June Havoc Theatre

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Address: 312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY    10018

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EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER  | Open: 07/19/16 Close: 07/28/16
“Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll” Aya was shaped by the eclectic community of New York City. But Aya’s father, an Egyptian-American world-traveler, remained a mystery, as did her Muslim family. In this solo musical, Aya enacts the world she came from and the family she went in search of. With a range of accents, voices, and zany characters, Aya’s story deals with contemporary conflicts – identity, the culture war, Islamophobia, all while asking Eh Dah – what is this?!

 


About the Company: Hypokrit Theatre Company

Hypokrit Theatre Company’s mission is to encourage artistic inquiry by providing artists from minority communities a platform to showcase their talents while assisting them in marketing their work.

A Scythe Of Time  | Open: 07/21/16 Close: 07/26/16
Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A SCYTHE OF TIME takes us to London, 1881, where the public can’t get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine Signore Zenobia embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own. A bizarre tale of power and love, poetic justice and bloody revenge, A SCYTHE OF TIME shows us just how far one goes for fame and recognition in an absurd world.

Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 pm; Sunday, July 24 at 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 pm Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org.

The June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 W 36th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)For more information, please visit, www.ascytheoftime.com For more information, please visit nymf.org

 

A new musical about faith, narcissism, and red velvet cake.  Adamenses Huckster is the over the top, gregarious, completely unfiltered, and generally inappropriate preacher at "The First Church of Mary, the Repentant Prostitute." The show takes place on the evening of First Church's fifth annual benefit concert, revival and pot luck dinner.  So the Parishioners (audience) can expect a concert of 11 exciting, soul/gospel infused songs along with a revival unlike anything you've ever seen before. And of course....the pot luck dinner!! So come to the revival y'all... and get yourselves SAVED!!!

Martha Wilkinson directs a cast of six, including Geoff Davin, Megan Murphy Chambers, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Brooke Leigh Davis, Rosemary Fossee, and Michael San Miguel.

Musical accompaniment is by Soul’d OUT NYC, including Keys: Olivier Court; Trumpet: Paul Tafoya; Sax: Gabriel Richards; Trombone: Nick Grinder; Bass: Louis de Mieulle; Drums: Antoine Cara; and guitar: Michael San Miguel.

The First Church of Mary, The Repentant Prostitute’s FIFTH ANNUAL!!! Benefit Concert, Revival and Potluck Dinner is an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival’s Next Link Project. Lighting Designer: Benjamin Weill; Sound Designer: Megan Culley; Production Stage Manager: Katie Veglio; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Eddie And The Palaceades: A New Rock And Roll Musical  | Open: 07/15/14 Close: 08/03/14
Eddie and The Palaceades opened for the Beatles then dropped like a rock back into obscurity. Twenty-five years later, the Palace Theater where they got their start is threatened with demolition. Eddie runs for mayor to save the theatre, but his decision tears his family apart. Eddie and The Palaceades is an all original blend of rock ‘n’ roll and musical theater, an exuberant and emotional roller-coaster ride about family and friendship, standing up against corruption, and the universal need for love and respect.

Jamibeth Margolis directs a cast of 12, including Bill Dietrich* (Bway: Jekyll and Hyde), Robert Dyckman*, Annie Edgerton* (Bway & Nat. Tour: Mamma Mia), Sheila Egan*, Luke Hobeck*, Michael Indeglio (Nat. Tours: Mame, Titanic, Forever Plaid), Christopher Karl* (Off Bway: Lies My Father Told Me), Marilyn Matarrese* (Off Bway: Tony 'N' Tina's Wedding), Joseph Peterson*, Mandy Leigh Thompson*, Tony Triano*, and Shelley Valfer.  *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

The Learned Ladies  | Open: 10/04/13 Close: 10/19/13
Cake Productions and The New Ateh Theater Group present Molière's The Learned Ladies, translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas. Paul Urcioli directs an all-female cast of eleven, including Kathryn Alexander, Sarah Brill, Francesca Day, Janna Emig, Susan Finch*, Katie Honaker*, Marta Kuersten, Madeleine Maby*, Sara Montgomery, Elizabeth Neptune, and Elena Sanz. Performances will be staged October 4-19, 2013 at The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase.

Henriette is in love and wants to marry the handsome Clitandre. But in her overzealous passion for the new intellectual movement, Henriette’s mother, Philamente, wants to pair her off with Trissotin, a conniving “scholar” and mediocre poet. Henriette’s sister, Armande, is also striving to stop the union, having loved Clitandre herself until she spurned him for intellectual pursuits. Mix in a loony but lovable sister, an exasperated brother-in-law, a couple of mouthy servants, and a father who just wants his tea served in peace and quiet, and voila! The pretensions and excesses of the upper classes are highlighted by Molière’s classic wit and wisdom in this rambunctious comedy.

 


About the Company: Cake Productions & The New Ateh Theater Group

Cake Productions is a female-founded theatre company producing Off-Off Broadway pieces that are culturally significant to modern, urban audiences. Winner of the 2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actor (Amir Darvish) and nominated for Outstanding Costume Design (Brooke Berry and Mark Mears), Cake Productions is geared toward commercially appealing, thought-provoking , edgy plays. In addition to creating opportunities for women as performers, administrators and designers, Cake focuses heavily on production values and presents their work in welcoming, accessible venues. The company also produces readings of new or adapted material for future mainstage productions and offers practical educational workshops for theater students and professionals.

The New Ateh Theater Group endeavors to produce theater that is fun for audience and actor alike. Formed in 2005, we produced several original works in our first two years, focusing primarily on literary adaptations. In the Fall of 2007, Ateh and three sister companies were awarded a six month residency at chashama 217. There Ateh produced the late-night choose-your-own-adventure  Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays, which played to sold out crowds for months. In the fall of 2010, we produced company member Sara Montgomery's hilarious PG Wodehouse inspired Weekend at an English Country Estate and were rewarded with two IT Award nominations for outstanding original full length script and best featured actress. We are very excited to be bringing our own interpretation and enthusiasm to this classic play, and it's made even more exciting by our new collaborators, Cake Productions.

Midtown International Theatre Festival 2013 Season  | Open: 07/15/13 Close: 08/04/13
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)’s fourteenth season will include a slate of full-length plays and musicals, as well as Short Subjects. The Festival will run from July 15 to August 4, 2013, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor.  Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Tickets are available at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays.

 

The lineup represents submissions in all genres. Nonmusical plays run 45–90 minutes; musicals may go as long as two hours.

 

John Chatterton, MITF executive producer, said he’s thrilled about this year’s Festival. “It’s nearly double the size of last year, and ticket sales are taking off early. I think the reason is that, with all this whining about the economy, we decided to hand out a lot of stuff (free rehearsal space, storage, insurance…) to encourage people to produce shows in the Festival. Whatever the reason, both quantity and quality seem to be brimming over this year.”

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest Off-Off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since.  In 2008 the Festival expanded from two theatres in that building to four, at the WorkShop Theater Company and Abingdon Theatre Company spaces. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on effective but minimal production values.

 

This year’s lineup is as follows:

 

The Actual Dance, by Samuel A. Simon, presented by The Actual Dance, LLC

July 21 at 5:30pm, July 23 at 6pm, July 25 at 9:15pm, August 2 at 7:30pm, August 3 at 5:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

One man’s journey with the woman he loves. 60 min.

 

The Adventures of Superbunny, by Michael Mackenzie Wills, presented by Rabbit Hole Theatriks, Inc.
July 19 at 11:30am, July 20 at 11:30am, July 21 at 12:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

A new children’s musical, based on the best-selling book for young readers Thumperino – Diary of a Superbunny, which deals with such issues as healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence. 60 min.

 

Angel on My Shoulder, by James Beaumont, O’Mara Leary, and Warren Hill (composer, lyricist, book)
Presented by American Dance Theater productions

July 30-31 at 6pm, August 1 at 6pm, August 2 at 8pm, August 3 at 9:30pm, August 4 at 3pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A jazzy update of the classic movie about a murdered gangster who gets a second chance at life – only not exactly alive. 120 min.

 

Azalea Path,written and presentedby Jack Wernick

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

July 30 at 7:15pm, August 2 at 8:45pm, August 4 at 4:30pm

Sylvia Plath returns to her father’s grave on the 50th anniversary of her death, only to encounter a pair of radical feminists determined to rewrite herstory.  45 min.

 

Background Voices Calling from a Distance, written and presented by Jenifer Badamo

July 31 at 6pm, August 3 at 7:30pm, August 4 at 6:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Is God really judgmental, or do we judge ourselves? 60 min.

 

Bending All The Rules, by James Salem and Joseph Salem (composer, lyricist, book)

Presented by James Salem

July 18 at 6pm, July 22 at 8:30pm, July 25 at 8pm, July 27 at 8:15pm, August 4 at 7:30pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Hetero, Homo, or in-between ­– we all play “the game,” and sometimes, we all have to bend the rules. 120 min.

