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11 seconds of ecstasy!
An allegory from Bubulinos’ Dreams Connected Series

An ETdC Projects’ Lab Production benefiting The Children’s Aid Society Philip Coltoff Center

Created, Written and Directed by: Roi Escudero

A provocative eco-musical embodied in a performance-art piece. A voyage into the daring reality of an alienated world dominated by media phenomena, its virtual reality and its mass hysteria. It is based in realismo magico, transformation art, the theatre of cruelty’s awareness, and the irreverent humor of the absurd. It combines live performance with multimedia that recycles retro, cinéma-vérité, silent melodrama, horror movies, radio, TV shows and old musical hits: cha-cha-cha, swing, hip-hop and tango!

Winner Outstanding Use of Projections, Special Effects And/or Multi Media: Roi Escudero

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play

Nominated Outstanding Director : Roi Escudero

Nominated Outstanding Choreography: Richard Stevens, Mika Oyaizu and Alex Orzeck-Byrnes and Roi Escudero

Nominated Outstanding Sound Design: Roi Escudero

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: Andy Chmelko

4 1/2 HOURS: ACROSS THE STONES OF FIRE

Produced by The Coal Free Future Project benefiting The Appalachian Community Fund

Written by Jeff Biggers

Directed by Stephanie Pistello

Films & Visuals by Ben Evans

When Marie and Hovie’s 150-year-old family homestead is threatened by a planned mountaintop removal operation they must come to grips with their conflicting fates. Will their love for each other and the land survive an epic journey “Across the Stones of Fire?”

Winner Greener Planet Award: Jeff Biggers and Stephanie Pistello

Nominated Outstanding Use of Projections, Special Effects And/or Multi Media : Ben Evans

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress : Stephanie Pistello

A BROWN MONKEY GOES TO MCDONALD’S

A Sahil Farooqi production benefiting Democracy Now!

Written and Performed by Sahil Farooqi

Directed by Regie Cabico

Sahil Farooqi starred in Sundance Channel’s “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

“Listen to me, these monkeys are not afraid, they will snatch your McDonald’s burger and eat it in the corner and Starbucks will be their new water.”

Sahil Farooqi performs the New York premier of his powerful and funny solo show based on his semi-autobiographical journey of an immigrant. A Brown Monkey Goes To McDonald’s reveals the stories and dreams of a boy moving to America and his continuous search for cultural identity and acceptance in western society. But in the post 9/11 world his dreams of America are changed forever.

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show

Nominated Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show: Sahil Farooq

A DREAM ABOUT SUNFLOWERS

A Howling Moon Cab Comany production benefiting Doctors Without Borders

Written by Jonathan Wallace

Directed by Amber Gallery

Tom, the unwilling CEO of an international organization, Geeks Without Borders, struggles with his feelings for a badly wounded ex-employee, while coming to terms with the death of his brother. A drama about the tragic effects of good intentions, and whether love is possible without compassion.

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Aaron Davis

Are You There, Zeus? It’s Me, Electra.

Presented by On The Fritz Productions benefiting The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation
A New Tragicomedy Written and Directed by Aliza Shane

Electra is angry, ruthless, and hell-bent on revenge.
Too bad she’s only 16…

Electra’s determined to avenge her father’s death. Unfortunately, she’s a powerless hormonal teenager, with just a Greek chorus that won’t go away. She’ll need to lead a motley crew to set her plot in motion. But will vengeance lead to happiness? And why does puberty have to be so tragic?

