Meet Mark Adrian Ford & Keys (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

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Name: Mark Adrian Ford

What is your current project?

My new play “KEYS” goes up at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this summer 2017! Directed by Alison Preece

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

Performances of KEYS are taking place at the 14th Street Y Theatre in NYC. The simple space, large stage, 130 tiered seats and marquis create an ideal canvas for our play. The location is fantastic too! (344 E 14th St, New York, NY)

What’s next for you?

After the Broadway Bound Festival I’ll be visiting my big sister in Alberta. She’s having her first baby!

What is the name of the last show you saw?

I recently saw my friend perform in The Book of Mormon. I hadn’t seen it before and it changed my life forever.

Any advice for your peers?

Deep breaths. Don’t procrastinate in any area of production. Enjoy the hard work as well as the easy fun. Get to know your teammates and always be respectful.

Want More?

Website: www.MarkFord.ca
Facebook: @KEYSthePlay
Instagram: @KEYSthePlay / @markyfordo

Mark Adrian Ford is an Albertan bred, award-winning actor and writer currently living in Toronto. He received a BFA with honours from the Hart School Actor Training program at the University of Hartford (class of 2012). He started acting at the age 9 and has since performed in several countries across the world. Mark enjoys all mediums and has credits in classical, musical & contemporary theatre as well as film and television. Along with creative art his interests include makin’ friends, jamming, going dancing, playing sports, video gaming and adventuring on mountains. http://www.MarkFord.ca


Show Information: 

Bone on Bone
https://www.broadwayboundfestival.com/

Meet Marylou DiPietro & Bone on Bone (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Bone on Bone

Name: Marylou DiPietro

What is your current project?

Bone on Bone by Marylou DiPietro

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

Broadway Bound Theater Festival, 14th Street Y, NYC

What’s next for you?

Reading of my play, Black Butterflies: based on the life Rose Williams, at The Road Theatre, LA.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Beyond The Wall

Want More?

Website: http://www.maryloudipietro.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoneOnBone/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarylouDiPietro

After receiving an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, DiPietro moved to New York City where she studied poetry and playwriting with, among others, Galway Kinnell and Arthur Miller, and acting at HB Studio with Carol Rosenfeld. She received her master’s in Theater Education from Emerson College where her play, Cold Water Flat, won the Playwrights’ Festival. Her play, Sugar, was a winner in the Kennedy Center College Playwrights’ Festival and was produced at Brandeis University.

Off-Broadway staged readings of Black Butterflies, DiPietro’s play based on the life of Rose Williams, Tennessee Williams’s sister and muse, took place at the Abingdon Theatre and the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The short, one-act version of her newest play, Bone on Bone, was produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in November, 2016.

In April, 2017 an off-Broadway reading of the full-length version of Bone on Bone, directed by Emmy Award winning director, Mary Lou Belli, took place at the The Road Theatre in Los Angeles. The first full production of Bone on Bone will be produced at the Broadway Bound Theater Festival in August 2017.


Show Information: 

Bone on Bone
https://www.broadwayboundfestival.com/book-online

Meet Craig Donnelly and Adam & Brian (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Adam and Brian

Name: Craig Donnelly

What is your current project? Adam & Brian

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

At Broadway Bound Theatre Festival which is being lead by Lenore Skomal. The reason I chose BBTF for the world premiere of Adam & Brian is because Lenore and all of the panelists are putting the playwrights in charge and letting us produce the vision we created on the page, with ample amounts of guidance and resources.

What’s next for you?

I will continue to work on my web series, Living The Dream, while promoting my play work (including Adam & Brian) for future productions.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Sweat

Any advice for your peers?

Playwrights have a responsibility to ask the questions that no one else wants to ask. To push the boundaries that help guide humanity to a better and more profound existence. Keep asking those questions and pushing those boundaries!

Want More?

