to The Girl Effect www.thegirleffect.org.

Grapefruit  | Open: 09/28/11 Close: 10/05/11
Diagnosis: Your life is on the line, and your only hope is--are you ready?--the American Medical Industrial Complex.

Treatment: See Grapefruit, and laugh your poor ass off.

Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Breakers  | Open: 09/26/11 Close: 09/27/11
A full-length, free verse play of poetry, myth, and the psychic danger that comes along with telling a story to strangers.

Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Cast: Jamie Bock, Mike Cannon & Katrina Pallop

The Vegas Project  | Open: 09/14/11 Close: 09/21/11
Joanne is flying to Sin City for her annual vacation with her husband- only this time he is traveling via US Postal Express Service in his funeral urn.  She enlists the support of  her daughter Theresa in this hilarious story of what it means to love our "baggage".  

Performed as part of the 5th Annual Women at Work Festival, September 12th - October 9th at Stage Left Studio.  This festival features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Can I Get A Smile?  | Open: 09/19/11 Close: 09/20/11
Can I Get A Smile asks the question - What if street harassment was illegal?

With live music, dance, and spoken word, find out what a burlesque-dancing sex blogger, gay bike mechanic, overly-self-aware yoga teacher and indie-rock feminist have to say about The Holla. More info at http://canigetasmile.tumblr.com

Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Leah King is a multidisciplinary performance artist and youth educator based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work focuses on women’s empowerment, afro-diasporic arts and multicultural identity.

As a singer and dancer, Leah has performed with Brown Girls Burlesque, Black Rock Coalition Orchestra and Marc Jacobs, and been featured at Bowery Poetry Club, Whitney Museum, BAM, B.B. King’s, Le Poisson Rouge, Santos and Galapagos. She has led arts workshops at Rikers Island, Manhattan JCC, Grassroots Media Coalition and numerous educational institutions.

Leah’s one-woman show about street harassment and sexuality, ‘Can I Get a Smile?’ was awarded a grant from the NY Department of Cultural Affairs/Brooklyn Arts Council, and has been performed at conferences, venues, and festivals throughout New York City. She is currently working on a new musical project about drag culture and sexual identity.

As Directed  | Open: 09/17/11 Close: 09/17/11
Sandi Sabattini, obedient executive secretary and divorced menopausal mom, gets entangled in an office crisis with her philandering boss.  Sandi is forced to confront her guilty conscience and choose which path to follow.

AS DIRECTED is performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

The Apple Tree, Or Penis No. 7  | Open: 09/12/11 Close: 09/13/11
A young woman's poetical foray into the world of the penis, asking... Why is it that once I put the dick in my mouth we don't talk anymore?
... is it my mouth stuffed with cock that cuts off communication?

Performed as part of the 5th Annual WOMEN AT WORK FESTIVAL, which features work by and/or about women, and is a benefit for The Girl Effect, which works with girls around the world to help them attain self-sufficiency.

Other People's Problems  | Open: 06/16/11 Close: 06/24/11
Fresh off the back of a knockout Australian tour, and en route to Montreal for the Just For Laugh's alternative arm "Zoofest", Aussie performer Sarah Quinn's hit solo show "Other People's Problems" is coming to New York for a very limited run. Book early to be sure you don't miss this critically-acclaimed satirical smash!

 

Other People's Problems is a savage and hilarious response to the ever-expanding self-improvement industry.

 

An unhinged motivational speaker gives a self-help seminar.

A well-meaning teenage videoblogger doles out advice on the internet.
 
Plain Jane attempts to find her mojo via a self-help sex tape.

 

Advice is a hot commodity, and these characters know it. Their questionable philosophies will leave you questioning yours.

Hey, we all got problems, man.