Winner Planet Activist Award: Erin Winebark

Winner Outstanding Director: Aliza Shane

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival, Adaptation or Sequel (previously published/or adapted script) Nominated for Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revival or Sequel: Aliza Shane

Nominated Outstanding Choreography: Laura Hirshberg, Matthew Rini, Chanda Calentine and Aliza Shane

Nominated Outstanding Costume Design: David Moyer

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play : James David Larson

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play : Kerri Ford

Nominated Outstanding Postcard

BJ: A MUSICAL ROMP

Produced by Peter and Matt’s Production Company benefiting the Organic Consumers Association

Book & Lyrics by Peter Dagger

Music by Eric Jarboe

Directed by Matt Britten

It’s the first day of college! And for Benyamin Jeremiah, that means leaving his over-protective mother, attending school outside his home, and – gulp – talking to girls. Join BJ, his beer-guzzling roommate, an innocent mathlete, an orally-fixated seductress, and a gay RA, as they learn to go down…a different road.

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event

Winner Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics: Peter Dagger and Eric Jarboe

Winner Outstanding Choreography: Kim Hale

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical or Play with Music: Susan McBrien

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Andrew Redlawsk

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Kate Bodenheimer and Tro Shaw

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical or Play with Music: Tramaine Montell Ford and William Goulet Kean

Nominated Outstanding Ensemble: The Cast of BJ: A Musical Romp

Kate Bodenheimer, Tramaine Montell Ford, William Goulet Kean, Andrew Relawsk, Susan McBrien, and Tro Shaw

CAKE

A Felipe Ossa production benefiting The Resource Foundation

Written by Felipe Ossa

Directed by Leah Bonvissuto

It’s 1999 and pundit Dana Dunnigan is on the left’s most-hated list. But she never expected to be subdued by a poisoned shoulder pad and a crossbow-wielding queer. What’s more, she’s kidnapped. Whether her captors are delusional or brilliant, Dana’s in for a showdown with her politics — and her past.

Winner Congeniality: Leah Bonvisutto and Felipe Ossa

Winner Outstanding Lead Actress: Ramona Floyd

Winner Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Dan Shaked

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: Felipe Ossa

Nominated Outstanding Director: Leah Bonvissuto

Nominated Outstanding Choreography: Ian Roettger

Nominated Outstanding Program

CLANDESTINE

Produced by NewGround Theatre Company benefiting Women In Need (WIN)

It’s a secret.

PLAYWRIGHTS: Glory Bowen, Ann Gillespie, Alex Goldberg, Duncan Pflaster, Nandita Shenoy and Jonathan Wallace

DIRECTORS: Luke Harlan, Cindy N. Kawasaki, Rachel Klein and Michael Schwartz

ACTORS: Teisha Bader, Rosebud Baker and Mariel Matero

Rosebud Baker starred in Sundance Channel’s “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

Winner Planet Activist Award: Mariel Matero

Winner Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production: Rosebud Baker

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act or Monologue

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting Short Form: Alex Goldberg, Duncan Pflaster, Nandita Shenoy  and Johnathan Wallace

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production: Matt Carr, Eugene Oh, and Dominic Spillane

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production : Jessica Pohly

DANNY

Produced by White Rabbit Theatre and Kim M. Jones benefiting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

A comedy with drama buried six feet under written and directed by Andrew Rothkin

Every April 26th, this motley group of old college friends gathers for food, laughter, stories and songs, and to honor their gifted Danny…all by the side of his grave. This year, their sweet celebration will be rocked to its core. And so will each of them.

Winner Planet Activist Award: Andrew Rothkin and Kim M. Jones

Winner Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Amada Anderson

Nominated Outstanding Scenic Design: Starlet Jacobs

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: James Pravaslis

DECADENT ACTS

Produced by Co-op Theatre East benefiting Democracy Now!

Written and directed by Ashley Marinaccio

Set in late 1980s New York City, Decadent Acts chronicles the story of a lesbian couple struggling against legislated discrimination. When television personality Farah White falls fatally ill, her partner, professor Jolene Shatila, along with their daughter Nicole, are faced with unexpected challenges that will change their lives forever. Decadent Acts spotlights the harsh reality of discriminatory regulations against same-sex partners. With the push for full equality building momentum across the country, this play couldn’t be timelier.

