Strawberry One-Act Festival
The Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 26th 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 Semi-Finals and then 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 and Best Actress. Deadline for Submissions for the Winter Festival is October 30, 2014. The deadline for late submissions is November 15, 2014. To download an application click here. To submit full-length plays, musicals and staged readings click here for an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.
Masquerade Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival
Strawberry Festival Passes
Series A: POP GOES THE WEASEL, LIKE A LADY & SINS
Producers: Alfred Jarry Troupe
Directed by Chauncey Alan
Featuring: Paul Lemonier, Eloise Edwards & Alexandre Lemonier
The formative exchange between a displaced journalist and a woman of London’s Underground.
What happens when we, too, fall through the cracks?
What if love was the greatest sin of all?
Series B: LUNCH, IMITATING LIFE, AND BABY MAKES THREE, and THE ESCAPE ARTIST
A comedic short play about a man’s “lunch” with an unexpected visitor that his notions of love, time, space, fashion, the laws of physics, trust, marriage and self-identity.
Two brothers attempt to reconcile at their father’s funeral. What happens next will change their lives forever.
A young man with turrets is suddenly reunited with the woman who killed his father.
Directed by Cihangir Duman
Featuring: Jacob Henkoff & Andy Philips
Following the death of a small town magician, his sons come together to say goodbye and discover the true magical legacy he left them.
Series C: Going Up?, Chinese Whispers and Sperm
A business man with issues, trying to get to an important meeting, gets trapped in a NYC elevator on the 25th floor with two women. Survival instincts kick in with a hilarious outcome in GOING UP?
There is no truth. There is only the truth within each moment.
It only takes a kiss.
Series D: DO NOT CALL LIST, ALVEOLI (BABY'S BREATH) and BAILEY'S PRAIRIE, TX
A playful yet critical meditation on romantic relationships as they might be in the not-so-distant digital future.
Life in your twenties can be hard as it is, dealing with college loans, relationships and in Beatrice's case, having a baby develop inside of her lung.
Turmoil erupts when an interrogation in a local Deputy Office in small town Texas is interrupted by a mysterious stranger.
Series E: OUR SONG, STRANGER WITH A GUN, A DREAM CALLED OCEAN and THE OUTING
The Truth Cures.
What could happen when love reincarnates itself?
In the words of John Lennon, “A dream you dream alone is just a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
Directed by Luis Reyes Cardenas
Featuring: Sean Anthony, Natalie Birriel, Stone Hubbard, Jamei Lawton, Bryant Lewis, Chablis Quarterman, Eileen Ryckman, Iman Ward
What’s the “T”? What is truth? Everyone knows what the truth is, but when the truth is revealed…how easy is it to accept?
Series F: SILVERLIGHT, PALOOKAS, FREAK and WIFE #5
After their son opens fire on his classmates, David and Grace are left to pick up the pieces and ask what’s next.
While working the graveyard shift at Stephens College, two janitors begin an interesting conversation about sex, relationships, and everything in between.
A humble young fighter sells his soul for a knockout punch.
Directed by Eddie Lew
Featuring: Ellen Orchid & Samantha Midler
Be careful what you wish for.