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John Chatterton's Short Play Lab
July SPL: Lineup
Production dates: July 16-17, 2016.


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MITF: Summer SPL
July 16-17. Cash Prizes!
We Want Your Scripts!

The WorkShop Theater's
Jewel Box, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre,
 
Whether you've thought about doing a short play in New York but have never tried, or if you're a regular at such events around town, please give a thought to producing a show in MITF:Summer's Short Play Lab. Not only do you rub shoulders with your fellow short-play playwrights, but you get to showcase your work to people you don't know yet. The rules for submitting to the Short Play Lab are easy-peasy:
• Deadline is June 20. Notification will be soon after submission, depending on number of submissions. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!
• Plays should be 1 - 10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with your contact info (only means of contact is by email).
• Submit scripts in a MS Word document or PDF file.
• You produce the play whether or not you live in New York.  The SPL provides the theatre.  This Lab will take place at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.
• Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)
• Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table. You can't leave your stuff in the theatre overnight.
• Scripts requiring the use of guns are not accepted. 
• Lit cigarettes and herbal cigarettes are not permitted. E-cigarettes are fine.
• We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.
• There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.
Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free. There are no other comps.
• There will be a tech rehearsal in the daytime on Saturday, July 21. The production dates are Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17.
• Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun.  
• We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.
THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. Playwrights, directors, and cast cannot vote for their own play. We reserve the right to break ties.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.

The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.  
To submit a script, send it as an attachment, in a Word document or PDF file, to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab


MITF: Summer
SEEKING VARIETY ACTS
July 16-August 7, 2016

The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters,
312 W. 36th St. NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
 
MITF: Summer is seeking Variety Acts. MITF: Summer combines some of the most popular features of past MITF festivals: short plays and musicals, a Variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters and will run from July 16 - August 7, 2016.

The Variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard, mike, and amp. Each act will be given one performance with the possibility of added performances to those acts with the best advance ticket sales-Festival schedule permitting. Shows receive a 1-hour tech rehearsal and a share of the profits, if any.

To submit a Variety Act: Mark it clearly "MITF: Summer," and that it is a variety act. Please also include video reels (you tube, etc.), of your act as part of your submission application. We'll curate the entries as they come in. Please send all Variety submissions to: john.chatterton@gmail.com
We look forward to watching your acts!

Submission Deadline For Variety Is June 15, 2016. 


MITF OPENS DOORS TO EQUITY SHOWS!
MITF RETHINKS EQUITY SHOWS!

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Good News for Equity Showcases!
In the past, the MITF has discouraged Equity showcases from participating in its short-play festivals, because of the number of complimentary tickets required by the Equity showcase code. The Festival, now in its 17th season, is pleased to announce that it has relaxed its policies regarding Equity showcases for short plays. From now on, both union and non-union short plays will be welcome in the upcoming MITF short-play festivals. These festivals occur in March, July, and November, 2016. (There will be no change in the non-union policy for the Short Play Lab.)

Instead of rejecting showcases outright, the Festival will make adjustments to Equity shows' share of the profits, if any, to make up for the extra cost of complimentary tickets.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, running from July 16-August 7. Please send us your Union and non-union shows!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF: Spring,
MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall, Short Play Lab


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The Midtown International Theatre Festival is proud to present a new lineup of festivals and, in keeping with our stated mission to nurture theatre in New York City and beyond, the festival is delighted to announce there are no participation fees* to submit to any of our festivals! We are truly the festival that cares. We are also expanding to three festivals per year: MITF: Fall; MITF: Spring; and MITF: Summer.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, beginning July 16th and running through August 7th.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP),
the participant's options and our requirements.


