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John Chatterton's Short Play Lab
July SPL: Lineup
Production dates: July 16-17, 2016.


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MITF: Summer SPL
July 16-17. Cash Prizes!
We Want Your Scripts!

The WorkShop Theater's
Main Stage, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre,
 
Whether you've thought about doing a short play in New York but have never tried, or if you're a regular at such events around town, please give a thought to producing a show in MITF:Summer's Short Play Lab. Not only do you rub shoulders with your fellow short-play playwrights, but you get to showcase your work to people you don't know yet. The rules for submitting to the Short Play Lab are easy-peasy:
• Deadline is June 20. Notification will be soon after submission, depending on number of submissions. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!
• Plays should be 1 - 10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with your contact info (only means of contact is by email).
• Submit scripts in a MS Word document or PDF file.
• You produce the play whether or not you live in New York.  The SPL provides the theatre.  This Lab will take place at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.
• Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)
• Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table. You can't leave your stuff in the theatre overnight.
• Scripts requiring the use of guns are not accepted. 
• Lit cigarettes and herbal cigarettes are not permitted. E-cigarettes are fine.
• We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.
• There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.
Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free. There are no other comps.
• There will be a tech rehearsal in the daytime on Saturday, July 21. The production dates are Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17.
• Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun.  
• We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.
THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. Playwrights, directors, and cast cannot vote for their own play. We reserve the right to break ties.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.

The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.  
To submit a script, send it as an attachment, in a Word document or PDF file, to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab


MITF: Summer
SEEKING VARIETY ACTS
July 16-August 7, 2016

The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters,
312 W. 36th St. NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
 
MITF: Summer is seeking Variety Acts. MITF: Summer combines some of the most popular features of past MITF festivals: short plays and musicals, a Variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters and will run from July 16 - August 7, 2016.

The Variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard, mike, and amp. Each act will be given one performance with the possibility of added performances to those acts with the best advance ticket sales-Festival schedule permitting. Shows receive a 1-hour tech rehearsal and a share of the profits, if any.

To submit a Variety Act: Mark it clearly "MITF: Summer," and that it is a variety act. Please also include video reels (you tube, etc.), of your act as part of your submission application. We'll curate the entries as they come in. Please send all Variety submissions to: john.chatterton@gmail.com
We look forward to watching your acts!

Submission Deadline For Variety Is June 15, 2016. 


MITF OPENS DOORS TO EQUITY SHOWS!
MITF RETHINKS EQUITY SHOWS!

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Good News for Equity Showcases!
In the past, the MITF has discouraged Equity showcases from participating in its short-play festivals, because of the number of complimentary tickets required by the Equity showcase code. The Festival, now in its 17th season, is pleased to announce that it has relaxed its policies regarding Equity showcases for short plays. From now on, both union and non-union short plays will be welcome in the upcoming MITF short-play festivals. These festivals occur in March, July, and November, 2016. (There will be no change in the non-union policy for the Short Play Lab.)

Instead of rejecting showcases outright, the Festival will make adjustments to Equity shows' share of the profits, if any, to make up for the extra cost of complimentary tickets.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, running from July 16-August 7. Please send us your Union and non-union shows!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF: Spring,
MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall, Short Play Lab


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The Midtown International Theatre Festival is proud to present a new lineup of festivals and, in keeping with our stated mission to nurture theatre in New York City and beyond, the festival is delighted to announce there are no participation fees* to submit to any of our festivals! We are truly the festival that cares. We are also expanding to three festivals per year: MITF: Fall; MITF: Spring; and MITF: Summer.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, beginning July 16th and running through August 7th.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP),
the participant's options and our requirements.


