Meet Sean David Robinson & Starbright

starbright-promo-image.jpgTell us about you. 
My name is Sean David Robinson, and I’m a playwright from Asheville, NC. My work is focused on creating strong female protagonists in stories which bring science, speculative fiction and magical realism to life on the stage.
Tell us about your current project? 
Starbright, my current play, tells the story of Grace Morrow, an astronomer who lost her young daughter Abby nearly a year ago. As Grace’s life spins out of control, Abby appears to her and begins making bold predictions about the movements of the cosmos. Grace must determine if her daughter’s appearance is a sign of her dwindling sanity, or proof that there’s more to the universe than even she understands.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production? 
Starbright will debut at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the 14th Street Y Theatre. It’s perfect for this show. We have striking visual effects that will wow audiences in the two-story space, and the 120-seat venue is the perfect size for the intimate-yet-universal story this play tells.
What’s next for you? 
I’m working on two new plays at the moment, one dealing with the American justice system (with a speculative fiction bent), and the other a more personal, human story about a heart transplant that changes everything about the life of its recipient.
What is the name of the last show you saw? 
The last show I saw was Other Desert Cities at N.C. Stage Company in Asheville.
Any advice for your peers?
I think the most important part of being a writer, or any kind of artist, is to never stop learning, growing, and evolving. Surround yourself with people who challenge you to become the best version of yourself. Oh, and find a bad ass editor. Marry them, if you can.

Show Information: 

Dates: August 16-19;
Venue: 14th Street Y Theatre

Meet Emily Emerson & The Field

The Field 1000x1000.jpegTell us about you. 
I am a playwright and actress currently based in North Carolina.
Tell us about your current project? 
My full-length play, The Field, is premiering at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival on August 8, 9, & 10.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production? 
The Field is part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and it will be performed at the Theater at the 14th St. Y in the East Village. The theater is beautifully renovated and is a lovely, intimate space for the show.
What’s next for you? 
I am currently working on a few new projects, but no dates for production as of yet.
What is the name of the last show you saw? 
The last show I saw in NYC was War Paint. The last show I saw in North Carolina was Legally Blonde at UNCSA.
Any advice for your peers?
Get a good team of collaborators. They are the people that will make your show great.

Show Information:

Dates: August 8 (5pm), August 9 (8:30pm), August 10 (5pm)
Venue: The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.

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

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

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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 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.

Want More?

Website: about.me/seantecson
Twitter: twitter.com/seanohfour
Instagram: instagram.com/seanohfour

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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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