The first round of shows and performances have been announced by the MITF: Spring.
The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater and will run from March 7-27, 2016.
Below are just some of the confirmed shows so far as of January 19, 2016:
A KIND SHOT written and performed by Terri Mateer. A 6’ 1” chick lets it rip about playing pro basketball in France, modeling, stripping, designing Michael Jordan’s headboard and taking lots of shots at life. (Solo Show) *This show has adult content. Performance Schedule: Wed 3/16, 7:00pm; Fri 3/18, 7:00pm; Sun 3/20, 2:00p - Running Time: 60 minutes
A SOLDIER’S LOVER by Jacklyn Thrapp, directed by Heather Cole. The story takes place in the present time & the possible future, as a woman spends a year experiencing the reality of what it’s like to love a soldier overseas. (Comedy). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/7, 8:45pm; Tues 3/8, 8:15pm; Wed 3/9, 7:30pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
CORPUS by Jordan Stovall. In a run down New York health spa, Renata, a brash fifty year old Serbian widow, finds an unusual kinship with Matthew, a twenty something who believes he’s being visited by a dead lover. *AEA. Performance Schedule: Mon 3/14, 6:00pm; Thurs 3/17, 7:15pm; Sat 3/19, 2:30pm -
Running Time: 60 minutes
DIE by Leonard D. Goodisman, directed by JC Sullivan. A woman accused of killing her baby daughter has a powerful sexual control over men and women, the detective investigating her and the reporter protecting her. (Fairy tale/Drama). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/7, 6:00pm; Thurs 3/10, 6:00pm; Fri 3/11, 7:15pm - Running Time: 40 minutes
GODHEAD by Richard Curtis, directed by Paul Navarra*; starring Laura Fay Lewis* and Mike Roche*. “Godhead” is the title of a favorite painting that the artist sold in a moment of weakness. Now she wants to meet the man who bought it, to discover if he is worthy of her masterpiece: He isn’t. *AEA. Performance Schedule: Wed 3/23, 7:30pm; Fri 3/25, 6:00pm; Sun 3/27, 3:30pm - Running Time: 30 minutes
GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS by Marjorie Conn, directed by John Buckingham; starring Marjorie Conn, Dreidel, Puppets: Ervina and Frosty. A unique ventriloquist routine written and performed by Marjorie Conn who sings songs and tells dog stories with the assistance of two dog puppets, a Greyhound mask and a real dog named Dreidel. (Ventriloquist Routine). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/21, 7:15pm; Thurs 3/24, 7:30pm; Sat 3/26, 4:15pm - Running Time: 30 minutes
GRAHAM'S LAW OF DIFFUSION by Michael K. White and Dianna Stark, directed by Terry V. Prideaux; starring Quinn Wise and Sean Doherty. Two teenagers. A can of antiperspirant. Dying never smelled so fresh! (Comedy). Performance Schedule: Wed 3/23, 8:30pm; Fri 3/25, 7:00pm; Sun 3/27, 1:00pm - Running Time: 30 minutes
I CHOOSE TO BE SINGLE, TO STAY SAVED by Monica Mikell, directed by Monica Mikell; starring Tametria Harris, Monica Mikell, Danielle Harris, Maya Lewis-Johnson and Angela Berrien. “When all else fails, no need to cry about it, just be about it.” (Comedy). Performance Dates: Thurs 3/17, 8:45pm; Sat 3/19, 1:00pm
Running time: 60 minutes
INSIDE HIMSELF by Thomasine F. Crawford, directed by Paul Navarra*; starring Holly O’Brien,* Ron Barba, John Fennessy,* Amber Crawford,* and Jimmy Cintron. In his anguish, David cries out for someone to see him, hear him, but his illness leaves him trapped inside himself. (Drama) *AEA - Performance Schedule: Mon 3/7, 7:15pm; Wed 3/9, 6:00pm; Thurs 3/10, 8:15pm - Running Time: 60 minutes
LETTERS TO ZOEY by Garrett Buhl Robinson, directed by Garrett Buhl Robinson; starring Garrett Buhl Robinson. Take a journey through lyrical stories and foot stomping songs on a wild search for liberation and love.(Solo Show, Musical, Coming of Age). Performance Schedule: Wed 3/23, 6:00pm; Fri 3/25, 8:00pm; Sun 3/27, 2:00pm - Running Time: 50 minutes
LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES by Ric Siler, directed by Bette Siler; starring Ric Siler. The 'shotgun and rock salt talk' usually was enough to keep boyfriends in line, but when one of his daughters marries an abusive husband, a farmer finds more drastic measures may be called for. (Hillbilly Gothic) *AEA. Performance Schedule: Tues 3/15, 7:15pm; Sat 3/19, 7:45pm; Sun 3/20, 5:45pm - Running Time: 35 minutes
MEN VERSUS WOMEN by Steve Gold, directed by Chris Weihert. “And they fought happily ever after. (Comedy). Performance Schedule: Tues 3/22, 6:00pm; Sat 3/26, 7:45pm; Sun 3/27, 5:45pm- Running Time: 35 minutes
OVERLOOKING THE SHADOWS by Renee McNeil, directed by Renee McNeil; starring Justine J. Hall and Sean Kane. A lonely writer gets a visit from a stranger who has secrets of himself and her deceased husband. (Drama). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/21, 8:15pm; Thurs 3/24, 6:00pm; Sat 3/26, 2:00pm
Running Time: 60 minutes
PASS/FAIL by Ashley Lauren Rogers, directed by Samantha Elizabeth Turlington; starring Ashley Lauren Rogers. Through stand up comedy and video segments, Ashley Lauren Rogers tackles the pervasive nature of passing privilege within transgender circles by analyzing her own failures… or instances of "not passing," in life. (Comedy). Performance Schedule: Tues 3/8, 7:00pm; Wed 3/9, 8:45pm; Fri 3/11, 6:00pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
THE GRADE by Seth Freeman, directed by Mike Keller. The challenges of intimacy can be heightened by unexpectedly blunt feedback. (Comedy). Performance Schedule: Tues 3/15, 6:00pm; Sat 3/19, 5:15pm; Sun 3/20, 7:00pm - Running Time: 35 minutes
