Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MTWorks presents the first play in The Galveston Cycle

“Thank the gods for David Stallings”-Village Voice for Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell

"Under the guidance of director Cristina Alicea, each of the actors seems to have understood the depth of the exceptional material, and showcases these characters to their full, sometimes frightening potential."- OffOffOnline.com for The Oath

Maieutic Theatre Works
Proudly Presents

2009 Weissberger Award Nominee (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
Semi-Finalist Princess Grace Awards

The first play in The Galveston Cycle
Written by


Directed by

APRIL 30-MAY 22, 2010


MTWorks is pleased to present the world premiere of David Stallings’ BARRIER ISLAND, directed by Cristina Alicea. BARRIER ISLAND will play a 4-week limited engagement at Center Stage NY (48 West 21st Street, 4th Floor, Buzzer 401#). Performances begin Friday, April 30th through Saturday, May 22nd.

Press are cordially invited Saturday, May 1st at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm & Monday, May 3rd at 8:00 p.m. (Unofficial press dates will be accommodated, upon request.)

“It is true that living on a potential disaster spot has tended to develop in its citizens a philosophy which is at the same time nonchalant, fatalistic, imperturbable, stoic and with a sort of paternalistic pride in the blows that nature can give and that 30 miles of sand bar can take…” (Prominent Galvestonian).

Barrier Island tackles the nature of a fearless community that chooses to stake their lives on the strength of the historic Galveston seawall -- built to protect the island from natural disasters -- as they await the arrival of one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the United States since Katrina, Hurricane Ike. Nominated for the 2009 Weissberger Award (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Barrier Island is the first play in “The Galveston Cycle.”
The production features Alex Bond* (Flamingo Court), David L. Carson* (Nixon’s Nixon), Anthony Crep, Mark Emerson*, Anne Clare Gibbons-Brown, Carol Hickey* (Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge; Original cast of Urinetown), Stu Richel* (Mortal Decisions: a diary of the Donner Party) Frankie Seratch and Jennifer Laine Williams*.

Julie Griffith is the producer. Set design by Craig Napoliello, costume design by David Withrow, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, and sound design by Martha Goode. Courtenay Drakos is the production manager, and Carolynn Richer is the production stage manager. Barrie Kreinik is the dialect coach, and Nichol C. Rosas-Ullman is the assistant stage manager.
BARRIER ISLAND plays the following schedule through Saturday, May 22nd:

Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 3 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 9 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 13 through Saturday, May 15 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 16 at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 22 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $18 ($15 Students/Seniors/Texans with valid I.D.). Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.theatermania.com, or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre’s box office half hour before the performance.

Center Stage NY is located at 48 W 21st St, 4th Floor (Buzzer 401#), between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave).

**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**

For more information visit www.mtworks.org and www.barrierisland.tumblr.com
Photos available at http://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/BarrierIsland#

Barrier Island is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Showcase (Approval Pending)

THE GALVESTON CYCLE is a three play series written by award-winning playwright and Galveston native David Stallings that take place in Galveston Island before and after Hurricane Ike.  BARRIER ISLAND tackles a fearless community that rests their lives against the historic wall that protects the Island from natural disasters, and the young generation that challenges the emotional disasters no wall can protect, before the arrival of Hurricane Ike. A SONG FOR ST. MICHAEL’S, where a schoolboy's death stirs the people of the Island, soon after the devastation of Hurricane Ike. THE SEAWALL, where three single mothers must come to terms with an absent father, two years after Hurricane Ike, and one year after a National economic crash.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BOO-Arts presents the New York Premiere of THE LOVE LIST

"Norm Foster creates characters who are so believable that theatergoers see bits of themselves reflected on stage."--L.A. Daily News
"This is such a strong, fully realized production... it's a little shocking to realize it's performed in a 50-seat theatre near Washington Square Park. --EDGE New York (BOO-Arts production of Mrs. Warren's Profession).

Proudly Presents

Be careful what you wish for!

Written by


*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. 