Facebook: facebook.com/craigdonnelly9
Instagram: craigls9
You Tube: Living The Dream

Craig Donnelly is a creator, writer and performer who has had the privilege of traveling all over the continent, with the international tours of A CHORUS LINE (U/S Mike, Mark & Larry) and CATS (Swing). His regional theater performing credits include THE WIZARD OF OZ (Westchester Broadway Theater), WEST SIDE STORY (Gateway Playhouse), CATS (Theatre By The Sea & Tuacahn Amphitheater), TARZAN (Tuacahn Amphitheater), CRAZY FOR YOU (Tuacahn Amphitheater), MARY POPPINS (North Shore Music Theatre & Theatre By The Sea), SHE LOVES ME (CLOSBC), OKLAHOMA! (CLOSBC) AND SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL(CLOSBC). His series, Living The Dream, can be found on YouTube and Facebook.


Show Information:

Adam and Brian
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival: August 7th (12:30pm), 9th (7:30pm) and 13th (3pm)

 

Meet Shane Howard & In Pursuit of Peace (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

In Pursuit of Peace

Name: Shane Howard

What is your current project? In Pursuit of Peace

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

The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

What’s next for you?

I will keep writing

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Three Can Keep A Secret – Hollywood Fringe Festival

Want More?

Website: http://www.shaneallenhoward.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InPursuitofPeaceplay/
Instagram: @shanhoward


Show Information: 

In Pursuit of PeaceAugust 5th, 12PM | August 8th 4PM | August 10th 7:30PM | The Theater at the 14th Street Y – 344 E 14th St, NY, NY 10003, USA | https://www.broadwayboundfestival.com/book-online

New Home of the FLEA THEATER to OPEN THIS FALL

CaptureNEW HOME OF THE FLEA THEATER TO OPEN THIS FALL
Features 3 Theaters – Named After A.R. Gurney, Sigourney Weaver & Sam Cohn
1st Production begins August 21
Official Grand Opening of full complex on Thursday, September 28

The Flea Theater proudly announces the long-awaited opening of their performing arts complex at 20 Thomas Street in TriBeCa and their 2017 season of productions.  The new theater marks the first theater complex to open in downtown Manhattan in 11 years.

The new Flea features three distinctive and singularly named theaters: The Sam, a large black box named for legendary deal maker Sam Cohn; The Pete, an intimate one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor performance space named for seminal and late playwright A.R. Gurney; and The Siggy, a below-ground theater that uses arches dating back to the building’s origins in the 1700’s, named for Flea founder and continuing inspiration Sigourney Weaver.

The Flea was designed by Architecture Research Office (ARO), the New York City firm led by Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao, and Adam Yarinsky. Founded in 1993, Architecture Research Office has earned a reputation for earnest exploration and engagement that yields architecture that is original, innovative and imaginative. Architecture Research Office is as much a laboratory as a design practice and fit perfectly into The Flea’s aesthetic.  The theater was built by Westerman Construction, Lloyd G. Westerman, Principal and Dan Wrzesinski, Sr. Project Manager.  Westerman is known for specializing in the management of complex construction and focuses on many of New York City’s most treasured designated landmarks, including The Public Theater.

Under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director, Carol Ostrow, The Flea is delighted to announce the slate for the theater’s inaugural season in its new home.  The fall season features a world premiere, a New York premiere, the return of its late-night series, SERIALS and the launch of two new programs, CEREALS, plays for younger audiences and FLEA FRIDAYS, an alternative community based happy hour.

The first production in the new space will begin performances on August 21 in The Siggy. All three theaters will be open and operational in time for an official Grand Opening on Thursday, September 28.

August 21 – September 24
INANIMATE by Nick Robideau
Directed by Courtney Ulrich in The Siggy Theater.
Erica, shy and more than a little socially awkward, is in love with Dee. The problem is that her family, her only and equally awkward new friend, and the nosy residents of their small town in Massachusetts don’t understand at all, because Dee… well, Dee is a letter in the Dairy Queen sign. Inanimate is a play that explores objectum sexuality, feeling like an outsider, listening to your heart and finally, finding your tribe. This world premiere production will be directed by Flea Associate Artist Courtney Ulrich and will feature The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Performances are Thursday–Monday at 7pm, with weekend matinees at 3pm. Tickets start at $15 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Opening night is slated for August 30.

