Mac Rogers’ Steal the Stars to Premiere August 2 with Tor Labs

GIDEON MEDIA

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

TOR BOOKS & TOR LABS

TO PRESENT

STEAL THE STARS

Mac Rogers

A NEW AUDIO DRAMA BY MAC ROGERS

DIRECTED BY JORDANA WILLIAMS

PREMIERES AUGUST 2

14 EPISODES from AUGUST 2 – NOVEMBER 1

Gideon Media (a new venture from Gideon Productions, producers of the critically-acclaimed The Honeycomb Trilogy, Universal Robots, and Viral) in association with Tor Books & Tor Labs will present Steal the Stars, a noir science fiction thriller by Mac Rogers (award-winning writer of the global hit podcast thrillers, The Message and LifeAfter), released as 14 episodes, airing weekly from August 2 – November 1, 2017, and available worldwide on all major podcast distributors including iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay through the Macmillan Podcast Network.

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two employees of a private military contractor tasked with guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: They’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

This sci-fi audio thriller is directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy at The Gym at Judson; Universal Robots at The Sheen Center) and features the voices of Ashlie Atkinson (Theatre World Award for Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig), Nat Cassidy (King Kirby at The Brick), Hanna Cheek (GOODBAR at The Public), Rebecca Comtois (Geek with Vampire Cowboys), Jorge Cordova (Porto with The Women’s Project), Reyna De Courcy (Orange, Hat & Grace with Soho Rep), Sol Crespo (HOLA Outstanding Featured Actress Performance Winner),  Neimah Djourabchi (The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G with Vampire Cowboys), Autumn Dornfeld (The Graduate, Broadway & National Tour), Abe Goldfarb (voice of Professor Kukui in POKEMON), Jason Howard (NYIT Award Nominee for Advance Man), Daryl Lathon (Dead Reckoning with Red Bull Theatre), Kelley Rae O’Donnell (The Atmosphere of Memory with Labyrinth Theater Company), Seth Shelden (Harpo Marx in I’ll Say She Is at The Connelly Theatre), David Shih (Voice of Eddie Toh in Grand Theft Auto 5), Brian Silliman (Orange Is The New Black), Tarantino Smith (Richard Wright’s Black Boy, National Tour), Jennifer Tsay (The Mysteries at The Flea), Brittany Williams (Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds at The New Victory Theater), James Wetzel (Pretty Bird opposite Paul Giamatti & Billy Crudup), and Christopher Yustin (The Blood Brothers Nosedive Productions).

Mac Rogers (Writer) is an award-winning audio dramatist and playwright based in New York City. His audio/podcast dramas THE MESSAGE and LIFEAFTER have been downloaded over six million times. His stageplays include THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY (3-time New York Times Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, Backstage Critic’s Pick, one of The Guardian’s top 10 New York shows of 2015, and winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS (featured in the New York Magazine Approval Matrix and nominated for the NYIT Award for Best Premier Production), GOD OF OBSIDIAN (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), LIGATURE MARKS (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), ASYMMETRIC (Time Out New York Critic’s Pick), VIRAL (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC 2009), UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards), HAIL SATAN (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and FLEET WEEK: THE MUSICAL (co-written with Sean and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). Mac’s audio/podcast dramas have won praise from Vanity Fair (from James Wolcott himself), The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, IndieWire, New York Magazine, Popular Science, and numerous others. His plays have appeared on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Cincinnati, and Edmonton, and have earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, io9.com (Gawker Media’s science fiction site), Fangoria, Tor.com, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, Den of Geek, BroadwayWorld.com, NYTheatre.com, ShowShowdown, and many more. Time Out New York raves “Mac Rogers – genre playwright extraordinaire – can rant like Sorkin, plot like Mamet, banter like Whedon, and sting like a bee.”

Tor Labs an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates specializes in experimental and innovative ways of publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres, as well as other material of interest to readers of those genres.

Gideon Media proudly builds on the acclaimed, award-winning theatrical tradition of Gideon Productions in creating complex, riveting genre entertainment. Gideon Media meticulously crafts new audio worlds in which listeners can lose themselves, centered around heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding tales of science fiction and horror.

