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Out of 500 international submissions, 8 plays were chosen to compete for in the festival of Magical Realism. The winning team will receive $200, second place will receive $100. Come out and vote for your favorite show!
The Collective NY presents the 3rd Annual Collective:10 featuring 12 original never-before-seen plays uncovered from hundreds of blind submissions as well as the world premiere of a new short play by award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director, Israel Horovitz.
When playwright Antonin Artaud's physical form is usurped by a double, he struggles to maintain control of his own individuality. The play contains a series of vignettes inspired by the life of famous theater artist and theoretician during his time in the Sanitarium at Rodez, France in the 1940s. Trapped inside the chaos of his mind, the playwright wrestles with the Double to regain primacy and control over the way others perceive him.
Join us for an evening of readings of this new collection of six ten-minute plays by actor and playwright Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, Smash) to benefit The Actors Fund.
The evening will includes six ten-minute plays by Wesley Taylor including "Bridging the Gap"; "Spark"; "Mother"; "Cuckold"; "Little Monsters"; and "Billy Green Auditions for Juilliard."
Six of America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories Desire and the Black Masseur, The Field of Blue Children, Oriflamme, Portrait of a Girl in Glass, The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin, and Tent Worms, the plays of Desire are certain to be new classics for the 21st century. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one's life. Helmed by Michael Wilson, one of the foremost directors of Tennessee Williams, Desire is sure to be a hallmark of the theater season.
Presented in the newly created Write Act Repertory Theater in the heART of Times Square comes Jello Shots, a presentation of one act plays by young and talented directors and producers.
Roof-Top Joy is a one-act comedic drama written by Andrea Fulton and directed by Jared Reinmuth about the way past and present can collide to jeopardize the future. Witiswood and Jah-niece moved on up to a new luxury high rise condo in downtown Brooklyn and had no idea their demons could come to haunt them. Will this collision between past and present result in a joyful noise or will all hell break loose and destroy their little slice of heaven? The entire play takes place in various locations in the condo and we get to know characters like strong-willed and suspicious doorman Uncle Thomas and mysterious Allsgood Breckenridge, who is reportedly the son of the building's owner. Not everyone is what they seem and our job is to peel away the persona each has carefully constructed. When Witiswood and Allsgood become the keepers of one another's true identities, they are forced to help each other in the fear of their secret pasts being unveiled.
In honor of Signature's 25th Anniversary, Signature One Acts revisits three short plays produced in their playwrights' original Playwright-in-Residence season: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés' Drowning and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of one acts celebrates Signature's rich and diverse body of work over the past quarter century.
The Xoregos Performing Company offers a program of five forgotten, fascinating Harlem Renaissance one acts written between 1920-1930 including works by Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson and Eulalie Spence as well as the poems of Sterling A. Brown, Langston Hughes and others. The evening takes us back in time to the 1920s, complete with authentic period costumes and props, accompanied by music of the jazz era by Jean Moreau Gottschalk, Ray Henderson and Shelton Brooks. The plays will be performed continuously without breaks, uniting what have long been distinct one-acts. Some of the poetry will be set to dance. Eight actors play all the characters in the five plays. Directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos.
Summer Shorts returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights. Representing some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents, Summer Shorts celebrates theater, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles and subject matter. Summer Shorts 2015 offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory.
In the summer of 2013, The First Annual UNFringed Festival brought bold and daring new works to The Secret Theatre of Long Island City, Queens – named "One of NYC'S best theater spots" by Time Out. Now, in August 2015, UNFringed returns with new original shows!