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IV Festival Monologando Ando  | Open: 10/16/13 Close: 10/24/14
Este evento es para celebrar el mes de la hispanidad, ademas nosotros reunimos fondos para ayudar a una organización en Colombia que se dedica al  teatro con niños de escasos recursos económicos. Las entradas se consiguen en la puerta del teatro los días del evento.

Semifinal octubre 8-9 $15 dolares Final octubre 24 $20 dolares.

El evento se realizará en Roy Arias 300 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

Para mayor información fenixusany@gmail.com JJ Franco 929 2002947

                      PROGRAMACIÓN Semifinal

IV FESTIVAL DE MONÓLOGOS  “MONOLOGANDO ANDO”

octubre 8-9 2014

   

Miércoles 8 de Octubre 7 pm

Jorge Nieto

Monólogo: Travesía de un Campesino

Autor: Jorge Nieto

Director: Raúl Rivera

Duración: 20 minutos  Audiencia: Para todo público

Elena Mohedano

Monólogo: Juana, Reina de España.

Autor: Elena Mohedano

Director: Leyma López

Duración: 25 minutos  Audiencia: Para todo Público.

Ron Sarcos

Monólogo: Efectos Personales

Autor: Griselda Gambaro

Director: Ydaiber Orozco

Duracion: 25 minutos  Audiencia: Para todo Público.

Eduardo Leáñez

Monólogo: Margarita, Rubén y Juan.

Autor: Eduardo Leánez  basado en los Poemas  de Rubén Darío.

Director: Yolanny  Rodríguez

Duración: 20 Minutos  Audiencia: Para todo Público.

Jueves 9 de Octubre 7 pm

Mirla Pereira

Monólogo: La Cita

Autor: Mirla Pereira

Director: Mirla Pereira

Duración: 16 minutos   Audiencia: Para un público adulto

Libia Gil

Monólogo: Madre Pasota

Autor: Darío Fo

Director: Iván L  Argudo

Duración: 25 minutos  Audiencia  Para un Público adulto.

Maddy Rivera   

Monólogo: La Actriz.

Autor: Luis Torres Nadal.

Director: Osvaldo Strongoli /Maddy Rivera.

Duración: 25 minutos  Audiencia: Para un público adulto.

Micky Thomas

Monólogo: Si, ¿Y qué?

Autor: Hugo González

Director: Micky Thomas

Duración: 23 minutos  Audiencia: Para un público adulto.

Edna Lee Figueroa

Monólogo: Láyel

Autor: Joselo Arroyo

Director: Joselo Arroyo

Duración: 25 minutos  Audiencia: Para un público adulto.

                                                                               

A Beautiful Color  | Open: 02/12/14 Close: 02/15/14
It's 1959. During a swingers' holiday gathering, caterer Amanda Parker is compelled to confront one of the guests, Roslyn Honeycutt with whom she shares a sordid past. This chance meeting is the catalyst that unravels the web of secrets and lies about racism and sexuality in the south that they inherited from thier mothers and therefore influenced the women they have grown up to become.


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Short Play Lab Program B  | Open: 03/16/13 Close: 03/16/13
Program B: Sat. at 9 pm and Sun. at 2 pmDEMERARA GOLD written and performed by IngridGriffith. Directed by Margit Edwards. A headstrong girl struggles to survive in her grandmother's world in Guyana as she waits for a visa to join her parents in America. AT A SNAIL’S PACE written by Christine Emmert &Marjorie Conn. Directed by Jack Wernick, asst dirJohn Buckingham. Starring Marjorie Conn, Alisa Prunerand Jack Wernick. 2 hermaphrodite snails named Daisyand Maisy are attempting to mate and trying to figureout who is going to be the “man” and who the “woman”.A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN – written by Ana Mary Ingham.Produced by Joseph Leone. Directed by Jim Jaworski.Starring Joseph Leone & Sharon Shahar. For the savagepoet, when straight sex isn't enough and successfulwomen endure!THE PROMOTION written and directed by Edward Eriksson.Starring Arthur Gallagher & Michel Luca.KATE’S DATE WITH THE APOCALYPSE by Annie HarrisonElliott. Director – Robyn Nielsen, Assis. Dir. VladanaIllic. Starring Lindsay Taylor, Jason Vance, TessaGreenberg, Jarrod Zayas and Robyn Nielsen. Certainthings are meant to change, even if the world isending.TAKE IT LIKE A MAN by James Barone. Directed by MikeVeasey. Starring Ricki Todd & Jordan Ruth. Whathappens when a hypochondriac comic book nerd and abeautiful young doctor meet? Love, of course,because this is a play, not reality.THE KILLER AND THE PREDATOR written and directedby Renee McNeil. Starring Justine Hall andBradley Custer. He came there looking for prey,but he became the prey.


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Short Play Lab Program A  | Open: 12/16/12 Close: 12/16/12
Program A: Sat. at 7 pm and Sun. at 4 pmAUDITIONS written & directed by JohnBoccanfuso. Starring Graham Mazie, MonicaBlumenstein & Tia Brown. Three high schoolfriends go a little bit crazy at auditions fortheir spring musical.REVOLUTION: AN ARTISTIC EXPLOSION – written &directed by Marcina Zaccaria. Starring Tamara Bechara,Catherine Gasta, and Karen Koontz. Exploreswhat happens when a Writer, Actor, and Dancerstart and end a perfect revolution.WORK-LIFE BALANCE Written by Phoebe Roberts.Directed by Stephanie Karol. StarringCharolotte Oswald & Jared Hite. It can betough balancing the responsibilities of acaped superhero when you’re expected to savethe city, beat the bad guys, and make it toSunday dinner on time.TRACKING written by Matthew Ethan Davis.Directed by Javier E. Gomez. Starring Adyanade la Torre & Matt Raimo. Can a brother andsister save each other from their past?WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HOOK UP THESE DAYS?written by Arthur W. French III. Directed byRobert Wright. Starring Chris Raglin, CherriThompson, Catherine Sui & Tonya Edmonds.Sometimes seeking companionship takes onextreme measures.A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF NORAH ANDREWS by KevinRay Johnson. Directed by Kevin Ray Johnsonand Perri Lauren . Starring Melanie Kurstin,Thomas Copas, Jake Meile and Christie Dabreau.Come enter a week in the life of the neurotic& single Norah Andrews ... Done in TenMinutes!A DAY IN THE LIFE – written by Stephen Gold.Directed by Christen Omantra Callahan.Starring Cathryn Lynne and Errol Greaves.COUPLES THERAPY - written by Matt Crowley.


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The Acting Lesson By Wesley St John  | Open: 10/10/12 Close: 10/21/12
This powerful tour d'force for two actors is the portrait of a student/mentor relationship like no other and has more than a few parallels to the legendary relationship between a young Marlon Brando and Stella Adler. A fast paced rollercoaster about reinvention, self-discovery and being in control for anyone who ever wanted to inspire, be inspired or believe that in spite of everything the most important battles to win are still the small ones. Directed by Laurie Rae Waugh Co-starring Kitty Hendrix* and Joshuah Patriarco October 10-13 and 16-20 @8:00pm October 14 and 21 @ 3:00pm October 13 @2:00pm Roy Arias Theater Center/Stage 2 300 West 43rd Street 4th Floor NYC, NY 10036 (between 8th and 9th Aves)*AEA Member/ Actors Equity approved showcase


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Positions  | Open: 10/10/12 Close: 10/21/12
POSITIONS is an entertaining and provocative look at sexual dysfunction in a marriage:  when Leo and Hilary's union begins to fail in the bedroom, Leo
suggests they re-engage by trying "52 positions" -- a different one each week of the year.  What transpires is both playful and menacing as tables are turned in a clash between romance and desire.