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MITF: Summer
Midtown International Theatre Festival
July 16 - August 7, 2016

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ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT:

The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage
and Jewel Box Theaters
312 W 36th Street, New York City

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A Cronic
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A CHRONIC LINE written, directed, and performed by Adrian Miranda. Physical Therapist Adrian Miranda brings us A CHRONIC LINE: Theatre RX: Music & Medicine. (Solo Musical)

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Acute Girl
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ACUTE…GIRL written by Julia Sun, directed by Christine Renee Miller; starring Julia Sun. How much bullsh*t can a girl put up with just to have nice things to wear? Come and listen to her stories told in a heartbreakingly hilarious way: between amateur modeling gigs and mail-in beauty pageant, what could possibly go wrong? (Comedy; Solo Show)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 6:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Althea
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ALTHEA, SHE WENT TO HELL by John Barrow, directed by Cecelia Riddett; starring Deborah Mahaney, Craig Myers, Stephen Bradbury*, Maryam Benganga, Kelly Taylor*, JoAnn Cunningham*, Tom Miller*, and Mark Speyer. The Rev. “Boy” Boykin, Jr. is in trouble. His megachurch and his television ministry are losing money. His wife Althea is fed up and wants out. Death arrives one day to claim Boy and then all hell breaks loose! (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/27, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 2:45pm

Running Time: 85 minutes.

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mask

BEHIND THE MASK by Annie Pulsipher, directed by John Moriarty. Gary belongs to an ancient society of masked murders dedicated to protecting “wholesome family values” i.e. killing teenagers who dare to explore their sexual urges. However, when Gary botches a routine “meet and spook” and reveals his unfortunately handsome face to his victim he finds himself face to face with Becky, a sexually liberated teenage girl not willing to let the patriarchy force her knees shut. A sex-positive farce deconstructing the gory camp and regressive morality of 80s slasher films! (Farce)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/21, 8:30pm; Sat 7/23, 3:15pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Between men

BETWEEN MEN by Dennis Porter, directed by Hannah Wolff. A female academic charged with sexual harassment on campus discovers the dark fissures in her relationships with men. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 9:00pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

BornFat

BORN FAT by Jacques Lamarre, directed by Steven Raider-Ginsburg; starring April Woodall*. Our national obesity epidemic and body image issues are examined by Elizabeth who takes you on a hilarious and heart-breaking roller-coaster ride from fat to thin to fat and back again. (Solo Show) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 9:15pm; Sun 7/24, 12:00pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

 

Customer Service

CUSTOMER SERVICE by Mary Elizabeth McDonnell.

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 7:00pm; Sat 7/30, 7:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:30pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Divaholic

DIVAHOLIC by Heather Siebert. Some people are addicted to drugs. She’s addicted to DIVAS. A one woman show about diva worship, shattered illusions, self-discovery and reclaiming one’s life. (Solo Show) 

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm; Sun 8/07, 3:30pm

Running Time: 30 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Either-Or

EITHER/OR by Dayle Ann Hunt, directed by Rachel Flynn; starring Mimi Bessette and Eugene Wolf. On the occasion of her 40th birthday, will Deni Rutland find the courage to finally break free of her past and escape her dysfunctional family, or will the twisted ties that bind pull her under even further? (Dramedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 6:15pm; Sun 7/24, 6:30pm

Running Time: 70 minutes.

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

EllenTroy

ELLEN AND TROY AND ELOISE by Warren Glover, directed by Laurie Rae Waugh; starring Lily Marceau, Joshua Rugiano, and Beth Newbery. If you love someone, set them free. Really? But first meet her mother!

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 9:45pm; Fri 7/22, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 1:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

From Russia

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE by Fernanda Douglas and Danielle Smith, directed by Emi Liman. (Musical Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 5:15pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Furniture

FURNITURE: THE MUSICAL by Natalie Lifson, composer Jeffrey Schmelkin, directed by Sean O’Shea. A quirky new musical about the lives, loves, and interactions of the sentient pieces of furniture that live within a college freshman’s dorm room. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Fri 7/29, 7:45pm; Sun 7/31, 2:45pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Glocoma

