8th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

Gallery Players
199 14th St, New York, NY 11215
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Black Box New Play Festival premieres 14 new plays by Tri-State area playwrights, selected from playwright submissions, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. Leading up to the full productions, the Black Box Festival provides a workshop environment for playwrights, facilitating 'readings' of the new works, and assisting the authors with the revising and expanding of their new plays. Schedule Box 1: Brooklyn Plays-Brooklyn Playwrights (June 2-5) Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Michael Bettencourt, directed by Elfin Vogel Cat and Dick by Andrea Alton, directed by Stacy Mayer Anxiety and Grandma by Judd Lear Silverman, directed by Steve Velardi The Me That's Me by Maggie Lehrman, directed by Brooke Delaney Goode's Books and Press by Allan Lefcowitz, directed by Scott Brocious Box 2: The Sex Box (June 9 - 12) Bibbity Bobbity Boo by Charlotte Winters, directed by Bradley Campbell Sporting Goods by Michael Bettencourt, directed by Ray Zilberberg The Poison Party by John Paul Porter, directed by Martin Miller The Sex of Our Lives by Erik Cristian Hanson, directed by Matthew Calhoun Box 3: Heaven and Earth (June 16 - 19) Bon Voyage Mr. Phelps! by Daniel Damiano, Director: Heather S. Curran The Green Angel by Joe Lauinger, Director: Erin Kate Howard Her Favorite Color and Grandma's Blue Sweater by Joe Lauinger, Director: Erin Kate Howard Chasing the Deal by Staci Swedeen, Director: Ray Zilberberg Box 4: The Sandbox - Plays for Families and Children (June 23 - 26) The Runaway Birthday and Melvin the Meek by Jennifer Palumbo, Director: Dominic Cuskern