 

"Beautifully written. Quinn is magnificent" -Adelaide Advertiser

"Multi-layered, dynamo performances." -Montreal Gazette
 
"Remarkable, hilarious, enlightening" -Rip It Up

www.winnersatlife.com

Pattie Canova: Journey through the Myth  | Open: 06/05/11 Close: 06/05/11
On the road of life, we are all Fools

If you’re seeking an experience unlike any other, join Pattie Canova in her latest show, Mythic Journeys, on Sunday, May 1st. Described by her fans as the “rock star of tarot,” Pattie Canova: Mythic Journeys is scheduled to run exclusively at Stage Left Studio on May 1st and June 5th, at 4pm.

Formerly known as Souled Out, Mythic Journeys promises to be a provocative and intimate evening of myth, magic, and mayhem, as the audience reveals their deepest secrets. Recommended by both Time Out New York, and The Village Voice, Actress Parker Posey describes Pattie Canova as “brilliantly, psychically gifted.” A humorous, intuitive storyteller and profound public speaker, Pattie Canova has performed at prestigious venues such as the Ars Nova Theater, and has been a guest speaker at the Red Book Series at the Rubin Museum of Art. Recently, Canova spoke at fashion designer Norma Kamali’s salon in New York City on Love, Sex and Getting Naked: Dialogues with Venus, Goddess of Beauty.

An evening that promises to be both exciting and entertaining, Pattie Canova will take her audience on the mythic journey through the tales of philosophers, gods and goddesses along the labyrinth of life, love and relationships with the self, others, and the Divine. Join her at the Stage left Studio, located at 214 W. 30th Street, 6th Floor, NYC. Due to popular demand, tickets will be sold in advance, and there is limited seating on a first come-first served basis.

An evening full of tarot, tales, humor, and candor—Mythic Journeys will be a thought provoking and interactive evening where anything is possible. For more information on how to join her on her journey of self-discovery, log onto: www.stageleftstudios.net and select Mythic Journeys under current shows.   For more information about Pattie Canova, visit her website at www.pattiecanova.com, or to view her latest video online, log onto:
http://www.youtube.com/PandoraMarketing
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Cary's Chain Store Massacre  | Open: 02/17/11 Close: 02/20/11
Cary, 22, is a lump of a human being. A year ago his world collapsed, when his bookseller mentor closed up shop and disappeared. His life is again upended when the mentor, fifty-something Hal Regan, returns with a proposal: "Wouldn't it be fun to blow up the big Barnes and Noble on Union Square?" Cary goes along reluctantly, becoming enthusiastic for the old man's mad quest when he meets Beatrice, a lovely young B&N employee who wants to help. But when she and Hal turn on each other, Cary must make a choice. Does he want love, or does he want books?


About the Company: Sanguine Productions

Sanguine Productions is a theatre company committed to the production of uncompromising works that allow a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Sanguine will inspire our community to confront isolation and explore the shared human experience. Our mission is to advance the art of American theatre through the spirit of collaboration, making art accessible to everyone. We believe that the continuation of theatre depends on our ability to enable a greater connection of the world to each other. We pledge to:
• Make theatre more accessible
• Help build relationships
• Demonstrate our integrity through our work
• Provide high quality theatre

Batman And Robin In The Boogie Down  | Open: 06/16/10 Close: 07/17/10
Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down is a touching, yet quirky biographical tale of two siblings.  The play chronicles their life and loss, from the exuberant childhood games as Batman and Robin, to the sudden passing of the older brother at the age of 33. In the first act, we see that the sister has become ill after her brothers death.  She tries a myriad of alternative treatments to get better but nothing works.  So she decides to go home to connect with her brothers spirit. In the second act, the brother comes back in spirit form to answer some of her questions and to give her some peace and closure. Both siblings tell their stories from their points of view through flashbacks.  It is a poignant story of two lives eternally intertwined with a multitude of vibrant characters from their shared past in the Bronx and beyond.

