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.

Monday, March 25th at 12:00 AMPrice: $192.00

Monday, March 25th at 12:00 AMPrice: $290.00

Monday, March 25th at 12:00 AMPrice: $390.00

Monday, March 25th at 12:00 AMPrice: $600.00

Series A: Visitors, Welcome To Narnia, A Beautiful Mourning and Leaves

VISITORS by Anthony Marinelli
An attractive young couple meets thru a dating app called Visitors that provides 24 access to all participants. In a world where watching has become more important than doing, has narcissism finally become the new normal?
 
 
WELCOME TO NARNIA by Jessica Marie Fisher
WELCOME TO NARNIA is the coming out story for people who are tired of unnecessarily dramatic and unrealistic coming out stories. Almost nobody “KNOWS” completely what their sexuality is – most people have to find the answers through trial and error. “Narnia” is the story of the messy and gross “figuring it out,” and all that comes with it. Lauren and Liam navigate love, sex, family, identity and the sticky in-betweens of queer adolescence.
 
A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING by Stephen J. Ryan
Featuring: David Risely, Lynda Browing, Katie Schrader and Fred Grieco
Harold is at his mother Abigail’s funeral. She is being buried at Brooklyn Cemetery located near a bustling intersection and elevated train. While saying goodbye, he discovers that some endings are just beginnings, as he hears her from beyond the grave.
 
 
LEAVES by Victor Vauban Jr.
Love is a powerful sentiment able to obliterate countless barriers.  A stay-at-home mother must find strength to fight external forces in order to keep her family together.
 
 
SERIES A
Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm
Thursday, March 14th at 8:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, March 14th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series B: FREEDOM, REVOLT AND LOVE; TOADY HOAD; ZOEY & OWEN

FREEDOM, REVOLT AND LOVE by Jake Kevrick
Why are they hiding? What have they done? Who are you people? You know what's coming. They didn't get away this time. Haunting the Mountains of Virginia lives a dangerous love story that could fire a bullet. Freedom, Revolt and Love is a poetic journey through the lives of renegades living on the edge of glory. Living for the love of one another in a battle for survival. What is the last thing you'd want to remember if you knew you'd never wake up?
 
TOADY HOAD by Damien Roos
Amid rumors that his brother has committed a terrible crime, a hard-luck carpenter soon finds the man hiding in his home. His brother will not confirm nor deny the accusations: the more he talks the more it becomes clear he is the culprit. When pressed for answers by a local sheriff, Munk Hoad must decide whether their familiar bond is strong enough that he’d assist an evil man in eluding punishment.
 
ZOEY & OWEN by William “Bill” Beasley & Christen Omantra Callahan
Directed by Christen Omantra Callahan
Featuring: Marie Wall, Errol Greaves & C. Niambi Steele
Two co-workers from completely different backgrounds accidently discover romantic feelings for each other.
 
 
SERIES B
Wednesday, March 13th at 8:30pm
Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Wednesday, March 13th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series C: Mid Life Conversations, Scenes From A Marriage, The Food We Are About To Eat and O Happy Dagger

MID LIFE CONVERSATIONS by Maria Filippone
When a woman discovers that her husband has found his passion, she suddenly feels that she has lost her purpose.
 
 
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE by Michael David Johnson
Directed by Fulton Hodges
Featuring: 
Joana Micius and Chris Raglin
Marriage is a two-way street, but sometimes the street hits a detour.
 
THE FOOD WE ARE ABOUT TO EAT by Alan Brooks
There is no escape from the ridiculousness of our own beliefs.
 
O HAPPY DAGGER by Claire Tyers
A one woman adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Through a storyteller, a dagger, and a splash of poison – we meet teens we thought we knew, learn about a love we thought we studied, and scratch the surface of what could possibly make this dagger so happy!
 
 
 
SERIES C
Saturday, March 16th at 1:00pm
Sunday, March 17th at 3:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 17th at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series D: GOD'S YOUNGER SON, A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS, WHY WE'RE HERE and MORE THAN STRANGERS

GOD’S YOUNGER SON by Joe Leary
Can an alcoholic agnostic and a schizophrenic who believes he’s the son of God coexist as roommates in a locked psychiatric ward without driving each other crazy?
Producers: Cheery Leary Productions
 
 
 
 
 
A TWO-HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS by Richard Lobel
The play centers around two characters separated by age, race and socioeconomic status who are eventually brought together through incessant meddling. One is a grizzled, weary homeless man and the other is a young, idealistic college student.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHY WE’RE HERE by Jo Rodrigues
Jim Payne gets onto a train and expects the usual: a spot to himself, quiet, in the darkness.  But that doesn't last long when he is joined by a mysterious man and a woman who knows more than she should.  Trapped between the bliss of ignorance and the fear of inadequacy, Jim must illuminate the truth of who he is... and whether he can live with that.
 


 
 
 
MORE THAN STANGERS by Joseph Lizardi
An American housewife finds it difficult to overcome her husband’s infidelity and embarks on a European vacation of her own. While in Spain, she meets an older man, sophisticated and very understanding who helps her to deal with the situation. Will she get her groove back and will she fall in love?
 
 
SERIES D
Saturday, March 16th at 3:30pm
Sunday, March 17th at 1:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Saturday, March 16th at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 17th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series E: A VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON, THE FIRST DATE OF TWO SOULMATES, DOIN' GOOD and TWO LINES

A VISIT IN THE AFTERNOON by Fred Dennehy
Mara, a teenage girl, reluctantly agrees to visit her bad-tempered grandfather, who her mother tells her wants to give her something before he dies. What she receives from him is completely unexpected.
 
THE FIRST DATE OF TWO SOULMATES by Parker Cross, Jr.
Two people on a first date find out they’re matched more perfectly than they could have ever imagined.
 
 
DOIN’ GOOD by Natasha Cobb
Two siblings reminisce over their childhood as one faces a cancer diagnosis. Facing the truth alone is often impossible.
 
 
TWO LINES by Lola Hughes
Old lovers reunite with different intentions. The test results are two lines and she wants an abortion, but he wants to keep it. Will the two lines become a reality or will they disappear?
 
 
SERIES E
Sunday, March 17th at 6:00pm
Monday, March 18th at 8:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
 

Sunday, March 17th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, March 18th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series F: ADAM'S EVE, ARTISTIC REFLECTION and LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

ADAM’S EVE by Carolyn Moses
Somewhere beyond Eden, Adam and Eve scrounge for dinner from the ungiving earth, when an American Soldier shows up and offers a tent, food and hot water for information on Jibouti forces.
 
ARTISTIC REFLECTIONS by Nicholas Bompart
Pablo Picasso has imaginary discussions with characters that are depicted in his infamous and illustrious painting “Guernica”. The characters in the painting reside in what is left of the town of Guernica, Spain after it was bombarded by Nazi and Spanish Nationalist forces in 1937.
 
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL by William Holland
A teenager gets pregnant and her boyfriend and mother thinks that she should have an abortion. Her grandfather offers her another solution.
 
 
SERIES F
Sunday, March 17th at 8:30pm
Monday, March 18th at 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Sunday, March 17th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, March 18th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

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