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

The Awards Ceremony & Performance

THE AWARDS CEREMONY FOR
THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT  FESTIVAL

The 4 Best Plays to perform:

Nominees for Best Play:
 
 
1.  RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT - BEST PLAY AWARD WINNER
By Nikiya Tucker 
Directed by Patricia Fields

 
2.  TWO GOOD DOGS by Anthony Roesch  Directed by Adriana Alter
 
 
3.  NOT THAT ILLEGAL by Yusuf Yildiz  Directed by Laurence C. Schwartz
 
 
4.  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
 
The Nominees for BEST DIRECTOR are:
 
Adriana Alter for TWO GOOD DOGS
Nic Anthony for SOMETIMES THEY DO
Patricia Floyd for RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT
Adam Mace for WHEN YOU COME FOR ONE OF US YOU COME FOR ALL OF US AKA THIS IS AMERICA


Laurence C. Schwartz for NOT THAT ILLEGAL
Whitney Stone for THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING
 
 
The Nominees for BEST ACTOR are:
 
Marco Greco for THE COMEUPPANCE OF PUGNACIOUS PAULLY
Sentell Harper for BALDWIN’S NIGGER
Bill Morton for SOMETIMES THEY DO
Aaron Smallwood Jr. for TWO GOOD DOGS
Jarvis Smith for THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING
Ruben St. Vilus for LOVE IN BEDSTUY
Duke Williams for THE STOCKYARD
 
The Nominees for BEST ACTRESS are:
 
Kymberly Burns for RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT


Ree Davis for ADJUSTMENTS
Valerie Donaldson for TWO GOOD DOGS
Teisha Duncan for WHEN YOU COME FOR ONE OF US YOU COME FOR ALL OF US AKA THIS IS AMERICA
Aida Thomas for LOVE ME TENDER
Justine Skye Wilson for THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING
 
The Nominees for BEST VIDEO DIARY SHORT FILM are:
 
AU BOIS (IN THE WOODS) Film by Amy Losi
LOVE IN BEDSTUY Film by Kevin Starks
ROCKS AND HARD PLACES Film by Tea Pajkic
THE STOCKYARD Film by Sean Hazen
 
The Nominees for BEST COSTUMES are:
AU BOIS (IN THE WOODS) by Amy Losi
SOMETIMES THEY DO by Bill Morton
TWO GOOD DOGS by Adriana Alter
 
The Nominees for BEST SET DESIGN are:
AU BOIS (IN THE WOODS) by Amy Losi
RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT by Nikiya Tucker
THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING by Whitney Stone

SUNDAY, September 29th at 5:30pm

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, September 29th at 5:30 pmPrice: $30.00

Sunday, September 29th at 5:30 pmPrice: $35.00

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Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival FEBRUARY 10TH through FEBRUARY 23, 2020. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is November 15, 2019  Late Deadline is after November 15, 2019.

Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application to the Strawberry Theatre Festival (STF) 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 November 15, 2019.  Late Deadline is after November 15, 2019.  The Strawberry Theatre Festival will run from February 14th through February 23, 2020.

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