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On Campus  | Open: 03/10/11 Close: 03/26/11
True Light Productions is pleased topresent the world premiere of award-winning playwright Steve Sherman’s ON CAMPUS, directed by Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab member Marc Santa Maria. ON CAMPUS will play a 3-week limited engagement at theLABA Theater at 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between First and Second Avenues, NYC). Performances begin Thursday, March 10th through Saturday, March 26th.

 

Characters from ON CAMPUS were inspired by my service work for the non-profit organization ESPERANZA ("hope") which is located in Tijuana, Mexico– says playwright Steve ShermanI wrote it in the wake of many suicides at universities in New York.

 

Press are cordially invited Friday, March 11th at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m.
(Unofficial press dates will be accommodated, upon request.)

 

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On Campusreflects the pressures put upon university students who try to establish various relationships despite social and cultural differences.  Meanwhile, a precarious affair between a student and professor throws all characters into a downward spiral, forcing everyone to help each other overcome the challenges of college life.

 

With Caitlin Gold, Jake Millgard*, Bobby Plasencia*, Sarah Saunders, Steve Sherman*, Ed Stelz and Chloe Tuttle.

 

Hana Kalinskiand Steve Sherman are the producers. Set design by Daniel Zimmermanand lighting design by Chad Lefebvre.

 

ON CAMPUS plays the following schedule through Saturday, March 26th:

 

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm
Extra performance Monday, March 21st at 8pm

 

Tickets are $18 ($12 with valid student I.D.) and are now available online at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre’s Box Office, half-hour before the performance.

 

Running time: 1 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission

 

For more information visit www.oncampustheplay.com

 


*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Equity Showcase code pending.

Gentrifusion  | Open: 01/27/11 Close: 02/13/11

In GENTRIFUSION, playwrights Carla Ching, Joshua Conkel, Michael John Garcés, Jon Kern, Janine Nabers and Crystal Skillman, explore the different truths surrounding the gentrification of New York’s neighborhoods. The playwrights were charged with breaking down the cliched idea of "gentrification".  Their pieces dig deeper to address the ways that change both improves and diminishes a community.  All residents are given voice in this series, ultimately discovering that both long time residents and the new crop of gentrifiers benefit and suffer in different measures and different ways.

Directors include John Giameptro, Colette Robert, and Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

 

The production features scenic and costume design by Katherine Akiko Day and lighting design by Marie Yokoyama. Michal V. Mendelson is the production stage manager and and projections have been created by photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, Dennis Ho (http://dwho.com/images.html).

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Our 2010-2011 Season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.  

The Dramatist Guild Fund, The Josephine Foundation, and The Puffin Foundation, Ltd, have also made generous grants to make the 2010-2011 Season possible.


About the Company: The Red Fern Theatre Company

The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play. A portion of the proceeds from each play produced is donated to the designated philanthropy. We also provide our audiences with information on the philanthropy both by introducing their mission at each performance and including information about them in the play’s program. By associating each production with a philanthropic organization, we are able to respond directly to the people actually affected by the issues addressed in the play.

Over the past three seasons, RFTC has produced a diverse range of programming, including ten full length plays as well as workshops and staged readings of one new work which premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2008. Our 2009-2010 Season is dedicated to new plays and will open with the New York Premiere of Shirley Lauro’s ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

The RFTC believes in an individual's responsibility to his/her community. Theatre can educate; it can also comfort. It can remind the audience that suffering and joy are feelings felt by all. The Red Fern Theatre Company would like each of its productions to create a lasting impression that fosters a community among those on and off the stage

New York is home to thousands of theatre companies; many of them are committed to socially conscious plays. The Red Fern Theatre Company distinguishes itself by bridging the gap between the theatre we produce and the change it seeks to create. In its partnerships with philanthropies, the RFTC provides the vehicle for which our audiences can give back to their community.

Good Egg  | Open: 10/21/10 Close: 11/07/10
GOOD EGGis a funny and surprising play about bioethics, siblings, and the limits of unconditional love.

 

GOOD EGGis the story of responsible Meg, who has always been the caretaker for her bipolar younger brother, Matt.  When she decides to get pregnant through artificial insemination, she contemplates having her embryos screened for bipolar disorder; this ignites a debate with her brother about bioethics and what it means to self-select “normal” traits.

 

Does Meg takethe idea of "being responsible" too far?


About the Company: The Red Fern Theatre Company

The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play. A portion of the proceeds from each play produced is donated to the designated philanthropy. We also provide our audiences with information on the philanthropy both by introducing their mission at each performance and including information about them in the play’s program. By associating each production with a philanthropic organization, we are able to respond directly to the people actually affected by the issues addressed in the play.

Over the past three seasons, RFTC has produced a diverse range of programming, including ten full length plays as well as workshops and staged readings of one new work which premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2008. Our 2009-2010 Season is dedicated to new plays and will open with the New York Premiere of Shirley Lauro’s ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

The RFTC believes in an individual's responsibility to his/her community. Theatre can educate; it can also comfort. It can remind the audience that suffering and joy are feelings felt by all. The Red Fern Theatre Company would like each of its productions to create a lasting impression that fosters a community among those on and off the stage

New York is home to thousands of theatre companies; many of them are committed to socially conscious plays. The Red Fern Theatre Company distinguishes itself by bridging the gap between the theatre we produce and the change it seeks to create. In its partnerships with philanthropies, the RFTC provides the vehicle for which our audiences can give back to their community.