Anthony J. Ribustello and Ken Wolf in Conversations with Dog
FOR CASTING CALLS, PLAY SUBMISSION CALLS,
PRODUCTION STAFF HIRING and more!
March 9, 1926 - January 24, 2015
THE GREAT TV AND RADIO PERSONALITY
and a friend of Manhattan Rep!
We had the honor of having Joe, (who's office was in the building next door) attend many productions at Manhattan Rep. He was a pioneer in the Talk show universe, and he was an unique and special man.
He will be greatly missed.
4 performances on 42nd St.
(and 3 more if you move on to the FINALS)
and Maybe win $1000!!
For more information and to submit your One Act Play production - click here!
PERFORM YOUR BEST MONOLOGUE and Maybe Win $300!
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Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking new never produced before plays for our Spring season as part of our Play Development Series.
Develop your new never produced before play at Manhattan Rep for a minimum of two performances.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING PLAYS FOR OUR SPRING SEASON!
Our PLAY DEVELOPMENT SERIES includes:
2 performances at Manhattan Rep this WInter/Spring (more if you play is selling well.)
A minimum of 12 hours of rehearsal time on the Manhattan Rep stage.
3 hours tech rehearsal,
3 hours Dress rehearsal,
6 hours of straight rehearsal time in the theatre (Nights and weekend days.)
Weekly development discussions if you wish with Artistic Director Ken Wolf, with help with casting, direction, the best way to set up a production from the start, how to make important cuts to your play, how to better structure your play, team building and more. And there will be an opportunity to rent the theatre for more rehearsal at way below market rates.
FOR MORE INFORMATION and to submit your play: CLICK HERE!
30 PLAYS COMPETE FOR A $1000 CASH PRIZE!
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For more information on ALL of the competing plays -CLICK HERE!
What a whirlwind experience it has been for me and Double "I" at Manhattan Rep. I feel I've learned and grown so much. I can't thank you enough for choosing my play for your Fall Play Development program and working with me so diligently and kindly in the development process. Double "I" was so enthusiastically received I see this production as a giant step forward in my playwriting life. So once again many thanks for your incomparable assistance.
Elizabeth Fein - Playwright/Producer
The experience at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre was brilliant! I wrote a play 23 years ago and I always dreamed that I would one day see it produced. The play depicts the voice of a dead mother who cannot cross over to the 'other side' because she cannot find the remains of her son who was killed in Vietnam. The fact that our country has been at war for the past thirteen years ignited my desire to get an anti-war message out there and so I exhumed the play, revised it and sent it to Ken Wolf. Ken accepted it and he was an absolute gem to work with. His theater triggers a writer and director's imagination. It also sets boundaries for performers so that they are forced to invite the audience in their world without any hesitation. They are nearly naked in front of the them, and because of it, they are raw and passionate and vitally honest. I have gone to theater my whole life, but this experience had my signature on it from the beginning until the end. If you are a playwright and you want to explore your craft... Manhattan Repertory Theatre is the place for you. It is for the artists who have steady nerves, a lot of courage and a thirst to get better. I cannot say enough about Ken Wolf and his staff. They were like family and I hope to continue to work with all of them.
Dolores Edward - Playwright/Producer
From the Mind that brought you FELONY FRIDAY, DIRTY FACES, REVOLUTION AND THE DEAD HOOKER PLAY, Scott Decker returns to the live stage reprising his role as The Captain from his hit Off-Broadway show CLOUD 8. Decker had been described as "The Christopher Nolan of live theatre". 2 Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser says, "I am of the very strong opinion that this man is a genius". And TV and Film Icon John Amos who starred in Decker's FELONY FRIDAY describes him as "Having one hell of an imagination". Come see what all the fuss is about and join the dark carnival of this dynamic ensemble cast for LECTURE 33 (The Upshot of Insanity).
AND DON'T MISS THIS!
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"The flow of creativity at Manhattan Rep is truly amazing. Artistic Director Ken Wolf has tapped into a vortex...From page to stage, actor to audience - we all had a very inspiring experience. It's a magical space."
Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger (2014) Playwright/Producer
Wanna write that play but just can't get it together?
Check out our Playwriting Mentoring Program! - CLICK HERE!
HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE!
