York College Little Theatre, Performing

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 11/15/12 08:03:54 PM

Address: 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY    11451

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Asylum  | Open: 12/13/12 Close: 12/14/12
Drama Royals proudly presents its 8th production to York College Theatre!


Gary's drug of choice is an addiction to lucid dreaming. Through careful study he has taught himself to control his dreams, whether this means living out erotic fantasies or talking philosophy with God and Satan. But Gary's mentally ill mother and other unexpected guests insist on crashing this alternate reality, as his waking and dreaming worlds intertwine.

Written By Keith Aisner
Directed By Freddy Gonzalez

Join us for this amazing production!

Only two days and three performances so be sure to catch it when its out!

SHOWTIMES: Dec. 13th (Thursday) @ 12p.m & 7p.m
Dec. 14th (Friday) @ 7p.m.

*For more information on how to RSVP or reserve seats ahead of time, please feel free to email ycdramaroyals@ymail.com*
Gary - Kevin Gomez
Angela/Woman - Danielle Gonzalez
Mother - Linda Mendivel
Davis - Bernard Smith
God/Dr. Capote - David Jones
Salesman - Tim Meadows
Satan - Michael Gillis
Frank - Jarrel Lynch
Suburbia  | Open: 03/01/12 Close: 03/02/12
After last semester’s production of David Ives’ witty, raucous and romantic comedy, Don Juan in Chicago, the Drama Royals presents Eric Bogosian’s intense, button-pushing drama, subUrbia.

subUrbia tells the tale of three young men who complain aimlessly about their current lives in their suburban environment. They discuss and defect race, relationships, religion, and many other taboo subjects without caring about whom they offend or why, all while drinking and smoking their days away in the parking lot of a local convenience store. As the story progresses, they are painfully reminded of their failures, both individual and collaborative, when a high school friend who has now attained success, returns for a reunion. Companionship is tested, insensitivity is frequent, and stereotypes are exploited in this darkly-funny and thought-provoking drama which first premiered at Broadway’s renowned Lincoln Center Theatre.

With depictions of alcohol and substance abuse, racial and sexual references, and plenty of profanity, please note that this production is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. Parental discretion is advised.


Directed by: Phil Williams

Lights by: Jarrel Lynch

Sounds by: Ian Tyrone Stephens

Stage Manager: Sebrena Mason

Promotional Manager: Alicia Gray


Theatre Arts 490 Advisor: Timothy J. Amrhein

Guest Designer: David T. Jones


Visit us on the web: www.suburbiaatyork.com

Slapdash  | Open: 10/20/11 Close: 10/27/11
“SLAPDASH” is a fast-paced, funny, “audience-interactive” improv performance in the tradition of "Whose Line is It Anyway?" Two improv teams spontaneously compete to act out hilarious, unscripted scenes as they try to “out-perform” each other in the show where “everything's made up and the points don't matter.”

About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.


This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

Fame The Musical  | Open: 12/03/10 Close: 12/12/10
Set in New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, “Fame The Musical” is bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

Adult content. For mature audiences only.



Directed by Timothy J. Amrhein

Scenic Design by David T. Jones

Costume Design by Allison Crutchfield

Lighting Design by Daniel Winter

Musical Direction by Jonathan Quash

Choreography by Jessica Morales


Assistant Director - Kevin Fandino

Production Stage Manager - Jessica Morales

Technical Director - Garth Belcon

The Tempest  | Open: 04/30/10 Close: 05/08/10
Abandoned with his daughter to a mystical island off the coast of Africa, Prospero, a powerful magician, sets out to right the wrongs done to him by his evil brother, Antonio, and his power hungry allies.  At turns comic, dramatic, suspenseful, and charming,  The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romances.

Set in modern day Africa, this production spins our view of Shakespeare’s characters upside down, so that we may take a fresh look at his potent themes of justice, power, and the limits of rationalism.

Haunting the poetry with more musical imagery than any other Shakespearean play, The Tempest has found its voice  with musical guest artist Atiba Kwabena-Wilson, who will perform traditional and newly composed music for the production.  Also featured is the evocative set design of David T. Jones, the vivid lighting of guest designer, Paul Hudson, and the original costumes of guest artist Allison Crutchfield. 

Join us for music, dancing, and a cast of 19 York College students & 10 children from The Learning Tree  Multi-Cultural School of Corona, Queens -

Jada Denise Brooks - Yazmin Dene Baptiste - Mikayla Gilyard - Keslie Joseph - Brian Kennedy - Destiny Kennedy - Michael Kennedy - Shynece Norfleet - Sabrina Raouf - Laila Raouf

as York College presents its first fully staged Shakespearean play...

A classic for the entire family!

Yo Soy Latina  | Open: 03/19/10 Close: 03/25/10
Six “Latina” women of differing backgrounds meet in a classroom that becomes a forum for their life experiences, fears and dreams. This moving comedy/drama features a fascinating and diverse ensemble of Latinas and challenges perceptions of homogenization and cultural stereotypes. Immediately following the March 25 performance, please join us for a panel discussion with playwright Linda Nieves-Powell and other Latina artists as they discuss "Latinas in the Arts".

Little Shop Of Horrors  | Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/09/09
Down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore offering him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite… but as Audrey II’s hungry demands increase, all that Seymour holds dear is threatened as the plant’s sinister agenda for global domination is revealed.

Little Shop of Horrors opened at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27, 1982 with Lee Wilkof playing the part of Seymore and Ellen Greene as Audrey, the girl of his dreams. The offbeat little musical won over the majority of the critics and enjoyed a run of 2,209 performances. In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world and was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.

This production, under the direction of Timothy J. Amrhein, includes sets by David T. Jones, costumes by Rauil Aktanov, lights by Paul Hudson, and musical direction by Jonathan Quash.

Oleanna  | Open: 11/19/08 Close: 11/21/08
Oleanna is a two-character play about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual harassment and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. The play's title, taken from a folk song, refers to a 19th-century escapist vision of utopia. This show is for mature audiences only. Previews begin November 19 at 4PM, with performances running November 20 at 6PM and November 21 at 4PM and 8PM. This production stars Solomon Peck as John and Adrianna Riolo as Carol.
Anna in the Tropics  | Open: 10/17/08 Close: 10/25/08
To kick off the opening-night of Anna in the Tropics at York College, playwright Nilo Cruz, will make a special appearance and presentation about his play and his career as a Cuban-American artist/playwright. This event, sponsored by the Office of the President, the Pluralism and Diversity Committee, and the York College Theatre will begin at 4pm on Friday, October 17, 2008, followed by the performance of Anna in the Tropics at 5:30pm

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this lyrical and romantic story is an ode to great literature and a time gone by. Set in 1929, this play tells the story of a family of cigar workers whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new lector who reads Anna Karenina to the workers. The spirit of Tolstoy's novel affects each character, and with each chapter, new desires and jealousies erupt in the factory. Even the novel's deadly love triangle starts to play itself out. The play raises the dichotomy of a time when the sound of a human voice reading poetry is about to be replaced by the percussive sound of a factory full of machines.

The cast, under the direction of York College Associate Professor for Theatre Timothy J. Amrhein, features York College students: Joseph Grasso (Douglaston) as Santiago, Bency Pierre (Bellmore) as Cheché, Linda Mendivel (Jamaica) as Ofelia, Staci Ishmael (Valley Stream) as Marela, Francis Madi (Hempstead) as Conchita, Devon Phillips (Brooklyn) as Palomo, Erick Avila (Bronx) as Eliades, and Bijan Daryan (Bayside) as Juan Julian Rio.