Event Calendar

The Riant Theatre's Season Includes:
 

The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act & Theatre Festival &
Screening of the Video Diaries Project

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3pm
The Poet's Den Theatre
309 East 108th Street, NYC
Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
Trains:  #6 to 110th Street

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THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT & THEATRE FESTIVAL - Summer 2016
July 14, 2016 - July 31, 2016
The Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th St, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
Trains:  A,C,E,B,D,F,Q,R,N,#1,2,3 to 42nd
 St.

 

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The Awards Ceremony & Performance
For the Strawberry One-Act Festival

Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7pm
Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC

Trains: A,B,C,D,E,F,N,Q,R,#1,2,3 to 42nd Street
 
Tickets may be purchased online now or at the Box Office for the Strawberry One-Act Festival beginning July 14th at the Box Office at:

The Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street.

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 6pm - 10pm

Saturdays: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Sundays: 1pm - 10:30pm

CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE

TICKETS may be purchased online and picked up 30 minutes before show time.
The STF is an extension of the Strawberry One-Act Festival, in which Full Length Plays, Musicals, Short Plays and Staged Readings of new works are showcased.

:: February 2019 :: March 2019

Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival / PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARDS / Screening of the Video Diaries Project

Monday, March 4, 2019

At the Mansion/Museum, Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd
15 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003

Time:  6:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Reception: Food & Drinks, Mix & Mingle, Meet The Artists

Music provided by Chanteuse BONCILLA LEWIS and
Pianist, Charles Carrington

Screening of the VIDEO DIARIES PROJECT, A Series of Short Films about the artists in the festival.

Presentation of the PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARDS

 


HONOREES:

CAMILLE A. BROWN is a prolific Black female choreographer reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity. She is a Ford Foundation- Art of Change Fellow, Audelco Award recipient, four- time Princess Grace Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, TED Fellow, and Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. Her Company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, tours nationally and internationally. Notable theater credits for her choreography include: Tony Award Winning Broadway revival, Once On This Island (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Chita Rivera Nominations), The Emmy Award Winning, Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fortress of Solitude (Lortel Nomination), BELLA: An American Tall Tale (Lortel Nomination), among others.
 
               
 
CAMILLE A. BROWN
Photo Credit: Whitney Browne
 
Jerome Preston Bate is an American theater, film and television actor, director and playwright. Broadway credits: Jitney directed by Ruben Santiago Hudson, STICKFLY directed by Kenny Leon and SEVEN GUITARS directed by Lloyd Richards (created the role of Floyd Barton opposite Viola Davis).  Regional work includes: Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, The Old Globe in MACBETH also Denver Center, Yale Rep, Center Stage Baltimore, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Alliance Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, People’s Light, Sundance Theatre Lab Utah and Crossroads. Off Broadway NY includes: The Public Theatre, Beckett Theatre, Abingdon, New Federal, Billie Holiday Theatre, NEC. Television credits: All My Children as Derek Frye, Law And Order, SVU, HBO’s OZ, Third Watch, Lights Out and NYPD BLUE. As a writer Jimi Hendrix (screenplay) Electric Lady, Jimi Slight Return and August Brown. As director the entire August Wilson Cycle for LC Laney Museum, August Women and Religion at The Billie Holiday Theatre, Easy Money, Seven Guitars at The Triad NCA&T and The Man In Room 306 at LUNA STAGE West Orange, NJ. Film work includes: PEEPLES opposite Kerry Washington, SHAFT opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Musical Chairs, Tio Papi, The Out Towners, It Runs In The Family, The Narrows, Romeo and Juliette in Harlem. Praise God, You Alley Theatre and Mr. Edelstein, Indira, Kyrsten and Zenzele.

                   
 
JEROME PRESTON BATES                                                   Viola Davis and Jerome Preston Bates
Photo Credit: James Alexander                                                In SEVEN GUITARS at the Goodman Theatre
                                                                                                  In Chicago
 
Tickets: $60.00 Before February 18th; $75.00 After February 17th.
 
NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.
 