GLOCKCOMA by Robert Rotay, music by Rachel Rotay, directed by Brian Catton; starring Loni Akerman*, Amber Crawford*, Rachel Rotay, Carmen Lamar*, Madison McGhee, and James Solar. (Musical) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 8:30pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:00pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

InTheShadow

IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM by John A. Adams, directed by Alexander Harrington. A violent homophobe...a dying AIDS patient...explosive. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 12:00pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Insomnia

INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL Music and lyrics by Charles Bloom, book by Theo Wolf, directed by Ovi Vargas, musical director James Followell. (Musical) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 1:45pm

Running Time: 110 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Lam-Ang

LAM-ANG: THE JOURNEY OF A HERO Lam-ang, directed by Nelson Eusebio, is a Filipino epic poem which will be presented as a hybrid of verse, music and movement. Adapted by The Ally Artists Group - Joyce Lao, Jeremy Rafal and Zilong Zee.

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

LAMARIYA by Crystal Rae.

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:45pm; Sat 7/23, 8:30pm; Sun 7/24, 4:45pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Zoey

LETTERS TO ZOEY: A PLAY WITH MUSIC by Garrett Buhl Robinson; starring Garrett Buhl Robinson. Take a journey through lyrical letters and foot stomping songs on a young man's search for liberation and love. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 4:15pm; Sun 7/31, 7:00pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Life in City

LIFE IN THE BIG CITY by Michael F. Bruck, directed by Michael F. Bruck; starring Louise Gallanda, Mike Callahan, Gary Kozak, and Sharon Shah. A wife shares a shocking secret with her husband and a widow and widower meet aboard the Staten Island Ferry in a pair of comedies that make up "Life in the Big City.” (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:30pm; Fri 7/29, 7:30pm; Sun 7/31, 12:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

lights

LIGHTS by Ashley Nicole Audette, directed by Ashley Nicole Audette.

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 9:00pm; Sun 8/07, 12:30pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Little Red

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Johannes Galli, directed by Simon Geronimo; starring Simon Geronimo, Clara Kundin, and Barbara Remus. On the way to visit her sick grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood encounters the wolf who tricks her into revealing the location of grandmother's house. Just when Little Red Riding Hood, thinks it will be dark forever, suddenly, there appears a ray of light. (Fairytale Theatre for the whole family)

Performance Schedule: Sun 8/06, 1:00pm; Sun 8/07, 11:00am

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mackintosh
MACINTOSH MACINTOSH AND THE DINOSAUR SALESMAN
by John Schoneboom. What’s a boy to do when he’s supposed to go to bed without any nonsense but a salesman shows up at his window offering real, live dinosaurs? (Children's Play) 


Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24 at 11:30am; Sat 7/30 at 1:15pm; Sun 7/31 at 11:30am

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Martin

MARTIN SHKRELI’S GAME: HOW BILL MURRAY JOINED THE WU-TANG-CLAN by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher. In the musical heist you never knew you needed, Bill Murray teams up with the Wu-Tang Clan to steal back their priceless album from pharma bro Martin Shkreli.

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:00pm; Wed 7/20, 8:30pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:15pm; Sun 7/24, 3:30pm; Sun 7/31, 7:30pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Matt

MATT & MADDIE by Milo Van Houten, directed by Thomas Jacobsen. When Matt and Maddie's parents start to notice them acting differently a family secret comes to the surface that threatens to tear the family apart in this heart-warming, edgy play about love, acceptance and questioning the social forces that bind us together and tear us apart. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:45pm

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Midnight Monday

MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY by Katie Housley. Two very different women form an unlikely bond after a late night encounter on a subway platform. (Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 8:45pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sun 7/24, 3:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Motzart

MOZART AND SALIERI by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Csaba Hernadi and Igor Jarovinsky. (Opera)

Performance Schedule: Thurs 7/28, 7:00pm; Fri 7/29, 9:15pm; Sat 7/30, 1:30pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mr. Melville