 

Black Ice, byLezlie Revelle, presented by Ivy Theatre Company/Audrey Alford

July 21 at 1pm, July 24 at 8pm, July 31 at 8:45pm, August 3 at 2pm, August 4 at 8:30pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Friendships hit the ice when a coming-out sends Harmony skidding out of control. 90 min.

 

Black Is the Color of My Voice, by Apphia Campbell (composer, lyricist, book)

Presented by Apphia Campbell/spotlight please productions

July 22 at 9pm, July 26 at 6pm, July 28 at 1:30pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

It’s a new dawn, a new day, and a new life for Mena, and she’s fighting to feel good.105 min.

 

The Black Man-O-logues, by Jacquay Waller, presented by DreamCatcher Productions/Jacquay Waller

July 19 at 8pm, July 20 at 1pm and 5:30pm, July 21 at 8:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Find out why he’s really not that into you! 90 min.

 

Brattleboro, by Lindsay B. Davis, presented by LBDinNYC Productions/Lindsay B. Davis

July 26 at 6pm, July 27 at 4:30pm, July 28 at 7pm
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Lori, a Thirty-Something would-be writer with a unique case of arrested development, faces the nature of her relationship with James, a Blackberry-obsessed banker she has resolved many times to leave. 45 min.

 

Break None of His Bones, written and presented by Joanne de Simone

July 24 at 6pm, July 27 at 7:30pm, July 28 at 5:45pm
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Leopold and Loeb with cell phones, but with not as many gray cells.... 45 min.

 

Coffee\Evil, by Michael Hagins, presented by C.A.G.E.

July 31 at 6pm, August 3 at 7pm, August 4 at 3:15pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

An office temp becomes suspicious of her surroundings at her new assignment. 45 min.

 

Color of Life, by Sachiko Ishimaru (composer, lyricist, book)

Presented by Theatre Polyphonic/Sachiko Ishmaru

July 16 at 8pm, July 19 at 9:45pm, July 20 at 8:30pm, July 21 at 7pm
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A Japanese painter meets a colorful actress on a plane ride to NY and moves into her apartment...Will 90 days be enough? 90 min.

 

Crazytown: My First Psychopath, by Jude Treder-Wolff (composer, lyricist, book), presented by Lifestage, Inc.

July 17 at 7:30pm, July 20 at 3pm, July 22 at 6pm, July 25 at 7:30pm, July 30 at 8:30pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Working in psychiatry can be kind of wack. 75 min.

 

The Dark I Know, by Alex Eisen and John Watts (composer, lyricist, book), presented by Blueline Productions

July 21 at 5:30pm, July 27 at 1pm, July 28 at 5:30pm, July 31 at 8:30pm, August 4 at 8pm
The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Sometimes, everyone needs a second chance in life. 120 min.

 

Delicate Perception, by Ana Ingham, presented by The Intuitive Theater Co./Joseph Leone

July 15 at 8:30pm, July 18 at 6:30pm, July 21 at 11:45am

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

When our personal perceptions become projections of truth about our lovers, relationships between men and women become an evolutionary process. 45 min.

 

Division Avenue, by Miki Bone, presented by bCreative/Miki Bone

July 17 at 6pm, July 28 at 1pm, July 29 at 8:30pm, August 1 at 8:30pm, August 3 at 7:30pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A new play about the intersection of faith, love, and bicycles. 90 min.

 

Dream of an Englishman, by Ana Ingham, presented by The Intuitive Ensemble

July 29 at 9:45pm, August 1 at 5:15pm, August 3 at 12:30pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

When a person has a dream he is never alone; and his life is much better for it. 60 min.

 

Enter Singing– The Musical, by Linda Evans (composer, lyricist, book)

Presented by Satellite Productions, LLC

July 27 at 1pm, July 28 at 8pm, July 29 at 6pm, August 1 at 8pm, August 4 at 1:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC 120 min.

Four finalists vie in Times Square for the title of Best Playwright in the USA and probably the world! 120 min.

 

Envoy, by Belinda Bremner, presented by Ensemble Atria/Christopher Tefft

July 17 at 6pm, July 21 at 2pm, July 25 at 8pm, July 27 at 5:30pm, August 4 at 8pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC
Twelve student hostages struggle to make one big decision as they fight to keep hope alive moments from death. 120 min.

 

Fancy, written and presentedby Michael F. Bruck

July 22 at 7:45pm, July 27 at 7pm, July 28 at 3:45pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

A Brooklyn couple celebrate their 10th anniversary in a high-end Manhattan restaurant. 45 min.

 

Franz/Drew/Rotpeter, by Drew Valins and Franz Kafka, presented by Drew Valins

August 1 at 8pm, August 2 at 10pm, August 3 at 4pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

A personal dance with Franz Kafka. 75 min.

 

Funny Stories, written and presented by James Judd

August 2 at 6pm, August 3 at 7pm, August 4 at 2pm
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A collection of James Judd’s funniest stories from NPR’s Snap Judgment. 60 min.

 

The HAT Chronicles, by Jonathan Johnson, presented by Marshall Freeman

July 17 at 9:15pm, July 20 at 1pm, July 24 at 6pm, July 26 at 8:30pm, July 27 at 5pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Conversations with people in hats.  What’s your story? 90 min.

 

Help Yourself,written and presented by Lauren Hunter

July 17 at 6pm, July 19 at 9:30pm, July 21 at 3pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

East meets West when a naturally negative, native New Yorker navigates a morass of alternative treatments. 45 min.

 

Hollywood! Hollywood!, by Lou Briggs Vitacco (composer, lyricist, book), presented by Write Act Rep Eastside, John Lant

July 20 at 6pm, July 23 at 8:15pm, July 24 at 6pm, July 26 at 8:15pm, July 27 at 3:45pm, July 30 at 8:45pm
The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Young hungry hopefuls faking, taking, and making it in LA for their chance to star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 105 min.

 

How to Make a Robot,by Garrett Lander, presented by Shalyn Kempema

July 16 at 8pm, July 27 at 7:30pm, August 1 at 6pm, August 3 at 1:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Hate your job? So does the robot replacing you. 90 min.

 

Iris, written and presented by Britton Buttrill

July 23 at 9:15pm, July 24 at 10pm, July 25 at 9:15pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC
What do you do when the relationship is over, but the art you created lives on? 45 min.

 

The Linguists, by EJ Sepp, presented by EstoProductions/EJ Sepp

July 15 at 7:15pm, July 20 at 7:45pm, July 21 at 5:45pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Mispronunciation will not be tolerated.  45 min.

 

Love, Genius, and a Walk, by Gay Walley, presented by Gay Walley/Vicki Abrams/Felicia Bass GM

July 16 at 8:30pm, July 25 at 6pm, August 2 at 6pm, August 3 at 5:30pm, August 4 at 1pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Mahler and Freud, and some others in 2013, face just how hard it is to mix love and work. 90 min.

 

Love Stinks, by Kate Plumb Rader, presented by Ego Actus in Association with Kim M. Jones

July 16 at 6pm, July 17 at 8pm, July 18 at 6pm, July 19 at 8pm, July 20 at 4:45pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

When love can drive you mad, literally: The sanest of couples can be driven to completely irrational behavior when it comes to love. 75 min.

 

Margarita and Max, by Manuel Igrejas, presented by Emaginer

July 23 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 6pm, July 28 at 8:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A lonely woman in Cedar Chips, New Jersey, waits for a bus to New York City and finds love with a black plastic bag. 60 min.

 

Marilyn, written and presented by Chris Savery

July 17 at 6pm, July 20 at 6:30pm, July 21 at 1:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Marilyn Monroe reflects on the life she wanted, instead of the life she had. 90 min.

 

Motel Rasdell: A New Musical, by Danielle DeMatteo and Christina Bracco, presented by Cori Gardner

July 15 at 8pm, July 21 at 8pm, July 22 at 6pm, July 28 at 8pm, July 29 at 6pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

The other side of the white picket fence. 120 min.

 

The Names, by Alec Gutherz, presented by Reliance, LLC
July 24 at 7:30pm, July 26 at 9pm, July 29 at 6pm, August 1 at 8pm, August 3 at 8:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

There is a moment when every name is called... Will you be ready to hear your name? 90 min.

 

Nobody’s Bones, by Heather McCuen

July 16 at 7:30 pm, July 20 at 6:30pm, July 21 at 7pm

The Jewel Box Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor, NYC

The unhappy wife of a mobster discovers a hitman stumbling into her bedroom in the middle of the night. An unlikely relationship develops while they wait for the husband to come home. 45 min.

