SIN- A New Fashioned Spectacle of Legendary Vice Opens March 24 at The Sanford Meisner Studios

On the Leesh Productions (Alicia Arinella, Producing Director) to present Sin, 8 sinful one-acts about the 7 deadly sins. Written by Josh Ben Friedman, Thomas Higgins, Damion Luaiye, Hettienne Park, Daria Polatin, Louise Rozett, James Scrugg, Ellen Shanman, directed by Dan Fields and John Ruocco. The first performance will begin on March 24 through Sunday April 3 at the Sanford Meisner Studios (164 11th Avenue).

Come one come all, for a unique exploration into the darkest parts of your psyche. SIN is an intelligent evening of fun, scandal, and deviance. Eight short plays by some of NY's best young playwrights, highlighting the seven deadliest of our hidden vices. Sin - it's where New Yorkers go after dark.

Creative staff includes: Diana Whitten (Production Design), Jessica Jahn (Costume Design) and Chris Conti (Lighting Design), Chris Reising (Lighting Design).

Begins on March 24 – April 3, 2005 Performance Schedule: Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3PM

The Sanford Meisner Studio is located at 164 11th Avenue (11th Ave btwn 22nd & 23rd. CE train to 23rd St.)

Tickets are $15 call 212-352-0255 or visit

On the Leesh Productions is a New York City based company devoted to the production of innovative, energetic and challenging film and theater. Established and active for three years now, On the Leesh projects range from music videos to theatrical showcases to short and feature length films. We are comprised of a core team of collaborators interested in new and provocative subject matter, in unhindered visual experimentation, and in realizing the work of new and like-minded creative voices. Currently we have a wide range of projects in development, including several short films, a feature film, and a full-length play.

Dan Fields (Director) directed and produced the first U.S. revival in 56 years of Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck (L.A. Times Top 10 Productions of 2000; L.A. Weekly Revival of the Year). His production of Glen Berger's The Wooden Breeks was nominated for L.A. Weekly's Production of the Year and Best Direction. Mr. Fields was the original Assistant Director and then Resident Director of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, as well as Associate Director of the Broadway production of The Graduate. In addition to productions in Los Angeles, La Jolla, Portland, Hawaii and Off-Broadway, he directed many productions in Seattle, where he was a Resident Director at Annex Theatre. As Artistic Associate at Manhattan Theatre Club, Fields produced David Ives' Polish Joke, Marsha Norman's Last Dance, Joe Hortua's Between Us at City Center, and Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour and Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway. Fields recently produced the world premiere of Winter Miller's The Penetration Play for 13 Playwrights, Inc., and directed Morgan Fairchild in the current national tour of The Graduate.

John Ruocco (Director) recent credits include Nerds (New York Stage & Film), Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years Repertory Theater of St. Louis), A Good Man (NAMT Festival 2004 and Musical Theater Works), Liz Tuccillo's Joe Fearless: A Fan Dance (Ford's Center) and Fair Fight 2: The Sequel (Naked Angels), Second Skin by Chay Yew (Brave New World), Company (Actor's Express), The Rothko Room by Stuart Spencer (EST Marathon 2000), Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine by Warren Leight (Penguin Rep), Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts's The Gingerbread House (New Harmony Project and Playwright's Horizons), Avenue X (Repertory of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park & Merrimack Rep), Little Kit and Appelamando's Dreams (Vineyard Theater), The Music Man (Sundance Theater Institute), Fair Fight: A Mean Little Dance (Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, New York Stage and Film, Naked Angels), a national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella with the Joffery II, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charles Playhouse), Hair (Emelin Theater), as well as several productions with the Juilliard School, Ensemble Studio Theater, New York Stage & Film and Naked Angels. Choreography credits include Really Rosie (Atlantic Theater Company), Quincy Long's The Lively Lad (NYS&F, the Off-Off-Broadway hit Viva Las Vegas, Mojo (Atlantic Theater Company), and Michael Mayer's productions of Hundreds of Hats (WPA) and A History of the American Film (The Juilliard School).

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