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THE 2011 LINEUP


GENRES

Dysfunction Junction Down the Rabbit Hole All My Sister With Me Back...to the Past Eat Pray Love We Didn't Start the Fire

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Cellar Door Stage and Erica Ruff Productions present

Alice: A New Musical

Book, Music/Lyrics by Andrew Barbato and Leslie Desantis

Hold onto your imagination, even above the rabbit hole.

What happens when you are caught between growing up too fast and holding onto your youthful imagination? ALICE is about a young girl who runs away from her 13th birthday, only to discover that becoming an adult doesn't have to mean letting go of your childhood.

Director: Andrew Barbato

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 5 and up

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.alicemusical.com


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Gregory Taft Gerard in association with Jason C. Cooper presents

The Banana Monologues

Written by John R. Brennan, Jason C. Cooper and Mary Cimino

A Romance That Splits Below the Belt

A sexy comedy inspired by a true love story about a man, a woman, and his banana, Sgt. Johnson. When the layers of the relationship are peeled back, Gus tries to split from his girlfriend Alexis, but Sgt. Johnson stands firm.

Director: Debra Whitfield

Starring: John R. Brennan

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.thebananamonologues.com


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Blair Hotchner presents

Between The Bricks

Written by Anthony Giorgio, Cecilia Ceresa

Ding Dong the Wizard of Oz is…Dead.

We know what happens before Dorothy landed in Oz, We know what happens when she arrives in Oz, but what happens when she leaves? Does the glitz and glamour float away in a hot air balloon or can the relationships and unity of this mysterious place hold on to the magic?

Director: Anthony Giorgio

Lyricist/Composer: Davey Patterson

Cast Members: *Mathew S. Morgan, Anna Suzuki, Kristen Gheling, Amanda Huxtable, Rori Nogee, Barbara Ceannt, Gregory Pember, *Sara Kliger, *John Wascavage, Christopher Timson, Charlie Duncan, Blaine Morris

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Strong language and adult subject matters.

Running time: 110 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor  

Official website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Between-The-Bricks/#!/home.php


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Boomers, The Musical of a Generation

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Peter Baron

A new musical A true story...about you. 

Boomer's is an intimate, emotional roller coaster ride with Will and Laura, through three decades of world altering events. Their dreams and idealism collide with reality to forever alter their fairy tale exsistence. This is a true story....about you. 

Director: Gerald vanHeerden 

Arrangements & Orchestrations: Mark Sensinger 

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Strong language and subject matter

Running time: 120 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor        

Official Website: www.boomersthemusical.com/the_story.htm


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Charles Murray presents 

Children of God

Book, Music and Lyrics by Charles Murray

A modern musical mashup of inspiration for the next generation.

An unforgettable journey told through the struggles of three amazing teenagers. DC is being raised by his stepfather, Tunica by her grandmother and Will is in foster care. Highlighted in song and dance, Children of God is an urban story of hope.

Director: Ben Harney 

Choreographer: Daryl Richardson

Music Supervisor: Charles Czarnecki

Cast: *Nathan Lucrezio, *Ashley Taylor, *Jennie Harney, Keith Antone, Starlett Brown, *Paul Geiger, *Stephen Glavin and *Charles Bernard Murray

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for all ages

Running time: 120 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.childrenofgodthemusical.com


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Small Pond Enterprises presents

Dad Doesn't Dance

Written by Nora Brown

A dancer from the wilds of Winnipeg tangos through five mysterious men to her ultimate dance partner, BioDad.

DAD DOESN’T DANCE is a woman’s quest to find her biological father. She lived without a past. Clues from five mysterious men help her reach BioDad’s door in Hollywood. Does she have the courage to knock?

Starring: *Nora Brown

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.norabrown.net


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Fop! Productions  presents

The Dickening

Written by Ben Ferber and Donald McEwan

A dicktastic romp featuring a smorgasbord of screaming.

Six hilariously absurd vignettes! One ball turns two soldiers gay. Three unwanted clients provoke one lawyer into a smorgasbord of screaming. Three office drones take one unexpected hostage. And much more!

Director: Ben Ferber

Cast Members: *Anna Van Valin, Billy Ferrer, Mieko Gavia, William Passannante, Sarah Rosengarten

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Strong language, violence, sexual themes.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.facebook.com/FopTheater 

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Aizzah Fatima  presents

Dirty Paki Lingerie

Written by Aizzah Fatima 

A glimpse into the secret sexual lives of Pakistani-American Muslim women.

