theAtrainplays

Neighborhood Playhouse
340 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Vols. XII & XIII Benefiting the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre Vol. XII: Tuesday, February 24 thru Sunday, February 29th, 2004 Vol. XIII: Tuesday March 2 thru March 7th, 2004 theAtrainplays is a popular, consistently sold-out theatrical event. Produced by Atrainproductions in association with the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, theAtrainplays are a celebration of New York, created by six teams while traveling the entire route of the A train from 207th Street & Broadway to Far Rockaway. On Monday evening, February 23rd, three librettists will hop on the A train at 207th Street and begin writing the books for three 15-minute musicals, all set on the A train. Before each of the teams begin their journeys, they pick a number between 3 and 5 to set the number of characters, then chose that number of headshots through a blind draw to determine who is in each piece. When the librettists reach the Far Rockaway stop, they randomly select, through another blind draw, their collaborative lyricists, composers and choreographers, who have been awaiting their arrival at a nearby McDonalds! At Far Rockaway, 3 playwrights join the train for the journey back to 207th Street while creating their own 10 minute one-act plays, also set on the A train. Six directors meet the creators at 207th Street and they all proceed to Columbus Circle where they meet the pre-selected actors, decipher their scribbles, copy the scripts and begin rehearsals. They have until show time THE NEXT DAY, Tuesday night, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. to develop these works into the 6 exciting new theatrical experiences to be shared with the audience at the Neighborhood Playhouse. theAtrainplays vol. XIII, will follow the same format. The show be written on Monday, March 1st, 2004 and performed for the first time Tuesday 3/2/04 and run the same schedule as above thru Sunday, March 7th, 2004.

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