Gideon Productions has spent the last 18 years crafting gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidoscope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. Gideon developed and produced the theatrical event (and three-time NYT Critic’s Pick) THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY, which The New York Times listed among The Most Galvanizing Moments of 2012 and which Flavorpill called “one of the most intelligent and complex theatrical events of the year.” Gideon’s other producing credits include the sold-out run of UNIVERSAL ROBOTS at the Sheen Center For Thought And Culture, the NYIT Best Production nominee FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS, Time Out New York Critic’s Pick ASYMMETRIC, FringeNYC Outstanding Play Winner VIRAL, FringeNYC Outstanding Playwriting Winner HAIL SATAN, and FringeNYC Outstanding Musical Winner FLEET WEEK.  www.gideonth.com

Tor Books an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates was founded in 1980. Between an extensive hardcover, trade softcover and mass market paperback line, a growing middle grade and YA list, and robust backlist program, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, including Best Publisher in the Locus Poll for 29 years in a row.  www.tor.com

AUGUST EVENTS AT FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE

Frigid 2017
The Open Mic Downstairs 
Hosted by Dan Ricker & Mike Milazzo
Every Tuesday @ 9pm $4 at the door
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get seven minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you’ll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.
Category: Open Mic; Variety 
FEAST: A Performance Series
Wednesday, August 2 @ 7pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Feast: A Performance Series invites you to the table for a fresh and delicious three-course performance series. Co-curators Conrad Kluck and Alex Randrup offer an evening of performances from the worlds of theater, music, dance and poetry, including a new work-in-progress staged reading by our monthly-featured playwright. We’re cooking up new works every month!
Category: Variety; Play Development 
Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
Wednesday, August 2 @ 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Gotham’s Premiere Variety Show: Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Vaudeville, and More! Hosted by Canadian import Jillian Thomas; featuring Bill Chambers and Gregory Levine – and a rotating cast of the entertainment cream of NYC, America and Canada. Created and Produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine.
Category: Variety; Comedy; Vaudeville 
Caribbean Night Series Presents Award Winning Honduran Artist Panchan & DJ Lumar
Thursday, August 3 @ 10:30pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Julio Lacayo singer-songwriter, best known in the art world as ” Panchán “, was discovered by the legendary “Don Remo” and Panchan continues to surprise the world with his diverse range of musical styles. “Panchan”, singer and composer of his own lyrics was born in La Ceiba, Atlántida Honduras. As a child he knew that he was passionate about the musical world and at the age of 16 years old he began to write, discovering that he had the ease and dream of becoming an artist. Panchan had the great opportunity to work with great artists like Sabían and several others, where they recorded “Como Lo Menea”, His journey has continued and he was recently presented with an award at the Garifuna Music Awards in NY. Panchan’s motto has been “Music is Life”, because for him it is the best medium of communication that can be transmitted anywhere in the world without needing.
Category: Music; Caribbean
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off!
Sunday, August 6 @ 8pm $10 in advance; $15 at the door
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features NYC’s funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. Past performers have been featured in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. This is a fast paced sexy show, exploding with talent.
Category: Comedy; Burlesque
Pretty Bad
Thursday, August 10 @ 10pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Pretty Bad is a show that pairs professional models with professional comedians to make imperfect improv under perfectly funny circumstances.
Category: Comedy; Improv
CHALK
Saturday, August 12 @ 2:30pm $15; $5 for kids under 12
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
CHALK is a playful and poignant one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp sure to “Draw You In.”
Category: Solo Show; Kids; Family Friendly 
A Brief History of Beer
Saturday, August 12 @ 10:30pm $12
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A Brief History of Beer is a one hour drinkeractive comedy where the audience travels through time with William Glenn and Trish Parry, all the way back to Ancient Sumeria, through to today, on a mission to save beer from a mysterious nefarious person! Each month has a different theme so you can always come back and fill your cup with beery knowledge and fun!
Category: Comedy; Food & Drink
Cabaret Showdown: Winners Showcase
Sunday, August 13 @ 5:30pm $10
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Join last month’s winner of the Cabaret Showdown as they star in their own show!
Category: Cabaret; Music
The Cabaret Showdown
Hosted by Mark McDaniels 
Sunday, August 13 @ 7pm  $12 (includes a free drink)
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) 
Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast. Category: Cabaret; Music; Game Show
Caribbean Nights Series Presents Haitian Artist Smax Music
Thursday, August 17 @ 10:30pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) 
The Smax Music sound is described as a mix of Caribbean Rock/Groove and Acoustic Soul. Music that serves multiple purposes for the listener. His album and live experience soothes the soul, inspires peace of mind, keeps the body moving and calms the spirit simultaneously. Music is the tool Smax Music uses to convey the Enjoy Life message, an uplifting experience every time. Category: Music; Caribbean 
Thank You, Robot
Friday, August 18 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again. Category: Comedy; Improv
Lo-Fi NYC
Saturday, August 19 @ 10:30pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
LO-FI NYC is a live taping of the comedy show you always dreamed of. Recorded only on iPhones and a 10-year-old Sony handicam, this fast-paced trash heap of a show features the best sketch, stand up, hammer giveaways and musicians from the big apple and beyond. It’s like The Muppet Show, but there aren’t any puppets and everyone is drunk.
Category: Comedy
Reggae Hip Hop Series Presents HYMM Legendary
Thursday, August 24 @ 10:30pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
HYMM Legendary is an aspiring young rapidly rising Reggae artist infusing a Hip Hop flavor and a very stylistic appealing message carrying form of music. With great passion, on a mission to be one of the best to ever make music HYMM’s sound ranges anywhere from Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, Country, Soul, and Reggaesoul.
Category: Music: Reggae; Hip Hop
The Varietal Hour
Friday, August 25 @ 10:30pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
The Varietal Hour showcases a diverse collection of talent from around the city. Host and two-time Tony Award rehearsal attendee Lucas Womack splits a bottle of wine with guests as they perform anything from stand up to soft shoe, from storytelling to juggling, and very little in between. Or maybe all of it. Join us as we celebrate variety and varietals!
Category: Variety; Food & Drink
Comic Sutra Saturday
Saturday, August 26 @ 10:30pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Join us on an endless journey, where desire meets dick jokes, all under the guise of Eastern mysticism. Allow us to re-open those chakras deep inside you and be embraced by our tantalizing, tantric tales and tunes. Comedy. Music. The Unknown. Only at COMIC SUTRA SATURDAYS! Category: Comedy
Sali Squitieri & Scotch Bonnet Radio Music Series
Thursday, August 31 @ 10:30pm $15
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Scotch Bonnet Radio manages a variety of artists and will showcase two abundantly talented Jamaican artists with a Night of Reggae Dance Hall with Nigel Stephens and King Lord. Category: Music; Reggae
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group. www.horseTRADE.info

