Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival –  March 2019

Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
 
March 13, 2019 - March 24, 2019

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 32nd 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 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, Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design and Best Video Diary Short Film. Deadline for Submissions for the March 2019 Festival is September 15, 2018.  Late submissions is anything received after September 15, 2018.  To obtain an application email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com To submit full-length plays, musicals, variety acts, cabaret acts, improv shows, sketch comedy shows and readings email us and request an application for the Strawberry Theatre Festival.


The industry judges include:
A Theatre Producer, a Literary Agent, an Actor & a Casting Director.

The Award Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019 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 Nine.
 
 
The Launch Party for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

Meet, Mix & Mingle and see a Screening of
The Video Diaries Project
Saturday, March 2nd.  Time: TBD
At Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 10th Fl, Studio 10D, NYC
Between 36th & 37th St.

 
The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Location:  Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio, 12th Fl, NYC.
 
To hear some testimonials 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 Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor until May 25, 2018.
*****
 
 
Strawberry Pass - $192
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

Strawberry Tart Pass - $290
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

Strawberry Shortcake Pass - $390
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
Perks:  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*
Perks:  A Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
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.
** 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.

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $192.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $290.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $390.00

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 AMPrice: $600.00

The Finals

The Best Plays in the festival will perform and the Industry Judges will select the Best Play. 

The Industry Judges will include:

A Casting Director, ELLYN LONG-MARSHALL The Orpheus Group Casting, an Agent, MARGARET EMORY, SW Artists,  an Actor, COUNT STOVALL (Broadway, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF) and a Theatre Producer MICHAEL MCDAVID (The McCarter Theatre Center).

 
THE GOOD SEEDS By Lauren Andrews
Featuring: Marissa M. Miller & Jonathan Hudson
A thought-provoking yet humorous insight into married life and the modern age.

 
 
 
STEVE by Ian Eaton
Featuring: Ian Eaton
After a tragic blow to his family, a young boy must determine if he should deal with a bully the easy way or the hard way.
 
 
MARTIN’S TRUTH by Victor Vauban Jr.
Featuring: Xavier Michaels, Janet Conroy-Quirk, Duke Williams & Valery Vincent
Human beings are in constant pursuit of happiness, acceptance, guidance and above all, love. It couldn’t be different for Martin, a young African-American man who never had access in some commodities many take for granted. The pursuit of his truth will lead him down unpredictable paths when he finds himself running with the big dogs.
 

 
INTERVENTION INTENTION by Nancie Pacheco
Is your relationship strong enough to withstand scrutiny by the closest people in your lives? Could it pass the test of an intervention?
 
 
IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD by Natasha Cobb
Featuring: Glenda ‘ToniSteelz’ Martinez and Tinuke Adetunji
Struggling to come to terms with her bipolar diagnosis, a young woman pushes her therapist to a point of no return.




 
 
 
 
 
 

RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER by Sean O’Leary
Featuring: Melissa Capista, Maggie Champagne & Tony White
I thought trophy wives were supposed to be 20 years younger.



Saturday, May 26th at 12pm

Tickets are $30 Online and $32 at the Box Office (Cash Only)


At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC


 

The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 27th at 5PM and awards will be persented for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Video Diary.

Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 PMPrice: $30.00

The Awards Ceremony

THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR
THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT  FESTIVAL

The 4 Best Plays to perform:

Nominees for Best Play:
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER by Sean O'Leary
MARTIN'S TRUTH by Victor Vauban Jr.
STEVE by Ian Eaton - Winner
THE GOOD SEEDS by Lauren Andrews
 
Nominees for Best Director:
NATASHA COBB for IT’S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD
MARIO CORRY for RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER - Winner
NANCIE PACHECO for INTERVENTION INTENTION
PHIL SETREN for FOR A LIFE
VICTOR VAUBAN JR. for MARTIN’S T.R.U.T.H.
 
Nominees for Best Actor:
IAN EATON (Ian) in STEVE
NICK MARCHETTI (Trent McKenzie) in DEUCES ARE WILD
XAVIER MICHAEL (Michael) in MARTIN’S T.R.U.T.H. - Winner
CHRISTOPHER SHERWOOD (Adam) in FOR A LIFE
TONY WHITE (Harry) in RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER
 
Nominees for Best Actress:
TINUKE ADETUNJI (Sasha) in IT’S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD
MAGGIE CHAMPAGNE (Anna) in RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER - Winner
 

KRISTIN DODSON (Joanne) in LACRIMOSA
MARISSA M. MILLER (Beatrix) in THE GOOD SEEDS
EMMA O'CONNOR (Janet Shelley) in FOR A LIFE
 
Nominees for Best Costumes:
KETURAH THORPE for FOR A LIFE - Winner
 
CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL for LACRIMOSA
MARIO CORRY for RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER
LAUREN ANDREWS for THE GOOD SEEDS
 
Nominees for Best Video Diary:
FOR A LIFE by GavIn Heaney
MARTIN’S T.R.U.T.H. by Victor Vauban Jr.
THE GOOD SEEDS by Lauren Andrews & Lawrence R. Greenberg - Winner
 

THE COOKING LESSON by Robin Anne Joseph
 
 

 

SUNDAY, May 27th at 5pm

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12 Fl, NYC

Tickets are $30 in Advance Online

$35 on Day of Event Online

$35 at the DOOR (Cash Only)

Sunday, May 27th at 5:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Sunday, May 27th at 5:00 pmPrice: $35.00

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