The play features Rick Schneider as an artist who is in the midst of a creative meltdown when his longtime protégée/muse (Amanda Greer) reveals she is leaving him…for another woman (Lucy Dolly Caires). The play deals with many issues that creative people often face, from the fear of not being good enough, to the nature of beauty and how to capture it.
In 2014, his one-act play, Acoustic Space, won the Strawberry Festival’s Best Play Award and he was nominated for Best Director. The film version screened in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and received an Award of Merit in the Best Shorts Competition. He is the writer/director/editor of short films Night, Joey’s Gonna Kill Me, Lunch Time and Subway (which aired multiple times on PBS’ Reel13). Another short he directed, Walt Whitman Never Paid For It, written by Angelo Berkowitz, won the Audience Choice Award at the Richmond International Film Festival (March, 2014) and was also featured in the Williamsburg and Big Apple Film Festivals. He began directing for the stage with an original play by author, Sharbari Ahmed, entitled Raisins Not Virgins, followed by Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love and Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (both of which he also produced).
Other directorial projects include a staged reading of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, an industry reading for his feature film script, Eventually Yours, and a five week run of Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam at the Center Playhouse in Freehold, NJ. Upcoming projects include another play, Books, Beds and Baths, a web series, Simple Things, and Neil Simon’s Chapter Two for Center Playhouse in 2016.
Anthony is also a full-time editor who has worked on commercials appearing during the Super Bowl as well as an award-winning documentary with Alicia Keys (“Alicia in Africa”). In 2001 he was nominated for an AICE award for his work on NY Dept. of Tourism’s, “New Day,” which was the first “I Love NY” commercial after the Sept. 11th attacks.
He lives in Manalapan, New Jersey with his wife and three children.”
PERFORMANCE: August 27th at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Times Square Arts Center, 300 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.
TICKETS: Click HERE to purchase tickets.
The NYNW Theatre Festival is located in the world’s premier theater district at The Elektra Theatre in the Times Square Arts Center, and is a short play competition where the audience casts their votes to select the best play of the season.
Playwrights from all over the country will present their shows and have the chance to move from the First Round to the Semi-Finals, and then the Finals, where a winner will be selected.
The First Round of the NYNW Festival shows will be presented August 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th. The Semi-Final rounds will be August 31st and September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The Finals will be held September 16th.