Directed by

APRIL 28-MAY 15, 2010



BOO-Arts is pleased to present the New York premiere of "Canada's most produced playwright," Norm Foster's THE LOVE LIST, directed by Jessica McVea. THE LOVE LIST will play a 3-week limited engagement at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10011). Performances begin Wednesday, April 28th through Saturday, May 15th. Opening night is Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00 pm.

Press are cordially invited Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.; Friday,
April 30th at 8:00 pm & Saturday, May 1st at 8:00 p.m.

(Unofficial press dates will be accommodated, upon request.)

Two men concoct a list of the attributes of the ideal woman - the "top ten" best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly 'Ideal Woman' actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. This hilarious and thought-provoking play examines the quest for perfection, in its long awaited New York premiere.

The production features Jarel Davidow* ('Taking a Chance on America: Bela Lugosi's Ellis Island Story'), Kate Goehring* (Angels in America [Los Angeles Pride Award, Carbonell Award]), and Jake Hart* (Bury The Dead [Drama Desk Nom.]).

Dana Monagan
and Kathleen O'Neill are the producers. Set design by Ryan Murphy, costume design by Morgan Anne Zipf, lighting design by Tracy Klein, and sound design by Dana Monagan. Megan Furnish is the production manager.

THE LOVE LIST plays the following schedule through Saturday, May 15th:

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $18.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.theatresource.org, or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre's box office half hour before the performance.

Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street (between 8th St & Waverly Pl.) Closest subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, S, V to West 4th Street. Walk north on 6th Avenue to West 8th Street, then east on West 8th to MacDougal Street, then south on MacDougal to the theatre.

Running time: 2 hours, with one intermission.

For more information visit www.BOO-Arts.com and www.theatresource.org.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A wildly entertaining Macbeth

THE FROG & PEACH THEATRE CO. is pleased to announce their production of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH, directed by Lynnea Benson. MACBETH will play a four-week limited engagement at The West End Theatre (The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street, 2nd Fl. --wheelchair accessible). Performances begin Thursday, April 15 and continue through to Sunday, May 9. Opening Night is Saturday, April 17 (7:30 p.m.). MACBETH will be featured in rep with the children’s show Tinkerbell Theatre, which returns April 17th on Saturday and Sundays at 10:30 am and 11:45 am.

Lord & Lady Macbeth are very much in love-- the envy of the Scottish nobility. He’s an extraordinary warrior who’s tough, witty, and honorable.  She’s his lovely, charming, soul mate who wants what’s best for him.  MACBETH is the story of how they lose their souls, in haunting, blood-spattered detail. 

Fueled by ambition, Macbeth performs unspeakable acts when three strange and beautiful Witches appear with promises of greatness.  One murder leads to another; and another, and still more in this shockingly modern tale of brutality, eroticism, and the supernatural.       
Starring MOTI MARGOLIN & KAITLIN LARGE, MACBETH is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, and FROG & PEACH delivers the goods with all the excitement, humor and grown-up fun audiences have come to expect.      

The production features scenic and lighting design by Jak Prince and costume design by Laura Taber Bacon. Ian Marshall is the fight choreographer, Jenna Lazar is the production stage manager and Alexandra H. Rubin is assistant director. 

MACBETH plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, May 9:
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. | Fridays at 7:30 p.m. | Saturdays at 7:30p.m. | Sundays at 3 p.m.

Sunday Matinees are followed by an informal talk-back with cast and Artistic Director.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to the performance.

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes.

* Macbeth contains brief nudity and portrays acts of extreme violence.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

GLAAD honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar

GLAAD honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar

GLAAD honors Cynthia Nixon, Joy Behar
'Brothers and Sisters' named outstanding drama series
By Gregg Kilday
March 13, 2010, 10:01 PM ET

New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
"She Like Girls," Chisa Hutchinson

She Like Girls Ladies at the GLAAD Awards after winning!
Amelia FowlerKaren EilbacherDarcie ChampagneChisa Hutchinson,Ashley JonesLavita ShauriceKatie Rosin Green

Monday, March 08, 2010

Marcus, Hodges Join NY Innovative Theatre Foundation; Award Applications Now Accepted 2010/03/08

Marcus, Hodges Join NY Innovative Theatre Foundation; Award Applications Now Accepted 2010/03/08

Marcus, Hodges Join NY Innovative Theatre Foundation; Award Applications Now Accepted

--Oh yeah, and ME--Katie Rosin!!!

