Want to see some DIRTY OLD MEN?

WorkShop’s own, Sandy Moore, and his incredible Dirty Old Men- NYC, return to Klub 45 @ Connolly’s – Friday, August 25th @ 9pm.

Featuring a great mix of old school rock radio favorites, blues, R&B, soul and great originals you’re down for a rocking 45 minute set.

Connolly’s also features great food and drink.  $10 cover. Hot town, and hot summer music!!! @ The Klub 45 room @ Connolly’s, 121 West 45th Street 3rd floor (bet. 6th & Broadway).

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Feast on the new Greg Oliver Bodine one-act in “Small Plates IV: A Full Night of Short Plays”

One Night Only!

The terrific and prolific playwright, Greg Oliver Bodine, has teamed up with other prominent  WorkShop members, director extraordinaire DeLisa M. White and the talented actor, Jason Howard for a short adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN in an evening of other one-acts at Guild Hall on East 29 St. next Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7pm.

Offering various resources and forms of assistance since 1923, the Episocopal Actor’s Guild, EAG, is a wonderful not-for-profit organization that has been helping theatre artists flourish and, in some cases, literally survive.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Since seating is limited, RSVPs by phone or email are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Here’s everything you need to know:

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Small Plates IV: A Full Night of Short Plays
An entertaining night of short plays with a menu that is sure to satisfy all varieties of tastes and cravings! Featuring pieces by Laurel Lockhart, Greg Oliver Bodine, Omar M’Sai, and Eileen Geis Lacy. The menu will include:

MONSTER’S LAMENT by Greg Oliver Bodine
Adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel of Gothic horror, FRANKENSTEIN.
Directed by DeLisa M. White
Featuring: Jason Howard and Greg Oliver Bodine.

THE BUS SHELTER by Laurel A. Lockhart
Destinations take an unexpected turn when two strangers
meet at a bus shelter.
Directed by Laurel A. Lockhart
Featuring: Cam Kornman and Donna Roesel

THE ELMS by Eileen Lacy
Directed by Douglas Willen
Featuring: Eileen Lacy & Susan Glantz Slatin

A wine and cheese reception will follow.

WHEN: Thursday, August 24 at 7 PM

WHERE: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild
1 E 29th St, New York, New York 10016

TICKETS: $15 Members | $20 Non-members
RSVP: office@actorsguild.org | 212-685-2927

 

Kate Braden and A REAL BOY

WorkShop’s wonderful actress, Katie Braden, is now performing in Ivy Theatre Company’s production of A Real Boy by Stephen Kaplan at 59E59 running through the end of August!

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A Real Boy is the story of two puppets who adopt a human child. When the young boy starts growing strings, his kindergarten teacher takes it upon herself to save him. This satiric play explores life for those on the fringe of society and the tensions that arise when others try to fix their “problems.”

Talkbacks are scheduled after the following performances:

Friday, August 18 7:30 pm – with playwright Stephen Kaplan & cast

Sunday, August 20 3:30 pm – with playwright Stephen Kaplan, director Audrey Alford, & cast

Friday, August 25 7:30 pm – with puppet builder Eric Wright from The Puppet Kitchen, puppet family, & cast

59E59 Members log in to access your Member discount, or phone the Member line at (646) 892-7999

Hope to see you there!

Tony Travostino is a draw with LINES IN THE SAND

Talented and versatile WorkShop Theater Company Artist, Tony Travostino, is enchanting audiences with his latest role of Tom, an ex-con.

Opening Wednesday and through Sunday in the Jewel Box, LINES IN THE SAND was previously done in Cape Cod this past March, and a festival in Dublin in May.

LINES IN THE SAND is a two person play about a sexually confused teen and his encounter with an older man.  I’ve attached below some of the best quotes from reviews it received from its premiere in Cape Cod, but it was also selected for this year’s Dublin International Gay Play Festival, where Tony and his co-star were co-awarded Best Actor in the festival.

Performances are at Workshop Theater’s Jewel Box Theater on West 36th Street:

Wednesday, August 16, 8pm [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, August 17, 8pm
Friday, August 18, 8pm [special $10 tickets; use code TOSOS]
Saturday, August 19, 4pm [special $10 tickets; use code TOSOS]
Saturday, August 19, 8pm
Sunday, August 20, 2pm

Here’s link for tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020966

 

 

 

SUPERTOPIA is SUPER FUN

The prolific Laura Hirschberg’s, new SUPERTOPIA, opens this weekend at Summit Rock in Central Park.  And because theater is delightfully ephemeral, the show closes next weekend.  That means you’ve got just a handful of chances to see this wonderful piece that’s been in development the past year and a half:

Preview performance August 10th at 6:30pm
Performances FridaySunday August 11th-20th at 6:30pm
Summit Rock, Central Park (B or C train to 81st St)


An original, heartfelt adventure for all ages, Supertopia centers around a group of remarkable, super-powered people in a new land where heroes aren’t unique, and no one is in need of saving. Accountable to no one but themselves, the nine settlers of Supertopia struggle with the responsibility of creating a better world and the impossible, incredible choices that come with great power. Everyday Inferno’s fifth annual Central Park show imagines the lush, isolated beauty of Summit Rock as an uncharted wilderness, full of possibility. Join us for an astonishing summer evening, as we build new worlds in our own shared backyard.

Enter the park at the 81st St / Central Park West Entrance.  Take the first path you encounter on your left – this will bring you up a short winding hill, which will bring you  directly to the performance space.

Rich Orloff’s MEN OVERBOARD Sept 17 Sunday@Six

See how it’s done!

On Sept 17, there will be a Sundays@Six reading of Rich Orloff’s new play MEN OVERBOARD.  The play, which blends Orloff’s comedic and dramatic writing voices, was developed through readings at the Monday night writers meetings.

Save the date and hope you can come. 

The Sundays@Six Series Reading in The Jewel Box Theater is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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When you’re fighting for a child’s soul, what rules apply?  A New York Bar Mitzvah brings together three Jewish brothers (a politician, a therapist, and a Buddhist monk), their fading but forceful father, the politician’s 13-year-old son (who doubts he’s ready to become a man), and the boy’s Bar Mitzvah tutor (a woman who loves the boy and possibly one of his uncles).  MEN OVERBOARD is Rich Orloff’s boldest mix of comedy and drama as it asks, “What makes a man?”

No Reserved Seating! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure seating. Moderator: Susan Izatt

 

Don’t Miss DEAR JANE, Directed by Katrin Hilbe

Katrin Hilbe – take a bow!

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Director, Katrin Hilbe, after the show.

Creative and inspiring, Katrin’s excellent direction has been seen in both the United States and in Europe. Her production of R. Strauss’ Salome for New Orleans Opera won Best Opera Production and St Joan, by Julia Pascal, won best direction and adaptation at the Dublin International Gay Theater Festival with the Hilton Edwards Award.

Now she wows Off-Broadway with Dear Jane,. Written by Joan Beber, and based on her life, Katrin weaves a beautiful, delicate and detailed tapestry with her imaginative, swift and exciting direction.

The show is at the Howard Clurman on Theater Row through August 26th. For info and tickets: http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/clurman-theater/theater.php

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Having a grand time at Dear Jane,!