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THE 2008 LINEUP

Direct Current/Walking Shadow presents

10-Speed Revolution

Winner:       Nathan Lemoine for Outstanding Sound Design
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
Nominee:    Nathan Lemoine for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Gib Patterson with the ensemble for Outstanding Lighting Design
Nominee:    Alex Demers for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Three anarchist bike punks hammer through Minneapolis in a fast-paced comedy of destruction.

In a world controlled by City Hall, the ruthless bike lock industry, and tasteless poser sheep, only a trio of collective living, hammer wielding hipsters care enough to save us all from the perils of corporate homogenization.

Official Web Site: http://www.10speedrevolution.com/


A Perfect Specimen of Femininity

Written by and starring Lisa Dominique; Directed by Matt Hoverman

Things are not always as they seem in Suburbia.

Crazy fathers, Catholic High School, nightclubs, and older men. What is a girl to do? Growing up in an extremely dysfunctional family, the lead character looks for love and acceptance on the outside only to discover….


Wildcat Theatricals presents

A Shot in the Dark

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
Nominee:    Morgan Sills for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts

The Broadway comedy sex smash that was the basis for the hit movie about a French parlor maid found naked and unconscious…with a gun in her hand and her dead lover nearby!

Is the sexy French parlor maid a murderess? Wildcat Theatricals revives this seldom seen fun filled frolicking Broadway sex comedy (adapted from the original French!) that was the basis for the famous "Inspector Clouseau" movie!


Oberon Theatre Ensemble presents

A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once

Nominee:  Stacey Lane for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a Musical
Nominee:    Linda S. Nelson for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Christmas presents, Mommy's young fiance, secrets, deceptions, and frogs - have a holly, jolly Christmas

How many times do you have to tell a lie before it becomes the truth? Three sisters return to their childhood home on Christmas Eve to meet their mother's new beau and to finally resolve an issue involving their deceased father. In this serio-comic family drama, memories are hazy, truth is often a matter of convenience, and trying to mend fences could finally bring the family down, room full of frogs and all!

Written by Stacey Lane; Directed by Brad Fryman
Featuring Linda Nelson*, William Laney*, Laura Siner*, Diànna Martin, Jane Courtney*

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: http://www.oberontheatre.org


John Hudson/Dark Lady Players presents

As You Like It: The Big Flush

Nominee: Kirsta Peterson for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

A Jewish comedy in which Christianity goes down the toilet

Put aside all you know about Shakespeare. Why does Touchstone hate the clown 'William” and want to kill him? Is it because he is William Shakespeare while Touchstone (Greek basanos), is the feminist Jewish poet Amelia Bassano Lanier (1569-1645)? Is AYLI her comic Jewish allegory, featuring two Jacques (Jakes=toilet) and their inventor?

Written by "The Dark Lady," Amelia Bassano Lanier (a.k.a. William Shakespeare); Directed by: Stephen Wisker

Official Web Site: http://www.darkladyplayers.com


White Rabbit Theatre / Mo Pula Productions presents

Bubby's Shadow

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
Winner:       Eric Percival for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Winner:      
Randi Sobol for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Ramona Pula for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Andrew Rothkin for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a Musical
Nominee:    Duane Pagano for Outstanding Lighting Design
Nominee:    Alan Kanevsky forOutstanding Sound Design
Nominee:   
Outstanding Program

How far will a grandma go to reunite her troubled family? For Bubby, not even her death will stand in her way.

An unexpected knock and Jonny's home once more…to his sister, his niece, and the past he thought was behind him. So begins one family's journey from their blur of distorted memories…through the dark unknown…to the inner truths within their souls, all brought to light by... Bubby's Shadow.

Andrew Rothkin's Bubby's Shadow is the story of a dysfunctional, estranged family reunited -- for better or worse -- by their grandmother…who just happens to be dead. Bubby's Shadow is alternately scary, funny, dramatic and heart-warming.

Official Web Site: http://www.bubbysshadow.com


Fine Feathered Friends presents

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (The Yellow Wallpaper)

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show
Nominee:    Keith Foster for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Sara Jeanne Asselin for Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show
Nominee:    Outstanding Postcard

It's not me! It’s the wallpaper! The wallpaper has driven me mad!

A woman with an inexplicable "nervous condition" becomes obsessed with the nightmarish wallpaper in her room. Bulbous eyes, disembodied heads, creeping vines, and fungus abound. Fine Feathered Friends take you beneath the pattern.