The cast of POSITIONS includes Mike O'Neil, Michele Gagliano and Anna Stromberg.  The play is directed by Mr. Bakunas.

POSITIONS had its world-premiere at The Red Barn Studio Theatre earlier this year. Located in Wilmington, NC, Red Barn Studio Theatre is a 50-seat theatre -- a converted garage/warehouse -- renovated and opened by husband-and-wife Mr. Bakunas and Ms. Lavin in 2007.  The theatre has presented 15 productions over five seasons, including DRIVING MISS DAISY, DOUBT, I AM MY OWN
WIFE, BOSTON MARRIAGE, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, LOBBY HERO, GOD OF CARNAGE, RABBIT HOLE, and COLLECTED STORIES.  POSITIONS is Mr. Dunne's first play, Red Barn's first world premiere and its first production to transfer to New York.

Mr. Bakunas has directed Red Barn's productions of GOD OF CARNAGE, LOBBY HERO, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE and COLLECTED STORIES.

Sight Unseen  | Open: 06/27/12 Close: 07/01/12
Jonathan Waxman is a superstar artist, plunged into the exorbitant hype of the American art world where a publicist is as necessary as a brush and canvas. Just before his works are celebrated at an exhibition in London, Jonathan journeys to the village where his former lover, Patricia, lives with her British husband, Nick. Archeologists working on a dig, their spare existence is spent sifting through a Roman rubbish heap to discover the past. In their cold, remote house, Jonathan discovers an early painting of Patricia he’d done when they were young lovers. The subsequent struggle for the painting embodies the unreconciled passions of the past. Patricia has never forgiven Jonathan for leaving her, Nick despises Jonathan and the kind of art he produces and Jonathan has never been able to recapture the inspiration and purity he felt when he painted Patricia. In taut scenes that dart from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the legacy of the Holocaust and assimilation, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist and the location of the human soul at the end of the ragged century.


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Sight Unseen  | Open: 06/28/12 Close: 07/01/12
Jonathan Waxman is a superstar artist, plunged into the exorbitant hype of the American art world where a publicist is as necessary as a brush and canvas. Just before his works are celebrated at an exhibition in London, Jonathan journeys to the village where his former lover, Patricia, lives with her British husband, Nick. Archeologists working on a dig, their spare existence is spent sifting through a Roman rubbish heap to discover the past. In their cold, remote house, Jonathan discovers an early painting of Patricia he’d done when they were young lovers. The subsequent struggle for the painting embodies the unreconciled passions of the past. Patricia has never forgiven Jonathan for leaving her, Nick despises Jonathan and the kind of art he produces and Jonathan has never been able to recapture the inspiration and purity he felt when he painted Patricia. In taut scenes that dart from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the legacy of the Holocaust and assimilation, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist and the location of the human soul at the end of the ragged century.


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Moon 2 @ Tryston  | Open: 06/06/12 Close: 06/21/12
Moon 2 @ Tryston by Janeen Stevens and directed by Dr. Carol Ferrone, tells the story of two very different planets: planet Verideen, where women reign supreme over men, and planet Gobara, where a person's worth is measured solely in material terms. Enter some nefarious military/industrial CEOs seeking to sell their wares. It will be up to two rebellious young people to extract their planets from ensuing war, finding love in the process. Although set in a far-off solar system, the play was inspired by President Eisenhower's 1961 farewell address to congress wherein he warned against the "acquisition of unwarranted influence ... by the military-industrial complex." If you miss the use of blank verse in modern theatre, this is a chance to hear it again; Moon 2 has a number of scenes in blank verse.An Actors' Equity approved showcase, the production features actors Nikki Casseri, Borah Coburn, Nancy P. Corbo, Ellie d'Eustachio, Tyler Gardella, Gary Kozak, Len Rella (AEA), and Khloe Sunga. The production will be enhanced by contributions from the following artists & artisans: origami model foldings by Delrosa Marshall, creative weavings by Nancy Rakoczy, scenic projection paintings by Barry Gomolka, and crocheted planets & moons by Georgien E.The theatre precinct is wheelchair accessible. For more information about Original Intent Theatre and The Xavier Company go to www.originalintenttheatre.com, and www.xaviercompany.org


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Moon 2 @ Tryston  | Open: 06/13/12 Close: 06/13/12
Audience comments from the first six performances of Moon 2 @ Tryston: “Great play! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” “The play is very intriguing & the acting is excellent. Some scenes are very dramatic & others have a romantic touch. The parrot is really creative!” “Very inventive! Interesting use of language!” “Well done.” “Very good. Dialogue good. Loved the bird!” “Great interesting ‘love’ dialogue between the son and daughter.” “Excellent! Great writing & a very timely topic. The two comic actors were esp. good. Great costumes!” “Natural actors--great cast.” “Loved the parrot.” “Good acting. Good stage work and lighting.” “Completely engaging show! Beautiful writing. Bravo to all the actors, too.” “(Takes on) complex issues head on ... Kudos to all the actors!” “Very good--Believable. Thank you.” “Lovely thoughts and ideas--timely and human--simply and imaginatively done. Thank you all!” “A well written story of the perils of power & greed. Ending stirs hope.” “Good writing!” “Thoughtful & nuanced characters & plot. Liked how it showed how politics, religion, commerce & personal interests can collide. Cool costumes.” “As a lifetime fan of the science fiction genre, I found the age old issues of religious fanaticism & corporate greed presented in an engaging manner.” “It is disturbing to realize how wars can be started by people with agendas.” "Interesting use of language. Very inventive. Cool costumes!" "Great variety in actors that meshed very well!" "Lisanne/De Armand had mad chemistry." Smartly written, very interested in the usage of blank verse. I'd like to see the fourth wall broken more distinctly or more consistently." Moon 2 @ Tryston by Janeen Stevens and directed by Dr. Carol Ferrone, tells the story of two very different planets: planet Verideen, where women reign supreme over men, and planet Gobara, where a person's worth is measured solely in material terms. Enter some nefarious military/industrial CEOs seeking to sell their wares. It will be up to two rebellious young people to extract their planets from ensuing war, finding love in the process. Although set in a far-off solar system, the play was inspired by President Eisenhower's 1961 farewell address to congress wherein he warned against the "acquisition of unwarranted influence ... by the military-industrial complex." If you miss the use of blank verse in modern theatre, this is a chance to hear it again; Moon 2 has a number of scenes in blank verse.An Actors' Equity approved showcase, the production features actors Nikki Casseri, Borah Coburn, Nancy P. Corbo, Ellie d'Eustachio, Tyler Gardella, Gary Kozak, Len Rella (AEA), and Khloe Sunga. The production will be enhanced by contributions from the following artists & artisans: origami model foldings by Delrosa Marshall, creative weavings by Nancy Rakoczy, scenic projection paintings by Barry Gomolka, and crocheted planets & moons by Georgien E.The theatre precinct is wheelchair accessible. For more information about Original Intent Theatre and The Xavier Company go to www.originalintenttheatre.com, and www.xaviercompany.org


