The Theatre at

August 4 - 26, 2018

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is the only playwright-centric, curated theatre festival in New York City dedicated to creating a new brand of self-producing playwright ready and relevant to the modern theatre scene.


With the aim of becoming a launching pad for regional, Off Broadway and Broadway transfers, BBTF presents rich and intriguing works from playwrights from across the continent to thousands of audience members who are invited to embrace this community-building, joyous celebration of fresh and diverse staged theatre.

 

This year BBTF has some real theatrical treats for you - gripping dramas, hilarious comedies, tear-jerking tragedies and even something for the little ones, too!
A complete New York Theater experience - come and see their fantastic new works by exceptional playwrights from around the country at an affordable price.

The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003

Learn more and get your tickets now at www.broadwayboundfestival.com

 

Below is a lineup of their 2018 participants.

 

BROADWAY BOUND THEATRE FESTIVAL 2018

(FULL PRODUCTIONS in alphabetical order)

 

A HYACINTH IN THE MOUNTAINS

By Claire Jamison

Sunday, August 5 / 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 / 8:30 PM

Wednesday, August 15 / 5 PM

Arya, a young Yazidi woman from Northern Iraq, escapes ISIS enslavement and finds herself in a refugee camp on Lesbos, grappling with the warped memories of her crippling past. Guided by a social worker through the poetry of Sappho, she journeys on her road to peace and finally acceptance.

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Featured 2018 Full Production
 
ADELE'S WAY

By Dennis Porter

Running Time: 85 Minutes | No Intermission

 

Directed by Joan Kane

When his wife Adele commits suicide, Tim retreats to their upcountry home with the remainder of their family to sort out their emotions. He finds himself vigorously defending his wife’s right to take her own life while internally struggling to justify it with his own personal pain and philosophy that embraces a celebration of life.

PERFORMANCE DATES (Click on date for tickets):

Tuesday, August 21 / 8:30 PM

Friday, August 24 / 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 26 / 1:30 PM

General Ticket Link  HERE

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Featured 2018 Full Production
 
BERGEN

By Steven Fechter

Running Time: 85 Minutes | No Intermission

Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

 

With Halle Charlton, Kent Coleman*, Nicholas-Tyler Corbin, Andrea Lynn Green*, Joe Jung*

 

Norwegian rock musicians Tor, Hans, Erik, and Inger vow to find a name for their band that reflects America’s collapse, or they’ll disband. While they argue over politics and art, they drink, erotically fantasize, and break into song. An unforeseen event sends the band into a tailspin with accusations of betrayal, drunken confessions, and a shocking act of violence. 

PERFORMANCE DATES (Click on date for tickets):

Friday, August 10 / 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 12 / 1:30 PM

Sunday, August 12 / 5 PM

Monday, August 13 / 8:30 PM

General Ticket Link HERE
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
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CARROTS

By Katie Combs

Friday, August 10 / 10:30 AM

Saturday, August 11 / 10:30 AM

Sunday, August 12 / 10:30 AM

Carrots reintroduces young audiences to Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of Peter Rabbit. With witty, modern music, and fun, memorable character interpretations, as well as a glimpse into the author's childhood, this charming play reimagines this story of curiosity, obedience and family love for a new generation.

CRACKED

By Rosemary Zibart​

Saturday, August 18 / 1:30 PM

Monday, August 20 / 8:30 PM

Wednesday, August 22 / 5 PM

An Israeli-American woman returns to Israel to sit shiva for her father and learns that his Romanian caretaker has run off with his money and maybe with his heart. Nina struggles to figure out what went wrong as she battles with his caretaker over family possessions and with her brother over politics. In this engaging play the myths of family and country are cracked wide open.

JIM'S ROOM

By Albi Gorn

Wednesday, August 22 / 8:30 PM

Friday, August 24 / 5 PM

Saturday, August 25 / 8:30 PM

When Maddie meets Beau, there’s an uncanny connection, but the two are unable to pull the trigger on consummating the relationship as Maddie begins to believe she’s the reincarnation of Beau's twin brother Jim. The relationship takes an unexpected turn and Beau has to decide whether he wants a girlfriend or his brother back.

LONG LOST JOHN

By Eddie Zareh​

Saturday, August 4 / 8:30 PM

Monday, August 6 / 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 / 1:30 PM

John Lennon was born during a Nazi air raid on London, an omen of things to come as tumultuous events would shape his young life. Abandoned by his father, he's ripped away from his devoted mother to be raised by an unfeeling aunt. Depressed, he's saved by a guitar strummer named Paul McCartney and 1950’s Rock 'n Roll. 

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Featured 2018 Full Production
 
NOWHERE MAN

By Rob Dames 

Running Time: 90 Minutes | No Intermission

Directed by Ted Thompson

Featuring Katchana Agama, David Hentz, and Thomas Morris.

 

Harvey and Leon are two of the forgotten people. And Harvey is dying. To ensure that his best friend is not forgotten, Leon hatches an assassination plot. But the unexpected arrival of young Nicky upsets everything. As she begins to unravel Leon's plan, she tries to convince Harvey to back out. But things become murky when she realizes Leon’s true intent.