IRTE’s The Party Continues! at Providence Fringe Festival & Midtown International Theatre Festival

Just because our regular season has ended doesn’t mean
THE PARTY’S OVER!

Come join us at at
THE PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
AND
THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Jamie McCluskey is turning 12 and you’re invited to join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as they celebrate THE BIG DAY! When their comedy show Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! hits the Providence Fringe Festivalin Rhode Island and the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York, there’ll be games, goodie bags, a birthday cake and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a “stupid kid,” but it’s  his friends and family who are out of control in this improvised and interactive birthday party. You’ll get to join in the fun while witnessing the over-the-top antics of th McCluskey clan. Plus, at each show, IRTE’s cast of seasoned improvisers will be joined by a different musical guest.

IRTE

Conceived by Nannette Deasy
Directed by Robert Baumgardner

THE PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, July 29, 2017, 10:00-11:00pm
Waterfire Arts Center, L Studio
475 Valley St., Providence, RI 02908
Tickets: $10 (available at the door)

Starring: William Berg, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Sam Katz
Featuring live music performed by David Alves

MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, August 5, 2017 @ 9:30-10:15pm
The Workshop Theater, Jewel Box Theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Tickets: $20* http://ow.ly/R60w30dquBt

* Use FRIENDSFAMILY discount code for $2.00 off the regular price = $18.00. Code is active for advance sales only until 11:59pm July 29.

