We've selected the best of New York’s avant-garde playwrights, directors and actors to create an entire evening of original work with only one day to prepare. The culminating performance featured six original 10-minute plays centered on a newspaper headline from that day.
The final result was a performance based on raw emotion, first instincts, and uncensored creativity. The evening was filled with drinks, spontaneous theater, and a jumping after-party featuring DJ Idlemind, "The Appropriate Agent"
Our Daily Bread
HEADLINE: Bank Of America Intern Didn't Die Of Over-Exhaustion: Investigation
PLAYWRIGHT: Zach Wegner
DIRECTOR: Eva Hiott
ACTORS: Claudine Bryant and Andi Foster
JFK Goes to the Hamptons
HEADLINE: John F. Kennedy: What if he had survived the attack in Dallas?
PLAYWRIGHT: Stephanie Swirsky
DIRECTOR: Natalie Glick
ACTORS: Will Arvidson, Heather Ichihashi and Abby Rosebrock
HEADLINE: Cocaine bust derails fledgling GOP congressman
PLAYWRIGHT: Joey Stamp
DIRECTOR: Nadine Friedman
ACTORS: Ryan Morrison and Christina Roman
HEADLINE: Zumba teacher in prostitution bust is released
PLAYWRIGHT: Tabia Lau
DIRECTOR: Courtney Laine Self
ACTORS: Kay Capasso and Nate Washburn
Your Lucky Day
HEADLINE: Unclaimed $16 Million Lottery Ticket Expires
PLAYWRIGHT: Cory Tamler
DIRECTOR: Emma Weinstein
ACTORS: Jeanette Bonner and Nicole Cardoni
HEADLINE: Women held as 'slaves' in London were part of 'collective'
PLAYWRIGHT: Monica Trausch
DIRECTOR: Chad Chenail
ACTORS: Lilo Grunwald, Jaime Lamchick and Fabianne Meyer
Artistic Director Ashley Jacobson, created short interludes featuring the juxtaposition of two opposing lifestyles (The Senator & The Waitress, Ayn Rand & The Beatnik) and inspired by her next original work THE TUNNEL PLAY to premiere in 2014.
Interlude I: The Senator and The Waitress
Interlude II: The Beatnik and Ayan Rand
Interlude III: On a subway
DIRECTOR: Co-Op Theatre East's Casey Cleverly.
ACTORS: Dondrie Burnham and Brandon Ferraro.
DJ IDLEMIND, "THE APPROPRIATE AGENT" began learning the art of spinning records at age eight from his cousin, a resident Studio 54 DJ. Idlemind is known for his ability to blend seemingly opposing songs together, often breaking genre, speed and chronological barriers. Although a New York native, he has played music around the US and internationally including sets in Japan, Italy, Sweden and Germany. DJ Idlemind is the official event DJ for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and House DJ for the BAMcafé Live concert series. He has worked with, Robert Redford, Donald Trump, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow and Jimmy Cliff to name a few. Club Zimbabwe, The Q-Club, La Linea, PS450 and the legendary Tunnel are only a handful of the clubs and event spaces where he has held residencies.