BEYOND WORDS, ANOTHER MEDEA, KNYUM and More Set for 2013 All For One Theater Festival, 10/11-11/9
All For One Theater Festival (AFO) and Michael Wolk, Executive Director, have announced the exciting line-up of the Third Annual All For One Theatre Festival. The official announcement was made Monday night at a gArden Party at The Courtyard at the Hartley House, with a wine tasting sponsored by a cellar full of noise, included appearances by Mike Daisey, Colman Domingo and BD Wong, and special guests including Tom Hewitt and Nilaja Sun. Award-winning solo performer Ben Rimalower presented Eva Price with the Pioneer Award, recognizing individuals and companies who have forged the way for solo theatre. The third annual All For One Theatre Festival will play a limited engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theater (38 Commerce Street, NY). Performances begin Friday, Oct 11 and continue through Saturday, Nov 9.
"Our mission is to present transformational solo theater that changes the way you think and feel about the things that matter," says Wolk, "I'm thrilled to be recognizing Eva Price, an outstanding producer who brought Carrie Fisher's one-woman show Wishful Drinking to the Broadway stage and continues to showcase and support solo artists and their transformational work, such as, Margo Gomez and her production of Los Big Names."
Tickets are $25 for individual shows; $150 festival pass; $20 seniors; $15 students. Tickets will be available on August 1, 2013 at http://www.afofest.org/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at Box Office ½ hour in advance of the performances. Running Time: All shows are 90 minutes (or less). Website: www.afofest.org. The festival runs at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater from October 11 to November 9, 2013.
The Third Annual All For One Theater Festival takes place off-Broadway in New York City in the Fall of 2013, and is dedicated to transformational solo performance that changes minds and hearts. AFO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that programs year around, offering Workshops, Salons, and Open Mic to nurture emerging solo artists; it regionally books AFO artists to create sustainable opportunities for solo artists and teachers. www.afofest.org
A CARLIN HOME COMPANION
Written & Performed by Kelly Carlin
Directed by Paul Provenza
Deftly weaving her amusing yet poignant family stories with classic video footage of her father's career and family memorabilia, KellyCarlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian GeorgeCarlin, takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions and pulls back the curtain on their life together off stage.
Friday, October 11th - 7pm
Sunday, October 13th - 1pm
Thursday, October 17th - 7pm
Saturday, October 19th - 1pm
Written & Performed by Bill Bowers
Directed by Scott Illingworth
Set against the backdrop of small town America, BEYOND WORDS takes us on a journey from boyhood to manhood and considers the lessons learned along the way. One of the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologue and mime to create a vibrant and poetic montage that is Beyond Words.
Saturday, October 12th - 7pm
Sunday, October 13th - 4pm
Saturday, October 26th - 1pm
Thursday, November 2nd - 7pm
SLUT ENERGY THEORY
Written and Performed by Rene Marie
Directed by Donnie L. Betts
One woman's story about abuse, laughter, life, & pushin' on through to the other side. U'Dean Morgan's harrowing life experiences have left her anything but speechless. She tells you exactly what she thinks about sex, heaven, lies, truth, you, and herself through music, spoken word, and monologue.
Saturday, October 12th - 4pm
Sunday, October 13th - 7pm
Friday, October 18th - 7pm
Sunday, October 20th - 1pm
Performed by Tom Hewitt
Written & Directed by Aaron Mark
In Another Medea, we meet the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a onetime New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a man named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. Tom Hewitt plays Marcus and others in this frighteningly provocative minimalist monodrama.
Saturday, October 19th - 7pm
Sunday, October 20th - 4pm
Saturday, October 26th - 4pm
Wednesday, October 30th - 7pm
THE OTHER MOZART
Written and Performed by Sylvia Milo
Directed by Isaac Byrne
The Other Mozart is a play about Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. It tells the true story of this prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, but who faded away and left behind nothing of her own.
Saturday, October 19th - 4pm
Sunday, October 20th - 1pm
Saturday, October 26th - 7pm
Sunday, October 27th - 1pm
A LITTLE POTATO HARD TO PEEL
Written and Performed by David Harrell
Directed by Kirk White
Hard to Peel, David Harrell takes the audience on a journey that begins with the day he was born without his right hand. What starts out as one man's challenge to accept his own strengths and limitations becomes a compelling charge for us all.
Sunday, October 20th - 7pm
Friday, October 25th - 7pm
Sunday, October 27th - 4pm
Saturday, November 9th - 7pm
Written and Performed by Vichet Chum
Directed by Kyle Schaefer and Emily Ritger
To supplement his meager artistic life, Guy works graveyard shifts at the Hotel East Houston in New York City. Between the hours of 11pm and 7am, the hotel lobby transforms into a theater for Guy's dreams. There, he encounters his parents, Ma and Ba and their stories of sacrifice and survival.
Sunday, October 27th - 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd - 1pm
Sunday, November 3rd - 4pm
Friday, November 8th - 7pm
THOSE WHO CAN'T DO
Written and Performed by Erin Fleck
Directed by Shari Hollett
Shame. That's what haunts high school teacher, Lillian Campbell. Lillian finds herself in the middle of a sex scandal involving her grade nine girls and the majority of the senior hockey team. In order to battle the humiliation and shame forced upon the girls, she must first battle her own.
Friday, November 1st - 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd - 4pm
Sunday, November 3rd - 7pm
Saturday, November 9th - 4pm