John Chatterton News

SHORT PLAY LAB SERIES Continues at MITF, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend next weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the on-going celebrated Short Play Lab series. (more...)

The MITF Commercial Division Salon Evening a Great Success
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The 15th anniversary season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continued with the opening of the Commercial Division, Monday, March 31, 2014, at The Barrow Group's TBG Theatre with a get-together featuring excerpts from a repertory of plays and musicals whose production values are designed for Off-Broadway, a regional theatre run ... or better. Each show gave the enthusiastic audience 25 minutes of material starting with a stunning star turn by the talented Capathia Jenkins as Hattie McDaniel in Joan Ross Sorkin's Understanding Mammy. (more...)

Schedule of Events for Midtown International Theatre Festival's 15th Anniversary, 3/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend next weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. First Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the monthly Short Play Lab series. Then the Commercial Division's Salon Evening: an evening of excerpts from future productions focused on an off-Broadway or Broadway run in the near future. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Host New Play Salon, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues with the opening of the Commercial Division at a salon evening at The Barrow Group's TBG Theatre. (more...)

Midwinter Madness Short Plays Festival Extends THAT L WORD, ANOTHER ONE DARLING, and DENIALS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

John Chatterton presents the 2014 MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAYS FESTIVAL with 21 days of new plays. This has been a banner year for John Chatterton's Midwinter Madness Festival. Not even halfway through and already three productions are given extra performances: THAT L WORD on Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.; ANOTHER ONE DARLING on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m.; and DENIALS on Sunday, March 2 at 2:45 p.m. (more...)

Anti-Bullying Play I'M SORRY Plays MITF in NYC, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Debbie Lannen of Wolverine Lake, MI has always felt strongly about treating other people with respect. With that in mind she has decided to bring a much needed message to the Mid Winter Madness Festival in NYC. Her new anti bullying play, 'I'm Sorry' centers around the idea of what life would be like if we learned not to do the things that make us have a reason to say 'I'm sorry'. (more...)

THE FOURTH ANNUAL MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL Monday, February 10 through Sunday, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2014

Producer John Chatterton's 15th anniversary year continues. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival presents one-act works 60 minutes or less in length over a three-week period. (more...)

MIDWINTER MADNESS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL Set for 2/10-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, like its more intimate sibling, the Short Play Lab, presents one-act works no more than 60 minutes in length, presented in repertory over a three-week period, at Roy Arias Studios Stage II, 300 W. 43rd St. 4th fl., New York City beginning Monday, February 10 through Sunday, March 2. (more...)

2014 MIDWINTER MADNESS Short Play Festival to Kick Off Feb 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, like its more intimate sibling, the Short Play Lab, presents one-act works no more than 60 minutes in length, presented in repertory over a three-week period, at Roy Arias Studios Stage II, 300 W. 43rd St. 4th fl., New York City beginning Monday, February 10 through Sunday, March 2. (more...)

Anti-Bullying Play I'M SORRY to Play MITF in NYC, 2/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Debbie Lannen of Wolverine Lake, MI has always felt strongly about treating other people with respect. With that in mind she has decided to bring a much needed message to the Mid Winter Madness Festival in NYC. Her new anti bullying play, 'I'm Sorry' centers around the idea of what life would be like if we learned not to do the things that make us have a reason to say 'I'm sorry'. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host YOUR FESTIVAL SHOW Panel, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel Your Festival Show: Getting It In, Getting It On, Getting It Seen!on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Barrow Group Theatre Hosts MITF XV: THE 15th ANNIVERSARY Holiday Party Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Tonight, December 16, 2013 at The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, Third Floor from 6:30 - 10:00pm, the MITF XV: The 15th Anniversary will begin with a holiday party a symposium. Admission is free. (more...)

Barrow Group Theatre to Host MITF XV: THE 15th ANNIVERSARY Holiday Party, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013 at The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, Third Floor from 6:30 - 10:00pm, the MITF XV: The 15th Anniversary will begin with a holiday party a symposium. Admission is free. (more...)

Wanted: Scripts, Actors, Producers and Audience for FROM PAGE TO STAGE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for nearly two decades. The Midtown International Theatre Festival is a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival gives eager audiences a glimpse of new and engaging works of 30 - 60 minutes; and the monthly Short Plays Lab is a joyous incubator of 10-minute stage pieces on their way to becoming great stage works. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Kick Off 15th Anniversary Celebration, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

In ancient Greece, the symposium was a drinking party where literary works were discussed. That's exactly what happens on Monday, December 16. Learn all that will go into this year's special 15th Anniversary Midtown International Theatre Festival (running July 14 through August 10, 2014); meet John Chatterton and his staff; and enjoy some holiday refreshments in the process. (more...)

Wanted: Scripts, Actors, Producers and Audience for FROM PAGE TO STAGE, 11/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for nearly two decades. The Midtown International Theatre Festival is a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival gives eager audiences a glimpse of new and engaging works of 30 - 60 minutes; and the monthly Short Plays Lab is a joyous incubator of 10-minute stage pieces on their way to becoming great stage works. (more...)

I'M SORRY Set for Mid Winter Madness Festival, 2/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Debbie Lannen has always felt strongly about treating other people with respect. With that in mind she has decided to bring a much needed message to the Mid Winter Madness Festival in NYC. Her new anti bullying play, 'I'm Sorry' centers around the idea of what life would be like if we learned not to do the things that make us have a reason to say 'I'm sorry'. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announced the winners of the MITF 2013 Season Awards. The Award ceremony was held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. (more...)

Manuel Igrejas' MARGARITA AND MAX Wins 'Best Short Play' at Midtown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Margarita and Max by Montclair resident, Manuel Igrejas, recently won awards for Best Short Play, Best Actress and Best Director at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. In the play Margarita is having a rough time. She's unemployed, broke and newly unattached. She's on her way to catch a bus to New York City (any resemblance to the #66 DeCamp bus is purely coincidental) to interview for a menial job she probably won't get. She could use a miracle. A strong spring breeze blows one of those ubiquitous black plastic bags into her path...and into her life. This is no ordinary bag and this is no ordinary day. Check out the short Margarita and Max promo. http://youtu.be/BpFm1tfN6z0 (more...)

Local Playwright Debbie Lannen Wins 'Audience Favorite' Award at Short Play Lab in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

Local Metro Detroit Playwright Debbie Lannen is making her name in The Big Apple. On Sat. Sept. 28 her play, Priscilla the Precious made it premiere at John Chatterton's Short Play Lab at the Roy Arias Theatre on 43rd Street. It was one of 11 plays selected to be presented in the program. At the Saturday performance ,Priscilla the Precious accumulated the most votes for audience favorite. Following the Sunday afternoon performance votes were tallied it was confirmed as the winner. (more...)

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