September 7 – December 9
SERIALS @ THE FLEA
Produced by Rachel Lin and Matt Stango in The Siggy Theater.
Late night at The Flea continues with Serials @ The Flea. Monthly cycles kick off for the year on September 7. Now counting 39 sold-out cycles, this raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights runs through December 9. Two members of The Flea’s resident acting company, Rachel Lin and Matt Stango, will produce.  Serials @ The Flea plays 10PM Thursday-Saturday. Cycle 40 plays September 7-16, Cycle 41 plays October 19-28, and Cycle 42 plays November 30 – December 9. Tickets are $12.

September 25 – October 29
SYNCING INK by NSangou Njikam
Directed by Niegel Smith in The Sam Theater.
NSangou Njikam’s Syncing Ink is a semi-autobiographical coming of age story. High school student Gordon pursues freestyle rap as a way to garner clout but soon discovers a deeper artistic passion. Through honing his craft, Gordon finds his voice as well as a community rich with history. The play is told largely in freestyle, working off of prompts rather than scripted text, which means that each evening will be slightly different, based on the audience’s suggestions and interactions. The New York Premiere of Syncing Ink will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Niegel Smith and features a cast of six Equity actors, including Njikam in the leading role. Performances are Wednesday–Monday at 7pm, with weekend matinees at 2pm. Tickets start at $15 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Opening night is slated for October 8.

September 16 – November 19
CEREALS
Produced by Isabelle Pierre and Ben Schrager in The Pete Theater.
The Flea brings our signature serialized theater madness to young audiences ages 5-9 with a new series, Cereals @ The Flea. Flea Resident Directors, working with a cadre of up and coming writers, created ethnically and culturally specific interpretations of folk tales written in 10 minute installments, including The Lorikeet, Fatima and Her Pigeon, Not My Monster, The Girl With No Hands and Cosmicomics. Two members of The Flea’s resident acting company, Ben Schrager and Isabelle Pierre, will produce the inaugural cycles. Cereals @ The Flea plays at 11AM and 1PM Saturday-Sunday; Cycle 1 plays September 16-24, Cycle 2 plays November 11-19. Tickets are $20 for both a parent and child ($10 for each additional child) and include a free mini-box of cereal.

Throughout The Fall:
FLEA FRIDAYS
Curated by Lilleth Glimcher in The Pete Theater.
Also new @ The Flea is Flea Fridays, a series of happy hours featuring lobby performances before our 7pm curtain on select Fridays throughout the fall.  Look for musicians and solo performers, alternative theater and more as you sip a drink at our lobby bar. Tickets are $15.

The award-winning Flea was created in 1996 by three downtown artists – Founding Artistic Director Jim Simpson, writer Mac Wellman and designer Kyle Chepulis.  Their mission was simple yet bold: “to raise a joyful hell in a small space” by representing the best and brightest of what Off-Off-Broadway can be. True to this day, The Flea produces over 250 cutting-edge performances each year, giving voice and opportunity to diverse and innovative writers, directors, actors and designers who have something urgent to say about our world.  Current Artistic Director Niegel Smith says regarding the season, “2017 is asking a lot of us as artists. I’m proud that our new home at 20 Thomas Street will open with projects that bring stories that are not in the dominant culture to the forefront. From a young man mastering his inner voice, a young Syrian girl escaping war, a bird caged in communist China, a monster stuck in an inhospitable swamp, a dinosaur trying to decide how to evolve, to a young woman in love with a Dairy Queen sign, our fall season examines how we define ourselves in a world that attempts to oppress and limit us.”  Adds Ostrow, “It’s The Flea’s 21st season.  We have come of age and for the first season in our new home we have a lot to say.”

With three performance spaces, music and dance will be back at The Flea and even more theater will be a part of the season.  This fall, The Flea welcomes New Georges, the theatrically adventurous company dedicated to female artists, LAVA, the feminist acrobatic dance collective and The Bang Group, the dance company devoted to craftsmanship, creative liberty and aesthetic diversity, into the fold and into the mix.