PERFORMANCE DATES (Click on date for tickets):

Thursday, August 23 / 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 25 / 1:30 PM

Saturday August 25th 5:00PM

Sunday, August 26 / 5 PM

General Ticket Link HERE

READ MORE ABOUT NOWHERE MAN. CLICK HERE

Stage manager: Marialana Ardolino, Scenic design: Shannon A. Kavanagh

Lighting design: Destiny Cordero, Fight coordinator John M. Kollmer

Sound Designer: John Millerd

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REFLUX

By Carly Brooke Feinman

Saturday, August 11 / 5 PM

Sunday, August 12 / 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 19 / 1:30 PM

Moments after saying "I do," Martha and Bill are handed a map and pushed onto a sailboat toward their happily-ever-after. Not only must they navigate the wide ocean, they also must figure out what sex is before they get there. Unsupervised for the first time in their lives, they question society's expectations that they've been spoonfed since birth.

STARBRIGHT

By Sean David Robinson​

Thursday, August 16 / 8:30 PM

Friday, August 17 / 5 PM

Saturday, August 18 / 8:30 PM

Grace is an astronomer and a grieving mother of 8-year old Abby. One dark night, Abby appears and makes predictions about the cosmos. Grace's loving yet frustrated husband Calvin tries to talk sense to her, but it's Grace who must determine if Abby’s appearance is a sign of dwindling sanity or proof there’s more to the universe than even she understands.

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A 2018 Featured Full Production
 
SUNSET VILLAGE

By Michael Presley Bobbitt

Running Time: 90 Minutes | No Intermission

After the death of her husband, Edna moves to a central Florida retirement community. She’s drawn into the seedy culture of a senior citizen never neverland where venereal disease rates are the highest in the country and everyone's trying to outrun the sunset. In the process, Edna has to change or live out the remainder of her years alone.

PERFORMANCE DATES (Click on date for tickets):

Sunday, August 5 / 5 PM

Monday, August 6 / 5 PM

Tuesday, August 7 / 8:30 PM

General Ticket Link HERE

READ MORE ABOUT SUNSET VILLAGE. CLICK HERE

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A 2018 Featured Full Production
THE BROTHERS KHAN: AN AMERICAN STORY

By George Pfirrmann

Running Time: 80 Minutes || No Intermission

Directed by Katrin Hilbe

Featuring: Rachel Halper, Malka Wallick, Almir Kurtic, and Max Beckman

 

Brothers Dzhabrail and Rustam, Muslim immigrants to America, have grown apart. While Rustam struggles and has been drawn into a jihadist cell, Dzhabrail has been driven to become an American but has lost touch with his religion. When he invites Rustam over to repair the relationship, he accepts, but for a very different reason that threatens to destroy them both. 

(This is an Equity Showcase Presentation)

PERFORMANCE DATES (Click on date for tickets):

Wednesday, August 15 / 8:30 PM

Friday, August 17 / 8:30 PM

Saturday, August 18 / 5 PM

 

General Ticket Link HERE

READ MORE ABOUT THE BROTHERS KHAN: AN AMERICAN STORY. CLICK HERE

Stage Manager: Lisa Stafford*, Scenic Designer: Colleen Shea, Lighting Designer: Colleen Shea, Sound Designer: Andy Evan Cohen, Costume Designer: Maggie Whitaker, Fight Choreographer: Michael Hagins, Dramaturge: Laura Lundy, Photographer: Emily Hewitt,

Cultural Consultant: Almir Kurtic.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity 

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THE FIELD

By Emily Emerson​

Wednesday, August 8 / 5 PM

Thursday, August 9 / 8:30 PM

Friday, August 10 / 5 PM

The town of Avon is in trouble. With the local furniture plant closing down and hundreds out of work, everyone is in need a miracle. One morning, a mysterious crop circle appears in a cornfield and with it, a series of unexplainable events cause the citizens to confront the question: If miracles do exist, what do you do with one when you get it? 

THE REIGNING PRINCESS OF POP

By Craig Donnelly

Tuesday, August 14 / 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 19 / 8:30 PM

Monday, August 20 / 5 PM

Shayna Michaels is the biggest pop star in the world. When she exposes her equally famous ex-boyfriend as a sexual miscreant, everything backfires. In the fickle world of social media fame, Shayna faces intense backlash. In the end, she realizes that while her intentions were clear, her message was gray in a world that’s black and white.

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BBTF INCUBATOR READING SERIES

This is an invite-only curated showcase of outstanding new plays currently in the development stage. Free and open to the public, the series allows theatre goers to not only enjoy these works in a professional theatrical setting, but to be an important part of the feedback process, interacting directly with the playwright.

Thu 09 Aug

ENTANGLEMENT

By Barbara Kelly.

Two people on opposite sides of the world meet via Facebook and begin an online friendship, both separated yet linked by relationships with fathers, lovers and lies. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

Fri 10 Aug

THE HOME WE LEFT BEHIND

By Valerie David.

A Jewish family, forced to build a new home in America after being exiled from Iraq, faces today’s climate of bigotry by reaffirming their heritage of hope and resilience. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

Tue 14 Aug

LATE NIGHT ODYSSEY

By Grant Bowen.

A heartbroken young novelist drags his best friends on a protracted journey of subway rides, drinking, and oddballs in an effort to move on. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

Thu 16 Aug

THE REHEARSAL

By Brad Forenza.

An unexpected relative's arrival during the wedding weekend unleashes an emotional maelstrom for the bride and groom. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

Tue 21 Aug

THEY TOLD ME TO USE IT

By Dan Evashevski.

A young actress gets romantically involved with her controlling acting teacher and the lines between reality and fantasy blur. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

Thu 23 Aug

SHUT UP YOUR TRUTH

By Erin Moughon.

A sharp-tongued widow struggles to grieve in her own way, but her family and therapy group want her to just move on. This is a staged reading as part of the BBTF Incubator Series.

ALL incubator readings are FREE: click to book: HERE

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