Book written by Sara Jeanne Asselin; Directed by Melissa Firlit

Official Web Site: www.finefeatheredfriendstheater.org


Cherry Hill

A dark comedy about life, love, sex and frozen pizza in suburban Maryland…

In the Spring of 1990, new college graduate Bernie Morton returns to his home in Cherry Hill, a sub-section of a Maryland suburb stuck between D.C. and Baltimore. As Bernie rekindles his obsession with a troubled former beauty queen and finds comfort in his old job as a part-time movie theater usher, he assumes that the lives of his family and friends haven’t changed much. But before long, the altered existences of his childhood friend Judd, of Judd’s quirky girlfriend and his newly widowed mother, and of Bernie’s government lab employee father come to light. And “innocent” Bernie finds himself deeply immersed in a nightmare that leads him to make choices that could change his life forever..

Written and directed by Matt Okin
Featuring Vanessa Altshuler, Bill Barnett, Noah DeBiase, Tim Decker, Chadwick Elliot, Giselle D’Souza, David Thornton

Contains explicit language, mature themes, and some violence. Not recommended for anyone under 18.


Mira Gibson presents

Childhood Montana

Winner: Jill Leithauser for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Nominee:  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
Nominee:  Mira Gibson for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a Musical
Nominee:  Mira Gibson and Michelle Crouse for Outstanding Scenic Design
Nominee:  David Ballog for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

In the stylistic vein of Sam Sheppard comes the haunting and complex story of justifiable murder and the longing for lost love.

Between what she remembers and what she chooses to forget, Courtney must navigate through madness and murder and stop at nothing to preserve her mergence into the memory of her dead boyfriend. Wayne Miller, owner and supervisor of a slaughterhouse, waits in his Montana ranch with his socially stunted son, Owen, for his attorney to arrive with the finalized paperwork of a legal settlement. Wayne is instead visited by legal secretary, Courtney Updike. While Courtney looks exactly like Wayne's wife who recently passed away, she discovers she has a haunting affect on Wayne that causes him to spin off into his memories of his wife. In attempts to retrieve Wayne's signature for the settlement, Courtney befriends the son, Owen and brother-in-law Bill Mason, and learns the truth behind the mysteries of the slaughterhouse, as she tries to escape before dawn.


Crystal Theatre presents

Cleopatra: A Life Unparalleled

Winner:       Cheryl E. Kemeny, Debra Poruban, Elizabeth Lyons and Alexandrea Kemeny for
                      Outstanding Costume Design
Winner:      
Cidalia Alves for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Winner:       Outstanding Program
Winner:       June Havoc Theatre Producers Award
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding
Music & Lyrics
Nominee:    Matthew Surapine for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Melissa Labbadia for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Jennifer Van Buskirk for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding Postcard

The pride and passion of the first woman who wished to rule the world!

Sensual, romantic melodies and bluesy, rock rhythms combine to reveal the heart and soul of a "woman like no other" in Cheryl E. Kemeny's musical "Cleopatra -- a Life Unparalleled." Experience her passions and pathos from birth to death, from Egypt to Rome, during a time whose ethos was "kill or be killed."


Joshua Lee Ramos presents

Conduct of Life

Nominee:  Najaterry Gonzalez for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

In life, and especially times of war, it is our choice how we conduct ourselves in the face of violence and horror.

Having rapidly achieved his military promotion, it becomes clear that Orlando is a self-acknowledged professional torturer now using violence to subdue and destroy others, including his wife, Leticia. His friend and colleague, Alejo, wretchedly watches Orlando's behavior, numb and unable to help. Despite living in this horrible reality where the world has forsaken her, 12-year-old Nena strives to live each day in the best possibly way and not become blind with rage towards those that are unkind, even those who torture.

Written by Maria Irene Fornes


Couldn't Say

Winner:       Lisa Rothe for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
Nominee:    Eliza Brown for Outstanding Scenic Design
Nominee:    Melissa Mizell for Outstanding Lighting Design
Nominee:    Brent Langdon for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Elizabeth Rich for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Marriage, in the breakdown lane.

When Ethan and Liz are stranded on a deserted highway, the past they've avoided finally catches up to them. Join Elizabeth Rich (Jeff Award, Helen Hayes nomination) and Brent Langdon in this savage, tender portrait of a marriage in the breakdown lane.

Set Designer: Eliza Brown -- Lighting Designer: Melissa Mizell -- Costume Designer: Christina Bullard --
Sound Designer: Daniel Kluger

Winner -- Literary Prize, Washington Theatre Festival, 2001

Written by Christopher Wall; Directed by Lisa Rothe

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: http://www.couldntsay.com/


Shoes for Royalty Productions presents

Daguerreotypes

Nominee: Doug Rossi for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

The most important thing about a person should never be that they died.

