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The American Play

Benefiting: Sanctuary for Families
Produced by The Dirty Blondes
Written by Ashley J. Jacobson
Directed by Alexandra Siladi
Stage Managed by Elizabeth Sarkady
Lighting Design by John Wilder
Choreography by Taryn Vander Hoop
Sound Design by Max Letaconnoux

“A sinister tale of a burgeoning friendship in an increasingly sociopathic society hell-bent on making monsters of its men and objects of its women.”

“What would Bateman do?”

Genre: Dance Theater, Drama, Experimental, Multimedia, Play 

This production features previous Planet Connections Award Winners:

Ashley Jacobson (2010, “his beauty” won the Greener Planet Award for its use of eco-friendly material in every element of set and light design and was nominated for Outstanding Playwright)

Ashley Jacobson (2009, Nominated for Overall Outstanding Production of a Reading called “Hers“)


Luis – Shane Jensen
Tim – Jimmy Dailey
Shelly – Rachel Napoleon
Chorus – Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Brooke Bergen, Susan Bartolme, Tyler McClain

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For Mature Audiences Only

$18 General Admission
$9.00 for Film/Music Participants
FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants

Monday 6/4/12 – 6:00pm = Performance #1
Thursday 6/7/12 – 10:30pm = Performance #2
Thursday 6/14/12 – 4:00pm = Performance #3
Wednesday 6/20/12 – 8:30pm = Performance #4
Friday 6/22/12 – 6:00pm = Performance #5
Saturday 6/23/12 – 6:30pm = Performance #6

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60 minutes

At Bleecker Street Theatre (Upstairs)
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

This is what the artists who created this production are doing for their charity:

“We will be writing about Sanctuary for Families in our program and we will be collecting financial contributions for them at our show. We will be collecting goods (canned food, used clothing, etc.) for them at our show and we will be hosting a benefit for them outside of the Festivity Lounge. We will be volunteering our time for them.”

This is what the artists who created this production did to make it an eco-friendly production!

Promoting walking, biking and public transportation to and from rehearsals, auditions and performances., Sourcing materials from organizations that either benefit charity or reduce/reuse waste (e.g. Materials for the Arts, Build-It-Green, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.), Set/costumes and/or props exclusively using re-purposed or recycled material, Recycling design elements from previous productions., Properly disposing of scenery, costumes, and props by donating, reusing and recycling where possible., Using minimal design elements., Will not purchase any new items., Avoiding materials with heavy fragrances or harsh chemicals., Maximize use of practical lighting., Adopting green habits outside of working on the show., Encourage promotion of energy efficient lighting and turn out the lights when not in use., Promoting the use of reusable water bottles, cups, plates, utensils etc., Properly recycle paper, bottles and other items., Reducing printing of script via sharing scripts, adding supplemental script pages or writing in changes when applicable., Using laptops or smart phones in place of some or all rehearsal drafts., Printing double-sided, Printing on recycled paper., Providing reusable water bottles to the cast., Rehearsing in a sustainable or LEED-certified environment., Encouraging online communication for the artists and reducing the amount of printed communications., Encouraging online communication for the use of audition materials, welcome packets, press packets, and any other correspondence with industry., Utilizing paperless marketing tools (e.g. website, blogs, facebook, twitter and email)., Recycling/re-using playbills/Festibills, Recycling/re-using tickets, Designing a one sheet, double-sided playbill., Designing a half-page, double-sided playbill., Posting audition notices, songs and sides online., Printing playbills and postcards on recycled paper.

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