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The Radioactive Festival
The Robert Moss Theater @ 440 Studios
New York, NY
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The Radioactive Festival
The Radioactive Festival, presented by TRG, seeks to celebrate the modern female writer. We are being joined by 20 shows from across the country to explore new one acts by emerging and established female playwrights, comedians, and improvisers. Come get radioactive!

THE SHOWS: (In alphabetical order by title)

Blind Faith, by Lily Rusek
Directed by Heather Arnson
Faith Fairclaugh, a document shredder for the CIA, wants to end her miserable life. But first she wants to make sure there is life after death. For advice, she visits Madame Doreena, a shady fortune-teller with a good heart. With the help of a soup ladle and a cantaloupe, they exorcise Faith's demons and give her hope for a better future.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 8pm // THURSDAY MAY 22 @ 7pm // SUNDAY MAY 25 @ 2pm

Charms Wound Up, by Heather J. Violanti
The Charm's Wound Up takes a seriocomic look behind the scenes of Orson Welles historic, if controversial, voodoo-inspired production of Macbeth in 1936. In the play, an innocent young new assistant, Marie, shows up to work for Welles as he deals with the fallout after opening night. Percy Hammond, a critic who ravaged the production in his review column, dropped dead after openingand the rumor is that he was "voodoo-cursed" by someone involved in Welles' production. While Welles tries to dismiss the rumors as racist and superstitious (though he himself is racist and superstitious)and rehearse for some dreadful radio commercials on the sideMarie tries to establish herself in Welles' company, hoping she can move up from script girl to director. But she might not be all that she seemsthen again, no one else in the theatre might be who they appear to be, either.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 5pm // FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7pm

Cover Me, by Hillery Baker
Two friends, Ellie and Natalie, prepare to hit the road to attend the wedding of an ex-boyfriend. As the two are set to leave, they begin to have second thoughts. It's too late to find dates to save them from looking pathetic, but not going at all could ruin more than one friendship, not to mention all the free booze they'd be turning their backs on. Ultimately, the two concoct a plan that will save them from embarrassment and proves men may come and go, but a true girlfriend is forever.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 5pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 8pm

Entropy, by Robin Buckalew
Tom has been arrested for child molestation. His mother and sisters arrive to clean up his apartment before the landlord locks the door. The chaos in his apartment shocks the women, but they soldier on, attempting to restore some order to the room before evening. In the process, they discover things about each other, and Tom, which destroy the carefully cultivated order in the family, revealing the chaotic relationships that have been papered over by lies and half-truths. The apartment itself, in uncontrolled chaos, reflects the lives of the two women who lived in their brother's shadow, unable to tell their mother the truth about the deteriorating relationships.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 8pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 2pm

Happy Hunting Ground for the Hound, by Lisa Monde
Is there a place for dogs in Heaven? That is the argument St. Roch and St. Peter are having in front of the Gates to Heaven. They have different points of view on how the battle between Good and Evil will end, Especially since the battlefield is one Man's Soul.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 5pm // FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7pm

Knocking on Woodstock, by Shelly Ebner
Knocking on Woodstock is about two women in their mid-thirties who are grappling with issues more commonly dealt with by those in their twenties; that is, mommy and daddy issues.
THURSDAY MAY 22 @ 7pm // SUNDAY MAY 25 @ 2pm

Meddlers Of Catan, by Alyssa Kurtzman
In the midst of an apparent nuclear attack, a kindly man has sealed himself and five strangers into his basement fallout shelter to protect them from radiation. With limited space and no way to connect to the outside world, most of the shelter-mates take up a game of Settlers Of Catan (a board game that's like a cross between Risk and Monopoly). The game brings out the tensions and idiosyncrasies of the players, and comically morphs their group into a very Catan-like "civilization." After many weeks, two disgruntled shelter-mates finally defy the group and decide to leave and see what, if anything, is left of the rest of the world.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 8pm // THURSDAY MAY 22 @ 7pm // SUNDAY MAY 25 @ 2pm

Nacho Ordinary Dungeon Visit, by Cassidy Dawn Graves
The shy Michael has finally decided to go to a BDSM dungeon and visit a dominatrix. Things don't go exactly as planned and his anxiety leaves him overwhelmed and hiding in a bathroom stall. Try as he might, he can't hide forever and must face his desires head-on when the aggressive domme Julia finds and confronts him. These two people learn a little something about each other and themselves through their desires and fears, and realize they have more in common than they think.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 5pm // FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7pm

