TinyRhino is UglyRhino's take on the ten-minute play evening. Each month UglyRhino commissions six short plays, "each including the same five dramatic elements. On the night of the performance, these elements are revealed to the audience as cues to drink. That's right: we've created a theatrical drinking game!"
September’s installment of TinyRhino will feature new musicals by Harry Einhorn and Ankita Mithra (Heart Sutra at The Cell), Steve Wargo (Triassic Parq: The Musical) and Keith Varney (I Got Fired: A Sort-of-True Revenge Musical at NYMF 2010), Leah Miles and Donny Codden(Providence: A Musical Comedy at the Richmond Shepard Theatre), Dan Kitrosser (Night of the Butterfly at Bleecker Street Theatre) and Zack Friedman, Kurt Gellersted and Brooke Fox (Winner of the 2007 New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Best Music and Lyrics!Williamsburg The Musical), and Jennifer and Daniel Shorstein (Happy Endings at NYMF). The plays will be directed by Jason Blitman (If You Take a Mouse to School in Chicago), Harry Einhorn, Luke Harlan (HOME/SICK with The Assembly), Sarah Krohn (Gas at Incubator Arts Project), Danny Sharron (Kyle Warren’s #nyc with UglyRhino), and Steve Wargo.
The dramatic elements this month will include: someone uses the word “exacerbate”, someone uses utensils but not for food, someone gets in someone else’s face, someone complains about a form of transit, and someone makes music with a non-instrument.
This month’s installment of TinyRhino will be on Monday, September 10 at 8pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue at Union Street, Brooklyn). Tickets are $10 at the door, which includes 1 free beer. Each TinyRhino features live jazz music, drink specials, special drink giveaways, and a cocktail hour following the performance.
TINYRHINO originally premiered in July 2011, and has returned to packed audiences and sold-out crowds since November. This monthly event showcases and supports the work of up-and-coming playwrights, directors, and actors by presenting brand new work each month. TinyRhino has featured young theater artists from The Flea's Bats, Samuel French OOB Festival winners, The Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group and Drama League Directing fellows, just to name a few.