Two broken artists, a photographer of dead babies and a painter trying to recover from a devastating affair with her teacher, collide with each other at a remembrance photography studio. Together, they struggle with the search for something permanent in a world that is often violent and transitory. A drama about the life in death, the death in life, and the very thin line between the two.

Written by Elisa Abatsis; Directed by Karen Raphaeli


The Smallman Company, Inc. presents

Dreamless

Stay at home mother = Hopeless, dreamless, selfless, mute, heavily medicated, hasn't showered.

When Cheryl Smallman accidently became someone's mother she got two choices: a. Working mommy; b. stay at home mommy; c. none of the above.


Facade presents

Eighty-1

Winner:      Jenn Anaya for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Nominee:   
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Nominee:    Kate Loprest for Outstanding Choreography
Nominee:    Mary Stewart David and Clive Chang for Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Nominee:    Daniel Lincoln for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Nicole Weiss for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Brayden Hayde for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical

Phileas Fogg in the 21st century. How many days to fall in love?

A new contemporary musical, in which the descendants of the original characters from Around The World In Eighty Days recreate history’s most famous journey, to prove (or disprove) that it actually took place. Can Phileas Fogg IV manage to thwart his enemies, conquer his inner demons, win the bet, and find the one woman in the world willing to put her heart on the line for him?


Husky Dog Productions presents

Entwine

Winner:  Stage Left Theatre Producers Award

All those soul mates day after day alone. Searching.

Layers of life - confusion, anguish and love - advance an explosive confrontation in which two long-time lovers break down their carefully constructed emotional barriers to finally approach the questions – "Who are we and what happened to all those love feelings?" After years of knowing nothing other than their relationship, Annie and Sam appear relieved to finally be free of each other, able to explore their own individuality. However, after Sam flies across the country to rekindle their once burning flame or to finally extinguish it, they reveal their internal struggle between who they are and who they are trying to be.

You think you have it all figured. That your life is safe. Then the rules change.

Written by Sean Michael Rice; Directed by Eileen Trilli
Starring Annie Keating & Jeff Todesco

Official Web Site: http://www.myspace.com/entwinenyc


Tony Gallo presents

Eugenio

Nominee: Bonnie Jourdan for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate God suffering for humanity and then converts to Christianity. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversation one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination? And why are the other two conversations even more complicated.

Official Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/aegallores/Eugenio.html


Lotus Productions presents

Exit Cuckoo

Winner:  Lisa Ramirez for Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show
Nominee: Outstanding Overall Production of a Commercial Division Production
Nominee:  Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show
Nominee:  Ji-Youn Chan and Lauren Rockman for Outstanding Scenic Design

Exit Cuckoo is a one-woman show that exposes the myth of motherhood. The title Exit Cuckoo refers to the cuckoo bird. The cuckoo bird leaves its eggs in other birds' nests and the other birds assume responsibility for the unborn bird. Ramirez takes us into the homes of, and sits us on park benches with mothers, nannies, and children. Inspired by Ms. Ramirez' work as a nanny in Manhattan. Exit Cuckoo is a brilliant glimpse into the lives of different women guaranteeing that the viewer will never look at "that woman" with the stroller the same way again.

"Lisa Ramirez gives us an inside look into the complicated, disturbing, often overlooked world of mothers, nannies, and children…both brave and funny, Exit Cuckoo deserves our attention." - Eve Ensler

Written by Lisa Ramirez; Directed by May Adrales

Official Web Site: http://exitcuckoo.com/


Cornelius Jones Jr. presents

FlagBoy

Nominee: Cornelius Jones Jr. for Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

The coming of age story of a spunky young African-American boy accepting his sexuality.

In FlagBoy, Cornelius Jones Jr. powerfully navigates the host of characters that led him to self-acceptance and personal realization. Inhabiting each persona with a fiery energy, he explores the stepping stones of his burgeoning sexuality, as a talented and gifted transplant maneuvering through Washington DC and his eventual HIV diagnosis. Raw, comic, heartbreaking, and breathlessly empowering.

Official Web Site: http://www.corneliusjonesjr.com

Associated Web Site: http://gaycenter.kintera.org/btc/iamlifejones


Tonic Productions / Practice Theatre presents

Flies in the Snuffbox

Winner:  Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
Nominee:    The Proposal for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue
Nominee:    Rick Delaney for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Nominee:    Rhett Henckel for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Nominee:    Chance Mullen for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Nominee:    Letetia Lange for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts

You are cordially invited to come and enjoy our nervous breakdown!

