Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival – Summer 2017

Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue

July 13,  2017 - July 30, 2017

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 30th 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 November 15, 2016.  The deadline for late submissions is December 15, 2016.  To obtain an application email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com To submit full-length plays and musicals email us and request 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, July 30th at 7pm, 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 Nine.
 
The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival
Special Screening of the Video Diaries Project
Reception after Screening

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3pm
Location: TBA

Tickets will go on sale TBA
 
Proceeds from the Launch Party will benefit our YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS.
 
The Awards Ceremony & Performance for the Strawberry One-Act Festival
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7pm
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC

 
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.
Premium Seats are $30 online and $35 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 Theatre at St. Clement's between July 14th and July 27, 2016.  
*****
 
(To see IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS you MUST USE (2) TWO Tickets.)
 
Strawberry Pass - $192, Premium Seating: $230
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
1 Free Drink or Snack

Strawberry Tart Pass - $290, Premium Seating: $345
12 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
A Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle and 1 Free Drink

Strawberry Shortcake Pass - $390, Premium Seating: $465
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  A Riant Theatre T-Shirt or Strawberry Festival T-Shirt
1 Free Drink and Snack
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry Soufflé Pass - $600, Premium Seating:  $720
25 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  A Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
A Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt
2 Free Drinks and Snacks
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 at the BOX OFFICE, as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $192.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $230.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $290.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $345.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $390.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $465.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $600.00

Wednesday, July 27th at 10:00 pmPrice: $720.00

The Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00pm

The Top 4 Plays From the Theatre Audience's Votes, Plus the Top 2 Plays From the ON-Demand Streaming Votes and (1) Play Selected from the Riant Theatre's Artistic Director
The (7) Finalist will be posted on July 26th by 11:30pm
 
 

 
Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Our Panel Of Industry Judges will select the Top 4 Plays that will perform at the Awards Ceremony & Performance and the BEST PLAY of the Season.

1) BLACKBERRY WINTER by Kai Elijah Hamiliton
     An African American mother finds herself in the abandoned house from her dreams.  This is the house she suspects her child has been held captive after his abduction.  Has she finally solved the mystery that has haunted her for years or is she caught in a sinister web of trickery?  Something just ain’t right.
 
 
 
2)  THE G69 TRIPLE X-TREME OSCILLATOR

By Peter M. Carrozzo
A couple’s discussion about the arrival of a newly purchased sexual device is complicated by the wife’s accidentally misplacing the instructions.  Their search for the whereabouts leads them into several unanticipated discoveries.

 
3) THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITYA Musical 

By Gil Varod, Caleb Damschroder & 
Kit Goldstein Grant
Christopher Michaels (Producer)
When a recently-sacked MTA executive wanders the port Authority Bus Terminal after midnight, the plaster “Commuters” sculpture comes alive to warn him how he is to pay for his subway-related sins.  A one-act horror musical that played to uproarious laughter during its initial reading at Lincoln Center’s “Across A Crowded Room” festival.

Avoid the Port Authority after midnight.

4) EXPRESS TRAINBy Michael Selditch

Two very different men reluctantly bond on a subway train stuck between stops late one night. As one man unwillingly reveals an incriminating secret that's haunted him for years, the other finds his own value, in this dark comedy set 40 feet below Times Square. 

5) A VIEW FROM THE BACKBy Shi, Yi


Who contemplates the questions of love, death and violence in a taxi?

6) GARBAGEBy John Michael Wagner


When a college kid sentenced to community service reports to a sanitation worker, they discover they each carry a lot of garbage. Together they learn what stinks and what's worth keeping.  Based on a true story.


7) THE EARLY BIRD SPECIALBy John J. Ronan

A martini to die for, the old folks are really.

 
Tickets are $30 & $35 For Premium Seating Online and $32 & $37 at the Box Office (Reception Included)


Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

EXPRESS TRAIN By Michael Selditch

EXPRESS TRAINBy Michael Selditch

Two very different men reluctantly bond on a subway train stuck between stops late one night. As one man unwillingly reveals an incriminating secret that's haunted him for years, the other finds his own value, in this dark comedy set 40 feet below Times Square. 

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

THE G69 TRIPLE X-TREME OSCILLATOR By Peter M. Carrozzo

THE G69 TRIPLE X-TREME OSCILLATOR
By Peter M. Carrozzo
A couple’s discussion about the arrival of a newly purchased sexual device is complicated by the wife’s accidentally misplacing the instructions.  Their search for the whereabouts leads them into several unanticipated discoveries.

 

At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

 

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

THE COMMUTERS or A CAUIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY, A Musical

THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITYA Musical 
By Gil Varod, Caleb Damschroder &
Kit Goldstein Grant
Christopher Michaels (Producer)
When a recently-sacked MTA executive wanders the port Authority Bus Terminal after midnight, the plaster “Commuters” sculpture comes alive to warn him how he is to pay for his subway-related sins.  A one-act horror musical that played to uproarious laughter during its initial reading at Lincoln Center’s “Across A Crowded Room” festival.

Avoid the Port Authority after midnight.


