Monthly Archives: April 2010

425D’s First Short Film

Help! Watch 425D’s short film and win us Free Space!
Simply click here, watch our submission to the end and you bring us one step closer to winning free rehearsal space at Space on White. Be entertained and inspired, all for a good cause.

Full details on the contest are below.
What is 425D? Watch our film to find out!

425D: Space on White
a commission by Jordan Seavey
directed by Stephen Brackett, Lauren Keating, Niegel Smith and Awoye Timpo
featuring: Jocelyn Bio as Niegel, Stephanie Dimaggio as Lauren, Lucas Kavner as Stephen and Bonna Tek & Margo Hammond as Awoye

Many thanks!

SPACE ON WHITE

Space on White is a socially conscious space for artists located in Tribeca, New York City. Artists or organizations can rent out studios that cater to acting, music, and dance rehearsal. Our great energy and environment encourages collaboration and growth for artists and their audiences. The open, spacious designs of the spaces act as blank canvases that are committed to the artist first and foremost.

What would you do with Space on White as your blank canvas?

Submit a 4 minute video answering this prompt, and submit by April 13th. Viewing contest ends April 29th.

— FIRST PRIZE –

80 hours of FREE SPACE — $2,000 value — at Space on White!
Featured on the residents page of our website
2 comps for all Space on White Events
Links on the Space on White Facebook Page
Featured in the Space on White Newsletter
Discount on rentals for company members
Event posting on SoW Calendar
Bi-Monthly Company Meetings

— SECOND PRIZE –
50 hours of FREE SPACE at Space on White

Space on White wants to be your blank canvas!!!

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Posted on April 26, 2010

Together Again

So much fun had at the Plays and Playwrights Book Launch. It was so thrilling seeing Bobby and Azhar as Barry and Al once more. The first scene wasn’t enough; I wanted to do the whole play again!

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Posted on April 20, 2010

Al’s Biz Cards Book Launch

The hit off-Broadway comedy I directed in August is being published, and The New York Theatre Expereince Inc. is throwing an incredible launch party on Monday! Come hang out with the hysterically brilliant playwright, Josh Koenigsberg, and see a scene performed by Azhar Khan (Al) and Bobby Moreno (Barry). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll drink wine and rub elbows – what better way to spend a Monday night?

The event kicks off at 4:30pm, with a playwrights forum at 5:30 and play excerpt performances beginning at 7pm.
Full details are listed below. Come celebrate!

Plays and Playwrights 2010 Book Launch

Celebrating the publication of plays by Brian Parks, Ellen Maddow, Nat Cassidy, Jerrod Bogard, Gyda Arber & Aaron Baker, Tony Asaro & Dan Collins, Will Le Vasseur, Josh Koenigsberg, John Crutchfield, and Joshua Conkel

Doors open at 4:30pm: Join us in the lounge on the main floor for snacks, cash bar, and cool conversation.

We’ll have a free-for-all playwrights forum with Nat Cassidy, Josh Koenigsberg, Tony Asaro, and Gyda Arber from 5:30 – 6:15pm in the theatre.

Performances of excerpts from six of the plays featured in the anthology start at 7:00pm. Scheduled to appear: Kelly AuCoin, Jess Barbagallo, Nikole Beckwith, Michael Cyril Creighton, Tim Ewing, Leslie Farrell, Katie Honaker, Lynn Kenny, Azhar Khan, Bobby Moreno, Anna O’Donahue, Andy Phelan, Heather Shields, Paul Urcioli, Justin Utley, Eva van Dok — a veritable who’s who of indie theater!

Book signing to follow!

Monday, April 19, 2010
4:30-8:30pm
Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street
Absolutely FREE!

Posted in News
Posted on April 16, 2010

Short Film Throw Down

I had the pleasure of co-directing a short film this weekend with my creative, talented, innovative fellow directors of 425D, a director’s collective. Space on White is giving away a grant that consists of 80 hours of free rehearsal space. The winner is determined via submission of a short film centering on the question, What would you do with Space on White as your blank canvas?
We commissioned the hysterically brilliant Jordan Seavey to write the script, cast actors to play us and shot/edited the film all with in the span of 6 days. Now THAT’S collaboration. Fingers crossed we get the grant!

Posted in News
Posted on April 13, 2010

EARTHA

Francesca Choy-Kee and I have been working on her one woman show, EARTHA, a cabaret/memory play centering on the life of Eartha Kitt. It explores her personal and political controversies, as well as the unique voice that made her famous. I’ve learned a lot about Eartha’s amazing cannon of songs, many of which I associated with the more modern artists who have re-appropriated them over the years. I’ve also been getting schooled in the politics of Johnson’s administration, blacklisting (which didn’t end with McCarthy) and the unbelievably stunning collection of folklore that is Eartha’s personal history.
We had a very informative, small showing at NYU Graduate Acting, from which a new draft is emerging. Be on the look out for May performance dates at Jimmy’s #43, a fantastic cabaret space in the East Village.

Posted in News
Posted on April 2, 2010
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