Winner Planet Activist Award: Ashley Marinaccio

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress: Anna Savant

DIG & BE DUG: THE GOSPEL OF LORD BUCKLEY

Produced by INTERPROD Theatre benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels

Written and Performed by Ryan Knowles

Directed by David Kraft

Music Arrangements by Peter Saxe

A Hipster/Stoner holds a religious ceremony in his apartment to praise the gospel of genre-defying comedian & spoken-word icon: Lord Buckley.  Part British royalty, part Southern preacher, His Lordship was a Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat.  2009 Planet Award winner Ryan Knowles performs the world premiere of his high-energy comedic solo show.

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show

Winner Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show: Ryan Knowles

Nominated Outstanding Use of Projections, Special Effects And/or Multi Media Event: David Kraft

Nominated for Outstanding Band, Orchestra or Musician: Peter Saxe

Nominated: Outstanding Program

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

An EJ Rocks/Erin Jividen production benefiting National Eating Disorder Association

Written and Performed by Erin Jividen

Directed by Angela Astle

Written entirely in Def Jam Poetry, spoken word and music, this courageous One Woman Musical redefines our favorite fairy tale heroines and asks the question, Does Happily Ever After Really Exist? It’s Shocking yet Whimsical. Familiar yet totally Unexpected. Heart Wrenching yet Life Affirming.

These are the REAL stories behind the Fairy Tales.

FOX TALES

A Gabrielle Fox production benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

An Evening of One-Acts Written by Gabrielle Fox

Directed by Tony Howarth

Winfluence, The Graveyard Shift and Good Friday

Three new one-act plays explore relationships between opposites. Two office assistants in a shared space, a drag queen and a red neck in a cemetery, a down and out woman and a biblical theme park character all struggle to overcome their differences, whether they want to or not.

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act or Monologue

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production: Donna James

GOOD LONELY PEOPLE

Produced by MTWorks benefiting PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Written by Carol Carpenter

Directed by Diánna Martin

On election night, while the only white democratic family in Bush oil country holds an Obama party, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of “family.” Winner Audience Favorite Award at The 2010 National NewBorn Festival.

Winner Planet Activist Award: David Stallings

Winner Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: Carol Carpenter

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Susan Wallack

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress: Misti Tindiglia

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Trip Plymale

GREEN!

Produced by The Mistake and The Icky House Club benefiting Early Stages

In the spirit of Monty Python, The Monkees, and the Paterson administration, the award-winning sketch comedy troupe The Mistake, and harmony vocal group The Icky House Club (featuring award-winning songwriter Mickey Zetts), combine to give you Green!  Watch them skewer faux-environmentalists, musical trends, and themselves! Mayhem ensues!

Winner for Outstanding Band, Orchestra and/or Musician: Mickey Zetts and Ryan Cox

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical or Play with Music: Andrew Martin

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical or Play with Music: Paula Galloway

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical or Play with Music: Fiona Choi

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical or Play with Music: Ryan Cox

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event

Nominated Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics: Ken Scudder and Mickey Zetts

his beauty

Produced by Ashley Jacobson benefiting Sanctuary for Families

Written by Ashley Jacobson

Directed by Nadine Friedman

Interweaving text from Marilyn Frye, Beat poetry and Nabokov’s “Lolita,” his beauty is a dark comedy that centers on physical beauty as a source of obsession, oppression and seduction. This play follows four people as they intersect one night – and use each other to satisfy their own desires at any cost.

Winner Greener Planet Award: Nadine Friedman and Jonathan Cottle

Winner Outstanding Scenic Design: Jonathan Cottle

Nominated Outstanding Director: Nadine Friedman

Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design: Johnathan Cottle and Danny Abalos

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: James B. Kennedy

HOURGLASS & ONE HAND CLAPPING

Hourglass

Produced by Richard L. Gaw benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Written by Richard L. Gaw

Directed by Rose Ginsberg

For the past 40 years, writer Myra Goldman has been a leading activist and intellectual voice on the American landscape. Her memoirs, typed by Nell Finch, a young graduate student, reveal both her accomplished life and, eventually, the truest portrait of the artist behind her words.