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Bonafide Women  | Open: 04/13/12 Close: 04/15/12
Bonafide women is the Ultimate Theatrical combination of Comedy and Drama. The show takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride, giving the audience a true look into REALITY!This show addresses issues such as : People with terminal illness, homosexuality,domestic violence,sexual discrimination, people with disabilities, prostitution,abortion and gender roles in foreign countries. The show is for MATURE audiences only, and if you want to know what its like to look into a nice,clean,hilarious, refreshing,honest, mirror, COME SEE " BONAFIDE WOMEN", you'll definitely want to come back again! So Get your tickets NOW!!!Ticket Prices:Student Tickets: $20.00 (150 available) General Admission: $25.00 ( 300 available)V.I.P. : $35.00 (130 available)( must provide student ID at show to prove you are a student)(V.I.P. tickets come with reserve seating ,concession discount ticket & free glass of wine, ID a must )


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From Her Lips To God's Ears  | Open: 03/20/12 Close: 03/25/12
An inspirational Comedy Stage Play about women, relationships, love, faith and the power of a praying woman. This play has a strong Breast Cancer awareness message.A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go to the American Cancer Association


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Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival  | Open: 02/13/12 Close: 03/04/12
John Chatterton andThe Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)are pleased to announce the Second Annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festivalfrom February 13 through March 4, 2012. The Festival will take place at Roy Arias Studios’ Payan Theatre, 300 W. 43rd St., 5th fl. Tickets (at $14 and $17, depending on a play’s length; no discounts for seniors or students) are available at www.SmartTix.com(search by play title) or by calling 212/868-4444.

“I have a passion for short plays. With the Short Play Lab throughout the season and the MITF’s  Short Subjects in the summer, and the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival in the winter, it’s all short play all year ’round!” said John Chatterton.

In addition to a tie-in with the MITF Short Subjects, the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival also echoes the MITF with some international plays, notably CIRCO POEIRA (“Dust Circus”), a solo play with puppets all the way from Brazil (written and directed by Caio Stolai; produced by Milena Nascimento). There is also a play about immigrants in Greece, ONE OUT OF TEN (originally created by Laertis Vasiliou; translated and directed by Aktina Stathak).

Other Midwinter Madness selections (30 in all) include COFFEE HOUSE, GREENWICH VILLAGE, by John Doble; Never Underestimate Karma, by Mike Durell; THE TOUPEE, by Tom Dunn; A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, by Tearrance A. Chisholm; Norma Jeane Enlightened,by Joanne de Simone; HOLIDAY IN HEAVEN, a musical by Demetria Daniels; Hungry People, the Musical. by Jung Han Kim; The Walls Came Tumbling Down and THE TOWER, by Paulanne Simmons; JIMMY AND JANICE, by Jason Cicci; REST, by Leonard D. Goodisman; THE SEVEN STAGES OF GRIEF, by Dimitri C. Michalakis; THE BABBLER, by Jeffrey Fiske; HIROSHI-ME,ME,ME, by Natalie Menna; ONCE, by Dan Bocchino; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, by Nikola Tesla Gojcaj; Red All Over, by Mike Fresta; DICTATORS FOR HIRE, by Joe Beck; Without a Net, 5 short plays by Meri Wallace; Fetal Attraction, by Sarah M Chichester; WAITING FOR DR. HOFFMAN, by Michele Willens; Meredith’s Ring, by Andrew Rothkin; Strawberry Fields, by Ashley Nicole Audette; LA PETITE MORT, by Joshua R. Pangborn; THE BRINK, by Eugenie Carabatsos; SOCIAL ANXIETY, by Gwen Baer; Animal Kingdom, by Laura Zlatos; and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW: The Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, by Donald Orwald and Linda Harvey-Burkley.

John 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. If anything, the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, and Mr. Chatterton’s other showcases for short plays, take the theme of minimalism even further. As he puts it, “The shorter the plays, the more plays we have in one space, so the less space we have for each one. We learn to share.”

The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival's media partner is LocalTheaterNYC.com.

Circo Poeira (dust Circus)  | Open: 03/04/12 Close: 03/04/12
Written, directed, and starring Caio Stolai (from Brazil).


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Waiting For Dr. Hoffman  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 03/03/12
by Michele Willens, directed by Jamibeth Margolis.


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A Month Of Sundays  | Open: 02/15/12 Close: 02/19/12
By Tearrance A. Chisholm, directed by Cece S.Augustus; starring Reginald L. Wilson, Franceli Chapman, Kerry Coddett & Candice Goodluck.

Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission: None

Tru Voices New Musicals Reading Series  | Open: 12/05/11 Close: 12/19/11
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2011TRU Voices New MusicalsReading Series.Oklahomoby Jesse Gage, produced by Reed Ridgley (former general manager of the Vineyard Theatre); Famousby Yvonne Adrian, Cheryl Stern and Tom Kochan, produced by Jamibeth Margolis and Chris Massimine (marketing director, The Flea; Board, Origin Theatre) in association with Cate Cammarata;and Through the Doorby Judy Freed and Laurence Mark Wythe, produced by Kenny Howard of the Broadway Consortium (currently a producer of Bonnie & Clyde, Ching•lishand the upcoming Evita), featuring Tony Award-nominated actress Kerry Butler. The selected musicals will be read on Mondays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 7pm at The Roy Arias Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 5th Floor, Studio 500, NYC.  Admission is FREE but reservations are required: email TRUVoices11@gmail.comor call 212-714-7628.

 

Each reading will be followed by a reception and a "Dollars and Sense" panel with top industry professionals – commercial producers, general managers and artistic directors - who will discuss the further development of the show that is read. “Not only do we introduce audiences to new works, we also offer them an insider’s look at the producing process,” says TRU president Bob Ost.

 

December 5, 2011 at 7pm- Oklahomoby Jesse Gage. Directed by Mark Robinson. Musical Direction by Doug Oberhamer. Presented by Reed Ridgley.

 

Oklahomois a rocking musical about Dave and Gary, two oversized men in undersized spandex fighting for their right to love and live.  It is a timeless underdog tale that tackles issues of gay rights and discrimination, and also has crotch blasting love rays, singing vaginas, a Jesus look-a-like and Rupaul.  With its outrageous and hilarious book, and one of the most refreshing scores in ages, Oklahomois sure to please as many as it offends.

 

December 12, 2011 at 7pm- Famousby Yvonne Adrian (Book), Cheryl Stern (Lyrics) and Tom Kochan (Music).  Directed by Christine O’Grady (Associate Director/Choreographer for the Tony Award-winning revival of Hairand its First National Tour, SCD Observing Director on Legally Blonde). Musical Direction by Seth Weinstein.  Presented by Jamibeth Margolis and Chris Massimine, in association with Cate Cammarata.

 

Famoustells the story of Lila and Teresa, two 1940s runaways together hoping to transcend their unhappy family lives for solace and fortune in Hollywood’s limelight. Immersed in a shady world run by a crooked LAPD, despotic movie moguls, and untouchable politicians puppeteering every move leading one of the girls to fame and leaving the other girl with a crimson smile, this original musical merges a contemporary score with the film noir world to create a unique look at friendship, love, ambition and the corruption of innocent dreams.

