New York New Works Theatre Festival Announces 2014 Finalists; Festival Begins 8/20

By: Aug. 05, 2014
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The New York New Works Theatre Festival introduces the best of today's aspiring new authors to the Broadway community!

Philanthropist and Producer, Gene Fisch, Jr. has aggregated a distinguished panel of Emmy Award Winners and Broadway Producers to review the best aspiring writers from around the country. "The objective was to create one of the first festivals that legitimately introduces new writers to the industry's decision makers. It's the first festival of its kind as each panelist is either a Broadway Producer or is an executive involved with an Emmy Award winning show", says Fisch.

The NYNW Theatre Festival is sure to be exciting!

First Round (August 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th)

Semi-Finals (September 3rd and 4th)

Finals (Sept 9th)

First Prize includes $500.00 and the opportunity for the author's production to be aired on a local media outlet. All have the opportunity to "audition" for industry decision makers through their submissions. Fisch adds, "Mentors have a the ability to change lives. This festival provides each artist with their "brass ring" shot at being mentored by individuals who can have a significant impact on their careers."

The Festival's venue will be the Times Square Arts Center, located at 300 West 43rd Street, only a block off Broadway, in the heart of the world's premier theatre district.

Meet our distinguished panel of Broadway Producers and Emmy Award winners:

Emmy Award Winner, Paul Sladkus Broadway Producer, Larry Kaye

Emmy Award Winner, Brian Gramling Broadway Producer, Gene Fisch, Jr.

Broadway Producer, Julia Broder Emmy Award winner, Paula Levine

Broadway Producer, Stu Sternbach Emmy Award winner, Lucia Kaiser

Broadway Producer, Lauren Schneider Broadway Producer, Lizabeth Zindel

Emmy Award winning show Production Supervisor, Vincent Morano

Emmy and Tony Award Disney Empire executive, Sjon Dowel

TICKET information and performance dates:

Tickets For Aug. 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and Sept. 2nd performances are on sale now at:

Finalist and performance dates:

Aug. 20th Finalists

7:00 pm Curtain

Acoustic Space by Anthony Marinelli

Straight Sarah E. Taylor

Hold Your Peace by Laryssa Wirstiuk

Darling by Erika Jenko

Admissions by Caryn Robbins & Amy Pappas

Aug. 21st Finalists

7:00 pm Curtain

The Fifth Commandant by Karin Diann Williams

On The Death Of June by Rosa Nagle

McTrue Hollywood Story by Grant Bowen

Quiet Wind by Kim Snyder

Death of the Dollar Michael Maher

Aug. 27th Fianlists

7:00 pm Curtain

Stick 'Em Up (or not) Paul M. Bauer

Woosical by Kristen Tumminello & Kelley Birney

Sleeping With Earrings On by Stephanie Iscovitz & Kerry Kenny

Mr. Daniels by Jonathan Green

Since I've Been Here by Jordan Bean

Aug. 28th Finalists

7:00 pm Curtain

Fly Home In My Dreams by Jason Furlani

E-Date by James Behr

Projection by Liz Morgan

The World Is a Monster by John Newman

Wagabu by Eleanor Bullock

One Person Shows Aug. 2nd Finalists

7:00 PM Curtain

The Gospel According to Josh by Josh Rivedal

Glory Days by Essie Martsinkovsky

Norf by Jeremy O. Harris

For Closure by Gabby Creery

House of Doors by Yvonne Hernandez

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