Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival –  Spring 2018

Theatre 54 W Shetler's Studio
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue
 
May 16, 2018 - May 27, 2018

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 31st season, the brainchild of Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher, is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition.  Plays move from the 1st Round to the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design and Best Video Diary Short Film. Deadline for Submissions for the April Festival is Noveember 15, 2017.  Late submissions is anything received after November 15, 2017.  To obtain an application email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com To submit full-length plays, musicals, variety acts, cabaret acts, improv shows, sketch comedy shows and readings email us and request an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.


The industry judges include:
A Theatre Producer, a Literary Agent & a Casting Director.

The Award Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival will be on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6PM. In addition, some of the plays in the festival will be selected for publication in our anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Nine.
 
The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Location:  Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio, 12th Fl, NYC.
 
To hear some testimonials from artist who have participated in the Strawberry One-Act Festival click here.
 
See photos on our Facebook Page from our Summer 2014 Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival.   Click Here
 
To see the Video Diaries Project: A Series of Short Films about the Artists in the Strawberry One-Act Festival during the Summer 2013 Click here.
 
You can see an excerpt from our Documentary - THE MAKING OF THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL Winter 2010 - Click Here.
 
Join our Email Club to receive notification of plays as they advance in the festival from Round 1, to the Semi-Finals, the Finals and The Award Ceremony - click here.
 
Tickets are $25 online and $27 CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Kevin Hansen
          

Strawberry Festival Passes

 

**SPECIAL DEALS:  These passes allows you to see any performance in the Strawberry Theatre Festival & the Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor until May 25, 2018.
*****
 
 
Strawberry Pass - $192
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry Tart Pass - $290
12 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
A Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle

Strawberry Shortcake Pass - $390
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  A Riant Theatre T-Shirt or Strawberry Festival T-Shirt
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry Soufflé Pass - $600
25 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  A Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
A Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

* Please note that the date below refers to the expiration date for your tickets.
** At check out you can give us a list (optional) of names you would like to leave the tickets for at the BOX OFFICE, as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $192.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $290.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $390.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $600.00

Series A: PERIOD PIECE, MILE MARKER 117 & IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD

PERIOD PIECE By Jess Rawls
It’s everywhere.

 

MILE MARKER 117 By Peter M. Carrozzo
A man and a woman, with a wreath and an iPhone speaker, arrive a Mile Marker 117 to pay their respects, but this year one has an ulterior motive.


 

IT’S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD
By Natasha Cobb
Struggling to come to terms with her bipolar diagnosis, a young woman pushes her therapist to a point of no return.

*****
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue


Trains: B,D,E to 7th Avenue or #1 to 50th Street.



Tickets: $25.00 Online and $27.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, May 17th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series B: JUST LIKE THE MOVIES, RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER, JANET & JOYCE, INTERVENTION INTENTION

JUST LIKE THE MOVIES By Peter Scarpinato
Believe in the magic of love!
 
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER by Sean O’Leary
I thought trophy wives were supposed to be 20 years younger.
 
JANET & JOYCE By Alex McFarlane
They say blood is thicker than water. But it may not be the case with Jane and Joyce.
 

 
 
INTERVENTION INTENTION by Nancie Pacheco
Is your relationship strong enough to withstand scrutiny by the closest people in your lives? Could it pass the test of an intervention?
 
*****
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue


Trains: B,D,E to 7th Avenue or #1 to 50th Street.

Tickets: $25.00 Online and $27.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Wednesday, May 16th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series C: THE GOOD SEEDS, THE DOCTOR (PH.D) IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, FRAGILE HEROES

THE GOOD SEEDS By Lauren Andrews
Featuring: Marissa M. Miller & Mike Heslin
A thought-provoking yet humorous insight into married life and the modern age.
 
THE DOCTOR (PH.D) IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
By Ajinkya Desai
We are very willing to stereotype South Asians as nerds, fearful of artistic risk-taking. However, we forget that most brown people have limited scope to pursue their artistic dreams.
 
FRAGILE HEROES By Joseph Lizardi
Two young Marines, one badly wounded, and a young nurse taking care of them, try desperately to understand their role in a war, (Vietnam War) that is destroying their young lives and faith in their government's handling of it.
 
