Friday, July 14th, 2017

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Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7pm

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7pm
  • THE UNSPOKEN 200 by Ehinomen Okojie
  • TELL ME YOUR CRAZY by Jason Kurtz
  • FATE FILES by Dennis S. Gribben
  • EXTRA ORDINARY by Melissa Myers

     

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9pm

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9pm
  • WIZARD by Gloria Craig
  • OFF WITH THE HEAD by Xavier Damon
  • TREFFPUNKT by Natalie Lifson
  • SELF YELP by Emily Thomas & Helene Ellford

     

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE UNSPOKEN 200 By Ehinomen Okojie

THE UNSPOKEN 200 By Ehinomen Okojie 
Featuring: Ehinomen Okojie and Devin Kessler

The world mourned for a few days, but these women will mourn for eternity.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
THE UNSPOKEN 200 will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
 
   
 
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
   
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Ehinomen Okojie (Playwright/THE UNSPOKEN 200) Born in Detroit, Michigan raised in Lagos, Nigeria to Nigerian Parents. Ehinomen Okojie is a rising junior in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he is studying Acting. He’s studied with various acting institutions such as The Neighborhood Playhouse and Atlantic Acting School and is proud to have his worked premiered at the Strawberry One Act Festival.  

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

TELL ME YOUR CRAZY By Jason Kurtz

TELL ME YOUR CRAZY By Jason Kurtz
Frank, a young businessman, thinks it’s clever to ask his date how she is crazy.  He discovers that sometimes you get what you wish for, and wish you hadn’t.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
TELL ME YOUR CRAZY will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm
 
   
 
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
   
 
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Jason Kurtz (Playwright/TELL ME YOUR CRAZY) is a psychoanalyst, a meditator, and a proud husband and father.  He is the Director of Training at the Training Institute for Mental Health, and the author of Follow The Joy.  He previously wrote the one-act play "Posturing," which won the Audience Favorite award at the Think Fast one-act play competition.  This is his second production with the amazing director Brett Douglas, who makes everything he writes into something special.  

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

FATE FILES By Dennis S. Gribben

FATE FILES By Dennis S. Gribben

Bill wakes up in what looks like to be his office, only to find Gabe, a former friend who passed away in a mysterious shooting.  Bill finds out he’s dead and Gabe will judge him on whether he will go to Heaven or Hell.
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm
 
FATE FILES will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
 
   
 
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm
 
   
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Dennis Gribben (Playwright/FATE FILES) has been writing plays since the age of 16, where he first wrote his first play, Average Joe for a One Act Festival while attending the Performing Arts Academy in Lakehurst NJ. Dennis is extremely proud and overjoyed to have his work performed in the Strawberry One-Act Festival, and is happy he gets to see Fate Files onstage again. Most of his plays have been performed by La Strada Ensemble Theater and in various theaters in NJ, including Murder on the Paradise Line, Box of Memories, Ghouls Anonymous, Grilled Cheese with Martin, Forgive Me Father, and Ricky's Story, which had performances in both NJ and New York, and is in the process of being turned into a short film. He has an Associates in Liberal Arts, and will be attending Georgian Court University in the fall of this year. Dennis would like to thank everyone who has supported him throughout his career as a playwright, and everyone who has believed in him.
 

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

EXTRA ORDINARY By Melissa Myers

EXTRA ORDINARY By Melissa Myers

Extraordinary is a heart-touching drama about a girl who is terrified of her future and what she will amount to. 
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
 
 
 
EXTRAORDINARY will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 3pm
 
   
 
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
 
   
 
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Melissa Myers (Playwright/EXTRA ORDINARY) is currently a freshman undergraduate at Pace University pursuing a BA in Directing. She is originally from Portland, Oregon and has lived out her dream this past year in New York. She comes from an Acting and Musical Theatre background back home. The theatre she calls her home in Portland is Staged! where she was involved in their Pre-professional conservatory, as well as Assistant Director in the Northwest production of Heathers, the musical! She thanks Chanda Hall, Andrew Bray, Paul Angelo, and her mom and dad for always supporting and believing in her dreams. 

