Archive for November, 2010

Becca Hackett Stars As “Townie”

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on November 30, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie is just around the corner, and we would like to take the opportunities over the next few days to introduce you to our lovely cast.  Meet Becca Hackett who is “Townie”- the solo show that spans nearly 40 years of one woman’s life.  It’s the ultimate woman’s monologue!  Read more about her below and buy your tickets here!

Becca Hackett is from Portland, ME and comes to NYC by way of Emerson College in Boston. She is a performance and visual artist.  Most recent acting credits:  Co- Author of and actor inSeries 6.2: Paint On Canvas (Fringe NYC) Standing Clear (CoffeCup (a theatre co.), I,Kreon (NewMoon/Roust Theatre Co.). Favorite Roles include Germaine from Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Prospero in The Tempest, and Lady Macbeth/Hecate in Macbeth (UK/US) Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Edinburgh Fringe Fest). She has studied performance with Studio 5 (Aole T. Miller, Per Brahe), and Viewpoints with Julie Troost at the Monarch Theatre.


A Parable of A Queen

Posted in Friends of On the Square, On the Square Productions News, Reading on November 19, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Next in the On the Square Developmental Play Reading Series, A Parable of A Queen by Alex DeWitt.  A fellow Wisconsinite, we’ve gotten to know Alex through one of our professors at University of Wisconsin, Norma Saldivar.  We are thrilled to be working with Alex- not to mention a fellow cheesehead!  Here’s a brief summary of the play:

“A Parable of a Queen” is the passionate tale of a woman’s power set in an allegorical kingdom far away and long ago. It is an intricate story of intrigue, love, lust, loyalty and trust, the intersection of three people whose deep desires conflict with their duties and obligations to the court, the hierarchy and each other.

A Parable of A Queen

By Alex DeWitt, Directed by Ilana Becker


Austin Nixon, Elizabeth Audley, Leanne Barrineau, & Zack Robidas

The Time Out New York Lounge @ New World Stages

340 W. 50th St., (between 8th and 9th), 7:30pm

$10 at the door goes to support On the Square Productions! So, come on out, grab a drink, and listen to our last reading before the holidays!  Here’s a link to our Facebook Invite!

OTSP Recommends Artist Friendly Printer!

Posted in Friends of On the Square, OTSP Buzz on November 19, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Hello faithful followers!

Rehearsals are in full swing for Monroe, Illinois: Over Here/Townie, you can visit our website or The Flea for more info.

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Tickets on Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well rehearsals for Monroe, Illinois: Over Here/Townie are off with a bang, and our wonderful actors and creative team are hard at work!

We here at OTSP just wanted to make sure you knew where to buy your tickets. You can also visit The Flea’s website to get tickets as well. Tell a friend, help spread the word, and get ’em while they’re hot!

While in Astoria…

Posted in Friends of On the Square on November 6, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Do as the Astorians do…and all good Astorians know about the Brick Cafe on 31st Ave and 33rd St. A mixture of Mediterranean and continental cuisine, it’s both cozy and elegant at the same time. It’s definitely one of OTSP’s favorite haunts for either brunch or dinner.

There is something for everyone here. Whether its their $25 Prix Fixe Menu, their Live Music Night every Wednesday, or their upcoming Holiday Shopping night, you must make The Brick Cafe part of your Astoria experience. Also the olive spread they give you with your bread is amazing!

One of the most wonderful things about the Brick is their support of local artists. We were so lucky to work with them on Midsummer, earlier this year, as they hosted our opening night festivities. The service is superb and the drinks were flowing! Check out their menus! We will be working with them again this fall on Monroe, Illinois: Over Here/Townie. They have offered to host an Astoria Artist’s Brunch for us in the near future, so be sure and stay tuned to our blog and website for more details.

Please take the time to check out their website, and pay a visit to one of those upcoming events. Whether its brunch or dinner- you won’t be disappointed!


Posted in Friends of On the Square, OTSP Buzz on November 2, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Rehearsals for Monroe, Illinois: Over Here/Townie– a world premiere of two one acts by Aaron Wigdor Levy start Tuesday, November 2nd. We couldn’t be more excited as we have a fantastic cast and production team assembled. The production runs at The Flea Theater from Dec 8- Dec 21. Click here for more info!

We are thrilled to announce our rehearsal space partnership with The Network , a brand new facility which features 5 spacious and affordable studios and located in the heart of midtown at 242 west 36th street between 7th and 8th avenue on the 3rd floor. The Network is thrilled to work with artists and companies to develop new work and we are excited to be working with such a generous, supportive, talented and savvy bunch. The Network will be the official rehearsal space of On the Square productions, housing our reading rehearsals and rehearsals for In Your Image by Rob Benson which opens at 59e59 in February.

If you haven’t rehearsed at the Network yet- give it a try and tell ’em OTSP sent ya!