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is pleased to announce that Ben Hodges (editor, Theater World) and Abby Marcus (managing director, Vampire Cowboys) are the new co-chairs of the Honorary Award committee, filling the vacancy left by Leonard Jacobs (Clyde Fitch Report). The Innovative Theatre Foundation recognizes and appreciates the five years of service and dedication by Mr. Jacobs.

The applications for the 2010 Honorary Awards are available online and are due by 6pm on May 1, 2010.

The Honorary Awards Committee is comprised of people deeply grounded in the Off-Off-Broadway community. This year, the committee welcomes two new members; performance artist, Desiree Burch and publicist, Katie Rosin. A complete list of committee members is available on the IT Awards website at: www.nyitawards.com/aboutus/hac.asp.

?I am thrilled to be Co-Chairing the Honorary Awards Committee this season,? said Abby Marcus. ?As a past honorary award recipient - my company, Vampire Cowboys, was awarded the Caffe Cino Fellowship in 2006 - I know firsthand how meaningful and special these awards are to the OOB community. I look forward to helping the New York Innovative Theatre Awards continue their good work in providing recognition and honor to companies and artists working in Off-Off-Broadway.?

Over the past six years, the IT Awards have honored over 600 of the brightest and most influential artists from the Off-Off-Broadway community.

The Honorary Awards are:
* The Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community;

* The Stewardship Award, presented to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership;
* The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work. This award also includes a grant ($1,000-$5,000) to be used toward an Off-Off-Broadway production.

Previous recipients include:

Artistic Achievement - Basil Twist
Stewardship Award - Ellen Stewart, LaMaMa, ETC.
Caffe Cino Fellowship ? Inverse Theater Company

Artistic Achievement - Tom O?Horgan
Stewardship Award - The Field
Caffe Cino Fellowship - Vampire Cowboys

Artistic Achievement - Doric Wilson
Stewardship Award - Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY
Caffe Cino Fellowship - Rising Phoenix Repertory

Artistic Achievement - Judith Malina
Stewardship Award - Martin & Rochelle Denton, New York Theatre Experience
Caffe Cino Fellowship - Boomerang Theatre Company

Artistic Achievement ? Maria Irene Fornes
Stewardship Award ? Materials for the Arts
Caffe Cino Fellowship ? The Brick Theater, Inc.

?It is a great honor to be thought of in the same breath as Caffe Cino, the birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway. Much in the same way that Joe Cino?s legendary coffeehouse became an accidental theater hub, The Brick quickly became something more than we planned. Now we?ve grown into a busy theater community, with year-round plays, festivals, late-night events and we?ve hosted hundreds of theater artists in the seven years since our founding. We?re very excited that the IT Awards recognized and supports our commitment to keep at it.? -- Michael Gardner, The Brick Theater, Inc.


Ben Hodges (Co-Chair of the Honorary Awards Committee) is editor in chief of the Special Tony Honor Award?winning Theatre World, which, at sixty-six years of age, is the most complete annual pictorial and statistical record of the American theatre, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theatre productions. Ben served as executive producer of the Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debuts from 2002-2007 and was presented with a 2003 Special Theatre World Award in recognition of his ongoing stewardship of the event. Ben has also served as executive producer LAMBDA Literary Foundation ?Lammy? Awards, given for excellence in LGBT publishing. His independent theatrical publications include The American Theatre Wing Presents: The Play That Changed My Life: America?s Foremost Playwrights on the Plays That Influenced Them, The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals, Forbidden Acts: Pioneering Gay and Lesbian Plays from the Twentieth Century, and Outplays: Pioneering Gay and Lesbian Plays from the Twentieth Century.