 

Our Lord and Savior’s Seahorse, by Sean Michael Welch, presented by Cruel and Unusual Productions

July 27 at 3pm, July 31 at 9:30pm, August 4 at 12:45pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A sculptor must defend his depiction of Jesus crucified to his benefactor, who thinks that the Savior has been “short-changed.” 45 min.

 

Over the Hill, written and presented by Lori Mannette
July 31 at 8pm, August 3 at 1pm, August 4 at 3:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

When Karen turns 50, she loses her business, her husband, and her house, forcing her to start her life over again as if she were 18. 60 min.

 

The Past Is Still Ahead, by Sophia Romma, presented by The Past is Still Ahead, Inc./Patrick O’Neill

July 23 at 6pm, July 27 at 2pm, July 28 at 8:30pm
The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

One of Russia's most ill-fated and controversial cult poets of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetaeva, revisits the tumultuously tragic and sexy events of her life – just before succumbing to “suicide” at the hands of the Soviet Secret Police, in 1941, while exiled in Siberia. 60 min.

 

Poisoned, written and presentedbyJim Boyett

July 18 at 6pm, July 19 at 6pm, July 23 at 8pm, July 27 at 3:30pm, July 28 at 6pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Sam’s in town for her brother’s wedding. She just wants to help out – right? 90 min.

 

A Question of Taste, by Andrew Ade, presented by Jeanne Foster-McKelvia
July 25 at 6pm, July 27 at 3:30pm, July 28 at 7pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

What happens when two rebels for the same cause but from different generations are thrown into the same prison cell? 60 min.

 

The Renaissance Dueling Play, by Michael Hagins, presented by C.A.G.E. Theatre Festival of New York City

July 18 at 8pm, July 20 at 1pm, July 28 at 4pm, August 1 at 6pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A good duel is hard to find. 75 min.

 

Sacrifice, by George Cameron Grant, presented by Aqueduct Productions, Inc.

August 2 at 9pm, August 3 at 2:30pm, August 4 at 8:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Hell hath no fury like innocence scorned. 45 min.

 

Samaritans, or Where Is Sylvia?, by Wayne Paul Mattingly

Presented by Tiger’s Heart Players/Wayne Paul Mattingly

July 15 at 6pm, July 20 at 7:30pm, July 24 at 8pm, July 28 at 2:15pm, August 3 at 5:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

A confused widower encounters an unconventional couple while searching for his dead wife. 75 min.

 

A Serious Person and Then Some, by John Doble, presented by John Doble/Michael Palmer

July 16 at 9pm, July 18 at 8pm, July 23 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 8:30pm, July 28 at 5pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Three blind dates: see how they run. 90 min.

 

The Shallot, written and presented by Rachel Arbeit

July 15 at 8pm, July 19 at 10pm, July 20 at 3pm and 9:15pm, July 24 at 6pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Where losing your job meets losing your mind. 90 min.

 

SingleVille, by Mary McCallum, presented by SistaStyle Productions
July 19 at 6pm, July 20 at 10:30pm, July 21 at 8:30pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Three women, one stage: love, sex, dating, marriage – what more could you want?75 min.

 

Slain in the Spirit,by Lisa Milinazzo

July 16 at 6pm, July 18 at 8pm, July 25 at 6pm, July 26 at 8pm, July 30 at 6pm, August 3 at 3:30pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Molly Lynch is spinning out of control! She scrambles to bake muffins in her trailer park bus, bedeviled by post partum demons, a posse of angels and a parking lot preacher.90 min.

 

Sleep at Your Own Risk, by Matthew Ethan Davis

Presented by Ticket to Eternity Productions/Brendan Wahlers
July 31 at 7:15pm, August 2 at 6pm, August 4 at 7pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Guy struggles with the phenomenon of sleepwalking while trying to hold on to the love of his life – and not walk out of his apartment naked. 60 min.

 

Sophia, by Michael Antin (composer, lyricist, book), presented by Write Act Rep Eastside, John Lant

July 20 at 3:45pm, July 23 at 6pm, July 24 at 8:15pm, July 26 at 6pm, July 27 at 6pm, July 28 at 3:15pm        

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A “laugh-in”-your-face musical comedy set in the Sixties, where beautiful women look for extraordinary love in ordinary men. 105 min.

 

Sort of Like Julie ... Only Worse ..., by Julie Hays, presented by Miss Elle Productions

July 23 at 9pm, July 25 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 8:45pm, July 29 at 8pm, July 31 at 6pm, August 4 at 5pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

An ensemble comedy about Julie, a perpetually sunny, middle-aged white lady with one dream: to perform at the famed Apollo Theater. 75 min.

 

Soul on Fire – The Musical, by Tyrone Stanley

Presented by Onyx Vision Productions, Inc./Tyrone Stanley Enterprise, LLC

July 16 at 6pm, July 18 at 8:30pm, July 19 at 8pm, July 20 at 1pm, July 21 at 3pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Mozes must choose between his love for Kisha and his very existence. 120 min.

 

Stetson’d, by Mark Stetson and Devin Delliquanti, presented by Georges Briard Productions (Mark Stetson)

July 17 at 8pm, July 23 at 6pm, July 27 at 9:30pm, July 31 at 7:30pm, August 2 at 8pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Mark Stetson sets out to change his cosmic bad luck. 90 min.

 

Suckerfish, by W.T. Underwood, presented by RAW Studios/Thomas Jane

July 17 at 6pm, July 18 at 10pm, July 21 at 7pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

On a city street corner, between madness and sanity, all that stands in the way of Hank and freedom is a certifiable homeless man and a pay phone that can't hear out. 60 min.

 

The Suitcase, by Erin Cunningham, presented by Rick Cekovsky
July 15 at 6pm, July 20 at 9pm, July 21 at 4:30pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

How far will two people go to fulfill their obligations to each other? And will they notice the man hiding under the bed? 90 min.

 

Teach Me to Cry, written and presented by William J. Schneider

July 30 at 6:30pm, August 3 at 4pm, August 4 at 7pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

The time when strangers became friends. 60 min.

 

The Tellin’ Man,by Rudy Gray, presented by Christen Omantra Callahan

July 19 at 6pm, July 20 at 2:45pm, July 28 at 2pm, July 30 at 8pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A black slave informs his master of a slave revolt. 90 min.

 

Three True Stories, written and presented by Neil Genzlinger

July 16 at 6pm, July 19 at 8pm, July 20 at 4:45pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

You know those smarmy stories gloating parents are always telling about their kids? These are the opposite. 60 min.

 

Trapped, by Henriette Rise, presented by VAERK9000

July 15 at 6pm, July 17 at 8pm, July 19 at 6pm, July 20 at 8:15pm, July 21 at 1pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Chained to the box of normality and left to die, five historical artists battle sexual frustration, feminism, and artistic dehydration. 90 min.

 

A Tree, a Dog, and an Ordinary Man, by Jung Han Kim, presented by Banana Groove/Jung Han Kim

July 22 at 8pm, July 26 at 6:30pm, July 28 at 1pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

In this surreal world, where animals and plants can talk, a tree and a dog share a tiny apartment with an ordinary man who finds a Playboy magazine on his table – which creates fully unexpected, hilarious physical comedy in his life. 45 min.

 

Two Women on a Precipice, by Karin Fazio Littlefield, presented by Titus’ Arrow

July 29 at 7:15pm, August 3 at 9:30pm, August 4 at 5:45pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Two women stand at the edge of the abyss, about to hurl themselves into oblivion. Hang on a moment…. 45 min.

 

A Voice in My Head, written and presented by Debbie Lannen

July 29 at 8:30pm, August 1 at 6:45pm, August 4 at 12:45pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Secrets, lies, and Snickers. 45 min.

 

The Violin Maker, by Karin Fazio Littlefield, presented by Titus’ Arrow
July 30 at 6pm, August 3 at 8:15pm, August 4 at 2pm

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

A dying man reveals the truth to his longtime lover: that she exists only in his mind. 45 min.

 

Web Emporium, by Akos Nemeth (Hungarian), translated into English by Eugene Brogyanyi

Presented by Threshold Theater Co/Pamela Billig & E. Brogyanyi

July 21 at 4pm, July 22 at 6pm, July 28 at 4pm, July 29 at 8:30pm, July 30 at 8pm

The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

Two 14-year-old girls form an illegal prescription drug business, which brings on big money & big risks. 90 min.

 

Yesterday Iran / Today Iraq, written and presented by L. S. Goldberg

July 24 at 9:30pm, July 25 at 6pm, July 26 at 7:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

On the eve of his first deployment to Iraq, Pvt. Steven “Stippy” Goodman discovers a mysterious box of World War II letters from his grandfather, Lt. Chester A. “Grumpa” Goodman. 60 min.

 

The 2013 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor. 

 

Further information about the MITF can be found on the Festival Web site, at www.MidtownFestival.org.

