Strawberry One-Act Festival

 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival –  September 2019

Theatre 54 @ Shetler's Studio
244 West 54th St, 12th Floor, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
 
September 18th - September 29, 2019

The Strawberry One-Act Festival is celebrating its 33rd 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 September 2019 Festival is May 15, 2019.  Late submissions is anything received after May 15, 2019.  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, September 29, 2019 at 5:30PM. 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, August 24th. 
Place and Time to be announced.


 
The Awards Ceremony for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 5:30pm
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 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.
 
 
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.
Tickets will go on sale in August. 
 
Strawberry One-Act Festival on Facebook click here.

         

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 September 29, 2019.
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Strawberry Pass - $192
8 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival* 
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)
Perks: 
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats


Strawberry Tart Pass - $290
12 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)
Perks:  Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
(1) Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle

 
 
Strawberry Shortcake Pass - $390
16 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)
Perks: 
(1) Riant Theatre T-Shirt, Strawberry Festival T-Shirt
or (1) of our Anthologies of The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats

 

Strawberry Soufflé Pass - $600
25 tickets to the Strawberry One-Act Festival*
(May not be used for Launch Party or Awards Show.)
Perks: 
(1)
Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
(1) Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt
Or (1) of our Anthologies of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
Skip to the front of the line for the best seats
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Strawberry VIP Pass - $1,000



2 tickets
to the Launch Party, Walk the Red Carpet, See the Screening of the Video Diaries Project, Meet the Artists in the Festival on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
2 tickets to Series A,B,C,D,E & F in the Strawberry One-Act Festival (Total of 12 Tickets)
2 Tickets to see the 8 Plays in the Strawberry Theatre Festival (Total of 16 Tickets)
2 Tickets to see Semi-Finals #1,2 or 3
2 Tickets to see the FINALS + attend the After Party
2 Tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Performance + Swag Bags
 
Other Perks: 
(1) Riant Theatre Mug or Water Bottle
(1) Strawberry One-Act Festival T-Shirt; and
(1) of our Anthologies of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival
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, September 30th at 12:00 AMPrice: $192.00

Monday, September 30th at 12:00 AMPrice: $290.00

Monday, September 30th at 12:00 AMPrice: $390.00

Monday, September 30th at 12:00 AMPrice: $600.00

Monday, September 30th at 12:00 AMPrice: $1000.00

Series C: Au Bois (In The Woods), The Personification Of Being and Cheese Sticks And A Bag Of Chips

Series C:
Saturday, September 21st at 1:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 3:30pm
 
 
AU BOIS (IN THE WOODS) Written & Directed by Amy Losi
Featuring:  J. Dolan Brynes, Mike Durell, Johnny Blaze Leavitt and Ed Ryan
A married couple discovers it’s never too late to experience passion in the woods outside Paris. The only problem is getting caught. A comedy based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant.
 
 
THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING
By Patricia Hayes
Directed by Whitney Stone
Featuring:  Justine Skye Wilson and Jarvis Smith
A failing marriage due to illness and infidelities is put to the final test.
 
 
 
CHEESE STICKS AND A BAG OF CHIPS
Written and Directed by Tea Pajkic
Featuring: Alex Perry and Sophia Shefner
A seemingly happy couple must decide to either split or remain together after one uncovers the other's secret. 
 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC

Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)

.Box Office: 646-623-3488

Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series D: SOMETIMES THEY DO, NOT THAT ILLEGAL, MIS-CLICKED DRAMA and LOVE ME TENDER

Series D:
Saturday, September 21st at 3:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00pm
 
SOMETIMES THEY DO
By Bill Morton
Directed by Nic Anthony
Featuring:  Katherine Hasell, Bill Morton and Demarttice Tunstall
Leonara, an old drag queen singer, gives the worst performance of his life and freaks out about his future.
 
 
NOT THAT ILLEGAL
By Yusuf Yildiz
Directed Laurence Schwartz
Featuring:  Dylan Combs, Joshua R. Pyne and Yusuf Yildiz
Ali Can, a Turkish immigrant, is forced to end his 10-year long journey in the US due to unfortunate events. He convinces his best friend to help him with a highly risky plan to trick his arch-nemesis USCIS.  Find out how USCIS's nerve-racking interview turns into a hilarious journey.


MIS-CLICKED DRAMA
By Maximillian Stubelsky|
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Lauren Cho, Gianna Grace, Tryg C. Gunderen, Anakeesta Ironwood, Jonathan Diego Lopez, Tyler Shand and Maximillian Stebelesky
A high school boy accidentally sends a text to his group chat at school and all hell breaks loose.


