Archive for December, 2010

Presenting “The Hustle” With Logan Tracey!

Posted in Education, Friends of On the Square, OTSP Buzz on December 28, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Are you an actor that a bit lost as to what your next step should be? Do you have basic questions about the acting business and just want straightforward answers?  Have you been on the lookout for that affordable workshop to help guide you in this crazy business?

Well then Logan Tracey’s class “The Hustle” is exactly what you need to get organized for the new year!  2011 is just around the corner, and if you’re a working actor or even an aspiring working actor, this is that perfect first step to success.

On Saturday, January 15th, 2011 from 3-6pm at Space on White, On the Square Productions presents their first educational workshop- Logan Tracey is the talent!  She has been in the business since 2003 and had to find the path that worked from her.  Check out her website here, or visit

To register for The Hustle visit Brown Paper Tickets at our link here.  The cost of the workshop is $30- an great deal for what’s sure to be invaluable information.

For any other questions, visit our website or email us at!

The Hustle with Logan Tracey

Saturday, Jan. 15th, 3pm-6pm

Space on White

81 White St, NYC (Tribeca)

N/Q/R/4/5/6/A/C/E to Canal Street



Cheers to You, 2010!

Posted in OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements, Reflections on December 27, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well the curtains closed Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie at The Flea on December 21st marking the end of a very successful year for On the Square Productions.  From a successful second season kickoff of Our Developmental Play Reading Series, to critical acclaim of Over Here/Townie, we have been quite busy, and we have no intentions of slowing down!  This February will we be producing In Your Image by UK playwright Rob Benson at 59E59.  Stay tuned for more specifics in our up coming posts.

As 2010 draws to a close Rachel and Jackie have selected a few highlights from the year passing.  Here’s to another great year!


1.  The awesome press we received for Monroe, Illinois- check out our review at!
2.  Gearing up to do Benson’s In Your Image at 59e59
3.  Creating relationships with small businesses like DiWine and The Brick Cafe
4.  Artists Brunch at The Brick Cafe
1.  Making our $2000 Kickstarter goal!  Thanks so much to our awesome donors.  We couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement!
2.  Our sold out run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in our Astoria garden!  Too much fun!
3.  Our kickoff event- “Wingin’ It” in which we heard short scripts from many different playwrights and actors.
Whew!  What a jam-packed year.  Here’s to you, 2010!  You’ve been so good to us, and we’re looking forward to a wonderful 2011!



It’s Opening Night!

Posted in Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, Production Announcements on December 11, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well it’s a big weekend for On the Square- we have our Artists Brunch at 1pm at The Brick Cafe this Sunday Dec. 12th, and our Holiday Party at DiWine on Tuesday Dec. 14th.  But tomorrow, it’s opening night for Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie! After 2 successful previews, we are ready to rock!

Afterwards we will be going to South’s NYC, around the corner from The Flea, as they are one of the sponsors of our production.

The performance is at 9pm, Saturday Dec. 11th at The Flea Theater.  Tickets are still available online too.  For $15 you can get the On the Square Friend discount by entering the code SQUARE upon purchasing tickets.

If Monday is a good day for you, we are also offering $5 Mondays for all of our performances! Use the code FIVE when buying online (no fees!) or come to the door.  Take a sneak peek at our show:

Becca Hackett is "She" in TOWNIE

Doug Roland and Cyrilla Baer as Danny and Patty Hunt in OVER HERE

Rachel McPhee and Cyrilla Baer as Nora and Patty Hunt in OVER HERE

See you at The Flea!

Performances Begin Tomorrow on “Over Here/Townie!”

Posted in Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on December 7, 2010 by On the Square Productions

The curtain will rise tomorrow night, December 8th at 9pm at The Flea Theater when Aaron Wigdor Levy’s Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie begins performances.  It’s been an incredible journey!  Some of you might remember that Over Here was the first play in our Developmental Reading Series of October 2009, so it’s thrilling to make it from the page to the stage!  Everyone has been working so hard, but now it’s time to put the work out there.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, do so online here and we just want to tell you about our ticket promotions too- for December 8th and December 9th ONLY, use the code PREVIEW to receive $12 tickets!

