Richard Pryor Jr. & Zombie Stripper Set For International CringeFest '10, Runs Thru 8/8

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Richard Pryor Jr. & Zombie Stripper Set For International CringeFest '10, Runs Thru 8/8

Richard Pryor Jr. (1st-born son of the late great) stars in International CringeFest '10, the seriously irreverent annual festival presented by NY Artists Unlimited at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St., July 19-August 8. Richard appears in multiple roles in the theme evening SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND, directed by Robert Bartley. Jennifer Leah Gottlieb, Vh1's That Metal Show's Miss Box of Junk Girl, stars in "ZOMBIE STRIPPERS," the finale of the evening.

SEX ENCOUNTERS opens on Friday, July 23rd, the night the Honorary Golden Pineapple Awards will be presented to Broadway, off-Broadway, and independent theatre movers 'n shakers...Charles Busch, Israel Horovitz, Doric Wilson, Sherry Eaker & ELLIE COVAN. Admission for the show, Honorary Golden Pineapple Awards, and the splendiferous party in the theatre's Iluras Lounge is only $40. Proceeds go to support the company's dedicated mission of taking professional theatre to under-served audiences. Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto. In 2008, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet. Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007.

THE FIRST 500 FESTIVAL-GOERS JULY 19-AUGUST 8 GET STUNNING BLACK BUTTONS WITH THE SCREAING WOMAN FESTIVAL LOGO!

There will be talk-backs and food parties surrounding some evenings. Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose. Schedule: www.NYartists.org or www.Theatermania.com. Audience votes nightly for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, Bronze Banana... and Jack Lemons for the actors. Surprise 5-minute entr'actes stop by, e.g. naughty songstress Jessica Delfino and mock-rocker Huck DeMilo. The Producers' Club has a charming bar & lounge where you can mingle with the stars.

A Silent Auction has been launched and runs throughout the festival.
Check out the exciting items up for grabs, visit: http://www.biddingforgood.com/NYArtistsAuction2010

Zombie Strippers - Oh My Josh! - Sex Encounters of a
w/ Jennifer Leah Gottlieb Disturbed Mind

"The Boss Gets Some Bad News," a short film by David Schrag, opens each evening.

PSYCHO BITCH PARTY (dir. Kenny Howard)
July 19, July 24, July 30, Aug. 5
ASHLEY SAVES THE WORLD by Tom Baum
THE SURPRISE PARTY by Jeff Stolzer
LORI AT A FETISH PARTY (MUSICAL), book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein,
composer Cecilia Woodcrest
PSYCHO BITCH & THE THROBBING BLUE VEINER by Barbara Lindsay
NEW ROCHELLE by John Ryan
THE FIRST 50 PSYCHO BITCH PARTY-GOERS GET ICE CREAM COUPONS FROM DYLAN'S CANDY BAR TO COOL DOWN!


IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET? (dirs. Sharon Einhorn, Mark Falconer,
Kenny Wade Marshall) July 20, July 28, August 2, August. 7
THE CLOTHING LINE by Eve Crusto
THE GREAT PIG ROBBERY (MUSICAL), book & lyrics Blake Hackler,
composer Michael Kooman (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)
SWEET TALK by Jim Inman
RED DIRT, WHITE TRASH by Jean Hart
WHITTLIN' DIXIE (MUSICAL) by Bud Twang
PERFORMERS FROM GREAT PIG ROBBERY WILL SERVE UP WYNETTE COUNTY FAIR PRIZE-WINNING SAMPLES OF PIES, JAMS & JELLIES -- AND THERE JUST MIGHT BE A HOOTENANNY IN THE LOUNGE!


DOW JONES MEETS DEEP THROAT (dirs. Reginald L. Douglas, Aaron Arbiter
July 21, July 25, July 29, August 3
THE ALOPECIA PLOT by Jules Tasca
THE HEDGE FUN by Raeder Lomax
SARAH OPTS OUT! by Shirley King
SMALL WORLD by Jeff Stolzer
THE PATENT APPLICATION by Stephen Delos Treacy (dir. Aaron Arbiter)