&

One Hand Clapping

Written and Directed by Adam Samtur

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, can it hatch a scheme to put an end to the human race? Find out in this uproarious absurdist comedy which will “leaf” you “pine-ing” for more.

Winner Outstanding Playwriting Short Form: Richard L. Gaw

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production: Missy Hernandez

I DON’T WANT TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS

Produced by Emma Koenig benefiting Girls, Inc.

Written and Directed by Emma Koenig

Cast: Peter Caporal, Matt Connolly, Emma Koenig, Caitlin McInerney, Nicole Pursell, and Peter Rothbard

Stage Manager: Molly Gillis

Set and Light Designers: Stiven Luka and Will Moody

One conventional couple (just like you) is about to find out just how much pressure there is on modern-day relationships.  Having just met, these characters will have to face their fundamental differences in gender, sex, relationships and their mutual need to know, “What exactly comes next?”

Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design: Stiven Luka and Will Moody

Nominated Outstanding Program

LINER NOTES

Produced by (re:) Directions Theatre Company benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Written by John Patrick Bray

Directed by Erin Smiley

A Rock and Roll legend’s suicide leads his daughter, Alice, to the door of the man who knew him best and hated him most: his first guitarist. Can Alice bring George back to his Rock-and-Roll roots? Can George’s memories of Alice’s father bring her peace?

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: John Patrick Bray

Nominated Outstanding Sound Design: Martha Goode

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress: Kathryn Elizabeth Lawson

Nominated Outstanding Postcard

LOVE ME

Produced by Funny….Sheesh Productions benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Written by Jason S. Grossman

Directed by Daryl Boling

Underachieving writer/motivational speaker Charlie Styptic is mired in a lifelong love life slump. Forever lovesick yet chronically self-effacing, he’s haplessly counseled by a simpleminded sidekick and a newly befriended womanizer. Will he ever find love or be eternally controlled by the incessantly critical voice in his head?

Winner Congeniality: Jason Grossman

Winner Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: Jason S. Grossman

Winner Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Kaira Klueber

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: Aaron Rossini

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Jeff Wills

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Daina Stefanie Scahtz

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: James Cichewicz

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Laura Schwinninger

Nominated Outstanding Ensemble: The Cast of Love Me

James Cichewicz*, Kaira Klueber, Ridley Parson, Aaron Rossini*, Daina Stefanie Schatz*, Laura Schwenninger*, Victoria Watson* and Jeff Wills*

MADE FOR EACH OTHER

Benefiting Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Written by Monica Bauer

Directed by John FitzGibbon

Starring John Fico*

What kind of man proposes marriage on the first date, and what kind of man says “yes”? “Made for Each Other” is drama with comedy about sex, love, and the power of memory. One actor plays a pair of lovers, each with a memory that guides him.

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show

Nominated Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show: John Fico

MANHATTAN PROJECT

A Mush-room Theatre Design production benefiting Coalition for the Homeless

Written by Ricardo Garcia

Translated by Adolfo Perez Alvarez

Directed and Designed by Oscar A. Mendoza

Musical Direction: Xavier Paez Haubold

The scientific community from Los Alamos is preparing for the first testing of the atomic bomb in New Mexico. One of the main protagonists, a mature WOMAN who is invited to a TV show for an interview, pretends to be more personal than professional in an attempt to reveal the intimate side of scientific people. This weaves a story of love and treachery as explosive as the historic preamble that launches the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

As Ricardo Garcia said about his play, “At its depths, perhaps “Manhattan Project” would be no more than a melodrama that the author and the interviewer disguise as a scientific dissertation due to matters of modesty.”

