Monday, July 24th, 2017

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LITTLE INVISIBLE BACKPACKS By Magdalena Cychowski

LITTLE INVISIBLE BACKPACKS By Magdalena Cychowski

Losing a parent is an earth-shattering event.  When Jake learns that his family has been forging letters he believed he was receiving from his mother (written before she passed), he must learn to forgive, rebuild and heal in the face of his grief.
 
Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 3pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
LITTLE INVISIBLE BACKPACKS will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE UNSPOKEN 200 By Ehinomen Okojie

THE UNSPOKEN 200 By Ehinomen Okojie 
Featuring: Ehinomen Okojie and Devin Kessler

The world mourned for a few days, but these women will mourn for eternity.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
THE UNSPOKEN 200 will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
 
   
 
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:
 
Ehinomen Okojie (Playwright/THE UNSPOKEN 200) Born in Detroit, Michigan raised in Lagos, Nigeria to Nigerian Parents. Ehinomen Okojie is a rising junior in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he is studying Acting. He’s studied with various acting institutions such as The Neighborhood Playhouse and Atlantic Acting School and is proud to have his worked premiered at the Strawberry One Act Festival.  

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

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

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

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

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

TELL ME YOUR CRAZY By Jason Kurtz

TELL ME YOUR CRAZY By Jason Kurtz
Frank, a young businessman, thinks it’s clever to ask his date how she is crazy.  He discovers that sometimes you get what you wish for, and wish you hadn’t.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
TELL ME YOUR CRAZY will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm
 
   
 
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:
 
Jason Kurtz (Playwright/TELL ME YOUR CRAZY) is a psychoanalyst, a meditator, and a proud husband and father.  He is the Director of Training at the Training Institute for Mental Health, and the author of Follow The Joy.  He previously wrote the one-act play "Posturing," which won the Audience Favorite award at the Think Fast one-act play competition.  This is his second production with the amazing director Brett Douglas, who makes everything he writes into something special.  

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 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

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

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

TRAIL MIX By Patrick Sherrard

TRAIL MIX By Patrick Sherrard
Featuring: Laura Sweeney and Michael Mingoia
The first time taking a new path can change your journey forever.
 
Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 3pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm
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:

Patrick Sherrard (Playwright/TRAIL MIX) is a happy husband and father from Long Island. He has worked as a singer, actor, writer and director throughout the tri-state area. He is the proud owner and operator of Echo Light Productions. His most recent works include Aphrodite’s Dance, part of 2016 LIVEARTNYC, Slumber Still, independent short film, and Random Us, a 2015 FringeNYC selection. He is elated his newest ‘baby’ is part of the prestigious Strawberry One-Act Festival.

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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

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

Monday, July 24th at 2pm - Having a Career in Television and Media

First Hour: Learn how to prepare for this business. How the business works, promoting oneself and putting a reel together.  
 
Second Hour: Perform and get feedback. This workshop is for singers, spoken word artists, rappers and actors.
 
Robin C. Adams, Founder & Media Executive of RKV Enterprises LLC specializes in broadcasting and digital media production - our digital media production team consisting of highly creative and innovative individuals who develop projects while utilizing the most technologically advanced vehicles for delivering sound and images with the highest quality possible. Clients include: NBCUniversal, MSNBC, NHK/TV Japan, Fuji-TV Japan, Yue Sai Kan Entertainment - China, Sony Music Entertainment Japan/USA, ARD German Television and KBS-TV Korea.
 
 
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2pm – 4pm 
At The Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th St, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
Class: $45 Online 

Day of Class: $50 (Cash Only) 

 
Audit: $25
 
Class Limit: 10

Monday, July 24th at 2:00 PMPrice: $45.00

Monday, July 24th at 2:00 PMPrice: $50.00

Monday, July 24th at 2:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Advance Improv Scene Study & Performance Showcase with Maddie O’Hara

Advanced workshop: Take an in depth exploration of improvisational scene work focusing on storytelling, relationship, and theme recognition. Students will receive detailed notes as well as get the opportunity to do some strong character work. Great for actors.  

 


Maddie O'Hara is a New York based improvisation coach and teacher. She has taught all levels of improv at places such as Gotham City Improv, Broadway Dance Center, and freelance coaches groups all over the city and well as up and down the east coast. Maddie received her training at the Second City in Chicago and at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Catch her in performance with her two-prov group, Max and Maddie!

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 4pm-6pm
Theatre at St. Clement’s (Theatre)
423 West 46th St, NYC

Class: $50 Online, Day Of Class:  $55
Class Limit: 16

With Performance Showcase:
Saturday, July 29th at 10pm

Monday, July 24th at 4:00 PMPrice: $50.00

Monday, July 24th at 4:00 PMPrice: $55.00

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7pm

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7pm
  • TRAIL MIX by Patrick Sherrard
  • TELL ME YOUR CRAZY by Jason Kurtz
  • SICK AND TIRED by Diane L. Parker
  • DOUBLE JOY by Joseph Lizardi

     

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

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

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9pm

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9pm
  • THE UNSPOKEN 200 by Ehinomen Okojie
  • THE PRIVATE ROOM by Dan Haughey
  • LITTLE INVISIBLE BACKPACKS by Magdalena Cychowski
  • REVEREND MOTHER’S FINAL CONFESSION by Lucy Blood

     

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

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

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