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THE EVENING'S PROGRAM:
Video Interludes - Directed by 2 time Emmy Nominated filmmaker, Brian Bernhard, creator of "Art or Something Like It."
1. Copper Green (premiere) directed by Anthony Augello– from the Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project. --
(front - Ivan Goris, back - Stacy Anne Price)
A sight seeing trip on the Staten Island Ferry turns into a revision of the American dream when a mid-western father explains to his boy why Lady Liberty is worth big brother's service over-seas. Only in New York City could you see this scene on your daily commute.
2. Hedge (premiere) Directed by Jake Witlen of the Internationalists, member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
(Melissa Johnson and Lauren Bahlman) Sunbathing beauties argue the merits of the new privacy hedge while the paparazzi snap pictures in the Hollywood Hills. The hysterical ending has us asking, are the hedges designed to keep people from seeing in or from seeing out? - published by Smith & Kraus in their Best 10-minute plays series - here.
3. Just Your Average G.I. Joe - directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann– Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions
"a remarkable one-man play" (M.Denton NYTheatre.com) starring the playwright as a hawkish war vet pushed to give his unique view on yellow ribbons.
Originally part of Bogard's award-winning triptych, Plays for the Sunni Triangle.
4. First Base Coach directed by Neil Fennell, Award Winning director from University of Northern Colorado.
(Ben Newman* and Kristin Skye Hoffmann)
Nine year-old Ben meets 11 year-old Amy for a date on the baseball field. He's been instructed on how to get a girl to first base, but he's not exactly sure what he's supposed to do once they get there. Lucky for him, Amy knows the score. Remember your first time on first?
5. Jerome Via Satellite (premiere) directed by Justin Ness.
It's 8,000 miles from Dallas to Baghdad, and it's been two years since Jerome has seen his family back home.
(Kevin Perri*, Andrew Harris is center, Duane Ferguson on right)
Now #1 cable news show, "The Spin Cycle," is proud to reunite them through a video satellite feed. Millions of viewers are watching live, and they're going to see a good deal more than the network promos promised they'd see.
(left, from left to right - Alexandra Cremer*, Jessica Garavuso, Howard Mears, Daniella Genoble)
This play was written specifically to anchor the 'Spin Cycle' collection. Video and live stage performance blend together to create a theatrical maelstrom.
(right - Cast of The Spin Cycle, Feb, 7, 2009)