 

Together, the writers have collaborated on four musicals prior to Famous. The team received a Jonathan Larson Award for Nor'mal: a family musical, produced by Transport Group with direction by Jack Cummings III and starring Barbara Walsh. Nor’mal: was developed through the New Group, The Lark and TRU and is now being performed in schools and universities through the U.S. (www.normal-musical.com). The Gene Gamewas commissioned by Ensemble Studio Theatre and won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. The team contributed songs for Transport Group’s hit musical The Audience(directed by Jack Cummings III), which received a Drama Desk Nomination for best musical.

 

In addition, Yvonne Adrian has won the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Harrington Award, been performed in the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, and published by Smith & Kraus. Cheryl Stern is a Broadway veteran actress who recently appeared in the 2010 Tony Award Winning revival of La Cage Aux Folleswith Kelsey Grammer. www.cherylstern.com Tom Kochan has written music for two plays with Arthur Miller (at Roundabout and Williamstown), five CD's with James Galway (on RCA Records), three NYC productions with filmmaker Mike Leigh (for New Group) and Dave Eigenberg's movie Fish. He is the proud recipient of an Emmy Award for his work on As The World Turns. www.tomkochanmusic.com

 

December 19, 2011 at 7pm  - Through the Door by Judy Freed (Book) and Laurence Mark Wythe (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Lee (Vroom, Gem! The Truly Outrageous Musical, former Associate Director of New Play Development at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). Musical direction by Stuart McMeans.  Presented by Kenny Howard.

 

Charlotte and Lenny love each other. But lately it seems like their lives have been on different paths. He’s working like crazy, while she’s at home looking for a job and feeling like a failure. Then one day a mysterious portal opens in the kitchen pantry, bringing Charlotte face-to-face with Jean-Pierre, 17th-century French prince who thinks she’s pretty hot. 

 

The writers, one in Chicago and one in England, wrote this entire musical via Skype and email, and subsequent development took place in England.  This will be the first time Through the Door will be presented in the United States.

 

Chicago-based playwright Judy Freed has seen her work performed in London, New York and Chicago; on the West Coast; and throughout the Midwest. Musicals include Sleepy Hollow (developed at the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop), Emma & Company (named a Back Stage Theatrical Highlight of 2001), Somebody Else’s Troubles (featuring the songs of Grammy winner Steve Goodman) and Mom! The Musical (presented in the 2008 TRU Voices New Musicals Series under the title So Happy I Could Scream!).

 

Laurence Mark Wythe is the London based composer & lyricist of the 2011 Off-Broadway musical Tomorrow Morning which was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Musical, an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical and a BestofOffBroadway.com Tina Award for Best Musical. In 2009 the show won a Jeff Award for Best Musical in Chicago. Through the Door has been seen in the West End in London at the Trafalgar Studios in 2009. His family musical The Lost Christmas is playing in London over Christmas 2011www.laurencemarkwythe.com

6 Guitars  | Open: 10/21/11 Close: 11/13/11
 

If you like music you will love this show! 6 Guitars is guitar slinging heartfelt comedy. It premiered at the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival where it won Producer of the Year, Best in Venue, Best Musician, Best Solo Show, Best Original Play and Best Male Performer. The Orlando Sentinel wrote, "It's just one guy - and one guitar - but it's amazing!" At the Edmonton Fringe Festival, North America’s largest, it was 1 of a handful of shows chosen from 185 for 2 holdover performances in a 300 seat venue – both sold out. The Edmonton sun said “5 Stars. The hour-long play will leave you doing two things: laughing until you cry, and lifting your jaw to its proper position.”

     Chase Padgett delivers a tour de force performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own voice, views and music while also playing standard and original songs in the styles of Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country. The show takes the audience along each character's first introduction to the music they love, the lessons they've learned through music along the way and finally what the true importance of music really is to us all. It’s sure to make you laugh, love and tap your toes the whole way through.

Love Happened By Chance  | Open: 09/29/11 Close: 10/02/11
DA’ Right Entertainment Kicks of its inaugural season with the world premiere of the inspirational stage play with music Love Happened by Chance written by Twana Lawler, with Music by Jerome Brooks Jr. and Directed by Dwight Ali Williams. Performances will be at the Roy Arias Theaters for one week only, September 29, 2011 – October 2, 2011. With a live taping on October 2, 2011

Denise Jones, A professional African-American woman, raising her four grandchildren did not have time to think about dating and she sure did not have the time to actually date. Her days were full taking care of her business needs as well as the needs of her grandchildren. Denise struggled to get to that place that the God intended, but she did not want to face the hurt that lingered within. When she was nearing a breakthrough she felt a lump in her breast. What more can happen to keep her from getting to that special place in life? By the urging of her friend she decided to visit a therapist. She needed a listening ear in order to share her family struggles and to let go of the pain. And while on her path to healing Body, Soul and Spirit, Love Happened By Chance

Civilization!  | Open: 06/16/11 Close: 06/26/11
Two years ago, Robin—a mild-mannered civil servant—crash-landed on a desert island with five strangers. All he wants is to get them home to the world they left behind. All they want is to found a a colony on the island that will become the greatest civilization the world has ever known. This is their story.

As Robin’s tale of survival unfolds, it describes humanity’s own explosive development from a pack of nomadic Hunter/Gatherers to a society advanced enough to market a blanket with sleeves. It is a story of LOVE! WAR! RELIGIOUS STRIFE! CANNIBALISM! PSYCHOLOGICAL TORMENT! And in the morning: CREPES!

This is Civilization!

 

 

As part of the Civic Theatre Initiative, half of all profits benefit the work of the World Cares Center, providing disaster relief and readiness training to all. For more information visit www.worldcares.org.


About the Company: Altruistic Theatre Company

Altruistic Theatre Company creates art that provides a guiding voice, one that is meaningful as well as entertaining. We maintain a nurturing environment for artists, to produce and develop new works of theatre.  We foster good in our community, not only discussing social issues but actively working off-stage to promote social change.

DA’ Right Entertainment presents Red, White, and Reading, a night of wine, dessert, and play reading showcasing Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge, directed by Mark Bloom.

In Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge, Christopher C. Davis, also known as “Stranger”, gets tangled up into an affair with a recently widowed older woman. When she turns up dead, all evidence points to “Stranger”. Now faced with a severe charge, “Stranger” has to figure out what's going on before he finds himself on the wrong end of the rope.

Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge is the winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, 2011, and runner up for the Lorraine Hansberry Award and Rosa Parks National Playwriting Award, 2009.

Reginald Edmund is a southern playwright who creates within the world of urban mythology, tracing it from its African roots to its contemporary form in America.

http://www.darightentertainment.com/


About the Company: DA' Right Entertainment

DA’ Right Entertainment seeks to bring joy, foster hope, and evoke emotions as it endeavors to provide World Changing Entertainment.

Serves Three  | Open: 01/21/11 Close: 01/29/11
His often-silent stepfather is a successful doctor. His stay-at-home mom thinks he’s the next Julian Schnabel. His nanny bakes him cakes and plans parties whenever his parents go away for the day. You’d think that 6-year-old Sandy Williamson was having an ideal childhood in the moneyed suburbs. Far from it. In Drew Pisarra’s twisted satire of the upper crust, this young boy is caught up in a succession of increasingly outlandish scenarios that make the magical fairy tales he hears seem downright normal. With its quippy lines and quick narrative turnarounds, Serves Three reflects the wildly unique improvisational sensibilities of its performers with whom Pisarra developed the script over the last year.