WRITING, PLAYMAKING, ACTING AND MORE
from Artistic Director, Ken Wolf
"Our team for TYBALT & MERCUTIO LIVE! was very proud to be working at MRT, and it proved to be a wonderful experience. MRT is well organized, welcoming and helpful. The Guidelines document was well written and answered most all of our questions, and seeing the space, so well kept and attractive and located, clearly stated that we had found a wonderful place to work.
Our performances were all great experiences--imagine Saturday night in New York, with crowds of people unknown to us in the streets, and six floors up, we sit in a quiet room and see a writer's characters come to life in all their detail and humanity--this is the very reason and essence of theatre, and why it is so special in New York.
Sean O'Casey, the great Irish playwright, once came to Hedgerow Theatre in Pennsylvania, and shouted "Long Live Hedgerow Theatre in the hedgerows of Pennsylvania!" We are not Sean O'Casey, but we repeat his famous line--Long Live Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 42nd Street in New York! "
Walt Vail - Playwright/Producer "Tybalt and Mercutio Live!
From the New York Observer
I can’t quite explain how it happened, but last night I found myself performing in my underwear for Meryl Streep.
Well, I can explain part of it—the part thatwasn’t the direct result of the Gods of Off-Off-Broadway Theater.
My good friend Hanah Fazio wrote a play called “The Miss Woman Pageant 2013,” which was accepted into the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Spring One-Act Competition.
(Click on the link below for the rest of this amazing story!:)
MANHATTAN REP'S BLOG
by Artistic Director, Ken Wolf
We're the opposite of people."
- Tom Stoppard -
Jennifer Pierro in The Match Game
Manhattan Repertory Theatre prides itself on being a welcoming and nurturing space for independent artists, playwrights and actors alike. I was more than pleased with their professionalism, their experience, their graciousness, and their warmth during my time there.
I hope to continue our relationship in the future.
- The space; intimate and cozy
- The simple tech work so that anyone can learn
- The smooth transitions from one show to the next
- The use of space for multiple productions, i.e. the dressing area
- The flexibility with start time for shows
- The location
- The supportive staff
- Excellent and efficient communication
Tremaine A. Price, Playwright/Producer
“Every once in a while, something that seems too good to be true actually IS true. Working with the Manhattan Repertory Theatre was effortless and uncomplicated. Their constant support from the moment our play was chosen was amazing - we always felt like we were their highest priority- which is incredible given the large amount of artists they're constantly working with. In addition to the great team of people at MRT, we were given a lovely, intimate, functional space in the heart of the theater district to showcase our work. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is a diamond in the rough - a group of professional artists truly supporting other artists. Being a part of their play festival has been a dream and a blessing.”
Michael DiFrancisco, Producer/Director -
"Manhattan Rep runs the most well-organized competition I have ever experienced in New York. They are fair to the playwrights who join them, and celebrate good theater with great enthusiasm. The caliber of work that Manhattan Rep attracts is very high. I would encourage all good playwrights to give this competition a try."
Chip Bolcik - Playwright/Producer -
IN THE THIRD PERSON
WINNER OF THE $1000 cash prize
SPRING ONE ACT COMPETITION 2013
I highly recommend Manhattan Rep to any artist or company looking to develop their craft in their wonderfully clean, welcoming and intimate space. The process of working at Manhattan Rep is seemless and rewarding. The staff is always available for guidance and support and you will leave knowing that your team and your work were treated with the uptmost respect and care.
John Rotondo - Playwright/Producer
"Life beats down
and crushes the soul
and art reminds you
that you have one."
- Stella Adler -
"My experience at Manhattan Repertory Theatre has been extraordinary. Because of Ken Wolf’s unwavering support, I was able to transform my solo show into a richly layered, multi-character ensemble piece. Ken fearlessly encourages each playwright to fully engage in their work – from producing to writing to directing to performing, but he is also there every step of the way, tirelessly responding to each question, giving vital advice. Although this was an incredibly challenging undertaking, I’d remind myself of Ken’s words to me: “think of each hardship as a gift.” His open-minded approach taught me to value each challenge as an integral part of the artistic process, as part and parcel of the organic evolution of what it means to truly develop a play. I am deeply grateful to both Ken Wolf and Jennifer Pierro for their unique vision and devotion to emerging playwrights."
Anna Fishbeyn - Actor/Playwright/Producer
SEX IN MOMMYVILLE
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"I need to go where people are serious about acting."
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Ken Wolf & Roma Pierro-Wolf in Dad and the Dog
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