"The American Dream" Playwright, Juan Ramirez, Jr., Featured at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

July 25, 2017

Juan Ramirez, Jr. is an internationally produced writer, actor and director. His latest play to be seen on stage is Truck Stop Queen, part of the LIC One-Act Festival and published in an anthology with the Secret Theatre. Honor Among Thieves was selected for the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival and presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Love Diplomats was produced by the Raíces Theatre Company’s 2016 Desde El Puente. It was also selected for 2016 Short + Sweet International Festival Top 80 in Sydney, Australia and performed at the Top 10 NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center. Love In All The Right Places and There’s A Wolf At The Door at Manhattan Repertory Company, The Safety of Strangers, a one-act festival of his various work at Theatre Row. Dad & Son was produced at 2013 and To Speed Or Not To Speed at 2014 Gi60 One minute play festival in Halifax, UK. The former play is selected and published in One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide To Tiny Theatre, Routledge 2017. 

 

The American Dream is a semi-finalist for 2016 Stage Left Theatre’s Downstage Left residency, Walk The Bronx is a 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalist, Villa Of Life is a NYU 2014 Graduate Screenplay Finalist and Jimmy’s Tab is a 2011 Princess Grace semi-finalist. Stroke Of Madness is part of the 2016 and Wall with 2017 Cimientos Play Program with IATI Theater. Stroke Of Madness is part of the inaugural Ingenio Milargo new works development program in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.A. from Lehman College and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch.

 

With his new play, "The American Dream," Mr. Ramirez tells the story of Corina is an immigrant from Guatemala who has smuggled her way across the border guided by Efren, her coyote aka human smuggler. Instead of finding freedom, she finds herself imprisoned by Efren, who now holds her inside a safe house, awaiting the final Western Union payment from her husband. Set in the last hour and twenty minutes, Corina begs for her freedom but letting her go is against everything Efren stands for. 

 

Written by Juan Ramirez Jr. and presented by Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, the play will be presented Wednesday, August 2nd at 12:30PM,  Sunday, August 6th at 6:30PM, and Thursday, August 10th at 4PM.

 

To purchase your tickets, click here: https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000003FCm7EAG

 

Running Time: 90 Minutes || No Intermission

Advance Ticket: $25 || At Door: $30

VIP Ticket: Front Row Seating and BBTF T-shirt: $50

 

About BBTF:

 

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is thrilled to present curated new works by 20 exceptional playwrights from around the country.  In this, our inaugural year, BBTF has expanded the theatre festival definition by working very closely with these writers in producing their plays, with our end focus of giving you our audience a complete New York Theater experience.

We have nurtured and educated them to develop their work for a bigger stage, with a goal of becoming a launching pad for regional, Off Broadway and Broadway transfers.  Be a part of our exciting inaugural year and come see some amazing new works.  Performances run July 30th through August 20th.  www.BroadwayBoundFestival.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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