Sharing the bill with Serves Three is Heidi Carlsen’s Wait, She Waits – a domestic clown show that was actually the inspiration for Drew’s short play.

Tru Industry Panel: New Models For Success  | Open: 01/27/11 Close: 01/27/11
 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and Back Stage present the industry panel New Models for Success: The Commercial / Not-for-Profit Partnership on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:30pm at The Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, OB Theatre, 5th floor, NYC.
 
The panel will include Doug Aibel, artistic director of the Vineyard Theatre ("Avenue Q", "[title of show]", "The Scottsboro Boys"); Robyn Goodman, producer (off-Broadway: "Bat Boy the Musical", Jonathan Larson’s "tick, tick…BOOM!", "Our Lady of 121st Street", "Red Light Winter"; Broadway: "A Class Act", "Metamorphoses", "In the Heights", "Avenue Q", "Steel Magnolias", "Barefoot in the Park"); RK Greene, producer ("Room Service", "Love Child"); Kevin Kennedy, managing director The Peccadillo Theater Co. ("Room Service", "Another Part of the Forest", "Talk of the Town"); Randall Wreghitt, producer ("Aesop and Company", "Lieutenant of Inishmore", "Grey Gardens", "Little Women").
 
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUnltd@aol.com
Tru Panel: Funding: The Current Struggle  | Open: 01/20/11 Close: 01/20/11
 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), The Field, and Back Stage present the industry panel Funding: The Current Struggle on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30pm at Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, NYC.
 
This panel of funders and fundraisers explores the granting process, how applicants and granting organizations work together, and the future of arts funding within the larger economic climate. We will also discuss the guidelines for opportunities offered by panel organizations and best practices for making a targeted ask.
 
Panelists will include Kevin Bitterman, Associate Director of International Programs, Theater Communications Group; Jonathan Herzog, Entertainment Attorney on the Board of Trustees for The Anna Sosenko Assisted Trust; Zach Hollwedel, Member Services Associate for A.R.T./New York (The Nancy Quinn Fund Grant, The Fund for Small Theaters and the Edith Lutyens & Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund); W. Kerry Huang, Executive Director, Mud/Bone Collective; Stacy Cooper McMath, Associate Arts Program Specialist, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs;  and Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Development Director, Performance Space 122.
 
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members and members of The Field; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212-714-7628 or e-mail TRUnltd@aol.com.
 
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628. For information about programs of The Field, visit www.thefield.org. 
Measure For Measure  | Open: 11/04/10 Close: 11/13/10
American Bard Theater Company presents

Measure for Measure


-a dark comedy that examines justice and mercy in a city saturated with moral decline and government corruption.

Measure for Measure, American Bard Theater Company's second full length production is a dark comedy that examines justice and mercy in a city saturated with moral decline and government corruption. Measure for Measure will be performed Thursday, November 4th through Saturday, November 13th at the Roy Arias Theater Center, The Payan Theatre, 5th floor. Directed by Natalie Doyle Holmes.

In Measure for Measure, the Bard weaves a tale of power, sex, morality and personal demons that concludes in three weddings and no funerals. Often dubbed a problem play because tragic results loom large, Shakespeare uses disguise, buffoonery and mercy measured against overzealous judgment, treachery and lust to bring this complex story to a happy yet ironic ending.
The director, Natalie Doyle Holmes, explains, "My goal is to help the ensemble take this play, traditionally performed as a heavy drama, and showcase it as the dangerous comedy it truly is. We will be working together to explore the shades of gray in all humans". This production of Measure for Measure allows American Bard Theater Company to bring their talents to serve the play and entertain the audience.

Playing time is 130 minutes with one intermission.

 

Cast list:
 
Duke: Timothy C. Goodwin*
Isabella: Erin Gilbreth*
Angelo: Sam Laakso
Provost: Bryan L. Cohen
Escalus/Francesca: Cheri Wicks
Lucio:  Jack Herholdt*
Mariana/Nun: Mary Riley
Claudio: Stephen Medvidick
Pompey: Bill Galarno*
Mistress Overdone/Friar Thomas:  Ross Hewitt
Froth/Barnadine/Officer: Andrew Oppenheim
Juliet/Elbow/Abhorson/Nun: Lily Warpinski


*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association

Die Laughing The Stage Play  | Open: 10/05/10 Close: 10/18/10
Die Laughing the Stage Play, written by Marq Overton and directed by Dwight Ali Williams, tells the story of Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

 

Production Schedule:

October 5 – October 17

Tuesdays – Thursdays 8:00pm Nightly

Friday 6pm and 8pm

Saturdays and Sundays 2pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show

 

Dennis LA White along with Raqiyah Mays, Chanelle Washington and Leah J. Gaines Perform:

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 8pm and Sundays at 2pm

 

Doni C Comas along with Danielle Johnson, Eugina Williams and Brittany Pompey  perform:

Tuesday October 5 & 12 at 8pm and Friday October 8 & 15 at 6pm

 

Sparks Grassly along with Janine R. Gaines, Du’ Ana Speights and Denezia Hymes  perform:

Wednesday October 6 at 8pm Saturday October 8 at 2pm & 6pm and Sunday October 9 8pm

 

Shaheed Woods along with Cassandra Johnson, Shari McCullough, Allison Paul perform:

Sunday October 10 & 17 at 6pm

 

Gil Charleston along with Claudia McLain, Apri Brown and Alicia McLain perform:

Wednesday October 13 at 8pm Saturday October 16 at 2pm & 6pm and Sunday October 17 at 8pm


About the Company: Diversity Players Of Harlem

Diversity Players of Harlem, strive to ensure education and enlightenment opportunities through diverse forms of artistic and creative medium. It is our ultimate goal to nurture youth of undiscovered talents, and produce platforms for artists of various backgrounds. Furthermore, we believe that effectively meeting our goal will cure some of the societal ills affecting our communities.

Dreamers Of The Day  | Open: 09/16/10 Close: 10/02/10

DREAMERS OF THE DAY – the story of one woman’s accidental witness to history during the formation of the modern Middle East.

Director Jessica Ammirati is currently in rehearsal for DREAMERS OF THE DAY, a new play, adapted from the novel by Mary Doria Russell. On Thursday, September 16th at 8:00pm, Going to Tahiti Productions will open their Fall 2010 season at the Roy Arias Studios and Theatres at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, (at 8th Avenue), on the 5th floor, where it will continue for a 3 week run – 12 Performances Only!

Egypt. 1921. Lawrence of Arabia. Winston Churchill. Woodrow Wilson...and Agnes Shanklin? On the eve of the Cairo Peace Conference, a lonely American heiress becomes the confidant of diplomats and the target of the attentions of a possible German spy. Part travelogue, part history, part journey of self-discovery, Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “an inspired fictional study of political folly.”

Five actors: Rhonda Harrington*, Kiwi Callahan, David Eiduks,* Adam Segaller*, and Maria Silverman* bring 70 characters to life in locations as varied as a Cleveland living room, a steamboat on the Nile, and a shadowy purgatory.

*denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

Jessica Ammirati has directed over 15 productions, mostly original works, off-off Broadway, including 2 productions on Theatre Row. Theaters in which Jessica has directed include Expanded Arts, The John Houseman Theater, and the American Theater of Actors. Most recently, Jessica directed the original works, LIKENESS at Manhattan Theatre Source and IN THE EBB at the Sage Theater. Jessica is the founder of Going to Tahiti Productions, a theater company dedicated to furthering the female voice and female opportunities in theater.

As You Like It  | Open: 07/22/10 Close: 08/01/10
Come join Snorks and Piñs productions as we follow Shakespeare’s most delightful characters as they escape, either by force or by choice, into the forest of Arden. Usurping younger brothers and oddly hateful older ones can’t stop these joyful characters from their witty word play or from falling in love, no matter who they try to kill! Come see Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, a night of theater exactly “As You Like It”.

Rounding Third  | Open: 06/16/10 Close: 06/20/10
 "Rounding Third" is the hilarious - and sometimes touching - comedy about baseball, fatherhood and two unlikely friends.  The play presents the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game.  Don is the rough, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher.  Michael is a newcomer both to the town and to baseball who believes it's "about the playing, not the winning."  Opinions collide in this heartfelt look at the summer ritual of Little League and how the adults sometimes learn more than the kids.

For information and tickets, visit www.roundingthirdtx.com

Perfect Fit  | Open: 05/14/10 Close: 05/23/10
David Henry Hwang, Tony Award winner and Pulitzer nominee for M. Butterfly says "Lina Patel is a masterful playwright, capable of exploring both the world and the human heart.  Her work provokes, enlightens and moves.” In PERFECT FIT , a new contemporary comedy written by Lina Patel, three friends grapple with the twists and turns of life, years after college.  Radhika, a fashion designer in LA, returns to NYC after a dirty divorce to visit ex-boyfriend Jake, only to find out he has a new girlfriend, Hannah.  Ex-roommate Mary Beth has a newborn baby but her surgeon-husband Takashi is constantly busy.  Can old friendships survive the journey to adulthood? What makes a family? Do we live in a post-racial world? What is boiled wool? Set in New York City today, PERFECT FIT subversively raises these and other pressing questions about contemporary American life with a keen eye and razor sharp wit.  Ian Morgan, Associate Artistic Director of The New Group says, "Lina Patel has a great ear and a unerring sense of character. She is always writing about something important, to her and to us, but in a subtle and human way. PERFECT FIT is a rare thing today: a social comedy about heartache. I can't recommend it enough."

A Woman's Worth  | Open: 12/05/09 Close: 12/06/09
a woman's worth is  a play about women's issues in relation to family, friends, and the unusual hurdles that life presents. Six women who were in high school together, share their experiences about the joys, pains, love, disappointments, and triumphs of their lives. The men play a very important part in many different ways.

Strings Attached Theater Company's  | Open: 09/09/09 Close: 09/13/09
The Page to Stage process is an exciting one. See the result of Strings Attached's collaboration with
up and coming playwrights and directors as their work makes its stage debut.
The exploration of filling the void in one's life often leads to happenstance experiences. One finds
fulfillment or merely ends up where they started...


Lovers & Thieves  | Open: 06/05/09 Close: 06/21/09
In “Lovers & Thieves” there’s a thief of hearts, and the heart of a thief, but which one is which? Shelly and Kaden are a married couple and owners of a match making business, yet they can barely keep their relationship together. Renata and May- May, a pair of thieves burst into their lives, turning their business upside down. Unwittingly, Kaden’s lovable nerdy client, Barton gets caught in the middle. The play confronts our current ultra-technological society, and how it affects relationships. As Renata explains, “The fetish of our time is Googling our lovers”.

“Matty and the Airplane” is about a young child’s imaginary world that shields him from the vulnerability of his newly broken family. This short play is a fast paced, quirky drama-comedy that will keep you wanting more.

"Lovers and Thieves"- Starring: Mark Epperson, Cynthia Osuji, Lindsey Johnston, Phil Newsom, Jessica Sherr. Swing: Jenny Paul.

“Matty & The Airplane” -Starring: Jesse R. Tendler, Leah Young and Roger Crane.

Shows run:
June 5-21 / Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and 6 PM

Tickets $18

For Tickets: www.smarttix.com , under “Lovers & Thieves”, or email us your reservation at zenbabytheatre@gmail.com

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women  | Open: 12/03/08 Close: 12/14/08
The Emma Goldman Theatre Brigade, a radical feminist theatre group, is at it again - implementing their innovative lottery system to insure theatrical equality. They each draw the role they will play out of a hat each night before the show, but tonight there's a critic in the audience and t he sisterhood is put to the test when some of them don't draw the role they want. What follows is the trial of five women accused of denying Anastasia Romanov, the infamous daughter of Tsar Nicholas, of her identity where the audience becomes judge and jury. They rule on objections during the course of the play, creating a new show with every performance. A courtroom drama based on history wrapped in a backstage farce with a healthy dose of audience participation thrown in for good measure, The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women presents a profoundly engaging excursion into the interactions of women who are survivors and abusers.
2008 Fall EATfest  | Open: 11/04/08 Close: 11/16/08
EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE and PAUL ADAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR present the 2008 Fall EATfest, for a two-week limited engagement at Roy Arias Theatre Center, Off-Broadway Theatre (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor, NYC). Performances begin Tuesday, November 4, 2008, and run through Sunday, November 16, 2008.

Series A
Tuesdays and Wednesday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 4:30 pm

The Sky is Falling
by Patrick Gabridge
directed by Amy Leland Hemphill
with Amy Bizjak*, Debra Lass*, Erin Tito*, Susan Wallack*

An endearing comedy about family searching for meaning in the universe.

Stripping Eden
by Wayne Paul Mattingly
directed Danielle Quisenberry
with Eilis Cahill* and Chris Henry

A poignant portrait of a boy and girl left alone.

Next
by Staci Swedeen
directed by Janelle Lannan
with Andrea Alton*, Joseph Callari*, Jerry Alan Cole*, and Alexandra Zabriskie

A hilarious wait on the shipping line, with packing tape, chewing gum and a statue of questionable origin.

Jack Goes Up, Jack Goes Down
by Ted LoRusso
directed by Troy Miller
with Jen Morris* and Scott Raker*

An incisive look at corporate culture and the battle of the sexes.

Sharing the Pie
by Kathleen Warnock
directed by Peter Bloch
with Sara Hatfield and Russell Jordan

A bittersweet, contemporary tale of family, friends and unrequited love.

Hi Speed Disconnect
by Chris Widney
directed by Aimee Howard
with Sarah Miriam Aziz* and Dan Barnhill

A laugh out loud tale of cell phones, blind dates and foreign languages.

running time: 110 with an intermission.

Series B
Thursday and Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 4:30 pm, Sunday at 7:30 pm

Furious
by Eric Appleton
directed by Marc Castle
with Bill Farley* and Jamie Heinlein*

A touching and comic tale of a daughter's desire for her father's affection.

Hot Line
by Lia Romeo
directed by Ned Thorne
with Bryan Kaplan, Irene Longshore, and Matt Stapleton

You never quite know who you might get on the other end of the phone.


Tranquil
by Andrew Rosendorf
directed by Dan Dinero
with Enid Corts and Jason Hare*

A brother and sister delve into an intimate discussion about her attraction to a bedpost.