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play

Winner: Outstanding Direction: Oscar Mendoza

Winner Outstanding Lead Actor: Paul Daily

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress: Danielle Patsakos

Nominated Outstanding Ensemble: The Cast of The Manhattan Project

Jeffery Steven Allen*, Paul Daily, Christopher Diaz,  Barbara Mundy*, Fumi Nakamura and Danielle Patsakos.

Nominated Outstanding Sound Design: Oscar Mendoza

Nominated Outstanding Scenic Design: Oscar Mendoza and Gabrielle Pepin

Winner Outstanding Use of Projections, Special Effects And/or Multi Media: Gabriel Comrie Pepin

MARRIED PLUS ONE

Produced by Dr. Dorothy Productions benefiting Longchamp Charities

Written by Dorothy Marcic

Directed by Michelle Best

What happens when you interrupt a couple’s romantic/reconciling mountain get-away with a grown child turning up in a crisis of his own, along with his mentally-challenged, rageful, teenage daughter?  Cracks in the marriage surface as loyalties shift back and forth, while anger and resentment build, leading to a shocking conclusion.

Winner Congeniality: Michael Roderick

RECOVERY

A Mark J. Williams production benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Written by Mark J. Williams

Directed by Alex Mallory

A man given a conditional second chance. A woman looking for something to live for. A doctor returning to work in the wake of a personal tragedy. And the good-hearted nurse trying to save them all. Welcome to Recovery, a modern love story of discovery, adventure and redemption.

Winner Planet Activist Award: Mark J. Williams

Winner Outstanding Lead Actress: Elena Zazanis

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: Mark J. Williams

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: Jonathan Holtzman

Nominated Outstanding Postcard

SMALL BITES: A SMORGASBORD OF ONE-ACT COMEDIES

Produced by Tribe Productions benefiting The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Written and Directed by J.C. Svec

The pressures of the decision making process, the disappearance of a favorite food or the details of planning a perfect dinner are just the appetizers for Small Bites, a collection of stories that explore how food affects the human condition in cultural, social and, yes, even historical situations.

Winner Congeniality: JC Svec and the entire Small Bites team

Winner: Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act or Monologue

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production: Rob Gelberg

SUNRISE, SUNSET OR BREAKFAST WITH JULIA

A Diva Duo production benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter

Written and Performed by Julia Sandra Rand*

Directed by Nicole Potter

A powerful and poignant one character play written during the last year of Julia’s ten year journey with her mother Eva and Alzheimer’s.  It is a glimpse into the isolated world of the caregiver.  It is about hope and survival, tears and laughter, the circle of life-sunrise to sunset.

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Winner Planet Activist Award: Julia Sandra Rand

Winner Outstanding Program

 

thank you, dark’caitlynn by helen langley,’

By kate imbruglio

Two comedies about the agony and the ecstasy of putting up a play.

Written by Jonathan Wallace

Performed, Directed and Designed by the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Interns.

THE GREEN KNIGHT

A Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady production benefiting 826NYC

Written by Brian Rady

Directed by Jeremy Bloom

He came to Camelot on Christmas Eve. The green knight, his green horse, his great green axe. A beautiful being, and terrifying, but he knew what justice was. And perhaps justice is greater than the grail. A story of man and beast, and man and woman, newly adapted for the stage.

Winner Greener Planet Award: Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rand

Winner Outstanding Costume Design: Erin Schultz

Winner Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Catherine Lefrer

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival, Adaptation or Sequel (previously published/or adapted script)

Nominated for Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revial or Sequel: Brian Rady

Nominated Outstanding Director: Jeremy Bloom

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: Brett Aresco

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Joyce Miller

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Scott Morse

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Produced by G-Money Productions benefiting The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Written by Oscar Wilde

Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Glory Bowen

A painter, Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of his muse, the handsome young man named Dorian Gray. Upon the completion of the portrait, Dorian’s wish that the painting would grow old, and not he, is mysteriously granted. Set in the late 1800’s, Oscar Wilde’s tale explores the superficial nature of society, and the value of youth and beauty.

