Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 began at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), on July 17 and continues through August 29. The Off-Broadway Opening Party was held at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria last night, August 10, in New York City, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below!

This year's SUMMER SHORTS cast features Clea Alsip (Stage Kiss at Playwright's Horizons), Mary Bacon (Rock and Roll on Broadway), Michelle Beck (The Bridge Project at BAM), Justin Bernegger (The Frogs at La Mama), Lauren Blumenfeld (The Assembled Parties at MTC), W. Tre Davis (Zooman and the Sign at Signature Theatre), Meg Gibson(Slipping at Rattlestick), Merritt Janson (House for Sale withTransport Group), J.J. Kandel (Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker),Colby Minifie (Punk Rock at MCC), KK Moggie (Grace at MCC), Alfredo Narciso (Edgewise at NYTW), Kellie Overbey(Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons), Tanis Parenteau (The Way They Live with The Civilians at MoMa), and Carmen Zilles (Scenes from a Marriage at NYTW).

Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (a ticket to both Series A & B) is $40 (available until August 12). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.

SUMMER SHORTS SERIES A:

10K written and directed by Neil LaBute

With Clea Alsip (Stage Kiss at Playwright's Horizons) and J.J. Kandel (Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker)

A man and a woman meet on a wooded path while jogging. Is it an accident or something planned? Is it the first time or the hundredth? 10K is a suburban mystery shot through with humor and tension and desire.

THE SENTINELS by Matthew Lopez, directed by Stephen Brackett

With Mary Bacon (Rock and Roll on Broadway), Michelle Beck (The Bridge Project at BAM), Meg Gibson (Slipping at Rattlestick) and Kellie Overbey (Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons)

Once a year in September, Alice, Christa and Kelly gather at a small downtown coffee shop for breakfast. There the three woman catch up on each other's lives and remember another September morning many years ago.

GLENBURN 12 WP by Vickie Ramirez, directed by Kel Haney

With W. Tre Davis (Zooman and the Sign at Signature Theatre) and Tanis Parenteau (The Way They Live with The Civilians at MoMa)

A Native American woman and a Black man walk into a bar taking refuge from the "die-in" protests at Grand Central over police brutality. With the pub deserted and bartender strangely absent, these two strangers have their run of the place. But as the liquor starts to flow, so do some inconvenient truths.

SUMMER SHORTS SERIES B:

BUILT written and directed by Robert O'Hara

With Justin Bernegger (The Frogs at La Mama) and Merritt Janson (House for Sale with Transport Group)

Mason and Mrs. Back meet in an empty space. A transaction is made. And the truth takes its toll.

LOVE LETTERS TO A DICTATOR by Stella Fawn Ragsdale, directed by Logan Vaughn

With Colby Minifie (Punk Rock at MCC)

Stella is a writer. Stella lives in New York. Stella misses her family. Stella worries about being good. Stella writes North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il for advice. Kim Jong-Il writes back. A play about looking for answers in all the wrong places.

UNSTUCK by Lucy Thurber, directed by Laura Savia

With Lauren Blumenfeld (The Assembled Parties at MTC), KK Moggie (Grace at MCC), Alfredo Narciso (Edgewise at NYTW) and Carmen Zilles (Scenes from a Marriage at NYTW)

Everyone wants something from Pete. Jackie wants advice on her new tap routine. Sara wants confirmation she's not a narcissist. And Deirdre just wants him to get off the damn sofa. But Pete is stuck - in more ways than one. A play about a man who can solve anyone's problem except his own.

Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Throughline Artists

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Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Clea Alsip

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Clea Alsip

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Colby Minifie

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Jeffrey Gould and Neil LaBute

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Clea Alsip and J.J. Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Merritt Janson and Justin Bernegger

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
J.J. Kandel, Clea Alsip and Neil LaBute

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
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Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Colby Minifie and Jeffrey Gould

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Neil LaBute, Krysta Hibbard and J.J. Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Edward Mermelstein, Alexander Dinelaris, JJ Kandel , Jeffrey Gould, Lenore Conviser Gould, and Rocco Andriota

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Daniel Rech , Elysabeth Kleinhans, Danielle Feder, and Ginger Dzerk

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Alexander Dinelaris, Jeffrey Gould, and Lenore Conviser Gould

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Alexander Dinelaris, JJ Kandel

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Peter Tear, Ginger Dzerk , Elysabeth Kleinhans, Danielle Feder, and Daniel Rech

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Peter Tear, JJ Kandel, and Elysabeth Kleinhans

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Ginger Dzerk and JJ Kandel

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Stella Fawn Ragsdale and Logan Vaughn

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Logan Vaughn

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Dede Ayite, Isabella Carter, Nick Moore, Rebecca Lord-Surratt, and Greg MacPherson

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Zuzanna Szadkowski, Meg Gibson, Michelle Beck, and Isabel Thornton

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Zuzanna Szadkowski, Meg Gibson, Michelle Beck, and Isabel Thornton

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Colby Minifie and Logan Vaughn

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Jesse Alick, JJ Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Colby Minifie, Logan Vaughn, and Krysta Hibbard

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Chris McFarland, Jenna Lazar, DeeDee Katchen, Richard, and Leigh-Nilsen

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Tre Davis, and Tanis Parenteau

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Stella Fawn Ragsdale, Logan Vaughn, and Krysta Hibbard

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Jeffrey Gould and JJ Kandel

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Tanis Parenteau and Vickie Ramirez

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Tre Davis, Tanis Parenteau, Vickie Ramirez, and Kel Hane

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Kevin Snipes, and JJ Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Alfredo Narciso, Laura Savia, KK Moggie, Carmen Zilles, Lucy Thurber, and Ali Stoner

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
DeeDee Katchen, Alexander Dinelaris, and Krysta Hibbard

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
DeeDee Katchen, Alexander Dinelaris, and Krysta Hibbard

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Alexander Dinelaris and Jeffrey Gould

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Kyra Wagstaff and Mikki Sodergren

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Kyra Wagstaff, Mikki Sodergren, and JJ Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Casey Reitz and Ilene Rosen Flowers

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Alexander Dinelaris and Jeffrey Gould

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
Elena Bezborodoval, Yuliya Vdovina, Stacy Rusetskaya, and JJ Kandel

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
The NY: "SUMMER SHORTS 2015" Off-Broadway Opening Party at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria on August 10, 2015 in New York City.

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