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The 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series C

Series C begins previews June 13th and runs through June 27th.

Click below for tickets and information for:
Series A
Series B

Running time for Series C is 2 hours and 15 minutes with an intermission.

Devil Music by Angela Hanks; directed by Morgan Gould

Featuring Crystal Lucas-Perry and Daniel Morgan Shelley

Devil Music will close its doors in a matter days. Geraldine and J.J., longtime employees of the store, discuss body modification, Billy Ocean, and their relationship until they have to call it quits.

Angela Hanks is a playwright from Dallas, Texas. Her plays include: Good Latimer, Myrna In Transit (EST/Youngblood), Big Tex (EST/Youngblood), breathe into this bag, Heloise Sails the Boat, and High Five (the New York International Fringe Festival). (Her plays have had readings and productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea Theater, the Cherry Lane Theater, |the claque|, and Stockyards Theater Project in Chicago.) She is an alumna of OBIE winning EST/Youngblood, a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Lincoln Center Directors Lab participant. MFA in Playwriting from the New School for Drama. 

Double Suicide at Ueno Park!  by Leah Nanako Winkler; directed by John Giampietro*

Featuring Don Castro, Sasha Diamond, Kana Hatakeyama, Shiori Ichikawa, Jo Mei and Yurika Ohno

Two courtesans in 18th century Japan are set free from the red-light district once a year to see the cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. As the seasons pass, the best friends make a dangerous pact.

Leah Nanako Winkler’s plays include Kentucky, Death for Sydney Black, The Internet, and she co-wrote Flying Snakes in 3-D!!! with Teddy Nicholas. She is an alumna of terraNova Groundbreakers, New Group/UAI (res. Playwright) and A/P/A commission w/the Japanese American National Museum.

Good Afternoon by Daniel Reitz*; directed by Jules Ochoa

Featuring Kersti Bryan and Haskell King

An ex-Internet reputation specialist who's lost his own reputation pays a visit to new neighbor.  Over tea, cookies and bourbon, they discover they share a similarly sordid past.

Daniel Reitz's awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a New York Innovative Theatre Award and New Dramatists’ Lippmann Award. Plays havebeen developed or produced at EST, MCC, Mark Taper Forum, Naked Angels, New York Stage and Film, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages and the Public, among others. He adapted his play Urban Folk Tales as the feature film Urbania released by Lionsgate Films. He is a member of Rising Phoenix Repertory and an alumnus of New Dramatists.

The Science of Stars and Fathers and Daughters by Darcy Fowler*; directed by Linsay Firman*

Featuring Michael Cullen and Emma Galvin

Astronomy, disappointment, and Neil Diamond in a rowboat on a summer night are part of a father/daughter tradition spanning decades.

Darcy Fowler is a playwright, screenwriter, and actress whose work has been read and workshopped at EST, Goodspeed Opera House, Primary Stages, Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Harmony Gold Preview House and Noho Playhouse, among others. She is developing a screenplay and two pilots, and is working on a musical with musician/actor Heather Robb (Spring Standards). Her play, The Bird and the Two-Ton Weight, was selected as one of five American plays to be workshopped at the Old Vic in London, as part of Old Vic/New Voices. She is a proud alumna of EST/Youngblood.

The Talk by France-Luce Benson*; directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke*

Featuring Sharina Martin and Lizan Mitchell

When a recently widowed woman wakes her adult daughter in the middle of the night to ask a very personal question, what ensues is a Caribbean-American take on an after school special about exploring one’s sexuality gone horribly wrong.

France-Luce Benson's awards include: Lorraine Hansberry, Kennedy Center - Fati’s Last Dance, 2008; Alfred P. Sloan screenplay competition - Healing Roots, 2007;  Schubert Fellowship, 2006 and 2007; and Upright Citizens Brigade (three-time scholarshiprecipient). She has had plays produced and/or workshopped by Crossroads Theatre Company, The Fire This Time Festival, New Perspectives Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Victory Gardens, and the Billie Holiday Theatre.  

Series C Performance Schedule:

Evening Performances: Sat June 13th, Mon June 15th, Thurs June 18th, Sat June 20th, Sun Jun 21st, Mon June 22nd, Wed June 24th, Thurs June 25th, Fri June 26th,  and Sat June 27th,7:00pm

Matinees Performances: Sun June 14th, Sun June 21st and Sat June 27th at 2:00pm

Closes June 27th

Earlier Event: June 7
Puttin' On The Brunch
Later Event: August 4
Informed Consent