Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Submit your short play to Samuel French 2010 Festival!

Submissions are now open for the 2010 Festival! Applications available!

Samuel French is now accepting submissions for our 2010 Festival.  Festival application and guidelines are available here. See our Submissions page for more details.  Don’t delay…the submission deadline for this year’s festival is March 12th, 2010.
Be a part of one of the most prestigious short play festivals in the world!

Friday, January 22, 2010

From the horses mouth

January 21, 2010, 12:30 pm

Theater Talkback: Charles Isherwood Answers Readers’ Questions

With all the shows that are in the New York City area, including Off and Off Off Broadway, and regional and school productions, how is it determined which ones are reviewed in the Times? Are you ever sent to review something and decide that it isn’t something that should be in the paper and then don’t write about it? — donlincoln2

The Times reviews all Broadway productions and all the Off Broadway productions from established not-for-profit companies. When it comes to Off Off Broadway things are trickier, since it’s a universe unto itself that is sometimes hard to navigate.

The theater editor, currently Stephanie Goodman, in consultation with the critics, determines which shows to cover using various criteria, generally related to the prominence of the artists involved and the reputations of the companies. And sometimes downtown buzz lets us know which new companies and unknown (to us) artists to cover. But it’s not an exact science; occasionally a worthy show goes uncovered.

And yes, on a couple of occasions I’ve decided a show I planned to cover is better left unremarked upon. But I’ll name no names here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Today we are celebrating!!!  Working Man's Clothes production of She Like Girls was nominated for a GLAAD award!!!

Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb
Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas
The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac
She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson
Wickets created and conceived by Clove Galilee and Jenny Rogers, adapted from
    Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes

Monday, January 11, 2010

LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse

"[Late Nights With The Boys] is deft, quirky, both neat and messy (on purpose), verbose but succinct, and so very, very colorful. It fairly flows with wit and passion."-
San Francisco Bay Times

Selection at the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival
Winner 2008 Best Literary Staging Award (San Francisco Fringe Festival)
Winner 2007 Producer's Pick Award (DFW Fringe Festival)

Proudly Present

LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse

A novel by

Selections read by

Directed by

FEB 24th - MAR 7TH, 2010



is pleased to present THE LOPSIDED COMPANY reading of LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse by Alex Bond, directed by Steven Yuhasz. LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS will be presented at Under St. Marks (94 Saint Marks Place, between 1st Ave & Ave A). Reading dates are Wednesday, February 24th at 6pm; Saturday, February 27th at 7pm; Monday, March 1st at 9pm; Friday, March 5th at 6pm & Sunday, March 7th at 2:30pm.

Press are cordially invited to all readings.

With delightful and poignant tales of a Southern Songstress and her gay family, Alex Bond and David Carson read selections from Ms. Bond's novel and transport you to Dallas 1977, a magical time before HIV/AIDS, but not before ignorance and prejudice. A favorite at the 2008 San Francisco Fringe and the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival.

A reclusive former Southern debutante/cabaret performer in her sixties, Anna Zander hires Craig Bauer to help her write about the best years of her life. She recounts the tales of singing in the gay leather bars of Dallas (when she looked like a drag queen and sang coloratura!). As she reveals memories, lessons, and losses... the collaboration on the book grows, and so does the friendship between Anna and Craig.

ADVISORY: adult language and content.

The selections will be read by Alex Bond (Flamingo Court), and David Carson (Nixon's Nixon).

LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS has the following schedule through March 7th:

Wednesday, February 24th at 6pm
Saturday, February 27th at 7pm
Monday, March 1st at 9pm
Friday, March 5th at 6pm
Sunday, March 7th at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $15.00 ($11 for Students/Seniors/Veterans). Advance tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre's box office half hour before the reading.

Running Time: 60 minutes

For more information about Late Nights With The Boys, visit
For more information about Frigid New York, visit
Photos available at


Late Nights With The Boys Press Representative:
Antonio MiniƱo-Kampfire PR | | 646-683-7628

Frigid New York Press Representative:
Emily Owens PR | | 972-743-3746

Thursday, January 07, 2010