Division Avenue  | Open: 07/17/13 Close: 08/03/13
Tradition is the life’s blood of the Hasidic Jewish community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.  But that tradition can also be suffocating.  A new play by Miki Bone, Division Avenue, explores the gap between identity and ideals.  This funny, provocative play tells the story of Ephraim, a widowed Hasidic man, who seeks out a new world beyond Williamsburg only to find himself caught by the new technology of cell phone tracking. The action of the play unfolds amidst a legal battle over the removal of bicycle pathways of Williamsburg that pits the ultra-orthodox Hasidim against yuppies and hipsters.  As Ephraim tries to help his parents confront the encroachment of the modern world on their religious sanctuary, he must conceal his own efforts to break free of tradition and seek a new life and a new love in the outside world.

Midtown International Theatre Festival 2013 Symposium  | Open: 12/18/12 Close: 12/18/12
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents the fourth annual MITF Symposium on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6pm at The June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W 36th St., first floor, NYC.  Admission is FREE but reservations are requested (E-mail to midtownFestival@gmail.com). 

This year’s Symposium will feature a panel of Festival staff and previous Festival participants.  The panel will discuss the Festival and why to produce in it.   There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session; the panelists will also be available after the Symposium to address individual concerns. The Symposium, true to its name (“drinking together,” in Greek) will end with a wine and cheese reception in the upper lobby of the theatre.

“The panel will illustrate for self-producing artists and would-be Off-Broadway producers why the MITF is a valid alternative to bigger festivals,” said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF. “I also want to spread the word of all the free stuff we’ll be giving away this season. Theatre, even at the lowest level, is too expensive to produce in New York City, and we’re doing everything we can to make it easier.” This year’s Festival will offer, for the first time, the following FREE items:

  • 20 hours FREE rehearsal time
  • FREE external storage, availability permitting
  • FREE marketing consultation
  • FREE showcase insurance
  • NO side letter with Equity, so NO hidden costs
  • Festival participants COMPED to each other’s shows
  • FREE wine and cheese (while supplies last LOL)

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres – any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche.  To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project. In addition, the MITF will include a Short Subjects division, much expanded from previous years.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on minimal production values.

The 14th season will run from July 15 – Aug. 5, 2012.  Application forms are available online at www.MidtownFestival.org (see the Festival Manual, “Application Process”).  Applications must be completed online. Scripts must be sent by e-mail. A non-refundable reading fee of $30 must be mailed or sent by PayPal (no reading fee for Short Subjects). All submissions must be e-mailed or postmarked by January 21, 2013 to guarantee consideration for the 2013 Festival.  Financial plans for shows are flexible, depending on the resources and ambitions of applicants.

The 2013 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor. 

Midtown International Theatre Festival 2012 Season  | Open: 07/16/12 Close: 08/05/12
 

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is pleased to announce the lineup of full-length plays and musicals for its thirteenth season, running from July 16 to August 5, 2012.

 

The lineup represents submissions in all genres. Nonmusical plays run 60–90 minutes; musicals may go as long as two hours. In addition, the MITF is still looking to field a Short Subjects division, for approximately 15 plays running 30–60 minutes.

 

“I’m excited about this year’s lineup,” says MITF founder and executive producer John Chatterton. “I worked closely with our artistic directors this year to make sure that all of our offerings are worthy of the Festival’s standards, as well as ensuring they’re in the right venue and have an appropriate number of performances. We’re using fewer venues than in the recent past, but I’m happy to put our best foot forward.”

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest Off-Off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on minimal production values.

 

This year’s lineup (except for Short Subjects) is as follows – listing (in order) title, author, times, venue, and a brief description:

 

Braced, by Rebecca Steele

Thursday, July 19th at 7:30pm; Friday, July 20th at 7:30pm; Monday, July 23rd at 9pm; Thursday, July 26th at 7:30pm; Saturday, August 4th at 6:30pm; Sunday, August 5th at 7pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Life becomes twisted for a teenage girl entering the social hierarchy of high school with scoliosis. (solo)

 

Falling Awake, by Matthew Ethan Davis

Saturday, July 21st at 8pm; Saturday, July 28th at 6:30pm; Sunday, July 29th at 3pm; Wednesday, August 1st at 4pm; Saturday, August 4th at 4:30pm;Sunday, August 5th at 5pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Two women each find the man they loved, but who died, in the afterlife through a series of quirky encounters with reincarnations of the men.

 

Keep On Truckin’ – It’s War, by Walter Brandes

Monday, July 16th at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 21st at 6:15pm; Monday, July 23rd at 7:15pm; Saturday, July 28th at 4:45pm; Thursday, August 2nd at 7:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Beckett meets Stoppard in this fish-out-of-water trucker tale.

 

Love. Guts. High School., by Jeanette Bonner

Tuesday, July 17th at 7:30pm; Wednesday, July 25th at 7:30pm; Friday, July 27th at 7:30pm; Thursday, August 2nd at 9:15pm

When you wear your heart on your sleeve and have his hands on your mind, things can get messy. (solo)

 

Multiple Plotchanalities, by Dina Plotch

Wednesday, July 18th at 7:30pm; Thursday, July 19th at 9pm; Tuesday, July 24th at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 28th at 8:30pm; Tuesday, July 31st at 7:30pm; Friday, August 3rd at 7:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

The story of an infantilized, overprivileged, indecisive girl’s journey into adulthood … and how she finally got her shit together … well, enough at least to write a play about it. (solo)

 

Never Been Home, by Shawn Whitsell

Monday, July 30th at 7:30pm; Tuesday, July 31st at 9:15pm; Wednesday, August 1st at 7:30pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A family is ripped apart by past secrets and struggles for redemption.

 

The Prince and the Pauper,by Julien Salvia (music), Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal (original French lyrics and book), and Michael Conley (English adaptation). In French and English with English supertitles. Produced by Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal Inc. and Cutter Productions Inc.

Friday, July 27th at 6:45 pm; Saturday, July 28th at 11:30am; Sunday, July 29th at 12noon

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A heartfelt, melodic reinterpretation of Mark Twain’s classic tale of fate and fortunein the court of Henry VIII. Music directed by David Terriault. (musical)

 

Relax! Alice, by Ming Pieffer

Sunday, July 22nd at 3pm; Sunday, July 29th at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 5th at 5pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Experimental adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll stories Through the Looking Glass andAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland.(drama)

 

Spoolie Girl, by Rosemary Loar and Robert Atwood

Tuesday, July 17th at 6:45pm; Wednesday, July 18th at 6:45pm; Tuesday, July 24th at 6:45pm; Thursday, July 26th at 6:45pm; Sunday, July 29th at 5pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Mixes fairy-tale fun and social consciousness in a truly wacky story. (musical)

 

A Taste of Chocolate,by Timothy Ware

Monday, July 16th at 6:45pm; Monday, July 23rd at 9:15pm; Monday, July 30th at 8:45pm; Sunday, August 5th at 7pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Satisfy the sweet tooth of your soul. (musical)

 

Thank You Notes, by Vicki Vodrey

Monday, July 30th at 6pm; Wednesday, August 1st at 6pm; Friday, August 3rd at 9:15pm; Saturday, August 4th at 8pm

The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

You’ve never attended a funeral like this.

 

Tombstone: The Legend of Wyatt Earp, by Brandon Wood

Saturday, July 21st at 4:30pm; Wednesday, July 25th at 6:45pm; Saturday, July 28th at 9pm; Wednesday, August 1st at 8:45pm; Thursday, August 2nd at 6:45pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Come along for the ride as the Old West’s toughest and deadliest gunman attempts to escape the demons of his past in hopes of finding light at the end of the tunnel! (musical)

 

Treat Her Like a Lady – Love, Lies, by Hinton Battle

Saturday, July 21st at 2pm; Saturday, July 28th at 4pm; Sunday, July 29th at 2:30pm; Friday, August 3rd at 6:45pm; Saturday, August 4th at 4:30pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

Three women discover the explosive truth about their dead fiancé. Sparks don’t just fly – they explode – as they realize they been charmed by the Mac-Daddy. (musical)

 

Volcano, by Aram Krikorian

Monday, July 16th at 9:15pm; Sunday, July 22nd at 7pm; Wednesday, July 25th at 9:15pm; Tuesday, July 31st at 9:30pm; Saturday, August 4th at 9:30pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

On Volcano Beach, no one can predict the eruptions – they can only be prepared. (musical)

 

wh@ if?,byJeremy R. Richter

Wednesday, July 18th at 9:15pm; Saturday, July 21st at 7pm; Friday, July 27th at 9:15pm; Thursday, August 2nd at 9:15pm; Friday, August 3rd at 9:15pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

A new piano-pop, relationship musical about a “what if?” situation blown completely out of proportion.(musical)

 

Whatta Ya Nuts!byVincent Gogliormella

Thursday, July 19th at 8:45pm; Friday, July 20th at 8:45pm; Monday, July 23rd at 6:45pm; Saturday, July 28th at 6:30pm; Saturday, August 4th at 7pm; Sunday, August 5th at 2:30pm

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

First act “Protecting Your Own” and second act “A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.”Whatta ya get when you mix a couple of wiseguys, a lawyer, a nurse, a hillbilly, two actors, a receptionist from Staten Island, and a psychiatrist? … “Whatta Ya Nuts!” Directed by Charles Messina.