MR. MELVILLE’S PLAYHOUSE by David Lally, directed by David Lally; starring Trent Carson, Rachel Palmer Jones, Steven Lally, Ignacyo Matynia, Bob Leeds*, Amy L. Smith*, and Timothy Weinert*. Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair! Let the fun begin, it's time to let down your hair! Mr. Melville's so excited 'cause all his friends have been invited to go wacky, at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! (Comedy) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:15pm; Fri 7/29, 9:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:00pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Mr.Toole

MR. TOOLE by Vivian Neuwirth, directed by Cat Parker; starring Todd d’Amour*, Brenda Currin*, Laura Butler*, Richard Vernon*, Lou Liberatore*, and John Ingle*. The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will never forget - John Kennedy Toole. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Thurs, 7/21, 8:00pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm; Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 5:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:15pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

My Friend

NAE-CHIN-GU-NEUN-SIN-BAL-DO-DUK (MY FRIEND IS A SHOE BURGLAR) by Ye-seong Hong, directed by Seung-il Shin; Count the holes of the sieve while you imagine your fantasy places, you never know what'll happen to you! (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:15pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Radon

RADON DAUGHTERS by Bronwyn Rucker, directed by Jason Ellis; starring Evelyn Sullivan, Tatiana Gomberg, Rachel Murdy, Kate Ruby Klenfner, and Anna Foss Wilson. It's 1984, and feminist change is in the air- but so are radioactive isotopes. Come back with us, to learn how to survive in the present. (Musical; Abstract Feminist/Futurist)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 1:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Spagetti

SPAGHETTI PLAY by Suzann Capra, directed by Suzann Capra; starring Mark Gettis and Carole Boniece. If Eat can become Ate then I will skip the Eat go right to Ate and lose WEIGHT. TEA isn't fattening is it?

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 2:15pm

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugene Ionesco. Prepare for a masterclass in absurdist theatre as Ionesco’s classic, The Bald Soprano, is set in contemporary Georgia. (Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24, 8:30pm; Mon 7/25, 8:15pm; Tues 7/26, 6:00pm

Running Time: 85 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Crusade

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS written and directed by Dewey Moss. The adopted child of a gay couple has been targeted and killed in a school shooting, causing national media attention on their Texas town. On the day of the funeral, the entire family arrives at the couple's house, including the family patriarch Big Jim, a radicalized Baptist minister determined to use the situation to save his gay son, Jim Jr., from the clutches of sin. As the family tries to make it through the day, beliefs are challenged and truths surface that change all of their lives. (Drama) *AEA

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 1:00pm

Running Time: 105 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

The Eye

THE EYE OF THE WAKE by Chima Chikazunga. Following the death of her father, Elaine confronts both his and her deepest, darkest secret. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 8:15pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 3:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Funny Blood

THE FUNNY THING ABOUT BLOOD written and directed by Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in collaboration with the cast. Assistant directed by Becca Silbert. In a political climate where we seem to be moving only backwards, how can glitter and lollipops and one of the most controversial topics in women's rights - through clown and stand up - make you smile? (An abortion comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 7:00pm; Sat 8/06, 5:45pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Greatest

THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE by Rebecca Dzida, directed by Carl Randolph; starring Emily Cerwonka and Matt Blanchard. It's the first day of school. All Miss C wants to do is teach, but situations outside the classroom keep getting in her way. (Dark Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:15pm; Thurs 7/21, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

House Setting Sun

THE HOUSE OF THE SETTING SUN by Thomas Blakeley; starring Sara Bruno, Julie Jeon, and Thomas Blakeley. The last surviving member of a prominent Georgia family invites Madame Eudora, a sideshow fortuneteller, to his decaying southern plantation in an attempt to divine who murdered his long-dead parents. (Musical)

Performance Schedule: Sat 7/30, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:45pm; Sun 8/07, 6:00pm

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Museum

THE MUSEUM AT CLIFTON PARK by Cody Beltis, directed by Jasia Ries; starring Jasia Ries, Daniel Conroy, Vanessa Agovida, and Alyssa Krompier. The owner of a small museum is interviewed by a local journalist about his medley of artifacts, but the interview turns into a heated investigation about his personal history and even history itself. Meanwhile, two troubled high school students go inside the museum for an art history project. The sets of characters brush past each other in a comedic drama about the idea of historical truth. 

