Nick Radu's IMAGINARY to Play 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival

By: Aug. 29, 2016
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Nick Radu's Imaginary has been selected as part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival on September 7th at 7 PM at the Elektra Theater (Times Square Arts Center). Under the direction of Malini Singh McDonald, the company will present an excerpt of the play.

Jack Cartwright has passed on after being involved in a tragic car accident. Before passing on to "the other side," Jack must take on the job as Imaginary Friend to 8-year-old Molly Hamilton. Jack is just another notch in Molly's candy lipstick case as she has been through six Imaginary Friends already in her short life. Sampson, the angelic spirit in charge of the Imaginary Friend Network, explains the rules of imaginary friending to a reluctant Jack, who finds the task slightly more daunting than he expected.

Nick Radu is an actor, writer, director, producer from Canton, Ohio. He is a member of Theatre Beyond Broadway. Nick has worked on TV pilots, film productions, and numerous theater projects in NYC. Favorite acting credits include Tony Wendice (DIAL M FOR MURDER), Cain/Japeth (CHILDREN OF EDEN), Philip (THE LION IN WINTER), and Oscar Lindquist (SWEET CHARITY). Nick is currently writing a musical, LONELY MOON, as well as a novel, 3225. Nick loves collaborating with other artists and looks forward to creating exceptional art and connection.

Malini Singh McDonald has an MFA in Directing, Actor's Studio Drama School and a BA in Theatre Arts & English Literature, Baruch College. Directing credits include TORCH SONG TRILOGY, NO EXIT, LOOK BACK IN ANGER, PLAZA SUITE, IMAGINARY, ONE FOR THE ROAD, BROOKLYN RX. Malini is also the founder of Theatre Beyond Broadway which is a platform that fosters and promotes the independent artist. Learn more at and

The company includes Greg Carere (THE DOWNTOWN LOOP, DEAD SPECIAL CRABS); Marley Cetti is a current student at TADA!, competitive baton twirler with The City Twirlers, (IMAGINARY, Speranza Festival); Ian McDonald (Dogberry in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Ed in TORCH SONG TRILOGY); Laura Cetti (Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; Dr. Carol in PIECES - Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical); Trey K. Blackburn (Choir Member, THE CHRISTIANS (Playwright's Horizons); (Blue in INVASION - Estrogenius Festival, Best Actor Award); Stephanie Andersen (Abigail in THE GEOGRAPHY OF NOWHERE, Grace in BLUE SCATTERS MOST).

The New York New Works Theatre Festival (August 29th - October 5th) was created as a artistic give-back project, the third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival (NYNW) at the Times Square Arts Centre is the only cost-effective festival of its kind that helps Broadway and television's next generation of writers by exposing them to audiences and providing the mentoring of a panel of Broadway Producers, Emmy and Tony Award Winners who each donate their time for this endeavor.


Performance Date: Wednesday, September 7th at 7pm

Venue: The Elektra Theatre at The Times Square Arts Center at 300 W. 43rd Street - 2nd Floor