Write Act Repertory Theatre

Todays Date: 10/19/19
Last Update: 05/04/15 01:21:07 PM

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How To Write A Musical That Works!  | Open: 05/17/15 Close: 05/17/15
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works! Feedback Workshop #3: Reckoning and Resolution on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 10 am – 5:30 pm, at the Write Act Rep Theatre at Times Square Arts Center, 300 W. 43rd Street, 2nd floor. Deadline to apply is May 1st. See application and guidelines (http://www.truonline.org/store.html#beginnings) for instructions on emailing materials.

 

How to Write a Musical That Works! is a 3-part workshop for writers, directors and producers exploring the traditional structure and dynamic interplay of an effective libretto and score. The workshop examines successful musicals, discusses basic dramaturgical principals and why they work, and hears presentations of submitted new works and works-in-progress. Details are available at www.truonline.org/TRUBeginnings-Musical3.htm

 

“Reckoning and Resolution” will focus on: 1) songs that express the resolution of a character's "want," or the overcoming of obstacles, and how it leads to a final choice; 2) "eleven o'clock numbers," the big dramatic showstopper that sums up the (usually) main character's journey; 3) the finale, an effective and emotionally satisfying way of concluding your story. Submission fee is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. If accepted, it will be applied to a participation fee of $100 for non-member ($80 for TRU members). 

 

Writers (or producers!) are invited to submit no more than 25 pages of a show you are working on. We want to see the section of your show in which we head towards the summing up and conclusion of the plot and the resolution of the characters' wants.  A panel of producers and writers will evaluate how successful the songs and scenes presented are in fulfilling their purpose: Michael Alden (Disgraced, Bat Boy, Grey Gardens, The Last Session, Disgraced, The King's Speech on stage), producer Doug Denoff (The 39 Steps, Nice Work If You Can Get It, upcoming Peggy Sue Got Married, Just Believe), producer Tom Polum (The Toxic Avenger, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up); composer/lyricist Skip Kennon (Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco, Time and Again), former Artistic Coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and teacher for two decades. Bob Ost, executive director of Theater Resources Unlimited, and TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata will facilitate.

 

This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. The cost for non-participants to attend for the full day, to observe the presentations and be part of the discussions, is $50 ($30 for TRU members). Click here (http://www.truonline.org/store.html#beginnings) to sign up.

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-three year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

 

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops.

 

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation.

 

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.

 

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Have You Tried Sexxx, Too?  | Open: 09/26/13 Close: 10/06/13

Write Act Repertory NYC presents

Have You Tried Sexxx, Too?

New York – We aim to please! The sequel to the show The Golden Bullet called “a charming and witty throwback to the days of variety entertainment,” Have You Tried Sexxx, Too? is a cabaret-styled musical extravaganza featuring singing, dancing, and bawdy sketch comedy. If you’re not careful, you may be asked to contribute!

 

WARNING: If you are easily offended, this might not be the show for you. Mature audiences only!

The Golden Bullet's review of the original Have You Tried Sexxx? -
thegoldenbullet.com/2011/09/17/off-off-broadway-review-have-you-tried-sexxx/

CAST:

Ian Abadilla, Lacy Allen, Jarrod Bates, Paige Brinskele, Anel Carmona, Ariel Leigh Cohen, Molly Gilman, Nathan Edwin Keep, Cat Lynch, Randall Marquez, Sarah Misch, *Colton Pometta, Victoria Narayan, Samantha L. Vella

*Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

 

Producer: John Lant

Writer, Composer: Rocco Vitacco

Director: John Lant

Choreographer: *Colton Pometta

Music Direction: Rocco Vitacco

 

DATES:

Thursday, September 26th at 7:30 PM

Friday, September 27th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 PM

Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM

Friday, October 4th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 PM

 

LOCATION:

The Write Act Repertory Theatre,located at 309 East 26th Street @ 2nd Ave. The theatre, which features an eclectic Art Gallery in the lobby reception area, is both air-conditioned and heated. Seating is limited. 

TICKET PRICES:

General Admission: $18 at the door / Discounted Rate: $15 (Seniors, Students)

To purchase tickets, call 917-289-0747 or visit:

hyts2.brownpapertickets.com

 

INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS:

General Admission Seating / Refreshments / ADA Compliant

 

Visit hyts2.weebly.comor www.writeactrep.orgfor more information!

