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Railroad Playhouse Presents: The First Annual One Act Play Festival
Railroad Playhouse
Newburgh, NY
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Railroad Playhouse Presents: The First Annual One Act Play Festival
Railroad Playhouse Box Car Play Series Presents:

The First Annual Railroad Playhouse One Act Play Festival

Featuring Plays by All 3 RRP Playwrights in Residence
Directed by Seth Soloway (RRP Artistic Director) and James Phillips

Featuring- Edward Crawford, Amanda Perez, James Phillips, Kerry McGann, Gregory L. Wilson, Michael Monasterial.

Friday May 11th-Saturday May 19th- Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM

Tickets- $20 General/ $15 Students (In Advance) $25 General/ $20 Students (at the door).  Students buying in advance will be required to present student ID.

The Plays-

The Nostalgia Cure
By Louise Schwarz
Directed by Seth Soloway
Growing up is a funny thing. In the wake of his divorce, Will wants to turn back the clock and hopes that Farrah will help him recapture the old days. Can shame re-shape a

Lying Naked
By Alex Goldberg
Directed by Seth Soloway
Lily and Carter seem to be quite the happy couple; that is until Carter suspects Lily is seeing another man. As the battle begins in Lily's darkened boudoir, the lights come up on all the hidden truths between these two, which are stripped from the sheets one by one. In a play in which even the title is double-sided, Lily and Carter wrestle, both with one another, and with the question, is it really a lie...if you believe it?

Good Pictures
By Ashlin Halfnight
Directed by James Phillips
One bloody night in a small town jail, an ailing immigrant and a young hustler construct an uneasy alliance  and a desperate escape plan. A night-shift guard lies shot and dead outside a county jail cell.  Two criminals, impossibly different, are stuck inside for five claustrophobic, brutal hours.  Using a loaded gun, a flute, and dime-store candy, they rush to construct an escape plan before the morning shift arrives  if they can avoid killing each other during the night, one of them might go free, and live to settle a score. Touching on issues of race, sexuality, and the question of justified murder, Good Pictures is an intense and gripping look at a night behind bars with a life hanging in the balance.

Bios-
Seth Soloway (Director):  Seth Soloway holds a BFA in Directing from Marymount Manhattan College an MFA in Theater/ Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and a Teaching Artist Certificate. Favorite directing credits include After Wednesday (new play by Louise Schwarz), the New York premiere of Survival by Jeremy Basescu, Stock Home by Alex Goldberg (NYC Fringe Festival), Sweet on the Donor (Ashlin Halfnight) The Underpants by Steve Martin (Gallery Players) and most recently America's Brightest Star by Alex Goldberg at RRP.  Along the road Seth has held many producing/ management positions including Director of Programming at The Paramount Center for the Arts, Artistic Director at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Director of Booking at OBB, a theatrical booking and touring agency, Associate at Richard Frankel Productions (Producers, Hairspray, Sweeny Todd) and served as the Lortel Administrator for the Off Broadway League.  Other previous experience includes various positions at Second Stage Theater and the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. Seth currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Electric Pear Productions, Chairman of the Newburgh Theatre Alliance and is on the Brooklyn College MFA Performing Arts Management Alumni Board. Seth is also a managing partner of 917 Films.

James Phillips (Director) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Mount Saint Mary College.  In addition to his teaching, he is a professional actor, director and sound designer with regional theatre credits from New Hampshire to California.  He was the founding director of the Commedia dell'arte troupe, Theatre de la Fleur, and a founding performer with Capitol City Improv.  His recent directing credits include, The Imaginary Invalid, Machinal, The Pact, The Trojan Women, The Government Inspector, A Flea in Her Ear, and The Beard of Avon.  He is a member of the Newburgh Theatre Alliance.