 

The 2012 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor and the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor.

 

Further information about the MITF can be found on the Festival Web site, at www.MidtownFestival.org. Applications for the Short Subjects are available in the Festival Manual under “Application Process.”

Hamlet Bound & Unbound  | Open: 07/31/12 Close: 08/05/12
Being dumped by your girlfriend and derided by your mother was bad enough for poor Robert. Tonight, he must suffer the worst indignity of them all: watching his dream role, the meloncoly dane – Hamlet – played – no – PULVERIZED by Hollywood’s most inept actor! It is more than the poor thespian can take! So Robert takes matters into his own hands… he shows the cast and crew … AND AUDIENCE how the role should be played!   

This irreverent dark comedy winks at every serious (albeit twisted) actor’s deepest fantasy, while giving due homage to the Bard’s most enigmatic character and due lampooning of the hollowness of Hollywood.

Featured in the cast are Ben Baur, J. Dolan Byrne, Alexandra Cohen Speigler, Andrew Lemonier, Cameron Moir, David Neal, Eric Percival, John Sarno, Adam Shiri, Randi Sobol, Flannery Spring-Robinson, and Kelly Zekas.

Directed by Joan Kane

Part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival

July 31 @ 6:00 p.m.
August 4 @ 1:00 p.m.
August 5 @ 1:00 p.m.

 

The June Havoc Theater 
312 W. 36th St., first floor
Tickets: $17 – www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/2784

 

Producer: Andrew Rothkin / White Rabbit Theatre (in association with Ego Actus and The MITF)
Director: Joan Kane
Stage Manager: David Alejandro Smith
Set/Light Designer Bruce A! Kraemer
Costume Designer: Cat Fisher
Sound Designer: Ian Wehrle

 
WHO: Andrew Rothkin’s Hamlet Bound & Unbound
WHAT: A new play at the Midtown International Theatre Festival
WHERE: The June Havoc Theater, 312 W. 36th St., first floor
WHEN: July 31 @ 6:00 p.m., August 4 @ 1:00 p.m., August 5 @ 1:00 p.m.
WHY: Because you have thought about doing what Robert the actor is going to do, c’mon tell the truth!
HOW MUCH: Tickets: $17 – www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27845

 

 

Final Analysis  | Open: 07/17/12 Close: 08/04/12
 

"On or about December 1910, human character changed." -- Virginia
 
Six people destined to change the world meet in Vienna in 1910 on the eve of the First World War. 
 
Vienna is the crossroads of civilization: art, music, science and politics but beneath its façade of
frivolity and joy, the city is rotting at its core, sickened by moral corruption, obsessed with death and
ravaged by hatred of the Jews. 
 
Against this background, Gustav Mahler, the great composer and conductor, falls in love with the
beautiful, tempestuous Alma. Their passion flairs but their love is doomed and Gustav seeks the help
of Sigmund Freud to save his marriage. 
 
Ludwig Wittgenstein, destined to become a dominant force in world philosophy, runs into an old
schoolmate, with unpleasant consequences. Wittgenstein expounds his hatred of women to Gustav
Mahler and reveals his inner demons to Freud. 
 
Freud psychoanalyzes Mahler and uncovers deep psychic trauma. Joseph Stalin, passing through
Vienna, tries to recruit Alma into becoming a Bolshevik revolutionary and meets a man over a
game of chess — a man with whom one day he will engage in a titanic struggle to the death. In the
end, Freud faces what he has always denied: the essential evil nature of man. And, in a gesture of
compassion, Freud almost destroys the world.
 
Final Analysis plays the following schedule through Saturday, August 4:
 
Tuesday, July 17 @ 9:15PM
Thursday, July 19 @ 6:45PM
Friday, July 20 @ 6:45PM
Saturday, July 21 @ 9PM
Sunday, July 22 @ 5PM
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:15PM
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:15PM
Saturday, July 28 @ 2PM
Monday, July 30 @ 6:45PM
Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:30PM
Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:45PM
Saturday, August 4 @ 2:30PM
 
Tickets are $18 ($15 students/seniors) and are now available online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/
cal/27845 or by calling 1(866) 811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person ½ hour prior to
performance at the theater.
 
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
 
Website: http://midtownfestival.org/index.htm
 
 
Wh@ If?  | Open: 07/18/12 Close: 08/03/12
 

Jared Finn has arrived on his fiance’s stoop on New Year's Eve in hopes of reconciling after a fight. But upon hearing another man’s voice in the apartment, his imagination spins out of control, weaving its own tale to identify the unknown suitor. With friends tugging at him for attention, and unnerved at the possibility of his fiance underneath another man, he wrestles with the desire to be noticed and an existential "what if?" mindf*ck.

Southern Baptist Sissies  | Open: 05/11/12 Close: 05/27/12
 Centered in the Calvary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, Southern Baptist Sissies follows the journey of four gay boys who seek to establish a world of love and acceptance. Religion and sexuality butt heads in this Ovation Award winning play. 

Mitf Symposium  | Open: 01/26/12 Close: 01/26/12
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents another MITF Symposium on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7pm at The June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36th St., first floor, NYC. Admission is FREE and reservations are not required.

 

This year's Symposium will feature a panel of Festival staff and previous Festival participants. The panel will discuss the Festival and the reasons to choose the Festival.   There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session; the panelists will also be available after the symposium to address individual concerns.

 

"We had a useful meeting last time [in December 2011]," said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF, “but we feel we need to continue reaching out to our constituency if we want to keep expanding. We’ll also be adding a second application deadline of Feb. 17, to accommodate attendees of the January Symposium.”

 

The thirteenth season will run from July 17 - Aug. 12, 2012. Applications for the 2012 season are currently available online at www.midtownfestival.org.  

 

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres - any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche, including solo shows. To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project. In addition, the MITF will include a Short Subjects division.

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values. It styles itself as "the festival that cares," because of its high ratio of paid staff to participants compared to other festivals.

 

In addition to Mr. Chatterton, this year's panel will include Gerald vanHeerden, one of the Festival's artistic directors; Jamibeth Margolis, MITF artistic director for musicals; Erica Ruff, producer of last season's ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL; Andrew Barbato, writer/director of last season’s ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL; and Michael Tester. Additional speakers to be announced.

 

Michael Tester produced Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical on Theatre Row in the 12th Annual MITF. His company, BroadwayClubhouse.com, has been Costume Consultant to the MITF for the last 2 seasons.

 

Application forms for the Midtown International Theatre Festival are available online at www.midtownfestival.org. Completed applications, scripts, production materials and a non-refundable reading fee of $30 (none for Short Subjects) must be mailed to: The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2578 Broadway #145, New York, NY  10025. Pricing plans for shows vary. Details may be found at www.midtownfestival.org.

 

The 2012 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

 

Further information about the MITF can be found in the Festival Manual at www.midtownfestival.org.

Mitf Symposium  | Open: 12/06/11 Close: 12/06/11
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents the third annual MITF Symposiumon Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7pm at The June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W 36th St., first floor, NYC.  Admission is FREE and reservations are not required. 

 

This year’s Symposium will feature a panel of festival staff and previous Festival participants.  The panel will discuss the Festival and the reasons to choose the Festival.   There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session; the panelists will also be available after the symposium to address individual concerns.

 

“The panel will illustrate for self-producing artists and would-be Off-Broadway producers why the MITF is a valid alternative to bigger festivals,” said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF.

 

The thirteenth season will run from July 17 – Aug. 12, 2012.  Applications for the 2012 season are currently available online at www.midtownfestival.org.   

 

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres – any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche, including solo shows.  To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project. In addition, the MITF will include a Short Subjects division.

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.  It styles itself as “the festival that cares,” because of its high ratio of paid staff to participants compared to other festivals.

 

In addition to Mr. Chatterton, this year’s panel will include Erica Ruff, producer of last season’s ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL; Gerald vanHeerden, one of the Festival’s artistic directors; and Calvin Wynter, Internet outreach coordinator.

 

Application forms for the Midtown International Theatre Festival are available online at www.midtownfestival.org.  Completed applications, scripts, production materials and a non-refundable reading fee of $30 (none for Short Subjects) must be mailed to: The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 1 Penn Plaza #6228, New York, NY  10119.  All submissions must be postmarked by January 20, 2012 to guarantee consideration for the 2012 Festival.  Pricing plans for shows vary.  Details may be found at www.midtownfestival.org.

 

The 2012 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor. 

