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Glass Ceiling Breakers 2024 at Philipstown Depot Theatre

Dates: (6/14/2024 - 6/16/2024 )

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Philipstown Depot Theatre

Theatre Revoltuion

10 Garrison Landing
10524,NY

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 Glass Ceiling Breakers 2024: Theatre Revolution Brings Award Winning Local and Global Artists to the Hudson Valley!

June 14-16, 2024

Garrison, NY - Theatre Revolution (TR) hosts its 4th Annual “Glass Ceiling Breakers” (GCB) short play and film festival June 14th - 16th at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY, featuring the work of Emmy and Obie award winning female identifying playwrights and filmmakers. This festival runs as a three day event with 30 short films screened and 7 live plays that were selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world. More information about the artists, dates and times can be found at www.theatrerevolution.org 

Primetime Emmy Award-winning, BAFTA nominated and Peabody nominated filmmaker Annetta Marion joins the fest for her second year as a panelist and filmmaker. Marion says, “The Glass Ceiling Breakers Festival is the hub of an extremely talented and hard-working community of women artists dedicated to the film and theater arts. I’m so very happy to now consider myself a part of it all!” Annetta Marion is known for her work on Oprah’s Master Class, and most recently, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie that she produced and second unit directed. Annetta serves the Directors Guild of America on the National Board (alternate), Eastern Directors Council, and as co-chair of the Focus on Women Committee. 

The festival will include the World Premiere of Welcome to Theatre which was directed by Marion and written by Theatre Revolution founder Gabrielle Fox starring Michael Raymond Fox and Sean Weil. 

Marion will be joining Patty Schumann in the Women in Show Business Panel. Schumann is an Emmy Award Winning editor and Co-Founder and Director of the Yonkers Film Festival, an annual international film festival now its twelfth season.

Additional featured artists are Susan Miller, a two-time Obie Award winning playwright, whose short play CENSUS will be featured in the festival and will be directed by Cady McClain, notably the first woman to win three Emmys for her acting work on three different daytime serials; and Sol Miranda, writer, producer and lead actress for the short film Asynchronous, who is notable for her acting work on the Emmy Award nominated Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Haviland Stillwell, known for her work on Broadway and TV as well as her performances on both the Oscar and Tony Award shows, will be screening her new short film Literal Nightmare.

On Friday June 14th at 7:30pm the festival will open with 7 plays written by female playwrights, Erin Moughon, Susan Miller, Thea Belle Flanzer, Megan Lohne, Tara Meddaugh, Linda Bidwell Delaney, and Gabriela Tovar. The evening will end with a moderated talk back with the playwrights. All plays will perform each day of the festival.

Saturday, June 15th the festival kicks into high gear starting with the 12pm-2pm Block 1 of Short Films followed by a Q&A w/ filmmakers, 2:30-3:30pm a free panel discussion Conversations with Women in Show Business with Annetta Marion, and Patty Schumann. The 4-6pm Block 2 of Short Films followed by Q&A w/ filmmakers. Finally our plays come back to the stage at 8pm for another performance.

Sunday, June 16th, 2-4pm the curtain comes up on the final performances of our plays4:30pm Block 3 of Short Films will screen with Q&A w/ filmmakers followed immediately by a reception and Awards announcements.. After the festival TR will announce which films will be given an encore screening at the Best of the Fest at the Bedford Playhouse on September 10, 2024.

Tickets are $25 for plays either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. $15 for film blocks either 1,2 or 3 plus a free “Women in Business” Panel Discussion with Annetta Marion and Patty Schumann. $50 for a Saturday All Day Pass, $35 for a Sunday All Day Pass. Visit www.theatrerevolution.org for information on tickets and all of the artists involved.

 

About the Playwrights:

Erin Moughon - Prewritten - is a playwright and teacher based in New York City. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an Arthur Miller Fellow. Some of her short plays can be found in several editions of The Best Ten Minute Plays edited by Lawrence Harbison and her monologues can be found in Voices of America Vol 1, 3, & 4 edited by Mike Lesser of the Playground Experiment. 