BIOGRAPHIES:

NSangou Njikam is an actor and playwright originally from Baltimore, MD. He is the author of Syncing Ink, Re:Definition, I.D., When We Left, Search For The Crystal Stairs, and one of the authors of Hands Up: 6 Plays, 6 Testimonials. His work has been developed by The Public Theater, Penn State University, The Flea Theater, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, UNIVERSES theatre company, New Black Fest, and the Alley Theatre. Mr. Njikam’s play I.D. recently made its world premiere at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa before coming to the U.S. at Penn State Centre Stage. His playwriting residencies and fellowships include 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, 2013 New Black Fest fellow, and Penn State University commissioned playwright. As an arts educator, Mr. Njikam has worked for Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY Creative Arts Team, Harlem School of the Arts, and is cofounder of The Continuum Project, Inc., an organization using African Ancestry DNA testing and the Arts to promote healing and empowerment for communities. Mr. Njikam’s work focuses mainly on Identity stories and the empowerment of the human spirit by recognizing and embracing one’s personal gifts, utilizing Hip Hop theatre, poetry, and West African performance aesthetics. He also aims to develop new, diverse and younger audiences by creating “theatre of the now and for tomorrow.” He received his BFA in acting from Howard University. After tracing his roots to the Tikar people in Cameroon, West Africa, he was named NSangou by Sultan Ibrahim MBombo Njoya, 19th king of the Bamoun kingdom in Cameroon. He currently resides in New York.

Niegel Smith is a theater director and performance artist who sculpts social spaces into unique communal environments where we make new rituals, excavate our pasts and imagine future narratives. Directing credits include Hir (Magic Theatre, 2014; Mixed Blood, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, 2015), A 24 Decade History of Popular Music… (New York Live Arts, et al., 2015), The Perils of Obedience (Abrons Arts Center, 2013–ongoing), and Neighbors (The Public Theater, 2010). His participatory performances have been produced by American Realness, Dartmouth College, The New Museum, Prelude Festival, PS 122, and the Van Alen Institute, among others. . In addition to being the Artistic Director of The Flea Theater, he is also Associate Artistic Director of Elastic City, and ringleader of Willing Participant, an artistic activist organization. http://www.niegelsmith.com

Nick Robideau is a Brooklyn-based playwright, originally from Massachusetts. Some of his plays include The Sampo (Title:Point), Prophet in Pink (FringeNYC), Robot Heaven (Pipeline Theatre Company), and Everything (HB Studio). Nick recently received his MFA in playwriting from Hunter College, where he studied under John Baker, Tina Howe, Sam Hunter, and Arthur Kopit.

Courtney Ulrich is a New York based director. Directing credits include, The Feast by Cory Finley (The Flea) and Time Out Critic’s Pick White Hot by Tommy Smith (The Flea), Sousepaw: A Baseball Story (Shelby Company, FringeNYC 2015 Award for Overall Excellence in Directing), The Mysteries (The Flea, Assoc. Director). She has directed and developed work at New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ma-Yi, Samuel French Festival (Finalist), Pipeline Theater, Shelby Company, The Tank, 24 Hour Plays, Old Vic New Voices. Courtney is a recipient of the 2015 SDC Observership Fellowship and is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater.

The Bats are the resident acting company members of The Flea Theater. Each season, over a thousand actors audition for a place in this unique company. The Bats perform in extended runs of challenging classics, as well world premieres of new plays. They are the lifeblood of The Flea.

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York’s leading Off-Off-Broadway companies. Winner of several Obie Awards, a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement and an Otto Award for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 theatrical, musical and dance performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Erin Courtney, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sarah Gancher, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Jennifer Haley, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Kate Robbins, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman.  Successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, The Mysteries and ten World Premiere productions by A.R. Gurney, including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture.

The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at http://www.theflea.org.

Meet Riley Thomas & Convicted (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

Convicted

Name: Riley Thomas

What is your current project? Convicted – A New Play

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

“Convicted” is being performed with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. It’s a perfect fit because it’s a world-premiere, and BBTF is committed to cultivating and celebrating new works. The platform of a festival is a great way to try your hand at a show that takes a few risks, challenges audiences and plays a bit with structure, all of which “Convicted” does to – hopefully – great success.

SYNOPSIS:
After discovering one of her subordinates has been accused of a brutal murder, Amy, the local director of an LGBT advocacy organization, must help the detectives piece together what happened. Once the circumstances start to unravel the one question left to answer is how far would you go for what you believe?

It’s a gripping one-act play that flies back and forth through time, with the feel of a fleshed-out Law & Order episode. Anyone who likes crime drama, whodunits & whys, and theatre made to challenge, will enjoy “Convicted”.

What’s next for you?

