Nora & Vail are about to become step-siblings. They sneak out and attempt an experiment to determine if true love is possible.
A new American play comes to the NY International Fringe Festival.
SWEET TOOTH is an original one-act play making its world premiere this August at the New York International Fringe Festival. Woo hoo!
This is a big deal**. Over 800 applicants submit their plays/musicals/puppet shows/magic acts/solo pieces to the Fringe every year. And every year close to 200 shows are accepted. Those are some pretty impressive odds. I'm not doing the math, but they're good.
I'm, Gina, the director of SWEET TOOTH. The story? Nora and Vail, two high schoolers, are about to become step-siblings. Exiled from the house, they steal some beer, break into an abandoned train station, and attempt an experiment to determine if true love is possible. Their test subjects: each other. A little Cher and Josh action a la Clueless? Yes, please.
Zach has said to me that his goal as a playwright (and musician) is to explore the surreal and mysterious ties that bring and keep people together. That idea is at the core of SWEET TOOTH. And it is one so exciting to explore onstage. I can't wait for audiences to see this piece. As I always say, there's nothing more exciting than divorce, lust, and teenage angst wrapped into one-hour of red hot theater.
So now all I have to do is produce it. In August.
Bring it on, Fringe.
BRINGING IT TO FRINGE:
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
BRINGING IT TO FRINGE:
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
You mean besides paying the IATSE stage hands...? Oh no, wait that’s Broadway…sorry...never mind.
Producing theater in New York is expensive. I'm so thrilled and honored to be a part of the Fringe Festival. Fringe absorbs the highest cost, the cost of renting the venue. (Phew). But apart from being published on the Fringe website and hard copy brochure---we're on our own.
We need your help to raise the capital to make SWEET TOOTH possible and affordable for you and others to see!
The money you contribute will go directly to:
· Materials for making props
· Materials for building and painting scenery
· Renting lighting equipment
· Costumes for Sam and Emily
· Paying our artists and collaborators
· Marketing and promotions
· Music and sound design
· Fringe Participation fees and costs.
SWEET TOOTH is a welcome artistic challenge. It is an intensely actor and character driven piece. Vail and Nora are deceptively simple, on paper their interaction reads like a straightforward conversation. I was so lucky in finding actors who could see past that into the interactions and psychological reality of teenagers. There are layers of juicy subtext and hidden motivations to interpret. There are exciting opportunities for physical interaction and flirtation that must be created with exquisite detail and precision.
Our actors, Sam and Emily, are young, tenacious, talented and daring performers. They both give standout performances, I am thrilled you'll get to see them in action. It's really exciting.
It’s gonna be sweet! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. )
**Producing SWEET TOOTH is also a big deal because it's an original play. There is no source material here: no movie that starred Merryl Streep, or best-selling she-dies-in-the-end novel giving us credibility or marketability. No no. We're all new. New ideas. New Talent. A NEW American play being produced in New York. HELLOOOO.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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