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MITF: Summer
Midtown International Theatre Festival
July 16 - August 7, 2016

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ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT:

The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage
and Jewel Box Theaters
312 W 36th Street, New York City

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A Cronic
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A CHRONIC LINE written, directed, and performed by Adrian Miranda. Physical Therapist Adrian Miranda brings us A CHRONIC LINE: Theatre RX: Music & Medicine. (Solo Musical)

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Acute Girl
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ACUTE…GIRL written and performed by Julia Sun, directed by Christine Renee Miller. How much bullsh*t can a girl put up with just to have nice things to wear? Come and listen to her stories told in a heartbreakingly hilarious way: between amateur modeling gigs and mail-in beauty pageant, what could possibly go wrong? (Comedy; Solo Show)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 6:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Althea
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ALTHEA, SHE WENT TO HELL by John Barrow, directed by Cecelia Riddett; starring Deborah Mahaney, Craig Myers, Sean C. Turner, Maryam Benganga, Kelly Taylor*, JoAnn Cunningham*, David Wirth*, and Mark Speyer. The Rev. “Boy” Boykin, Jr. is in trouble. His megachurch and his television ministry are losing money. His wife Althea is fed up and wants out. Death arrives one day to claim Boy and then all hell breaks loose! (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/28, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 2:45pm

Running Time: 85 minutes.

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mask
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BEHIND THE MASK by Annie Pulsipher, directed by John Moriarty; starring Tory Berner, Nick Sacks, and Ethan Davis Butler. Gary belongs to an ancient society of masked murders dedicated to protecting “wholesome family values” i.e. killing teenagers who dare to explore their sexual urges. However, when Gary botches a routine “meet and spook” and reveals his unfortunately handsome face to his victim he finds himself face to face with Becky, a sexually liberated teenage girl not willing to let the patriarchy force her knees shut. A sex-positive farce deconstructing the gory camp and regressive morality of 80s slasher films! (Farce)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/21, 8:30pm; Sat 7/23, 3:15pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Between men
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BETWEEN MEN by Dennis Porter, directed by Hannah Wolff. A female academic charged with sexual harassment on campus discovers the dark fissures in her relationships with men. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 9:00pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

BornFat
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BORN FAT by Jacques Lamarre, directed by Steven Raider-Ginsburg; starring April Woodall*. Our national obesity epidemic and body image issues are examined by Elizabeth who takes you on a hilarious and heart-breaking roller-coaster ride from fat to thin to fat and back again. (Solo Show) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 8:15pm; Sun 7/24, 1:00pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Customer Service
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CUSTOMER SERVICE by Mary Elizabeth McDonnell, directed by Joel Timothy Kirk; starring Rebecca Knowles, Erica Pappas, Emily Brewster, and Luke Doyle. Murder. Mayhem. Macaroons. These are just a few of the desserts the farcical Customer Service has to offer. (Dark Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 7:00pm; Sat 7/30, 7:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:30pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Divaholic
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DIVAHOLIC written and performed by Heather Siebert, directed by J. Andrew McNeal. Some people are addicted to drugs. She’s addicted to DIVAS. A one woman show about diva worship, shattered illusions, self-discovery and reclaiming one’s life. (Solo Show)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm; Sun 8/07, 3:30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Drought
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DROUGHT written by MJ Glazier in collaboration with Rachel Pasculli, Omar Gallardo, Daniel Ramirez, Sharmaine DeLuna, Hoshimi Ames and Nancy Garcia-Camarena. Directed by MJ Glazier; starring Jose Navarrette, MJ Glazier, Rachel Pasculli, Omar Gallardo, Hoshimi Ames, Daniel Ramirez, Sharmaine DeLuna, and Nancy Garcia-Camarena. From California’s Salinas Valley to New York City, this multicultural collaborative reclaims the water commons through dance, mask, and montage. (Movement/Mask)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 8:45pm; Wed 8/03, 9:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 9:15pm

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Either-Or
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EITHER/OR by Dayle Ann Hunt, directed by Rachel Flynn; starring Mimi Bessette*, Courtney Bess*, Ken Perlstein*, Kathleen Clancy*, and Joseph Rose*. On the occasion of her 40th birthday, will Deni Rutland find the courage to finally break free of her past and escape her dysfunctional family, or will the twisted ties that bind pull her under even further? (Dramedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 6:15pm; Sun 7/24, 6:30pm

Running Time: 70 minutes.

