Short Play Festival at the Players Theatre to Shine Spotlight on NYC, 6/5-22
There is no place like New York! With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC-themed festival each June. Celebrating its 4th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 5 and runs for three weeks. Each week four original short plays, by four separate playwrights will be presented and a "Best of the Week" production will be selected by judge and audience vote.
Playwrights from all over the country submitted their plays earlier this year. The festival panel selected 12 plays for presentation. The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at the Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years.
Artistic Director, Brenda Bell, commented: "This year has an incredible array of NYC-themed subject. Everything is explored from air rights to temping to the projects. We have a beautiful piece, Making Some Noise, about three daughters coping with the loss of their mother after 911 which appears in the third week."
The NYC Festival runs June 5th - 22nd at the Players Theatre in the 3rd floor Steve and Marie Sgouros Black Box located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village. Performances are Thursday Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 3p. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: www.shortplaynyc.com or at the box office. A complete listing of the plays is below. The Short Play and Musical Festival (SPF) is presented three times a year. The October theme is horror and the February theme is SEX!
Week One: June 5 - 8
Weighty Matters by Bob Ost
Pigeon by Francesca Mondelli Pazniokas
Cowboy (Redux) by Mike Long
Life in the Projects by Leonard D. Goodisman
Week Two: June 12 - 15
OMG, Chopsticks! by Ellen Kahaner
Call Raul by Joe Borini
Pet Equality by Patrick Blake
Hemingway at the Larchmont by Anne V. Grob
Week Three: June 19 - 22
Air Rights by Sarah Fearon
The Temp by Kathleen Wilce
Juniper & Scottie by Stephanie Iscovitz
Making Some Noise by Claudia I. Haas
For more information, visit www.shortplaynyc.com.