    

Monday, March 4th at 6:00 PM Price: $60.00

Monday, March 4th at 6:00 PM Price: $75.00

Series A: Visitors, Welcome To Narnia, A Beautiful Mourning and Leaves

VISITORS by Anthony Marinelli
An attractive young couple meets through a dating app called Visitors that provides 24-hour access to all participants. In a world where watching has become more important than doing, has narcissism finally become the new normal?
 
 
WELCOME TO NARNIA by Jessica Marie Fisher
WELCOME TO NARNIA is the coming out story for people who are tired of unnecessarily dramatic and unrealistic coming out stories. Almost nobody “KNOWS” completely what their sexuality is – most people have to find the answers through trial and error. “Narnia” is the story of the messy and gross “figuring it out,” and all that comes with it. Lauren and Liam navigate love, sex, family, identity and the sticky in-betweens of queer adolescence.
 
 
A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING by Stephen J. Ryan
Featuring: David Risely, Lynda Browing, Katie Schrader and Fred Grieco
Harold is at his mother Abigail’s funeral. She is being buried at Brooklyn Cemetery located near a bustling intersection and elevated train. While saying goodbye, he discovers that some endings are just beginnings, as he hears her from beyond the grave.
 
 
LEAVES by Victor Vauban Jr.
"Muriel and her two sisters had dreams of becoming the new musical sensation just like, "The Supremes" - but fate intervene. Muriel fell in love and married her college sweetheart, Curtis, putting an end to the girl group's dreams. Over thirty-years later the two sisters still resent the premature dissolution of the group blaming it on their so-called- good for nothing brother-in-law."


 
 
SERIES A
Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm
Thursday, March 14th at 8:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Thursday, March 14th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Series B: FREEDOM, REVOLT AND LOVE; TOADY HOAD; SWIM BEFORE YOU DROWN; and ZOEY & OWEN

FREEDOM, REVOLT AND LOVE by Jake Kevrick
Why are they hiding? What have they done? Who are you people? You know what's coming. They didn't get away this time. Haunting the Mountains of Virginia lives a dangerous love story that could fire a bullet. Freedom, Revolt and Love is a poetic journey through the lives of renegades living on the edge of glory. Living for the love of one another in a battle for survival. What is the last thing you'd want to remember if you knew you'd never wake up?
 
 
TOADY HOAD by Damien Roos
Amid rumors that his brother has committed a terrible crime, a hard-luck carpenter soon finds the man hiding in his home. His brother will not confirm nor deny the accusations: the more he talks the more it becomes clear he is the culprit. When pressed for answers by a local sheriff, Munk Hoad must decide whether their familiar bond is strong enough that he’d assist an evil man in eluding punishment.
 
 
SWIM BEFORE YOU DROWN by Ciara Kay
Featuring: Hunter Mruz and Ciara Kay
Swim Before You Drown is a dramatic comedy about recent college graduate, Harper, coping with the magnitude of life after college. Her and her best friend, Sam, can’t stand living in their small, “beige” hometown in the Midwest and both dream of escaping, even if that means losing each other. With everything in her life changing and on the brink of losing the one person she loves, Harper must deal with how to accept who she is in a world that fails to respect her and a Korean family that judges her even more.
 
 
ZOEY & OWEN by William “Bill” Beasley & Christen Omantra Callahan
Directed by Christen Omantra Callahan
Featuring: Marie Wall, Errol Greaves & C. Niambi Steele
Two co-workers from completely different backgrounds accidently discover romantic feelings for each other.
 
