All For One Theatre Festival sponsored by TheaterPizzazz.com

 

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TheaterPizzazz.com is proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd ANNUAL ALL FOR ONE THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater – 38 Commerce Street, NY. Performances begin Friday, Oct 11 and continue through Saturday, Nov 9.

This years festival stars many exciting performers including Kelly Carlin (A Carlin Home Companion), about her life with her father, George Carlin, world renowned Jazz Singer Rene Marie (Slut Energy Theory), the known activist takes on domestic violence; Broadway villian Tom Hewitt(Another Medea) is frighteningly provocative; Bill Bowers (Beyond Words) journeys from boyhood to manhood with and without words; Silvia Milo(The Other Mozart), reveals the little known musical genius Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus; David Harrell (A Little Potato Hard To Peel andThe Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook) teaches how not to be defined by our own limitations; Vichet Chum (Knyum) unearths extraordinary lives of immigrants including his parents who fled the genocide in Cambodia; and Erin Fleck (Those Who Can’t Do…) addresses one of the hot topics of our time, sex education.

Executive Director, Michael Wolk strongly believes, “our mission is to present transformational solo theater that changes the way you think and feel about the things that matter,” which is what differentiates AFO from other festivals.

 

HERE IS A LIST OF THE SHOWS/DATES/TIMES:

A CARLIN HOME COMPANION
Written & Performed by Kelly Carlin
Directed by Paul Provenza

Deftly weaving her amusing yet poignant family stories with classic video footage of her father’s career and family memorabilia, KellyCarlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian GeorgeCarlin, takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions and pulls back the curtain on their life together off stage. Video: youtu.be/xq3eTYEYM60

Friday, October 11th – 7pm
Sunday, October 13th – 1pm
Thursday, October 17th – 7pm
Saturday, October 19th – 1pm

BEYOND WORDS
Written & Performed by Bill Bowers
Directed by Scott Illingworth

Set against the backdrop of small town America, BEYOND WORDS takes us on a journey from boyhood to manhood and considers the lessons learned along the way. One of the most acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists, Bill Bowers employs an eloquent mixture of music, monologue and mime to create a vibrant and poetic montage that is Beyond Words. “Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time.” – The New York Post.

“Fascinating. Affecting. “Beyond Words” is engaging to the eye and ear.” The New York Times

Video: youtu.be/XMFEsH2xqm8

Saturday, October 12th – 7pm
Sunday, October 13th – 4pm
Saturday, October 26th – 1pm
Thursday, November 2nd – 7pm

SLUT ENERGY THEORY
Written and Performed by Rene Marie
Directed by Donnie L. Betts

One woman’s story about abuse, laughter, life, & pushin’ on through to the other side.
U’Dean Morgan’s harrowing life experiences have left her anything but speechless. She tells you exactly what she thinks about sex, heaven, lies, truth, you, and herself through music, spoken word, and monologue.  Video: youtu.be/f1RtpW7kk5I

Saturday, October 12th – 4pm
Sunday, October 13th – 7pm
Friday, October 18th – 7pm
Sunday, October 20th – 1pm

ANOTHER MEDEA
Performed by Tom Hewitt
Written & Directed by Aaron Mark

In Another Medea, we meet the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a onetime New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a man named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. Tom Hewitt plays Marcus and others in this frighteningly provocative minimalist monodrama.  Video: youtu.be/YsSMy1e-YxU

Saturday, October 19th – 7pm
Sunday, October 20th – 4pm
Saturday, October 26th – 4pm
Wednesday, October 30th – 7pm


THE OTHER MOZART
Written and Performed by Sylvia Milo
Directed by Isaac Byrne

The Other Mozart is a play about Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. It tells the true story of this prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, but who faded away and left behind nothing of her own.  Video: youtu.be/ynLUraUhhz8

Saturday, October 19th – 4pm
Sunday, October 20th – 1pm
Saturday, October 26th – 7pm
Sunday, October 27th – 1pm

A LITTLE POTATO HARD TO PEEL
Written and Performed by David Harrell
Directed by Kirk White

Hard to Peel, David Harrell takes the audience on a journey that begins with the day he was born without his right hand. What starts out as one man’s challenge to accept his own strengths and limitations becomes a compelling charge for us all.  Video: youtu.be/HKzts_owU0c

Sunday, October 20th – 7pm
Friday, October 25th – 7pm
Sunday, October 27th – 4pm
Saturday, November 9th – 7pm

KNYUM
Written and Performed by Vichet Chum
Directed by Kyle Schaefer and Emily Ritger

To supplement his meager artistic life, Guy works graveyard shifts at the Hotel East Houston in New York City. Between the hours of 11pm and 7am, the hotel lobby transforms into a theater for Guy’s dreams. There, he encounters his parents, Ma and Ba and their stories of sacrifice and survival. Video: youtu.be/peeVOnxdNfY

Sunday, October 27th – 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd – 1pm
Sunday, November 3rd – 4pm
Friday, November 8th – 7pm

THOSE WHO CAN’T DO
Written and Performed by Erin Fleck
Directed by Shari Hollett

Shame. That’s what haunts high school teacher, Lillian Campbell. Lillian finds herself in the middle of a sex scandal involving her grade nine girls and the majority of the senior hockey team. In order to battle the humiliation and shame forced upon the girls, she must first battle her own.  Video: youtu.be/zJOdUs91yJc

Friday, November 1st – 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd – 4pm
Sunday, November 3rd – 7pm
Saturday, November 9th – 4pm

Tickets are $25 for individual shows; $150 festival pass; $20 seniors; $15 students.

Tickets will be available on August 1, 2013 at http://www.afofest.org/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at Box Office ½ hour in advance of the performances.

Running Time: All shows are 90 minutes (or less)

Website: www.afofest..org

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