Abby Marcus (Co-Chair of the Honorary Awards Committee) has worked as a Stage Manager and Administrator with The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY; Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT; The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC; The Town Hall in New York; Nosedive Productions; Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; as Company Manager for LAByrinth Theater Company; and as General Manager for HERE Arts Center. Currently, Abby is the Managing Director and Producer for the Caffe Cino Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company and Managing Director for The Dramatists Guild of America. Abby received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College, and her Master of Arts degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.

Desiree Burch (New Honorary Awards Committee Member) Desiree Burch is an NYC-based comedian, emcee, writer, and performer, known for work with the New York Neo-Futurists in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and for her acclaimed solo show 52 Man Pickup (four stars from Time Out NY, and The List, UK) which has been featured at Ars Nova, The Ohio Theater, Galapagos Artspace and in the New York (spotlighted by Back Stage) and Edinburgh International Fringe Festivals. One of New York Magazine?s ?10 People that Funny People Find Funny,? Desiree has supplied laughter for MTV, VH1, NBC News, The New York Post, Comedy Central, Huffington Post, Caroline?s, Gotham, Comix and comedy clubs around the country, and in the upcoming feature-length documentary I Heart New York. She previously hosted/curated the reading and variety Smut (?Art that should carry a Parental Advisory Label? ? NY Times) and in 2008, founded The Hysterical Festival for women in comedy.

Katie Rosin (New Honorary Awards Committee Member) runs Kampfire Films PR, a full service Marketing and Public Relations agency, offering exceptional and custom campaigns for each client?s unique needs and projects. Rosin was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. She worked on the publicity team for the comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, and his movie Comedian. Off-Broadway highlights include: GLAAD Award Nominee, She Like Girls, Ohio Theater; ...Another Man?s Poison, Jay Sharp Theater; Swimming With The Polar Bears, 45 Bleecker Street; Glimpses of the Moon, Algonquin Hotel; IT Awards recipient, Elizabeth Rex, Center Stage; Mother Load, Sage Theater; Wasps in Bed, Beckett Theater; Anaïs Nin: One Of Her Lives, Beckett Theater; Triple Threat: 2007 Drama Desk Nominee (mis)UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story, Theatre 5. Kampfire clients include: 3Graces Theater Co., Astoria Performing Arts Center, BOO-Arts, Maieutic Theatre Awards, New York Innovative Theatre Awards, New York Neo-Futurists, Nicu's Spoon, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Pascal Productions, and Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Rosin has taught Arts Marketing at NYU. www.kampfirefilmspr.com

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation is a not-for-profit organization recognizing the great work of New York City's Off-Off-Broadway, honoring its artistic heritage, and providing a meeting ground for this extensive and richly varied community. The organization advocates for Off-Off-Broadway and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to American and global culture. They believe that publicly recognizing excellence in Off-Off-Broadway will expand audience awareness and foster greater appreciation of the New York theatre experience.

Website: www.nyitawards.com

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner! Press checking out "The Soup Show"

Here’s the press that is checking out The New York Neo-Futurists' production of The Soup Show as of Today,

Barry Z Show
Broadway World
Happiest Medium
Hi! Drama
New York Theater Review
Theatre Is Easy
Tiger Beatdown

Village Voice
Washington Square News
WBAI Radio
WKCR Radio
WVOX Radio

Big Thank You to everyone who has written up, and/or interviewed The Soup Show. Special thanks to,

Broadway Bullet
Broadway World
East Village Radio
Go Magazine
Hella Fabulous
In Focus
New York Magazine
New York Times
Next Magazine

Stage Buzz
Tiger Beatdown
Time Out New York
Women’s Collective

and more…

Don’t miss out on The New York Neo-Futurists The Soup Show beginning Today at 7pm.
For more info visit www.here.org/soupshow
For press inquiries, contact Antonio at Antonio@KampFireFilmsPR.com

When will you join us?