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One Man Talking - Emerging Artists New Works Series
TADA! Theater
New York, NY
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One Man Talking - Emerging Artists New Works Series
Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind, once-a-year festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself enthralled by One Woman Standing, perhaps laughing with One Man Talking, maybe even humming along to a few new Notes from a Page. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.

TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Each title in the series has only one performance, one date, one time, so please book carefully. Scroll down and find the show, or shows, of your choosing. And then check the other listings for "One Woman Standing" and "Notes from a Page" and book tickets for those shows as well!


Monday, February 27 at 7 pm
"FOR THE BENEFIT OF MISS JENNIE GOURLAY"
Written and Performed by Billy Hipkins*
Directed by Perry Dell'Aquila
What became of actress Jennie Gourlay after Booth shot Lincoln?  Why does this obsess Billy Hipkins?...
Jennie Gourlay was an actress whose shot at stardom was cancelled when Booth shot Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. And Billy Hipkins is taking her story very personally. Strong identification with a fellow also-ran? Is his current showbiz life some kind of karma? Was he Jennie? Did he shoot Lincoln? And why does he love hoop skirts so much?


Friday, March 2 at 7 pm
"THE BIRD"
Written and Performed by John Feffer
Directed by Doug Krehbel
Poland 1989: A man, a woman, a revolution, a revelation...
In search of adventure in Poland 1989, a young man discovers a female assassin, a Jewish skinhead, a mysterious bird, and the loss of innocence. DC Theatre Scene called The Bird "a treasure," gave it 5 out of 5 stars, and designated it "pick of the [Capital] Fringe."


Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm
"PRUFROCK'S WORLD"
Written and Performed by John Rainer*
T.S. Eliot's character J. Alfred Prufrock reveals his fears and pleasures during a journey to the long night of the soul...
British actor John Rainer plays the famous character from T.S. Eliot's poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Drawing from Eliot's other early work, this is an original and intriguing story that echoes our own search for the meaning of life.  


Sunday, March 4 at 1 pm
"BROOKLYN CHILDHOODS"
Written and Performed by Peter Levine*+
Brooklyn, three generations. A rumination on childhood...
From Ocean Avenue to Park Slope  the distance between organic kale and two Mallomars and a glass of milk. The different worlds my grandchildren and I come from and the shared sensibilities and experiences that bind us.
    * * * sharing the bill with * * *
"LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES"
Written and Performed by Ric Siler*
A hillbilly gothic about a farmer and his family, and how he exacts revenge when one of his daughters marries an abusive husband...
A farmer tells of the lengths he will go to in order to protect his daughters from boyfriends, and husbands. A shotgun and rock salt have typically been good deterrents. But when one of his daughters marries an abusive man, more drastic measures may be called for.


Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm
"TALES FROM THE HOOT: EVOLUTION"
Written and Performed by Robert Ierardi*
Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl, boy doesn't know when he's well off!...
Follow Robert Ierardi through the "Dark Ages" of the 1970's as he battles the problems of high school, farm work, and falling in love. A hilarious and touching trip through "my own private Hooterville."


Sunday, March 4 at 5 pm
"LADY LAND!"
Written and Performed by Will Nolan
The coming-out "reality cabaret" of a Jesus-loving, senior citizen, redneck lesbian diva...
Leola, a redneck senior citizen, explores her newfound sexual identity, and, well, her lady land. One part preacher, one part showgirl, one part reality show junkie, and a whole lotta heart. (*One lucky guest will win an almost new lipstick!)
    * * * sharing the bill with * * *
"THE UNREQUITING"
Written by James McLindon
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
One man attempts to make amends with the heart he broke a long time ago. Is it ever too late to say you're sorry?...
In high school, she asked him to a dance. He said, "Sure," then abruptly chickened out. He was thinking it wasn't that big a deal. It was a very big deal. Years later, a high school reunion offers an opportunity for repentance, forgiveness and, maybe, reconciliation.


Monday, March 5 at 9 pm
"JOHNNY BAD VS. JACKIE TRUE"
Written and Performed by Ryan Colwell
Poet/Ruffian Johnny Bad and his muse Jackie True are going to have a baby. Can these two misfits make a real family? ...
In a violent and corrupt neighborhood, ruffian poet Johnny Bad and his muse Jackie True find romance. When the possibility of a child arises, they must cut through the passion and daydreams of youth and face the future.


Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm
"FOUND"
Written and Performed by Leo Schaff
In this mindfield of serio-comic songs and spoken word creations, an "Artist With A Serious Body Of Work" "represents" for all undiscovered fellow travelers, their "urge to emerge."


Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm
"I AM MY FATHER"
Written and Performed by Rick Younger*
Directed by Phil Burke
Everything Rick needs to know about fatherhood may already be inside of him...
Despite his best efforts, Rick Younger is turning into his opinionated, wisecracking father. But maybe that's just what he needs to help him raise his son. This hilarious and poignant performance reveals the rollercoaster ride of fatherhood.


Sunday, March 11 at 5 pm
"MOURNIN'"
Written and Performed by Brigham Mosley
Directed by Laura Hix
Photo Credit: Erik Carter
A mythic autobiography for the queer prodigal son; dream ballets included...
The death of a beloved grandfather begins a journey back to the American homeland (Oklahoma!) through time travel, magic, and musicals.  



Sunday, March 11 at 7 pm
"QUI C'EST TRENET?"
Written and Performed by Desmond Dutcher*+
Directed by Christopher Borg*+
"Monsieur Charles is singing tonight. Better have Cointreau."...
Charles Trenet was one of the most prolific songwriter/poets of the French chanson, penning over 1,000 songs from the early 30's to the late 90's. Through some of his most famous songs and accompanied by a live accordionist, Qui C'est, Trenet? brings to life the Fou Chantant, or "Singing Fool," whose bon vivant persona worked its way into the hearts of millions.


Wednesday, March 14 at 7 pm
"HOW HERMAN COMMIKE SAVED MY LIFE"
Written and Performed by Riley Jason
Directed by Dina Epshteyn
The surprising impact of a teacher on a young man's life during the Vietnam era...
During the turbulent '60s, young Riley studies under the guiding hand of music teacher, Herman Commike. But Riley changes course at the peak of his training, altering the focus of his life and placing him directly in the line of fire.
    * * * sharing the bill with * * *
"ROMANCE IS DEAD"
Written by Daniel Guyton
Performed by Lorenzo Scott*
Directed by Herb Newsome*
"I sleep with dead people." ...
Dr. Edward Bainsbridge has been arrested for a terrible crime  interfering with a dead body. Four dead bodies, to be exact. Come hear his terrible confession, which will shock you, repulse you, and might even make you laugh.


Friday, March 16 at 7 pm
"STUCK?"
Written and Performed by Gary Biale
"I was the star of my 3rd grade play and I've been trying to get back there ever since." ...
Something burns inside me. This need to create, to tell a story, to dance and sing, to make people laugh. I have to share it. What keeps me from doing it? My "crazy like me" family and friends, self-doubt, the job, the wife and kids? We all get stuck, sometimes.

* Indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
+ Indicates member of Emerging Artists

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TADA! Theater (View)
15 W 28th St, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10001
United States

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