Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival

There is no place like New York! With a city this rich in culture, scandal, and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival and Be Bold! Productions encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC - themed festival each June.

Celebrating its 7th year, "Only in New York" opened Thursday, June 8 and ran for three weeks. Each week four/five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student), was presented with a "Best of the Week" production, selected by audience vote.

Playwrights from all over the country submitted their plays earlier this year. The festival panel selected 15 plays for presentation. The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at the Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years.

The Winner of Week Two was "The Most Lamentable Tragedy of The Bull of Queens" by Brian Scanlan, which is a symbolic play that takes on political issues of today. Through contemporary/ interpretative motion we see a comical Shakespearean tale of a bull who has escaped his holdings. He finds life on the outside of his gate just to be judged and taken out of life just as quickly.

The Winner of Week Three was "Ladies in Waiting" by Miranda Jackel. Auditions can be rough enough without annoying actresses wrecking your prep. Girls audition and give their all to the theater and yet sometimes it's not enough. It's an unfair business; sometimes you get passed up for a role to Lindsey Lohan.

The NYC Festival runs June 8th - 25th at the Players Theatre in the 3rd floor Steve and Marie Sgouros Black Box located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village. Performances are Thursday and Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 3p. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: www.shortplaynyc.com or at the box office. A complete listing of the plays is below. The Short Play and Musical Festival (SPF) is presented three times a year. The October theme is horror and the February theme is SEX!

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Winner of Week Two! Brian Scanlan's The Most Lamentable Tragedy of The Bull of Queens

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Sam Johnson in The Brother by Lawrence Kessenich

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Nestor Garland in The Brother by Lawrence Kessenich

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
The Brother by Lawrence Kessenich

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
The Manhattan Medium by Anne V. Grob

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Leslie C. Nemet in The Manhattan Medium by Anne V. Grob

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Ellen Karis in The Manhattan Medium by Anne V. Grob

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Football Game by Mark William Butler

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Football Game by Mark William Butler

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Football Game by Mark William Butler

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
Winner of Week 3! Ladies in Waiting by Miranda Jackel

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