Archive for September, 2010

MTWorks Presents, “A Home Across the Ocean”

Posted in Theatre Reviews on September 22, 2010 by On the Square Productions

This past Saturday night, Rachel and I had the wonderful opportunity to see a new work by up and coming playwright Cody Daigle titled, “A Home Across the Ocean.” Rachel and I are a big fans of MTWorks (we are really psyched for the second installment of Barrier Island!) and this show was nothing short of impressive.

The play revolves around a gay couple, Connor and Daniel, who decide to become foster parents to a seemingly troubled teen, Penny. Connor’s father has just died unexpectedly and his spirited mother Grethe no longer wishes to wallow in her grief. Instead she rekindles a relationship from her past, an old college beau who is now a successful poet. Daigle’s dialogue is so natural and effortless, one forgets they’re watching a play. The way the individual story lines intermingle and unfold really strikes emotional chords within the audience. I know both Rachel and I shed a few tears…and we had many laughs too!

If you want to see an original work, with great writing, great performances, produced by great people than rush out and get a ticket for A Home Across The Ocean. Tickets can be purchased via Telecharge here. Performances are held at the Studio at Theatre Row through Saturday October 2nd.

Congrats all- on a successful SOLD OUT weekend!

Announcing Our “Anaïs Nin” Cast!

Posted in On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements on September 16, 2010 by On the Square Productions

After a successful night of chicken wings, and cold readings, we are ready to get this Developmental Play Reading season up and running. Our first reading, Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell, by David Stallings, will take place on Sunday, September 26th at 7:30pm in the Time Out New York Lounge. Cristina Alicea directs. $10 at the door gets you some snacks and a wonderful night of entertainment.

Here’s our wonderful cast!
Cyrilla Baer*
Sarah Baskin*
Adi Kurtchik
Adam McNulty
Rachel McPhee*
Emily Tucker
Sarah Viccellio*

*denotes member of Actor’s Equity

Wingin It Recap!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Thanks so much to all of our writers, actors, and friends who came out on Sunday night to “Wingin” It! What could have been better than enjoying a beer and some barbecue chicken wings while reading original material?

Here’s a list of our writers who participated- be on the look out for them!

Lauren Ferabee
Bret Bucci
Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Alex DeWitt
Kate Kertez
Phlip Wilson
Michael Raver

Thanks again to all who submitted and played with us!

Announcing “Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell” on 9/26!

Posted in On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Reading on September 4, 2010 by On the Square Productions

We’re getting ready for Season 2.0 of our Developmental Play Reading Series, and we’d like to announce our first reading- David Stalling‘s, “Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell.” You can check out more about David here or on the MTWorks website.

Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell
Sunday, Sept. 26th 7:30pm
Time Out New York Lounge @ New World Stages
340 W. 50th St- NY, NY 10019

A bit of history on the play and of David:

Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria… wait for their men. What happens when women’s lib icon Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down? Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell explores the question of whether Sartre was right and hell really is other people, or whether we carry around our potential for damnation or salvation within ourselves.
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David Stallings is a New York City based playwright known for writing plays about the dark customary behaviors that affect society. His concentration as a playwright can be summed up by a Village Voice review of the play he is submitting for your consideration, Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell: “Why a male playwright would write a staunchly feminist play…is beyond comprehension, but thank the gods for David Stallings’ Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell.”

The play won the 2nd Biennal Arthur W. Stone New Play Award (Louisiana Tech University), 1st Prize Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival, and was a Semi-finalist of the 2008 Princess Grace Awards. It was a selection at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival (garnering positive reviews available upon request), has received several readings in New York and Boston.

We are at OTSP are truly looking forward to this reading, and we hope to see you all on the 26th!