Fearless Moral Inventory  | Open: 03/08/10 Close: 06/28/10
“FEARLESS MORAL INVENTORY” is 75 minutes long and introduces the general public to 64 characters all of 
whom are channeled through Mr. Blocker; the single man on stage ruining his health to deliver this comedy about 
a group of people, who have been forced to take complete honest stock of their lives and the lives of those around them.   


There is Marvin, the blind guy who dates redheads.   Followed closely by The Very Right Reverend Doctor Raymond B. Smythe 
who loathes pervs.   Richard, the serial banker.  Anna Mae, the reluctant widow.  Jon-Paul R. Georges, the ingrate son.   
The much too involved Mother on a mission to ruin a honeymoon.   Joe Tennent, the murderous landlord.   Sister Aloysius and 
Sister Theresa.   Iona Winchester, the mad hatter.   Franklin Ian Brown, a performer of sorts.   Jackie Oh.   Henrik, Jr., 
the clairvoyant cab driver.   Carl Joe, the honorary Blood.   Lois, Lottie’s best friend.   And Sue-Sue Daniels the addicted 
Everywoman from the deep South.

Women at Work Festival  | Open: 10/07/09 Close: 10/29/09
Cheryl King Productions presents the third annual Women at Work Festival, a festival of solo shows by and/or about women. Performances will be every Wednesday and Thursday in October at 8 pm, at Stage Left Studio, 438 W 37th Street, Suite 5A, NYC, between 9th and 10th Aves.

Each evening’s show will run from 60-90 minutes. Sixteen performers from all over the country will perform over the eight nights of the festival, in shows featuring comedy, drama, cabaret, monologues, and improvisation.
The festival schedule is as follows:

Oct 7 - Jewish Girls Don't Kayak - written and performed by Robyn Israel
Oct 8 - 180 Days - written and performed by Taren Sterry, directed by Cheryl King
Oct 14 - Hand-Me-Downs – written and performed by Donna Barkman
Oct 14 - Richard Ballon monologues "Kanga" and "Slaves", performed by Laurie McCants
Oct 14 - Sarah/Heyoke – written and performed by Dylan Guy
Oct 15 - Guido Girl - written and performed by Marianne Ferrari
Oct 21 - Waking Up in California - written and performed by Alithea Howes
Oct 21 - Sex Ed - written and performed by Jill Melanie Wirth and David Wirth
Oct 22 - Anelle - written and performed by Jen Peterman
Oct 22 - Reliving Beethoven - written and performed by Renata Hinrichs
Oct 22 - The Preacher's Wife - written and performed by Eva Patton
Oct 27 - "Bitter Pills" - written and performed by Adrianne Frost
Oct 27 - Katie Northlich – Katie Northlich in Mr. Pim's
Oct 27 - Myles Goldin - Fences
Oct 28 - Three Irish Widows vs. The Rest of the World - written and performed by Ed Malone

Net proceeds from this festival go to Friends of Niger, which sends girls in Africa to school.

Tickets are $18 and available through Smart Tix, www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444.
Discount tickets are available using the code 3OFF.
Seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase is recommended.
For more information, visit www.stageleftstudio.net and click on the festivals tab.
 

Beyond the Pale Arts Festival  | Open: 08/01/09 Close: 08/07/09
The Beyond the Pale Festival August 1-7, 2009

Edgy! Dangerous! Erotic! Pushing the Limits in NYC!

Film, Burlesque, Comedy, Art, Sketches, Solo Shows & Music

The week starts with a Forbidden Kiss Erotica show on Saturday, August 1, featuring original monologues, sketches, comedy and erotica by the company members. www.forbiddenkiss.info

The rest of the week features over 50 performers!

Sun, Aug 2, Salty and Sweet - Erotic Readings
Mon, Aug 3, Short Films
Tues, Aug 4, and Wed, Aug 5, Monologues and Sketches
Thur, August 6, Topher Cusumano's Solo Show "Roughhouse"
and William LoCasto's NYXY, Directed by Alexander Beck and performed by
Brandon Bernard, Zach Harvey, and Leicester Landon.
Fri, August 7, Brionne Davis's Solo Show "A Noble Exile"

On Aug 2, 4 and 6 wear the most “Beyond the Pale” costume and win two free tickets.