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

EllenTroy
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ELLEN AND TROY AND ELOISE by Warren Paul Glover, directed by Laurie Rae Waugh; starring Beth Newbery, Lily Marceau, and Joshua Rugiano. If you love someone, set them free. Really? But first meet her mother! (Light hearted Drama)

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 8:45pm; Fri 7/22, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 2:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

From Russia
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FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE music by Fernanda Douglas, book and lyrics by Danielle Smith, directed by Emi Lirman, music director Sofia Geck; starring Patrick Brady, Gabby Bullard, Maria Diez, Skylar Gottlieb, Robert Poole, and Zachary Small. Before there was One Direction…Before there was NSYNC…Before there was the Beatles…There was From Russia, With Love—the first boy band to nearly start a nuclear war. (Musical Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 5:15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Furniture
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FURNITURE: THE MUSICAL by Natalie Lifson, composer Jeffrey Schmelkin, directed by Sean O’Shea, musical director Dan Narvaez; starring J. Scot Cahoon, Ryan Hudzik, Samantha Kahn, Adrian Rifat, Gabriel Elizabeth Kadlan, Juan Drigo Ricafort, Megan Koumis, Dustin Schlairet, Blaize Emily Hall, Michael Schatz, Scott Keith Wat, and Fern Lim. Furniture: the Musical is a quirky new musical about the lives, loves, and interactions of the sentient pieces of furniture that live within a college freshman’s dorm room. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Fri 7/29, 7:45pm; Sun 7/31, 2:45pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Glocoma
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GLOCKCOMA by Robert Rotay, music and lyrics by Rachel Rotay, directed by Brian Catton, musical director Andy Evan Cohen; starring Loni Ackerman*, Amber Crawford*, Rachel Rotay, Carmen Lamar*, Madison McGhee, and James Soller. A Lifetime of regrets with only one way out. (Musical) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 8:30pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:00pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

InTheShadow
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IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM by John A. Adams, directed by Alexander Harrington, starring Elizabeth Bove*, Matthew Porter*, John Fennessy*, Laura E. Johnston*, Nick Ryan, and Robert Vincent Smith*. A violent homophobe...a dying AIDS patient...explosive. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 12:00pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Insomnia
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INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL Music and lyrics by Charles Bloom, book by Theo Wolf, directed by Ovi Vargas, musical director James Followell; starring Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Gwendolyn F. Jones*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland*. At 30whatever, Brad Harrison has had tremendous success writing for young adult television, but he can't help but feel that something is missing from his life. Family? Love? Artistic fulfillment? Whatever it is, it's keeping him up at night and he won't rest (literally) until he can figure it out. (Musical) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 1:45pm

Running Time: 110 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Lam-Ang
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LAM-ANG: THE JOURNEY OF A HERO Lam-ang, directed by Nelson Eusebio, and starring Jeremy Rafal, Marissa Carpio, Jordan Carey, Joyce Lao, Phillippe Garcesto, Jill Jose, Hailey Sakamoto, Anna Bredikhina, Jasmin Malave, and Mark Drum is a Filipino epic poem which will be presented as a hybrid of verse, music and movement. Adapted by The Ally Artists Group - Joyce Lao, Jeremy Rafal and Zilong Zee. (Adventure, Realism, and Physical)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.


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LAMARIYA by Crystal Rae, directed by Troy Scheid; starring Byron Jacquet, Brenda "BeBe" Wilson, LaKeisha Randle, Jarred Tettey, Rita Hughes, Adrian Porter, Samuel Harvey, Kyle Anthony Mosley, and John Hall. A sci-fi parable set in Jim Crow-era Mississippi. (Magical Realism)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:45pm; Sat 7/23, 8:30pm; Sun 7/24, 4:45pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Zoey
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LETTERS TO ZOEY: A PLAY WITH MUSIC by Garrett Buhl Robinson; starring Garrett Buhl Robinson. Take a journey through lyrical letters and foot stomping songs on a young man's search for liberation and love. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 4:15pm; Sun 7/31, 7:00pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.
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Life in City
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LIFE IN THE BIG CITY by Michael F. Bruck, directed by Michael F. Bruck; starring Louise Gallanda*, Mike Callahan, Lawrence Frank, and Sharon Shah*. A wife shares a shocking secret with her husband and a widow and widower meet aboard the Staten Island Ferry in a pair of comedies that make up "Life in the Big City.” (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:30pm; Fri 7/29, 7:30pm; Sun 7/31, 12:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

lights
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LIGHTS written and directed by Ashley Nicole Audette; starring Stephen R. Scheide, Melissa Porcaro, Sarah Kate Innes, and Matthew Mauer. What happens when life takes a turn that is unexpected? Is anything really a coincidence? In Lights we search for these answers and more as we meet two strangers that cross paths far from home on Christmas Eve. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 9:00pm; Sun 8/07, 12:30pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Little Red
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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Johannes Galli, directed by Simon Geronimo; starring Simon Geronimo, Clara Kundin, and Barbara Remus. On the way to visit her sick grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood encounters the wolf who tricks her into revealing the location of grandmother's house. Just when Little Red Riding Hood, thinks it will be dark forever, suddenly, there appears a ray of light. (Fairytale Theatre for the whole family)

