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TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Broadway veteran, Tonya Pinkins, helms this premiere at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City. The production features Mehret Marsh,* June Ballinger,* Perri Yaniv,* David L. Carson,* Mary Monahan, and Gina Lemoine

PERFORMING: 
January 11, 18 and 25 @ 8:00 PM
January 12, 19, and 26 @ 1:00 PM
January 16 & 17, 23 & 24 @ 7:00 PM

A granddaughter bonds with her grandfather as she helps him confront the regrets of his youth in Glory Kadigan‘s riveting play featuring David L. Carson as Robert, a former surgeon having served in Guadalcanal during World War 2, Kadigan’s work explores the regrets of his youth and how his granddaughter helped him confront them.

 

TONYA PINKINS

Ms. Pinkins directed Paul Robeson: The Opera at TRILOGY OPERA Company in 2018. BRING IT ON at Black Spectrum Theater in 2018. Tonya’s short film “WHAT CAME AFTER which she produced, directed and adapted with Christopher Oscar Pena’s from his play by the same name at the 2016 at Eclectic Festival. Tonya Directed EXIT: An Illusion by Marita Bonner in American Bard Theater’s “Visionary Voices” She directed “Miss Roj” from THE COLORED MUSEUM for Project One Voice at The Kimble Theater. She directed A Visit Home by Jeffrey Sweet in 2013. Tonya co-directed by EASY TO LOVE by Larry Powell in the Fire This Time Festival.FOR COLORED BOYS by Jesse Alick in 48 Hours in Harlem. She has been developing Blaine Teamer’s # BoxSeats at NYTW and in National Black Theater’s Monday Night Reading series. She has directed V-Day the Vagina Monologues at The World Health Ministry Conference in Mexico. The Klucking of Hens by Carol Lockwood at New Professional Theater, Camille Darby’s LORD’S RESISTANCE at The National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem. DEAD PEOPLE’s THINGS by Patricia Ione Lloyd at Red Circle Rising. Tonya is a Tony, Obie Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Award winning actor, she teaches privately. Tonya is the author of Get OVER YOURSELF : How to Drop The Drama and Claim The Life You Deserve (Hyperion Books), Tonya is the Producer, Director and a Co-writer of the TRUTH and RECONCILIATION OF WOMYN Plays which will be presented at The Commons in Brooklyn on February 4, 2019 and excerpted on WBAI Radio produced by EnGarde Arts, #HealMeTooFestival March 28-April 14, 2019 at IRT Theaters and at The 14th Street Y in July 2019.

 

A Therapy Session with Myself, a full-length, semi-autobiographical drama by Anthony J. Piccione about the inner struggles of living with mental illness and Asperger’s syndrome.

Premieres at the 
Hudson Guild Theatre,
441 W 26th Street,
as part of the New York Theatre Festival’s 2019 NYWinterfest.

Performance schedule is
Tuesday, January 15 @ 9pm,
Wednesday, January 16 @ 6:15pm
Saturday, January 19 @ 3:30pm.

A Therapy Session with Myself tells the story of Alex Grayson, a young college student and aspiring writer suffering from severe social anxiety, depression and Asperger’s syndrome. During the summer before his senior year, he receives a mysterious visit from “himself”, a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself.

As Piccione describes his play: “It’s a semi-autobiographical play, so while it’s not an exact retelling of my life, it comes extremely close, and I hope it helps fuel a significant conversation about issues of mental illness and autism awareness, and that maybe it will leave people thinking about them, in new ways. I also hope it leaves anyone who has been through dark times with the reminder that life can get better, as long as you’re willing to go out there and give people a chance…”

 

Treehouse of Dreams: Max Berry’s parable of friendship and confronting powerful feelings. Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W 26th St, NYC

January 7th at 6:15pm
January 11th at 9pm
January 13th at 3:30pm

The sudden passing of an ex-boyfriend (Benjamin Cardona) forces Scout (Emily Sullivan) to return to her hometown and confront her feelings for Winnie (Rachel Schmeling) and the moments they shared together in an old treehouse in Max berry’s deep exploration of even deeper feelings in Treehouse of Dreams – part of the 2019 NYWinterFest at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 20th street in NYC.

Treehouse of dreams, a play by Max Berry, features Rachel Schmeling, Emily Sullivan, Benjamin Cardona. Production directed by Brooke Viegut.

 

Writer/Reviewer/Publisher Jan Ewing’s new play,
NURSERY RHYMES, will premiere at the NYWinterFest 2019 at the
Hudson Guild Theater 
441 West 26th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) New York City  
January 14 & 16 @ 9:00pm,
January 19 @ 6:00pm.  

For months, thirty-somethings Irene and Chip Mangus have argued about having a child this late in life. She wants one, he doesn’t. Looking for help, Irene invites Frank and Marge Stevens to an arm-twisting party.  Marge gave birth at thirty-eight. Her son is now twelve, so Irene expects support. But Chip is prepared, Marge is menopausal, and it’s always dangerous to assume anything. More relevant every day, this stylish, thought-provoking, and moving piece explores serious matters … but will make you laugh. This comedy about serious matters features Colleen White as Irene; Patrick Hamilton as Chip; Ashley Formento as Marge; and J. Michael Baran as Frank.

Ewing wears three hats: Producer of this NYWinterFest entry; New York theater critic with Hi! Drama; and publisher with partner-in-life, William J. Cataldi, to their publishing company, pup.

 

Laurie Rae Waugh returns to the American Theatre of Actors opening their new season by directing THE BARE TRUTH by H. G. BROWN

Wednesdays – Sundays,
January 23 – February 3;
Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.;
Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.;
American Theatre of Actors complex,
314 West 54th Street (4th Floor) New York City (between 8th and 9th avenues)

In this table-turning comedy, an elderly South Florida couple need to get their children off their backs! Fearing that the totally independent couple are unable to tend to themselves, the children won’t leave them alone. So, the couple – with the help of other senior folks – devise a plan to detract the children. They have announced they are nudists! Their plan succeeds … in a most unusual way.

 

COMMON GROUND

Monday, January 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
Ripley Greer Studios • 520 8th Ave 16th floor, New York City

Refreshments will be served

Please join us for this special presentation of a new musical about the meeting between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln regarding political and social equality for African-Americans.

Quill Entertainment Company presents this new musical with Book & Lyrics by Granville Wyche Burgess; Music & Musical Direction by Stan Wietrzychowski. Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj; Featuring Mario Claudio, Ali Coopersmith; with Teisha Duncan, Victoria Sasso, Ethan Ness, Sam Stone, Tommy Walker, Joseph Cordaro, Maurio Brown, and Akeil Davis. Caren Celine Morris, stage manager

 

AND ON VIDEO:

Sunflower Duran AND Pink Arts Peace Productions, Inc. web series
BLONDE BRUNETTE. Three episodes in … let’s watch!
https://vimeo.com/299777057
https://vimeo.com/276114764
https://vimeo.com/308574784

 

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