*****
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue


Trains: B,D,E to 7th Avenue or #1 to 50th Street.

Tickets: $25.00 Online and $27.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Saturday, May 19th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, May 20th at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series D: STEVE, CASIN AVENUE, MARTIN'S TRUTH

STEVE by Ian Eaton
After a tragic blow to his family, a young boy must determine if he should deal with a bully the easy way or the hard way.
 
CASHIN AVENUE by Darren Ivany
Cashing Avenue is the story of a last chance conversation between two underclass lovers, both of whom are desperate for something they’ve never had: a home.
 
MARTIN’S TRUTH by Victor Vauban Jr.
Human beings are in constant pursuit of happiness, acceptance, guidance and above all, love. It couldn’t be different for Martin, a young African-American man who never had access in some commodities many take for granted. The pursuit of his truth will lead him down unpredictable paths when he finds himself running with the big dogs.
 
*****
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue


Trains: B,D,E to 7th Avenue or #1 to 50th Street.

Tickets: $25.00 Online and $27.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Saturday, May 19th at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, May 20th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series E: LACRIMOSA, THE COOKING LESSON, DEUCES ARE WILD

LACRIMOSA by Christopher Marshall
Featuring: Massiel Armengot and Carleton King
Sometimes couples get so bored with each other that they would kill to get away from their union. Literally!
 
 
 

 
THE COOKING LESSON by Robin Anne Joseph
When you need a recipe for finding your way back.
 
 
DEUCES ARE WILD by Anthony Fusco
Can a man distraught by a former relationship live with a total stranger he met on social media? How well do you know your roommate?
 
*****
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue


Trains: B,D,E to 7th Avenue or #1 to 50th Street.

Tickets: $25.00 Online and $27.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, May 21st at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

The Semi-Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

The best plays from Round 1 of the competition.

Call the box office 646-623-3488 after May 20th to see which shows are in the Semi-Finals or join our Email Club to receive notification. Or check here for the results.
 
Semi Finals #1 Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 pm
 
 
 
Semi Finals #2 Tuesday, May 22nd 8:30 pm
 

 
Semi Finals #3 – Wednesday, May 23rd  at 6:00 pm
 
 
 
Semi Finals #4 – Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30 pm


Semi Finals #5 – Thursday, May 24th at 8:30 pm




 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue

Tickets are $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

Thursday, May 24th at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

The Finals

The Best Plays in the festival will perform and the Industry Judges will select the Best Play. 

The Industry Judges will include:

A Casting Director, a Literary Agent, an Actor and Theatre Producer.

Saturday, May 26th at 12pm

Tickets are $30 Online and $32 at the Box Office (Cash Only)


At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC


 

The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 27th at 6PM and awards will be persented for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Set, Best Costumes and Best Video Diary.

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 PMPrice: $30.00

The Awards Ceremony

THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR
THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT  FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, May 27th at 6pm

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12 Fl, NYC

Tickets are $30 in Advance Online

$35 on Day of Event Online

$35 at the DOOR (Cash Only)

Nominees for BEST PLAY
 
Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR

Nominees for BEST ACTOR

Nominees for BEST ACTRESS

Nominees for BEST SET DESIGN
 
Nominees for BEST COSTUME DESIGN

 

Sunday, May 27th at 6:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Sunday, May 27th at 6:00 pmPrice: $35.00

February 2018
S M T W T F S
        01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28      
1

The Riant Theatre Box Office:
646-623-3488

Need Help? Have a Question? Contact us at Customer Service: Email us: RiantTheatre@gmail.com

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival May 2018. (15-30 minute plays.) 

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application to the Strawberry Theatre Festival for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40-50 minutes), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings..  

To receive emails about performances, auditions, internships, volunteer opportunities and other events sign up by clicking the button below.

Sign Up Now

Loving You - The Novel

The Novel & Soundtrack
(Songs also on iTunes click here!)

Novel

Soundtrack

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an Application for the
Strawberry One-Act Festival.

The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 6

Volume 7

BUY NOW