Six Pakistani-American females air their dirty lingerie while struggling to find their place at the chaotic juncture of two very different cultures. Is it halal to wear sexy lingerie? Online dating...sexting...nothing is off limits Warning: This show will offend!

Director: Erica Gould

Starring: Aizzah Fatima

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: http://www.DirtyPakiLingerie.com


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Sidekick Productions presents

Don Gio

Written by Joshua R. Pangborn

Butlers, zombies, lesbians...it's all just sex to him.

Don Gio, portly lover of pleasure, is after his next great conquest, the lovely Ana. However, to win her he'll have to overcome several obstacles, including a long dead brother, a transsexual witch, and his affair with his butler in this gender-bending, hedonistic romp.

Director: Joshua R. Pangborn

Assistant Director: Jennifer Kent

Cast: Chris Morris, Drew Moerlein, Emily Gittelman, Jennifer Kent, Jimmy Brooks Jr., Kimberley Shoniker, Linda Blackstock, Michael Thieling

Audience: Appropriate for Ages 16 and up due to strong language and adult content.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.sidekickproductionsny.com

Find us on Facebook: 'Don Gio'

Find us on Twitter: @SideKickProd


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Buds of May Productions presents

Ethan's People

Written by Richard L. Gaw

Four friends struggle to hold on to each other as the world around them falls apart

In the wake of unspeakable horror, little Ethan writes a nursery rhyme. His parents and their friends are at a loss. Ethan’s People is a moving portrayal of how everyday people cope with monumental grief.

Cast: Daniel Fox, Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Missy Hernandez, Chloe Lenihan

Industry Publicist & Press Representative: Scotti Rhodes scotti@scottirhodespublicity.com  - 212.260.8052

Audience: Appropriate for ages 12 and up due to the nature of the play's heavy subject matter.

Running time: 70 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.budsofmayproductions.com

Find us on Facebook: "Buds of May Productions" or "Ethan's People"


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All in Black and White Productions presents

Flowers: A Thorny Romance Story

Written by Carolyn M. Brown and D.E. Womack

Love shouldn't hurt but sometimes it does...

Whether she’s a Fortune 500 wife and mother, a devout Christian and an immigrant; a lesbian poet, or a teenager in love, whenever a woman is hit she gets a bouquet of flowers and an apology. This is her story.

This mystic play intertwines vignettes, monologues, poetry and music to explore love’s darker side.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 14 and up

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.allinblackandwhite.com

Find us on Facebook: All in Black and White Productions LLC

Find us on Twitter: @allinbwp


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Joe Beck presents

Fuel: A Presidential Fantasy

Written by Joe Beck

A new presidential Comedy. 

With gas prices soaring, President Barack Obama has come up with a Hail Mary strategy via a secret meeting in Crawford,Texas with some gentlemen from the Middle East. George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be heading the negotiations, if they can just get there on time.

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 85 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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The Isa Company presents

Gated

Written by Marisa Marquez

The American Dream – SOLD.

Welcome to the most exclusive residence in Northern California. Where the lawns are the only thing that’s perfect in this dark comedy about American dysfunction built on suicide, mental disorder, child abuse, Iraq, erectile issues - keeping this community GATED.

Director: Danny Williams

Cast: Erin Adams, Andrew Eisenman*, Christopher Kloko, Marisa Marquez, Austin Mitchell, Megha Nabe and Susan Quinn

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Strong Language and nudity.

Running time: 80 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.isacompany.org


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Small Pond Enterprises presents

Georgia & Me

Written by Sarah Ford

Does love and artistic fulfillment have to be at odds?

A woman thinks she has it all. Then the spirit of renowned painter Georgia O’Keeffe breaks down her door and challenges her to pick up the project she abandoned years ago. It’s never too late to find out who you thought you were!

Director: Zoya Kachadurian

Choreographer: Sarah Ford

Starring : *Sarah Ford

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Running time: 70 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.georgia-and-me.com


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Lot In Life Productions, LLC  presents

Hanky Panky

Written by Vicki Vodrey

Does EVERYBODY'S family act this way in the face of death?!

The Gunther children flock to the bedside of their dying patriarch, Gus. Old wounds are re-opened and new battle lines are drawn in this hilarious dark comedy proving there's no appropriate way to act in the face of death.

