Strawberry One-Act Festival
The Hudson Guild Theatre
441 West 26th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
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);
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
Strawberry Festival Passes
as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.
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:
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.
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.
- TATYANA-MARIE CARLO for A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
- TOM DELGADO for Exit Interview
- JOEL SOREN for Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
- JACK SPAGNOLA for The World’s Best Therapist
DAVID E. TOLCHINSKY for Where’s The Rest Of Me? (BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)
- DOMINIC DI FELICE & NYSSELI VEG for Swindled
- ELI MARKOS (Eli) in Eli And Jenna
- MICHAEL NORTON (Beauregard Bones) in Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
- GREG PEACE (Dave) in Where’s The Rest Of Me?
- ROBERT STARKS (Kyle) in Fixation
- DAVID VEGA (Tony) in A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
- LAURENCE WALTMAN (Therapist) in The World’s Best Therapist
- MICHELLE BERENICE BRINO (Allison) A Song A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
- GINA COSTIGAN (Sandra) in The Rules
- SHELLY FARMER (Kate Saturday) in Spiders Are Real! They’re Alive And They Hate You!
- ERICA LUPINACCI (Amber) in The World’s Best Therapist
- CAMARA MCLAUGHLIN (Various Characters) in Where’s The Rest Of Me?
- NATASHA NIGHTINGALE (Charlotte Watson) in Swindled
- ELAINE STRITCH: STILL HERE by Kelley Quinn & Jay Malsky
- JUST OFF THE PIKE by Mae Smith
- SOMETIMES I TALK TO MYSELF by Nailah Robinson & Uzunma Udeh
- 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.