John Chatterton News

MITF's Sweet 16 Short Play Lab Series Seeks Submissions; Deadline 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

John Chatteron's Sweet 16th Year is underway with a new installment of the widely popular Short Play Lab Series. More than a dozen works by seasoned pros and gifted newcomers alike will premiere at Roy Arias Studios this fall. (more...)

Two Cherries Productions to Present CHASING HEROES at Manhattan Rep, Begin. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Two Cherries Productions presents Chasing Heroes a new play by Shane Cherry for a limited engagement at Manhattan Rep (303 West 42nd Street) from August 27th through 29th. Chris Rivera directs. The cast features William Thomason, Brian Esposito, Mark Jonathan, Chris Rivera, Monique Sanchez, Austin Boykin, Corey Crysler, Ali Wetzeland Elsbeth Denman. (more...)

OLD MEN ARE FULL OF S**T Set for MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

John Chatterton's venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival once again earned it name with a staged reading of a new play by emerging playwright Mohammed Saad Ali. The brusquely titled 'OLD MEN ARE FULL OF S**T' tells the story of Ismail, a Pakistani whose been in America for more than 20 years (played with great humor and biting wit by Jay Paranada) but, because of an error in paperwork might be deported as an illegal immigrant to Pakistan, a place he left as a baby. (more...)

Michael Mack's CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER: A JOURNEY OF FAITH to Play NYMITF thru 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This month, as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right. JULIA & BUDDY - A romantic comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY (more...)

15th Anniversary Season of Midtown International Theatre Festival Opened with Inaugural Party on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Talent and wine flowed freely at the historic Actor's Temple on 47th Street Sunday evening, July 6, as John Chatterton's 15th anniversary season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival began with a joyous party featuring snippets of some of the 75 productions featured this year in a festival that includes fully-staged plays and musicals, as well as one-acts, 10-minute plays, readings, and cabaret performances. (more...)

COVER to Play MITF, 7/15-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The love that dare not speak its name becomes exactly that in Bill McMahon's heart-tugging work Cover, a play which examines the fault lines found in even the most committed relationships. Produced by Tony Award-winning producer Jim Kierstead and directed by Paul J. Michael, Cover will be performed Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm, Thursday, July 17 at 7:45pm, Saturday, July 26 at 4:15pm, Sunday, July 27 at 7pm, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, July 29 at 6pm at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street. (more...)

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER Set for MITF, 7/14-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Next month as a part of the 15th Anniversary Season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Michael Mack will perform the NY premiere of his acclaimed solo show Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith, which will run from Monday, July 14 thru Saturday, August 2 at the Jewel Box Theater (312 West 36th St, 4th Floor). Spanning four decades after his childhood experience of clergy sexual abuse, Mack's award-winning solo play is his spiritual autobiography charting the crime, the wreckage, and his astonishing, redemptive return to the Catholic Church. (more...)

Josh Powell, Amy Griffin, Daniel Rowan and More to Star in THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS at MITF, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Starting in the 1930s right through the 1980s, a quiet shift was taking place -- family-owned farms began to slowly disappear from the American landscape. They were replaced by huge malls, housing developments, or absorbed by larger commercial enterprises. The vanishing of America's farming community serves as the inspiration for This Will All Be Yours, a play with music by playwright and former New York Times columnist Laura Pedersen. It is one of the featured plays of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, July 14 - August 10, 2014. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Lineup for 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF and John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way. Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For much of that time, his brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre becoming 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 once bachelor MITF now has a full family of arts programs: The Short Play Lab, which will be part of this year's festivities; Cabaret MITF - featuring Broadway and cabaret performers - also be part of this summer's festivities; and the Commercial Division spotlighting works whose production values and subject matter are the stuff for Off- [and on] Broadway; and, of course, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival and the MITF Children's Theatre Festival shared in the fun earlier this year. (more...)

The M Center Hosts Psychic Night, Presents Playwriting Class Projects, Belly Dancer and CRiCKeT Lecture Over the Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The M's second psychic night was a rousing success. With lines out the door for tarot card readings, it was a good thing that Mary Elizabeth Micari invited guest reader Giovanni Conti to join her at the tables. People came from as near as down the block and as far as Long Island to learn what was in the cards for them from experienced readers, Mary and Giovanni. 'We were excited to come, so we made a night of it, we went to one of the restaurants here and then after, we went for drinks ... I miss Brooklyn!' exclaimed Gina Ocello. (more...)

John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

John Chatterton's celebrated Short Play lab series concludes its current season with a dozen hot topics in two programs over one weekend. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theaters will be the premiere a final set of 12 new short plays before beginning the festivities that is the 15th Anniversary Season of THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this 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 this weekend, April 26 and 27. (more...)

SHORT PLAY LAB SERIES Continues at MITF This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend next weekend with John Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. Today & 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...)

DEATHBED, SHORT PLAY LAB SERIES and THE GREENE TOUCH Open This Week in NYC, 4/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Three new productions will open this week at three Off-Off-Broadway locations in New York City: Ripple Effects Artists' Deathbed, John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series, and New York Conservatory's The Greene Touch. Check out all the details below! (more...)

MITF Continues Short Play Lab Series on 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend this 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 on April 26 and 27. (more...)

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...)

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