Director: Richard Dines 

Cast:  Rusty Sneary*, Craig Benton*, Herman Johansen*, Peggy Friesen*, Jennifer Mays*, Cynthia Hyer*, Evan White, Diane Bulan, Christina Parke, Bob Vega 

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 18 and over Strong language, mature subject matter

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.hankypankytheplay.com


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The Treehouse Theatre Company / Stephen Brown present

Home Movies

Written by Frank Winters

How much of our relationships should we exploit for art?

When emerging filmmaker Sam Wallach visits his hometown to tell his first love, Ellie Atkins, he's made a film about her, we learn how much some people are willing to sacrifice to reconstruct the past.

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 65 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.homemoviesplay.org


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Kelly Wallace-Barnhill presents

Kelly and Lindsey Do New York

Written by Kelly Wallace-Barnhill and Lindsey Gentile

Kelly and Lindsey Do New York: A non lesbian love story.

In a city where craigslist crazies, dude-bro douche bags, and that guy who won't stop exposing himself on the A train are the only eligible bastards around, two sexy, quirky twenty-somethings would be happy to just avoid dying alone. Will they find love before 30? Probably not.

Director: Ross Evans

Cast Members: Kelly Wallace-Barnhill and *Lindsey Gentile

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Adult subject matter, strong language

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Lawson Caldwell presents

Lavender Shore

Written  by Lawson Caldwell

A 1930’s New York Socialite discovers she is married to two men, one of whom has fallen in love with someone else. Maybe the butler did it!

Harrison and his butler, Gerald, stranded for five years on an island, return to find Harrison’s wife, Daphane, married to Thomas. Harrison’s legally married to Daphane, but now loves Gerald. Thomas loves Daphane. Daphane loves all the attention.

Managing Producer: Richard Manichello

Director: Lenny Leibowitz

Stage Manager: Adrianna Perlman

Artwork: Scott Williams

Public Relations: Judd Hollander, BUNCH OF PEOPLE Press and Publicity

Cast: Loni Ackerman*,  Markus Potter*,  Katie Yamulla*,  Colin Pritchard*,  Marc Geller*,  Rachel Claire*,  Patrick James Lynch*,  Alison Phillips

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 12 and up

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.lawsoncaldwell.com

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Playwright-Lawson-Caldwell/152790718117003


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Gary Morgenstein presents

Mad Mel And The Marradians

Written by Gary Morgenstein

In this sci-fi comedy by Syfy Channel’s Gary Morgenstein, ancient aliens invade Earth. Only a writer can save the human race. Uh-oh.

Angry aliens. Doomed Earth. Uh-oh. In this sci-fi comedy by Syfy Channel’s Gary Morgenstein, a writer’s phony scholarship stumbles upon a deadly plot by ancient aliens. Now they invade. In pearls. Pray. 

Director: Carlo Fiorletta

Cast : Jordan Auslander, William Beckwith, Rachel Caccese, Rob Gaines, Mary Riley

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience:  Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Running time: 90 minutes 

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Making God

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rodney Dickerman

You know you’ve got a problem when being Evangelical Christian ain’t bein’ religious enough!

The wickedly dry story of a would-be Messiah, who discovers the only way to be close to God is to replace Him. Arizona stand-up comic/musician Rodney Dickerman and a trinity of misfit disciples, save your soul in this divine new musical!

Director: Coco Cohn

Cast: *Cara Noel Antosca, Wayne Petro, *Angela Shultz, and Rodney Dickerman

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Age Appropriate - PG-13, Adult Themes

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.makinggod.com


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Mother Eve LLC/Co-Executive Producers, Erica Jensen and Ashley Wren Collins present

Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood

Learn to slut it up, “man”-euver your man and sing your troubles away at Mother Eve’s self help boot camp for women!

Self-help guru Mother Eve helps women transform their lives by teaching them to unleash their inner skanks, celebrate their cellulite, and explore their female flower power. This rock musical will show you how to love yourself as much as you love cheese!

Author/Book: Uma Incrocci, Erica Jensen, Kirk McGee
Director: Erica Jensen
Choreographer: Ashley Wren Collins
Lyricist: Uma Incrocci, Kirk McGee, Christian Pedersen
Composer: Christian Pedersen

Cast:
Ashley Wren Collins (Mother Eve)
Uma Incrocci (Snapdragon)
Maitely Weismann (Mustard Plant)
Alena Acker (Rhododendron)
Danielle Montezinos (Bird of Paradise)
Amy Dannenmueller (Rose)
Benita Robledo (Echinacea)
Dan Domingues (Practice Guy)
Christian Pedersen  (Guitar Boy)

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience:  Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Strong language, adult situations, rock n' roll.

