Strawberry One-Act Festival

The Strawberry One-Act Festival –2021 TBA at ARTEL Hotel, NYC.

To Submit a 15-30 minute play or 40-90 minute play email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com for an APPLICATION.

The Strawberry One-Act Festival will be celebrating its 35th season when it opens at ARTEL Hotel. The brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre’s judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season. Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition. Plays move from the 1st Round to the Finals. The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant. The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design and Best Video Diary Short Film. Deadline for Submissions is June 30, 2021. Late submissions is July 15, 2021. To obtain an application email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com To submit full-length plays, musicals, variety acts, cabaret acts, improv shows, sketch comedy shows and readings email us and request an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

The industry judges include:

A Theatre Producer, a Literary Agent, an Actor & a Casting Director.

The Award Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival TBA. In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Nine.

The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

Meet, Mix & Mingle and see a Screening of The Video Diaries Project
Date: TBA
Time: TBA

The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
DATE: TBA

To hear some testimonials from artist who have participated in the Strawberry One-Act Festival click here.
To see our interviews on our YouTube channel click here.
See photos on our Facebook Page from our Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival visit our Gallery.
To see the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the Artists in the Strawberry One-Act Festival go to:
Join our Email Club to receive notification of plays as they advance in the festival from Round 1, to the Semi-Finals, the Finals and The Award Ceremony – click here.

Strawberry Festival Passes

**SPECIAL DEALS: These passes allows you to see any performance in the Strawberry Theatre Festival & the Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor until February 24, 2020.*****

Strawberry Pass$192
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival* (May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)
Perks:
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry Tart Pass$290
12 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)

Perks:
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
(1) Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle

Strawberry Shortcake Pass$390
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)

Perks:
(1) Riant Theatre T-Shirt, Strawberry Festival T-Shirt or (1) of our Anthologies of The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats.

Strawberry Soufflé Pass$600
25 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)

Perks:
(1) Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
(1) Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt
Or
(1) of our Anthologies of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival

Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry VIP Pass$1,000
2 tickets to see the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
2 tickets to the Launch Party, Walk the Red Carpet, See the Screening of the Video Diaries Project, Meet the Artists in the Festival.
2 tickets to Series A,B,C,D,Ein the Strawberry One-Act Festival (Total of 10 Tickets)
2 Tickets to see the 3 Plays in the Strawberry Theatre Festival (Total of 6 Tickets)
2 Tickets to see Semi-Finals #1,2 or 3
2 Tickets to see the FINALS + attend the After Party
2 Tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Performance + Swag Bags

Other Perks:
(1) Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
(1) Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt; and
(1) of our Anthologies of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

* Please note that the date below refers to the expiration date for your tickets.
** At check out you can give us a list (optional) of names you would like to leave the tickets for at the BOX OFFICE, as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.

Strawberry Festival Passes

The Finals

The Best Plays in the festival will perform and the Industry Judges will select the Best Play.

    The Industry Judges will include:

  • ELLYN LONG MARSHALL, Casting Director, Orpheus Casting
  • MARGARET EMORY, Agent, SW ARTISTS, Representing actors for film, TV and theatre and seeking actors for the EXPANDING commerical and voiceover department at SW Artists, a talent agency in New York City.
  • COUNT STOVAL, Actor, Broadway credits include: Driving Miss Daisy, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Inacent Black, Philadelphia Story and No Place To Be Somebody.TV Credits include:Seven Seconds, Madame Secretary, Fault Manny, The Good Wife, Army Wives, Law & Order, American Playhouse and As The World Turns.
  • VAN DIRK FISHER, Theatre Producer, Riant Theatre

The Finalist are:

MESSAGES by Fred Dennehy

Directed by Elizabeth Colagrande & Ed Faver
Care giving to a person afflicted with the beginning of dementia is not possible without love that is itself always in beginning.

TRANSFERENCE by Debra Whitfield

Directed by Debra Whitfield
Your next family is just a phone call away.

FIRSTS by Naya James

Directed by Lucia Bellini
Featuring: Naya James, Trenton Clark, Anthony Paglia and Arya Kashyap
First is a poignant and often hilarious look into the minds of two people on a first date shows how much we have in common if only we were brave enough to admit it.

HOPPER REVISITED by Nancy Finn

Directed by Grant Machan
The story depicts the people and places in American painter EDWARD HOPPER’S painting.

ENTR’ACTE by Anthony Fusco

Directed by Katherine Yacko
Featuring: Clay Von Carlowitz and Peter Tarantino
A tete- a- tete between an actor and an acting coach crosses the line when one of them exposes information that can ruin the professional relationship between them.

PETRIFIED LIGHTNING by Maggie Brill

Directed by Jacob S. Louchheim
A happenstance seaside meeting forces two strangers into a tumultuous exploration of fear and loss.Together they must decide to experience the unknown or be forever petrified by it.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12pm
(There will be one intermission.)

Tickets are $30 Online and $32
at the Box Office (Cash Only)

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC

The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 23rd at 5:30PM and awards will be persented for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Video Diary.

Saturday, February 22nd at 12:00 PM | Price: $30.00