Provincial Russia: peasants, vodka, bears, drunken landowners, dueling lovers, family feuds. All the things you love about your Great Russian Literature, minus the angst, the crime, the punishment, the war, the peace. And with a little slapstick thrown in for good measure. With these three new translations of On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, The Proposal, and The Bear by comic master Anton Chekhov, you'll start out guffawing and exit kha-kha-kha-ing.

Official Web Site: http://tonicproductions.org


Daniel Gallant presents

Gerald's Method

Nominee: Kira Sternbach for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

A once-great Broadway star guides rising actors through a tangled theatre tutorial based on his own dark past.

In the make of a campus killing, a legendary acting teachers guides students through a master class based on his shadowy past. Students Reid and Cynthia realize that their teachers' tutorial may reveal the murderer's identity.

Directed by Daniel Gallant
Featuring Kira Sternbach, Elya Ottenberg, Daniel Gallant

Official Web Site: http://www.gallantarts.com


Twinbiz presents

Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent

Winner: Heidi J. Dallin for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Jeff Pierce for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Vanessa Shaw for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts

What would have happened if the former first lady and the infamous intern had had a chance meeting before the scandal broke?

Find out in this all-American uproar which takes a look at the evolution of the role of First Lady, as well as the age old problem of infidelity which affects first ladies from all walks of life.

An AEA Approved Showcase


Charles Gross presents

How I Found an Affordable Apartment on the Upper Westside of Manhattan Without Really Trying

A one man show humorously chronicling a young man's arrival and adventures in New York City.

In a Spalding Grey meets Jerry Seinfeld presentation, Charles Gross chronicles his arrival to the city. Will he find a romance in an elevator? Where was he every time all the lights in the city went out? And was his best friend really a 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?


Where's My Waitress Productions presents

Interning

Who will be America's next Top Event Planner?

Four interns are hired at an event planning firm in New York. There maty or may not be a reality TV show involved. Only one will be America's Next Top Event Planner. The line between reality and reality for TV is blurred in this new dark comedy.


Next Stage Theatre Company presents

Intimate Exchanges

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
Nominee:    Ann Garner for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Andrew Ellison for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Kay Francksen for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

A related series of plays providing a fascinating, often hilarious, concept in stage management and character development - a positive tour de force for two actors.

A superb example of Ayckbourn's brilliant craftsmanship and renowned ability to intrigue and challenge his audience. Trapped in a sterile marriage Celia seeks solace elsewhere, but her desire to escape from the humdrum is not as straightforward or rewarding she hopes!


Henry Meyerson presents

Jump Jim Crow

Winner:     Larry Floyd for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Sen. Strom Thurmond time travels to help lay the foundation for black stereotypes.

Tom Rice, a white performer in blackface, and his black friend and collaborator, Jack Washington, develop a successful blackface theatrical act in the mid-19th century. Strom Thurmond's appearance pushes Tom to develop his act leading to Jim Crow laws. Thurmond's influence breaks up the act and ultimately leads to a tragic ending.

Official Web Site: http://www.playsthething.net/


MU Productions presents

Kidnapping Laura Linney

Winner:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
Nominee:    Philip Mutz for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a Musical
Nominee:    Alley Scott for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Chris Critelli for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

This play has a celebrity's name in the title. Isn't that enough?

Two struggling actors create the sitcom of their dreams but are driven to drastic (and hilarious) measures when love, jealousy, and an actress named Laura Linney get in their way.

Written by Philip Mutz; Directed by Nadia Wahhab
Featuring Philip Mutz*, Raisa Ellingson*, Alley Scott, Chris Critelli

Contains explicit language. Not recommended for anyone under 18.

Official Web Site: www.kidnappinglauralinney.com


Tzipora Kaplan in association with Katherine Heberling presents

Love, Incorporated

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Winner:      
Jonathan Rayson for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Winner:      
Tally Sessions for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Commercial Division Production
Nominee:    Igor Goldin for Outstanding Choreography
Nominee:    Marc Castle for Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Nominee:    Tony Zimbradi for Outstanding Scenic Design
Nominee:    Rebecca M. K. Makus for Outstanding Lighting Design
Nominee:    Jennifer Blood for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Hollis Scarborough for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical

Faith Stillman is an average NYC businesswoman.

