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 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);
Casting Director:  Ellyn Long Marshall from Orpheus Group Casting (Girlfight (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002), Maria Full of Grace (2004), and Amreeka (2009))
 
 
The Award Ceremony & Performance will be on Sunday, February 22nd at 5pm.  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
Special Screening of the Video Diaries Project
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1pm
At Ripley Grier Studios,
520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, NYC
Admission: FREE. For tickets RSVP at RiantTheatre@gmail.com
 
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
          

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 Hudson Guild Theatre between February 11, 2015 and February 22, 2015
 
Strawberry Pass - $192
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

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

Strawberry Shortcake Pass - $390
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
A Riant Theatre T-Shirt or Strawberry Festival T-Shirt
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Strawberry Soufflé Pass - $600
25 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
A Riant Theatre Mug
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,
as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.

Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00 pmPrice: $192.00

Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00 pmPrice: $290.00

Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00 pmPrice: $390.00

Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00 pmPrice: $600.00

The Awards Ceremony & Performance for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, February 22nd at 5pm

The 4 Best Plays in the Festival will be performed and Awards will be presented to the
Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Short Film from the Video Diaries Project. 

The Nominees for BEST PLAY Are:
 

1.  PETRA by John Yarbrough  (WINNER OF BEST PLAY AWARD)
A dark comedy about an elderly couple who debate whether they once went to Petra, until their mild disagreement takes an unexpected turn.

 

2.  THE WORLD’S BEST THERAPIST By Jack Spagnola

What happens if you and your spouse get set-up on a blind date?
A new comedy that explores secrets getting pushed to their limits.

 
3.  FIXATION By Anthony Fusco
How well do you know your roommate? A psychological thriller.
 

4.  WHERE’S THE REST OF ME? By David E. Tolchinsky
A screenwriter wrestles with his relationship to Spalding Gray, his psychiatrist father and the classic movie, King’s Row.  A dark and funny journey through movies, monologues and mental illness.

The Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR Are:
  1. TATYANA-MARIE CARLO for A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
  2. TOM DELGADO for Exit Interview
  3. JOEL SOREN for Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
  4. JACK SPAGNOLA for The World’s Best Therapist
  5. DAVID E. TOLCHINSKY for Where’s The Rest Of Me? (BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)
  6. DOMINIC DI FELICE & NYSSELI VEG for Swindled

 
The Nominees for BEST ACTOR Are:
  1. ELI MARKOS (Eli) in Eli And Jenna
  2. MICHAEL NORTON (Beauregard Bones) in Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
  3. GREG PEACE (Dave) in Where’s The Rest Of Me?
  4. ROBERT STARKS (Kyle) in Fixation
  5. DAVID VEGA (Tony) in A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
  6. LAURENCE WALTMAN (Therapist) in The World’s Best Therapist

 
The Nominees for BEST ACTRESS Are:
  1. MICHELLE BERENICE BRINO (Allison) A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
  2. GINA COSTIGAN (Sandra) in The Rules
  3. SHELLY FARMER (Kate Saturday) in Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
  4. ERICA LUPINACCI (Amber) in The World’s Best Therapist
  5. CAMARA MCLAUGHLIN (Various Characters) in Where’s The Rest Of Me?
  6. NATASHA NIGHTINGALE (Charlotte Watson) in Swindled

 
The Nominees for BEST VIDEO DIARY SHORT FILM Are:
  1. ELAINE STRITCH: STILL HERE by Kelley Quinn & Jay Malsky
  2. JUST OFF THE PIKE by Mae Smith
  3. SOMETIMES I TALK TO MYSELF by Nailah Robinson & Uzunma Udeh
  4. WHERE’S THE REST OF ME? by Jingyang Cheng

THE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ($1,000) will be presented to KRISTOPHER KARCHER, who has worked as a Literary Intern last season and Featured Writer this season for our blog THE VINE: Where You Can See Everything That's Fresh In The Strawberry One-Act Festival & for the Riant Theatre Review Magazine.  Kristopher is currently enrolled in Arcadia University in Pennsylvania.

   

 

Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway Producer (Romeo and Juliet, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Street Car Named Desire & Trip To Bountiful) was a Judge at the Finals and selected the Top 4 Plays performing at the Awards Show as well as the Winner of the Best Play Award; and Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre.

Tickets are $30.00 Online & $32.00 at the Box Office (Cash Only)


Sunday, February 22nd at 5:00 pmPrice: $30.00

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The Riant Theatre Box Office:
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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 Summer 2015. (15-30 minute plays.) Deadline April 30th for the Summer 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 April 30, 2015. 

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