 

Further information about the MITF can be found in the Festival Manual at www.midtownfestival.org.

Flashbacks  | Open: 08/07/11 Close: 08/07/11
MTWorks company members will perform scenes from all ten plays produced by the company in their five year of producing plays from other regions to New York City, from Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs (2006) toThe Family Shakespeare (2011).

 

FOLIE A DEUX: INSANITY IN PAIRS (2006)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

ARPEGGIO (2007)

Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

PROVIDENCE (2008)
Written by Cody Daigle
Directed by Ian Crawford

 

ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL (2008)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

THE OATH (2009)
Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

LOOK AFTER YOU (2009)
Written by Louise Flory
Directed by David Stallings

 

BARRIER ISLAND (2010)
Written by David Stallings
Directed by Cristina Alicea

 

GOOD LONELY PEOPLE (2010)
Written by Carol Carpenter
Directed by Diánna Martin

 

A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN (2010)
Written by Cody Daigle
Directed by Dev Bondarin

 

THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE (2011)
Written by David Stallings

 Directed by Antonio Minino  

Trouble - A New Rock/pop Musical  | Open: 07/31/11 Close: 07/31/11

Book - Michael Alvarez

Music and Lyrics - Ella Grace

 

Director - Michael Alvarez

Musical Director - Brenna Sage

Choreography - Jennifer Weber

Set DesignXiaopo Wang

Lighting DesignYuriy Nayer

 

24hrs. 6 Friends.... and OMFG, so much Trouble.

 

Trouble - a brand new rock/pop musical is coming to New York for four days only, as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. A high octane tale of 6 teenagers experiencing the highs and lows of growing up. With a pulsing rock score by UK composer Ella Grace, fresh exciting choreography by Jennifer Weber and honest, moving story by book writer and director Michael Alvarez, Trouble is set to be a night to remember. Get your ticket now before they sell out!

 

Tickets $18/ $15 concessions. Get your ticket at the early bird price of $15 if you book before the 27th of May. (Please use the code ADVA when booking to take advantage of this offer)

 

www.troublethemusical.com

www.midtownfestival.org


Show Dates and Times

28th July 8.30pm

29th July 6.00pm

30th July 3.00pm

31st July 8.00pm 

 

Venue Information

The June Havoc Theatre,

Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex,
312 West 36 Street,

1st Floor

 New York, NY 10018  

 

 


 


About the Company: Saving Grace Productions

'A springboard for the creatives - to help us fly'

Boomers  | Open: 07/15/11 Close: 07/30/11
 

Boomer's is an intimate, emotional roller coaster ride with Will and Laura through three decades of world altering events. Their dreams and idealism collide with reality to forever alter their fairy tale existence. This is a true story....about you.
The Family Shakespeare  | Open: 04/13/11 Close: 04/30/11
MTWorks continues its acclaimed fifth season with the magical world premiere of THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE,written by award-winning playwright and Artistic Director David Stallings and directed byfounding memberAntonio Miniño. THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE will play a 3-week limited engagement at theJune Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; South side of street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Performances begin Wednesday, April 13th through Saturday, April  30th .

Henrietta has always been enraptured by the works of William Shakespeare. When she dangerously invites an innocent boy into her magical world, she discovers her family has not only censored the Bard, but also kept her from one of his most scandalous tales. Will their actions crush her imagination, make it spin out of control, or will they join her in a land of Ophelias, Calibans and Kings? Welcome to the Imaginarium of Henrietta Bowdler in 18th Century Bath.


Inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare by Thomas, Jane & Harriet (Henrietta) Bowdler. Written by award-winner David Stallings.


FeaturingEric C. Bailey*, Sarah Chaney* (MTWorks’ The Oath), Jason Emanuel, Diánna Martin (MTWorks’ The Oath), Frankie Seratch (MTWorks’ Barrier Island), Peter B. Schmitz*, Corey Tazmania* (NJ Rep’s The Housewives of Mannheim) and Cotton Wright* (Flux Theatre Ensemble’s Pretty Theft & Angel Eaters).

 

Produced by Martha Goode (Circle in the Square’s The Miracle Worker). Set design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Award nominee Outstanding Set Design for To Barcelona!); costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell; lighting design by Dan Gallagher; original music composed byJessie Montgomery. Carolynn Richer is the production stage manager and Jean Marie Hufford is the assistant stage manager. Dialect coaching by David Malcolm Wells. Press representation by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR and Michael Roderick/Small Pond Entertainment is the producing consultant.

 

 

THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE plays the following schedule through Saturday, April 30th:

 

Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

 

Tuesday performances are followed by a talk-back.

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Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.MTWorks.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre’s Box Office 30min prior to the show.

 

**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**

 

For more information visit www.mtworks.org
Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqWJOdKEVtA

Photos available at https://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/TheFamilyShakespeare#

 


*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.


About the Company: Maieutic Theatre Works

is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006.  Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.

 

Past productions include The 2011 National NewBorn Festival sponsored by The City College of New York’s Psychology Club and Department; Cody Daigle’s A Home Across The Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Dev Bondarin; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island (Center Stage), directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various directors; Underworld: Duets at The Triad NYC (Benefit); 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater, various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org


 

Blue Roses Productions will present workshop readings of Tom’s Children, an evening of short plays inspired by the poetry of Tennessee Williams, conceived, curated and directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Erma Duricko. A benefit for Blue Roses, the evening will feature company playwrights, Kara Lee Corthron, Gary Giovannetti, Tom Matthew Wolfe, John Yearley and company guest playwrights Richard Cottrell, Dawson Moore and Craig Pospisil.  Performed by Blue Roses company members, the ensemble of six will include Dominic Comperatore, Marissa Danielle Duricko, Heather Lee Harper, Jim Ireland, Blair Sams and George Sheffey. The evening is produced by Karen Eterovich; Production Stage Manager - Megan Smith; Sound Design - Tim Brown, Light Design - Joanna Emmott. Performance dates and times are Friday, January 28thand Saturday, January 29that 8pm and Sunday, January 30that 2pm.  The location is the June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36thStreetin New York City.

Midtown International Theatre Festival Symposium  | Open: 12/04/10 Close: 12/04/10
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents the second annual MITF Symposium on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11am at The June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W 36th St., first floor, NYC. Admission is FREE and reservations are not required.

This year’s Symposium will feature a panel of festival staff and previous participants whose productions have moved beyond the festival. The panel will discuss the festival and why to choose it. There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session; the panelists will also be available after the symposium to address individual concerns.

"The panel will illustrate for self-producing artists and would-be Off-Broadway producers why the MITF is a valid alternative to bigger festivals," said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF.

The twelfth season will run from July 11 – 31, 2011. Applications for the 2011 Season are currently available online at www.midtownfestival.org.

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres – any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche. To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project. For the first time, this year, the Festival will introduce a dance division. In addition, the MITF will include a Short Subjects division.

Letter From Algeria  | Open: 10/29/10 Close: 11/20/10
From critically acclaimed Ground UP Productions comes Michael I. Walker's edgy and exhilarating new play.  Three young Americans meet while studying abroad in Belgium. When their wit, charm and sex appeal cast a spell over a wealthy older gentleman, it seems like a golden opportunity to explore a new world. LETTER FROM ALGERIA reveals a world of class envy and emotional manipulation that dwell just below the surface of the ex-pat life, where everyone is trying to reinvent themselves.

Sex. Drugs. Empire. Everyone's got something to write home about.

Cast: Rufus Collins*, Amanda Jane Cooper*, Patrick Murney* & JD Taylor
Assistant Director: Kate Middleton
Set & Lighting Design: Travis McHale
Costume Design: Amanda Jenks
Stage Manager, Devan Hibbard
Technical Director: Dan Wheeless
Graphic Design: Wade Dansby

 

 


The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces eight selected readings.  The festival will run from July 12 - August 1, 2010.  Tickets to the readings are FREE.

Becoming Kinky, by Ted Swindley, directed by Jamibeth Margolis, produced by Ted Swindley Productions Inc.

July 26 at 2pm & July 27 at 1pm

The world according to Kinky Friedman.

Blacks and Whites, written and directed by Phillip W. Weiss, produced by Phil's Literary Works LLC

July 20 at 3:30pm & July 28 at 3:30pm

One Nation- Really United.

For the Duration, by Ross Berger, produced by Amy Fogelman

July 20 at 1pm

An American intelligence officer comes home to find that his newborn son and wife, while suffering a tragedy at home, are complete strangers to him now.

Hadleyburg, lyrics by Mae Richards, music by John Cliffon, book by Bob Griffiths, directed by Gerald vanHeerden, produced by VMHF Theatricals

July 12 at 2pm & July 14 at 3:30pm

A rollicking musical about human nature, hypocrisy, and the joys of come-uppance.

