Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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BANGING ON THE KEYBOARD By Crystal Cabrae

BANGING ON THE KEYBOARD By Crystal Cabrae
Directed by Angelica Cabrera
Featuring: Joshua Brooks, Angelica Cabrera, Hunter Hathcock, Eliza Gill, Cory Boodoo and D’Angelo Adams
 
A dark comedy that combines the intricacies of interpersonal relationships, the supernatural and the apocalypse.
 
Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 9pm
Thursday, July 20th at 7pm
 
BANGING ON THE KEYBOARD will perform with these plays on the following days:
 
 
 
Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
 
     
 
Sunday, July 16th at 9pm
 
   
 
Thursday, July 20th at 7pm
 
   
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:000 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3pm
  • THE WIGGLE ROOM by George D. Morgan
  • VAGINA RIGHTS by Shaneisha Dodson
  • BISCUITS by Sacha Elie
  • DOUBLE JOY by Joseph Lizardi

     

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE LATE GORDON KAPLAN By Robin Anne Joseph

THE LATE GORDON KAPLAN By Robin Anne Joseph

At her husband’s funeral, and at odds with her daughter and her rabbi, a grieving widow makes a bold decision about how her husband should be eulogized. In doing so, she grapples with the complexity of her feelings for him, for his death, and for his constant disappearances. Humorous and poignant, "The Late Gordon Kaplan" shines a light on life, death, and how we navigate our relationships along the way.
 
Thursday, July 13th at 9pm
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 


THE LATE GORDON KAPLAN will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Thursday, July 13th at 9pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
 
   
 
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 
   
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 

Thursday, July 13th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 13th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 5pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 5pm
  • THE LATE GORDON KAPLAN by Robin Anne Joseph
  • ROUSING THE HEAD by Melissa Ross
  • SICK AND TIRED by Diane L. Parker
  • REVEREND MOTHER’S FINAL CONFESSION by Lucy Blood

     

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7pm
  • CHEESECAKE by Nadia Asencio
  • THE PRIVATE ROOM by Dan Haughey
  • KETCHUP OR MUSTARD by Lior Aimagor
  • BANGING ON THE KEYBOARD by Crystal Cabrae

     

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 9pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 9pm
  • THIS WAY OUT by Annie Rosenberg
  • THE TALE OF SAN MERAUX by Robert Briksza
  • TALKABOUT by George Coates
  • ROUSING THE HEAD by Melissa Ross

     

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE WIGGLE ROOM By George D. Morgan

THE WIGGLE ROOM By George D. Morgan 

On the evening prior to the Space Shuttle Challenger launch, supervisors from NASA have a conference call with engineers from the  Morton Thiokol Rocket Company to discuss a problem that may jeopardize the entire mission.
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St, NYC.
Between 9th & 10th Avenue.
 

 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm

Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office.  
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
George D. Morgan has a BA in Creative Writing from CSUCI and an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts through the University of California, Riverside.
 
George has written more than a dozen stage plays and musicals including Second To Die, Nevada Belle, Thunder in the Valley, Pasadena Babalon, and Capture The Sun.  He also wrote the music and lyrics for the children’s musical The Trial of Goldi Locks.
 
George is the author of Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, a memoir about his mother.  It is based on his play Rocket Girl, which premiered in 2008 at Caltech, where he is the playwright in residence. 
 
George is the playwright in residence at Caltech, and a member of both the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.  His personal web site can be found at www.georgedmorgan.com.
 
George and his wife Lisa are foster-adopt parents of three young children. 
 
 

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

VAGINA RIGHTS By Shaneisha Dodson

VAGINA RIGHTS By Shaneisha Dodson 
VAGINA RIGHTS is about six eclectic women who are fighting for their rights.  They create a vagina rights code to address the following issues:  depression, pay inequality, sex trafficking, genital mutilation and transgender issues.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Shaneisha Dodson (Playwright/Vagina Rights) was born in Arkansas and currently resides in Texas.  She holds a B.A. in psychology, M.A. in counseling, and an Ed. S in education. Dodson has won several awards: 2016 Black Women Are Inspiration Award Winner, (2) Official selections for her first screenplay, 2015 Best Playwright, 2015 Extraordinary Person Honoree, 2014 Celebrated during Women's History Month, Who's Who of small business by Career magazine, 2011 literary excellence award winner and 2011 African American literary award nominee. In 2012, she took her love of the arts to the next level and founded Black Girlz Productions. Her company’s motto is “Dream BIG or go Home!”