PRESS CONTACT:  Erinn Conlon – publicity@writeactrepertory.org


About the Company: Write Act Repertory

Mission Statement & Philosophy

Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization whose artist members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical Personnel. Write Act Rep specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works or Los Angeles premieres. Along with our repertory season, Write Act Rep enriches the lives of the multi-cultural community of New York through our outreach programs with several other non-profit organizations, theatrical or academic, creating a positive educational and artistic impact within the community. Currently, one of Write Act Rep's outlets provides members the opportunity to produce and create original scripts developed exclusively for the resident professional artists in the membership. We encourage the artists through the continued engagement and immersion in an environment of artistic safety, to forward the company's mission as well as their own personal goals in the entertainment field. By providing an atmosphere of mutual respect for every discipline and area of live theatrical presentation, we have become one of the most diverse theatre companies in NY. Write Act Repertory continues to enrich the lives of Los Angeles theatre artists, our patrons, and the multi-cultural community through our innovative programming, and by providing rental space and rehearsal time to our other fellow theatre producers.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)is offering some much-needed guidance for anybody who is thinking about putting up a showcase production in New York: the 2013 TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 from 10am-6pmat the new WriteAct Repertory Theatre, 309 E. 26th Street, NYC.  Details and application can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm.  Early bird registration ends 09/07 and is $210 ($175 for TRU members).  After 09/07, registration is $260 ($225 for TRU members).

 

This essential TRU Boot Camp for producers as well as self-producing actors, writers and directors offers training geared to those working at the reading and Equity Showcase level, and perfect for anyone planning to produce either in festivals or independently.  This two-day course will cover everything from production timeline and budgeting to raising money and marketing. Industry experts from various fields will be on hand for step-by-step guidance, offered in accessible modules.

“So many people who jump into the murky waters of producing really need help navigating. TRU has identified some basic teachable skills to help them manage both their productions and their expectations, as well as save them a whole lot of time, effort and money,” says TRU executive director Bob Ost. “I can’t tell you how many early-career producers have told me they wish they’d found TRU before attempting their first showcase.”

The 2013 TRU Boot Camp faculty includes producers Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum), Patricia R. Klausner (Pippin, Trip to Bountiful, Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly), John Lant and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, general manager/producers Emileena Pedigo and Michael Roderick, casting director Jamibeth Margolis, marketing whiz Rick Berube, TRU publicist Michelle Tabnick, and lawyers Erach Screwvala, Esq. and Lisaroxanne Walters, Esq. In addition, inspirational keynote addresses will be given by prominent Broadway producers including Dan Markley (Stomp, Shockheaded Peter, Damn Yankees) and Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Porgy & Bess, A Steady Rain, The Exonerated, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty). Each day ends with a networking wine reception. For the schedule of presentations, visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm.

Theater Resources Unlimited(TRU) is a twenty-one year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

 

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios.

 

Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940’s, the Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences.  The mainstage theatre has been home to such long run productions as An Evening with Quentin CrispPsycho Beach Party and Ruthless starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical’s Laura Bell Bundy.  The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU’s panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.

 

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as generous support from the Friar’s National Foundation Association.

 

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visitwww.truonline.orgor call (212) 714-7628.


About the Company: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Theater Resources Unlimited(TRU) is a twenty-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. 

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.

Hollywood! Hollywood!  | Open: 07/20/13 Close: 08/25/13

Write Act Rep NYC presents

Hollywood! Hollywood!

In Association with Midtown International Theatre Festival

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant proudly presents

Hollywood! Hollywood!at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this summer.

“A delightful evening of top-flight entertainment”– Daily News
“Briggs' music is slick and entertaining!” – Variety

New York – Hollywood! Hollywood! is a happy, fun-filled musical journey following the lives of Ryan, a handsome auto-mechanic; Melanie, a pretty waitress; Claire, an office-temp; Trudy, a cosmetics saleswoman; Jay, an entertainer for all occasions, and their friends, Orlando, Armando, Eva, Toledo, Amanda and Concepción—all pursuing their dreams of becoming paid actors in the Hollywood film industry. We then meet Laura Tanner, Hollywood’s most glamorous movie star who is making appearances all over town. She's promoting her new autobiography with hired escort, Vincent the Magnificent—the hunky, ex-Chippendale dancer, and Freddy, her publisher and the one true love of her life. Through song and dance, laughter and tears, joy and sorrow they all come together to tell their tales in the exciting new musical, Hollywood! Hollywood!

