WITH LOVE to Play Theater at St. Clement's, 2/15
"WITH LOVE" is a new one-act play that finds Jack unintentionally stuck in a waiting room with Fish as he is forced to confront his own issues of homosexuality, religion, bullying, and suicide, while Angelica and Claire struggle in their own pursuit for teenage love and acceptance.
Written by DiaNa Sunder, directed by Matt Aaron Krinsky, and produced under Krinsky's Mogul Productions banner, "WITH LOVE" will have its Off-Broadway premiere on Saturday, February 15th at 7 pm at the Theater at St. Clement's in New York City. Featuring the talents of Francesco Tisch (Jack), Thomas René (Fish), Allison Smith (Angelica), and Sarah ELIZABETH MITCHELL (Claire), the premiere is part of the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival, which is celebrating its 25th season. The premiere marks the Off-Broadway debuts for the Playwright, Director, and Cast.
The Strawberry One-Act Festival is a play competition in which the audience and a panel of judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season. Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted, with only a handful selected for inclusion in the competition. Plays move from the First Round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals. The playwright of the winning play earns the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant Theatre. The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The 2014 Strawberry One-Act Festival will take place from Thursday, February 13 - Sunday, February 23 and the full lineup of plays is available on their website at www.therianttheatre.com.
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DiaNa Sunder (Playwright / Producer) of Winchester, Massachusetts is a recent graduate of Colby College. With Love adds to her playwriting repertoire, which includes Themes and Variations on Obsession. Other writings include the novella Strada di Casa: The Road Home and various published poems. As a costumer and scenographer, credits include The Fantasticks, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Matt Aaron Krinsky (Director / Producer) of Peabody, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California has directed and produced theatre, short films, music videos, and live events since starting Mogul Productions in 2002. Matt studied directing at NYU, Brandeis, and UCLA and acting at the Baron/Brown Studio. Selected directing credits include: Home Free (play), An Eye for an Eye (film), Never Had You (music video), Restaurant Design Awards (event), and Voodoo Love (film). www.mattaaronkrinsky.com.
Francesco Tisch (Jack) of Ithaca, New York originally trained in New York City at the LaGuardia School for Performing Arts and went on to graduate from Colby College with a degree in Theater and Dance. He is now a Boston-based actor. Previous credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Wax Wing Productions), The Good Person of Setzuan (Fort Point Channel Theater) and The Diary of Anne Frank (Roxbury Repertory Theater).
Thomas René (Fish) of Oxford, Massachusetts is an actor and musical theatre performer who received an M.A. in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London in London, England, UK. Thomas has worked locally and internationally in plays, musicals, operettas, and operas.
Allison Smith (Angelica) of Dexter, Maine is a recent Theater Graduate of the University of Maine and is now a Boston-based actress. Past credits include Shelly in Buried Child, Kate Monster in Avenue Q and Lil'Bit in How I Learned to Drive.
Sarah ELIZABETH MITCHELL (Claire) of Dover, Massachusetts is an actor, playwright, and recent graduate of Bard College with a B.A. in Theater and Performing Arts. She trained with the National Theater Institute and The British American Drama Academy. In 2012, she was awarded the Carter Tobin Prize for creativity, versatility, and overall contribution to the Theater program at Bard College. Recent credits include roles in The Bakkhai, The Ovid Project, and Twenty-Somethings: The Musical.