For December 11th, and on (and as a friend of On the Square) use the code SQUARE to receive $15 tickets!

It doesn’t get better than that!  Here’s the ticket link again, and we hope to see you at The Flea!

Doug Roland is Danny Hunt in “Over Here”

Posted in Cast, Friends of On the Square, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on December 3, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Doug Roland has been a friend of On the Square for a long time, and we are thrilled to be working him on a main stage production!  Doug plays Danny Hunt, Patty’s son, and Nora’s brother in Over Here.  Like Nora, Danny struggles to find peace with his mother and deceased father.  Often the comic relief, Danny will both make you laugh and break your heart.

Doug Roland ( Danny – Over Here) is excited to be working with his friends at On the Square Productionsagain. Some NYC theater credits include originating the role of Elliot in Wolves (59E59 Theaters), Don Juan inDon Juan Does New Jersey (The Alternate Theater), The Brig (The Living Theater), The Pantyhose Grid (NYCFringe), Mary Brigit Poppleton is Writing a Memoir (NYC Fringe), and Muffin (Samuel French Festival). Amongother film credits, Doug recently produced, co-directed, and acted in the short film Kidwalker, which premieredat the Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas. Doug is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and theconservatory program at Michael Howard Studios.

To see Doug in action go here!

Rachel McPhee is Nora Hunt in “Over Here”

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements on December 2, 2010 by On the Square Productions

You might know Rachel McPhee has the Co-Artistic Producing Director of On the Square Productions, but in Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie she’ll be showing off her skills on the stage.  Rachel portrays Nora Hunt, Patty’s estranged daughter who returns home for her father’s funeral, who died in Iraq.

Rachel McPhee ( Co-Artistic Producing Director, Nora- Over Here) is thrilled to be returning to thispiece after workshopping it in the OTSP developmental reading series and to be back at the fabulousFlea! Recent credits include Vieux Carre (The Pearl dir. Austin Pendleton), The Footage (The Flea), Miss
Julie and The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Stages),A Midsummer Night’s Dream (On the Square Productions) ,Twelfth Night ( in a Speakeasy!) , Guiding Light. Rachel received her BA from the University of Wisconsin and apostgraduate degree in Professional Acting from the Drama Studio London (UK).

To see Rachel in action, click here!

“Adding Machine’s” Cyrilla Baer is Patty Hunt!

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements on December 1, 2010 by On the Square Productions

We here at On the Square couldn’t have been more thrilled when Cyrilla Baer signed on to do Monroe Illinois:  Over Here/Townie.  A Chicago import, Cyrilla has been rocking the New York Theatre scene for over 2 years now.  Maybe your caught her recently in NYMF’s “PopArt?”  Cyrilla stars as Patty Hunt in Over Here– the widowed matriarch of the Hunt Family.  Her husband, Joe Hunt has just died in Iraq.  Patty’s two kids- Nora and Danny struggle to understand their critical mother, and scene is set.

Cyrilla Baer ( Patty – Over Here) : Off Broadway: “Mrs. Zero”, ADDING MACHINE, A MUSICAL, Minetta Lane; “Nanny”, UNCLE VANYA, Classic Stage Company; “Agatha Makin”, THE HATPIN, & “Dr. Bore”, POPART, NYMF; “Mistress Schermerhorn”, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, York; “Annie Chapman”, RIPPER, NAMT.  Regional: FALSETTOS, RUTHLESS, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, OLIVER, NUNSENSE, NUNSENSE 2 and NUNSENSE JAMBOREE, MORNING’S AT SEVEN, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. Co-star of the NY Independent Film Festival multiple award winner RAGING HORMONES. Featured performer with The Atlanta Symphony and The Florida Philharmonic orchestras. Appearances in the upcoming Onion News Network series on IFC.

To see Cyrilla in action, click here for tickets!