Audiences who arrive for fest performances will be treated to projections of visual art both in the theater and the lobby pre-show and during the post-show wine receptions every night.

All shows will be at 8 pm, and tickets will be $15. Tickets are available at Smart Tix, www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444.
Stage Left Studio is located at 438 West 37th Street 5A, between 9th and 10th Aves, and conveniently located near the A,C, and E lines at Port Authority or Penn Station.
www.stageleftstudio.net

*a life-changing experience or your money back!

For full performance details, visit http://www.stageleftstudio.net/#/beyond-the-pale/4534287207

Ny/xy  | Open: 07/09/09 Close: 08/06/09
Two young gay men. An anonymous voice. And a lot of questions about sex in New York City.

"NY/XY".....

  • examines the sexual histories, practices, and attitudes of its two "subjects", Michael and Danny
  • exposes the risks they take with their lovers
  • explores the ways they fit sex into their lives…when they do.

Starring Brandon Bernard, Zach Harvey, and Leicester Landon.

[Warning: contains explicit language]

Shame Lips  | Open: 04/30/09 Close: 05/09/09
Shame Lips
Created and Performed by The Lovely And Talented Miss Toni Silver

On the occasion of her mid-life meltdown, The Lovely And Talented Miss Toni Silver performs adventures from her life, as a ploy to stave off death. She tells tales both comic and tragic—(Her stint in the nuthouse! Coming out to her parents in a McDonald’s parking lot! Working as Lauren Bacall’s personal assistant!)—and a few that fall somewhere in between.
Miss Toni— the best middle-aged, gay, Jewish, tap-dancing, feminist, performance artist in America™—splits the seams between humiliation and triumph, challenging myths about how life is supposed to be lived while wrestling with the illusion of permanence.

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.
 

Festival producers Cheryl King and Joe Hutcheson are proud to announce that last year's Left Out Festival resulted in more than $2600 donated to Bailey House and GMHC. The net proceeds of this year's festival will again be donated to Bailey House and GMHC, with a portion reserved for the Campaign to Defeat Proposition 8.

The 2009 Left Out Festival is sponsored by The Village Voice, Backstage, nytheatre.com, HX, Blade, outimpact.com and Costello Wines.

The 2009 festival includes 14 performances and a Gayla party at Evolve Bar on April 15, from 8-10 pm, featuring Switch N' Play and Victoria, and happy hour prices on all drinks. Evolve Bar is located at 221 E. 58th St., NYC.

The opening night performance, April 16 at 8 pm, features the following monologues:
RICHARD BALLON - Doubletake, performed by Josef Wille
and Thumbprint, performed by Russell Jordan
FRANK BLOCKER - "The Great News" performed by Frank Blocker & "The Kroger What's Near My House" performed by Charnele Crick
ROBIN GOLDFIN - The Naturalist, performed by Robin Goldfin
RHEA MACCALLUM - Flushed Suicides, performed by Rhea MacCallum
ROBERT MICHAEL MORRIS - Jack, a selection from Men of Distinction, performed by Miller Lide
MICHELLE RAMONI - Sunday Afternoon, performed by Michelle Ramoni
TONI SILVER - A selection from Shame Lips, performed by The Lovely and Talented Toni Silver
LISA STEPHENSON - Tracy, a selection from Bedside Manners, performed by Lisa Stephenson

The closing night performance, April 27 at 8 pm, will feature the following spoken word artists and musicians: Samantha Barrow, JEN/ed, Erin Markey, Athena and Company, Pandora Scooter, and Mahina Movement.

All Festival performances will be followed by a wine reception.

