Boy likes boy. Boy tells mom. Mom freaks out.
To raise $10,000 (or more) of the $20,000 we need to mount the World Premiere of 50 Things I Love About Frank at the 2012 Dream up Festival at Theater for the New City in Manhattan! Our $10,000 Kickstarter goal will cover the cost of 7 actors, director, stage manager and rehearsal rooms. The remaining $10,000 covers festival fees, marketing and press, lighting, sound, costume and set designer. The goal of this production is to get "picked up" by commercial producers with the hopes of playing Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regionally or in a touring production.
(Boy likes boy. Boy tells mom. Mom freaks out.)
Frank Stampoli can't catch a break. Between business class, dance call-backs and coming out... freshman year is tough. When he tells his family he has a boyfriend, his mother blames it on the fact that he hasn't found the right Italian girl. His father doesn't know what to say. And then there's Anthony... and those 50 things he loves about Frank. In the great tradition of Patti LuPone and Neil Simon comes an Italian-American, Brooklyn born-and-bred story about family, friendship, first boyfriends and pasta sauce.
Theater for the New City
is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbinsand Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women's drumming and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Volence award.
Dream up Festival
Theater for the New City will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance in the summer of 2012 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York. In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres.
Performance Venue and Dates
The Community Theater Located at Theater For The New City. 155 1st Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets). New York, New York, 10003.9/1 at 2pm
9/4 at 6:30
9/5 at 6:30
Ticket Price: $15
Tickets can be purchased by visiting WWW.THEATERFORTHENEWCITY.NET or by calling (212) 254- 1109
*All Prizes can be picked up at the theater when you come see the show! There will be a list at the door with your name and code that you will receive via email. The only prize that will be sent via email is the actual script in PDF format.
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Putting up a new show in this current economy is a very big challenge. We want to thank everyone who donated to our project. You are now part of the Stampoli family and we look forward to meeting you all at the world premiere this summer!
Sincerely, Jesse Marchese + Gaspare DiBlasi
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