Renaissance Theaterworks Presents the Samuel French 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW), Milwaukee's only professional theater company dedicated to improving gender parity in the arts, returns to New York City to produce the short play, ALL OF THE EVERYTHING byAlayna Jacqueline (Barnes) at this year's Samuel French 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) in August 2019.

RTW's 2018 Br!NK New Play Festival included a production of the haunting and heartbreaking short play ALL OF THE EVERYTHING. Written by Minnesota native, Alayna Jacqueline, ALL OF THE EVERYTHING begins with a young African American couple out for a drive, where the woman begins to manipulate time in order to experience their entire future before they reach the destination that changes their lives forever.

After its successful premiere at Br!NK, RTW encouraged Jacqueline to submit ALL OF THE EVERYTHING to the OOB Festival. From over 900 initial submissions, Jacqueline has earned a place as a semi-finalist in the top 30. As a direct result of her experience with Br!NK, Jacqueline has asked RTW to produce and direct her short play this coming August in NYC. "We are honored she has asked us to participate and thrilled to accept this amazing opportunity!" shares RTW Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Suzan Fete.

ALL OF THE EVERYTHING will perform on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Vineyard Dimson 15th Street Theatre, NYC. Following the performances of the top 30 semi-finalists, 12 finalists will be selected to perform again on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Of those 12, the six festival winners will be announced on Saturday evening. These winners will have their short play published in the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival series, which is licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. This will be RTW's second trip to OOB. In 2015, RTW produced LUCKY NUMBERS by Gwendolyn Rice and made it to the final 12. "This time we aim to win!" laughs Fete in a joking, competitive tone. "Joking aside, this experience is so meaningful to the playwright and RTW, and how cool that this is our second time to NYC in less than 5 years?!"

Those interested in supporting RTW's trip to NYC can contribute online through the company's Indiegogo campaign. Details listed below.

SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL DETAILS

WHEN: August 21-25, 2019

WHERE: Vineyard's Dimson Theatre (108 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10031)

WHO: Samuel French (Publication/Festival Producer) and Renaissance Theaterworks (Producing Company) collaborate to present ALL OF THE EVERYTHING at this year's Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Competition

Written by Alayna Jacqueline (The Playwrights' Center)

Directed by Mallory Metoxen (Former RTW Artistic Associate, DePaul University)

Featuring Jennifer Young (DePaul University, Actor), Kamari Saxon (DePaul University, Actor), Izetta Rees (RTW Marketing & PR Director, Actor), & Trevor Rees (Professor, Director, Actor)

WHY: Celebrate the accomplishments and give voice to promising playwrights

EVENTS: A full list of festival events, playwrights, plays, and tickets can be found at https://www.oobfestival.com/

SUPPORT: Renaissance Theaterworks Takes Manhattan 2.0 at https://igg.me/at/RTWTakesManhattan/x#/

The 2019 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Final 30 are:

· Cluck Deluxe by Bonnie Antosh

· The Dark by Serena Berman

· Blue by Emily Hageman

· On A String by LyaNisha R. Gonzalez

· Winner by Amy Berryman

· A Rare Bird by Bella Poynton

· Partner Of - by Rachael Carnes

· Webster's Bitch by Jacqueline Bircher

· All of the Everything by Alayna Jacqueline

· The War Show by Lindsey Griffith

· Mama Won't Stay Dead by Charlotte Higgins

· CrossTalk by Eliana Pipes

· The Garden of Eden, on a Beautiful Day by Emily J. Daly

· Stay for Dinner by Becky McLaughlin

· Last Girls Trip by Dusty Noval

· I LOVE YOU ST. PETERSBURG! by Bixby Elliot

· Where the Fireworks Come From by Michael Pisaturo

· Bunkmates by Jeff Ronan

· End of the Line by Howard Ho (Book), Chris Edgar (Lyrics), Kristen Rea

· Gun Play by Dale Dunn

· Eight Twenty-Eight by Kevin Rich

· Perfectly Normal by J. Joseph Cox

· There's Room on Top by Richard Sebastian-Coleman

· Tidwell, or the Plantation Play by Rodney Witherspoon II

· The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb by Andrew R. Heinze

· Maybe by Nicholas Vasilios Pappas

· A small breach in protocol at Big Rick's Rockin' Skydive Academy by Daniel Hirsch

· ROUND by Johnny G. Lloyd

· Ground Chuck by Benjamin Carr

· Blanche in a Wheelchair by Aaron Leventman



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