We Appear to Have Company
by Greg Freier
directed by John Hurley
with Ed Schultz*, Blanche Cholet*, Kevin Brofsky

A British approach to a silent intruder has international repercussions.

Negotiating A Mindfield
by John A. Donnelly
directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas
with Jane Altman*, Shannon Marie Kerr and Jacqueline Sydney*

A challenging exploration of mind, memory and poetry.

Weimar Hole
by Sara Jeanne Asselin
directed by Jonathan Warman
with Deb Armelino*, Moe Bertran*, J. Stephen Brantley, Vinnie Costa*, Maya Rosewood, Matthew Shawlin*

Two American Performance Artists find an enthusiastic crowd awaits them in a foreign country.

running time: 110 with an intermission.

Series C
Saturday and Sundays at 1 pm, Monday, November 10th at 7 pm

Old Flame
by Richard Ploetz
directed by Ian Streicher
with Ron Bopst*, Jerry Matz*, Vivian Meisner*, Jess Philips

In this moving drama, a lifetime of regrets leads a man to seek the love of his youth.

Heffetz  | Open: 10/20/08 Close: 10/20/08
The Milk Can Theatre Company is proud to presents a staged reading of Heffetz, a biting black comedy by the prominent and prolific Israeli dramatist and director, Hanoch Levin. A seemingly straight forward domestic drama, the play revolves around themes of power and humiliation, marriage and suicide, politics, statehood, and the utter beauty and ultimate futility of life in a complicated world. The indomitable Tayglach and Clemensaya, along with their incredibly perfect daughter Phogra, taunt and torture their distant relative Heffetz until he reaches his breaking point. A tired waitress, a hypochondriac best friend and a mysterious sooth-sayer each serve in their own way to push Heffetz toward his inevitable end in this new adaptation of Levin's 1972 work. Directed by Riv Massey, dramaturg Bethany Larsen, with performances by Ellen Hada, Amanda Hopper, Adam Hyland, Chris Kloko, Lesley Miller, Collin Smith, Leal Vona, and Amy Windle.
White Widow : A Sicilian Musical Passion  | Open: 05/09/08 Close: 05/25/08
White Widow, A Sicilian Musical Passion opens in a remote village in modern day Sicily. Villagers surround a man, kneeling, begging for his life. The villagers stone him to death. A reporter, Nesti, is sent by his newspaper up "North" to investigate why this barbaric, 'biblical', custom can still take place in modern Sicily. The villagers, ruled by Don Rosario, are silent. The reason for the stoning is finally, and shockingly, uncovered. "White Widow", in marked contrast to the normal expectation of a woman in mourning dressing in black, is also set against an unusual love story.
No Man Can Serve Two Masters  | Open: 05/01/08 Close: 05/10/08
Once upon a time, there was a man who didn't know who he was. 'Man' was on the same spiritual journey that we all have to make, the journey inward to SELF. "No Man Can Serve 2 Masters", a modern parable, tells us of ‘Man's experience as he decides which master to serve: love or fear. Interlaced with many colorful characters, including his lonely, manic-depressive wife, Alice, his pot-smoking dominatrix/phony psychic, Ivory, his right-wing, overbearing, racist boss, Mr. Cooper, and many more, this play will take you on a philosophical journey and open your mind and heart to a new, or perhaps long forgotten, way of looking at life. "No Man Can Serve 2 Masters" was written by accomplished playwright Michael Levesque and directed by award-winning director, Andrew Glant-Linden. Get ready to be entertained, challenged and INSPIRED!
Spring EATfest 2008  | Open: 04/15/08 Close: 05/04/08
EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE and PAUL ADAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PRESENT

2008 Spring EATfest
10 Premiere Plays by Emerging Playwrights

THREE-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
APRIL 15-MAY 4, 2008 AT ROY ARIAS THEATRE CENTER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT EATHEATRE.ORG

EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE and PAUL ADAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR present the 2008 Spring EATFest, for a three-week limited engagement at Roy Arias Theatre Center (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor, NYC). Performances begin Tuesday, April 15, 2008, and run through Sunday, May 4, 2008.

Series A
Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 pm, Sunday at 5 pm

The Food Monologues
Food, women, what happens . . . THE FOOD MONOLOGUES.
by Kerri Kochanski
directed by Deb Guston

The Food Monologues is an experimental play that explores womens' love/hate relationships and obsessions with food. Performed by a cast of 13, this all-female play, features monologues and ensemble-driven scenes that examine body image and shame, eating disorders, weight gain/loss, societal expectations and perceptions about women and beauty. Six of the monologues have been published by Meriwether and Smith & Kraus.

Series B
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Islands of Repair
Can marriage survive in a life raft?
by Leslie Bramm
directed by Melissa Attebery

A seasoned married couple try to survive being lost at sea in a rubber raft. They battle sharks, the elements, and each other . . .but will they survive?

Love, Me (Margaret)
How far will one woman go to feel loved?
by Jennie Contuzzi
directed by Kevin Brofsky

When Margaret's boyfriend breaks up with her, she reaches out to her former English teacher to learn a better way of being loved. Her teacher, serving time for the mercy killing of his wife, hardly thinks himself an expert on the subject, but Margaret disagrees. Spinning a theory based on the reports of Harry's crime, she uses her obsessed co-worker, Louis, as a test subject, and journeys to a darker place than even she imagines.

The Letter
A lovestruck executive confesses his feelings for a colleague in an e-mail, only to have his plans go horribly awry.
by Chuck Rose
directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas

Arnold, a successful but lonely executive, is desperate to confess his feelings to Rebecca, a beautiful but equally lonely co-worker. Too nervous to face her, Arnold is egged on by a sly but well-meaning assistant to reveal his feelings in an e-mail. However, small but critical mistake leads to unforeseen and comedic complications as love and technology prove to be a troubling combination.

Onions
Aaron has something important to tell his mother . . . but will she understand?
by F.J. Hartland
directed by Daniel Allan Dinero

When Aaron discovers he is dying, he seeks comfort from his mother. Unfortunately, she is unable to give him the love and support he so desperately needs. With the help of Hazel, a nurse and former high school acquaintance, Aaron attempts to make one last connection with the woman who raised him.

Series C
Thursdays and Sundays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 5 pm

Antiques
"Whoever thought I'd have a 50-year-old fat man for a son?"
by Stan Lachow
directed by James Jaworski

Retired antiques dealers, Gus and Mac, spend the day antagonizing each other while sitting on a bench on the boardwalk looking out at the sea. Old hurts surface and change their relationship forever.

Break
A surprise confrontation between a displaced Englishman and a drug addict who invades his home.
by J. Stephen Brantley
directed by Jonathan Warman

During the late hours of a summer night on the coast of eastern Long Island, a displaced Englishman and the drug addict, who breaks into his home, confront their differences and discover their secret similarities. Neither is who he seems.

Undercurrents
A young woman takes a surrealistic journey with Huckleberry Finn down the River of No Return.
by Marc Castle
directed by Roberto Cambeiro

Melinda, a young woman in a white dress, mysteriously finds herself on a raft with Huckleberry Finn, the start of a surrealistic dream, a dream that Melinda attempts to analyze as she continues her journey following Marilyn Monroe, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, her mother, and a series of lost loves down the River of No Return.

