Craig Napoliello, Christopher Weston & More Join Planet Connections' Gala Creative Team, Set for 6/22

Craig Napoliello, Christopher Weston & More Join Planet Connections' Gala Creative Team, Set for 6/22

Creative teams have been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala 'One Acts for a Cause' set to take place on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street). The evening, which will benefit the non-profit NYC food services agency City Harvest, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by four acclaimed playwrights: Obie Award-winner Israel Horovitz's St Anne's Soup which will be directed by Planet Connections Festivity founder and Co-Artistic Director Glory Kadigan (Neil LaBute world premieres Over the River at The Signature, Two Minute Warning), Wendy MacLeod's Community Service which will be directed by Lucille Lortel nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God), Snap! by Winter Miller which will be directed by Jessi D. Hill (Associate Artistic Director at terraNOVA Collective) & Eric Ehn and the Tenderloin Opera Company's Frail/Ingilin which will be directed by Mia Rovegno (Good Goods, Exquisite Corpse). Casting will be announced in May.

Glory Kadigan stated "I'm thankful to be in the company of such strong collaborators and to be a part of the Planet Connections Community which supports each other and the world at large. What my fellow activist-artists continue to accomplish is truly exceptional. Israel Horovitz, Winter Miller, Erik Ehn and Wendy MacLeod have all generously donated their scripts to raise awareness for City Harvest. The goal of City Harvest is to achieve community-based solutions to food insecurity and create large scale change in the food system to benefit the communities we service. I am thankful for the generosity of Israel Horovitz, Winter Miller, Erik Ehn and Wendy MacLeod. And I feel very lucky to be surrounded by such imaginative and brilliant directors as Jessi D. Hill, Mia Rovegno and Moritz von Stuelpnagel."

The creative team this year includes Scenic Design by Craig Napoliello, Lighting Design by Festivity award winner Christopher Weston, Costume Design by Izzy Fields, Sound Design by Festivity award winner Jacob Subotnick, Projection/Video Design by Festivity award winner Gil Sperling, Technical Direction & Stage Management by Jenna Lazar & Assistant Direction by Co-Artistic Director Jillian Carucci, Assistant Artistic Director Rhys McClelland and Festivity Award Winner Susan Tenney.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious theatre, music and film festival and will run from May 12-June 8 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street). The full lineup can be seen at www.PlanetConnections.org.

'One Acts for a Cause' the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala will take place on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street). Tickets can be purchased online at www.PlanetConnections.org.

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