Susan Miller - CENSUS -  is a two-time OBIE winner and Guggenheim Playwriting Fellow whose play “A MAP OF DOUBT AND RESCUE” won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her recent play “20TH CENTURY BLUES” premiered at Contemporary American Theatre Festival and ran Off Broadway at Signature Theatre directed by Emily Mann. Miller is also known for her acclaimed solo piece, “MY LEFT BREAST.” Working in TV and new media, Miller was a Consulting Producer on Showtime’s THE L WORD and ABC’s THIRTYSOMETHING, winning the WGA Award for her groundbreaking LGBTQ Web Series, ANYONE BUT ME, with over 70 million views worldwide. 

Thea Belle Flanzer - Model United Nations - is a playwright and actress about to graduate from the Film & Media Studies program at Georgetown University. Her play, Model United Nations, has been presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter Virtual Play Festival. Fellowships include: The Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage and the inaugural Eugene O'Neill internship program at The Playwrights' Theatre of New York. Recipient of the 2023 Department of Performing Arts Summer Creative Research Award at Georgetown University. 

Megan Lohne - Bite Me - Selected plays include JUST RIGHT (Sam French OOB Festival 2023) SHARING SILENCE (EAT Fest 2022), THIS ODD GEOMETRY OF TIME (2021 Edinburgh Fringe) TOO SOLID FLESH (Semi-Finalist American Shakespeare Center), WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN (Residency, Governors Island), NINE DAYS (Royal Court Young Writers Programme), GOOD COMPANION (Oberon 24/7), REINVENTING THE WHEEL (Brooklyn Generator, Theatre Alberta, Salem Theatre, The Best Short Plays, 2013), LIGHT PATTERNS OF STRANGERS (Nylon Fusion, Live Girls) WILLOUGHBY (Heideman Finalist) B.F.A., Acting, Adelphi University, M.F.A.,Playwriting, New School For Drama. 

 

Tara Meddaugh - There Once Were Two Clouds in the Sky - is an award-winning playwright who originally hails from a village on Lake Ontario, and now lives in Westchester County. Her dark comedies, allegories and heightened dramas have had performances, publications and awards globally from Alaska to London to Bangkok. Tara’s work has been published by Smith & Kraus, YouthPLAYS, Oxford Press South Africa, LAMDA, Limelight, and Meriweather, including appearances in several “Best 10-Minute Plays” and “Best Stage Monologues” anthologies. Tara has taught playwriting at theaters, colleges, and youth programs. She holds her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.  

Linda Bidwell Delaney - The DinoStore - is an award-winning playwright from Yorktown Heights whose works have been widely seen in the tri-state area, including the inaugural Glass Ceiling Breakers. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, Honor Roll!, Westchester Collaborative Theater, and the Brewster Theater Company's Writer's Workshop.

Gabriela Tovar (they/she/he) - Without Color - is an emerging playwright currently based in the Boston and New York area. They also enjoy directing and working with movement! According to urban legend, Gaby has been reading and writing since before they could speak... Obviously, this is not true, but they have been writing for quite a long time. Currently, they just closed a production of their last show 'I Wish You Would Come Back’ for the Queens Short Play Festival.

About the Filmmakers:

This year’s film portion of the festival includes films both locally and globally with artists from the US, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Films are both comedic and dramatic and cover a variety of topics including family relationships, second chances, pressures of procreating, grief and loss, marine biology, and the human quest for understanding. Films will be shown in 3 blocks and information on the artists as well as the dates and times can be found at www.theatrerevolution.org

About GCB & Theatre Revolution

GCB was created by Theatre Revolution’s Founder and Artistic Director Gabrielle Fox. Co-producer Nora Matz signed on in 2019 when GCB found its current home at the Depot Theatre. GCB continues to expand and include female identifying artists of all mediums. The Theatre Revolution mission is founded on the principle of connecting artists to each other and to the community. We promote artists and produce work that is inclusive, reflects the diversity of our world and impacts our audiences by making them laugh, cry and wonder.  Learn more at www.theatrerevolution.org

 

 

 

 



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