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Midtown International Theatre Festival  | Open: 07/11/11 Close: 07/31/11
 

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces the 2011 Season, running from July 11 – 31, 2011.  22 plays and 11 musicals have been chosen.  Tickets are $18-15.  Tickets are available at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111. 

 

The 2011 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.

 

2011 SEASON

 

"Alice: A New Musical", Book by Andrew Barbato, Music/Lyrics by Andrew Barbato and Leslie Desantis, Produced by Cellar Door

When Alice decided to run away from her 13th birthday party, she never could have imagined what she'd find down the rabbit hole.

 

"The Banana Monologues", By John Brennan, Jason Cooper, and Mary Cimino, Produced by Gregory Taft Gerard

All men listen to their bananas!

 

"Between the Bricks", By Anthony Giorgio and Cecilia Ceresa, Produced by Blair Hotchner

Ding Dong the Wizard of Oz is…Dead.

 

"Boomers,The Musical of a Generation", Book, Music & Lyrics by Peter Baron

Boomersis a personal journey of a baby boomer through three decades, with the culture shock of the Boomers’ history as a backdrop.

 

"Children of God", Written and Produced by Charles Murray

A modern musical melodrama of inspiration for the next generation.

 

"Dad Doesn’t Dance", By Nora Brown, Produced by Small Pond Enterprises

A quest for Biodad, her ultimate dance partner.

 

"The Dickening", By Ben Ferber and Donald McEwan, Produced by Fop! Productions

A pitch black, absurd series of vignettes.

 

"Dirty Paki Lingerie", Written and Produced by Aizzah Fatima

A glimpse into the secret sexual lives of Pakistni-American Muslim women.

 

"Don Gio", By Joshua R. Pangborn, Produced by Sidekick Productions

Men, women…all he wants is pleasure from them…it's not his fault corpses, lesbians, zombies, and witches are part of the package.

 

"Ethan’s People", By Richard L. Gaw, Produced by Buds of May Productions

Four friends struggle to hold on to each other as the world around them falls apart.

 

"Flowers: A Thorny Romance Story", By Carolyn M. Brown and D.E. Womack, Produced by Carolyn M. Brown

Love shouldn't hurt…But sometimes it does…

 

"The Fundamentalist", By Juha Jokela, Produced by Scandinavian American Theater Company

Until someone puts a foot down we are all fundamentalists - How far are we prepared to go to defend our beliefs?

 

"Gated", By Marisa Marquez, Produced by The Isa Company

The new millennia answer to Our Town.

 

"Georgia & Me", By Sarah Ford, Produced by Small Pond Enterprises

Never too late to pier up lost dreams.

 

"Hanky Panky", By Vicki Vodrey, Produced by Lot In Life Productions, LLC

A hilarious dark comedy that proves there is no appropriate way to act in the face of death.

 

"Home Movies", By Hank Winters, Produced by The Treehouse Theatre Company / Stephen Brown

Sam and Ellie's pasts converge one night after Sam re-writes their history together in his new film. 

 

"Kelly and Lindsey Do New York: Literally", By Kelly Wallace-Barnhill and Lindsey Gentile, Produced by Kelly Wallace-Barnhill

Kelly and Lindsey: One cup sexy, one dash of acting out, and sarcasm to taste.

 

"Lavender Shore", Written and Produced by Lawson Caldwell

What happens when fate throws two men from different worlds together during the 1930s and they fall in love?

 

"Mad Mel and the Marradians", Written and Produced by Gary Morgenstein

The fate of the human race depends upon an egotistical writer whose phony scholarships have stumbled upon a deadly plot by the alien Marradians.

 

"Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood", By Uma Incrocci, Kirk McGee, and Erica Jensen, Produced by Mother Eve LLC/Co-Executive Producers, Erica Jensen and Ashley Wren Collins

It's always funnier when it's someone else's problem.

 

Ocean in a Tea Cup, By Joel Krantz, Produced by JK Entertainment

One man's quest to find redemption in war-torn India.

 

"Peg O’ My Heart", Adapted as a Musical by Karin Baker, Original play by J Hartley Manners, Produced by Hell’s Kitchen Musicals

She's young, she's strong, she's Irish, it's 1920, and she's out to change everyone's world…She's Peg O' My Heart.