Fast Light and Brilliant
On a lonely hotel terrace lit by a field of fireflies, two strangers ponder the nature of romance and marriage'"and the possible repercussions of a single kiss.
by Richard Martin Hirsch
directed by Ian Streicher

Following a chance meeting, two lonely strangers find they have a lot in common, including an intense attraction. But, the path to intimacy is not without obstacles. On a deserted hotel terrace, lit by a field of randy fireflies, the pair contemplates the nature of romance and marriage'"and the repercussions of a single kiss.

George & Bill are Friends
What do George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton talk about when they're alone'"or when they think they are?
by Susan West Chamberlin
directed by Molly Marinik

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton make an unlikely pair as they travel the world raising money and acting as freelance diplomats. What do they talk about when they think no one is listening?

EATFest plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, May 4, 2008:

Tuesdays at 7 pm '" Series A
Wednesdays at 7 pm '" Series B
Thursdays at 7 pm '" Series C
Fridays at 7 pm '" Series A
Saturdays at 5 pm '" Series C
Saturdays at 7 pm '" Series B
Sundays at 2 pm '" Series B
Sundays at 5pm '" Series A
Sundays at 7 pm '" Series C

Tickets are $18.00 and $10.00 with student ID/senior. For reservations, please visit www.eatheatre.org, or call 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in person half-hour prior to the performance at Roy Arias Theatre Center (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor). TDF accepted.

PRESS FROM SPRING EATFEST 2007

"Spring EATfest 2007 offers a little something for everyone: a touching domestic comedy; a drama about Iraq; and an uproarious parody of The Sound of Music."
'"Byrne Harrison, oobr.com

"In Spring EATfest 2007, three playwrights and ten actors deliver a lively evening of entertainment."
'"Jo Ann Rosen, nytheatre.com

"If the other six plays in the Spring EATfest 2007 are as good as these three (and from overheard lobby scuttlebutt, they are), it should be a good evening out".
'"Duncan Pflaster, broadwayworld.com

The NewBorn Festival 2008  | Open: 02/22/08 Close: 02/26/08
From the company that brought you Folie a Deux and Arpeggio
The NewBorn Festival 2008
birthing new works


ONE WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
JANUARY 22ND - JANUARY 26TH
THE ROY ARIAS THEATRE CENTER

RESERVATIONS AT WWW.MTWORKS.ORG

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS is pleased to announce The NewBorn Festival 2008; The company's second annual reading series of five new works, never before seen in New York City. Each show will have a one-time presentation at The Roy Arias Theater Center (located in the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd St). Readings begin Tuesday, January 22nd and continue through Saturday, January 26. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 at the Box Office. For reservations, please call 646-421-2897, or visit www.mtworks.org.

The Fat of the Land
by Don Cummings
directed by Bradley Hagan
Tuesday, January 22nd 8pm

Who deserves the right to have children? If people are incapable of reproduction -- because of their sexual preference or because they physiologically can't - is evolution saying something? Should they take matters in their own hands or take the hint?

Mourn the Living Hector
by Paul Cohen
directed by David Stallings
Wednesday, January 23rd 8pm

In Mourn the Living Hector, we follow a soldier on leave from the war in Iraq and his surreal encounters with people and life here unaffected by the war. This is paralleled with Hector's journey through Troy the evening before his last battle. In one country, the battle takes place outside their very walls--in another... half a world away. Begging the question, must we have war at our doorstep to feel its effects?

Connor's Boy
by Zetta Elliot
directed by Michele Pace
Thursday, January 24th 8pm

After her former fiance commits suicide, Simone must decide whether or not she wants to adopt his three year old son. Is she ready to be a single mother when being a mother was something she never thought she could be? The fact that there are several other women also vying for the opportunity to adopt the boy only complicates her decision. Bringing in questions of race, sexuality, and ultimately right... Connor's Boy examines motherhood in this new age.

Tying the Knot
by David Rush
directed by Perryn Pomatto
Friday, January 25th 8pm

Three couples meet and fall in love in a country where marriage for them is not permitted. What happens when your loved one is injured but you are not allowed to visit? What happens when your loved one's life is now being decided by a distant relative? What happens when your child is taken from you because your loved one dies? This simple and eloquent play focuses on the tragic and often overlooked effects of denying gay marriage.

Daughter of Israel*
by David Stallings
directed by Cristina Alicea
Saturday, January 26th 8pm

Four young girls get drafted into the Israeli Army and are chosen to be involved in a highly dangerous unit involving Biological Warfare. In an environment without choice, these girls must grow up, find their own voices, and learn that choice not only is ultimately theirs, but always has consequences.

*There will be a Closing Night Party after the reading of Daughter of Israel, at The View Theatre (located at The Roy Arias Theatre Center). There is a $20.00 suggested donation for this event.

Love Letters  | Open: 02/14/08 Close: 02/16/08
Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters.
Die Laughing  | Open: 11/08/07 Close: 11/18/07
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Nov. 10th at 4pm, Nov 11 at 6pm, Nov 17 at 6pm and Nov 18 at 4pm & 8pm

Starring Russell Jordan on Nov. 10th at 6pm, Nov 11 at 4pm & 8pm, Nov 17 at 4pm and Nov 18 at 6pm

Buried Child  | Open: 11/07/07 Close: 11/18/07
Sam Shepard achieved national fame and attention with his 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Buried Child. At it's center is an American Midwestern family with a dark, terrible, haunting secret. The play is a darkly comic portrait of a family brought to its knees by betrayal, adultery, and murder.
Intimate Apparel  | Open: 10/12/07 Close: 10/22/07
In the 1905 immigrant community of Lower Manhattan, Esther, an African-American seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews exquisite lingerie for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Surprisingly independent for her time she is willing to risk it all for a man she barely knows. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal. At the same time also vying for Esther's attention is Mr. Marks the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth, but the impossibility of such a match is obvious to them both. Sheila Simmons directs and stars in Lynn Nottage's classic story of American immigration.
Die Laughing  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Wednesday 7pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 5pm.

Starring Forrest Renaissance on Thursday 7pm, Saturday 2pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm.

A portion of all proceeds goes toward the fight against cancer.

Join us at www.myspace.com/dielaughingtheplay

The Birthday Party  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07
The Birthday Party is written by Harold Pinter, the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature.

So, what would happen if a bizarre loner cohabitates in a house with a married couple, a beautiful woman, and a couple of seedy characters? This question is answered with jaw-dropping humor as the housemates throw a birthday party for the loner. The event is the place where several disturbing facts are surfaced and a shocking resolve unfolds.

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The Last Cloud  | Open: 06/20/07 Close: 07/01/07
Taking place over the course of a year, The Last Cloud follows five friends as they navigate life after college, in the awkward phase before they have the skills to "be" anything. Things go awry when Laura's younger brother moves in for the summer, showing everyone that there is more to life than office politics. Set against the metaphor of a Rubik's Cube, The Last Cloud is a coming of age story of how friends can get so intertwined that they lose their individuality.

With an amazing ensemble cast, The Last Cloud promises to be a rock-and-roll thrill ride for a generation that is just now considering growing up. Toss in a goulash of art, politics, and blatant 80's nostalgia and you have what reviewer Robert McDowell called, "The most engaging night of theatre I've experience in a long time. A true must-see!"