This year the festival will feature six solo shows:
Friday, April 17 @ 8 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm
Dreams of Martha Stewart, written by Pamela Parker, and directed by Frank Blocker, performed by Gina Bonati - On a pilgrimage (bus) to Turkey HIll, a woman accidentally finds herself in the unforgettable characters she meets—and it’s A Good Thing.

Saturday. April 18 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
In Heat, written by Lisa Haas, directed by Jocelyn Sawyer, performed by Sally Sockwell
Alarmed that lesbianism is being overshadowed by a new GenderQueer culture, life-long Sapphic sister Doris Anderson as has pioneered SILK, a cultural hospice for the last of the lesbians.

Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm and Saturday. April 25 at 3:00 pm
Roughhouse, written and performed by Topher Cusumano, directed by Matt Whalen
“Roughhouse” is a spoken word performance piece that indicts the gay male’s relationship with aggression, masculinity, and concepts of power. “Roughhouse” will test the boundaries social construction by exposing the paradoxes of manhood and queerness. Written and performed by Topher Cusumano with direction by Matt Whalen, “Roughhouse” will leave you bruised, bloody, and begging for more!

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm and Friday, April 24 at 8:00 pm
The Devil's Back Door, written and performed by Akil Wingate - A rousing evening of gospel, soul, and blues storytelling about all the folks who sold their souls to the devil at the crossroads.

Sunday, April 19 at 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
An Evening with Ben Lerman and his ukulele, starring Ben Lerman
Ben Lerman is an NYC singer-songwriter and comedian making his TV debut in March on HereTV. Ben has toured nationally, is a regular guest on the Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius Radio, and hosts a monthly live version of the Match Game at the Bowery Poetry Club. He founded the band the Isotoners in 2003, and the band played the gay comedy rock circuit until 2005 when they discovered that there was no gay comedy rock band circuit. Ben has been playing solo in rock and comedy clubs, theaters, resorts and festivals since 2006. You can find out more at www.benlerman.net.

Monday, April 20 at 8:00 pm and Saturday. April 25 at 8:00 pm
Othernatural, written and performed by Laramie Dean, directed by Thomas Michael Campbell
A poignant journey of self discovery and sexuality. With monsters.

Tickets are $20. Seating is limited, and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available through Smart Tix, www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444.


 

Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes To Provincetown  | Open: 07/13/08 Close: 07/15/08
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-three-year-old gay New Yorker (who she refers to as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation. But before Miss Beaumont can quietly get used to Master Joseph's cosmopolitan gay lifestyle, an offensive painting suddenly jolts her into his awareness. After the initial shock and a few disagreements, the two spend the rest of their trip debating the deeper meanings of life, why they were brought together, and why a simple kite can be such a magical thing.
The Left Out Festival  | Open: 04/04/08 Close: 04/14/08
This 8-day and night festival will take place at Stage Left Studio, 438 W 37th Street, 5A, NYC, April 4-7 and 11-14. The festival will include 17 performances, more than 30 performers and a Gay-la event, a party with fashion, both faux and genuine drag queens, a fashion show, dancing, drink, and DJ's Shaka23 and her partner, celebrity DJ Aiden Turner, who plays Aidan Devane on All My Children. (You do not need to be gay to attend the Gay-la!)

The festival line-up includes solo shows, standup comedy, spoken word, monologues, song, dance, female impersonators, drag kings, and one two-person show about single gay men on a speed date.

A portion of the entire box office proceeds from the festival, as well as the entire ticket sales for the Gay-la on April 13 will be donated to Bailey House and GMHC.

The Village Voice, edgenewyork.com, Costello Wines and Andrew Christian, Inc. are festival sponsors.

Line-up of performances, show times, and other information at www.leftoutfestival.com.

Deviant Women  | Open: 04/13/08 Close: 04/13/08
Letters, monologues, and poetry in this stunning inside look at the hearts and minds of lesbians, from the past to the present.