Starring: Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Sam Katz
Featuring live music performed by John Munnelly
Technical Director: Anne Carlton

Nominees for the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Announced

Congrats to the nominees! Many whom I know and who have been profiled right here.

THE NEW YORK INNOVATION THEATRE FOUNDATION
IT PARTY AND NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating thirteen years and thousands of nominees at Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 7pm-10pm.

The FREE event was open to the entire community, celebrating the best and the brightest in OOB. The announcement was made by the co-executive directors, Shay Gines, and Nick Micozzi and Company Manager, Akia, plus members of the community including: Jody Christopherson, Rebecca Comtois, Sandy Moore, Ben Schnickel, Brian Silliman, DeLisa White.

The 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominees represent 176 individual Artists, 48 different productions, and 52 different theatre companies. Nominated productions were see on stages in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. In the past 13 years, the IT Awards have honored nearly 2,400 artists, 650 productions and 600 companies.

“It was an honor to be a part of this production and this community. And it is a blessing to be recognized for our work. ” said Vanessa Robinson, Outstanding Ensemble Nominee for Astoria Performing Art Center’s production of Raisin.

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
Matt Harrington, Suzy Jane Hunt, Chelsea Melone, Susan Neuffer, Jacob Perkins, Rob Karma Robinson
In the Room, Kelli Giddish with Slant Theatre Project, in association with Wheelhouse Theater Company

Michael Broadhurst, Curzon Dobell, Ken Forman, Benim Foster, Allen McCullough
Men of Tortuga, Living Room theatre

Brittany Allen, Vinie Burrows, Ugo Chukwu, Constance Cooper, Milo Cramer, Fernando Gonzalez, Jonathan Gordon, David Greenspan, Tommy Heleringer, Chris Henry, Veronica Hunsinger-Loe, Hannah Mitchell, Caitlin Morris, Craig Mungavin, Jeanna Phillips, Madeline Wise
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

Maia Bedford, Aaron Casey, Shabazz Green, Chris Gwynn, Marcie Henderson, Greg Horton, Brandi Knox, Billy Lowrimore, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Sarita Amani Nash, Warren Nolan, Jr., Chinua B. Payne, Tony Perry, Joi Danielle Price, Vanessa Robinson, Alicia Thomas, Cartreze Tucker
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Adam Baritot, Jefferson Behan, Amber Dewey, Samuel Floyd, David Fuller, John Jeffords, Zack Krajnyak, Samantha Kronenfeld, Lorinne Lampert, Tom McDonough, James Neufeld, Chrysten Peddie, Catherine Purcell, Mary Thorne, Tyler Whitaker
Sweeney Todd, Theater 2020

Raquel Chavez, Shannon Condon, Kate Eastman, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, John Hardin, Patrick Harvey, Brian Demar Jones, Joe Jung, Peter Molesworth, Catherine Mullins, Andrew L. Ricci, Sam Richardson, Nora Rickey, Kate Ross, Will Sarratt, Caroline Smith, JT Stocks, Corey Whelihan
The Tempest, Smith Street Stage

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Dandy Darkly
Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!, Dandy Darkly

William DeMeritt
Origin Story, Old Sound Room

Mariah MacCarthy
Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People, Caps Lock Theatre

Christine Renee Miller
Such Nice Shoes, FrokieCo.

Andrew W. Smith
The Gun Show (part of the Women in Theatre Festival), Project Y Theatre Company

Liz Stanton
The Woman Who Was Me, Convergences Theatre Collective

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE

Christopher Borg
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Retro Productions

Zachary Clark
King Lear, The Secret Theatre

Griffin Hennelly
Koalas are Dicks, Randomly Specific

Zack Krajnyak
Sweeney Todd, Theater 2020

Jacob Perkins
In the Room, Kelli Giddish with Slant Theatre Project, in association with Wheelhouse Theater Company

Jason Pintar
The Underpants Godot, The Secret Theatre

Matthew Trumbull
Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood, Flux Theatre Ensemble

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE

Ivanna Cullinan
Three Sisters, Obvious Volcano in association with Maggie Cino

Sharvari Deshpande
The Queen, Aman Soni  in association with Juggernaut Theatre Co. and Theater for the New City