Winner: Outstanding Production of an Adaptation, Revial or Sequel

Winner Outstanding Lighting Design: Yuriy Nayer

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Eric Percival

Winner Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Timothy McDonough

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Walter Brandes

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor: Adam Barrie

Nominated for Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revival or Sequel

Nominated Outstanding Costume/Make-up Design: Irma Escobar and Christina Hurtado

Nominated Outstanding Sound Design: Jacob Subtonik

Nominated Outstanding Scenic Design: Craig Napolielo

THE RIVERSIDE SYMPHONY

Produced by Ignited States Production Company benefiting The Children’s Aid Society

Written by Michael Niederman

Directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond

The Riverside Symphony charts the progression of love, creativity, and rebirth in New York City. From teenagers afraid of the future, to a couple salvaging their marriage, to a bohemian anachronism pining for past glories, everyone in Riverside are struggling to change their lives before it is too late.

Winner Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production: Michael Gnat

Nominated: Walkabout: Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act or Monologue

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting Short Form: Michael Niederman

Nominated Outstanding Scenic Design: Stephe Dobay

Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design: Jake DeGroot

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production: Liz Douglas

THE SIX MONTH CURE

Produced by Daydream Theatre Company benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research

Written by Lenny Schwartz

Directed by Norah Turnham

In this all-female comedic drama Kate, a middle aged lesbian meets Mandy, a lost soul. Together they share a journey cross country to California for the biggest comic book convention in the world. The road they take is filled with memory, bad food, heartbreak and hope.

Nominated Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script: Lenny Schwartz

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Amelia Campbell

THE THYME OF THE SEASON

Produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions benefiting Planned Parenthood

Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster

A new sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Titania and Oberon need to pay their Hallowe’en tithe to hell, they need to find a human soul. Helena is pregnant, Demetrius thinks she’s cheating, and Bottom has become famous.  Everyone goes into the forest again, but will they come back out?

Featuring: Eric C. Bailey*, Matt Falber, Clara Barton Green, Rebecca Hirota, Tania Jeudy, Shawn McLaughlin, Ryan G. Metzger*, Kelly Nichols and Michelle Ramoni*.

*Member of Actors Equity. An Equity Approved Showcase

Live Music composed and performed by Matt Applebaum

Costumes by Mark Richard Caswell

Winner Congeniality: Duncan Pflaster

Winner Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revial or Sequel: Duncan Pflaster

Winner Outstanding Costume Design: Mark Richard Caswell

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival, Adaptation or Sequel (previously published/or adapted script)

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Rebecca Hirota and Tania Jeudy

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Eric C. Bailey

Nominated Outstanding Postcard

THE UNTITLED PROJECT

Produced by Calla Videt and Company benefiting inMotion

Conceived by Calla Videt, Devised by the Company

“I never knew how much could be said by saying nothing.”

A group of young artists are trying to make a play. When an idea takes hold, what results is a dangerous excursion into acts of superficial sacrifice. Someone stops sleeping. Someone stops eating. Someone stops speaking. Someone tries to say something important. For what? For art. For whom? For you.  At whose expense? The silent one’s.

“Relax. You’re quite safe here. Let us tell you a story. About you. About us. About being here.”

Winner Greener Planet Award: Calla Videt

Winner Outstanding Sound Design: Calla Videt

Nominated Outstanding Director: Calla Videt

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Caroline Holding

Nominated Outstanding Program

UNCLE SHELBY’S WUNDERPANTRY OF POSSIBILITIES

Produced by Shelby Company benefiting Democracy Now!

Written by Ben Forster, Jonathan Goldberg and Dan Moyer

Directed by Jordan Fein

A cabal of talented, emerging writers create a plethora of material. Through alchemy and editing they summon up a cohesive evening of mischievous merriment that zigs, zags and finds a straight path to the brain, heart and lungs. This inspired collection of music, scenes, jokes, theatrical burps and dramatic hiccups will make you laugh, gasp and think.