 

Cast: Jarrod Bates, Mollie Downes, James Dunn, Meghan Ginley, John Hollingsworth, Tierra Kamolvattanavith, Derbail Kinsella, Daejanae Lettman, Erika S. Lee, Ken McGraw Jr., Brian Ogston,  Catie Shelley, Trudi Posey*, and Bob Zanfini*.

*(appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity)

Produced by John Lant

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Rocco “Briggs” Vitacco

Director and Choreographer: Emma Canalese

Additional Choreography: Emily Vartaninan

Costume Design: Sang Oh

Scenic Designer: James Dunn

Stage Manager: Ariel Cohen

Festival Lighting by Eric Lam


About the Company: Write Act Repertory

Mission Statement & Philosophy

Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization whose artist members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical Personnel. Write Act Rep specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works or Los Angeles premieres. Along with our repertory season, Write Act Rep enriches the lives of the multi-cultural community of Los Angeles through our outreach programs with several other non-profit organizations, theatrical or academic, creating a positive educational and artistic impact within the community. Currently, one of Write Act Rep's outlets provides members the opportunity to produce and create original scripts developed exclusively for the resident professional artists in the membership. We encourage the artists through the continued engagement and immersion in an environment of artistic safety, to forward the company's mission as well as their own personal goals in the entertainment field. By providing an atmosphere of mutual respect for every discipline and area of live theatrical presentation, we have become one of the most diverse theatre companies in LA. Write Act Repertory continues to enrich the lives of Los Angeles theatre artists, our patrons, and the multi-cultural community through our innovative programming, and by providing rental space and rehearsal time to our other fellow theatre producers.

Sophia  | Open: 07/20/13 Close: 08/23/13

Write Act Repertory NYC presents

SOPHIA

In Association with the Midtown International Theatre Festival

Write Act Repertory’s Producing Artistic Director John Lant presents SOPHIA at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this summer.

New York – A comedic musical which plays to the changing times of the 60’s,Sophia features a strong independent woman as a predecessor to Mary Tyler Moore (Richards) and Rhoda Morganstern (Valerie Harper). Our hero Sophia is a beautiful, articulate, sophisticated, bright, and educated woman, whose blind spot is relationships. Her pattern follows sequential frequent encounters with boyfriends, who depart after short term contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend Heather, Sophia tries therapy with renowned relationship expert Jake Kelly. Diagnosed with “Beautiful Woman Syndrome”, part of her rehabilitation is to recognize every “hit-man” which always leads to a quick tryst. Sophia must learn about the forgotten majority of male society and try to focus on the “invisible men”, those who would never approach her, if she is to find true love. She develops the ability to handle her encounters with a non-descript forgettable man named George, who is truly the man of her dreams.

Cast: Marlene Berner, Brian Childers*, Andrea Enright, Paul Hanegan, Mary Lauren, Meredith Myers, Andrew Orsie, Bryan Seastrom, Sandra Dianne Wilson, Tommy Vance.

*(appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity)

 

Produced by John Lant
Book & Lyrics & Music by Michael Antin
Directed by E.M. Edwards
Choreographed by Crystal Chapman
Music Direction by Rocco Vitacco
Costume Design by Maya Graffagna
Scenic Design by James Dunn
Festival Lighting by Eric Lam
with
Assistant Choreographer Lisa Fiebert
Assistant Director Moses Akempta,
Associate Producer Samantha L. Vella.


About the Company: Write Act Repertory

Mission Statement & Philosophy

Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization whose artist members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical Personnel. Write Act Rep specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works or Los Angeles premieres. Along with our repertory season, Write Act Rep enriches the lives of the multi-cultural community of New York through our outreach programs with several other non-profit organizations, theatrical or academic, creating a positive educational and artistic impact within the community. Currently, one of Write Act Rep's outlets provides members the opportunity to produce and create original scripts developed exclusively for the resident professional artists in the membership. We encourage the artists through the continued engagement and immersion in an environment of artistic safety, to forward the company's mission as well as their own personal goals in the entertainment field. By providing an atmosphere of mutual respect for every discipline and area of live theatrical presentation, we have become one of the most diverse theatre companies in NY. Write Act Repertory continues to enrich the lives of Los Angeles theatre artists, our patrons, and the multi-cultural community through our innovative programming, and by providing rental space and rehearsal time to our other fellow theatre producers.