MarieLouise Guinier
Evensong, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Hannah Mitchell
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

Samantha Schiffman
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Gallery Players

Kara Young
In the Event of My Death, Stable Cable Lab Co. in association with IRT Theater

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE

Jack Horton Gilbert
Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood, Flux Theatre Ensemble

Nico Grelli
The Jamb, Hard Sparks

Michael Kingsbaker
The Red Room, The Shelter

Warren Nolan Jr.
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Jeremy Tardy
Dark Night Bright Stars, Yara Arts Group in association with La MaMa ETC

R. Scott Williams
Boys of a Certain Age, Willow Theatricals

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE

Carla Briscoe
Wine and Spirits, Red Shark Productions

Arlene Chico-Lugo
Evensong, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Ashley Griffin
Hamlet, A.N.O.N. Productions

Meghan E. Jones
The Red Room, The Shelter

Sarah K. Lippmann
Three Sisters, Obvious Volcano in association with Maggie Cino

Moira Stone
Three Sisters, Obvious Volcano in association with Maggie Cino

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY / MOVEMENT

Hettie Barnhill
The Cabaret At The End Of The World, Hard Sparks

Tamrin Goldberg
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Lucia Knell
For Annie, The Hearth

Rocio Mendez
Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood, Flux Theatre Ensemble

Sarah Sutliff
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, Rebel Playhouse

Jeremy Williams
The Woman Who Was Me, Convergences Theatre Collective

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

Dev Bondarin
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

David Drake
The Jamb, Hard Sparks

Morgan Green
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

Ashley Griffin
Hamlet, A.N.O.N. Productions

Adam Knight
In the Room, Kelli Giddish with Slant Theatre Project, in association with Wheelhouse Theater Company

Emma Miller
For Annie, The Hearth

Jeremy Williams
The Woman Who Was Me, Convergences Theatre Collective
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Russ Bockemhuel & Luther Frank
Titus, New York Deaf Theatre

Joe Cantalupo
The Red Room, The Shelter

Catherine Clark
Koalas are Dicks, Randomly Specific

Scot Gianelli
#liberated, The Living Room

Kate Jaworski
The Woman Who Was Me, Convergences Theatre Collective

Marika Kent
Now is the Time, Little Lord in association with Abrons Arts Center

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Joseph Blaha
The Queen, Aman Soni  in association with Juggernaut Theatre Co. and Theater for the New City

Karen Boyer
Now is the Time, Little Lord in association with Abrons Arts Center

Izzy Fields
Anais Nin Goes to Hell, Manhattan Theatre Works (MTWorks) in association with Goode Productions

Jason E Frey
Hedda (Gabler), Wandering Bark Theatre Co.

Emily Oliveira
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time,
New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

Jeannipher Pacheco
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Emily Rose Parman
Much Ado About Nothing, Hudson Warehouse

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

Christopher Bowser
The Red Room, The Shelter

Jack and Rebecca Cunningham
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Retro Productions

Meg McGuigan
Koalas are Dicks, Randomly Specific

Lawrence E. Moten III
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

Frank Oliva
#liberated, The Living Room

Reid Thompson
Empathitrax, Colt Coeur

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Aidan Meyer
The Red Room, The Shelter

Matt Otto
Empathitrax, Colt Coeur

John Salutz
The Cabaret At The End Of The World, Hard Sparks

Daniel Steffey
Titus, New York Deaf Theatre

Jeanne Travis
The City that Cried Wolf, State of Play Productions Inc

Emma Wilk
Raisin, Astoria Performing Arts Center

OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE DESIGN
Lianne Arnold
for Projection Design
Such Nice Shoes, FrokieCo.

David Bengali, John Erickson, Reid Farrington, Jorge Garcia-Spitz, David Mauro, Dan Monceaux, Leegrid Stevens
for Video Design & Animation
The Dudleys!, Loading Dock Theatre Company

Samantha Blain, Kristopher Dean, Claron Hayden, Casey Scott Leach,  Carli Rhoades, Mikayla Stanley
for Puppets
Whales, Hit The Lights! Theatre Co.

