The Cast of the Theatre East 5X5 Drama Series Makes its Way Across NYC
The 5X5 Drama Series is making its through New York City. 5 short plays, performed by 5 casts, in all 5 boroughs. The series was founded in 2016 with the idea of taking performances beyond the footlights of the theater and bringing performances into non-traditional spaces like breweries, rooftops, apartments, taverns, and more to provide a unique, immersive audience experience.
Fulfilling one of the company's core beliefs of making theatre accessible to all, 5X5 brings theatre directly to the people. And tickets are available on a suggested donation basis. Seating is very limited. For reservations and performance times, visit www.theatreeast.org.
The 5 casts feature Heather Arney, Denver Crawford, Jeff Gorcyca, Julia Rae Maldonado, Lisha McKoy, Mike McNulty, Matt Savins, Kelsey Sheppard, and Ian Fields Stewart. Directed by Rachel Caplan, Christa Kimlicko Jones, and Judson Jones.
Only three stops left on the 5X5 schedule. Thursday, April 13 at Einstein College of Medicine in The Bronx. Saturday, April 15 in Forest Hills, Queens. Monday, April 17 at O'Lunney's Times Square Pub in midtown Manhattan.
Theatre East is a 501(c)3 nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to provide the community with a platform to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world we share through works of theatre that utilize simple storytelling. The New York based company believes that theatre is not a luxury, but should be accessible to all, regardless of economic or social status.
The company was founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife producing partners Judson Jones (Artistic Director) and Christa Kimlicko Jones (Associate Artistic Director), along with Joseph Mitchell Parks, after producing such hits as the premiere of Christopher Durang's THE VIETNAMIZATION OF NEW JERSEY (NY Times Critic's Pick), and the premiere of Texas playwright David W. Crawford's HARVEST (BackStage Critic's Pick, Smith & Kraus Best New Plays of 2008), as well as earning a spot as producers to watch in 2008 on PBS's Theater Talk. Since its founding, Theatre East has mounted such critically acclaimed New York and World Premieres as Tim Blake Nelson's EYE OF GOD, Daniel MacIvor's THE SOLDIER DREAMS, Bennett Windheim's NORMALCY, Megan O'Brien's THE JUNGLE BOOK, DEVIL AND THE DEEP with original music and lyrics by Air Supply's Graham Russell, and most recently Cyndi Williams' A NAME FOR A GHOST TO MUTTER.
For more information visit www.theatreeast.org.