Techno Plays continues: Oakwoods, by Dano Madden 10/26

Posted by MB - October 3, 2014

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Project Y’s 2014 TechnoPlays Reading Series continues with a reading of:

OAKWOODS

a new play by Dano Madden
directed by Melissa Firlit

Oct 26, 2014

7pm

CAP21 Studio 505

Free!

 Please join us for this free reading by one of Project Y’s Playwright Group members, Dano Madden, and featuring a stellar cast featuring:  Sam Roberts, Breanna Foister, Lauren Singerman, Synge Maher, John Gardner and Lloyd Hutchinson

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

High school senior George Marvin has attracted national attention to tiny Oakwoods with his award winning science project. George’s sudden notoriety, along with the construction of a housing development and resort, has the fading mountain town standing on the verge of being reborn. Will a dark discovery derail this new found hope? Oakwoods is a story about accomplishments beyond our wildest dreams and the unexpected places they can lead us.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

DANO MADDEN is a playwright and director. His plays have been produced and/or received development by Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Source Festival, The Artful Conspirators, World At Large Theatre, Mile Square Theatre, Burnt Studio Productions, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Kitchen Theatre Company, Rutgers University, The University of Tulsa, Bloomsburg University, Boise State University, McGill University, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Fresh Ground Pepper and Boston Theatre Works, among others. He was the winner of the Kennedy Center’s 2007 National Student Playwriting Award and was a finalist of the National New Play Network’s 2010 Smith Prize. Published works include: In the Sawtooths and Drop (Samuel French, Inc.), Ella (Best American Short Plays 2009-2010), Beautiful American Soldier (Part 1, Best American Short Plays 2005-2006), The Save (Playscripts, Inc.), The Soft Sand (Northwest Playwrights Alliance), Survival (Northwest Playwrights Alliance) and monologues in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues and Scenes 2010 (Smith & Kraus) and Exceptional Monologues 2 For Men and Women (Samuel French, Inc.). Dano received his BA from Boise State University and his MFA from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct professor of playwriting at NYU. He lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife Lauren and their cat Beth.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

MELISSA FIRLIT is a freelance director and teaching artist in the New York City area. Recent credits: Misterman (Thingamajig), BUBBA (FringeNYC, Planet Connections, Mile Square, UnitedSolo Festival, Theatre Tuscaloosa, Rutgers), Bunting or Flags (New Light Theater Project), Red (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts). Annabel Lee (Apothecary Theater Company), Murder Mystery Macbeth (Co-Lab Arts), Someone to Buy It(EST’s Youngblood), C- (Orlando Fringe Festival), A Nasty Tempered Man (Theatre for the New City). She has worked with idtheater’s NYC sit in series. She teaches for the McCarter Theatre Company’s education program and is currently directing STOP KISS at Wagner College. Training: MFA: Rutgers University, University of Hartford and The National Theater Institute. Check out her website www.melissafirlit.com.

 

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LoveSick PopUP Tour – NEXT UP…

Posted by MB - September 19, 2014

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Our PopUp Musical tour continues this month with new cast members and Special Guest Stars! Get your tickets NOW!

Join us to see new plays, hear new songs, and take in the talents of our regular cast:

Noah Berman, Joachim Boyle, Sarah Dunivant, Nick Greco, Zane Johnston, and Lauren Singerman

and featuring SPECIAL GUEST STARS:

Esther Chen (from PY’s DOWNWARD FACING DEBBIE)

& David Meyers (member of PY Playwrights Group)

It’s going to ROCK!

 

LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN

plays by Lia Romeo, songs by Tony Biancosino, conceived and directed by Michole Biancosino

SEPTEMBER 27th at 7pm

Otto’s Shrunken Head

538 East 14th Street

TICKETS: $15 ONLINE/$20 at the door

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

There will be fabulous Tiki drinks, women in prom dresses, and men dancing in ironic T-Shirt. What better way to kick off your Saturday night?

 

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ENCORE! We’ve been extended by FringeNYC!

Posted by MB - September 6, 2014

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DID YOU MISS OUR FRINGE NYC SHOW?

DON’T WORRY:

WE HAVE BEEN EXTENDED!

Project Y’s FringeNYC show, Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl), has officially been extended as part of the Encore series at Baruch Performance Arts Center, with three performances beginning September 19th through October 3rd.

This hit show from FringeNYC 2014 played to packed and Sold Out houses this August and was an audience favorite, receiving the “Overall Excellence in Solo Performance” Award along with a spot in the Encore series.  If you missed it in August, now is your chance to see the show called, “…one of the funniest shows in New York, period,” (hyreviews.com). 

Check out the listing in the New York Times here and CLICK the links below to check out the rave reviews from the theatre and comedy press of NYC:

“So demented a concept, it actually works…”  New York Post

“Gary Busey (as played by David Carl) knocks it out of the park”  Pop-Culture Spin

“It’s crazy hilarious”  David Cote: Time Out New York (CRITIC’S PICK

 

FringeNYC Encores presents:

Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl)

written by David Carl and William Shakespeare

directed by Michole Biancosino (Project Y co-Artistic Director)

Fridays September 19, 26, & October 3rd

9pm

Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Avenue

NYC

Tickets $18-$20

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 or Call the Box Office:   646-312-4085; 866-811-4111

 

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TechnoPlays Reading: CONNECTED, by Lia Romeo

Posted by MB - September 5, 2014

TechnoPlays continues! Project Y’s 2014 reading series focuses on plays about science, technology, and human connection.  This month’s play focuses on social media, internet, YouTube, and teenagers – all proving to be quite a volatile and entertaining mix. Please join us this Sunday, September 7th for a reading of Connected, by Lia Romeo (PY Literary Director).… 

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“That’s All I Got” at United Solo Festival

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Project Y’s collaboration with Addie Walsh is set to Kick Off the United Solo Festival this September! This funny and moving show was developed in the Project Y Writing for Performers Workshop and featured in our Feminine Mystique:50 years Later Reading Series.  See its NY Premiere as part of the United Solo Festival: That’s All I… 

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