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 5:45pm; Sun 7/24, 7:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Nose

THE NOSE by Kit Goldstein Grant, directed by Lacy Reily, music director Matthew Bennis, book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant; starring Christopher Michaels, Jo Walker, and Adrian Rifat. Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol. A man's nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general -- what a lot of nonsense! (Children’s Musical)

Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 1:00pm; Sat 8/06, 11:00am; Sun 8/07, 12:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Post Modernist

THE POST-MODERNIST by Mona Curtis. (Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 8:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes.

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Pull of the Moon

THE PULL OF THE MOON by Paige Zubel, directed by John Steiger and Sophia Grasso; starring Jenny Boot. Framed in a college professor’s lecture on the cycle of waves, couple Erin and Kaleb struggle to keep their relationship afloat when the lasting effects of trauma are crashing down around them. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

70 Years Old

THE SEVENTY YEAR OLD BRIDE by Marshaline Letcher.

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Y2K

THE Y2K PLAY by Sean Pollock, directed by Melanie Hublard Hershman. On January 1st, 2000, two people wake up in a pile of diffused technology and rubble and discover the world has ended because of the Y2K bug. However, an otherworldly creature called "The Nurvula" appears and grants them the opportunity transcend time and prevent Y2K from ever happening--but can they rise to the challenge? The Y2K Play is a play about time travel, the multiverse, and the role of technology in our everyday lives. (Science Fiction)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/28, 8:30pm; Sat 7/30, 3:00pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Truth

TRUTH OF A CAUSE by Rafi Abramowitz, directed by Gadi Rubin, co-directed by Zack Abramowitz. When a DIII baseball player gets a chance to play for Duke, he must choose between his dreams and his brother. Framed around a woman's quest towards self-forgiveness, this dramatic-comedy tackles depression, love, and family. (Dramatic Comedy)

Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 7:15pm; Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 3:00pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Women Seeks

WOMAN SEEKS GOD by Laure Porché, directed by Kate Szekely; starring Laure Porché. A young woman's quest for meaning intersects with her ancestor's quest for a home in this solo about existential loneliness and the need for God. When being human turns out to be more than we can chew, when magic wands are broken and letters come back unopened, where can we find enough hope to sustain us? An exploration through time, movement and words. (Solo Act)

Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:15pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Yossarian

YOSSARIAN AND BARDAMU by Hongyi Tian.

Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 7:45pm; Fri 7/22, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 2:45pm

Running Time: 30 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

 
John Chatterton presents
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MITF SUMMER VARIETY consists of programs featuring traditional cabaret performers, tributes to Broadway musicals, singer-songwriters, variety acts, and a little rock-and-roll.

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters,
312 W. 36th Street, NY
Come Join MITF SUMMER VARIETY!!!

Dig DIG: A major archaeological discovery is about to be unearthed. Will it be amazing or something that should have remained hidden forever? Joins us at the dig site to find out in this improvised adventure as we discover what lies buried below. Just remember to be careful what you dig for. Directed by Curt Dixon; starring Robert Baumgardner, Bill Berg, Nannette Deasy, Brianna Lee, Cedric Lilly, Jamie Maloney, and Marcia Sofley. Featuring Tym Moss. (Improv)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.
Amy GUTLESS & GRATEFUL: Gutless & Grateful is the one-woman musical autobiography of Amy Oestreicher, who takes her audience on a comedic journey of hope, resilence and gratitude after a blood clot caused her stomach to literally explode at 18 years old.

