SIA’s Next Step

Matthew MacKenzie’s wonderful play, which we workshopped back in April (with a whole lot of help from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts), will receive its second New York reading, as part of the inaugural season of the newTACTics festival, tomorrow and Thursday. Jenn Thompson, who directed SIA for us back in April, will again be at the helm. For details and reservation info., click here.

David Caudle Takes A ‘Short Fall’ On Fourth Street

Our good friend David Caudle has teamed up with the NYIT Award winning Toy Box Theatre Company and is currently running his new play The Short Fall at Teatro Iati until June 18th. Mr. Caudle is as talented as he is prolific (and believe us, he is prolific) and we were lucky enough to have produced readings of two of his previous works (Damsel, directed by Jenn Thompson and Visiting Hours, directed by Janice Goldberg). Highly recommended!

From the press release:

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Meet ‘The Innocents’

The creative team for our upcoming workshop of Daniel Karasik’s new play The Innocents is set. Under the direction of Ian Morgan (Associate Artistic Director, The New Group), our cast will feature four very talented young NYC actors: Eli Gelb (The Squid and the Whale), Eryn Murman (Spring Awakening), Matthew Stadelmann (Rachel Getting Married), and Natalia Zvereva (Cold Souls).

You’ll only have two chances to catch this wonderful group in action, June 3rd & 4th, at 8pm. Check here for all the details.

At Long Last, ‘Any Night’ Arrives

Already the recipients of a number of high profile awards, including the protege portion of the Siminovitch Prize, Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn should likely make room in their trophy cabinet for some sort of gold-plated acknowledgement for, let’s say, Persistence In The Field Of Producing. It was spring of 2009 when they began exploring the possibility of bringing their critically acclaimed play Any Night to New York City. On Thursday, June 2nd, after combing the streets of downtown Manhattan for just the right venue and enlisting some high-powered help, two years of work will be rewarded when Any Night opens at The LABA Theater at The 14th Street Y.

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Clemann, Fraser, McMurtry-Howlett Bring “Stockings” To NYC

The Gesamtkunstwerk Project, in association with the Bridge Theatre Company, will present the New York premiere of Attila Clemann’s award winning play …and stockings for the ladies, directed by Zach Fraser, as part of the 8th annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, beginning May 12. The one-man show, which took home awards at both the Toronto and Montreal Fringe Festivals in 2007, features Brendan McMurtry-Howlett performing no less than 25 characters (with the help of a few beautifully made puppets). Click here for details.

The SIA Workshop, In Pictures

Our weeklong workshop of Matthew MacKenzie’s award-winning play, SIA, made possible with the help of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, saw the Penthouse at Shetler Studios jammed with patrons both Friday and Saturday. Here’s a look back at the weekend that was…

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Why It Helps To Play Hockey With A Kick-Ass Artist

What do we have in common with the The Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, and Playboy Magazine? Well, we’re all clients of Mr. Jonathan Bartlett, a New York based illustrator who deals in multi-media metaphors and who, from time to time, can score a pretty nice goal off the wing.

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