Strawberry One-Act Festival
Tato Laviera Theatre
240 East 123rd Street, NYC
Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue
The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 27th 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 Summer Festival is April 30, 2015. The deadline for late submissions is May 15, 2015. 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.
The industry judges include:
Broadway Producer: Alia Harvey-Jones from Front Row Productions (Trip To Bountiful, Romeo and Juliet, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Street Car Named Desire);
Special Screening of the Video Diaries Project
Reception after Screening
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3pm
At the Poet's Den Theatre,
309 East 108th Street, NYC
Monday, August 24, 2015
At the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Series A: Another Famous Dead Artist, Casper The Not So Friendly Ghost, The Prophet & Haram
Featuring: Rick Schneider, Amanda Greer & Lucy Dolly Caires
Without art, what’s the point.
I did not come to bring peace.
Featuring: Asra Arif, Becca Beberaggi, Naci Baybura
A young woman returns home to find herself at the mercy of a fatal situation.
Series B: The Crossroad, The Old Gang, Brother Forgive Me, Adele In Berlin & Veal Cutlet And Pinot Noir
August 9th (Sun) at 7pm
Andrea meets a mysterious and dark stranger, who puts her face to face with the past, present and future.
Life is stupid. Or is it? Come find out in this exciting new play, The Old Gang, which charts the lives of several humans as they struggle to find meaning under the icy grip of mortality as they fumble through their finals days. Played for BIG laughs!! Can’t miss!
A small time gambler dying of cancer asks his alienated brother, a priest, to help him die. The priest thinks he means Last Rites, the gambler has other ideas.
When offered the chance to escape from a city turned deadly in 1946, Berlin resident Adele eagerly takes it…but a shadow from her past threatens to destroy her future.
Two women fight to save their relationship, but can’t agree on how it’s done.
Series C: Mr. Invincible Explains It To The World, Loves Last Will, Deadline Daters & It Is Wrong To Eat People
August 10th (Mon) at 9pm
A surprise at the reading of the will.
How much do we really need each other to survive? In this post-apocalyptic world, desire for one another is not just essential, but destructive.
Series D: Careful What You Wish, I Am So So Lonely, Poor, Poor Eleanor & Ice Cream
August 10th (Mon) at 7pm
The news of this father’s death has been greatly exaggerated.
“U there?” – the world of internet dating.
She always knew.
Every work day needs a break or two. Two colleagues meet throughout their work day and reflect on their situation.
Series E: Angel On The Yellow Couch, Change Of Heart, The Unsalable Thing, Apartment 216
August 11th (Tues) at 7pm
Directed by John Schugard
Moving day mischief and a little magic!
Can best friends cross the barrier of sexual preference and form an intimate relationship?
Directed by Chris Harcum
Series F: Ceci N'Est Pas Un Metaphore, Future Fags Of America, Same Time, Same Bench & Onward Upward
August 11th (Tues) at 9pm
Art is fragile: A gallery-goer and a might-be artist have a těte-ă-těte.
Right-wing housewife squares off against LGBT activist in this homotopian satire.
Desire and trust could make the difference when living on the edge of hope and despair.
Charlie must venture through the game that is life in order to save his dearly beloved, Valarie. He must face dragons, monsters and enemies; will he make it? Who knows? You’re guaranteed a thrilling show.
Series G: 3 Women Waiting, Whale, Book Wench, Ben & Jess
August 12th (Wed) at 9pm
3 women sit together and await their respective fates, while considering (or not considering) the choices they’ve made in life thus far.
Bobby agreed to be the subject of Maggie’s senior thesis. Bobby did not agree to public humiliation.
Two fun loving roommates/best-friends searching for meaning in life and possibly in Jess’s case much more as her young sister was murdered and she’s become obsessed with finding the killer.