Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival – Summer 2014

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

August 20, 2014 - August 31, 2014

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 26th 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, August 31st 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 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 Winter 2013 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
          

Masquerade Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

Monday, August 11th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Monday, August 11th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Monday, August 11th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

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 August 23rd and August 28, 2014
 
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
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

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.
**This Pass Can Not Be Used for the play CODE OF SILENCE.

Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 pmPrice: $192.00

Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 pmPrice: $290.00

Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 pmPrice: $390.00

Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 pmPrice: $600.00

Series A: POP GOES THE WEASEL, LIKE A LADY & SINS

 
POP GOES THE WEASEL by Nader Valian
Producers: Alfred Jarry Troupe
Inspired by the works of Pinter, Ionesco, and Albee, a new, mad, absurd play about a family of four in London who live a life of repetition, routine, and ritualism day after day...just like the life we all are living.
 
 
 
 
LIKE A LADY by Jorge Franco IV
Directed by Chauncey Alan
Featuring: Paul Lemonier, Eloise Edwards & Alexandre Lemonier
The formative exchange between a displaced journalist and a woman of London’s Underground.
What happens when we, too, fall through the cracks?
 
 
SINS by Cara Hall
What if love was the greatest sin of all?
 
Tickets are $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.  CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE

Saturday, August 23rd at 1:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series B: LUNCH, IMITATING LIFE, AND BABY MAKES THREE, and THE ESCAPE ARTIST

LUNCH by Michael Shames Directed by Ian Ogden
A comedic short play about a man’s “lunch” with an unexpected visitor that his notions of love, time, space, fashion, the laws of physics, trust, marriage and self-identity.
 
 
IMITATING LIFE by Luke Younger
Two brothers attempt to reconcile at their father’s funeral. What happens next will change their lives forever.
 
 
AND BABY MAKES THREE by Rick Charles Mueller
A young man with turrets is suddenly reunited with the woman who killed his father.
 
 
 
THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Carrie Boehm
Directed by Cihangir Duman
Featuring: Jacob Henkoff & Andy Philips
PET Productions
Following the death of a small town magician, his sons come together to say goodbye and discover the true magical legacy he left them.
 
Tickets $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.  CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Saturday, August 23rd at 3:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series C: Going Up?, Chinese Whispers and Sperm

GOING UP? By Lucy Blood
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?
 
 
CHINESE WHISPERS by Robert P. Convertino
There is no truth. There is only the truth within each moment.
 
 
SPERM by Justin Johnson
It only takes a kiss.
 

 

Tickets $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.

 

 
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE

Saturday, August 23rd at 5:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series D: DO NOT CALL LIST, ALVEOLI (BABY'S BREATH) and BAILEY'S PRAIRIE, TX

DO NOT CALL LIST by Laryssa Wirstiuk
A playful yet critical meditation on romantic relationships as they might be in the not-so-distant digital future.
 
 
ALVEOLI (BABY’S BREATH) by Jeana Scotti
Life in your twenties can be hard as it is, dealing with college loans, relationships and in Beatrice's case, having a baby develop inside of her lung.
 
BAILEY’S PRAIRIE, TX by Pedro De Leon
Turmoil erupts when an interrogation in a local Deputy Office in small town Texas is interrupted by a mysterious stranger.
 
Tickets are $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Sunday, August 24th at 2:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series E: OUR SONG, STRANGER WITH A GUN, A DREAM CALLED OCEAN and THE OUTING

OUR SONG by Jon Saks
The Truth Cures.
 
 
STRANGER WITH A GUN by Joseph Lizardi
What could happen when love reincarnates itself?
 
 
A DREAM CALLED OCEAN by Valorie Kissel
In the words of John Lennon, “A dream you dream alone is just a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
 
 
THE OUTING by Afrika Brown
Directed by Luis Reyes Cardenas
Featuring: Sean Anthony, Natalie Birriel, Stone Hubbard, Jamei Lawton, Bryant Lewis, Chablis Quarterman, Eileen Ryckman, Iman Ward
What’s the “T”? What is truth? Everyone knows what the truth is, but when the truth is revealed…how easy is it to accept?
 
Tickets are $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Sunday, August 24th at 4:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Series F: SILVERLIGHT, PALOOKAS, FREAK and WIFE #5


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.
 
 
SILVERLIGHT by DeKunle
While working the graveyard shift at Stephens College, two janitors begin an interesting conversation about sex, relationships, and everything in between.
 
 
PALOOKAS by Damien Roos
A humble young fighter sells his soul for a knockout punch.
 
 
WIFE #5 by Ellen Orchid
Directed by Eddie Lew
Featuring:  Ellen Orchid & Samantha Midler
Be careful what you wish for.
 
Tickets are $25 online and $27 at the Box Office.
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Sunday, August 24th at 9:00Price: $25.00

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Click here to download an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival Summer 2014. (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, 2014. Other Format of Application Click Here.

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