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Thirsty Turtle Productions Announces Workshop Series

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New York-based theater company, Thirsty Turtle Productions (TTP) is proud to announce its first ever Summer Workshop Series and the world premiere of three new plays - Angel of Mercy/Angel of Death by Dennis X. Tseng, Betty My Love, Betty My God by Rami Metal and REMoirs by Leah Hendrick, each debuting in workshop form for one night only on August 19, 20 and 21, respectively.   

TTP's Summer Workshop Series is an experiment combining maximum creativity and talent and minimal time and budget: three up-and-coming playwrights were paired with three experienced directors, a talented cast of actors and designers, $100 to spend on the production and three weeks to rehearse.  

"August is quite possibly the hottest and stickiest time of year in New York, so what better time to create a pressure cooker of creative energy, throw some fresh, new works in, restrict the time and budget, and see what comes out?" says TTP Artistic Director, Ian Crawford.  "We are very excited to explore these new plays in this exciting process, especially as it truly encompasses the spirit of TTP's mission."

About the Plays

Angel of Mercy/Angel of Death by Dennis X. Tseng - An angel and a demon fall in love at first sight, God and Satan have an argument, and Heaven and Hell remain static in this otherworldly tale of freedom and destiny.

Betty My Love, Betty My God by Rami Metal - A daring, imaginative epic of love, lust and power, centered on a bewitching deity named Betty, whom no one can escape and no one can resist.  

REMoirs by Leah Hendrick - Babe, a frustrated and misunderstood teen, journeys through her dreams in search of a mother and what it means to be a woman in a world laden with myth and symbolism.

Workshop Details

    * What: Thirsty Turtle Productions' Inaugural Summer Workshop Series - come for wine, snacks and exciting new theater, and stay for an informative discussion afterwards
    * When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 19, 20 and 21, 8:00 PM
    * Where: Atlantic Theater Company, Studio A, 330 West 16th Street, btw. 8th and 9th Aves (in the basement)
    * How: Tickets are $1, plus a suggested donation; email reservations@thirstyturtle.org to reserve a ticket

About TTP

One night in January 2004, a diverse group of students gathered in a small studio apartment in downtown Manhattan and said, "hey, we all love theater, we all can't see ourselves living without it - let's start something!"  Thus, TTP was born.   

Our name?  Ask anyone what a thirsty turtle looks like, and from old men to wee little babes, you'll see them make the same scrunched up, pouty little face - pretty neat.  Something sweet and simple that ties us all together.  If that isn't something special, then consider us quenched.

 TTP's mission is to tell stories that explore the threads connecting fantasy and reality, finding truth in the muddy in-between.  TTP seeks to create a venue for new and emerging local artists, force equal creative collaboration and produce diverse, eclectic work that reflects those who've created it.  For more information, please visit www.thirstyturtle.org.


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