Running time: 100 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.MotherEves.com


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JK Entertainment presents

Ocean In A Tea Cup 

A New Musical Drama based on a true story

Music by Joel Krantz, Book and Lyrics by Joel Krantz and Neil Selden

A broken American soldier gets a second chance at life in post war India.

The war is over, but Ray Hauserman does not return home from India to the woman he loves. The shame of having broken his vow “never to kill” draws him to an Indian teacher who offers him a unique path to redemption.

Director: Rozz Morehead

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Hell's Kitchen Musicals - Gwen Arment Producer / Artistic Direector present

Peg O' My Heart

Written by Karin Baker - Adapted as a Musical, Original play by J Hartley Manners

She's young. She's strong. She's Irish . . . and she's about to shake up everyone's world!

It's the 1920s, and Peg is traveling from lower Manhattan to the countryside of England where bank failures are shocking upper-class society. Who knew one girl could single-handedly burst everyone's bubble?

Come meet Peg . . . Peg O' My Heart!

Director/Choreograper: James Gray

Musical Director: David Hancock Turner

Associate Musical Director: Brad Gardner

Cast: Ethan Angelica* David Arthur* Jeremy Benton* Kelly Jeanne Grant* Brittney Lee Hamilton* Allen E. Read* Jennifer Smith* Scott Willis* and Minnie, the dog, trained by Bill Berloni (Winner, Excellence in Theater, 2011 Tony Award)

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for all ages 

Running time:  96 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Bruce Colbert presents

The Picture Plane

Written by Bruce Colbert

A Dark Comedy About Art.

Painter Bill Hargraves makes art because he has to, some voice inside says “do it.” But no one will buy his work or even look at it, his relationships with his art dealer girlfriend, ex-wife and daughter stink. Can channeling the great DeKooning save him?

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Massimine/Roytman/Presentations and Wildly Productive Productions present

Rip! 

Music, Lyrics, & Book by Dan Furman, Additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara

Can a fool return to the life he left behind?

A soldier escapes the responsibilities of life, marriage and the American Revolution and disappears into an enchanted land. 20 years later, can Rip Van Winkle reclaim the life he left behind? A musical odyssey of love, revolution ... and what is possible.

Executive Producer: Christopher Massimine

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Panicked Productions presents

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Written by Tom Stoppard 

An all female, all existentialist cast takes on Stoppard's classic play-within-a-play.

An all female cast takes you on a ride with everyone’s favorite late 16th Century comedy duo as they head on the road trip of a lifetime. Tom Stoppard’s classic absurdist comedy will keep you laughing too much to ponder the nature of existence.

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Franziska Huber and Susan Batson present

The Royal Weight Watcher

Written by Franziska Huber and Brian J. Borkowski

Sarah Ferguson: A Duchess hungry for love!

Sarah Ferguson is lonely. Chocolates and late night phone calls are her only companions at heart. An anti fairy tale about how the need for approval can weigh one down and make food and body image become a compulsive obsession.

Director: Susan Batson

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up (some strong language and partial nudity)

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.theroyalweightwatcher.com


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Dancing Crane, Inc. presents

Sarke

Written by Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson

A classical Georgian woman tries to marry-off her daughter to a "rich" Georgian-American

MITF’s first-ever foreign language production! Written in the Georgian language, Sarke tells the story of Veriko, an elderly Tbilisi woman, who tries to marry her daughter to a “rich” NY Georgian man. This entertaining yet tragi-comic clash between the old and new cultures forces us to see ourselves.

Running time: 85 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Merridith Allen presents

Sex Curve

Written by Merridith Allen

Hypothesis: Science can control who you fall in love with.

After a nasty break-up, biochemist Marissa invents a serum which blocks the effects of the love-inducing hormone, oxytocin. Along with her roommates, Marissa creates an experiment which declares war on love, sex, relationships and gender roles.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue:  The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Dr. Dorothy Productions presents

Sistas: The Musical

Written by Dorothy Marcic

An African-American women’s musical history from “God Bless the Child” to Destiny’s Child.

This soulful and laugh-out-loud show goes from pain to pride to power, from “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mr. Big Stuff,” and “I Will Survive” to “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair,” and “A Woman’s Worth.” From Billie Holiday to Beyonce and from Ma Rainey to Mary J. Blige.

Director: Kenneth Ferrone

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience:  Appropriate for ages 12  and up.

