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Riley Thomas's CONVICTED to Make World Premiere at 2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

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Riley Thomas's CONVICTED to Make World Premiere at 2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

Dark Prophet Productions in association with Broadway Bound Theatre Festival have announced the world premiere of CONVICTED, written and directed by Riley Thomas (Stuck, Wearing Black).

CONVICTED will play Fri, Aug 4th at 12:30pm, Fri, Aug 11th at 7:30pm, and Mon, Aug 14th at 4:00pm, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and are available at www.broadwayboundfestival.com or by calling 646-395-4310.

"Convicted is an agile, engaging drama with a hint of mystery and thriller that wouldn't be out of place on television." -- shares playwright and director Riley Thomas -- "In fact, the best way to describe it is as a gay Law & Order episode on stage. While themes of advocacy are woven through the play, the purpose of Convicted is not to preach to the choir. It is a call-to-arms for the LGBTQ community to do more to connect with those who continue to resist equality. Convicted abandons typical gay storylines in favor of exploring ideas that unite the community and offer a broader array of LGBTQ characters."

The local director of an LGBTQ advocacy organization becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when her intern is arrested for killing the fundamentalist mother of a young boy.

Starring Dylan Boyd* (Bway: Finding Neverland), Nandita Chandra (Film/TV: Falling Water, The Leftovers), David M. Farrington, Jennifer Knox* (Film/TV: The Dark Knight), Lacretta* (Bway: Disaster! Tour; The Book of Mormon), Steven Maier (Film/TV: Falling Water, Billions), Rachel Kara Pérez* (Latin Grammy Nominee), Sabina Petra* (Tour: Beauty and the Beast).

CONVICTED plays the following three performances: Friday, August 4th at 12:30pm; Friday, August 11th at 7:30pm; and Monday, August 14th at 4:00pm. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and are available at www.broadwayboundfestival.com or by calling 646-395-4310. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performances. Running Time: 90 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Riley Thomas (Playwright, Director) is a New York based playwright/composer. Notable projects include the feature film Stuck starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti. His musicals Stuck and Wearing Black have collectively won five awards at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF). He is a member of ASCAP, a 2017 New Group Playwright Workshop participant, a 2016 Weston Playhouse Invited Artist, recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant and Johnny Mercer Songwriter's Certificate. His work has been performed all over the country and in NYC, notably at famous venues such as Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Feinstein's/54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman and The Duplex. www.rileythomaswriter.com

BROADWAY BOUND THEATRE FESTIVAL is reclaiming the theatre festival experience. In this our inaugural year, we are thrilled to present curated new works by exceptional playwrights from around the country. By working closely with these writers in producing their plays, our end focus is to give you a complete New York Theater experience at an affordable price. See great work in the making as we help prepare them for a bigger stage, with a goal of becoming a launching pad for regional, Off Broadway and Broadway transfers. Enjoy our curated selection of exceptional new works in this community-building, joyous celebration of staged theatre. And find out why...we are more than just a bunch of plays. www.broadwayboundfestival.com


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