SEX, THUGS & ROCKIN' ROLES (dir. Tom Amici)
July 22, July 26, Aug. 1 & 6
69 STORIES by Frank O'Donnell
TORRID TAXES by Laurie Spector
GODOT, ACT 3 by Ira Hauptman
FOUR CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A PLAY by John Lane
THE GREATEST PLAY EVER (If You Don't Think So, You're a Basket of Farts)
by John Hendel
NANNY LENDS A HAND by Jean Hart
FINGERMAN by Hope Weiner
DON'T WRITE A BAD PLAY, OR A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT THE BRUTALITY
OF THE WAR ON TERROR AND THE FUTILITY OF USING VIOLENCE
TO STOP VIOLENCE by Jack Karp
THE ARTISTIC INTEGRITY OF A DAMNED-FINE LOVE STORY by Robin Rodriguez
THE FIRST 200 PATRONS FOR "SEX, THUGS AND ROCKIN' ROLES" WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR A FREE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION PARTY KIT WHEN THEY ATTEND "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" AT CHELSEA CLEARVIEW CINEMAS.

SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND (dir. Robert Bartley)
July 23, July 27, July 31, Aug. 4
CLEAN UP, AISLE SIX by Paul J Lawrence
WOULD YA? by Bruce Post
THE CHAT ROOM by Melanie Wallner
PHIL IN CUSTOMER SERVICE by David Schrag
JUMP! by George J. Bryjak
AFTER LIFE by Jon Brooks
ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (musical) by Mark LaPierre

NO HOLES BARRED -- late Saturdays (dirs. Kenny Wade Marshall, Aaron Arbiter)
July 24, July 31, August 7, August 8
OH MY JOSH! by Doron Braunshtein aka Apollo Braun
THE QUEEN'S PRIVY (MUSICAL) by Michael Paul Girard
THE ASS SCENT OF MAN -- a docurectomy by Zurbon Gish
THE GREAT PIG ROBBERY (MUSICAL), book & lyrics Blake Hackler,
composer Michael Kooman (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)
THE FIRST 200 CUSTOMERS AT NO HOLES BARRED GET A 25% OFF COUPON AND A FREE TOY (THE INFAMOUS BABELAND SILVER BULLET) FROM BABELAND!

Tony Spinosa, Resident Director for La Cage aux Folles, is Supervising Director of the festival.
Kate MacCluggage, currently starring in The 39 Steps, appeared in Down Goes Rocky, Bronze Banana winner in the 2007 festival. The company is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Nancy Quinn Fund, Puffin Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, corporate and individual contributors. For more information: 212-242-6036 or www.nyartists.org. Online ticketing: www.theatermania.com. Grand Theatre at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44 St., betw. Eighth/ Ninth Aves., July 19-August 8. Tickets: $25 M-Sat. @ 8 p.m.; student tix $15; $20 Sat. @ 5 p.m. & Sun. @ 4 p.m.; $18 Sat. @ 10:30 & Sun. @ 7 p.m.; and $18 Sun., Aug. 8, @ 4 p.m.

The current touring show, "Isaiah's Dream -- A Parade of Poets" continues to dazzle audiences throughout the boroughs, including a recent performance at the Carroll Gardens Public Library (Brooklyn) for 10th graders. The students were studying and learning to write poetry, so it was of special interest to them. A wonderful audience overall, including the teachers.

On August 17 at 3:30 p.m., there will be a Creative Dramatics Workshop, team-taught by company members Richard Pryor Jr. and Kenny Wade Marshall at the Jamaica Bay Public Library (Brooklyn). We are now booking performances for minority organizations and poetry clubs at NE universities.

"ISAIAH'S DREAM - A Parade of Poets" centers on a Harlem boy visited by poets from around the world and throughout time. The show is appealing to people of all ages. A cast of four women of diverse backgrounds brings to life such poets as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Pablo Neruda, Julia de Burgos, Rabindranath Tagore, Etheridge Knight, Rumi, Wu Men, and others. The rich linguistic text is brought to life through dance, choreographed movement, percussion, music, and interaction with the audience.

Written by NY Artists Unlimited artistic director Melba LaRose ("Little Red - Girl from the Hood," "Ebony Black") and directed by Kenny Wade Marshall ("Bitterella," "Playthings"), this is a story about a boy finding his own voice in a poem about Martin Luther King. Based on a real African-American child who attended the company's workshops and created the poem, the play is sure to inspire children and touch the hearts of people of all ages. Performances are followed by in-depth discussions with the audience and photo ops with the cast. Check the website for UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: www.NYartists.org

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