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

BISCUITS By Sacha Elie

BISCUITS By Sacha Elie
A young women’s self exploration through love, ghosts and Red Lobster Biscuits.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Sunday, July 16th at 3pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
SACHA ELIE is a classically trained Haitian American actress, writer, and playwright with credits expanding in stage, film and television. Sacha’s career as a writer began with her first film, “Clara” which was accepted into the critically acclaimed, International Black Women’s Film festival. Some of Sacha’s credits include performing in, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Williamstown Theater Festival)A Winter’s Tale, (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival), Red Noses, (The Actors Gang), Fabulation or the Re-Education of Undine (West Coast Ensemble), The Revenger’s Tragedy, Trash Story, and Praca Roosevelt, (UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television), and most recently in the upcoming digital series: #WhoIsFrankyB.?!?. She is also a member of Tim Robbins, award winning theater company, The Actors Gang in Los Angeles, CA. Sacha is a recent M.F.A. graduate from UCLA's School of Theater Film and Television. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and AEA. Curious about Sacha? Visit www.SachaElie.com. 

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

DOUBLE JOY By Joseph Lizardi

DOUBLE JOY By Joseph Lizardi
A romance between a middle aged couple who allowed their growing love for each other act as a healing process that helps seal their relationship.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Joseph Lizardi (Playwright/DOUBLE JOY) was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx and in Long Island. He received his education at Baruch College and Stony Brook University. He served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. He recently retired as an ESL High School teacher in New York City. He studied acting, playwriting, and directing at HB Studios, Playwrights Horizons, and The Ensemble Studio Theatre. He served as playwright-in Residence at the Arena Players Theatre in Long Island where many of his full length plays were produced including The Powder Room, Three on the Run, a John-Wayne-Kind of Hero, The Comedy of Love, The Contract, and El Macho. Two of his plays were produced by Woodie King at the Henry Street Playhouse, The Commitment and The Block Party.  His play El Macho was produced by Miriam Colon at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Theatre-Vision produced some his one-act plays in Manhattan including: Double Fault, Whatever Happened to Adam and Eve?, The Pitch & The Swing,  More Than Strangers, A Night in 1940, and The Other Side of the Bridge. This is Mr. Lizardi’s 18th play produced by the Festival. His previous ones were:  Valentine’s Day, Double Fear, Heroes, Hunters, Double Guilt, Men in a Bottle, Where the Sun Never Shines, Suicide Lover, 4 Murders & A Suicide, Always Faithful, The Reunion, A Bridge For Two, Stranger With A Gun, To Hope Again, Same Time - Same Bench, The Big Flush, Namvets, Saving Legs, December in New York, and In Love Again. His one-act play Sea Waves Inn was published by Samuel French, and scenes from his two plays The Commitment and The Block Party were published by Applause Books. His one-act play Heroes was recently published in Volume 7 of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival. Many of his other plays have been produced throughout Manhattan and in regional theaters throughout the country.

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

ROUSING THE HEAD By Melissa Ross

ROUSING THE HEAD By Melissa Ross
If you had to decide between being sexually or intellectually fulfilled in a relationship, which would you choose?  It is the year 2050, and Judy is torn between The Compatible Man SZ20 Series and a warm-blooded companion.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Saturday, July 15th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Melissa Ross (Playwright, ROUSING THE HEAD) I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and later placed roots in Phoenix, Arizona, which is where I currently reside with my husband and 4 year-old daughter. In the previous century, I went to Arizona State University for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and began producing plays across the Valley. (In 2011, I worked with the Rousing the Head cast on an evening of comedy skits.) My NYC debut was the week of September 11, 2001, at Manhattan Theatre Source. Since flights were grounded, I didn’t get to go, but the actors performed to a full house. This is when I first fell in love with the passion and grit of the city…I learned the show must always go on. Today, I find time to write poems, short stories, screenplays, and plays at odd hours, on whatever paper or computer is available, since most of my waking hours I am teaching (grading papers) at South Ridge High School and Paradise Valley Community College.

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

SICK AND TIRED By Diane L. Parker

SICK AND TIRED By Diane L. Parker

Dramatic portrayal of Voting Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Diane L. Parker (Playwright/SICK AND TIRED), a resident of New Jersey and a native of St. Louis, Mo., is thrilled to have a New York premiere of her original play in the Strawberry One Act Festival.  By day, Diane works as the Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity for an international media company based in Manhattan.  By night, weekends and every spare moment, she is an actor, singer and director. 
Diane has toured with several national theater companies and has been featured in numerous productions in Missouri, New Jersey and New York such as Fences, Ragtime, Big River, A Piece of My Heart, Shrek the Musical, Hairspray and Godspell.  Diane is a recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) prestigious Perry Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Mrs. Muller in the dramatic play, Doubt.  She has appeared in several independent films and most recently in the Oscar nominated film, Fences.  Earlier this year, Diane directed Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop, at Villagers Theatre in New Jersey.  She is a member of the Studio Luna Acting Company and, next month, she will direct a one act play in Luna Stage One Act Play Festival.
 
Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in Theater and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in Missouri.  She is also a certified public speaker.  In 2012, Diane competed against 30,000 contestants to become one of nine finalists and, the only female finalist, in the World Championship of Public Speaking through Toastmasters International.
Diane enjoys spending time with the president of her fan club - her mom, supporting friends in local theater, baking homemade desserts and being number one on her leader board in Bejeweled Blitz.

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

REVEREND MOTHER'S FINAL CONFESSION By Lucy Blood

REVEREND MOTHER’S FINAL CONFESSION By Lucy Blood

Reverend Mother shares a trinity of secrets at her retirement party as the Principal of Immaculate Conception Elementary School.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 3pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 3pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Lucy Blood (Playwright/ Reverend Mother’s Final Confession)Plays include: full-length A Forever Family and Channeling Gene; her one-act plays Reverend Mother’s Final Confession, Going Up?, and Biblically Speaking; 10-minute plays Terminal Gate, United Therapy, and The DAMN Meeting.  Her work has been produced at the Provincetown Theater, The Actor’s Studio in Newburyport, MA, plus festivals at the Theatre at St. Clement’s and the Davenport Theatre in New York City.  Going Up? was nominated as Best Play at the 2014 Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival in NYC.  She is a member of ASCAP and The Dramatist Guild.  Lucy earned Masters in Divinity and Education, is a teacher and ordained minister.

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

CHEESECAKE! By Nadia Asencio

CHEESECAKE! By Nadia Asencio
Featuring: Malinda Logan, Amilcar Javier, Rick Calvo & Alaska Caleo
Dining hell ensues as two best friends struggle with the elephant in the room.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 7pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 3pm
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
 


 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Nadia Asencio is a first-generation Cuban-American actor, author ("Politiquette: The People's Guide to Political Discourse in the New Millennium"), and playwright ("Fish Feathers," "CHEESECAKE!") residing in NYC. A freelance writer and prior Military Intelligence Analyst for the Army National Guard with a BA in International Relations and Economics from Florida International University, her essays on foreign relations, domestic policy, and socio-political commentary have been featured on Daily Kos, HubPages, Medium.com, and Intersections.org. â€‹Her passion for theatre, film, and the written word springs from her firm belief that the free and fearless exchange of ideas and perspectives is paramount to a progressive and just society, and nowhere is that more prevalent than in the performing arts. She is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and The Players Club, NYC.

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE PRIVATE ROOM By Daniel Haughey

THE PRIVATE ROOM By Daniel Haughey
Is an exciting new drama about the demands schools can place on teachers and students in the harshest times.  Set on a Midwestern small college campus, this short one-act play will take you through the relationships of three desperate people trapped in a storm of passions.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Daniel Ferguson Haughey (Hoy), (Playwright, THE PRIVATE ROOM), Teaching-Artist, Member, Illinois Education Association and Illinois Theatre Association (ITA).  Credentialed in Speech and Theatre Arts.
 
Daniel has a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University, and an MFA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with an emphasis in playwriting and play production.  He also attended the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training.  Dan is an Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright and Educator. He has taught for 29 years, thirteen of those at Black Hawk College (BHC) in Moline, Illinois, where he headed the theatre program, served as Cultural Events Chair, and instructed speech and theatre arts classes.  Also he served two years on the BHC Faculty Senate and in 2010 culminated his full-time tenure at BHC with the distinction of Professor Emeritus.  He has six years’ experience as a professional on stage, in TV, and film and is a former member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and currently the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG).  In addition to his performance resume that features a long list of the more conventional plays and musicals, Dan has toured his one-person show on Ulysses S. Grant, MR. U. S. GRANT, to schools, museums, national parks and service clubs in nine different states since 1981, including the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis.  He also tours in his new one-person show, RangerManDan!, about the wacky things people try to do to the environment.  Additionally, he is a guitarist and singer in his shows GAELIC SONGS and CIVIL WAR MELODIES.  Dan has served as a board member for regional Arts councils, state theatre associations in Tennessee and New Mexico, and on the Illinois Theatre Association Board for over five years, primarily as a University/College Co-Chair.  In 2004 he served as ITA Convention Chair, and in 2005-07 represented ITA as a member of the Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation, Arts Education Committee, while serving as a past ITA President. He has served as a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.  In 2013-14, he was commissioned as a “Road Scholar” by the Illinois Humanities Council for his Avant Guarde one-person show entitled, EA POE: Edgar Alan Poe’s Imagination!, and returns as an IHC “Road Scholar” in 2017-18 for his show MR. U. S. GRANT. Among the plays he has written are a full-length, YANKEE GENTLEMAN, and one-acts THE DELIVERANCE OF BETSEY REED, LABOR DAY, RUN WITH ME, and a one-act musical about love and growing up in the 50’s, THE BEST MAN OF FLAGPORT, co-authored with Coleman Harris and Traci Davis.  Mr. Haughey has also taught children’s theatre classes and high school theatre. He is a member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association.  Dan performs through and runs his own teaching-artist business, “danact3”.  He is a native of Ohio, where he met his lovely wife Deb Hess-Haughey.  They have three children, Emily, Bob, and Joe now enjoying their own careers.