At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

BLACKBERRY WINTER By Kai Elijah Hamilton

BLACKBERRY WINTERBy Kai Elijah Hamilton

An African American mother finds herself in the abandoned house from her dreams.  This is the house she suspects her child has been held captive after his abduction.  Has she finally solved the mystery that has haunted her for years or is she caught in a sinister web of trickery?  Something just ain’t right.

 

At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL By John J. Ronan

THE EARLY BIRD SPECIALBy John J. Ronan
A martini to die for, the old folks are really stepping out.

At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

GARBAGE By John Michael Wagner

GARBAGEBy John Michael Wagner

When a college kid sentenced to community service reports to a sanitation worker, they discover they each carry a lot of garbage. Together they learn what stinks and what's worth keeping.  Based on a true story.

 

 

Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

A VIEW FROM THE BACK By Shi, Yi

A VIEW FROM THE BACKBy Shi, Yi


Who contemplates the questions of love, death and violence in a taxi?


Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

The Awards Ceremony and Performance

THE AWARDS SHOW & PERFORMANCE FOR

THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT & THEATRE FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016 at 7pm

at the Theatre at St. Clement's

423 West 46th Street, NY

 

 

The Nominees for BEST PLAY Are:

THE COMMUTERS, or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY by Gil Varod, Caleb Damschroder and Kit Goldstein Grant

A VIEW FROM THE BACK by Shi, Yi

EXPRESS TRAIN by Michael Selditch

THE G69 TRIPLE X-TREME OSCILLATOR by Peter M. Carrozzo

 

The Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR Are:

Allison Benko for SEE YOU HAVE ME

Milton Justice for A VIEW FROM THE BACK

Lain Kienzle for THE OLD STATES

Christopher Michaels for THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY

Jessica Schechter for PUTIN AND THE SNOWMAN

Michael Selditch for EXPRESS TRAIN

The Nominees for BEST ACTOR Are:

Paul Caliendo (Frank) in THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Adam Breaux (Ernie) in THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY

Albert Michael Goudy (Tyrone) in GARBAGE

Brian O’Neill (Bob Burrows) in EXPRESS TRAIN

Chris Petrovski (Wenclus) in A VIEW FROM THE BACK

Ed Rosini (Nick) in SEE YOU HAVE ME

The Nominees for BEST ACTRESS Are:

Vanessa Elise (Roxy) in REALITY SUCKS

Lizzy Miller (Helen) in THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY

Grace Oberhofer (Sam) in SEE YOU HAVE ME

Amanda Ortega (Lily) in SIXTY SHADES OF GREY

Nori Ann Ortiz (Lauren) in LIKE THROUGH A MIRROR

Brianna Smail (Her) in HIM AND HER

The Nominees for BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL IN THE STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL Are:

245 AND COUNTING by Molly Alexa Horan

MISSING GEMINI by Christine Rosenblatt

THE TICKING CLOCK by Faina Vitebsky, Juliana Forsberg-Lary, Sophia Mahmud, Katie Skiff

The Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY OR MUSICAL IN THE STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL Are:

Jenny Leon for 245 AND COUNTING

Molly Rose Heller for MISSING GEMINI

Penny Templeton for THE TICKING CLOCK

The Nominees for BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL IN THE STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL Are:

Conor McShane (Hunter Galllagher) in MISSING GEMINI

TJ Nelson (Timmy) in 245 AND COUNTING

James Parks (Tom O’Brien) in MISSING GEMINI

The Nominees for BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL IN THE STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL Are:

Georgia King (Maizy) in 245 AND COUNTING

Anna Kirkland (Joyce O’Brien) in MISSING GEMINI

Jullian Jameson (Erin O’Brien) in MISSING GEMINI

Sophia Mahmud in THE TICKING CLOCK

Faina Vitebsky in THE TICKING CLOCK

The Nominees for BEST COSTUME DESIGN Are:

Hope Governali for PSYCHIC CAFÉ

Sherrie Koone for BLACKBERRY WINTER

Jacob McIntyre for THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE OF THE PORT AUTHORITY

Florence Pape for CROCKETT’S LAST STAND

Christine Rosenblatt for MISSING GEMINI

Peter Smith for NIGHTS ON THE COUCH

The Nominees for BEST VIDEO DIARY Are:

Anika Benkov for A FRIEND

Peter Carrozzo for THE G69 TRIPLE X-TREME OSCILLATOR

Ainslie Caswell for THE WAITRESS

Theresa Cox and Kai Hamilton for BLACKBERRY WINTER

Lain Kienzle for THE OLD STATES

Jonathan Levin for THE TICKING CLOCK

Erin Moughon for JUST SAY IT THREE TIMES

Sunday, July 31st at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

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Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Summer 2017. (15-30 minute plays.) Deadline November15th for the Summer Festival.  Late Deadline is Decmber 15, 2016.

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application to the Strawberry Theatre Festival for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes) and Short Plays (40-50 minutes).  Deadline to submit a play is November 15, 2016.  Late Deadline is December 15, 2016. 

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