Mirror Mirror: The Other Side Of Marilyn  | Open: 07/22/13 Close: 07/27/13
A BRIT TAKE ON BROADWAY:

A Brit's take on American legend Marilyn Monroe has a further international feel-with Australian soap star Katy-May Hudson playing the screen icon in the New York premier of Mirror, Mirror, and featuring at this year's Midtown International Festival.

The British City of Plymouth, is so proud of the New York connection, local business leaders are making a video trailer not only supporting the Broadway show. But, gearing-up for Atlantic celebrations promoting the 2020 Mayflower crossing nearly 400 years ago.

Katy-May Hudson is playing Marilyn, and her credits include the Aussie TV soap Home & Away. British playwright Chris Savery, who is producing the show, is currently in the Big Apple as rehearsals get underway for the opening later this month.

Mirror, Mirror, begins with the actress on her death bed, having a conversation with herself and reflecting on her life. She died of a drug overdose in 1962, aged 36. The death was officially classified as 'probable suicide', although many theories have suggested murder, with alleged conspiracies involving President Kennedy, the CIA or the Mafia, though I have avoided controversy in my show, said Chris.

Australian soap star and classical actor Katy-May Hudson, said: "I'm really honoured to be bringing Marilyn back to life on the New York stage, after 51 years since her untimely death. Chris Savery's play is thought provoking, and written through the eyes of a British writer."

"I can't believe the enthusiasm around the show, and I'm very excited about playing a woman that was far more than just beauty and glamour, but a role model in many ways. She was a global superstar and meant so much to me growing up in Australia."

53-year-old Chris Savery, said: "I have a touch of nerves about being a Brit portraying some of the most famous American figures in the 20th century including; President John Kennedy and baseball great Joe DiMaggio that feature alongside Marilyn in the eight-character play. It is pretty awesome, and it’s scary, but I am very excited too."

"I studied everything about Marilyn Monroe and it is all historically accurate and I find her so fascinating. She was very articulate and she questioned morality, as an overtly sexual person. I visited her grave in Hollywood and I felt a spiritual connection to the play I have written."

Chris, added: "I'm proud that my play is bridging the Atlantic gap and bringing together the UK and US. Not only the fantastic link of my play on the global stage, but also promoting the 2020 celebrations of the sailing of the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock nearly 400 years ago."

A movie video produced by Blue Lollipop Media was recently launched to American journalists online, and the show is also being sponsored by the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, UK. The University offers a number of media and creative art degrees including; Live Music, Acting, Creative Writing, English Literature as well as Journalism, Media Production and Sports Journalism.

The show is at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre on West 36th St, as part of the 14th annual Midtown International Festival, dated July 15-20. For more information on dates and times of the performances, please visit the Festival website. 

After Mirror, Mirror’s finishes its run at the festival, the show moves to the Write Act Repertory Theatre at 309 East 26th Street for a limited one week run from July 22nd through 27th, and starting at 7:30pm each night.

To purchase tickets for Mirror, Mirror at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, please visit: 
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27845

To purchase tickets for Mirror, Mirror at the Write Act Repertory Theatre, please visit:
http://mirrormirror.brownpapertickets.com/


An official Facebook site was also recently launched where all the latest gossip, pictures, and news around the show can be viewed and downloaded online.

To view the movie trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLXcidM6IEU

For more information please contact: 
https://www.facebook.com/TheOtherSideOfMarilyn

British coverage sample:
http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Aussie-Katy-Hudson-cast-Marilyn-Monroe-Plymouth/story-19481133-detail/story.html#axzz2Y6y9NhZ6


The Midtown International Theatre Festival’s 2013 Season runs from July 15 – August 4, 2013, 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.

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.

In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since.  In 2008 the Festival expanded from two theatres in that building to four, at the WorkShop Theater Company and Abingdon Theatre Company spaces.

The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on effective but minimal production values.

For more information, visit 
http://www.midtownfestival.org/.