 

"The Picture Plane",Written & Produced by Bruce Colbert 

What happens when art and life get mixed up?

 

"RIP!", Music, Lyrics, & Book by Dan Furman, Additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara, Produced by Massimine/Roytman/Presentations and Wildly Productive Productions, Executive Producer: Christopher Massimine

A story of love, revolution and what is possible.

 

"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead", By Tom Stoppard, Produced by Panicked Productions

Do you want to play Questions?

 

"The Royal Weight Watcher", By Franziska Huber and Brian J. Borkowski, Produced by Franziska Huber

 See the original "Fergie," Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, in all her comic, tragic, resilient glory!

 

"Sarke", By Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson, Produced by Dancing Crane, Inc.

A classical Georgian woman tries to marry-off her daughter to a "rich" Georgian-American.

 

"Sex Curve", Written and Produced by Merridith Allen

What if a girl could use science to control who she falls in love with?

 

"Sistas: The Musical", By Dorothy Marcic, Produced by Dr. Dorothy Productions

The Story of African-American women told through popular music, from "God Bless the Child" to Destiny's Child.

 

"Surviving Love", By Robert Chionis, Produced by Daniel Wolfsbauer

The Story of the boy from Nowhere, USA and how he found his way out of "real America" and into the real world.

 

"Tea in a Tempest", Written and Produced by James V. O’Connor

They say the truth will set you free - but not always.

 

"Trouble: A New Rock Musical", Book by Michael Alvarez, Music & Lyrics by Ella Grace, Produced by Saving Grace Productions

In 24 hours, six high school friends tackle their biggest troubles as they are confronted with the pleasures, pains and realizations of growing up.

 

"Truth", Written and Produced by Ellis Gaskell

A dramatic speculation about the question that marked an epochal schism among Jews 2,000 years ago: What is truth?

 

The MITF’s 2011 Season runs from July 11 – 31, 2011 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.

 

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) seeks script submissions for John Chatterton’s SHORT SUBJECTS, a series of plays that run 30 - 60 minutes.  The deadline for submissions is June 6, 2011.  
 
Selected shows will receive three performance slots, presented at The WorkShop Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC.  Performance dates are July 12 – 31, 6-10pm on weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends.  
 
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.  John Chatterton’s SHORT SUBJECTS allows for a production in an intimate venue, with lower participation fees and ticket prices than other plays in the MITF.  
 
“My Short Subjects offers entry for almost nothing to people who otherwise might not be able to show off their work,” said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF.  The application fee is $25, with a participation fee of $75.  Tickets are $15-12.
 
The latest application instructions are available online at www.midtownfestival.org.  Send scripts and production materials by email to john.chatterton@gmail.com.  In addition to sending submissions by email, applicants must mail a non-refundable fee of $25 to: John Chatterton’s Short Subjects, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 1 Penn Plaza #6228, New York, NY  10119 or online through PayPal (to john.chatterton@gmail.com).  Checks should be made out to MITF.  If paying through PayPal, please add 3% for PayPal handling fees.  You may also submit a program of related short plays totaling 30 - 60 minutes.  The deadline for submissions to John Chatterton’s SHORT SUBJECTS is June 6, 2011.
 
The MITF’s 2011 Season runs from July 11 – 31, 2011 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.
Exposed!  | Open: 07/15/09 Close: 07/30/09
In this new comedy, we are asked “What becomes of celebrity children who grow up in the spotlight?” Twenty years into the future, we find one house bound, a second unable to date, and a third... the spawn of the devil. This is an outlandish and stylish play about the next generation of Hollywood royalty.

Dan Fogler directs the cast comprised of Kate Gersten (The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, Williamstown Theater Festival, Hysterical Psycho), Kelly McCreary (Passing Strange), Nancy McNulty (Future Me; I Knock at the Door/Pictures; Williamstown Theatre Festival), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms; Hysterical Psycho; Catch Me If you Can), Bjorn Thorstad (Elephant in the Room, The Drama League, Scooby-Doo In Stagefright); Yang Miller (The People's Improv Theatre); Dennis Staroselsky (Mambo Kings - pre-brodaway; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; Elephant in the Room). EXPOSED! will feature set design by Casey Smith, costumes by David Withrow, lighting design by Zack Brown and sound design by Rich Meitin. Angie Hesterman is the production stage manager, and Gina DeMayo is the producer.