There are many irons in the fire, which one gets struck depends heavily on who gives me what hammer.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Noises Off at Shadowland Stages.

Any advice for your peers?

Keep on keepin’ on.

Want More?

Website:  http://www.rileythomaswriter.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RileyThomasWriter/
Twitter:  @mindplusmusic

Having been compared to Jonathan Larson, Jason Robert Brown, and Jeanine Tesori, Riley Thomas has developed his unique sound of contemporary musical theatre influenced by pop, rock and jazz. A champion of alternative characters, ethnic integration and using theatre for evolution, Riley Thomas continues to challenge the audience perspective by exploring stories that are often overlooked in favor of glitz, glamour and fluff.

Riley Thomas is a New York based playwright/composer. He is a member of ASCAP, a 2016 Weston Playhouse Invited Artist, recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant and Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Certificate. His musicals Stuck and Wearing Black have collectively won five awards at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Stuck has since gone on to be produced as a full length Hollywood feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti. His work has been performed all over the country and in NYC, notably at famous venues such as Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman and the Duplex.


Convicted
WHERE/WHEN:
Theatre at the 14th St. Y
344 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003

Friday, August 4th 12:30PM
Friday, August 11th 7:30PM
Monday, August 14th 4:00PM

Tickets: https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000003FI2JEAW

Meet Gary Morgenstein & Saving Stan (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

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Name:  Gary Morgenstein

What is your current project?

Saving Stan, about friendship, greed, love and death,

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

We’re part of the wonderful new Broadway Bound Festival and we’re fortunate to play at the 14th Street Y, which is a terrific space.

What’s next for you?

Well before Saving Stan, my musical Mad Mel Saves the World premieres at the Midtown International Theater Festival (July 18-23). After Saving Stan, my new sci-fi novel A Mound Over Hell will be published by BHC Press in March 2018. In between I’ll try to sleep.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

Any advice for your peers?

Keep writing, no matter how much it hurts because in the end, it won’t.

Want More?

Facebook:
Gary Morgenstein
Twitter:  @writergary

Gary Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, and his dramatic works range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx and Right on Target to Ponzi Man and Saving Stan, premiering August 3 at the Broadway Bound Festival. His new musical Mad Mel Saves the World will premiere July 18 at the Midtown International Theater Festival. Morgenstein’s novels include A Mound Over Hell, a baseball-science fiction story set in 2098 following America’s defeat in World War Three. The first book in The Dark Depths trilogy, A Mound Over Hell is scheduled to be published by BHC Press in March 2018. His other novels include Jesse’s Girl; Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman; Take Me Out to the Ballgame and The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees. Morgenstein is the creator of the Marradia brand which includes a radio series, musical and the Ancient Aliens books.


Show Information:

Saving Stan
Saving Stan performances will be Thursday, August 3 at 12:30pm; Friday, August 4 at 4pm, and Monday, August 7 at 7pm at the 14th Street Y. Tickets are available at broadwayboundfestival.com

Meet Juan Ramirez, Jr. & The American Dream (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

The American Dream

Name:  Juan Ramirez, Jr.

What is your current project? The American Dream

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

The play will be performed at the 14th Street Y. The East Village neighborhood supports work that embraces a truer perspective of our community.

What’s next for you?

After three festivals and a workshop, I am going to continue the preproduction work on a web series.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

My show, Truck Stop Queen!

Any advice for your peers?

Don’t be afraid of change and stay hydrated.

Want More?

Website:  JuanRamirezJr.com
Twitter: @JuanMRamirezJr
Instagram: Juanmanuelramirezjr

