Meet Jonathan Evans & Aliens Coming The Musical

pasted image 0Name: Jonathan Evans
What is your current project? Aliens Coming: The Musical
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
 
The PIT is a very unique venue in that it is primarily an improv theatre. This gives us a lot of ‘play’ room even with a pre-written script. The music and actors can have fun on stage and really enjoy themselves, creating a unique performance every night.
What’s next for you?
I am working on my own musical with my writing partner, very different in tone and far more ‘contemporary’. Other then that – grad school!
What is the name of the last show you saw?
‘The Great Comet.’ It was incredible.
Any advice for your peers?
 
Do everything! Never pass up on an opportunity no matter how out of your comfort zone it is. You never know where it might lead.
Want More?
Instagram:  @jdapevans
Jonathan Evans is a recent NYU graduate and the Music Director of ‘Aliens Coming’, as well as one of the show’s composers and a producer. His previous credits include Producing and Music Directing ‘She’s Totally Dead’ at the 13th Street Theatre and extensive work as a Creative Producer and Music Supervisor in New York.

Show Information: 

 

WHERE: The People’s Improv Theater’s Striker Mainstage – 123 E. 24th St. NY, NY

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here for only $10

WHEN: 

  • Thursday, 8/17 at 8pm
  • Friday, 8/18 at 9:30pm
  • Saturday, 8/19 at 9:30pm
  • Thursday, 8/24 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 8/26 at 9:30pm
  • Thursday, 8/31 at 9:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9/5 at 8pm
  • Saturday, 9/9 at 9:30pm
  • Tuesday, 9/12 at 8pm
  • Monday, 9/18 at 8pm

Meet Madeleine Rose Parsigian & The Untold Yippie Project

Name: Madeleine Rose Parsigian

What is your current project? The Untold Yippie Project

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

Access Theater, because a) it allows us to be intimately in the round and b) is easily accessible from the subway!

What’s next for you?

I am hoping to mount The Untold Yippie Project in a larger space for a longer run!  The goal is to get as many people as possible to see this important American story.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Little Foxes

Any advice for your peers?

Directing is an act of facilitation, not dictation.  Meaningful communication is the most important ingredient to positive collaboration.  In my opinion, this is the best way to create a piece of theater.

Want More?

Website: http://www.sunglassesafterdark.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/145659755987743/

Twitter: @untoldyippieproject

Instagram:  @theuntoldyippieproject

 

MADELEINE ROSE PARSIGIAN (Director) is the artistic director and co-founder of Sunglasses After Dark, a performing artists’ collective dedicated to challenging their audience through deconstructing stereotypes with color and gender-blind casting.  The Untold Yippie Project’s premiere production marks her and Schlossberg’s 12th Director/Playwright collaboration, a journey that enriches tremendously with each new chapter.  Other Sunglasses After Dark highlights include recently appearing as effortlessly cool and constantly stoned, Lakey, in our original web series 4and20; and directing the collective’s first film Punches, as well as their critically acclaimed sold-out run of 3boys.   Additionally, Madeleine is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt University.


Show Information:

WHERE: Access Theater, 380 Broadway, NYC

WHEN: AUG 3 – AUG 19, 2017
Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm
Sat (8/12) at 1pm & 8pm
Sun (8/13) at 2pm & 8pm
Sat (8/19) at 2pm & 8pm

TICKET INFO: $18.00 (Students $12.00 & Wednesdays are FREE)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3019803

 

Meet Nicole Orabona & The Untold Yippee Project

YippiePoster1_v2Name: Nicole Orabona
 
What is your current project? The Untold Yippie Project

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

We’re at the gallery space at Access Theater. It’s a big, open empty space that’s perfect for our show because we transform it into several venues. Our ensemble becomes many characters in many locations, so having an empty, raw space is ideal. The audience gets to fill in the rest of the details with their imaginations.

What’s next for you?

Heading on a cross country tour for the month of September with my partner, Nathan, who is a musician.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Million Dollar Quartet at Berkshire Theater Group
  
Any advice for your peers?
 
Don’t compare yourself to others.

Want More?

Website: http://www.nicoleorabona.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/norabona
Instagram: @knuckle_sando

Nicole Orabona is a New York based actor, collaborator, and cat lover who lives on a boat. With a focus on interactive theatre, she has recently worked with Live In Theater, Interactive PlayLab,The Sterling Renaissance Festival, Playing with Reality, 8Players and the Night Circus. Recent credits: The Aurora Project (The Navigators), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Jenny Wiley Theatre), world premiere Rocking Dead: Bedlam (Feast Productions), The Farnsworth Invention (Alley Repertory Theater), Stella, Streetcar Named Desire (Danny Peterson Theater).


