|The Spring Fling (Year 7) Plawrights And Creative Team Announced|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:34 pm EDT 03/15/17|
ANNOUNCES SEVENTH ANNUAL
WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS BY
NGOZI ANYANWU, LUCY BOYLE, LIZA BIRKENMEIER, RYAN KING,
DAN MOYER, MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS, & LEAH NANAKO WINKLER
SAHEEM ALI, SASH BISCHOFF, JESS CHAYES, JOHN GIAMPIETRO,
ANNE CECELIA HANEY, CANDIS C. JONES, & ANNIE TIPPE
MEGAN BRANCH, MICHAEL BRAUN, MARA KASSIN, JAMES KENNEDY, VASTHY MOMPOINT, ALLYSON MORGAN, JENNI PUTNEY, DAVID SHIH,
& ERIN WILHELMI
THURSDAY, MAY 11TH – SUNDAY, MAY 21ST
WEDNESDAYS-SATURDAYS @ 8PM
SUNDAYS @ 2PM
AT IRT THEATER
(154 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, NYC 10014)
“The writing here is insightful and often funny.”
– Catherine Rampell, The New York Times
F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay) Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky).
Performances will be Thursday, May 11th through Sunday, May 21st with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. Tickets are $18 and available at brownpapertickets.com and at the door. IRT Theater is located at 154 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, in New York, NY. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/effitclub.
Designed to showcase high-quality, world-premiere ten-minute plays, The Spring Fling offers emerging and established playwrights the chance to develop their work with the support of professional directors and designers and a cast of exceptionally talented New York artists. This annual series presents simple, writer-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original ten-minute plays. Previous Spring Fling playwrights have included Kevin Artigue, Brooke Berman, Hilary Bettis, Lucy Boyle, Bekah Brunstetter, Jon Caren, Stephanie Del Rosso, Matthew Lee Erlbach, Halley Feiffer, Kate Gersten, Jason Grote, Ashlin Halfnight, Elizabeth Irwin, Nick Jones, Greg Keller, Anna Kerrigan, Krista Knight, Victor Lesniewski, Caroline V. McGraw, Catya McMullen, Seth Moore, Greg Moss, Janine Nabers, Isaac Oliver, Erica Saleh, Sarah Sander, Heidi Schreck, Mark Schultz, Mark Sitko, Tommy Smith, Ariel Stess, Daniel Talbott, Joe Tracz, Lauren Yee, and Anna Ziegler. The Spring Fling series has been nominated for a total of ten New York Innovative Theatre Awards and won two consecutive years.
NGOZI ANYANWU is an overall Renaissance Woman. Education: University of California San Diego's (MFA acting) Point Park University (B.A) Acting :The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Mark Taper Forum. TV credits: Limitless, Deadbeat, The Affair, Law and Order SVU and Mysteries of Laura and the upcoming show The Deuce. Producer: 1st Generation Nigerian Project, Co-Producer and Director of New Play Development of Now Africa's Playwrights Festival. Director: She Gon Learn, by Lisa Strum for the Emerging Arts Festival, United Solo Festival, National Black Theater; Black Love. Playwrighting: Good Grief, Victory is Ours and The Homecoming Queen. Anyanwu is also a recipient of the Djerassi Artist Residency.
LUCY BOYLE's plays have been read/seen at theatres including Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Cherry Lane/Barefoot Theatre Company, Guild Hall, the Hangar Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and Manhattan Theatre Source. She is an received her BA and MFA at Brown University), and is an alum of EST's Youngblood Playwrights Collective. She was awarded a Dramatists’ Guild Fellowship and a John Golden Incentive Award from Hunter College. She wrote for the ABC Family television series HUGE. Her play THE BLUE DEEP open the 2012 season at Williamstown.
LIZA BIRKENMEIER is currently collaborating with Daniella Topol and Sheila Callaghan on an interactive piece about water that will premiere in 2017, co-produced by New Georges and 3LD. She is a new member of the 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater and a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow. She is an alum of Play Group at Ars Nova and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Her work has been seen or heard at Ars Nova, The Working Theater, BAX, The San Diego Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Catch Series, Prelude, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Dixon Place, The Invisible Dog, New Georges, The San Francisco Playhouse, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Classic Coin Laundry. She has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony. She received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon.
RYAN KING grew up in Austin, TX, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. His plays include Burying Augustus, Gigantic F***ing Worms, Later Hour, Loveshack in ’87, Always On, Some Things Were Missed, Here, and The Horse You Rode in On. He’s a current member of the Ars Nova Playgroup, Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the 2016 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and the Rattlestick Theater’s Actors Who Write Group. He’s also a former member of the 2014-2015 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers Group. His plays have been developed by Cape Cod Theatre Project (twice), Naked Angels, Rattlestick Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Primary Stages, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Theater of NOTE, and Ground Up Productions. As an actor, he has appeared regionally and Off-Broadway at theaters including the Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage, PS 122, HERE Arts Center, Barrington Stage, Hartford Stage, Studio Theater, and the Huntington Theater. Education: Yale School of Drama and the University of Texas at Austin.
DAN MOYER is a Brooklyn-based playwright and founding member of Shelby Company, which produced his plays Fallsway, You May Be Splendid Now and Winnemucca. With Jonathan Goldberg he created the alt-comedy show Ephemerama and has written for the podcast Limetown.
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