Juan Ramirez, Jr. is an internationally produced writer, actor and director. His latest play to be seen on stage is Truck Stop Queen, part of the LIC One-Act Festival and published in an anthology with the Secret Theatre. Honor Among Thieves was selected for the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival and presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Love Diplomats was produced by the Raíces Theatre Company’s 2016 Desde El Puente. It was also selected for 2016 Short + Sweet International Festival Top 80 in Sydney, Australia and performed at the Top 10 NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center. Love In All The Right Places produced at Ophelia Theatre Group and Manhattan Repertory Company, There’s A Wolf At The Door also at Manhattan Rep, The Safety of Strangers, a one-act festival of his various work at Theatre Row, At The Corner of Francis and Wolf with The Bronx Repertory Company and Red Light at Lehman College’s SUMMERWORX. Pro And Cons made Abstract Sentiment Theater Company’s Block and Talk series in October 2014, 2016 Fall 10 Minute Play Series and 2016 Playwright’s Showcase with Manhattan Repertory Company. His one-act play JUMP! was part of Lehman’s first annual playwright’s festival. American Culture was produced at NYU’s Blink of an Eye one-act festival. Dad & Son was produced at 2013 and To Speed Or Not To Speed at 2014 Gi60 One minute play festival in Halifax, UK. The play will be part of a published selection with Routledge next year. The American Dream is a semi-finalist for 2016 Stage Left Theatre’s Downstage Left residency, Walk The Bronx is a 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalist, Villa Of Life is a NYU 2014 Graduate Screenplay Finalist and Jimmy’s Tab is a 2011 Princess Grace semi-finalist. Stroke Of Madness is part of the 2016 and Wall with 2017 Cimientos Play Program with IATI Theater. He is honored to have the opportunity to produce The American Dream in the inaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this summer. He received his B.A. from Lehman College and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch.


Show Information: 

The American Dream
The 14th Street Y
Wednesday, August 2nd 12:30PM
Sunday, August 6th 6:30PM
Thursday, August 10th 4PM
Tickets:
https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000003FCm7EAG

Meet Erin Moughon & Snow White Padded Room (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

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Name: Erin Moughon

What is your current project? Snow White Padded Room

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

The 14 St Y. The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is so supportive and encouraging, and they have found this incredible space. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this festival! It is perfect because it is a space with the ability to transform, which is exactly what my piece needs.

What’s next for you?

I’m doing a show with Equity Library Theatre, and I’m writing new works.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Julius Caesar

Any advice for your peers?

Keep writing! And then write some more. And don’t be afraid of feedback!

Want More?

Website: http://www.erinmoughon.com
Twitter: @emoughonsmith

Erin Moughon is an NYC-based playwright and teacher with an MFA from Columbia. Plays: Survived By (New Plays Now, 3LD), Slip Her a Mickey (Schapiro Theatre), Pretend That You Owe Me… (Schapiro Theatre) Short plays: Many. See erinmoughon.com for complete list.
Semi-finalist for both the Princess Grace award (‘10) and the National Playwrights Conference (‘12 and ‘14) She completed 31 Plays in 31 Days every year and participated in 365 Women a Year every year so far. She is published in The Best Ten Minute Plays of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. She is proud member of the Dramatist Guild.


Show Information:

Snow White Padded Room

Meet Thaddeus McCants & In the Room, Waiting (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival)

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Name:  Thaddeus McCants

What is your current project? In the Room, Waiting.

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

In the Room, Waiting is being performed as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in NYC. I am so thrilled to be a part of a festival that puts playwrights and their work front and center and it couldn’t be a better fit for myself as a playwright and for the show as a whole. I am so excited to produce this story that is so near and dear to me as a person with such an incredible group of Actors of Color. I know audiences will love this originally told, heartfelt and funny script that questions fate, choice, and when the right time to bring a life into this world.

What’s next for you?

I am currently Acting in Lobby Hero @UNO, which was co-produced by myself and the University of New Orleans. I will be return to my home base in Brooklyn in July to begin rehearsals for In the Room, Waiting.

What is the name of the last show you saw?

Sweat on Broadway.

Any advice for your peers?

Create the art you want to see in the world.

Want More?

Website:  thaddeusmccants.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntheRoomWaiting/
Instagram: @Sugarthaddy

Thaddeus McCants is Brooklyn based Actor and Writer originally from Madison, Wisconsin. As an Actor worked Broadway, and Regionally including working with Disney Theatricals on their newest musical, Freaky Friday. On the small screen and as a comedian he has worked with HBO, Comedy Central, and MTV. His web-project Fakers, has been a selection in several Webfests worldwide.


Show Information: 

In the Room, Waiting

Venue: Theatre @ the 14th St. Y, (14th and 1st Ave.)

Tuesday, August 1 / 4 PM
Thursday, August 3 / 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 6 / 3 PM

Tickets:
https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000003FIpPEAW