Smart, sweet…and seriously single. So, she did what any ordinary gal would do: create a business plan and incorporate.
Phase 1:
“Research & Development.” Rent a Midtown office. Hire assistants.
Phase 2:
“Determine strategic initiatives.” Generate a dossier on Dream Man. Dye hair blonde & buy heels.
Phase 3: “ “Dinner Date.” Finesse the buyer. Sing a musical number.
To close the deal on Love, Faith can’t leave anything to chance.

Love, Incorporated: Why leave your future up to fate?

Book, music, lyrics by Marc Castle; Directed by Igor Goldin; Musical Direction by Phillip Kirchman
Featuring: Jennifer Blood*, Jonathan Rayson*, Hollis Scarborough*, and Tally Sessions*
Stage Manager: Nick Tochelli*, Asst. Stage manager: Amanda Cynkin*

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: http://www.loveincmusical.com/

Other Web Sites:  http://www.myspace.com/loveincmusical

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Incorporated/18542107964?ref=mf


Joey Productions presents

Mother, May I?

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show
Nominee:    Joy Gabriel for Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

A Mormon girl's journey to independence from the tag-team of Mom & Jesus.

Joy wants to be just like Mom. With Jesus as part of the family, they never have to worry. From food stamps to swindling, Jesus gives Mom all the answers. But when Joy goes out on her own...will she still choose Mom?

Directed by Bricken Sparacino


Margaret H. Baker presents

My Life as a Bald Soprano

Nominee:    Isabelle Fields for Outstanding Costume Design
Nominee:   
Kyle Minshew for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Sinking follicles, personified wigs, & a crooked fashionista who uses hair instead of fabric become Margaret's surreal reality as she embarks on the ultimate quest of self discovery.

My Life as a Bald Soprano is a play with music tracking the tumultuous journey of a young girl (Margaret) desperately wanting to fit in despite a physical condition rendering her appearance "different." In turn, she is forced to revisit her roots (literally) on a musical quest that introduces her to the grandmother she never knew and the musical passion that she was born to pursue!

Directed by Andrew T. Carter

Official Web Site: http://www.margarethbaker.com/Stage_Play.php


Eastcheap Rep. Inc. presents

Natalie

Natalie's got the degree, the job, the friends, the bills…so when exactly is she supposed to get the "adult" part of life's equation?

Everyone has to grow up sometime, and Natalie is no exception. She just happens to be doing it at a time when all the rules have changed. So she graduated, got a job, is hitting all the milestones…what else will it take till she really feels like a "grown-up?"


Double Play Connections, LLC & Wild Bird Productions, Inc. presents

OPA!

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a Commercial Division Production
Winner:       Mari Carras, Nicholas Carras and Nicholas Kitsopoulos for Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Winner:       Jane Leslie Harding for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Winner:       Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
Winner:       Commercial Division Producers Award
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Nominee:    Wendy Waring for Outstanding Choreography
Nominee:    Anne Allen Goelz for Outstanding Scenic Design
Nominee:   
Holly Cain for Outstanding Costume Design
Nominee:    Joseph Callari for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Carolee Goodgold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Nominee:    Costa Nicolas for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Patrick Riviere for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Eric Ruben for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Nominee:    Abigail Hardin for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

A new musical about life and love on a forgotten Grecian isle.

The tiny Greek island of Elia has been left off the national map since…forever. Come meet the quirky villagers who desperately seek recognition from the outside world and each other.

OPA! Let the singing and dancing begin!

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: http://www.OPAtheMusical.com


Bridget Harris presents

Out of Control
Winner:       Maria Portman Kelly for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Potheads, alcoholics, shopaholics and chocoholics -- who can save these women from themselves?

This dark comedy chronicles the effects of a self help guru on a women's support group called Overindulgers Anonymous. Peter Quick, a popular motivational speaker, comes to town as a guest lecturer to help the women overcome their various addictions, bringing more than just his astute instruction. When he begins to woo single-mother and group member, Sweetie, he faces the skepticism of her over-protective reading tutor, Brenda, a lesbian and fellow overindulger.


James L. Larocca and Dana Monagan presents

Penang

Winner:       Ben Hersey for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
Nominee:    Alex Moore for Outstanding Lighting Design
Nominee:    David Schulder for Outstanding Sound Design
Nominee:    Peter Sabri for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

For young men in combat, it's about the guy next to you. Everything else is bullshit.

Penang tells the powerful, absorbing, and deeply moving story of two young men in combat as they confront the forces that are shattering their lives and ideals. Together they struggle to find the humanity that war is taking from them, and discover that love between men in combat can be stronger than any other form of love.

