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Broadway World – June 04, 2015

Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival Sets
Fifth Season

There is no place like New York! With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC – themed festival each June. Celebrating its 5th year, “Only in New York” opens Thursday, June 4 and runs for three weeks. Each week five original short plays, by five separate playwrights will be presented and a “Best of the Week” production will be selected by audience vote.

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Broadway World – October 10, 2014

It’s that time of year when we all start to thirst for spooky tale or a good blood-curdling scream. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival encourage playwrights to dig into their dark crevices by offering an annual horror-themed festival each October. Celebrating its 4th year, “Boo!” runs through October 26 for three weeks. Each week four original short plays, by four separate playwrights will be presented and a “Best of the Week” production will be selected by judge and audience vote.

Playwrights from all over the country submitted their plays earlier this year. The festival panel selected 12 plays for presentation. The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at the Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years. Artistic Director, Brenda Bell, commented “The horror genre is one of my favorite themes but it is undoubtedly the most difficult to write and produce. This year’s festival features some very dark pieces balanced with a few spook-spoofs to offer a bit of relief”.

The Boo! Festival runs October 9-26th at the Players Theatre in the 3rd floor Steve and Marie Sgouros Black Box located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village. Performances are Thursday Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 3p. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: www.shortplaynyc.com or at the box office. A complete listing of the plays is below. The Short Play and Musical Festival (SPF) is presented three times a year. The next theme is Sex! in February.

Week One: October 9 – 12
Things that go Bump in the Night by Ashley Ann Jones
How To Save Your Own Life by Michael Long
Theatre of Death by Patrick Blake
Revival by Kate August

Week Two: October 16 – 19
My Gay Killer Husband: A Lifetime Original Musical by Rebekah M. Allen
Outside by Animesh Karna
Ghosts by Patrick McEvoy
Edna and Dottie by Catherine Lamm

Week Three: October 23 – 26
Dark Windows by James Joyce
Lunch in the Afterworld by Leonard David Goodisman
Invisible Glue by Mark O’Neil
The Can Opener by M. Zachary Johnson
www.shortplaynyc.com

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Broadway World – June 27, 2014

Players Theatre Announces Winners of Short Play Festival
ONLY IN NEW YORK

Downtown New York City audiences were treated to a slice of New York life for the past three weeks as 12 playwrights crafted 15 minute plays that told a story unique to the lives and culture of New Yorkers. The Short Play Festival (SPF) is hosted by the Players Theatre three times a year, each festival feature a different theme. The June festival – Only in New York – celebrated its fourth season and honored three playwrights as the best of the week selection chosen by audience vote and three judges. Each of these three writers was awarded a $100 prize.

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Broadway World – June 4, 2014

Short Play Festival at the Players Theatre to Shine Spotlight on NYC,
6/5-22

There is no place like New York! With a city this rich in culture, scandal and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless. The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC-themed festival each June. Celebrating its 4th year, “Only in New York” opens Thursday, June 5 and runs for three weeks. Each week four original short plays, by four separate playwrights will be presented and a “Best of the Week” production will be selected by judge and audience vote.

Playwrights from all over the country submitted their plays earlier this year. The festival panel selected 12 plays for presentation. The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at the Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years.

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