With Peter Albrink, Trevor Bachman, Hadley Cronk, Anna Drezen, Valerie Graham, Nathaniel Kent and Evan Watkins

original music by Trevor Bachman
stage managed by Saphira Celius
sound design by Chris Rummel
lighting design by Greg Goff
costume design by Deanna Frieman
set/prop design by Jordan Fein

Winner Outstanding Ensemble: The Cast Of Uncle Shelby’s Wunderpantry of Possibilities Peter Albrink, Trevor Bachman, Hadley Cronk, Anna Drezen, Valerie Graham, Nathaniel Kent and Evan Watkins, Annie Tippe

Winner Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Peter Albrink, Nathaniel Kent and Evan Watkinn

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event

Nominated Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics: Trevor Bachman, Jonathan A. Goldberg, Dan Moyer and Ben Forster

Nominated Outstanding Choreography: Chloe Kernaghan

Nominated Outstanding Costume Design: Deanna Frieman

Nominated Outstanding Band, Orchestra or Musician: Trevor Bachman

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Hadly Cronk and Valerie Graham

WAR CRIMES

Produced by Conflict of Interest theater company benefiting Amnesty International

Written by Sergei Burbank

Directed by Sara Wolkowitz

John Warder’s secret: he worked at a prison camp for Arab-Americans. When a trial for crimes committed there begins at The Hague, John resolves to present evidence — an effort that could cost him everything. Meanwhile, he can’t avoid a 17th century merchant’s ghost — or his son’s fate.

Winner Congeniality: Sergei Burbank

Winner Outstanding Postcard: War Crimes

Nominated Outstanding Lighting Design: Mike Inwood

Nominated Outstanding Use of Projections, Special Effects And/or Multi Media: Sara Wolkowitz

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Featured/Cameo Role of a Play: Sarah Hartmann

WOMEN ON LOVE

Benefiting SHARE Africa: Making a difference in the lives of African Communities

A Song Cycle by Katya Stanislavskaya

Directed by Marlo Hunter+

Musical Direction by Mark Evans

Surviving a blind date, a one-night stand, or a marriage.  Surviving Thanksgiving dinner, sibling rivalry, or writer’s block. Surviving homesickness, inevitable aging, and terrible timing. Surviving each day using the only weapon—love.

Five women share dozens of love stories that are sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, and always deeply personal.

+Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers union

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical or Play with Music: Sarah Shahinian

AMERICAN COW GIRL

A Lauren Marie Albert Production benefiting Girls, Inc.

Written and Performed by Lauren Marie Albert

Brooklyn-based performance artist is in search of satisfaction and a cow in the story of a girl who was caught masturbating on her dog by her father at the age of four. As a result, she believes she may never orgasm again. She asks the question, am I normal?

Nominated Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Reading: Lauren Albert

ANOTHER PLACE

Produced by The Anthropologists benefiting New York Restoration Project

Written and Directed by Melissa F. Moschitto

Another Place follows Cassandra, a scientist making groundbreaking discoveries about climate change yet incapable of communication. Isolated, she sees the opportunity to create a new universe where she can start over, unencumbered by her failings. Ultimately, Cassandra must choose between abandoning her fellow humans or finding a way to reach them.

Winner Greener Planet Award: Melissa F. Moschitto

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Reading: Karim Muasher

CAT GETS CREDIT CARD!

A Mark William Butler production benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels

Book, Music & Lyrics by Mark William Butler

Directed by Richard P. Butler

Cat Gets Credit Card! is a surreal, screwball, musical comedy satire; the ultimate unreality in a reality show universe. Inspired by a true story, the show chronicles the crazy adventures of an actual cat who has received an actual credit card. It is a ridiculous roller coaster ride in the amusement park that we call American pop culture.