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.sistasthemusical.com


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Daniel Wolfsbauer & the Open Acting Academy Hamburg-Wien present

Surviving Love

Written by Robert Chionis

The boy from Nowhere, USA finds his way out of "real America" and into the real world. 

The story of an isolated gay youth who escapes to the big city and finds love during the onset of the AIDS epidemic, told through songs by William Bolcom, John Bucchino, William Finn, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, and Brian Lasser.

Director: Stephan Perdekamp

Songs by: William Bolcom, John Bucchino, William Finn, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Brian Lasser, Duncan Sheik, Charles Strouse

Cast: Robert Chionis, Timothy Long

Audience: Appropriate for ages 14 and up. (some strong language, adult subject matter)

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Official Website: www.facebook.com/survivinglovenyc


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James V. O'Connor presents

Tea In A Tempest

Written by James V. O'Connor

They Say the truth will set you free - but not always

A cozy tea party turns into a showdown between a philandering husband and his family when they force him to face the music. But things aren't what they seem. Tea in a Tempest is a comedy above love, infidelity and the power of theatre.

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Saving Grace Productions presents

Trouble: A New Rock Musical

Book by Michael Alvarez; Music & Lyrics by Ella Grace 

24 Hrs. 6 Friends…and OMG, so much Trouble.

Nick and Jen’s true-love is being threatened. Hannah is hiding a secret from her boyfriend James, who’s ex, Sarah, wants him back. And never-been-kissed Joe is striking up drama with the hottest guy in school. Trouble is out of control...

Director: Michael Alvarez

Musical Director: Brenna Sage

Choreographer: Jennifer Weber 

Cast Members: Hannah: Elanna White , Sarah: Lara Hillier * , James: David Errigo,  Joe: John Wascavage*, Chris: David Ryan,  Nick: Jordan Wolfe,  Jen: Zoe Rosario

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Show contains strong language, content and brief nudity

Running time: 115 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.troublethemusical.com


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Ellis Gaskell presents

Truth

Written by Ellis Gaskell

When religion clashes with politics, sparks fly. It’s an old story, but with thought-provoking conjectures that are provocative as well as entertaining.

When religion clashes with politics, sparks fly. It’s a familiar story, but in a modern setting that evokes no particular era, TRUTH revisits Pilate’s trial of Jesus with fascinating conjectures that are absorbing, entertaining and perhaps controversial!

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Maxwell Arts Group presents

Women and Guns

Written by Steve Gold

A play about the life of a female Marine MP, Tiffany Hansen, who is sent to Baghdad during the Iraq war,  leaving behind her civilian boyfriend in Southern California.

The play makes the point that Tiffany serves in combat even though women are officially barred from doing so by act of congress.  Indeed, this play could not have been written before the Iraq war because the social conditions did not exist:  Iraq is the first American conflict in which women serve in combat on a large scale.  To date, almost five hundred women have been killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

*This is an AEA approved Showcase, actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


 

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Peter Turo presents

Always Be Ready

Written by Peter Turo

His entire life, Anthony knew how he was going to die. What happens now that he’s found out when?

Anthony, one of many “hosts” for diseases long (and falsely) believed by the world to be eradicated, struggles with his own fate when he learns he doesn’t have as much time left as he always thought.

Running time: 45 minutes


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East Park Productions presents

Apartment Haunting

Written by Val Sherman

When Julia, a down-on-her-luck actress, moves into the ideal apartment, she didn’t realize that the rent also includes the ghost of a former great acting teacher.

Julia is ready to listen to the voice of reason and give up her dreams of the stage, until an unlikely roommate comes to her rescue – the ghost of a great acting teacher who inhabits her new apartment.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Rachel White presents

Broken Wing

Written by Rachel White

A disfigured soldier must confront not only the pain of his own wounds, but the horror that those wounds inspire in the woman he loves. 

Jake, an injured war veteran, returns home one night to find his wife Allison aloof and unable to touch him. When Allison admits that she is horrified by Jake’s injury, the two must confront the trauma that the war has caused them and the reality of their future together.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Debra Castellano presents

Call Me / Swamp Girl

Written by Katherine Williams & Debra Castellano

“Call Me”: In a sea of texters and Facebook stalkers, one woman challenges her potential suitors to unplug. 

“Swamp Girl”: Who needs a therapist when you have kneepads?

