Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival – Summer 2015

Tato Laviera Theatre
240 East 123rd Street, NYC
Between 2nd & 3rd Avenue

August 5, 2015 - August 23, 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 Monday, August 24th 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
Special Screening of the Video Diaries Project
Reception after Screening

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3pm
At the Poet's Den Theatre,
309 East 108th Street, NYC
 
The Awards Ceremony & Performance for the Strawberry One-Act Festival
Monday, August 24, 2015
At the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th 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.

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 Tato Laviera Theatre between August 7, 2015 and August 23, 2015
 
Sunday Marathon of Plays on August 9th - 20 Plays (5 Series) for the Price of 4 Series: $100, Premium Seating: $120
You will see Series G at 1pm, Series E at 3pm, Series F at 5pm, Series A at 7pm & Series B at 9pm
 
 
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,
as well as the date(s) you would like to use the Festival Pass Tickets.

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 pmPrice: $100.00

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 pmPrice: $120.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $192.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $230.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $290.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $345.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $390.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $465.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $600.00

Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 pmPrice: $720.00

Screenings: LOVE FOR PASSION & THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS & The Play: TRICKS

THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Screenings: LOVE FOR PASSION & THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS & The Play: TRICKS Price: $0.00

The Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival August 20, 2015 at 7:00pm

The Best plays from the Semi-Finals & The Wild Night
Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m.
 
FORGIVE ME, BROTHER By Barry Slater
Directed by Dennis Gleason. Featuring:  James Lentini and Zach Tuckness.
 

A small time gambler dying of cancer asked his alienated brother, a priest, to help him die. The priest thinks it means Last Rites. The gambler has other ideas.
 
 
CASPER THE NOT SO FRIENDLY GHOST by Domenic Servidio
What would you do if someone invaded your home and tried to kick you out? Come see what pissed off the friendliest ghost of them all.


POOR, POOR ELEANOR By Armando Santana
On a day like today, in a place like here, a wife sits down with her husband for dinner. She knows what happens next, but still, she sits. The husband takes and takes until, almost inevitably, he asks too much of his sweet, poor wife.
 
 
i am so so so lonely, or, the omegle play (FOR MATURE AUDIENCE)
By Philip Anastassiou & Directed by Eric Wimer
Featuring: Michael DeBartolo & Sarah Murdoch

"You are now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!"
 
 
THE PROPHET By Lewis Payton Jr.
In South Hampton, Virginia in 1831, Nat Turner, America's most famous insurrectionists, killed over 60 white citizens in a rebellion against slavery. In his death cell, he meets with a white lawyer named Thomas R. Gray, who has been sent to document his confession.
 
 
ADELE IN BERLIN By Lydia Nightingale & Directed bby Cameron McIntosh (FOR MATURE AUDIENCES)
When offfered the chance to escape from a city turned deadly in 1946, Berlin resident Adele eagerly takes it...but a shadow from her past threatens to destroy her future.
 

7.  Top Play with On Demand Votes

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


Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 pmPrice: $35.00

The Awards Show & Performance of the Strawberry One Act Festival.

For tickets to the Awards Show click here

The Awards Show will be at
The Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, NYC, (At 95th Street)
Trains: #1, 2, 3 to 96th Street.
Box Office:  212-864-5400

Tickets:  $40; For seniors, children and students $35; same day $45.

The Nominees for BEST PLAYS
FORGIVE ME, BROTHER by Barry Slater
 
 
POOR, POOR ELEANOR by Armando Santana
 
 
THE PROPHET by Lewis Payton Jr.
 
 
CASPER THE NOT SO FRIENDLY GHOST by Domenic Servidio
 
The Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR are:
Christopher Ferrer for CASPER THE NOT SO FRIENDLY GHOST
Dennis Gleason for FORGIVE ME, BROTHER
Michael Hauschild for MR. INVINCIBLE EXPLAINS IT TO THE WORLD
Cameron McIntosh for ADELE IN BERLIN
Armando Santana for POOR, POOR ELEANOR
Eric Wimer for i am so so so lonely, or, the omegle play
 
The Nominees for BEST ACTOR are:
Jacob Betts for CECI N’EST PAS UNE MÉTAPHORE
J. Dolan Byrnes for THE UNSALABLE THING
Michael DeBartolo for i am so so so lonely, or, the omegle play
James Lentini for FORGIVE ME, BROTHER
Andres Montejo for MR. INVINCIBLE EXPLAINS IT TO THE WORLD
Armando Santana for POOR, POOR ELEANOR
 
The Nominees for BEST ACTRESS are:
Carlotta Brentan for THE UNUSABLE THING
Hollis Fox for SAME TIME, SAME BENCH
Nikki Pope for DEADLINE DATERS
Sarah Murdoch for i am so so so lonely, or, the omegle play
Tana Sirois for ADELE IN BERLIN
Sheri Wieseman for POOR, POOR ELEANOR
 
The Nominees for BEST VIDEO DIARIES are:
ANOTHER FAMOUS DEAD ARTIST By Anthony Marinelli
MR. INVINCIBLE EXPLAINS IT TO THE WORLD By Michael Hauschild
THE OLD GANG By Kyle Giller
i am so so so lonely, or, the omegle play by Philip Anatassiou, directed by Eric Wimer

The Awards Show & Performance of the Strawberry One Act Festival. Price: $0.00

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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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