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

WIZARD By Gloria Craig

WIZARD By Gloria Craig
The deep south during the depression offers a landscape of poverty-stricken prostitutes who proposition “Catfish,” a strict, born-again, self-styled “wizard” who captures the beauty in garbage.  A dump caretaker and his God can transform ordinary discarded matter into spiritual finds.
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 3pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Gloria Craig (Playwright/Wizards) Wizard is Gloria Craig's seventh New York City production. Gloria is a recipient of a Provincetown Theater Reading Prize for The Wisteria Party and also had a three-day presentation provided by the Provincetown Theater Actors and by aide of the Massachusetts Shoreline Trust for her family musical The Return of the Pied Piper. She received Funniest Play Award for Three Characters and the Speed of Light from the Village Playwrights Writing Group where she is a member and where this presentation of Wizard was developed.

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

OFF WITH THE HEAD By Xavier Damon

OFF WITH THE HEAD By Xavier Damon
Directed by Melissa Maney

Is an absurdist styled comedy about quite possibly the worst king in history. 
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 7pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Xavier Damnon (Playwright/OFF WITH THE HEAD) is a writer with ten self-published books, though only one of them consists of plays. He used to write plays quite a long time ago, though since then he has written fiction instead, until writing “Off With The Head” recently. “The plays I wrote in the past were not penned thinking of them as something whose ultimate goal was performance upon a stage. They were written in terms of plays as literature, not as theatre, where the presentation on a stage as a live event really didn’t seem to me would add much more to them than the reading of them as a story in play form. Because I viewed them as literature, not theatre, none of the realities of a production that would be staged or time requirements in terms of that were considered. The only one of them that was at all realistically feasible for being performed was a short one-act entitled “The Amnesiac” and it actually appeared in The Strawberry One-Act Festival several years ago. When writing “Off With The Head” I could tell it was developing differently than previous plays and was something where seeing it performed would be a much different experience than the mere reading of it. His published books are: “Dawn,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Xavier Cockroachal Damon’s, Um, Entirely Fictitious Autobiography,” “Welcome to the Idiot Box: Stories, Essays, Self-help Wisdom,” “Love Is What Will Make an Immortal Die: Also Includes Waiting for Godotal and Future Uncertain, Self-sedition, No Reason, Rhyme and The Mystery of the Missing Dead and Sojourn Within the Shadow Night” and a book of plays, “Dog Years Within the Curse of 7. Six Plays, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Zero”, written under the pen name Xavier Cockroachal Damon. Other books include: “Postcards from the Wasteland,” “Welcome to Nowhereland (5 Stories),” “The Chronicles of the Adventures of Man-Man, Defender of Man: Books 1 and 2: (Episodes 1-10) ” and “Self Extermination. Sounds Like a Plan: Also Includes Give Me a Burger and Hold the Fries and Brain Circus and (3 Essays About Donald J. Trump), The Adventures of Man-Man and Soliloquy to My Soul” written under the pen name Aaron Aaronson.

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

TREFFPUNKT By Natalie Lifson

TREFFPUNKT By Natalie Lifson

Richard, a WWII veteran struggling with PTSD, discovers that the future may not be so dim after all when he meets Henry, a WWI veteran, and his daughter Cathy.
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Natalie Lifson (Playwright/TREFFPUNKT) is an award-winning playwright, producer, lyricist, screenwriter, and director. At eighteen years old, she has produced and/or written for 26 shows, including 4 musicals and various dramas, one acts, and sketch comedy shows in venues such as The Strawberry Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Players Theatre, The People's Improv Theatre, The Secret Theatre, The Broadway Comedy Club, The Lama Theatre, the International Women Artists’ Salon, and French Woods Festival. 

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

SELF YELP By Emily Thomas & Helene Ellford

SELF YELP By Emily Thomas & Helene Ellford

The lives of various NYC Yelp reviewers intertwine as we learn about the joy and frustration they experience via their Yelp reviews.  Five stars. Inspired by true events and written and performed by Emily Thomas and Helene Ellford.
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS:
 
Emily Thomas (Co-Playwright/Self Yelp): Toronto-born and L.A.-reared, Emily Thomas began her career by working in production on shows including MTV’s Popzilla and Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. After finishing her English Specialist degree at University of Toronto, she moved to New York in 2012 to delve into indie filmmaking and writing sketches. 
 
Helene Ellford (Co-Playwright/Self Yelp): is a comedy writer and performer based in NYC.  Her work has been featured on FunnyorDie.com, Brokelyn.com, in the iO West Funny Women Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, New York Musical Improv Festival, IndieFest (Time Out NY Critic's Pick) and the NYC Indie Film Festival.  Alum UCB & The PIT.  

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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