Thursday, July 20th, 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

FATE FILES By Dennis S. Gribben

FATE FILES By Dennis S. Gribben

Bill wakes up in what looks like to be his office, only to find Gabe, a former friend who passed away in a mysterious shooting.  Bill finds out he’s dead and Gabe will judge him on whether he will go to Heaven or Hell.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm
 
FATE FILES will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
 
   
 
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd 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:
 
Dennis Gribben (Playwright/FATE FILES) has been writing plays since the age of 16, where he first wrote his first play, Average Joe for a One Act Festival while attending the Performing Arts Academy in Lakehurst NJ. Dennis is extremely proud and overjoyed to have his work performed in the Strawberry One-Act Festival, and is happy he gets to see Fate Files onstage again. Most of his plays have been performed by La Strada Ensemble Theater and in various theaters in NJ, including Murder on the Paradise Line, Box of Memories, Ghouls Anonymous, Grilled Cheese with Martin, Forgive Me Father, and Ricky's Story, which had performances in both NJ and New York, and is in the process of being turned into a short film. He has an Associates in Liberal Arts, and will be attending Georgian Court University in the fall of this year. Dennis would like to thank everyone who has supported him throughout his career as a playwright, and everyone who has believed in him.
 

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 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 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

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

OFF WITH THE HEAD By Xavier Damon

OFF WITH THE HEAD By Xavier Damon
Directed by Melissa Maney

Is an absurdist styled comedy about quite possibly the worst king in history. 
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th 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:
 
Xavier Damnon (Playwright/OFF WITH THE HEAD) is a writer with ten self-published books, though only one of them consists of plays. He used to write plays quite a long time ago, though since then he has written fiction instead, until writing “Off With The Head” recently. “The plays I wrote in the past were not penned thinking of them as something whose ultimate goal was performance upon a stage. They were written in terms of plays as literature, not as theatre, where the presentation on a stage as a live event really didn’t seem to me would add much more to them than the reading of them as a story in play form. Because I viewed them as literature, not theatre, none of the realities of a production that would be staged or time requirements in terms of that were considered. The only one of them that was at all realistically feasible for being performed was a short one-act entitled “The Amnesiac” and it actually appeared in The Strawberry One-Act Festival several years ago. When writing “Off With The Head” I could tell it was developing differently than previous plays and was something where seeing it performed would be a much different experience than the mere reading of it. His published books are: “Dawn,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Xavier Cockroachal Damon’s, Um, Entirely Fictitious Autobiography,” “Welcome to the Idiot Box: Stories, Essays, Self-help Wisdom,” “Love Is What Will Make an Immortal Die: Also Includes Waiting for Godotal and Future Uncertain, Self-sedition, No Reason, Rhyme and The Mystery of the Missing Dead and Sojourn Within the Shadow Night” and a book of plays, “Dog Years Within the Curse of 7. Six Plays, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Zero”, written under the pen name Xavier Cockroachal Damon. Other books include: “Postcards from the Wasteland,” “Welcome to Nowhereland (5 Stories),” “The Chronicles of the Adventures of Man-Man, Defender of Man: Books 1 and 2: (Episodes 1-10) ” and “Self Extermination. Sounds Like a Plan: Also Includes Give Me a Burger and Hold the Fries and Brain Circus and (3 Essays About Donald J. Trump), The Adventures of Man-Man and Soliloquy to My Soul” written under the pen name Aaron Aaronson.

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 25th 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm
  • CHEESECAKE by Nadia Asencio
  • OFF WITH THE HEAD by Xavier Damon  
  • THE TALE OF SAN MERAUX by Robert Briksza
  • BANGING ON THE KEYBOARD by Crystal Cabrae

     

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9pm

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9pm
  •  THE WIGGLE ROOM by George D. Morgan
  •  THIS WAY OUT by Annie Rosenberg
  •  FATE FILES by Dennis S. Gribben
  •  A NIGHT AT STONEWALL by Anthony Fusco

     

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

Thursday, July 20th 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

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

A NIGHT AT STONEWALL By Anthony Fusco

A NIGHT AT STONEWALL By Anthony Fusco (For Mature Audiences)

This short, powerful story takes place at the legendary Stonewall Inn where three friends come to celebrate a weekend getaway. Corey, the birthday boy, meets a new friend who wants to make his night a special one to remember. As Corey loses all inhibitions with his new prospect, conflict arises inside the men's room as Corey's birthday gift to himself backfires. A play about trust, awareness, and living in a society of phone app hook-ups. Contains some nudity. Featuring: Nick Castellano, Jason Michael Dick, Matthew Dwight Lincoln, Justin Younts.
 
 
Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
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:
Anthony Fusco (Playwright, Director) is very excited to have his playA Night At Stonewall presented as part of the Summer SOAF 2017. Last summer his play Psychic Café was part of the SOAF 2016 competition. He has had plays compete in the New York Theater festival at the Hudson Guild.  His one act psychological thriller titled Fixation, was nominated as one of the best four plays at the SOAF winter 2015 festival. He has been writing plays since 2006. He won the best director award for his one act drama Rush Hour Madness in the SOAF winter 2013. His other credits include: Crossing Verrazano, Confessions of a Bad Boy, Sole Mates, The Handbag Click Clack Girls, STR8 Men Are Bitches Too. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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