Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival – Winter 2015

The Hudson Guild Theatre
441 West 26th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue

February 11, 2015 - February 22, 2015

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 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.

The Judges for the Finals of the Strawberry One-Act Festival TBA.
 
The Award Ceremony & Performance will be on Sunday, February 22nd 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 9.
 
The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival TBA.
 
To hear some testimonies 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
          

The Awards Ceremony & Performance for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Sunday, August 31st at 8:15pm

The Four Best Plays from the Strawberry One-Act Festival will be performed and Awards will be given out for BEST PLAY, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS.

THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD will be presented to NIK WHITCOMB.

 

The 4 BEST PLAYS will be posted after the FINALS on Friday, August 29th.

AND BABY MAKES THREE by Rick Charles Mueller
A young man with turrets is suddenly reunited with the woman who killed his father.


 

LIKE A LADY by Jorge Franco IV (WINNER OF BEST PLAY AWARD)
Directed by Chauncey Alan

 
The formative exchange between a displaced journalist and a woman of London’s Underground. What happens when we, too, fall through the cracks?

 



 

GOING UP? By Lucy Blood
Directed by Rosemary Melanson (Mijal)
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?

FREAK by Chelsea Cohen
After their son opens fire on his classmates, David and Grace are left to pick up the pieces and ask what’s next.
 

The Nominations For The Summer Strawberry One-Act Festival
 
BEST DIRECTOR The Nominees Are:
  1. CHAUNCEY ALAN (LIKE A LADY) - BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
  2. DEKUNLE (SILVERLIGHT)
  3. CIHANGIR DUMAN (THE ESCAPE ARTIST)
  4. JUSTIN JOHNSON (SPERM)
  5. JEANA SCOTTI (ALVEOLI (BABY’S BREATH)
  6. KAI HSAING TU (A DREAM CALLED OCEAN)
 
BEST ACTOR The Nominees Are:
  1. CHRISTIN BARBER (OUR SONG)
  2. PEDRO DE LEON (BAILEY’S PRAIRIE, TX)
  3. PAUL LEMONIER (LIKE A LADY)
  4. ANDY PHILLIPS (THE ESCAPE ARTIST)
  5. JOHN SAFINA (GOING UP?)
  6. TOMMY SCHUTZ (AND BABY MAKES THREE) - BEST ACTOR AWARD

BEST ACTRESS The Nominees Are:
  1. COLEY CAMPANY (FREAK)
  2. JESSICA CANNIZZARO (ALVEOLI (BABY’S BREATH)
  3. EMMA JEAN DELIA (AND BABY MAKES THREE)
  4. ALYSSA EASTERLY (POP GOES THE WEASEL)
  5. ELOISE EDWARDS (LIKE A LADY) - BEST ACTRESS AWARD
  6. ADARA TOTINO (STRANGER WITH A GUN)

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

Sunday, August 31st at 8:15pmPrice: $30.00

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The Riant Theatre Box Office:
646-623-3488

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

Click here to download an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Winter 2015. (15-30 minute plays.) Deadline October 30th for the Winter Festival. Other Format of Application Click Here.

Click here to download 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) and Staged Reading.  Deadline to submit a play is October 30, 2014. 

Loving You - The Novel

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

Novel

Soundtrack

Click here for an Application for the
Strawberry One-Act Festival.

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

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