Performance Dates: Sat 8/06, 8:30pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
JAMES WARREN: You’ve Been James’d! Chasing the Impossible With Magician James Warren (Magic)

Performance Dates: Thurs 7/28, 8:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Grey M CENTER VOCALS: GREY IS THE NEW BLACK (Cabaret)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/23, 9:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Phil PHIL BROOKS: PHIL-CETIOUS. Why yes, that is a pun on the word facetious; which is the tone you can expect from Phil as he shares more New York stories. (Standup)

Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm; Sat 8/06, 10:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
Vickie VICKIE PHILLIPS: A Carousel of Colors With Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Vickie brings back all the magic in her return MITF encore performance of international European genius composers Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill and Charles Aznavour! (Cabaret)

Performance Dates: Sun 7/17, 7:00pm

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.
MITF: SUMMER/Staged Readings

3 THE HARD WAY by Chima Chikazunga. After years of therapy dealing with her sons untimely death in 9/11, a grieving mother’s newfound peace is compromised when her sons widow is introduced to his mistress. Truths unravel that cannot be ignored. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/22, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Regent

BECOMING REGENT by Leo Rockas. (Historical Drama)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

Train

TRAIN by Marshaline Letcher, directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 120 minutes

Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

Why -nowhere

WHY ARE YOU NOWHERE? by Ethan Warren. A family reunion takes a turn for the frighteningly surreal with the arrival of two mysterious strangers. (Drama)

Performance Schedule: Thurs 8/04, 2-5:00pm

Running Time: 120 minutes

Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

MITF SUMMER/SPL

PROGRAM A (Saturday, July 16, 7pm - Sunday, July, 17, 4pm)
Brick Brick Juncture by Nick DeSimone. Love birds, Haley and Nelson, are in Heaven when they move into their Chelsea apartment, but when they disagree on an exposed brick wall, their incompatibilities are exposed, making their first day in the new place a living Hell.
MITF logo Fear of a Mundane Life by John Ladd.
Natural Natural Rarities Up For Bid by Phil Paradis, directed by Albert Baker. A futuristic auction raises funds to develop food from petroleum.
Talk Back Talk Back by Howard Margulies, directed by Michael Beckett; starring Mary Dillon and Dov Tiefenbach. A world-famous playwright experiences the most painful interview of his career. And it kind of gets worse from there.
Venus Venus Hottentot by Ayshia Elizabeth Stephenson, directed by Ayshia E. Stephenson; starring Talya Sogoba, Callum LaFrance, and Leah Mertes. In this tragicomedy, possession of the body comes to the 21st Century.
MITF logo The Blind Date by Joe Starzyk.
Oldest man Australia's Oldest Man by Kieran Carroll, directed by Clara Pagone; starring Timothy McCown-Reynolds and Clara Pagone. A black comedy about a hilariously grotesque 148 year-old man obsessed with Swedish pornography and annoying the Australian government.
PROGRAM B (Saturday, July 16, 9pm - Sunday, July 17, 2pm)
Lies Lies In-between by Ellany Kincross, directed by Adam Chisnall; starring Ellany Kincross. Jeremy and Marlena are dealing with an infidelity in their marriage. Is each one of them saying what they truly mean or what they think the other wants to hear?
The Locals The Locals by Emily Dinova, directed by Gregory Cioffi; starring Emily Dinova. "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough."- Fran Lebowitz.
No One Saved me No One Saved Me by Leigh Fitzjames.
Swipe Swipe "Hell No" by Fatima Cadet-Diaby.
Alzheimer's Diary by Steve Gold, directed by Gyunhyeong Kim; starring Unhee Kim, Jiin Han,      and Kalley Hong. Fog...always fog.
Battery Battery Saver by Lilia Shrayfer. Two Live Millennials. Two Dead Phones. One Chance. 
Hiding Bodies Hiding Bodies by Bear Kosik, directed by Bear Kosik; starring Cheryl Brumley. Hiding bodies means you're having a kick@ss week!