Each performance will feature a number of short theater pieces that share a common theme. Among the participants in the festival are Warren Leight (author of Side Man), Mark O'Donnell (co-librettist of Hairspray), and Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, Small Tragedy, etc.) A complete schedule follows.
Sunday, August 1: "The Political Process"
Craig Lucas's Your Call is Important
Mikhail Horowitz's We Cannot Know the Mind of God
Sheldon W. Senek's The First Debate
Allison Whittenberg's Choice
Margrit Ahlin's The Person's Court
Sean McNally's Get to Know Your Presidential Pets
Henry Meyerson's The Elephant
Sunday, August 8: "Takes on Shakespeare"
Laura Shaine Cunningham's Romeo Hates Juliet
Mark O'Donnell's The Goblins Plot to Murder God
Estep Nagy's The Long Arm
Jack Gottlieb's The English Lesson
Mark Young's A Park Play
Daniel Gallant's Will We Now?
Lawrence Thelen's Pyramus and Thisbe
Sunday, August 15: "A Brief History of New York"
Warren Leight's Mr. Morton Takes the Bus
Tony Foster's Snap
Martha J. Thomas's That's What You Always Say
Julius Bocala's Backstage Broadway
J.M. Boyer's Subway Sonata
Woodbridge Kelly's Pastrami Apparitions
Sunday, August 22: "Musicals in Miniature"
Mark O'Donnell's A Small Reception
Evan Guildford-Blake and Deborah Abramson's A Simple Love Song
Howard Levitsky and Bethany McLure's Girls are From Pluto, Boys are From Uranus
R. N. Sandberg and David Rodwin's Goodbye Dolly
Daniel Levin's Campaign
Admission for all events is $12. Call 212-601-1000 or click here for further information.