When first noticing his wife at the age of sixteen, Sam could not predict the profound connection they would share—they are two halves of the same whole. In their 33rd year of marriage, that love was tested…and the ringing in Sam’s ear was not as one would expect, in fact it was an orchestra, playing the music of his life--The Actual Dance.
Performed by Chuk Obasi
Part of the Midtown International Fall Theatre Festival
Contact Jay Michaels
Stage and screen writers, Ronnie Cohen and Jane Beale, unveil their latest work.
Witnessed by the World
This play will have a first reading for an invited audience on
Monday, October 15, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jewel Box @ The Workshop Theatre
312 W. 36th Street
New York City
Synopsis: In 1963, a hand was dealt the world involving two “Jacks.” Now, 50 years later, a relentless reporter finds that deck still stacked against her. Reporter Joan Ross is haunted by that 1963 moment in Dallas that rocked the world and changed her life. A 50-year journey connects her with two young filmmakers working on a project about Jack Ruby – the executioner’s executioner. Will this collaboration shed light on arguably the greatest conspiracy of all time or plunge the world into deeper darkness.
Prolific writers and lovers of a good conspiracy, Ronnie Cohen and Jane Beale, have gathered a group of stage and screen professionals to read their latest work at an intimate gathering of industry professionals on Monday, October 15, 2012. Cohen and Beale are recognized for works that shine a light on corruption around us. They wrote the screenplay for the award winning film, Dog’s Lie, about what dreams may come when secrets are revealed at a sleep clinic; and the play, Correction, about a woman messing with our heads by masquerading as Park Avenue Psychiatrist.
This latest work sprinkles a heavy dose of fact within their usual witty banter and hairpin plot twists.
Cast includes: Ian Bell, Fiona Choi, Paula Ewin, Leo Farley, Todd Gearhart, Todd Licea, Arnie Mazer, Rebecca Smith, and Ryann Weir
Presentation directed by Renee Rodriguez; assisted by Raisa Kelly
Contact Jay Michaels at WrightGroupNY Communications for further info or to request an invitation.
About the Company: Workshop Theater Company
Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.
Starring Judy Alvarez, Sue Glausen, Emma Gordon, Richard Kent Green*, Kate Greer*, Justin Herfel*, Michael Janove*, DH Johnson*, Simon Pearl*, George Stavropoulos, Stuart Williams & Anna Emily Wood.
Productions submitted to SHORT SUBJECTSwill receive three performance slots, presented at The WorkShop Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36thStreet, 4thfloor, NYC. Performance dates are from July 12 – August 1, 2010.
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. SHORT SUBJECTS allows for a production in an intimate venue, with lower participation fees and ticket prices than other plays in the MITF.
“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 for SHORT SUBJECTS will cost $15.
Application forms for the SHORT SUBJECTS, Eleventh Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, are available online at www.midtownfestival.org. Completed applications, scripts, and production materials must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to sending submissions by email, applicants mustmaila non-refundable fee of $25 to: Short Subjects, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 1 Penn Plaza #6228, New York, NY 10119 or online through PayPal (to email@example.com). You may also submit a program of related short plays totaling 45 – 55 minutes. The deadline for submissions to SHORT SUBJECTS is May 19, 2010.
The MITF plans to expand to The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, in addition to current theatres on 36th Street, for its eleventh season, to run from July 12 – August 1, 2010. The 2010 Festival will also 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 MITF can be found in the “Festival Manual” at www.midtownfestival.org.
A semi-finalist in the 33rd Annual Samuel French Short Play (2008) Festival, Jennifer Fell Hayes’s Seal Song was so well received by audiences that she created a equally charming companion play in collaboration with cast and director. Both plays, now under the heading Seal Songs explore the themes of transformation and the sea. In the first play, Deep Water a sheltered English spinster mourning the recent loss of her mother finds the promise of new love with a local handyman who has also suffered profound loss. In the second play, Overboard which takes place 30 years later, an abandoned husband now living in the house by the English seaside that once belonged to the spinster, learns to put his life back together when he rescues a mysterious woman from (what he believes to be) a shipwreck. Top flight Equity actors, Katie Atcheson and Richard Kent Green are featured in the production.