Written by James L. Larocca; Directed by Donya Washington


Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
Winner:      
Duncan Pflaster for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a
                      Musical
Winner:      
Carlos Rafael Fernandez for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Nominee:    David Withrow for Outstanding Costume Design
Nominee:    Kelly Nichols for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Keith Patrick Dunn for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Paula Galloway for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts
Nominee:    Outstanding Program

A hilarious fairytale comedy in epic naked Shakespearean style.

When Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant and goes in search of his true love Toby the Stable Boy, he meets warriors, muses, wicked Queens, and the elusive Elephants of Style. A hilarious, award-winning fairy tale comedy in epic naked Shakespearean Style.

Includes coarse language, full-frontal nudity, and iambic pentameter.

Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster; Costumes by David Withrow; Original Music by Adam Rabin; Lighting Design by Kevin Ploth

Featuring Eric C. Bailey*, Chris C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn*, Carlos Rafael Fernandez, Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffin*, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist, and Jess Cassidy White.

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: http://www.duncanpflaster.com/trevor.php


On the Square Productions presents

Quake

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
Nominee:    Adam Gutbezahl for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Exploring the geography of the human heart.

Can one measure the human heart? Quake follows the journey of one woman, Lucy, who searches for love and fulfillment in all the wrong places.

Official Web Site; http://www.onthesquareproductions.com/


Cheryl Harnest presents

Sacred is the New Profane

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show
Nominee:    Cheryl Harnest for Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

The spawn of a sex-educator and a Reverend; we follow Cheryl on her journey from drama queen to dharma queen.

Desperate to replace life's moaning with meaning, Cheryl quits anti-depressants, falls in love, and realizes she reflects the Divine. A shaman, channeler, and the epiphany of teaching inner city kids help her accept her sacred nature, and her humanity, too.


The Actor's Project NYC presents

Scandal in Manhattan

A laugh-out loud farce about what happens when a Southern Belle (accused of killing her father with roach poison) checks into a mid-town Manhattan hotel.

All hell, lust, and love break loose when a handsome gentlemen and an impatient southern woman, accused of killing her father with roach poison, cross a flamboyant front-desk supervisor and his not-so-bright sexy assistant.

Official Web Site: http://theactorsprojectnyc.com/scandalinmanhattan.html


Oscar A. Mendoza presents

Striptease Into the Trip to Bahia Blanca

Winner:       Barbara Mundy for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act
Nominee:   
The Trip to Bahia Blanca for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or
                      Monologue
Nominee:    Oscar A. Mendoza, Xavier Paez, and Rodrigo Riera for Outstanding Sound Design

Two short pieces by Argentinean playwright Griselda Gambaro about solitude, love and life seen through the eyes of a sensitive woman who is, at the same time, being seen by the eye of the unconscious.

A combination of film and live theater will get the audience involved in the big complexity of of existence.

Featuring Sarah Doudna, Barbara Mundy*, Kesh Baggan, Paul Daily

An AEA Approved Showcase

Official Web Site: www.oscaramendoza.com


Sweeter Theater Productions presents

Sympathetic Division

Winner:       Maura Farver for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Ron Stetson for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Program

A story about brains, families, falling apart - and finally finding your way home.

When Julie Helms, the daughter of two famous neuroscientists, begins a careful dissection of the events that split her family apart, her seemingly routine lecture explodes into a harrowing investigation of the human brain and the human heart. A play about love, science, and hanging on to the things that matter most.

Written by Gia Marotta, Directed by Maura Farver
Featuring Colleen Allen, Robyn Frank, Charlotte Patton*, Ron Stetson*

Official Web Site: http://www.sweetertheater.org


Small Pond Entertainment presents

The Director's Reality

Winner:       The Claw of Schwa for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or
                      Monologue
Winner:       Ari Brand for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Winner:       Where Eagles Dare Producers Award
Nominee:    Jeff Stevens for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Nominee:    Julie Cotton for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act
Nominee:    Lija Fisher for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act
Nominee:    Maggie Surovell for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act

Four directors and their view of reality.

Small Pond Entertainment has brought together four talented directors and asked them to look for plays that challenge their understanding of reality, truth, and theatre. Each play focuses on the idea that these three words truly have no boundaries.


The F Trip

3 trips, 3 stories, 1 girl.

Unbelievably autobiographical, The F Trip sets off on three life-changing journeys, proving what liars, inquisitive childrean and big, holy rocks can show us... dig?

Written & performed by Kim Schultz; Directed by Avriel Hillman

Official Web Site: http://www.kimschultz.net


Stone Soup Theatre Arts presents

The Ghost Dancers

Winner:      Jenn Boehm for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Nadine Friedman for Outstanding Direction
Nominee:    Ben Travick-Smith for Outstanding Sound Design
Nominee:    DR Mann Hanson for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Postcard

Time stands still in a standoff for the Earth at Wounded Knee.