Alex Goldberg (Playwright, Lying Naked) is an award-winning playwright, director and comedian. Produced full-length plays include I'm In Love With Your Wife (Winner  Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script, Midtown International Theatre Festival, dir. Tom Wojtunik), Stock Home (New York International Fringe Festival, dir. Seth Soloway), The Final Jew (staged reading, APAC; O'Neill Playwrights Conference semifinalist), and the book and co-lyrics to the musical Election Day (ASCAPlus songwriting award, American Theater of Actors, O'Neill finalist, dir. Laurie Sales). Produced one-act plays include Lying Naked (Winner  Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act, 2010 Planet Connection Festivity), Broad Daylight (New York, San Pedro, Taiwan  in Mandarin), The Third Date (Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Raconteur Theatre in Columbus, Ohio), Breakdown in Babel (Instant Theatre Fest.), and Time Crime (four different New York Theater Companies). Publication: Turn the Page: Two One-Act Plays about Closure by Alex Goldberg (Original Works Publishing). He co-wrote the feature film Fade to White, currently in post production, and the TV pilots Flights of Fancy and The Adventures of Rick Brickman, finalist  FOX TV Comedy Script Contest and Bronze Medal Winner  PAGE Awards. He directed the feature film Today Will be Yesterday Tomorrow featuring Billy Dee Williams. He is a member of the award-winning sketch comedy group Fearsome and with them has performed in festivals in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, and Washington D.C. He studied improv and sketch comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The People's Improv Theatre in New York. He is a graduate of Skidmore College and a member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild, Inc. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, actress Catia Ojeda.www.alexgoldberg.net.

Ashlin Halfnight (Playwright, Good Pictures) plays include Balaton (Nominated for Best Play of 2009, NYITA), GoodPictures (Outstanding New Play  2008 Talkin' Broadway), God' s Waiting Room (Best Play, 2005 NYFringe), Diving Normal (Plays and Playwrights 2007), and Artifacts of Consequence. He is a Fulbright Award winner, and is the recipient of a TCG Grant, a Ludwig Volgelstein Artist Grant, and the Howard Stein Playwriting Fellowship. He was an artist in residence at the National Theater of Hungary in 2005/2006, was member of The Royal Court' s New York Residency, is a member of    MCC' s Playwrights' Coalition, and is Resident Playwright at the Railroad Playhouse. Ashlin received a BA from Harvard and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia. His plays have been performed in Canada, The US, and Europe, and his film Northbound, starring Gordon Pinsent, will shoot in May 2011. Ashlin is currently the Artistic Director of the award-winning New York theater company, Electric Pear Productions.

"A playwright who bears watching."
Andy Propst, Village Voice

Louise Schwarz (Playwright, The Nostalgia Cure & Like a Glove) has had her plays produced and workshopped at venues all over the country, including The Fair Hope Memorial (Mark Taper Forum, Stage Left Theatre, Pandora's Box PlayRites of Spring Festival, Horizon Theatre's New South for the New Century Festival, Trilogy Theatre), August November (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), After Wednesday (New York International Fringe Festival at Theatre for the New City, Neo Pack Productions at Trilogy Theatre), Floor Show In The Sweet Life(recipient of the 2000 John Golden Award, Oscar Hammerstein Center, Cherry Lane Alternative, New Perspectives Theatre), Veronica's Legacy (Women's Project and Productions Directors' Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University), among many others. Fellowships and residencies include Blue Mountain Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Hambidge Center, and the Edward Albee Foundation.  She has taught playwriting and theatre appreciation at Oklahoma State University and at Hofstra University, and headed the Theatre Department at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, where she taught, wrote, and directed for ten summers. She was recently an administrator and instructor with the Playwrights Project at Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont, which brings playwriting classes into underserved rural schools and produces an entire festival of student-written plays with professional actors, directors, and designers. Ms. Schwarz is a member of the Dramatists' Guild. Education: M.F.A. Playwriting, Columbia University.  B.A. Directing, University of Georgia.  Additionally, playwriting courses at Primary Stages School of Theatre.


Location

Railroad Playhouse (View)
27 South Water Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
United States

Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Railroad Playhouse
On BPT Since: Nov 28, 2010
 
Jen Soloway
845.565.3791
info@rrplayhouse.org
www.rrplayhouse.org


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