Russ Bockemhuel & Luther Frank
for Video Design
Titus, New York Deaf Theatre

Karen Boyer
for Puppets
Now is the Time, Little Lord in association with Abrons Arts Center

Sara Slagle
for properties
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Retro Productions

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC
Melody Bates & Rebecca Hart
The Cabaret At The End Of The World, Hard Sparks

Samantha Blain, Kristopher Dean, Claron Hayden, Casey Scott Leach,  Carli Rhoades, Mikayla Stanley
Whales, Hit The Lights! Theatre Co.

Rachel Blumberg, Dandy Darkly, Bryce Edwards & Adam Tendler
Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!, Dandy Darkly

Deepali Gupta
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

Julian Kytasty
Dark Night Bright Stars, Yara Arts Group in association with La MaMa ETC

Daniel Steffey
Titus, New York Deaf Theatre

Clara Strauch
The Tempest, Smith Street Stage

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SHORT SCRIPT

Ryan King
Antares Returning a part of The Spring Fling: Rebound, F*It Club

Dan Moyer
All Is Bright a part of The Spring Fling: Rebound, F*It Club

Charlie O’Leary
Precious Body a part of Landmarks & TRANSformations, Project Y Theatre Company

Junshin Soga
One Fine Day, Junshin Soga

Christopher G. Ulloth
Bi-Cycle a part of Landmarks & TRANSformations, Project Y Theatre Company

Kathleen Warnock
How to Get Married in 5 Steps Over 17 Years a part of
Landmarks & TRANSformations, Project Y Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH SCRIPT

Melody Bates
The Cabaret At The End Of The World, Hard Sparks

William DeMeritt  & Elia Monte-Brown
Origin Story, Old Sound Room

Lawrence Dial
In the Room, Kelli Giddish with Slant Theatre Project, in association with Wheelhouse Theater Company

Mariah MacCarthy
Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People, Caps Lock Theatre

Morgan McGuire
The Red Room, The Shelter

Aditya Rawal
The Queen, Aman Soni  in association with Juggernaut Theatre Co. and Theater for the New City

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION
 
Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
Dandy Darkly

The Infinite Wrench
New York Neo-Futurists

Kevin!!!!
Recent Cutbacks

Landmarks & TRANSformations
Project Y Theatre Company

Now is the Time
Little Lord in association with Abrons Arts Center

Rules
The New Stage Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The Secret Theatre

The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit
The Workshop Theater

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Rebel Playhouse

Ragtime
The Gallery Players

Raisin
Astoria Performing Arts Center

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Gallery Players

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Hamlet
A.N.O.N. Productions

King Lear
The Secret Theatre

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Retro Productions

Much Ado About Nothing
Hudson Warehouse

The Tempest
Smith Street Stage

Three Sisters
Obvious Volcano in association with Maggie Cino

OUTSTANDING PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

In the Room
Kelli Giddish with Slant Theatre Project, in association with Wheelhouse Theater Company

Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time
New Saloon Theater Co. in association with Emily Kaplan & Immediate Medium

The Red Room
The Shelter

The Underpants Godot
The Secret Theatre

The Woman Who Was Me
Convergences Theatre Collective

Whales
Hit The Lights! Theatre Co.


SAVE THE DATE
13th ANNUAL NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE
AWARDS CEREMONY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
LOCATION: TBD

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation
is a not-for-profit organization recognizing the great work of New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway, honoring its artistic heritage, and providing a meeting ground for this extensive and richly varied community. The organization advocates for Off-Off-Broadway and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to American and global culture. They believe that publicly recognizing excellence in Off-Off-Broadway will expand audience awareness and foster greater appreciation of the New York theatre experience. http://www.nyitawards.com

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Meet Marianne Hardart & The Anthropologists Save the World!

Name: Marianne Hardart

What is your current project? The Anthropologists Save the World!

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?

Ice Factory 2017 at the New Ohio Theatre

What’s next for you?

Working on a screenplay based on a play I wrote about evacuating patients from a NYC hospital during Hurricane Sandy.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

The Little Foxes

Any advice for your peers?

Meditate

Want More?