 
 
LOVE ME TENDER
By Joanne Talingdan
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring: Bryan LaTurno, Natasha Kaminsky and Aida Thomas
A woman finds out that her husband is having an affair and has to decide whether it’s cheaper to keep him or divorce him.
 
 
The Strawberry One-Act Festival

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC
 
Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)
www.therianttheatre.com Box Office: 646-623-3488

Saturday, September 21st at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series E: ROCKS AND HARD PLACES, RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT & LOVE IN BEDSTUY

ROCKS AND HARD PLACES
By Tea Pajkic
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Tea Pajkic, Franny Alicia Reynoso and Aurel Samuel
A girl is forced to decide between her best friend and her boyfriend after an incident reveals a dark alleged act.  
 
 
RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT
By Nikiya Tucker
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Michael Boyd, Kymberly Burns, Patricia Fields, Lorenzo Martin, Mireille Cambry and Rueben St. Vilus
A young woman struggles as she endures the discomfort of moving back home with her two children in tow. Trying to move southbound for a better life, she is having a hard time planting her feet and turns to her last hope.
 
 
LOVE IN BEDSTUY
By Nicole O’Connor
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Selear Duke, Ruben St. Vilus and Roselyn Sylvain
It all happened to the tune of a jazzy saxy sound on a hot a summer's day at a Block Party in Bedford-Stuyvesant. That’s where Marsha met Dwayne. She was available and checking out the cuties. He was on fire and cooking up a storm. Everybody was getting their drink on.
 
Sunday, September 22nd at 6:00pm
Monday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
 
The Strawberry One-Act Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC
 
Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 

Sunday, September 22nd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

The Semi-Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival

The best plays from Round 1 of the competition.

Call the box office 646-623-3488 after September 20th to see which shows are in the Semi-Finals or join our Email Club to receive notification. Or check here for the results.
 
Join us and cast your VOTES to determine which 2 plays from each Semi-Finals will advance to the FINALS.
 
Semi Finals #1 - Tuesday, 9/24 @ 6pm & Wednesday, 9/25 @ 8:30pm
 

 
1. WHEN YOU COME FOR ONE OF US YOU COME FOR ALL OF US.  AKA THIS IS AMERICA Written & Choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.  Directed by Adam Mace
 
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5.  THE STOCKYARD by Sean Hazen  Directed by Patricia Floyd
 
Semi Finals #2 - Tuesday, 9/24 @ 8:30pm & Thursday, 9/26 @ 6pm
 
 
1.  FREAK Written & Directed by Patricia Hayes
 
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5.  TWO GOOD DOGS by Anthony Rosch.  Directed by Adriana Jaclyn Mauer
 
Semi Finals #3 - Wednesday, 9/25 @ 6pm & Thursday, 9/26 @ 8:30pm
 
 
1.  SOMETHING UNKNOWN by Marie Wall.  Directed by Courtney Seyl
 
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5.  THE COMEUPPANCE OF PUGNACIOUS PAULLY by Philip Kushner.  Directed by Adam Delia
 
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue

Tickets are $25 Online and $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Thursday, September 26th at 8:30 pmPrice: $25.00

BALDWIN'S NIGGER by Reginald T. Jackson

The Strawberry Theatre Festival Presents
 
BALDWIN'S NIGGER by Reginald T. Jackson

Featuring: Sentell Harper and Sean Mannix
 
                        
 
BALDWIN’S NIGGER is a in your face, roller coaster ride bio-drama about the life and loves, sorrows and successes of National Treasure JAMES BALDWIN. Approached by a white, Jewish, male, stranger offering a Million Dollars for the Civil Rights Movement, BALDWIN invites him back to his place at midnight. They immediately spar like prize fighters trying not to get hit or caught off guard. But provocation and sex lead to revelation and possible sex. Conflict dictates who will win what he wants and who will be left in a fetal ball of defeat.
 
Friday, September 20th at 6pm
Saturday, September 21st at 7:40pm & 9:30pm
 
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC

Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Door (Cash Only)

Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, September 20th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 7:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 9:30 PMPrice: $25.00

ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid

ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid
Directed by Melissa Mauer
Featuring:  Rika Akanishi, Cheryl Gadsden, Ree Davis, Cara Jaye, Ky Laurene and Bettina Vogel
An elderly Jewish widow in Manhattan struggles to adjust to the changes around her, starting with the disappearance of her best friend. Consequences of her reaction affect a handful of other NY women struggling to make their own adjustments.  How do you adjust to the changes life throws at you?
 
Friday, September 20th at 8:30pm
Saturday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30pm
 
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC

Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Door (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, September 20th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

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Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival September 2019. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is May 15, 2019  Late Deadline is after May 15, 2019.

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain 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), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings.  Early Deadline is May 15, 2019.  Late Deadline is after May 15, 2019.

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