6 NEW YORK PREMIERE One-Act Plays!
July 19th - August 25th, 2019
By NICK PAYNE
Directed by RORY McGREGOR
(Based on the Maurice Maeterlinck play of the same name)
It is a seemingly normal day for a small family in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Two men convene outside. The actions they choose to take in just a few short moments will change the course of this family's life forever.
THE BRIDGE PLAY
By DANIELLE TRZCINSKI
Directed by SARAH CRONK
A man stands at the edge of the George Washington Bridge and is about to jump, when an unexpected stranger interrupts him.
HERE I LIE
By COURTNEY BARON
Directed by MARIA MILEAF+
Strangers Maris and Joseph, a young editor and a nurse, collide in this play about what it means to exercise compassion and self-care, in the face of hardship
July 26th - August 31st, 2019
Written by NEIL LABUTE
Directed by DUANE BOUTTÉ
It’s a perfect day in a big park near a big city and two friends get together for lunch and to play catch. Instead, they begin a discussion about life and history and soon find themselves in a conversational minefield from which they may never return.
By NANCY BLEEMER
Directed by IVEY LOWE
On the eve of her sister-in-law's wedding, a woman returns to her husband's boyhood home. Tossing and turning next to him in his too-small single bed, they question love, marriage and why there are no all-night drug stores in Providence.
By SHARR WHITE
Directed by J.J. KANDEL
What's the first thing you say after six years? Just on the outskirts of town, in room 11B of The Royale Motor Lodge, Phil Granger is stripping off his wet shirt as Meredith, his wife, is rushing through the rain towards him. Lucky is the moment they meet.
Courtney Baron is a New York-based playwright and television writer. Her most recent play, When It’s You, premiered at the Keen Company in New York City and will be a part of Aspen Theater’s inaugural Solo Flight Festival. Other plays include: Eat Your Heart Out, produced as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville; A Very Common Procedure premiered at the Magic Theater (dir. Loretta Greco) and then at MCC in New York (dir. Michael Greif). Her play Consumption was commissioned and produced by the Guthrie Theater in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Other productions include: Not Our Last Hurrah at the Kraine Theater, NYC; These Three Here at the Actors Theater of Louisville; Earlstreetman and Confidence Man as a part of Christine Jones’ Theater For One, performed in Times Square. Her play with music composed by Juliana Nash was work-shopped at Primary Stages. She has had plays read or work-shopped at the Cherry Lane Theatre (mentored by David Auburn), The Atlantic Theater, MTC, MCC, the New Group, Famous Door Theater in Chicago, the Guthrie, EST, as part of the New Works Now series at the Public Theater, the Royal Court in London, and Theatre for the New City. On television, Courtney was Co-Executive Producer of Almost There on the Audience Network starring Steven Pasquale and Christopher Fitzgerald. Courtney teaches television writing at The New School and NYU. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.
Nancy Bleemer’s one-act play, Providence, was a finalist in HBO’s New Playwrights Festival and was given a staged reading in Manhattan Theater Source’s Estrogenuis Fesival. As a short film, Providence was an official selection of The 2015 Palm Springs International Festival, The 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival and the 2017 DAMN! Film Series in New York City. Nan’s play, Centennial Casting, co-written with Gino DiIorio, was recently published by Samuel French, and has had productions at the Penguin Rep, The Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theater and The Arclight Theater in New York City. She has taught acting and playwriting at Rockland Community College and The New School. Nan holds a BA from Princeton, an MA from NYU and an M.S in Early Childhood Education from City College.
His films include: In The Company Of Men; Your Friends & Neighbors; Nurse Betty; Possession; The Shape Of Things (a film adaptation of his play by the same title); The Wicker Man; Lakeview Terrace; Death At A Funeral; Some Velvet Morning and Dirty Weekend. Television work includes: Bash: latter-day plays (Showtime); Full Circle (DTV); 10 X 10 (DTV); Billy & Billie (DTV); Van Helsing (SYFY) and the upcoming The I-Land (Netflix). Plays include Filthy Talk For Troubled Times; Bash: latter-day plays; The Shape Of Things; The Mercy Seat; The Distance From Here; Autobahn; Fat Pig; Some Girl(s); This Is How It Goes; In A Dark Dark House; Wrecks; Reasons to be Pretty; The Break Of Noon; In a Forest, Dark and Deep; Lovely Head; Reasons to be Happy; Things We Said Today; The Money Shot; The Way We Get By; All The Ways To Say I Love You; How To Fight Loneliness; Reasons To Be Pretty Happy and the upcoming Comfort and Bounce The Moon. LaBute has also adapted Dracula, Woyzeck, Miss Julie, Antigone and Uncle Vanya for the stage. Seconds Of Pleasure, a collection of his short fiction, was published by Grove Atlantic.
Theatre includes: If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Constellations, Incognito, A Life. Film includes: The Sense of an Ending. TV includes: Wanderlust.
Danielle Trzcinski is an actress, writer, and producer whose works have been performed from Poland to Lincoln Center. Danielle is currently starring in the national tour of Little Black Dress! for which she cowrote book and lyrics. Other works include New York Times Best Selling author Sheryl Berk's Dance Divas Nutcracker Ballet (Off Broadway). Danielle was the lyricist, book writer, and star of Non-Equity the Musical! (NYC Fringe Festival). A Canadian Comedy Award nominee, she wrote lyrics to the song, "Please Don't Spank My Butt" which was part of the international sold out show SPANK!. As a performer, Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody (Anastasia) Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and Nickelodeon's Storytime Live! Much love and gratitude to Sarah, the cast & crew, Summer Shorts, my incredibly supportive family & friends, and C. www.daniellet.org
White’s The True recently premiered Off-Broadway with The New Group, featuring Edie Falco, Michael McKean, Peter Scolari, and John Pankow, directed by Scott Elliott. White’s The Other Place premiered Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre with Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards), directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom), and was reprised on Broadway at MTC with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Snow Geese premiered on Broadway with MTC, starring Mary Louise Parker and directed by Daniel Sullivan, as a co-production between Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theatre. Annapurna premiered Off-Broadway at The New Group, starring Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. White’s Stupid Kid premiered in Los Angeles at The Road Theatre in 2017. For television, White was most recently co-Executive Producer for the Starz series Sweetbitter, and for the Showtime series The Affair. White’s newest play, Pictures From Home, is an adaptation of the photo book of the same name by the late photographer Larry Sultan.