Miss Pell is Missing, by Leonard Gershe, directed by Daniel Haley, produced by Wildcat Theatricals

July 29 at 12:30pm & July 30 at 3:30pm

New York premiere of the sparkling comic puzzler by Oscar nominee Leonard Greene.

Rising, by Carolyn Nur Wistrand, directed by Marie McKinney, produced by Negro Ensemble Company

July 27 at 3:45pm & July 28 at 12:30pm

The true story of the beginning of African American education on the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

Safari's Song, written and directed by Catherine Owens-Herrmann, produced by Owens-Herrmann LLC

July 29 at 3pm

Director Antonio Fargas states "This could be the next Lion King!"

Soleda Red and Yellow, by Raymond Jones, directed by Charles Weldon, produced by Negro Ensemble Company

July 22 at 1pm & July 30 at 12:30pm

Soleda Red and Yellow is a fiery fusion of murder mayhem and unthinkable love...or is it?

Midtown International Theatre Festival Readings  | Open: 07/12/10 Close: 08/01/10
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces eight selected readings. The festival will run from July 12 – August 1, 2010. Tickets to the readings are FREE.

2010 SEASON - READINGS

The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC

"Becoming Kinky", by Ted Swindley, directed by Jamibeth Margolis, produced by Ted Swindley Productions Inc.

July 26 at 2pm & July 27 at 1pm

The world according to Kinky Friedman.

"Blacks and Whites", written and directed by Phillip W. Weiss, produced by Phil's Literary Works LLC

July 20 at 3:30pm & July 28 at 3:30pm

One Nation- Really United.

"For the Duration", by Ross Berger, produced by Amy Fogelman

July 20 at 1pm

An American intelligence officer comes home to find that his newborn son and wife, while suffering a tragedy at home, are complete strangers to him now.

"Hadleyburg", lyrics by Mae Richards, music by John Cliffon, book by Bob Griffiths, directed by Gerald vanHeerden, produced by VMHF Theatricals

July 12 at 2pm & July 14 at 3:30pm

A rollicking musical about human nature, hypocrisy, and the joys of come-uppance.

"Miss Pell is Missing", by Leonard Gershe, directed by Daniel Haley, produced by Wildcat Theatricals

July 29 at 12:30pm & July 30 at 3:30pm

New York premiere of the sparkling comic puzzler by Oscar nominee Leonard Greene.

"Rising", by Carolyn Nur Wistrand, directed by Marie McKinney, produced by Negro Ensemble Company

July 27 at 3:45pm & July 28 at 12:30pm

The true story of the beginning of African American education on the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

"Safari's Song", written and directed by Catherine Owens-Herrmann, produced by Owens-Herrmann LLC

July 29 at 3pm

Director Antonio Fargas states "This could be the next Lion King!"

"Soleda Red and Yellow", by Raymond Jones, directed by Charles Weldon, produced by Negro Ensemble Company

July 22 at 1pm & July 30 at 12:30pm

"Soleda Red and Yellow" is a fiery fusion of murder mayhem and unthinkable love…or is it?

The MITF’s 2010 Season runs from July 12 – August 1, 2010 at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Civil War Voices  | Open: 07/24/10 Close: 08/01/10
Civil War Voices a musical remembrance by James R. Harris features the songs of the period with arrangements by Mark Hayes and it is directed by Dennis Courtney.  The musical director is Laura Bergquist.  The multi-talented cast includes Broadway veterans Danielle Lee Graves (Rent), Stephen Hope (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Scarlett Pimpernel), Stephen Trafton (Les Miserables revival) and Catherine Fries Vaughn (Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up?); plus familiar off-Broadway faces Dani Marcus (The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer with The National Yiddish Theatre), Michael Sample (Unbeatable, Immortal Journey), Arthur Marks (SIDD, The Screams of Kitty Genovese), Michael Markham (Mother Courage and Her Children and Macbeth at the Delacorte Theatre) and Carly Zien (Kaspar Hauser, Cato, Inflitrage 2). Alma Villegas, Bob Ost / Wildly Productive Productions and Rough and Ready Productions in association with the Midtown International Theatre Festival are presenting the musical.

Civil War Voices tells the compelling and passionate true stories of five individuals who lived through the conflict, using their actual words that were left behind in diaries, letters, and other writings.  Joe Harris was a cotton planter from Alabama with a conflicted conscious.  The discovery of his Civil War diary inspired the play.  Elizabeth Keckley was born a slave, bought her freedom, and became Mary Todd Lincoln's closest friend and personal assistant in the White House.  Theo and Harriet Perry were a young, married couple from Texas, who were separated by the war.  Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a college professor from Maine, who enlisted to fight for the Union.  Through the lives and words of these individuals, the struggles, hardships and sacrifices of Americans become understandable and real as the Civil War progresses.   

All new arrangements of traditional melodies of the period by Mark Hayes advance the narrative and sharpen the emotional impact of the stories.  The extraordinary music of the period reveals the emotions behind the conflict.  The show contains some of the greatest songs of the period such as ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’, ‘Amazing Grace’, and ‘Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child’, just to name a few. 

For more information, please visit www.civilwarvoices.com.

Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You  | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 07/29/10
Small-town girl Katie is a funny, smart, single actress, looking for a new leading man in the big city. The men she meets remind her that you kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Scratch that. You kiss a lot of frogs...You might find your prince. Original songs by seven composers/lyricists, this bright new musical follows Katie as she leaps and bounds (and rebounds) her way through the weirdos, heroes, egos, and quite possibly the biggest obstacle: herself.
 

Prevailing Wins  | Open: 07/14/10 Close: 07/27/10
How far would you go to make your ex jealous? Broken up couple Sarah and Teddy went to extremes by planning a double date with their nonexistent new partners. Con artist Even Steven tries to capitalize on the lie by creating a stir in an already chaotic situation.

Cast:

Jason Altman, Daniel Cibener, Josh Sauerman, Allison Ungar & Emilea Wilson


About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

This One Girl's Story  | Open: 05/27/10 Close: 06/06/10
GAYFEST NYC, Inc., (Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Producers), the country’s premier producer of new LGBT-themed plays, continues its Fourth Annual Festival, a five-week event (May 6 – June 6, 2010) filled with new theatre works spotlighting gay issues, conclude the festival with the world premiere of the new musical This One Girl’s Story (inspired by the proud life of Sakia Gunn), based on a true story with book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney.  Directed by Devanand Janki with musical direction by J. Oconer Navarro, the six-member cast features Tanesha Gary as Promise, Chasten Harmon as Patrice, Zonya Love Johnson as Dessa, Lacretta Nicole as Cee Cee, Desirée Rodriguez as Lourdes and Charles E. Wallace as State’s Attorney Craig/Club Bouncer/Mickey.

This One Girl’s Story, based on a true story, is about four girls out on the town, laughing and loving, until a senseless crime of hate turns a night of joy into tragedy. The powerful score includes pop, gospel, jazz and echoes of traditional musical theatre.

All proceeds from GAYFEST NYC benefit the Harvey Milk High School. 

For additional information log onto: www.GAYFESTNYC.com

Mitf Symposium  | Open: 12/17/09 Close: 12/17/09
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents the first annual MITF Symposium on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 7pm at The June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36th St., first floor, NYC. Admission is FREE and reservations are not required.

The first annual MITF Symposium will feature a panel of festival staff and previous participants whose productions have had further showings beyond the MITF, on hand to discuss what the festival is all about and why to choose MITF.  A short presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Panelists will include: Kyle Baxter, producer of "I Hate Love", MITF 2009, Abingdon Dorothy Strelsin; Jon Crefeld, producer of "The Sword Politik", MITF 2009, Abingdon Dorothy Strelsin; Brian Hampton, playwright of "Checking In", MITF 2009, June Havoc; Bill Nabel, playwright of "Take Me To America", MITF 2007, WorkShop Main Stage; among others.

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres – any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche. To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project.

Application forms for the 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival are available online at www.midtownfestival.org. Completed applications, scripts, production materials and a non-refundable reading fee of $30 must be mailed to: The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 347 W. 36th Street, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10018.
 

Connect/disconnect  | Open: 07/21/09 Close: 08/02/09
Connect/Disconnect is a contemporary musical with a cast of two.  It's 2009.  In London, a policewoman is looking for a real man, and a young lad is just looking for fun.  In New York, a husband is trying to find his true identity, and a wife is afraid to shatter a perfect illusion.  This comedy/drama asks what does it take to connect to people when we have a million ways to communicate but are losing the skill to talk face-to-face?

Benny - A Bold New Play About Adoption And Identity  | Open: 07/16/09 Close: 08/01/09
Benny is a kaleidoscopic theatrical portrait of Anna, a young woman who, after a diagnosis, a broken marriage and a lifetime of displacement, finds herself on a reluctant journey of self-discovery looking for a road to her birth parents and one that will bring her home.

