Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dead Poets Society Meets West World in the New Play TURING TEST at FringeNYC

World Premiere at FringeNYC – October 13 – 20

Dominick DeGaetano’s new play, TURING TEST, will have its World Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in October. The production is directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart and produced by No Future LLC.

TURING TEST is a riveting sci-fi thriller about life, death, and creation. A poet, on the wagon and soon to be a father, makes a deal to wipe away his debts. All he has to do is teach a young man, locked away as part of a secret government experiment, how to write a poem. But what happens when that secret no longer wants to be kept? TURING TEST is a millennial allegory for the trials of both parenting and coming of age, while also evoking the grace of making art in a fallen world. 

The play was a semifinalist for the National Playwright’s Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and was workshopped at the Guild Hall of Easthampton. 

The cast features Rick Busser (The Tempest/Classical Theater of Harlem), Elizabeth Chappel (Uncle Vanya/Columbia University), Finn Kilgore (MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), and Noelle Lake(Marvin’s Room/T. Schrieber Studio Theatre).

The creative team includes lighting design by Ted Charles Brown, sound design by Dominick DeGaetano, projection design by Taylor Edelle Stuart, graphic design by Ron Hester, and stage management by Gina Hays.

In keeping with the festival spirit, this year, all audience members will meet at The FringeHUB – blue flag, 685 Washington Street (Between Charles & Perry), and will be walked to the theatre by a Fringe Ambassador. All theatres are within 3 blocks of the FringeHUB. Tickets are $22 and are available at
Running time: 1:40.

Performances dates: 
Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 14 at 2:45 pm
Monday, October 15 at 9:15 pm
Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 20 at 5:00 pm

Dominick DeGaetano's plays have been developed at the Williamstown Theater Festival, The Tank NYC, Guild Hall of East Hampton, the Southampton Writers Conference, and the New Plays Festival at George Washington University. He studied at GWU, where he was a Dean's Scholar in Shakespeare, and Stony Brook University, where he was the first student in its MFA in Theatre. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. 

Taylor Edelle Stuart is a New York based theatre director, projection designer, and filmmaker. She spent the last four years developing new plays with the Iowa Writer's Workshop. NYC directing credits include Over + Out, Escape Velocity (Navigators Theater Company). Taylor is also a New York Times published photographer, a finalist for the Sundance New Voices Lab, and a filmmaker.

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