Performance Schedule: Sat 8/06, 1:00pm; Sun 8/07, 11:00am

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mackintosh
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MACINTOSH MACINTOSH AND THE DINOSAUR SALESMAN
by John Schoneboom, directed by Sharon Fogarty; starring Dorie Casper, Will Young, and Helene Galek*. What is a boy to do when he’s supposed to go to bed without any nonsense but a salesman shows up at this window offering real, live dinosaurs? (Children’s Show) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24 at 11:30am; Sat 7/30 at 1:15pm; Sun 7/31 at 11:30am

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Martin
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MARTIN SHKRELI’S GAME: HOW BILL MURRAY JOINED THE WU-TANG-CLAN by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher, directed by Jono Hustis; starring Jon Bander, Ally Barrale, Patrick Caldwell, Steven Charles, Kelley Nicole Dugan, Mario Haynes*, Avionce Hoyles*, and Monique Moses. In the musical heist you never knew you needed, Bill Murray teams up with the Wu-Tang Clan to steal back their priceless album from pharma bro Martin Shkreli. (Musical) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:00pm; Wed 7/20, 8:30pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:15pm; Sun 7/24, 3:30pm; Sun 7/31, 7:30pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Matt
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MATT & MADDIE written and directed by Milo Van Houten; starring Olivia Konteatis, Jimmy Berry, Tye Musante, and Sarah Sumner. When Matt and Maddie's parents start to notice them acting differently a family secret comes to the surface that threatens to tear the family apart in this heart-warming, edgy play about love, acceptance and questioning the social forces that bind us together and tear us apart. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:45pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Midnight Monday
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MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY by Katie Housley, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan*; starring Katie Housley and Tania Kass. Two very different women form an unlikely bond after a late night encounter on a subway platform. (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 7:45pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sun 7/24, 3:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Motzart
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MOZART AND SALIERI by Alexander Pushkin, music from the opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, directed by Roland F. Udvari and Igor Jarovinsky; starring Igor Jarovinsky and Roland F. Udvari. A fictional, yet possible, final encounter between the two masters of 18th century classical music. A classical drama with operatic elements, based on the play by Alexander Pushkin that inspired Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The show includes excerpts from the recently discovered work composed together by Mozart and Salieri. (Opera)

Performance Schedule: Thurs 7/28, 7:00pm; Fri 7/29, 9:15pm; Sat 7/30, 1:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mr. Melville
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MR. MELVILLE’S PLAYHOUSE written and directed by David Lally; starring Trent Carson, Rachel Palmer Jones, Steven Lally, Ignacyo Matynia, Bob Leeds*, Amy L. Smith*, and Timothy Weinert*. Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair! Let the fun begin, it's time to let down your hair! Mr. Melville's so excited 'cause all his friends have been invited to go wacky, at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:15pm; Fri 7/29, 9:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:00pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mr; Toole
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MR. TOOLE by Vivian Neuwirth, directed by Cat Parker; starring Todd d’Amour*, Brenda Currin*, Laura Butler*, Richard Vernon*, Lou Liberatore*, and John Ingle*. The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will never forget - John Kennedy Toole. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Thurs, 7/21, 8:00pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm; Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 5:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:15pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
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My Friend
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NAE-CHIN-GU-NEUN-SIN-BAL-DO-DUK (MY FRIEND IS A SHOE BURGLAR) by Ye-seong Hong, directed by Seung-il Shin; starring Collin Jongwoon Lim, Jimmy Kim, HyunSuk Han, Saeme Shim, and Donghoon Lee. Count the holes of the sieve while you imagine your random and make-believe places. You never know what’ll happen to you (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:15pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Radon Daughters
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RADON DAUGHTERS by Bronwyn Rucker, directed by Jason Ellis; starring Evelyn Sullivan, Tatiana Gomberg*, Rachel Murdy, Kate Ruby Klenfner, and Anna Foss Wilson*. Experience the Snap it Baby Radon Revolution. (Musical; Abstract Feminist/Futurist) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 1:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Spagetti
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SPAGHETTI SPUMONI written and directed by Suzann Capra; starring Marc Gettis and Carole Boniece. If Eat can become Ate then I will skip the Eat go right to Ate and lose WEIGHT. TEA isn't fattening is it? (Comedy Farce)