South Dakota, 1890, South Dakota, 1973. What happens when progress engages the past and forces the Dakota Sioux to redfine borders and cross bloodlines? The Ghost Dancers brings the audience to the intersection of occupier and occupied, to the battleground between history and hope.


The Higher Education of Khalid Amir

Winner:       Monica Bauer for Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play or Book of a Musical
Nominee:   
Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
Nominee:    Irma Escobar for Outstanding Costume Design
Nominee:    Amir Darvish for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Nominee:    Amanda Durate for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

A gay, cross-dressing Middle East studies professor is pursued by the dumbest FBI agent in history, with a cameo by Pres. Bush.

When the Mad Burka Army burkas the statue of Liberty, suspicion falls on mild-mannered musical-theater-loving professor Khalid Amir. As his friends find their long-lost political courage defending him, Khalid discovers his own courage, as they revive the spirit of the '60s to "fight the power!"

Written by Monica Bauer; Directed by Craig J. George

Official Web Site: http://www.monicabauer.com/


Alyssa & Laura Waldron presents

The Red Paintball

Childish pranks lead to hanky panky as obedience is measured in steady strokes.

Maxwell Morrison, the maniacal bigot of a principal at Saint Joseph's Christian Academy, attempts to discover which of his students shot him with a paintball gun. However, in the process of his interrogration, he reveals a dirty little secret of his own.

Official Web Site: http://www.myspace.com/TheRedPaintball


The Vagabond Theatre Ensemble/Sarah Ann Masse presents

The Wendy Complex

Winner:       Jeremy Bloom for Outstanding Choreography
Winner:       Steph Tucci for Outstanding Scenic Design
Winner:       Brian Tovar for Outstanding Lighting Design
Winner:      
Outstanding Postcard
Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play
Nominee:    Renee Dunaway/Jetsetter for Outstanding Sound Design
Nominee:    Atley Loughridge for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Weightlessness: a happy thought indeed.

Time: the hours prior to Janvier's record-setting leap. Gathered: press, supporters, dignitaries, and his wife, Wendy. Their eyes on the huge purple sky, bracing themselves like Wendy Darling before jumping from the window in "Peter Pan."

Written and Directed by Jeremy Bloom; Lighting Design by Brian Tovar; Set Design by Stephanie Tucci; Costume Design by Erin B. Schultz; Original Music by Renee Dunaway/Jetsetter
Featuring Meredith Forlenza, Sarah Billington Stevens, Sarah Ann Masse, Kevin Reed, Atley Loughridge*, Dillon Porter


My Own Delirium/Rene Bionat presents

They Walk Among Us

Winner:       Merete Muenter for Outstanding Choreography
Nominee:    Anne Schroeder for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Outstanding Postcard

Do not fear to hope.

Follow three young adults who have died and become guardian spirits for the living, as they descend from Heaven to the streets of New York to help a young man who is struggling with his homosexuality.


TimeSpace Theatre Company presents

Those Whistling Lads: The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker

Nominee:    A Telephone Call for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue
Nominee:    Ethan Angelica for Outstanding Actor in a One-Act
Nominee:    Hannah Wolfe for Outstanding Actress in a One-Act
Nominee:   
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts

Let the Algonquin Round Table's wittiest writer and three lovely young couples show you how (and how NOT) to handle them!

"Those Whistling Lads" adapts the light-hearted, romantic stories and poems of Dorothy Parker, famous for her stinging wit and criticism as a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the '20s and reveals the dark side of her personal life that inspired them.

Adapted by Maureen Van Trease; Directed by Bricken Sparacino


Agony Productions presents

Truth Is

Nominee:    Outstanding Program

Confronted with the questions of who they are and where they're headed, 5 individuals struggle to reconcile their lives at the crossroads of change and control.

A mundane argument leads to a shocking revelation. A stranger questions what we know. A difficult path becomes the only option after a lover's embrace. What is your truth?

Written by Christopher Heath; Directed by Lindy Rogers
With David J. Cummins*, Nick DeSimone, Sarah Lilley, L. Jay Meyer*, and Lindy Rogers


81st Street Productions presents

Writer's Block

Winner:       Katie Gunning for Outstanding Costume Design
Winner:       Congeniality Award

Nominee:   
Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play
Nominee:    Kate Deluch for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominee:    Lauren Gleason for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

A comedy about the cure.

