Sunday, March 24th, 2019

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The Awards Ceremony

THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR
THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT  FESTIVAL

The 4 Best Plays to perform:

Nominees for Best Play:
1.  NELLY by William Holland
2.  WELCOME TO NARNIA by Jessica Marie Fisher
3.  LEAVES by Victor Vauban Jr.  - Winner of BEST PLAY AWARD
4.  A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS by Richard Lobel
 
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Ed Faver – A VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON
Fulton C. Hodges – SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
Alexa Kelly – NELLY
Rick Charles Mueller – A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS - Winner
Stephen J. Ryan – A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING
 
BEST ACTOR AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Mike Allen Hill (Toady) in TOADY HOAD
Hunter Mruz (Sam) in SWIM BEFORE YOU DROWN
Chris Raglin (Joseph Rivers) in SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
Royston Scott (Chance) in A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS
Richard Vernon (Wally) in NELLY
Marcel Werder (Liam) in WELCOME TO NARNIA -  Winner
 
BEST ACTRESS AWARD NOMINATION:
Antonia Badon (Muriel) in LEAVES - Winner
Lily Brown (Lauren) in WELCOME TO NARNIA
Tamara Flannagan (Nelly) in NELLY
Jillmarie Lawrence (Jenny) in NELLY
Joanna Micius (Loretta River) in SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
Rew Starr (Stella) in A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS
 
BEST SET DESIGN:
FREEDOM, REVOLT AND LOVE, Jake Kevrick and Arthur Makaryan
LEAVES, Julio Arrda
MID LIFE CONVERSATIONS
NELLY, Alexa Kelly
SWIM BEFORE YOU DROWN, Ciara Kay
TOADY HOAD, Damien Roos - Winner
OPPORTUNITY, Meghan Abel
 
BEST PLAY NOMINATION FOR A LONG ONE-ACT:
ELVIRA, The Immigration Play by Jessica Carmona
LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner - Winner
OPPORTUNITY by Stanley Martin
 
BEST DIRECTOR FOR A LONG ONE-ACT:
Michael Blatt (OPPORTUNITY) - Winner
Michelle Macau (CRADLE)
Benjamin Viertel (LIFE BOAT)
 
BEST ACTOR IN A LONG ONE-ACT:
Joe Dellger (LIFE BOAT)
Jason Kerr (OPPORTUNITY)
Andrew Nelan Van Saders (CAKE) - Winner
 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LONG ONE-ACT:
Sandy Singh (CRADLE)
Yha’ Mourhia Wright (OPPORTUNITY)  Winner

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
A YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CAPER AT CHRISTMAS, Christine Conway
A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS, Rick Charles Mueller
LEAVES, Carolyn Adam
NELLY, Jennifer Anderson - Winner
OPPORTUNITY, Angela M. Fludd
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, George P. Wright, Jr.
TOADY HOAD, Laurence C. Schwartz
WHY WE’RE HERE, Joy Kelly

 
BEST VIDEO DIARY:
BED 26 - Film by Cray Novic and Paul Morgan
CAKE? - Film by Ethan Haug
GOD'S YOUNGER SON - Film by Malik Parker
SWIM BEFORE YOU DROWN - Film by Ciara Kay - Winner
 
The Nominations for the BEST LONG ONE-ACTS and Best Director, Actor, Actress etc. will be announced on Saturday, March 23rd at 1pm.

SUNDAY, March 24th at 5:30pm

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12 Fl, NYC

Tickets are $30 in Advance Online

$35 on Day of Event Online

$35 at the DOOR (Cash Only)

Sunday, March 24th at 5:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Sunday, March 24th at 5:00 pmPrice: $35.00

CRADLE by Jean Bergantini Grillo

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
 
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 22nd at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

BED 26 by Edafe Okporo and Van Dirk Fisher

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.

Performances:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:40pm


 

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

Join us for the TALK BACKS: Conversations with Edafe Okporo after the show at Spoonfed NYC Restaurant 331 West 51st Street, NYC. Admission FREE. Sunday, March 24th at 4pm

Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 2:40 PMPrice: $25.00

LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner

LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner
Directed by Benjamin Viertel
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.
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:10pm
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
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
 

Join us for the TALK BACKS: Conversations with the Director, Benjamin Viertel
after the show at Spoonfed NYC Restaurant
331 West 51st Street, NYC. Admission FREE
Friday, March 22nd at 10:10pm

 

Friday, March 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 4:10 PMPrice: $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 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 15th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 6:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 9:15 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 2:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

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