Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival Celebrates Its Eight Season And NYC
In the city that never sleeps The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival has encouraged playwrights to create plays that share a unique aspect of urban life in the annual NYC - themed festival. Celebrating its 8th year, "Only in New York" opens Thursday, June 7 and runs for three weeks. Each week five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student) will be presented with a "Best of the Week" production being selected by audience vote.
Playwrights from all over the country submitted their plays earlier this year. The festival panel selected 15 plays for presentation. The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at The Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years. Artistic Director, Brenda Bell, commented "The plays are as varied as the city itself with stories ranging from MTA drama to the Stonewall riots. We are thrilled to have an incredibly talented student, Jocelyn Freeman, who traveled from Chicago to participate in the festival with her play 4 in the Morning."
The NYC Festival runs June 7th - 24th at The Players Theatre in the 3rd floor Steve and Marie Sgouros Black Box located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 3p. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: www.shortplaynyc.com or at the box office. A complete listing of the plays is below. The Short Play and Musical Festival (SPF) is presented three times a year. The October theme is horror and the February theme is SEX!
WEEK 1: June 7-10, 2018
Subway Seat by Genny Yosco
A Heart Scam by Susan Boggess
Beheld by Maia Henkin
Brooklyn v. Manhattan by Bara Swain
4 in the Morning by Jocelyn Freeman
WEEK 2: June 14-17, 2018
Schema by Taylor Dodd Geu
Factory Treasure by Amy Oestreicher
Egg Cream by Greg Smalley
Take Wing by Walter Thinnes
Maya & Me by Cheeyang Ng and Kathy Ng
WEEK 3: June 21-24, 2018
Tell Me Off by Max Berry
When We Talk About Watermelons by Morgan Christie
A Day of Promise in New York by Paul K. Smith
Meet Me at the KGB Bar by Anne V. Grob
Dreaming New York by Charon Scerra