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD By Lior Almagor

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD By Lior Almagor 
Two women are waiting for a life-altering decision. What begins as a random encounter between strangers turns into a brave friendship that would change the way they perceive the world, each other, and themselves.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 3pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Lior Almagor (Ketchup Or Mustard/Playwright) was born and raised in Israel, and currently, resides in Chicago.  He studied Theatre Arts, Directing and Teaching Drama at Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv in Israel.  He worked at Habima National Theatre of Israel as a Production Manager, Stage Manager and Assistant Director.  He wrote and directed three plays that were performed in Israel.

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THIS WAY OUT By Annie Rosenberg

THIS WAY OUT By Annie Rosenberg

The last thing Nelson Ferreira expects when he gets home from school is the shocking news that his family are illegal aliens who’ve just found out that they’re being deported in less than a week.  Nelson’s furious at this parents and has no intention of leaving his friends, his home and his city to go live on some backwater island.   But he quickly discovers, intentions and reality are often worlds apart.  In This Way Out, we follow Nelson’s heartbreaking journey through anger, fear and grief as he struggles to accept his fate.
 
 
Saturday, July 15th at 9pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Anne Rosenberg (Playwright/THIS WAY OUT) is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Jelly Bucket, Reader’s Digest, Stone Highway Review, Double Reed, the Four-Cornered Universe, the Toronto Star, the National Post, Marketing, Upbeat, Beach-Riverdale Mirror and Mind, Body and Spirit. She divides her time between Ontario and the Azores, where she and her photographer husband spin their stories.
 
I've been welcomed into a really fun and challenging experience of The Strawberry One-Act Festival. They’ve welcomed me and given me support on so many levels. I wrote This Way Out ten years after reading a newspaper article in 2006, which described one family’s deportation to the Azores from Toronto. As a mother and her teenage son were taken to their flight, the boy’s girlfriend reached out for him, crying. Over the years, I wondered what had happened to the boy and his family. I clipped out articles and scribbled down the barest threads of ideas, not knowing what form they would take. In 2012 and 2015, I traveled to the Azores with my husband, a Canadian-Azorean, to work on writing and photography projects. During that year, I began researching the deportations in earnest, interviewing some of the families, though I never found the teenage boy.
 
Winning the Best Play award would allow me to further polish This Way Out and expand it into a full-length play. I hope Nelson’s story moves people, scares them a little. And I hope it spurs them to action. In a full-length version of the play, I wouldn’t want to see Nelson again; I’d want to hear the stories of the deportees who have been there for years. Until then, I’m writing more plays, more stories. I don’t ever want to stop working.   

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE TALE OF SAN MERAUX By Robert Briksza

THE TALE OF SAN MERAUX By Robert Briksza
San Meraux is a billionaire villain who is too smart for his own good.  He has built a laser Cannon The Merauxvian II and he plans to use it to take over the world.  The only thing in his way is the super Hero Hyperion, who has one weakness, the beauty that is San Meraux’s right hand man, Artemis.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 9pm
Thursday, July 20th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Bobby Briksza is the writer and director of the one act play, The Tale of San Meraux, premiering at the Strawberry One Act Festival in July of 2017. Spending his formative high school years dabbling in the arts and writing plays for his high school competitions, Bobby has received many awards for his acting prowess, and was even named best actor in his graduating class by his peers. Today, Bobby is a jack of all trades whose resume features app development, many hours of lab work, two years of New York City bartending experience.

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

TALKABOUT By George Coates

TALKABOUT By George Coates

Talkabout is an absurdist play which aims to ask questions of social convention and compliance to said social conventions.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
 
George Coates (Playwright/TALKABOUT) is a British writer who calls on his left wing politics not only as a source of material for his plays, but also as a way to infuriate his father-in-law. He has been known to use his horrifically orange beard as a conversation starter. 

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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