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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

THINK FAST: Theater Project Announces Short Plays for February Competition


 

The Theater Project, a professional theater in Maplewood, NJ, has announced the eight short plays that will take part in its third annual one-act competition, THINK FASTFebruary 19-21, 2016 at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts. The contest, open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area, will feature a $500 Judges’ Prize for Best Play, which will be announced immediately after the final performance on Sunday, February 21. The audience will be asked to vote for favorite plays and performers after each show.
 
This year’s plays include: “White Roux” by Stephen Bracco, “Father Knows Best” by Joshua Kaplan, “Bimbo Feminist” by Alisa Snider, “Posturing” by Jason Kurtz, “Two Women in Budapest” by Mary Teitelbaum, “The Literary Merit of People's Exhibit One” by Zames Curran, “The Wink” by Jonathan Citron and “90 Days” by Rolando Sanchez.
 
“We’re thrilled to be presenting our third one-act festival featuring established and emerging playwrights from the New York-New Jersey area,” said Mark Spina, artistic director. “Few New Jersey theaters offer a bill of original short plays, and we’re happy to be able to present this evening of original comedies and dramas to the community.”

 “Bringing the arts to our towns brings out the artist in each one of us,” said Spina. “At a time when budgets for the arts and arts education are ever-shrinking, The Theater Project continues to provide outlets for actors, writers and directors as well as a venue for original short works. We think our audience will be impressed with the range of subjects and styles that THINK FAST offers.”
 
Tylie Shider
Performances will be Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m.Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. The audience will be asked to vote for its two favorite plays after each show and a special award for “Audience Favorite” will also be announced after the February 21 performance along with the $500 Judges’ Prize. In addition to Best Play, a panel of judges will also bestow awards for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.
 
Tickets may be purchased online www.thetheaterproject.org or at the box office before each performance at the Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ.
 
 
WHAT:        THINK FAST: authors of eight short plays compete for a $500 prize
 
WHO:          The Theater Project, professional company in residence at the Burgdorff Center for the Arts
 
WHEN:        February 19 – 21
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m
 
             WHERE: Burgdorff Center,                                            10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ
 
TIX: $20 ($10 students) at TheTheaterProject.org
 
INFO:          908 809-8865
 

  PHOTO:  Winner of the 2015 THINK FAST Competition: Tylie Shider

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