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 2:15pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Crusade
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THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS written and directed by Dewey Moss; starring James Kiberd*, Ben Curtis*, Kathryn Leask*, Kathleen Huber*, Jacques Mitchell*, George Faya, James Padric, and Julie Campbell*. The adopted child of a gay couple has been targeted and killed in a school shooting, causing national media attention on their Texas town. On the day of the funeral, the entire family arrives at the couple's house, including the family patriarch Big Jim, a radicalized Baptist minister determined to use the situation to save his gay son, Jim Jr., from the clutches of sin. As the family tries to make it through the day, beliefs are challenged and truths surface that change all of their lives. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 1:00pm

Running Time: 105 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

The Eye
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THE EYE OF THE WAKE written and directed by Chima Chikazunga; starring Sarah Teed and Chima Chikazunga. Following her father’s death, Elaine reflects on their time together and confronts both his and her deepest, darkest secret through words that have stuck by since her Sweet 16…”Life isn’t about living. Life is about what you do before you die.” (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 8:15pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 3:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Funny Blood
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THE FUNNY THING ABOUT BLOOD written and directed by Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in collaboration with the cast. Assistant directed by Rebecca Silbert; movement choreographers Julia Meyer and Julie Hackett; starring Mary Elizabeth Gilbert, Victoria Rulle, Toby Irving, and Kim Taff. In a political climate where we seem to be moving only backwards, how can glitter and lollipops and one of the most controversial topics in women's rights - through clown and stand up - make you smile? (Abortion comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 7:00pm; Sat 8/06, 5:45pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Greatest
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THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE by Rebecca Dzida, directed by Carl Randolph; starring Emily Cerwonka and Matt Blanchard. It's the first day of school. All Miss C wants to do is teach, but situations outside the classroom keep getting in her way. (Dark Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:15pm; Thurs 7/21, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

House Setting Sun
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THE HOUSE OF THE SETTING SUN by Thomas Blakeley, directed by Took Edalow; starring Sam Krivda, Lindsey Gradwohl, Barbara Bayes, Brian Mason, and Emily Nan Phillips. The last surviving member of a prominent Georgia family invites Madame Eudora, a sideshow fortuneteller, to his decaying southern plantation in an attempt to divine who murdered his long-dead parents. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Sat 7/30, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:45pm; Sun 8/07, 6:00pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Museum
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THE MUSEUM AT CLIFTON PARK by Cody Beltis, directed by Jasia Ries; starring Jasia Ries, Daniel Conroy, Julia Barnett, and Justice Hehir. The owner of a small museum is interviewed by a local journalist about his medley of artifacts, but the interview turns into a heated investigation about his personal history and even history itself. Meanwhile, two troubled high school students go inside the museum for an art history project. The sets of characters brush past each other in a comedic drama about the idea of historical truth. (Comedic Drama)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 5:45pm; Sun 7/24, 7:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Nose
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THE NOSE by Kit Goldstein Grant, directed by Lacy Reily, music director Matthew Bennis, book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant; starring Christopher Michaels, Jo Walker, Scott Caron, Adrian Rifat, Ron Orlovsky, and Loulu Luzi. Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol. A man's nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general -- what a lot of nonsense! (Children’s Musical)

Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 1:00pm; Sat 8/06, 11:00am; Sun 8/07, 12:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
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Postmodernist
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THE POST MODERNIST by Mona Curtis, directed by Maria Aladren; starring Lacey Andreanszky, Darian Bencosme, Casey Chartier, John Gryl, Eric Holzer, Gabe Spector, Brett Temple, and Hailey Turiello. The Post Modernist is the story of social science gone awry. Do we really want to kill all the stupid people? A chilling look at bumbling bureaucracy. (Absurd Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 8:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Pull of Moon
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THE PULL OF THE MOON by Paige Zubel, directed by John Steiger and Sophia Grasso; starring Jenny Boot, Montgomery Mauro, and Ned Brennan. Framed in a college professor’s lecture on the cycle of waves, couple Erin and Kaleb struggle to keep their relationship afloat when the lasting effects of trauma are crashing down around them. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

The Old Bride
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THE SEVENTY YEAR OLD BRIDE by Marshaline Letcher, directed by CeCelia Antoinette; starring Leah Pearson-Finnie, Vea Williams, Sean C. Turner, Blessed Knew, and André Dell. Latrice is marrying a younger man. Her best friend is concerned. What secrets are revealed right before the wedding between the two best friend? (Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Y2K
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THE Y2K PLAY by Sean Pollock, directed by Melanie Hublard Hershman; starring Conor Shatto, Kate Owens, Melannie Vasquez, Marquis Wood, Bear Spiegel, Sergio Castillo, and Jazzy Harris. On January 1st, 2000, two people wake up in a pile of diffused technology and rubble and discover the world has ended because of the Y2K bug. However, an otherworldly creature called "The Nurvula" appears and grants them the opportunity transcend time and prevent Y2K from ever happening--but can they rise to the challenge? The Y2K Play is a play about time travel, the multiverse, and the role of technology in our everyday lives. (Science Fiction)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/28, 8:30pm; Sat 7/30, 3:00pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

To Jane
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TO JANE WITH LOVE written and directed by Deon Denton; starring Geoff Mays, Mish Tam, Philip Cairns, Fraulien Almariego, Shobha Hatte, Aviv Cohen. A recovering alchoholic struggling with a painful past. (Drama, Family)

Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24, 8:15pm; Mon 7/25, 8:00pm; Tues 7/26, 6:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
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Truth
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TRUTH OF A CAUSE by Rafi Abramowitz, directed by Gadi Rubin, co-directed by Zack Abramowitz; starring Matthew Ip Shaw, Michael Greehan, Alyssa Kempinksi, and Corrine Britti. When a DIII baseball player gets a chance to play for Duke, he must choose between his dreams and his brother. Framed around a woman's quest towards self-forgiveness, this dramatic-comedy tackles depression, love, and family. (Dramatic Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 7:15pm; Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 3:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.
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Women Seeks
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WOMAN SEEKS GOD by Laure Porché, directed by Kate Szekely; starring Laure Porché. A young woman's quest for meaning intersects with her ancestor's quest for a home in this solo about existential loneliness and the need for God. When being human turns out to be more than we can chew, when magic wands are broken and letters come back unopened, where can we find enough hope to sustain us? An exploration through time, movement and words. (Solo Act)

Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:15pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

John Chatterton presents
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MITF SUMMER VARIETY consists of programs featuring traditional cabaret performers, tributes to Broadway musicals, singer-songwriters, variety acts, and a little rock-and-roll.

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters,
312 W. 36th Street, NY
Come Join MITF SUMMER VARIETY!!!

Dig
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DIG: A major archaeological discovery is about to be unearthed. Will it be amazing or something that should have remained hidden forever? Join us at the dig site to find out in this improvised adventure as we discover what lies buried below. Just remember to be careful what you dig for. Original concept and directed by Curt Dixon; starring Alena Acker, Robert Baumgardner, Nicole Beninato, Nannette Deasy, Cedric Lilly, Jamie Maloney, and Jeff O’Leary. Featuring live music perfomed by Tym Moss. (Improv)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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Amy
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GUTLESS & GRATEFUL: Written by and starring Amy Oestreicher, directed by Jerold Goldstein. Amy was an audacious teenager with her sights set on Broadway, until a blood clot caused her stomach to explode. But 27 surgeries and 6 years unable to eat or drink could never stop her Hunger for life.

