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First Annual NY Winter Theatre & Arts Festival - Jan 10-16 at Producers Club Two

Ergo Entertainment, producers of the feature film Paper Clips, and last years Tony Award Winning play Long Day's Journey into Night, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring its first annual New York Winter Theatre and Arts Festival at the Producers Club Two, 616 Ninth Avenue (between 43rd & 44th St.) in New York City. This year's theme is "Celebrating Women" & will feature diverse independent performances from up & coming actors, musicians & comics, including the New York debut of Courtney Fine's one-woman show, Me2.

Each evening will begin with at 7:30pm with a fifteen minute award presentation. The awards presented throughout the Festival will be:

Δ The Rising Star Award for new faces in the N.Y. Theater and Arts

Julie Crosby, producer, off-Broadway play Mankynd

Δ The Producers Award for excellence in the area of Production
Kara Medoff, producer, off-Broadway play Modern Orthodox

Δ The Angel Award for special patron of the N.Y. Theater and Arts
Deann Halper, Board Member NY Stage and Film

Δ The Artists Award for Excellence in Performance
TBA

Δ The Writers Award for excellence in writing
Barbara Hammond, author, "Paper Tigers", "Norman & Beatrice"

Δ The Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia Bosworth

Δ Community Service Award
Abigail Rosin, founder of Groove with Me

The Festival will present two performances per evening at 7:45 & 10:00pm with the exception of January 10th & 13th. On January 10th the Festival welcomes attendees to an opening night gathering at Fredericks, 8 West 58th next to the Paris Theater, following the 7:45 show. A full schedule of performances will be available in the Festival program.

The headline act for the Festival is the new one act play written by & starring Courtney Fine, Me2. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Ms. Fine served as the Director of Marketing in the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. The Festival will mark Courtney's return to New York & the New York debut of her play. Me2 will begin on January 13th & run for three nights.

New York comedienne & author Elizabeth Warner will appear January 10, 11 & 12 at 7:45pm. The new musical talent Arielle (www.arriellemusic.com) will bring an "unplugged" style version of her set to the stage on various nights throughout the Festival. Arielle's beautiful voice & her lyrical verses will delight even the most discerning audience. More acts & events are planned for the weeklong Festival.

Christopher Cartmill will present a staged reading of his play La Chasse, a mid- 1800's period piece that investigates age-old issues surrounding the relationships between men & women. La Chasse will close the Festival.

Festival Tickets for entry to any & all acts are $40. New York City employees will be able to purchase Festival Tickets at a discounted $30. Event Tickets for each act are $20 & available at the door. Please rsvp or email questions to: festival@ergoentertainment.com.

Ergo Entertainment will donate a portion of the Festival proceeds to ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation, is dedicated to the establishment & support of creative & performing art exhibitions, titled Express Yourself, featuring the works of children & young adults suffering from life-threatening & chronic illnesses.

SCHEDULE

Mon. Jan 10

7:30pm Honoree Presentation
7:45-9pm Comic stylings of Elizabeth Warner
9pm Opening reception party at Fredericks at 8 W. 58th Street

Tues. Jan 11

73:0pm Honoree Presentation
7:45-9pm Elizabeth Warner
10pm "unplugged' musical performance by Arielle

Wed. Jan 12

7:30pm Honoree Presentation
7:45pm SPECIAL READING "Norman & Beatrice"
10pm Arielle

Thurs. Jan 13

7:30pm Honoree Presentation
7:45-9pm Me2 starring Courtney Fine

Fri. Jan 14

7:30pm Honoree Presentation
7:45-9pm Me2 starring Courtney Fine
9-10pm Elizabeth Warner

Sat. Jan 15

730pm Honoree Presentation
7:45-9pm Me2/Courtney Fine 10pm Arielle

Sun. Jan 16

4:45pm Honoree Presentation
4:45-9:45pm LA CHASSE by Chris Cartmill


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