THE TENANTS by Bill Holland, directed by Mark Cirnigliaro. This is a mostly true story and you'll laugh at Bob's misery. (Dramatic Comedy). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/14, 7:30pm; Thurs 3/17, 6:00pm; Sat 3/19, 4:00pm. Running Time: 35 minutes
THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER by Susan I. Weinstein, directed by Charlie Kanev. The Wapshot Whatever—Computer Romance between two programs. When a Rogue meets an Off-Shore Server, sparks fly within your power strip. WARNING: Fractured I.T. lingo. (Avant Garde). Performance Schedule: Wed 3/16, 6:00pm; Fri 3/18, 6:00pm; Sun 3/20, 3:30pm - Running Time: 30 minutes
THREE’S A CROWD by Marilyn Recht, directed by Emma Roddy; starring Emily Anne Parrish, Dominique Siqueira Woo, and Alexandria Collins. Three young women at a New England college circa 1969 wrestle with desire, societal pressures, and the tensions in their friendship. (Drama). Performance Schedule: Tues 3/22, 8:30pm; Sat 3/26, 5:15pm; Sun 3/27, 7:00pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
WHAT'S IN ALASKA by Gloria Bess directed by Gloria Bess. Jack and Mary, a couple at a crossroads in their relationship, are invited to a dinner party. Tensions turn into hallucinations and this night ends with no return. Based on a Raymond Carver short story. (Drama). Performance Schedule: Tues 3/15, 8:30pm; Sat 3/19, 6:30pm; Sun 3/20, 4:30pm. Running Time: 30 minutes
WORD PLAY by Ran Xia, directed by Florence Le Bas; starring Julia Bray and Adrian Burke. In the last days of his life, Icarus invites Esme on a trip; as his memories fade, she recounts the moments of their love and loss. (This play is inspired by a buzzfeed post, with each scene based on an untranslatable foreign word.) Performance Schedule: Tues 3/22, 7:15pm; Sat 3/26, 6:30pm; Sun 3/27, 4:30pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
YOU BELONG WITH ME BECAUSE YOU’RE SO VAIN By Heider Tunarrosa; starring Ian Whitt, Michelle Persoff, Ty Baumann, Tristan J. Shuler, and Phillip Shinn. When a neurotic songwriter accidentally falls in love with his best friend’s ex-boyfriend, and he must decide between losing his best friend or the love of his life, he receives help from the imaginary versions of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. (Romantic Comedy). Performance Schedule: Mon 3/21, 6:00pm; Thurs 3/24, 8:30pm; Sat 3/26, 3:30pm. - Running Time: 35 minutes
MITF SPRING VARIETY consists of programs featuring traditional cabaret performers, tributes to Broadway musicals, singer-songwriters, variety acts, and a little rock-and-roll.
YOU GOTTA FEEL ME!? Phil Brooks explains life through his eyes in this hilarious collection of short stories ranging from topics such as playing sports for a division 2 school, being “young, broke, and black” in Manhattan, and popular topics including Baltimore Riots and Bruce Jenner. (Standup)
Performance Dates: Fri 3/18, 8:30pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
ELLEN ORCHID: Punchlines and Prozac. NY psychiatrist Dr. Ellen shares her humorous take on life's challenges. (Standup)
Performance Dates: Wed 3/16, 8:30pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
ELIJAH HOWARD: SERENDIPITY. (Standup)
Performance Dates: Sat 3/19, 9:00pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
LANE BRADBURY: LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, AGAIN. Conceived by Doug DeVita. In 1959, a young Southern Debutante was cast in what was to become one of the greatest musicals of all time. How Lane Bradbury went from Atlanta High Society to creating the role of Dainty June in the original production of Gypsy (directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Ethel Merman) is told in this musical memoir, which Lane has performed to wildly enthusiastic audiences from the Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles to the intimate 54 Below in New York. (Cabaret)
Performance Dates: Sat 3/26, 9:00pm - Running time: 45 minutes
RALPH GRECO, Jr.: SALACIOUS SONGS AND DIRTY WORDS starring Ralph Greco, Jr., Joe Diamond, Andrew Vetterlein, Tom Kennedy, and Yolanda Dunderdale as Madam Marvelous. (Cabaret) *This show has adult content.
Performance Dates: Fri 3/11, 9:30pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
VICKIE PHILLIPS A Carousel of Colors With Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Vickie brings back all the magic in her return MITF encore performance of international European Genius Composers Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill and Charles Aznavour! (Cabaret)
Performance Dates: Mon 3/14, 9:00pm - Running Time: 45 minutes
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Still seeking SUBMISSIONS:
MITF: Spring is seeking Variety Acts. MITF: Spring combines some of the most popular features of past MITF festivals: short plays and musicals, a Variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater and will run from March 7-27, 2016.
The Variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard, mike, and amp. Each act will be given one performance with the possibility of added performances to those acts with the best advance ticket sales-Festival schedule permitting. Shows receive a 1-hour tech rehearsal and a share of the profits, if any.
To submit a Variety Act: Mark it clearly "MITF: Spring," and that it is a variety act. Please also include video reels (you tube, etc.), of your act as part of your submission application. We'll curate the entries as they come in. Please send all Variety submissions to: email@example.com
We look forward to watching your acts!
Submission Deadline For Variety Is February 27, 2016.