Website: http://www.mariannehardart.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marianne.hardart

Twitter: @mariannehardart

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mareoutthere/

After a career dedicated to working with children and families in health care, Marianne took the leap to pursue her childhood dream of acting. She was most recently seen at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the play Carrying Helen, which she also wrote and produced. Marianne just finished working in a lead role in Lady Hunters, a short film that will be released over the summer, 2017.

Marianne graduated from the two year full-time Meisner program at the William Esper Studio and has studied voice with Steven Katz, improv at Upright Citizen’s Brigade and stand-up with Rick Crom.

Marianne is an active community member connecting with organizations that work to improve the lives of people and animals alike. She is also the co-author of The Automat: The History, Recipes and Allure of Horn & Hardart’s Masterpiece.


Show Information:

New OHIO’s Ice Factory July 26 – July 29 at 7pm
New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street; Buzz 1 + 5 + Enter to enter from sidewalk
Between Greenwich and Washington Streets

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/1499

 

 

Meet Dena Civello & Gary Ducoin and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph.jpgName: Dena Civello & Gary Ducoing

What is your current project?

Narrator & Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?

We are performing Joseph at Maggie’s Little Theatre in Middle Village. It’s a great fit for the production because it’s a family show – it’s upbeat – and it has a fantastic ensemble that has many opportunities on stage whether they’re singers, dancers or both!

What’s next for you?

Dena – Co-Production Coordinator for Royal Star Theatre’s Young Frankenstein

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Gary: Something’s Afoot

Dena: Little Women the Musical

Any advice for your peers?

Gary: Preparation is key – especially for auditions. Prepare a piece that suits you and be honest with yourself. Don’t try to sing something that isn’t right for your voice or that you aren’t 100% comfortable with.

Dena: Work with different directors, musical directors, and choreographers. What one sees in you may not be what another one does. In addition, everyone works differently. Use what you learn to your advantage for the next experience.

Gary Ducoing has performed in a variety of productions throughout Queens and Long Island. Some of his favorite roles include Josh in Big, Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress, Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace, Detective Cioffi in Curtains and Billy in Anything Goes.

Dena Civello has worked both as a performer, stage manager and director throughout Queens and Long Island. Memorable projects include Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Ms. Bell in Fame, Broadway Blockbusters 100 Years of Broadway, and directing productions at Hicksville High School for the past seven years.


Show Information: 

DATES: July 22 @ 8pm, July 23 @ 2:30pm July 28, 29 @ 8pm & July 30 @ 2:30pm

VENUE: Maggie’s Little Theatre at 66-05 79th Pl, Middle Village, NY 11379

TICKETS: http://www.maggieslittletheater.org/tickets

MAD MEL SAVES THE WORLD at Midtown International Theater Festival


MAD MEL SAVES THE WORLD, an intergalactic musical featuring a rock, pop and rap score – with Voguer dancing – premiering at the Midtown International Theater Festival on Tuesday, July 18 at 630pm; Saturday, July 22 at 7pm, and Sunday July 23 at 3pm. Book is by Gary Morgenstein. Music and lyrics by Erich Rausch, who also directs.

In this video, Sage Melcher, who plays Roni, sings her love song “Galaxy” (which she wrote); Roni is a waitress on the planet Marradia, falling in love with the human Mel Worthington (played by Michael A. Green), who has arrived to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Mad Mel Saves the World stars Michael A. Green (Mel); Sage Melcher (Roni); April Armstrong (Lady Vesselika;) Nicholas DeSibio (Grem); Jodi Beck (Ambassador U-Vin); Mary Chesterman (Chancellor Jony); Justin DeSilets (Parm), Kenneth Scott Thompson (Mr. Tyler), with Asami Tsuzuki, Popra Nayakama, Aaron Mor and Nana Tatebayashi comprising the Ensemble. Richard Rivera is the choreographer and Bernard Prince Thomas is the associate choreographer.

 

Meet Chuck Muckle & Running for My Life (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Running

Name: Chuck Muckle

What is your current project?  RUNNING FOR MY LIFE

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival – it’s the first time the play is ever being done, and the feedback has helped in rewrites to make it a better show. It’s a timely piece about dealing with loss and expectations, family and relationship, and moving on.

What’s next for you?