Running time: 45 minutes


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Vincent A. Apollo presents

Final Discussion

Written by Vincent A. Apollo

Married couple Bill and Jane receive an unexpected guest, Margaret their slightly bent neighbor, but is she really the unexpected one? 

A life time of marital strain is explored with the conversations of three people, one who enters as an unexpected guest. Bill has trepidations about his role in life, Jane is unhappy with Bill's participation in their union and Margaret has her own methods of attaining marital bliss, slightly bent they may be. All of this is explored in a fast paced dialogue driven one act with a nice surprise at the end.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Ego Actus presents

I-Pod

Written by Natalie Menna

Trapped on an Eco-Barge, a glamorous New York City artist gets her revenge…

An artist posing as an environmentalist struggles to survive for two months on an Eco-Barge in order to compete for a Guggenheim grant and come to terms with her father’s legacy.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Marsha Lee Sheiness presents

Lost and Found

Written by Marsha Lee Sheiness

A thought-provoking comedy-drama that explores the emotional chaos experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens as they try to figure out their place in today's world.

Running time: 60 minutes


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Mergatroyd Productions presents

Mistress Ilsa

Written by N.G. McClernan

Wall Street bad boys? Naughty ministers? Call Mistress Ilsa! 

Mistress Ilsa has seen them all - businessmen, ministers, politicians, and now that she is the most popular dominatrix in town she must face her old deadly rival Mistress Anastasia - will Mistress Trixie ever get to Disneyland? 

Director: N.G. McClernan

Running time: 60 minutes


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Camille Harris presents

Moon Orphans: Orphans on the Moon by Mitch Edmond

Written by Alex Fischer

A writer presents his sci-fi TV Pilot in this off-beat comedy.

A wannabe writer from Kansas presents his sci-fi masterpiece: a 30 minute TV show about three teenage orphans living on the moon, in this comedy inspired by the 70’s TV show Land of the Lost.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Rebekah L. Pierce presents

Perfect

Written by Rebekah L. Pierce

Dreams of a career and fame collide - perfection - with motherhood and marriage in this tale of three best friends from college, Claire, Sasha & Zenobia. 

Claire, Sasha & Zenobia are college friends who grew up believing women could have it all: the perfect career & family. But when their careers collide with the reality of motherhood and family, each realizes there's no such thing as "perfect." 

Running time: 60 minutes


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Ellen Orchid presents

Prescriptions

Written by Ellen Orchid

What’s on your therapist’s mind?

A psychiatrist invites one of her patients to her apartment to house-sit for her while she goes to attend a conference. The patient has been living in a shelter and is glad for the opportunity and the vote of trust. Until something happens…

Running time: 45 minutes


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Norma Johnson presents

Rachel and Ruthie

Written by Karen Sokolof Javitch

Running time: 45 minutes


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Jan Rosenberg presents

Sweet

Written by Jan Rosenberg

Be careful what you crave…

Sherry is a recent male to female sweet shop owner. Mona is a bulimic with a dying dog. When the 2 form a relationship that seems to be something more than just a friendship, Mona's raging taxidermist husband isn't very pleased.

Running time: 45 minutes


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Bella Starr Productions presents

Un-Silenced

Written by Bella Starr

An Orthodox Jewish Woman. An arranged marriage. What's not to talk about?

Travel back to the ancient times of today. To redeem her family, a fantasy filled Orthodox Jewish girl from Boro Park agrees to an arranged marriage with a Rabbi’s mysterious son. A Torah-fic tale of escape and self-discovery.

Running time: 60 minutes


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Meri Wallace presents

Windmills

Written by Meri Wallace

Running time: 60 minutes



Readings 

ALL READINGS ARE FREE ADMISSION

 

All readings take place at The June Havoc Theater -  312 W. 36th St., first floor

 



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Wendy Kout presents

Naked in Encino

Written by Wendy Kout

Five women gather to question life, death, and liposuction.

Are we honest with ourselves? Do our friends know our secrets? What woud happen if we exposed our naked truths? Hell and humor await those seeking answers.

Director: Jamibeth Margolis

Audience: Appropriate for ages 21 and up due to strong language and sexual subject matter.

Running time: 80 minutes


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A Thread Collective presents

Utility Monster

Written by Marina Keegan

When rationalization runs out

Dive into the crazy world of a 15-year-old boy from Queens obsessed with saving African children for $5 on the Internet. Bad electronic bands, pancreatic cancer, grand theft aft and a remarkably ill-conceived plan soon take his obsession beyond rationality and back again.

Running time: 100 minutes

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