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NYTE Hosts The Great American Pie Off 7/10


New York Theatre Experiment (NYTE) presents THE THIRD ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN PIE-OFF featuring  Ash Fulk, Top Chef Contestant (Season 6), Daniel Gritzer, Time Out NY Contributor Ron Silver, Owner/Chef Bubby's Pie Company Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at The Galway Hooker 7 E 36th Street (Between 5th Ave and Madison) *Private Upstairs Room

Admission is only $10 and includes 2 pie-tastings of your choice!

*Purchase in advance online and get 2 additional tastings FREE per person!*

OR: Purchase our UNLIMITED package for $20 and sample EVERY pie!

Additional Pie Tastings can be added to your regular admission ticket: $1 per taste or $5 for 8 tastes.
Food and drink will also be available for purchase from the bar.

Baking a pie? Register online at PayPal and pay $15, in advance.

Or register on July 10, in person, for $20 (in cash).

>To register a pie, click here:

To purchase regular admission, click here:

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It's back!

New York Theatre Experiment is celebrating our 2010 season!
And you're invited to the best party of the year!

The Third Annual Great American Pie-Off:
A Benefit for New York Theatre Experiment

Bake a Pie!
Think you're the best baker out of all of your friends? Prove it!
Think your office/theatre company/sports team/frat house can beat any single baker?
Or at least have fun trying? Show us! And win!

Enter a pie individually OR as a group (up to 5 members) and win one of our fabulous prizes!

Prizes already announced include amazing donations from Le Poisson Rouge, Quad Cinema, City Winery, Time Out New York, and more!

The winning pies, judged on taste, presentation, and originality will be selected by our fabulous celebrity judges:

Ash Fulk, Top Chef Contestant (Season 6)
Daniel Gritzer, Time Out NY Contributor
Ron Silver, Owner of Bubby's Pie Company

Come taste delicious pie, watch the World Cup, and have lots of fun!

Also: Bid in our silent auction for stunning prizes, including headshot, spa, and gym packages, handcrafted jewelry, and
merchandise from the Broadway hit American Idiot!

Click here to see pictures from last year!:


Ash Fulk - Top Chef

Ash, a contestant on the wildly popular Bravo series Top Chef (Season 6), recently stepped down as the Sous Chef at Trestle on Tenth in New York City, and is currently looking for a kitchen of his own. He began his cooking career in Oakland, California and quickly realized he loved life in the kitchen. From Oakland he moved to San Diego where he helped open Cafe Chloe and worked as Sous Chef at the W Hotel. He enjoys working with foods that are regional and seasonal and follows the motto
"if it grows together, it goes together."


From the kitchens of New York to the mountains of Southern Italy, Gritzer has spent years pursuing his love of food and cooking. Having turned down a bar mitzvah in favor of a stage at Chanterelle when he was 13 years old, Gritzer eventually became the Sous Chef at both Beppe, under Cesare Casella, and Aix, under Didier Virot. He's spent roughly one year working on organic farms throughout Europe, including shepherding in Molise, Italy, working the barbera and dolcetto wine harvests in Piedmont, making charcuterie in the Lot et Garonne, France, and harvesting almonds in Andalucia. No gastronomic adventure is too daunting:
He once ate a wild rat on a remote Pacific beach in Colombia.

Ron Silver - Owner/Chef of Bubby's Pie Company

Ron Silver started cooking at the age of six and hasn't stopped since. His earliest influence was his mother who was known for both her experimentation in the kitchen and her recipe box full of traditional Jewish and American recipes, which she inherited from her mother and grandmother. As a young chef-in-training, Ron chose the old-fashioned method of learning the cooking trade and became an apprentice to chefs of fine restaurants. He soon grew tired of petite portions arranged in architectural magnificence. The question bothered him, "Don't people prefer eating meatloaf?" The mischievous side of him took over and he began challenging the trend of the
moment. His fascination with the roots of American cuisine intensified. Aside from spending his hours off work writing, he became obsessed with entering the New York State Fair Pie Contest. This is when he began baking pies. Even though his own dear Bubby wasn't known for her pies per se, Ron thought it fitting to honor her, and this is how Bubby's Pie Company was born.


Welcome to the 2010 Season: "The 2020 Experiment"!


Each year, NYTE's work is framed by a guiding question or topic that relates to the current cultural moment and amplifies a particular aspect of our mission. In 2009, with "The (your voice here) Experiment," we embraced the new day in America and spent a season exploring "the voice of now" as part of an effort to explore the rapidly changing present moment that characterized our shifting political and social culture in 2009.

This year, we embark on "The 2020 Experiment," a deep exploration of the power of vision and perspective. We are looking towards the future and inviting our community into the dialogue as we consider the inspirations and strategies that will help guide us all on our creative journeys over the next ten years. Join us for a year of creative offerings that range from moving, provocative and introspective to zany, satirical and irreverent. We will explore how distance, perspective, and time shape our relationship to art and life events, bringing complex issues into sharper focus and illuminating these extraordinary moments with "20/20 vision."


As we look forward to 2020, we'll examine the future of our art form and our role in moving it forward. We kicked off our season with the SOLD OUT Generations Project -- a season-long community dialogue on the power of vision, leadership and mentorship in the arts. We will continue to examine the contributions of visionaries, past and present, and encourage community members to consider their own visions as the next generation of leaders in the American theatre. We were so pleased to be joined by a panel of exciting arts visionaries and some of our own personal mentors, including Anne Bogart (Artistic Director of Siti Company), Seth Barrish (Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group), Maryellen Kernaghan (former Artistic Director of Plays for Living, an award-winning arts education company), Beth Milles (Professor of Theatre at Cornell University), and Virginia Louloudes (Executive Director of A.R.T/NY).


This year will feature our ongoing One NYTE Stands Reading Series, our third annual Great American Pie-Off, and the WORLD PREMIERE production of Barton Bishop's "UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN"!

Plus much more!

Current projects in development include company member Joseph Schultz's docu-theatre piece
about alcohol, first developed at NYTE's Summer Camp program last season. And, thanks to the generous support of The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the partnership of West Bronx Academy for the Future, we are launching an expanded Lift Every Voice program model in 2010, which extends the reach and deepens the impact of this innovative arts education program. This new model now includes more extensive theatre training, as well as college readiness support, mentoring, and additional leadership opportunities for returning participants.


To express an interest in working with NYTE, serving on the Lift Every Voice staff or volunteering, please email us at

And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of NYTE's news!

Our Mission:

Founded in 2004, New York Theatre Experiment ( is an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to the development and support of new voices in the American theatre. Recognized by New York Magazine and The New York Post, New York Theatre Experiment's programming and productions in a given season relate to a guiding "Experiment," a provocative theme or issue that speaks to the current cultural moment and engages our community in an immersive, innovative examination of our social & cultural landscape. Our Experiments are designed to provide a forum in which audiences and artists alike can explore the most pressing questions of our times in visceral ways. NYTE is working to cultivate the artists, leaders and audiences of tomorrow by providing a creative and developmental home for our artistic community.

The company members of New York Theatre Experiment (NYTE) are Rori Bergman, Emberli Edwards, Laura Gale,
Allyson Morgan & Joseph Schultz.



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