NunChucks & Chocolate, Written By Tara Lynn Gillfillan
Drunk, high, and depressed is where we find our three antagonists on Valentine's Day. Lexan, Andi, and Kylie are left with nothing but the company of each other (and various intoxicants) on this loathsome, unnecessary holiday. Expecting to spend the evening growing increasingly annoyed with one another, they are surprised to receive an ominous knock on their front door. Unbeknownst to them, this knock is the catalyst that spins their night into a series of increasingly chaotic left turns that they never could have fathomed.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 5pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 2pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 8pm

Perfect, by Sheila Griffin
Julia just returned from school and is struggling with depression. Everything seems to be going wrong but her one saving grace is that she still holds tight to her dreams of being an actress and is looking forward to her acting program in London. Her parents fear she is relapsing and want her close to home. When they threaten to take the London program away from her and send her to a hospital everything spirals out of control.
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 8pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 2pm

PIE, by Jillian Leigh
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 5pm // FRIDAY MAY 23 @ 7pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 2pm

Pussyballs! By Helene Ellford
PussyBalls as defined by Urban Dictionary is: the act of having a cat thrown at one's balls or nutsack. The breakdown of the words pussy and balls respectively is: a kitten, a vagina, an effeminate man, testicles, and courage. Helene will cover all of these topics and more! This solo show opens with a feminist art installation, and attempts to answer the questions: How can Helene be a gay man and a lesbian all at the same time? And, isn't it really pretentious to open with a feminist art installation? Watch PussyBalls to FIND OUT!
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 8pm // SUNDAY MAY 5 @ 5pm

ROAR, by Chelsea Hanawalt (a boom! Theatre member)
Roar is a fun adventure story that starts out with two best buds chilling on a couch, wearing Snuggies, eating junk food, and ends with them exploring the great outdoors! Roar follows two best friends who have never left the small town they grew up in, but one day when their other best friend, the TV, dies, they begin to question their existence. They stumble upon a national geographic magazine with the Grand Canyon on the cover, after a long debate, they make a life changing decision to take a road trip to the grandest canyon in the world. Roar is about what can happen if you escape the "oh so fascinating" world of TV and electronics, and take a step outside your front door. Disclaimer: Mid show, there is a dance break to a Hanson song.
Featuring: Steven Ackley, Robert Kompare, Samantha Leeds
Lights and Sound: Angus Maxwell and Ellen Steves
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 5pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 8pm

Six Triple Eight, by Mary McCallum
Set during World War II as the first African American female battalion arrives in Europe, this fictional historical play follows members of the 6888 Central Postal Battalion. Among them are Sammy, a young woman seeking adventure and romance; Cleopatra, a famous actress; Paige, a single mother trying to create a better life for her son; and Sadie, a woman with the "second-sight", who can see the future of others but keeps secrets of her own. Under the direction of Major Clarissa Dixon, they are faced with a seemingly impossible task - to distribute 7 million pieces of undelivered mail to soldiers in three months.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 @ 8pm // FRUDAY MAY 23 @ 5pm // SUNDAY MAY 25 @ 5pm

Straight Down the Aisle, by Jenny Hoofnagle
Allison and Zach are deeply in love and are having a surprise destination wedding. The only thing left to do is tell Allison's parents, two men, that the groom is a straight man. In a world where the norm is the taboo, will love triumph over her parent's, and more importantly - society's, expectations?!
Directed by: Emily Dalton
Written by: Jenny Hoofnagle
Directed by: Emily Dalton
Featuring: Morgan Hammel, Mark Kopas, Paula Jessop, Mariel Matero, Tommy Colavito, Matthew Mello.
THURSDAY MAY 22 @ 7pm // SUNDAY MAY 25 @ 2pm

The Tinder Scrapbooking Love Guru Victoria, by Cat Migliaccio
Victoria is Queen of Tinder, Goddess of Scrapbooking and a Love Guru to women helping them find the right mate with some backups to bless this earth with BABIES!!
TUESDAY MAY 20 @ 5pm // SATURDAY MAY 24 @ 8pm

We're Not So Different, You and I, by Kathryn Funkhouser
Evelyn's life is going smoothly. Maybe too smoothly. She's decided she needs help to keep things interesting, but not just any old enemy will do - she wants a Personal Nemesis. Today she's interviewing everyone from evil billionaires to supervillains, but only one candidate will truly be a worthy foe, and it's someone she never thought she'd see again.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21 @ 8pm // SUNDAY MAY 5 @ 5pm


Thursday, May 22 @ 9:30pm
Friday, May 23 @ 9:30pm
Friday, May 23 @ 5pm


The Robert Moss Theater @ 440 Studios (View)
440 Lafayette St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv
Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 13
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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