Nominated Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Winner Outstanding Actor in a Reading: Spiro Galiatsatos

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Reading: Reed Presscott

GIVE TILL IT HURTS

Produced by Dr. Dorothy Productions benefiting Amnesty International

A musical with heart—and other body parts

Book & Lyrics by Dorothy Marcic

Music by Frank Sanchez

Additional Music & Lyrics by Mehr Mansuri

Directed by Hinton Battle

When the former Pocatello Paper Pulp Pageant Princess finds herself broke and alone, with a dead deadbeat husband, three mortgages, and two gorgeous daughters, she faces a choice:  does she sell off her “resources,” part by body part, or do they all starve?  A dark musical comedy about the cost of love.

IN THE WILDERNESS

Produced by Boann Books & Media, LLC benefiting Mercy Center

Written by John Kearns

In The Wilderness depicts the struggle of teachers and students in an all-girls high school in the South Bronx in the late 1980’s, when the neighborhood was rife with crime, crack addiction and AIDS. Dispirited from the stress of the school year, dedicated young teacher Paul Logan decides that if he can get just one student to be successful, then all of the frustrations would be worthwhile. Carmen Marquez, a smart, sexy sophomore who writes poetry and succeeds in school despite pressures from home and from her neighborhood, seems to be the one Paul is hoping for.

Nominated Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Winner Outstanding Actress in a Reading: Brianne Berkson

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Reading: Danny Yoerges

LAURIE DEACON AND THE NIGHT CALLER

Produced by Junta Juleil Productions benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Written and Directed by Sean Gill

Four years after Laurie Deacon vanishes without a trace, a couple is plagued by persistent, unanswered questions which may implicate them in her disappearance.  Forced to defend themselves against a roommate’s prying, a truth is revealed that becomes far more overwhelming and complex than their accuser could have possibly imagined.

Nominated Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Reading: Jillaine Gill

 

PROSTATE DREAMS

A Sal Atlantis Phoenix production benefiting Coalition for the Homeless

A comedy of medical errors by Sal Phoenix Atlantis

Healthcare problems! Economic recession! Political scenarios! Well, George can predict! GEORGE, a gentleman in his early forties, a successful businessman and the chief executive officer of the Green Buck Oil Corporation , lady charmer and sexually super active  machismo, diagnosed with prostate cancer, his medical treatment  is complicated by politics and socio/economic disarray. Play reflects reality.

REVOLUTION!

A Krazy Kat Production benefiting Washington Crossing Historic Park

Book and Lyrics by Anne Berlin

Music by Andy Cohen

Directed by Valentina Fratti

REVOLUTION! is a new musical comprised of three one-acts, loosely tied together. The musicals deconstruct the American, French, and Russian revolution with whimsy and charm, as told through matryoshka dolls, chess pieces, and toy soldiers. The stories trace the pivotal moments of a revolution: the beginning, middle, and end.

Winner Congeniality: Anne Berlin

Winner Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Reading: Marek Sapieyevski

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Reading: Caryln Connelly

Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Reading: Bellavia Mauro

TESS, A NEW ROCK OPERA

Presented by Big Lady Productions, LLC benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Music, Lyrics and Libretto by Annie Pasqua

Additional Music and Lyrics by Jenna Pasqua

She was a maiden first. Thomas Hardy’s dark heroine is resurrected in this edgy new rock opera based on Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Desired by two men, forsaken by society, and cursed by her family’s name, Tess struggles to remain pure in a stained world as she is pulled towards her ultimate fate.

Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Jenna Pasqua

Nominated: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event

Nominated Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics: Annie Pasqua and Jenna Pasqua

Nominated Outstanding Band, Orchestra or Musician: Adam Kaufman, Jared Scot, Sal Barra, Ray Cetta Peter Sachon and Chris Pagano

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Play with Music or Musical Event: Keith Panzarella

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical or Play with Music: Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical or Play with Music: Nicole Brancucci


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