Show Information: 

WHERE: Access Theater, 380 Broadway, NYC

WHEN: AUG 3 – AUG 19, 2017
Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm
Sat (8/12) at 1pm & 8pm
Sun (8/13) at 2pm & 8pm
Sat (8/19) at 2pm & 8pm

TICKET INFO: $18.00 (Students $12.00 & Wednesdays are FREE)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3019803

New York New Works Theatre Festival Returns & Accepting Submissions

LOGO_BUG+TYPE-resized-2-1_blkbg (1)I have worn many hats in this festival and the connections I made have been fruitful. Nick Radu’s Imaginary is now in the process of becoming a movie. So this is a great opportunity if you are looking for a platform to get your work seen by industry folks. They are currently accepting submissions through August 15th.
The Broadway panel behind the New York New Works Theatre Festival is once again donating their time to assist aspiring writers!
Approximately 50 writers will be given the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a panel of Broadway Producers, Emmy Award winners, Tony Award winners, and industry professionals at the 199 seat Duke Theatre this coming October.  Submissions are free and the Festival will absorb many of the costs so as to be manageable by the participants. The selection process is all about the talent and EVERY submission is reviewed by at least one Broadway Producer.
The historical performances have covered a large range of experience and have included a piece directed by Jayne Atkinson that is now heading to Broadway, a group where nearly all of the cast members were currently in leading roles ON Broadway, a Broadway revival that had been nominated for six Tony Awards when originally released, and talented writers from all walks of the industry who wanted a shot in front of the right people.
The energy is incredible and the successes have surpassed the team’s wildest expectations.  It truly is a one of a kind event.
Visit http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/ for more details!

The panel includes: Gene Fisch, Jr., Lucia Kaiser, Hinton Battle, Larry Freitag, Larry Kaye, Paul Sladkus, Vincent Morano, Lauren Class Schneider, Jana Robbins, Douglas Denoff, Lizebeth Zindel, Christian Cazerez, R. Erin Craig, Cindy Sibilsky, Paula Levine, Stu Sternbach, Michael Barra, Carol Ostrow, Ben Cameron, Brette Goldstein, Craig “MuMs” Grant, Sjon Dowell, Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longthorne, Matthew Lombardo, Aaron Grant, Stephanie Iscovitz

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

Sponsors: Kampfire Films PR www.kampfirefilmspr.com; Kyden Machine Inc.  www.kydeninc.com; Theatre Development Fund (TDF) http://www.tdf.org; and contributions by Donn Russell www. donnrussellnantucketprints.com

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 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

Meet Sean Tecson & Poor Boys’ Chorus (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Poor Boys

Name: Sean Tecson

What is your current project?  Poor Boys’ Chorus

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

Poor Boys’ Chorus is one of twenty plays selected from more than 200 submissions for Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s inaugural season at the 14th Street Y Theater. The play reimagines the traditional Greek chorus as a trio of orphans telling the tragically romantic story about the town’s richest girl and an orphan boy falling in love through movement, light, and a little bit of magic. The chorus of orphans act as a traveling troupe of performers who are telling this story to different audiences in different venues every night, giving the play a pop-up performance feel that is perfect for a festival setting.

What’s next for you?

At the end of 2016 I accepted the A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fellowship and have been working at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York supporting their development department and fundraising for the organization’s various programs that serve over 370 nonprofit theatre companies in New York City. I will be entering the second and final half of my fellowship where I will be delving into institutional fundraising and a re-branding project for our department.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Miss Saigon

Any advice for your peers?

Don’t forget that it’s just theatre. We’re not curing cancer or conducting brain surgery. At the end of the day, we’re working on something that we love and we should never forget that. It’s a lot of work, but no one is going to die if a small mistake is made here or there. Do your best and remember that we’re all humans doing this weird theatre thing.

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Sean Tecson is a NYC-based director and arts administrator. He has worked with several nonprofit theatres in NYC including Ma-Yi Theatre Company and the National Asian American Theater Company and was the assistant producer for a FringeFAVE production in the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. He is currently the Development Fellow at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and helps fundraise for the organization’s various programs that serve over 370 nonprofit theatre companies in New York City. He received a B.A. in Theatre & Dance from The University of Texas at Austin.


Show Information:

Poor Boys
TUE AUG 15 @ 4:00PM
FRI AUG 18 @ 7:30PM
SUN AUG 20 @ 3:00PM

14TH STREET Y THEATRE
344 EAST 14TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10003

 

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