Performed by Charlita Williams, Sharon Lucas, & Marjorie Conn

Art's Heart  | Open: 04/06/08 Close: 04/12/08
Skunks. Sex. Suicide. A comedy about loneliness.

The story of a child-like, emotionally scarred, young gay man who lives alone with his pet fish, a ladder, and a pair of binoculars he uses to spy on the handsome Frenchman who lives across the street. Reminiscent of Pee Wee's Playhouse at its best; an aching portrayal of childish buoyancy battered and bruised by the dark crashing waves of emotion, pain, loneliness, and naturally, heart-ache.

Women, Words, Poetry, and Music  | Open: 04/11/08 Close: 04/11/08
TRUTH TELLING by JEN/ed - An exploration of compulsive honesty. JEN/ed has been recognized by OutMusic, Just Plain Folks, and the Fresh Fruit Festival. Her work is featured in the International Museum of Women.

Pandora Scooter - spoken word dynamo, featured in CURVE MAGAZINE's Out in Front last summer, will perform tasty wordsicles about identity and living queer.

Erin Markey - The Larry Flynt of Avant Cabaret

Mahina Movement - an allotrope of Music, Words, Heart Jewels and SoulFlesh.

Southern Gothic Novel  | Open: 04/07/08 Close: 04/07/08
One actor performs eighteen citizens (insects and animals, too) of Aberdeen, Mississippi, a Twin Peaks-ish town of secrets and mystery. When Viola Haygood is kidnapped, everyone's got motive, opportunity, but who's the culprit? Journey into small-town psyches and big-time dreams!
How can a person face a new life when he can't get rid of the baggage from the old; especially while paralyzed by obsessiveness, crippling fears of failure, death, loss, inadequacy and just not fitting in? Such is the situation Joe finds himself in as he prepares to uproot his comfortable (if not altogether happy) existence in California for a new life in Florida.

Eschewing a plane ride, he takes a road trip cross-country, but finds himself suffering emotional meltdown almost before he gets started. Seeing a long and endless road with nothing but emptiness and despair stretched out before him, he must look deep inside himself to learn perhaps the one true axiom when it comes to life - sometimes you wonder and other times you just don't know. And all we can do every day is the best we can. Along the way, he is joined by several travel mates, including his born-again mother, his pill-popping step-mother, some old classmates, and his lesbian soul mate. His adventure culminates in a rather interesting encounter in a techno gay bar in Nashville, Tennessee.

More than a monologue, The Purpose of Matter in the Universe is a multi-media event, combining video and film projection, a slide show, music and other audio elements to take the audience along on this literal and emotional journey.

Part of the Eighth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival

No Frills at Stage Left  | Open: 01/13/06 Close: 03/12/06
Cheryl King Productions presents three solo shows in repertory: Samuraization, written and performed by Pandora Scooter; Character Forum: A Thesis, written and performed by Katie Northlich; "not a nice girl", written and performed by Cheryl King. These shows will run six times each from Jan 13 - Mar 12 For details, visit www.stageleftstudio.com and click on showcases. Tickets $15. Seating limited. Credit card reservations accepted. Call 212-838-2134 for info or reservations
Samurization  | Open: 01/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
Inspired by the life of Nobel-nominated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima (who committed ritual suicide in 1970), SAMURAIZATION explores the space between impulse and execution (literally and figuratively). In other words: this is a show for folks who want what they want and will stop at nothing to get it!
No Frills  | Open: 01/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
3 solo shows in repertory

Samuraization, by Pandora Scooter; Character Forum: A Thesis by Katie Northlich, and "not a nice girl" by Cheryl King.

Straightforward, funny, and idiosyncratic, all three of these shows provoke thought, question values, and examine cultural assumptions. In Stage Left Studio's intimate setting, these three actresses make direct contact with the audience, providing an unusually powerful theatrical experience.

information: www.cherylkingproductions.com.