Midtown International Theatre Festival Continues: March 29 – 31, 2014

    Midtown International Theatre Festival

    John Chatterton presents

    Sat, March 29 – Sun, March 30, 2014 


    Roy Arias Studios Stage II
    300 W. 43rd Street. Fourth Floor, NYC
    OvationTix: 866-811-4111 [Call 9am – 9pm M-F; 10am – 6pm Sat + Sun]
    Tickets: $20 per program

    Monday, March 31 at 6:15 – 10:00 p.m.


    The Barrow Group Theatre
    312 West 36th Street, Third Floor, NYC
    call 646-338-5472 for reservations

    New York – The 15th anniversary of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continues. Spend next weekend with john Chatterton and his venerable midtown festival series. First Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theatres will be the premiere of 20 new short plays as part of the monthly Short Play Lab series. Then the Commercial Division’s Salon Evening: an evening of excerpts from future productions focused on an off-Broadway or Broadway run in the near future.

    Topical and engaging works ranging from relationships – starting and finishing them to viewing the world through money and memorabilia. The Short Play Lab are two programs of 10 minute plays – some are preambles to larger works while others are Serling-esque parables that are subject for our approval.

    About the SHORT PLAY LAB

    Each program is performed on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, as follows:
    Program A: Sat. 7 pm and Sun. 4 pm • Program B: Sat. 9 pm and Sun. 2 pm

    Program A: Saturday, March 29 @ 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 30 @ 4:00 p.m.


    • Incinerated by Jillian Eichler: Lainey and Delilah have two very different outlooks on love … And someone’s getting burned.
    • Daguerreotype Dialogue #5 by Dianna Stark & Michael K. White: What if 100-year-old pictures could talk?
    • The Wolf At the Threshing Floor written & directed by Gray Campbell: A sexually rapacious working woman marries her daughter to a young soldier in order to carry on a clandestine affair with him.
    • Tying the Knot by John Ladd: A young couple “discovers” a way to both  further their relationship as well as enhance AND upgrade they way that they live.
    • Grace Goes To Sea by Rosemary Frisino Toohey: He hates boats and he’s terrified of the water, so how does Harry fulfill his wife’s last wish to go sailing?
    • Set Up By Love by Shashone Lambert: A classic story of love, friendship, and tampons.
    • The Play About the Culver City Steps by Arthur W. French III: A man meets some interesting folks while working out.
    • Sunday Morning by Alex Addison: A boy. A girl. A night on the town, and a relationship that meets its end.
    • Bedtime Visitor: Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the… Who are you?

    Program B: Saturday, March 29 @ 9:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 30 @ 2:00 p.m.

    • Charles written, directed, & performed by David Abitol: You may consider marrying Charles.
    • Pothole Hotline: Staffer on a hotline used by drivers to report potholes easily gets rid of callers.
    • The Smoker And the Blue Haired Chick written & directed by Thomas Michael Quinn: A man who works too hard meets a woman who doesn’t work at all.
    • Group Session by Viktoria I.V. King: Three addicts walk into a group session without having any intention of treating their addictions.
    • Lousy Stamen written & directed by Brian Borowka
    • Strangers In the Night by Marine Sialelli.
    • The Proclivities of the Scientific Community by Griffin Hennelly.
    • My Side of the Sink by Hillery Baker.
    • The Dallas Cowboys VS The Purse by Justine Hall: She has to choose between the game or her purse.
    • Ca$h, Comfort, Sex by Chris Rivera: Almost everything is for sale, and if it’s not, you can at least buy into the fantasy.



    But the weekend isn’t over. Come on “dark” Monday, March 31 @ 6:15 p.m.  for MITF’s Salon – or get-together. An evening of excerpts from shows aspiring to be part of MITF’s Commercial Division. This is a separate repertory of plays and musicals whose production values are designed for Off-Broadway, a regional theatre run … or better. Each show will present 25 min. of material. Invited audience will include potential investors as well as general industry and press. Wine and cheese will be served.

    Call 646-338-5472 for reservations or email [email protected]. The Salon will take place Monday, March 31 at 6:15 – 10:00 p.m. at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, Third floor.


    Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF, and John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way.

    Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. The Midtown International Theatre Festival is a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world – and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. Visit www.midtownFestival.org to learn about the Short Play Lab, the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival, the new MITF Children’s Theatre Festival, and the Commercial Division.