Fresh Play Festival at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
The MCC Theater Youth CompanyÃ¯Â¿Â½s fourth annual FreshPlay Festival will run at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater from 6 - 9 Aug 2007, under the artistic direction of Lucy Thurber and Stephen DiMenna.
The MCC Theater Youth Company is a free after-school program for New York City public school students, ages 14-20, who are interested in acting and playwriting. The Youth Company is designed to inspire young people to find and express their voices through the creation and performance of original theater pieces, while providing them with a safe artistic environment where they may grow and learn.
2008 FreshPlay Festival Offerings:
Mad Comfortable and Tattle Tell (Double Bill)
Dates: 6 & 8 Aug 2008.
- Mad Comfortable
Playwright: Christina Anderson - Age 18, Satellite Academy
Director: Jackson Gay
Synopsis: In an often unfair world, Jamie and his friends manage to remain the one thing nobody else can be: happy. The city blooms in one teenagerÃ¯Â¿Â½s whimsical journey through adolescence.
- Tattle Tell
Playwright: Julia Torres - Age 19, New Design High School
Director: Maria Goyanes
Synopsis: ThereÃ¯Â¿Â½s the world you love, and thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s the one you leave behind. In this brutally honest family play, one young girl learns that the things that scare her may set her free.
The Naked Hour and Poof (Double Bill)
Dates: 7 & 9 Aug 2008.
- The Naked Hour
Playwright: Pedro Guerrero - Age 19, Marble Hill High School
Director: Chad Rabinovitz
Synopsis: Do we really know anything for certain? Or do we just pretend to? Religion and skepticism collide in this comedic morality tale.
Playwright: Apple Vargas - Age 19, High School of Fashion Industries
Director: Donya Washington
Synopsis: Adam is only sure of one thing: he knows everything. The mind is a playground and a prison.
The FreshPlay Festival features set design by Joel Sherry, costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Peter Hoerburger and sound design by Isaac Butler.
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