Performance Dates: Sat 8/06, 8:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
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https://www.amyoes.com/2016/06/03/trust-detour/
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JAMES WARREN: You’ve Been James’d! Chasing the Impossible With Magician James Warren Following the advice of the White Queen in “Through The Looking Glass,” who always tried to believe six impossible things before breakfast, magician James Warren takes the audience on a quest for the impossible – and finds it, with magic and personal anecdotes, in the ordinary things around us. (Magic)

Performance Dates: Thurs 7/28, 8:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Grey
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M CENTER VOCALS: GREY IS THE NEW BLACK written and directed by Jay Michaels and Mary Elizabeth Micari, musical direction by Dan Furman; featuring Christine Conway, Emmy Pai, and Dave Richards. There’s nothing more temporary than a permanent job. (Cabaret)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/23, 9:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Pleading
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NATALIE LIFSON: Pleading the First by Natalie Lifson, directed by Ed Mathews; staring Natalie Lifson, Brian Gurien, Blaize Hall, Kayleigh Shuler, Mike Schatz, and Jane Kehoe. Pleadin the First, a series of short comedy sketches, puts various quirky characters in compromising positions to create a show that is sarcastic, a little odd, and very funny. Why bother taking ecstasy when you can get the same exhilarating delirum from seeing Pleading the First. (Sketch Comedy)

Performance Dates: Thurs 7/28, 9:15pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Phil
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PHIL BROOKS: What Happened Was... Why yes, that is a pun on the word facetious; which is the tone you can expect from Phil as he shares more New York stories. (Standup)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm; Sat 8/06, 10:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Vicky
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VICKIE PHILLIPS: A Carousel of Colors With Brel, Weill, and Aznavour by Bob Ost and Vickie Phillips, directed by Bob Ost. With New York Bistro Award winners Vickie Phillips and music director Gerry Dieffenbach who explore the human fragilities of life and sweep their audience on a rapturous carousel ride as they keep alive all the magic of these composers. Encore! (Cabaret)

Performance Dates: Sun 7/17, 7:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th Street.
MITF: SUMMER/Staged Readings

3 THE HARD WAY written and directed by Chima Chikazunga; starring Audrey Martells, Summer Dawn Hortillosa, and Ebonée Collens. After years of therapy dealing with her son’s untimely death on 9/11, a grieving mother’s newfound peace is compromised when her son’s widow is introduced to his mistress almost 10 years since the last time they saw him. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/22, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Regent

BECOMING REGENT written and directed by Leo Rockas; starring Linda Demmery, Nili Olay, Rick Safran, Fran Schultz, Paul Shea, Leo Rockas, and Jerry Vetowich. (Historical Drama)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Train

TRAIN by Marshaline Letcher, directed by Jeannine McKelvia. A young, female, law student is gang raped at a college party.   She forgets about the rape.  Some 30 years later she encounters one of the rapist.   He recognizes her but she doesn't recognize him. Or does she? (Mystery)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 120 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Why -nowhere

WHY ARE YOU NOWHERE? written and directed by Ethan Warren; starring Lewis Gardner, Christine Smith, Caitlin Duffy, Ryan Gilreath, Samantha Disney, Michele Lyman, Eileen Sugameli, Bryant Jager, and Kevin McGee. A family reunion takes a turn for the frighteningly surreal with the arrival of two mysterious strangers. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Thurs 8/04, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 120 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