Daniel has been infected with writer's block and can't deliver a follow-up to his smash hit play. After a few hilariously failed attempts to find the antidote Daniel discovers the cure for his malady in an unexpected place.


Howling Moon Cab Company presents

Yom Kippur

Winner:       Main Stage Theater Producers Award
Nominee:   
V. Orion Delwaterman for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

A poignant love story set in Jerusalem against the backdrop of the Yom Kippur War.

Four young Americans living in Jerusalem are caught in the outbreak of war and are forced to make a choice: loyalty to Israel, a lover or a child.

Written by Meri Wallace, Directed by Halina Ujda; Choreography by Ruth Goodman
Featuring Orion Delwaterman, Gayle Robbins

Official Web Site: http://www.howlingmooncabcompany.com


Michael Wallach presents

Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing

Winner:       Charles J. Roby for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Backstage is not the right time for an existential freak out…

It's opening night for Terence's new trendsetting show "Zen & the Art of Nothing" when the shattering truth of Zen's meaning finally pierces him and causes an existential crises. What is the meaning of life? Why am I an actor? Why is my dad here? Will I wait tables when I'm fifty? How bad is that? Do I have to go onstage?


Readings at June Havoc Theatre

Frank Blocker/William Wade presents

Alice

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Staged Reading

A Wonderland for our times: may the best queen win.

Hopeful young Alice finds Wonderland filled with freedom of oppression, sexual ambiguities, and a Knight too tired to fight. A soaring score sets the stage for a richly dense comedy about finding happiness and inner strength amidst chaos.


Alumni of the NEC presents

Daughters of the Mock

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Staged Reading

Judi Ann Mason's play as presented by the legendary Negro Ensemble Company

Daughters of Mock is a mysteriously haunting tale set in south Louisiana where three gerneations of black women share a horrible secret. A Louisiana woman, her daughter, and now her granddaughter must carry on the curse to protect future hearts from the cluches of a man.


Audrey Duncan, Toni Blue, & Michael Knobbe presents

Don't Cry Butterfly

The musical by Anna Hurkmans and Raffaele Paglione deals with Puccini's erotic obsession with dancer and spy Mata Hari. He wants to write an opera about her...

Joe Beck presents

Fuel

George Bush is trying to get re-elected to a 2nd term. He's got a secret summit meeting to attend to negotiate fuel prices with Saudis in order to get nominated to a second term.


Lawson Caldwell presents

Gentleman's Wish

Nominee:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Staged Reading

United States Senator Hanford Drake and his staff have returned to his family estate to work on damage control because of a scandal.

After telling his wife, Sarah, that he wants a divorce, she discovers that he has been having a twenty-year affair with his best friend. The Senator is running for re-election so his staff must work out a way to resolve the scandal. Should the Senator publicly establish his new gay image or return to his settled married life in order to win re-election.

Official Web Site: http://www.lawsoncaldwell.com


Moishe and Mohammad

Does peace have a chance?

Moishe is an Israeli Jew, Mohammed a Palestinian Arab. Can their political differences ever be resolved or is their debate a mere smoke screen that conceals deeper, more painful and profoundly more troubling personal resentments that form a web of mutual hate?

Featuring Warren Wyss, Isaac Scranton, and Faith Wu*


David Patrick Stearns presents

Stumbling Down the Aisle on a Doomsday Afternoon

When the going gets tough - at the end of the world - the tough get married.

The world - as it's known in West Central Florida, where displaced people end up when they don't have bus fare to Key West - is ending in a series of climate disasters. Hurricanes are weekly. Sink holes are rampant. Evacuations are impossible. The governor issues denials that the world is ending. Suddenly in this alienated population - embodied by a beleaguered weatherman, a 90-year-old bride and a morphine-addicted nurse - marriage becomes an epidemic as people discover what they value most.


Mad Usher Theatrical/Elliot Lanes/Jenny Greeman presents

The Raggedy Ann & Andy Musical

Winner:       Outstanding Overall Production of a Staged Reading

A New Musical for Family Audiences featuring the beloved characters Raggedy Ann & Andy!

Using the music of the great composer, Joe Raposo (It Isn't Easy Being Green, Sing, et al) and a classic story of friendship and self discovery, this musical raises the issue of childhood obesity and how it affects our children. Complete with audience participation, a fun, heart-warming, and educational experience for children and adults alike! Musical Direction by Henry Aronson (Cry Baby, Radio City Christmas Spectacular); Arrangements by Joe Gionano (Paul Taylor Dance Company, major symphony orchestras).

* - Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association