Image shown: rehearsal for Corpus at the Manhattan Reading Competition (NYC) and Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC), January - March 2016. Pictured from left to right: Thomas DellaMonica, Victoria Lecta Cave, Jordan Stovall.
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STUN 3M, 1 GENDER NON-SPECIFIC Upcoming: Rehearsed Reading, "New Stuff" at the Cockpit Theatre, April 15, 2018. Click here for Facebook Event Development History: Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neil Playwrights Festival 2018; Residency, Barn Arts Collective (Maine); Semi-Finalist, 21st Century Voices 2017 at American Stage (Florida); Reading, Dramatists Guild of America (NYC); Reading, Subcentral at Iberian Rooster (Florida). Synopsis: “Deep down is a violet heart beating out, wrapped in a steely web of skepticism and humor built up to keep the pain out. A spreading epidemic.” Inspired by iconic works examining gay culture such as The Velvet Rage and Paris is Burning, Stun follows four drag queens – Charmaine, Honey Pot, Misty Tension, and Chastity, all of the house D. Luxe – as they navigate the polarizing labyrinth of identity, approval, and self-actualization.
THE SHADES 3M, 3F Development History: Reading, Friday Night Footlights Series at Dramatists Guild of America (NYC) Synopsis: Nostalgia fills the air as old friends gather one last time in the backyard of Lucy's parents' house before it's sold for good. As they reminisce on the past, they begin to wonder if it's possible to still be as close as they once were - that is, until someone unexplainably goes missing. (Note: The actor playing Ren should be fluent in ASL, and the actor playing Keith should identify as a deaf actor)
CORPUS 2F, 4M Production History: Midtown International Theatre Festival, Jewel Box Theatre, March 2016 (NYC) Development History: Reading, The Manhattan Reading Competition (NYC); Semi-Finalist, 21st Century Voices 2016, American Stage (Florida); Reading, University of Tampa (Florida) “The city air in February is thick with loneliness, I’ll tell you something.” In a run down New York health spa, Renata, a brash fifty year old Serbian widow, finds an unusual kinship with Matthew, a twenty something who believes he’s being visited by a dead lover. Their contrasting battles with loss shed light on the human condition of grief as they battle ghosts from their past to find freedom.
THE BUTTERFLY & THE ASTRONAUT 1F, 1 TRANSGENDER, 1 GENDER NON-SPECIFIC A bus stop sometime before sunrise in Long Island, NY. Summer. A young ballet dancer, an overweight nurse, and a transgender high wire artist anxiously await a bus that doesn't seem to be coming.
HURON 1F, 1M Semi-Finalist: "Still Crazy After All These Years" Festival at Stray Kats Theatre Company Ezra (37) visits his childhood home in Oakland County, Detroit to help his mother, Chava (64), take pictures of her two-story lake house which has gone into foreclosure. Chava clings on to the house's history, memories of her late husband, and makes it clear that she won't go without a fight.
STRAW BEAR 2F, 1M In the small town of Whittlesey, England, a mother, daughter, and son prepare for an annual festival in which the daughter has been chose to participate.