NEWvember New Plays Festival 2014
(images from NEWvember 2014)
With nearly 500 plays received via blind submission and reviewed by our panel of seventeen readers, Tangent Theatre Company and AboutFACE Ireland proudly presented the fourth NEWvember festival (Nov. 6 - 9, 2014), an electric weekend of new works brought to life via rehearsed readings and written by these six fantastic playwrights:
Ryan Sprague, Jessica Moss, Samantha Charlip,
Shawna Casey, Jan Rosenberg, Caitlin Saylor Stephens
Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 8pm
The Soldier's Daughter
by Ryan Sprague
Astoria, New York
In the wake of her Army father's death, Carly befriends Jasper. Secrets slowly rise up, showing that her father may not be the war hero he was once perceived to be.
with Rosalind Ashford*, Summer Corrie, Ben Fundis, Paul Nugent*, Amie Tedesco*; stage directions Michael Rhodes*, directed by Anna Nugent*
Friday, Nov. 7 @ 8pm
Next to Him
by Jessica Moss
Ash is struggling to fit in at school, until he makes a new friend, Peter. And then things get really interesting, in this drama about what it means to be different.
with Samuel Hoeksema, John Charles McLaughlin*, Brenny Rabine*
stage directions Steven Young, directed by Michael Rhodes
Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 2pm
by Samantha Charlip
Brooklyn, New York
A self-improvement workshop at a second rate amusement park forces two park employees to overcome debilitating emotional paralysis and attempt to change their lives.
with Ben Fundis, Kelsey Landon*, Michael Rhodes
stage directions Steven Young, directed by Paul Nugent
Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm -- SOLD OUT (stand by list available)
by Shawna Casey
Los Angeles, California
A fantastical rom-com that takes a look at love from the standpoint of life, death and romantically-skewed physics in a surreal metropolitan hospital.
with Jacob Horstmeier, Amy Lemon* Olson, Teresa Meza*, Anna Nugent, Paul Nugent, Brenny Rabine, Jared Reinmuth*; stage directions Steven Young, directed by Michael Rhodes
Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2pm
Do Not Leave Unattended
by Jan Rosenberg
Ardsley, New York
Eddie has a dangerous new playmate who brings wild company with him. A darkly funny look at what constitutes family and the lengths we'll go to preserve it.
with Ben Fundis, Samuel Hoeksema, Anna Nugent, Paul Nugent, Michael Rhodes; stage directions Steven Young, directed by Amy Lemon Olson
Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 6pm
Two Men Missing in the Hudson River
by Caitlin Saylor Stephens
Brooklyn, New York
After an epic night of partying, Mike and Greg find themselves at the bottom of the Hudson River. A search party is thrown on behalf of the living. Are the two men forever gone or are they just missing?
with Samuel Hoeksema, Jacob Horstmeier, Kelsey Landon, Teresa Meza, Paul Nugent, Amie Tedesco; stage directions Amy Lemon Olson, directed by Anna Nugent
Meet the acting ensemble:
* Member Actors' Equity Association
p r e s e n t e d b y
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November 6 - 9, 2014
at the Carpenter Shop Theater
60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY
for more details and to read about the playwrights, visit the festival website: newvemberfestival.com
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid Hudson.
Thank you to our 2014 sponsors
Ann & Ward Miller
Winter Sun/Summer Moon
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