MITF SUMMER/SPL

PROGRAM A (Saturday, July 16, 7pm - Sunday, July, 17, 4pm)
Brick Brick Juncture by Nick DeSimone. Love birds, Haley and Nelson, are in Heaven when they move into their Chelsea apartment, but when they disagree on an exposed brick wall, their incompatibilities are exposed, making their first day in the new place a living Hell.
Fear Of Mundena Life Fear of a Mundane Life by John Ladd, directed by Eileen Walsh; starring Sandra Toll and Ned Long. If we look deep enough into Fear of A Mundane Life, we just might see how an abyss can be disguised as a valley, and how a wasteland can be seen as a garden. @fearofamundane
Natural Natural Rarities Up For Bid by Phil Paradis, directed by Albert Baker. A futuristic auction raises funds to develop food from petroleum.
Talk Back Talk Back by Howard Margulies, directed by Michael Beckett; starring Mary Dillon and Dov Tiefenbach. A world-famous playwright experiences the most painful interview of his career. And it kind of gets worse from there.
Venus Venus Hottentot by Ayshia Elizabeth Stephenson, directed by Ayshia E. Stephenson; starring Talya Sogoba, Callum LaFrance, and Leah Mertes. In this tragicomedy, possession of the body comes to the 21st Century.
Oldest man Australia's Oldest Man by Kieran Carroll, directed by Clara Pagone; starring Timothy McCown-Reynolds and Clara Pagone. A black comedy about a hilariously grotesque 148 year-old man obsessed with Swedish pornography and annoying the Australian government.
Click Click by R.G. Rader, directed by R.G. Rader; starring Stephanie Romero and Emanuel Cosme. A young war widow finds that love is remembered most in what she thought to be the trivial.
Dirty smelly Dirty Hairy Smelly by Cedric Allen Hills, directed by Shelly Ebner; starring Elissa Klie, Jakob Minevich, and Micheal Moss. Jeez you really smell bad. Does anybody know you're here?
Clearing Mind Clearing the Mind by Eva Patton, directed by Drew Vidal; starring Lauren Fivek, Cynthia Nesbit, and Amelia Windom. Twenty-something Lynn is caught between the two people closet to her. Can she stand up for who she really is and not lose one of them?
Happy Dee Oh, Happy Dee! by Victor Vauban Junior, directed by Victor Vauban Junior; starring: Shannon O’Riordan and Jason archer. Love is a force of nature. We can't control it. What can go wrong when love goes blind? What's there to see when there's no light?
Worthless Worthless by Paris Crayton III, directed by Paris Crayton III. A young teen struggles to find his importance after the life of another young black teen is taken by the hands of the police.
American Bodies American Bodies, Part l written by Rammy Park, directed by Rammy park. It's just another day at work for four women at the American Bodies Factory in Chengdu, China... until an unexpected delivery changes everything. 
   
PROGRAM B (Saturday, July 16, 9pm - Sunday, July 17, 2pm)
Lies Lies In-between by Ellany Kincross, directed by Sammi Price; starring Ellany Kincross and Brian Cullen Phillips. Jeremy and Marlena are dealing with an infidelity in their marriage. Is each one of them saying what they truly mean or what they think the other wants to hear?
The Locals The Locals by Emily Dinova, directed by Gregory Cioffi; starring Emily Dinova. "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough."- Fran Lebowitz.
No One Saved me No One Saved Me by Leigh Fitzjames, directed by Leigh Fitzjames; starring Constantin Tripes and Leigh Fitzjames. In this 'horrordy', a controlling wife takes violent revenge on unsuspecting George, who comes home to a series of instructional post it notes.
Swipe Swipe "Hell No" by Fatima Cadet-Diaby, directed by Kimille Howard; starring Fatima Cadet-Diaby and Teetee Adetunji. When Tinder goes bad!
Alzheimer's Diary by Steve Gold, directed by Gyunhyeong Kim; starring Unhee Kim, Jiin Han, and Kailey Hong. Fog...always fog.
Battery Battery Saver by Lilia Shrayfer. Two Live Millennials. Two Dead Phones. One Chance. 
Hiding Bodies Hiding Bodies by Bear Kosik, directed by Bear Kosik; starring Cheryl Brumley. Hiding bodies means you're having a kick@ss week! 
Stage Mom Stage Mom by Steven Hayet, directed by Luci Samp; starring Alexi Baker, Heidi Hackney, and Luci Samp. While waiting for their children to finish dance class, two moms sit and chat, sharing opinions, gossip, and everything but their daughters’ spotlight.
The Postman's Letter The Postman's Letter by Cynthia Gray, directed by Cynthia Gray; starring Jennifer Enskat, Jenny Murray, and Drew Traxler. A woman is left waiting for news of her son.
Opponents The Opponents by Renee McNeil, directed by Renee McNeil; starring Renee McNeil and Robert Bryson. Presidential candidates debate over whose the better candidate.
Lucky Lucky by Nancy Méndez-Booth, directed by Nancy Méndez-Booth; starring Nancy Méndez-Booth. One Puerto Rican woman's history-making tale of economic prosperity, bird shit, and Charlie Rose.
Bartender Confessions of a Bartender by Eleanor Boddie, directed by Eleanor Boddie; starring Eleanor Boddie. Midnight, Friday night in a Williamsburg bar, all stories are true, only the names have been changed.