Some projects in pre-production planning, including ANIMAL STORY (the musical) and IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN; both premiered in other festivals last year.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Hmm…a community theatre production of OLIVER! I had never seen it before onstage. A friend was in it.

Any advice for your peers?

Don’t let anyone ever discourage you! As Eleanor Roosevelt says, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Want More?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OLevant

Chuck Muckle (director/playwright/actor/composer) directed IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN and MOURNING BECOMES RIDICULOUS at the New York New Works Festival last year. MBR was previously chosen as one of four finalists in the Manhattan Theatre Mission’s second annual musical showcase, where it won awards for best book, lyrics, actor and actress. He appeared in the National Tours of SOUTH PACIFIC and CAMELOT with Robert Goulet, the Eastern Tour of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with John Astin, and was in the feature film THE NIGHT BEFORE with Seth Rogen.


Show Information: 

Running for My Life

Friday, August 18, 4PM; Saturday, August 19, 7PM; Sunday, August 20, 11:30AM, 344 E. 14th St. https://www.broadwayboundfestival.com

Meet Jack Rushen & Image (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

ImageName: Jack Rushen

What is your current project? IMAGE at BBTF

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?

Theater at the 14th st. Y

What’s next for you?

Working on two play which are in development

What is the name of the last show you saw?

RED

Any advice for your peers?

Spend all your time in front of your laptop.

Want More?

Website: www.jackrushen.com

Jack first fell in love with the theatre at sixteen years old, with a stellar portrayal of “Dead Man #2” in OUR TOWN, that they are still talking about at the Polka Dot Playhouse in Bridgeport, CT. He went on to play one of the thirty-seven soldiers in HENRY V at the American Shakespeare Theatre, and his claim to fame was quickly being fired for upstaging Christopher Plummer (for which he claims innocence).

Since then his life has been a whirlwind of generous mentors and like-minded artists.
His travels have taken him to the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS, after which he found himself in the ensemble of such wonderful companies as LONG WHARF, HARTFORD STAGE, THE KENNEDY CENTER, AND THE HARTMAN THEATRE, to name a few.

Since taking a hiatus from acting, Jack has had great success with playwriting. He recently won the “Julie Harris Competition for excellence in playwriting” with IMAGE, which will be produced at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in August. IMAGE has been seen in staged readings around the country in such theaters as THEATRE 40 in Los Angeles, ARTEMESIA THEATRE in Chicago, POWERHOUSE THEATER in New Canaan CT, WORDSMITH THEATRE in Houston, EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE in New York City, and at the DRAMATIST’S GUILD in their FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTLIGHTS series.

Other full-length plays include MATTERS OF FAITH, MEANS TO AN END, TAMING THE LION, CHAPPY IN PARADISE, and WHAT IT TAKES.

Other honors include many awards and accolades for his short play, TESTIMONIAL in the “East/West Theatre Festival,” the “Arts and Letters Prize” at Georgia State University, “The Boston Theatre Festival,” “Princeton Theatre Group” and recently, “Stage Door Productions” in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

His favorite theatrical expression is, “Ensemble is everything, ” because we can’t make good theatre alone.


Show Information:

Image

IMAGE Monday, August 14 @ 12:30pm, Thursday, August 17@7:30 pm, Saturday, August 19th@3:30pm Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, Theater at the 14st Y, 344 East 14th St. NYC, http://www.broadwaybound.com

Meet Suzanne Mernyk & Sympathy in C (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Sympathy in C

Name: Suzanne Mernyk

What is your current project?

‘Sympathy in C’ appearing in the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?

Appearing in the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival on August 11, 13 and 16th. The venue will promote the full professional potential of the play with it’s impactful performance, lighting and live music, all supporting the symphonic stage design in this heart touching and thought provoking play.

What’s next for you?

To refine the production and find a theatrical home for ‘Sympathy in C’, as well as continue facilitating my playwrights’ workshop, Characters, Ink. Playwrights

What is the name of the last show you saw?

The Doll’s House, Part 2

Any advice for your peers?

The creative process is not linear, but continuously expands the heart and mind.

Want More?

Website: http://www.charactersink.com
Facebook: charactersinknyc


Show Information: 

Sympathy in C
https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000003FCQtEAO