Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life Begins With A Leap

A selection at the 2008 Crosstown Playwrights’ Spring Forward
From the 2009 IT Awards nominated company (Scenic Design-To Barcelona!)

Ignited States
in association with
Crosstown Playwrights
Proudly Present

Life begins with a leap

Written by

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Directed by

AUG 14th – 30TH, 2009



IGNITED STATES in association with Crosstown Playwrights are pleased to announce their production of Daniel McCoy’s ELI AND CHERYL JUMP, directed by Nicole A. Watson. ELI AND CHERYL JUMP will be performed as part of The New York International Fringe Festival at Venue#9 The Players Loft (115 MacDougal St, 3rd Floor). Performances begin August 14th and continue through August 29th.

Press are cordially invited to all performances.

Accident-prone Eli is magically shielded from death. Maybe. Mythology, personal history and recent tragic events collide in a story spanning 15 years, and 1,000 miles. When Eli and Cheryl jump it's only the beginning of their journey.

The production stars Charles Linshaw* and Cassandra Vincent*.

The production features the design team behind To Barcelona!. Lighting design by David Bengali, sound design by Martha Goode, and prop design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Awards Nominee for Best Set Design--To Barcelona!). Nik Santiago is the production manager and Rebecca McBee is the stage manager.

ELI AND CHERYL JUMP plays the following schedule through August 29th:

Friday, August 14th at 8:45 PM
Monday, August 17th at 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 20th at 7:15 PM
Monday, August 24th at 3:15 PM
Friday, August 28th at 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 29th at 12:45 PM

Tickets are $15
For Information / Tickets visit:
or call 866-468-7619

Running Time: 60 minutes

Please check and for updates.

Press Photos available at

Monday, July 20, 2009

Kampfire Celebrates its IT Award Nominees

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway celebrated it’s fifth birthday and announced the 2009 nominees at its annual sold-out event at the Carmine Street Recreation Center located at 25 Carmine Street.

Kampfire congratulates all the nominees and salutes those people and productions we represented:

Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role

William Apps IV

Amerissiah, The Amoralists Theatre Company

Chris Thorn

Most Damaging Wound, The Production Company

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role

Julian Elfer

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, T. Schreiber Studio

Outstanding Ensemble

Bard Goodrich, Ken Matthews, Megan McQuillan, Michael Solomon, Michael Szeles & Chris Thorn,

Most Damaging Wound,

The Production Company

Outstanding Costume Design

Karen Ann Ledger

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, T. Schreiber Studio

Outstanding Sound Design

Chris Rummel

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, T. Schreiber Studio

Outstanding Set Design

George Allison

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, T. Schreiber Studio


Blair Mielnik

To Barcelona!, Ignited States Production Company

Outstanding Full-Length Script

Derek Ahonen

Amerissiah, The Amoralists Theatre Company

Outstanding Production of a Musical


Astoria Performing Arts Center


Fifth Annual IT Awards Ceremony

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Fashion Institute of Technology

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary as a not-for-profit organization, which recognizes the great work of New York's Off-Off-Broadway—honoring its artistic heritage and providing an alliance for this extensive and richly varied community. As advocates for Off-Off-Broadway, they recognize its unique and essential role contributing to global culture.

Each season, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation publicly recognizes excellence in Off-Off-Broadway, with a high-profile awards ceremony. The New York Innovative Theatre Awards celebrate the community and honor some of the previous year’s greatest achievements. The IT Awards heighten audience awareness and foster greater appreciation of the New York theatre experience.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nothing is as it appears to be in "...Another Man's Poison"

ORIELLE CREATIVE COMPANY is pleased to announce the world premiere production of George O. Brome’s …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON directed by Passion Hansome. …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON will play a two-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street.) Performances begin Wednesday, August 12 and continue through Sunday, August 23. Opening Night is Wednesday, August 12 (7:00 p.m.).

…ANOTHER MAN’S POISON uncovers the irony of success, juxtaposed with the fascinating backdrop of prime time television. When Frankie Masters, a struggling comedian, gets the opportunity to have his own network television show in 1970, his imminent stardom threatens to reveal the hidden conflict and mounting turmoil of his personal life. Taking place prior to the celebrity tabloid when exposés were the norm, it takes a close look at lives intertwined—where each character confronts personal sacrifices that will forever impact them. …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON takes place during a pivotal time in history when the Vietnam War, exposing the racial divide, and the politicizing of sexual identity, all conspire to add depth and texture to the drama.

A quintessential Hollywood story with a distinct New York bite, …ANOTHER MAN’S POISON is full of pointed humor, straightforward drama, and allows audiences to concede to their incessant desire to be a voyeur to the reality of "making of a celebrity." It is a story of family, ambition, and the choices that are made along the way.

The production stars: Leland Gantt (Police Boys, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Killa Dilla) as Frankie Masters, Penelope Lowder as Pauline Phillips, James Edward Shippy (Behind Closed Doors, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, and playing Martin Luther King Jr. in The Meeting) as Alan Phillips, Steve Greenstein as Mel Stein (50th Anniversary production of West Side Story and Confessions of a Shopaholic), Toni L. Stanton as Sarah (Broadway: Angela Lansbury, A Celebration), and Dennis Hearn as Dick (Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire).

The production features scenic design by Kevin Lee Allen, costume design by Ali Turns, and lighting design by Burke Wilmore. Sean O’Halloran is the sound designer, Dave McDaniel is the technical director and Bayo is the stage manager.

…ANOTHER MAN’S POISON plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, August 23:

Wednesday (8/12) at 7 p.m.

Wednesday (8/19) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m

Tickets are $75.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 212-279-4200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Playwrights Horizon’s Box Office, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Running time: 2 hours with two (2) intermissions.