FIRST STORIES FESTIVAL 2015

 

FIRST STORIES FESTIVAL 2015
FIRST STORIES

April/May 2015
The Wild Project

195 East 3rd Street, NYC NY

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PERSONA NON GRATA

by Ceren Ercan and Gülce U?urlu 
 APRIL 25, 2015 @ 2pm

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An exciting and timely play by two up and coming women playwrights from Turkey.  This poetic and powerful play concerns an Egyptian pilot and a young Turkish woman, raised on Western values and her brother who has studied at New York University.  The couple tries to find way to maintain their love through cross-cultural prejudice, changing political climates, and finding themselves in an identity  crisis.  The script-in-hand production will be directed by noted New York-Turkish director Handan Ozbilgin.  

This performance of THRESHOLD has been made possible by the generous support of The American Turkish Society’s Moon and Stars ProjectMASP_logo_URL _s

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MURROW

BY JOSEPH VITALE

Directed by Bob Angelini

Monday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm & Wednesday,  April 29 @ 2:00 pm


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Starring Joseph J. Menino

The American premiere of a new play by Joseph Vitale which covers Edward R. Murrow’s rise from thevery beginnings of Columbia Broadcasting Systems to onsite reports during the 1940’s bombing of London, the liberation of Buchenwald, and finally to the on-air collapse of Senator Joe McCarthy’s “Red Scare” campaign to expose communists in the US Federal Government and elsewhere.  More than just a biographical look at an icon and pioneer of American broadcast journalism, Murrow is a stinging indictment of the contemporary corporate-media complex.  

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New Works in Three

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 @ 2PM

New Works In Three (SITI for Phoenix Theatre Ensemble First Stories)-2

A first story presented by the Alumni of the Inaugural SITI Conservatory 

Join us for a thrilling night of theatre with three short works, where Chekhov’s The Bear resurrects, a musical thriller comes to town with Well Job, Gertrude and wise women weave lost fairytales. 

Featuring Artists: Broderick Ballantyne, Alanna Coby, Megan Hanley, Leigh Hendrix, Clara Pagone, Ali Kennedy Scott, Sophie Traub

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THE LAST POET ON MARS

BY JACK FELLOWS

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 @ 2PM

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Join us May 9th at 2:00 pm at The Wild Project for a staged reading of “The Last Poet on Mars,” a new play by Jack Fellows based on Homer’s Illiad.2555 AD. An overpopulated Earth and a newly colonized Mars set the stage for us to witness again the futility and inevitability of war. Though technologies have grown, the human experience remains the same. The same lust for power, love, and violence plagues our characters in space as did the Greeks in the Aegean Sea. Tempted by the illusion of immortality they dive headfirst into their fate.

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