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JUNE 10 - JULY 1, 2015

$1000 PRIZE for BEST PLAY!!!

Seeking fully produced one act plays

(To be cast, directed, and ready to be performed this June.)

7 - 20 minutes in length

 

DO YOU HAVE A SHORT ONE ACT PLAY PRODUCTION?  WANNA MAYBE WIN $1000?

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 "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!


THE WINNER OF OUR SPRING ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

and the recipient of the $1000 prize is:

 

Congrats to SIMON and his wonderful cast!


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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



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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




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Nearly Naked

with

Meryl Streep

 

By Jordyn Taylor     

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!:)

http://observer.com/2013/05/nearly-naked-with-meryl-streep-2/

 


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"We're actors.  

We're the opposite of people."

- Tom Stoppard -

 



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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. 

Pros:

- 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

BIG HELP


“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 -

EDGAR’S SMILE


"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  

LOVE (AWKWARDLY) 


"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."

Meryl Streep

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Ken Wolf & Roma Pierro-Wolf in Dad and the Dog

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