Trish Minskoff is director of Benny. Producer: Bob Brader; Technical Direction: Douglas Shearer; Lighting Consultant: John Tees, III (B’way: Sly Fox); Set and Costume Design: Nadia Volvic; Graphic Design: Michael Koch (Lighthouse Visions); Photography: Scott Wynn; Publicist: Paul Siebold.

Benny marks the latest Bachner/Minskoff collaboration after their celebrated Off-Broadway production of Circle for PS NBC@HERE, The Kraine Theater and The Raw Space, which won an OOBR award, ran Off-Broadway for five months, and which The New York Times called “Ingenious…it is no accident that so many of the sharp jokes come as complete surprises.” Benny is the result of a two-year development process that was We Call Her Benny. Duncan Pflaster of BroadwayWorld.com called Benny, "One of the most theatrically interesting pieces I have seen in years...The direction is startlingly crisp and clean...The writing is deft and fearless...The cast is incredible...This play should be seen by anyone wanting to know the future of theatre."

Trish Minskoff directs a powerhouse ensemble of five actors with significant dramatic achievements in New York theatre, Off-Broadway, Feature Film and Television, including Susan Barrett* (Television: 30 Rock, Law & Order), Bob Celli* (Off B’way: Circle, New York: Burn This), Morgan Lindsey Tachco (New York: The Expatriates, We Call Her Benny), Tim Smallwood* (Film: Trust, Television: Law & Order), and Danny Wiseman* (Off B’way: Circle, Regional: Sweeney Todd, National Tour: Annie, Singin’ in the Rain), all of whom are dedicated to supporting new dramatic works.

Suzanne Bachner’s plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, The Raw Space, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, The Duplex, The Michael Weller Theatre, The National Arts Club, Boston Center for the Performing Arts, and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Plays include Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Alexandra Triptych, Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Sex Ed and the long-running cult hits, Icons & Outcasts and BITE. Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney (MFA, The first graduating class of Actors Studio Drama School at The New School), has received four OOBR Awards and is an active member of The Dramatists Guild.

Trish Minskoff’s NY credits include: When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout, by Sharman Macdonald with Roberta Maxwell and Robin Morse (NY premiere), Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around for PS NBC@HERE and Crimes of the Heart (National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped for Emerge Arts). Workshop productions include: As Long as it’s Morning (Rattlestick Theatre) and The Child (Vineyard Theatre). In addition, she assisted John Dexter on the Buxton Opera Festival and West End production of Gigi. Trish studied at LAMDA completing both the 3-year Acting Course and the 2-year Stage Management Courses, has an MFA in Directing and Playwriting from The Actors Studio at The New School University and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
 

Checking In  | Open: 07/15/09 Close: 08/01/09
Checking In is the story of six mixed-matched friends from Virginia now struggling to make their way in the world. Reuniting for a weekend in Atlantic City, they rehash the past and catch up on the present. But, when they discover one of them has been hiding a shocking reality, her reasons send them into a tailspin — questioning whether there's more to their bond than a case of beer, a carton of cigarettes, and a room full of high school nostalgia.

Take The Big Chill, add Sex and the City, shake with Steel Magnolias, and chug!

Suddenly Last Summer  | Open: 04/25/09 Close: 05/10/09
Tennesse Williams won two Pulitzer Prizes, for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1955). His other major plays include "Summer and Smoke" (1948), "The Rose Tattoo" (1951), "Camino Real" (1953), "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1959), and "The Night of the Iguana" (1961). In addition to his two Pulitzers, Williams was nominated four times for the Tony Award for Best Play, wining once, for "The Rose Tattoo." (His last Best Play Tony Award nomination came 16 years after his death, for "Not About Nightingales.")

Marilyn Fried is a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio of New York. She was a student of the famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg. As an acting coach, Ms. Fried has worked on more than 200 films of which many of them winners of Academy Awards (Film), Tony Awards (Theater), and Emmy Awards (Television)! Some of the films on her resume are Reds, Something’s Gotta Give, Marvin’s Room, Desperately Seeking Susan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Purple Rose of Cairo, Addams Family Values, Titanic, Usual Suspects, Silence of the Lambs, Goodfellas, as well as the Academy Award winning Godfather I, II and III, and Annie Hall. Moreover, she has coached international actors and directors in numerous theater, film and television productions.

Kathryn has an affinity for and a resemblance to the female characters of Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Her portrayal of the character Willie in a stage version of "This Property Condemned" was overwhelming in its sensitivity and appeal. Kathryn has been studying acting ever since she got off a bus from Minnesota to live in New York. She has also trained with a vocal coach since that time and after performing as a backup singer in her husband Art Garfunkel's performances, got a solo spot of her own. She has appeared at London's Palladium and Carnegie Hall and sung with the New York Philharmonic.

The cast of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER also features, Joan Copeland, Kelle Kerr, Robert Mobley, Joan Porter, and Elizabeth Stearns.

Set Design is by Bill Stabile and Costumes are by Leslie Yarmo

Eighty-1  | Open: 07/14/08 Close: 08/03/08
Phileas Fogg in the 21st century. How many days to fall in love?
Indiana Jones meets When Harry Met Sally in this romantic adventure musical that gives a modern twist to a classic tale. Phileas Fogg IV must recreate his great-grandfather's eighty day journey around the world or lose his shirt; only two things stand in his way - his own ambition and a beautiful woman.
Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants  | Open: 07/16/08 Close: 08/02/08
Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants—a big epic naked ridiculous Shakespearean fairy tale for adults (comedy)
written and directed by Duncan Pflaster
presented by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions
featuring: Eric C. Bailey*, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn*, Carlos Rafael Fernandez, Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffin, Kelly Nichols Jonathan Weirich, Jess Cassidy White
An Equity Showcase
http://www.duncanpflaster.com/trevor.php
June Havoc Theater (312 West 36th Street).
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Prince Trevor is a satire of Contemporary Politics,
reflected in the Magic Mirror of Fairy Tales
injected with 42 ccs of Shakespearean Verse,
and dissected through the Ridiculous Theatrical style of Charles Ludlam.

When good King Kartoffelpuffen gives up his kingdom to his oldest son Tater and marries off his other children for peace (and for political gain), Prince Trevor, his youngest son, trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape his fate and find his true love, Toby the stable boy. Meanwhile, will Princess Lana find love with King Soignée of the Blind Sybarites, or will she continue pining for Geoffrey, her lost love? Will Grumbelino make friends with his new wife Queen Bluebella of Chryselephantinople and her harem of eunuchs, or will he foolishly poke his nose into the Forbidden Ballroom? Can anyone keep King Tater from starting a new war and destroying all their Kingdoms? Are the rumored Elephants of Style more than just a fable? Find out in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants!

(Warning: the show contains nudity, sexual situations, foul language, and iambic pentameter- may not be suitable for all audiences)

The Conduct of Life  | Open: 07/18/08 Close: 08/02/08
"Conduct of Life" shows the audience that in life, and especially times of war, it is our choice how we conduct ourselves in the face of violence and horror. The play premiered in NYC in 1985 and is a powerful, timeless piece with haunting characters.
Orlando, having rapidly achieved his military promotion, becomes a self-acknowledged professional torturer who now uses violence to subdue and destroy others, including his wife, Leticia. His longtime friend and colleague, Alejo, watches Orlando's behavior helplessly. Meanwhile, despite living this reality where the world has forsaken her, 12 year old Nena, whom Orlando holds captive, teaches those around her to live each day in the best possible way and not become blind with rage towards those that are unkind. Even those who torture.
The Lone Wolf Series, Four Solo Shows about Stepping Away from the Pack, is a repertory stage production of one-woman shows offering unique takes on Coyote REP's season theme of "Isolation." The series features original works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Heidi Tokheim, Andrea Caban and Jeanne LaSala. Each performance will showcase two of the four pieces running in repertory for two weeks.
(Don't Go) Home for the Holidays  | Open: 12/21/06 Close: 12/31/06
(Don't Go) Home for the Holidays is an irreverent, satirical musical review with riotous parodies of favorite holiday songs, high-energy dancing and lots of outrageous humor. Follow the Carolers, long-time favorites in their native Pacific Northwest, as they travel door-to-door and by accident end up serenading a Jewish household with Christmas tunes! But no matter; thanks to several Jewish-themed numbers and a painstakingly inclusive Christmas Pageant, a mirthful time is had by all...even atheists! Enjoy such "Calamity Classics" as: Oy Vey! Maria, I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus (in Texas), Angels We Have Seen While High, and Deck!, a funky disco anthem. Plus, there are special visits from the spooky "Sexes" of Christmas past, present, and future! (Don't Go) Home for the Holidays is performed with lots of heart and a fun-loving spirit (not to mention four-part harmony) by a talented cast of friends including Greg Bowers, Scott P. Hossner, Susan Shoaps and Jennifer Stark.