Cold Snaps - Winter One-Act Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Description

WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY is pleased to present prehistoric silliness, delicate romance, and valiant struggles for survival and sanity! If you’re tired of magical snowmen, elves in odd sizes, and miracles on 34th Street, then head up and over to 36th where the award-winning WorkShop Theater Company presents its annual antidote to excessive holiday cheer with COLD SNAPS, the WorkShop’s Winter Short Play Festival. The plays, all penned by WorkShop Theater Company playwrights, feature the talent of seventeen actors, and noteworthy directors.

Festival Dates November 30 - December 15, 2012
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Festival Story:

WorkShop Theater Company’s mission is to provide a creative home for a diverse group of playwrights, directors and actors. The WorkShop has developed hundreds of plays, among them Eddie Antar’s NY Times Critic’s Pick, Drama Desk nominated and NY Innovative Theatre Award-winning hit, The Navigator (“cruises in entertainingly high gear” - NY Times), Ken Jaworowski’s Interchange, (NY Times Critic’s Pick) and Allan Knee’s The Man Who Was Peter Pan, which became the Academy Award-nominated, Finding Neverland, produced by Nellie Bellflower and receiving an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay by David Magee, both of whom are WorkShop Theater Company alumni.


Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • The plays, all penned by WorkShop Theater Company playwrights, feature the talent of seventeen actors, and noteworthy directors.
    • The Latest News From the Primordial Ooze by Rich Orloff, directed by Wendy Seyb, and Anne Fizzard’s Nine Moons Ago, directed by Gerrianne Raphael, explore the dilemmas faced by primordial creatures and early cavewomen; Robert Strozier’s Now You See It, Now You Don’t, directed by Elena Araoz, and Margo Hammond’s Look Me in the Eyes, directed by Kathryn Long, delicately examine romantic connection and communication at different stages of relationships; the remaining three pieces – Scott C. Sickles’ Sugarplum, directed by Ryan Lee; Bob Manus’ To Live, directed by Daniel Damiano; and Greg Oliver Bodine’s To Build a Fire, based on the Jack London short story and directed by Thomas Coté – tell gripping stories of survival about people trapped in the throes of mental illness, in a Nazi concentration camp, and in the snowy winter wilderness.


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  • Jewel Box Theater
    312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
    New York, New York


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