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
          

Series A: ELAINE STRITCH: STILL HERE, A NEW HOME, SWINDLED & EXIT INTERVIEW

SERIES A – February 11th & February 12th at 7pm
 
ELAINE STRITCH: STILL HERE By Jay Malsky
Featuring: Jay Malsky & Keith Rubin
Directed by Zak Sommerfield with Musical Direction by Keith Rubin
A performance celebrating the life, the struggles and the music of Elaine Stritch, Broadway’s Enduring Dame, as she regales you with songs and stories from her life.
Starring Jay Malsky as Elaine Stritch in this one-person show.
 
 
A NEW HOME by Harvey Huddleston
Directed by Mark Roberts
Featuring Wanda O'Connell and William Hill

Having been removed from her life-long home to an assisted living facility, a ninety one year old woman tries to understand why she had to come here. Her son tries desperately to explain until a 19th century German poet and Hank Williams come to the rescue.
 
SWINDLED By Nikki Pope
Featuring: Nikki Pope, Reuben Barsky, Natasha Nightingale & Samuel Centrella
When the love has lost its kindle and desire burns like fire – the evil choose to swindle so the game starts to expire!
 
 
EXIT INTERVIEW by Tom Delgado
Where does repression go?
 
Tickets:  $25 online.  $27 at the Box Office

Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Thursday, February 12th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series B: ROLE REVERSAL, ACROSS & THE WORLD'S BEST THERAPIST

SERIES B – February 11th & February 12th at 9pm
 
ROLE REVERSAL by Rebecca Stahl
If you had the chance to take revenge for a past event, would you take the opportunity?
 
ACROSS by Michael Swiskay
Explores the connection between two successful, pretentious and self-absorbed twenty-somethings.
 
 
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.
 
Tickets:  $25 online.  $27 at the Box Office

Wednesday, February 11th at 9:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Thursday, February 12th at 9:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series C - ELI AND JENNA, JUST OFF THE PIKE, TO HOPE AGAIN & THE BOND

SERIES C – February 13th at 7pm & February 14th at 1pm
 
ELI AND JENNA by Eli Markos
Directed by Chris Novotny
Featuring: Eli Markos, Daniela Malave & Chris Novotny
A melodramatic tragic love story between a man and a talking mop.
 

JUST OFF THE PIKE By Rae Binstock
Directed by Mae Smith

When as a young boy, Mikey is left alone in a highway motel, he makes contact with the night watchman at the front desk--but only through the intercom. Over the years, a friendship built on voice alone teaches him the kind of man he truly is, and the kind of father he wants to be.

TO HOPE AGAIN By Joseph Lizardi
A young run-away girl meets an older man in a park – a meeting that changes their lives forever.
 
 
THE BOND By Sarah Doody, Olivia Wendel & Henry Sheeran
Featuring: Olivia Wendel & Henry Sheeran
The Bond is a play about connection that tracks the interaction of two strangers, a boy and a girl, who meet at an art museum in front of a sculpture called “The Bond.” They both want to be artists, but are two scared to relinquish their secure paths in the medical sphere.
 
Tickets:  $25.00 online.  $27.00 at the box office.

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Saturday, February 14th at 1:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series D: The Chinese Life Force, So, So I Am Normal, Fixation & The Rules

SERIES D – February 13th at 9pm & February 14th at 3pm
 
THE CHINESE LIFE FORCE by Michael McGoldrick
When two old friends meet to catch up on each other’s lives, old rivalries rise to the surface.
 
 
SO, SO I AM NORMAL By Rick Charles Mueller
What is normal? I think and live and may be different – but, so – so normal – like you!
 
FIXATION By Anthony Fusco
How well do you know your roommate? A psychological thriller.
 
 
THE RULES By Isobel Mahon
The girl who played by her guys rules no matter what.
 
 
Tickets:  $25.00 online & $27 at the Box Office.

Friday, February 13th at 9:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Saturday, February 14th at 3:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series E: HEY GIRL, WHERE'S THE REST OF ME?, SPIDERS ARE REAL! THEY'RE ALIVE AND THEY HATE YOU & PETRA

SERIES E – February 14th & February 15th at 5pm
 
HEY GIRL By Ama Duncan
Faith is trying to make things work with her boyfriend, the only problem is he is a blow-up doll.
 
 
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.
 
SPIDERS ARE REAL! THEY’RE ALIVE AND THEY HATE YOU
By T. Adamson
Featuring: Shelley Farmer, Matthew Cox & T. Adamson
 
 
PETRA by John Yarbrough
A dark comedy about an elderly couple who debate whether they once went to Petra, until their mild disagreement takes an unexpected turn.
 
Tickets:  $25 online & $27 at the Box Office.

Saturday, February 14th at 5:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Sunday, February 15th at 5:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series F: HAMLET, ME AND MUHAMMAD ALI, A SONG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, FRANKENSTEINS' MONSTER V. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BLACK SHEEP & THE GLAMOR OF EVIL

SERIES F – February 14th & February 15th at 7pm
 
HAMLET, ME AND MUHAMMAD ALI by R.J. Stahl
In race-torn Miami in the late ‘60s, a loving black housekeeper and her husband care for a white, Jewish boy. Will the boy’s own racism disguise his love for them? Will he defend his love in public when the fighting starts?
 
 
A SONG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY By Freddy Valle
A play about an ailment so embarrassing, you wouldn’t tell your Mom about it. Say Aahhh.
 
 
FRANKENSTEINS’ MONSTER v. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
What if there were a book detailing your greatest mistakes? Frankenstein’s Monster files a lawsuit against the Board of Education.
 
BLACK SHEEP By Nader Valian
What is the definition of normal? Is there really such a thing?
 
THE GLAMOR OF EVIL By Thomas M. Walsh
Three young people take a desperate chance on a criminal act that will change their lives.
 
Tickets:  $25 online & $27 at the Box Office

Saturday, February 14th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Sunday, February 15th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series G: SOMETIMES I TALK TO MYSELF, TAKING LIBERTIES WITH PETER ROZIG, CAPRICE & FOR THE MONEY

SERIES G – February 14th & February 15th at 9pm
 
SOMETIMES I TALK TO MYSELF: A One-Woman Show by Uzunma Udeh
This seemingly spastic play highlights the passions, disdain, and joys from one mind and shows the complex, unrelated relationship between our thoughts.
 
 
TAKING LIBERTIES WITH PETER ROZIG by K.K. Gordon
Abduction or seduction? It’s all bondage in a meta physical sense.
 
CAPRICE By Paul Emilien Riviere
Directed by A.M. Raychel
A capricious female arouses on-line male seekers. They meet and she subjects them to a hodge-podge of test matches.
 
FOR THE MONEY by Art Walsh
If you can’t do the time make sure you have enough money for a good lawyer.
 
Tickets:  $25 online & $27 at the Box Office

Saturday, February 14th at 9:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Sunday, February 15th at 9:00 pmPrice: $25.00

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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. 

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