 
SERIES B
Wednesday, March 13th at 8:30pm
Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Wednesday, March 13th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

ELVIRA, The Immigration Play by Jessica Carmona

ELVIRA, The Immigration Play by Jessica Carmona
Based on the life story of Elvira Arellano, the play centers around an imaginary encounter between ICE and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey from being a daughter of a farmer in Mexico to TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year.
 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:000pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:30pm
 
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
 

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

A YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE: The Caper at Christmas by Dane Forgione and Christine Conway

A YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE: The Caper at Christmas by Dane Forgione and Christine Conway
You’ve read the stories and heard the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the man, but now witness a tale that’s never been told: an early adventure of Sherlock Holmes, the boy. Here, Holmes and his best friend and confidant, Watson, must race against the clock during a Christmas Ball in order to find the culprit of a stolen school treasure before the crime in pinned on another classmate
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Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm
 
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
 

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, March 15th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Strawberry Theatre Festival - Long One-Act Plays

ELVIRA, The Immigration Play by Jessica Carmona
Based on the life story of Elvira Arellano, the play centers around an imaginary encounter between ICE and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey from being a daughter of a farmer in Mexico to TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year.
 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:000pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:30pm
 
 
A YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE: The Caper at Christmas by Dane Forgione and Christine Conway
You’ve read the stories and heard the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the man, but now witness a tale that’s never been told: an early adventure of Sherlock Holmes, the boy. Here, Holmes and his best friend and confidant, Watson, must race against the clock during a Christmas Ball in order to find the culprit of a stolen school treasure before the crime in pinned on another classmate.
 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=430
 
 
CAKE? By Flynn Osman
Featuring: Andrew Nelson Van Sanders, Skyler Hoffman, Michelle Bear and Levi Kempf
What happens when “boy meets girl” takes place on a ledge? This is a story for all the people who have even been low and understand what a powerful thing a small gesture can be. CAKE? Is an exploration of what it means to be lost, and what it means to find yourself when the only options are to either fall or climb back down to life.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:45pm
 
 
OPPORTUNITY by Stanley Martin
It’s a dark comedy set in today’s New York with six Broadway dancers having a cast reunion from their Broadway production of MCKINLEY: The other American Musical. It tackles subject matters on bullying, jealousy, sexual harassment, elitism, toxic masculinity, racism and corporate greed through the eyes of the dancing ensemble…you know … a laugh riot.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:15pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=432

 
    

BED 26 by Edafe Okporo and Van Dirk Fisher
Edafe’s relationship with his grandmother was special. “There are several things that go unspoken between us, but in the silences, I feel that she gets me and believes in my ability. But if I flee Nigeria what will be the price I pay to save myself?” An African man’s journey to seek asylum in the United States.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:30pm and 9:00pm;
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:40pm

For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=435
 
CRADLE by Jean Bergantini Grillo
A young 16 year old London Muslim student becomes infatuated with ISIS and seeks to run away and join them. Her immigrant mother, pleading to assimilate is stunned by her daughter’s actions and will risk anything to stop her.
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=433

 
 
 
LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner
Based on a true story of when a young boy is killed by a company’s product, and one person has to step up and take responsibility or the entire company will go bankrupt.
 

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:10pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=434

FRAGILE EXPLOSION: Nina Simone by Michael Monasterial
A concert celebration of the life of a Genius.

Directed by Elke Rosthal
Featuring:
 Marlene Merritt, Jhanal Alexis, Maya Monasterial,
Eva Barrows & Faith Grumberg-Otey
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:45pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:45pm

Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Friday, March 15th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 PM Price: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 3:00 PM Price: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00 PM Price: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM Price: $25.00

Series C: Mid Life Conversations, Scenes From A Marriage, The Food We Are About To Eat and O Happy Dagger

MID LIFE CONVERSATIONS by Maria Filippone
When a woman discovers that her husband has found his passion, she suddenly feels that she has lost her purpose.
 
 
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE by Michael David Johnson
Directed by Fulton Hodges
Featuring: 
Joana Micius and Chris Raglin
Marriage is a two-way street, but sometimes the street hits a detour.
 
 
THE FOOD WE ARE ABOUT TO EAT by Alan Brooks
The Food We Are About To Eat is about the baggage we lug around all our lives, and carry into our relationships; all the boxes and suitcases we cart with us out of the overstuffed closets of our childhood and dump into the attics and basements of every relationship we get into as adults – always surprised when our partner opens a box and asks why we still have that.
 
