NYNW Theatre Festival: Meet Joe Minchik & With This Ring

Since announcing the debut of his first one-act play, “With This Ring” Joe Minchik has overwhelmingly been asked one question: “Does this mean you are FINALLY proposing to your girlfriend?!” Minchik can’t refute the uncanny resemblance he shares with the play’s main character, Josh Kavanagh, (played by Minchik), a New York City dwelling 29-year old, who after five years of dating his girlfriend, Harper Boston (played by Sarah Burkhalter), attempts to pop the question.

Where is your hometown? Westminster, MD

What was the last show that you worked on and where? I’ve been acting and improvising in NYC since 2008. “With This Ring” is the first play I’ve written.

Why submit to a festival like this? I submitted to the NYNW festival to have a unique opportunity at developing a new piece of writing and the chance to network with industry professionals.

PERFORMANCE: August 25th 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.


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