 
O HAPPY DAGGER by Claire Tyers
A one woman adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Through a storyteller, a dagger, and a splash of poison – we meet teens we thought we knew, learn about a love we thought we studied, and scratch the surface of what could possibly make this dagger so happy!
 
 
 
SERIES C
Saturday, March 16th at 1:00pm
Sunday, March 17th at 3:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 PM Price: $25.00

Sunday, March 17th at 3:30 PM Price: $25.00

Series D: GOD'S YOUNGER SON, A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS, WHY WE'RE HERE and MORE THAN STRANGERS

 

GOD’S YOUNGER SON by Joe Leary
Can an alcoholic agnostic and a schizophrenic who believes he’s the son of God coexist as roommates in a locked psychiatric ward without driving each other crazy?
Producers: Cheery Leary Productions

 

 
 
 
A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS by Richard Lobel
The play centers around two characters separated by age, race and socioeconomic status who are eventually brought together through incessant meddling. One is a grizzled, weary homeless man and the other is a young, idealistic college student.
 
 
WHY WE’RE HERE by Jo Rodrigues
Jim Payne gets onto a train and expects the usual: a spot to himself, quiet, in the darkness.  But that doesn't last long when he is joined by a mysterious man and a woman who knows more than she should.  Trapped between the bliss of ignorance and the fear of inadequacy, Jim must illuminate the truth of who he is... and whether he can live with that.
 

 
MORE THAN STANGERS by Joseph Lizardi
An American housewife finds it difficult to overcome her husband’s infidelity and embarks on a European vacation of her own. While in Spain, she meets an older man, sophisticated and very understanding who helps her to deal with the situation. Will she get her groove back and will she fall in love?
 
 
SERIES D
Saturday, March 16th at 3:30pm
Sunday, March 17th at 1:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Saturday, March 16th at 3:30 PM Price: $25.00

Sunday, March 17th at 1:00 PM Price: $25.00

Series E: A VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON, FIRST DATE FOR SOULMATES, DOIN' GOOD and TWO LINES

A VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON by Fred Dennehy
Mara, a teenage girl, reluctantly agrees to visit her bad-tempered grandfather, who her mother tells her wants to give her something before he dies. What she receives from him is completely unexpected.
 
 
FIRST DATE FOR SOULMATES by Parker Cross, Jr.
Two people on a first date find out they’re matched more perfectly than they could have ever imagined.
 
 
DOIN’ GOOD by Natasha Cobb
Two siblings reminisce over their childhood as one faces a cancer diagnosis. Facing the truth alone is often impossible.
 
 
TWO LINES by Lola Hughes
Old lovers reunite with different intentions. The test results are two lines and she wants an abortion, but he wants to keep it. Will the two lines become a reality or will they disappear?
 
 
SERIES E
Sunday, March 17th at 6:00pm
Monday, March 18th at 8:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Sunday, March 17th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

Monday, March 18th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Series F: ADAM'S EVE, ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS, REAWAKENING and NELLY

ADAM’S EVE by Carolyn Moses
Somewhere beyond Eden, Adam and Eve scrounge for dinner from the ungiving earth, when an American Soldier shows up and offers a tent, food and hot water for information on Jibouti forces.
 
 
ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS by Nicholas Bompart
Pablo Picasso has imaginary discussions with characters that are depicted in his infamous and illustrious painting “Guernica”. The characters in the painting reside in what is left of the town of Guernica, Spain after it was bombarded by Nazi and Spanish Nationalist forces in 1937.
 
 
REAWAKENING by Anthony Fusco
A gay couple try to salvage what's left between them after a tragic incident.  Can they overcome their infidelities from the past to give this relationship a second chance?
 
 
NELLY by William Holland
Directed by Alexa Kelly
Life was changing in the 1950's, people learned that friendship could come in different colors.
 
 
SERIES F
Sunday, March 17th at 8:30pm
Monday, March 18th at 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Sunday, March 17th at 8:30 PM Price: $25.00

Monday, March 18th at 6:00 PM Price: $25.00

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