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  "I think anybody who takes the trouble to write what we refer to as a serious play is holding a mirror up to people, saying: 'Look, this is the way you behave, this is who you are.  If you don't like it, why don't you change?'"
                 -Edward Albee
                                1979

June 21 - July 15, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

It's baaaaaaack!

 
sUBVERsIVE sHORTs 2012
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14 provocative new shorts by playwrights from all across America
-2 separate line-ups
-9 different directors
-Over 30 different actors

June 21 - July 15
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm  Sundays @ 4pm

THREE STARS!!!
"It incites our anger, it provokes our reaction, it gives us permission to be louder than we might otherwise be."
-Ben Seigel  BUFFALO NEWS  6/24/12

     sUBVERsIVE sHORTs -- one of the world's only new play showcases devoted exclusively to American political theatre -- is back and stronger than ever with another batch of brand spankin' new shorts by radical playwrights from all across the Country!  

     This year's showcase -- installment #6 -- offers an unstoppable smorgasbord of political theatre taking on every controversial subject you could ask for.  With so much great material, we couldn't fit it all into one night.  So this year's sHORTs feature two separate line-ups ("Artaud Night" and "Brecht Night") playing on alternating nights. 

HERE ARE THE LINE-UPS:
(click on each title to read more about that project along with bios & headshots of the authors, directors, and actors as well as playwright's notes and photos of each show)

ARTAUD NIGHTS
playing June 21, 23, 29
July 1, 5, 7, 13, 15

with pantomime sequences performed by 
Jim McLaughlin, directed by Kurt Schneiderman*

ROCKET'S RED GLARE
by Jason Furlani of Brooklyn, New York
Directed by Kelly Beuth*
Starring Jack Agugliaro*, John Aramini, 
Virginia Brannon*, Britney Kucala*

THE QUALITY OF MERCY 
Written & Directed by Christopher LaBanca of Buffalo, New York
Starring Charlene Budziszewski and Danica Riddick

A SCENE FROM THE FACTORY
by Howard Kingkade of Columbia, South Carolina
Directed by Virginia Brannon*
Starring John Aramini and Murry Galloway

HARD CELL
by Donna Hoke of Buffalo, New York
Directed by Virginia Brannon*
Starring Hasheen DeBerry* and Lewis Sepulveda

HE IS GONNA SEE STARS
by Lavinia Roberts of Queens, New York
Directed by Kelly Beuth*
Starring Erin Crowell and Britney Kucala*

SELDOM IS HEARD
by Mary Steelsmith of Los Angeles, California
Directed by Christopher LaBanca
Starring John Aramini, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, and Danica Riddick

COINTELPRO VISITS THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
by Trace Crawford of Hilliard, Ohio
Directed by Kelly Beuth*
Starring Jack Agugliaro*, Virginia Brannon*, 
and Murry Galloway*

 

BRECHT NIGHTS
playing June 22, 24, 28, 30
July 6, 8, 12, 14, 15

A MATTER OF NATIONAL INTEREST
by Cary Pepper of San Francisco, California
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Jamie Lynn Nablo
with cameo appearances by Leo DiBello, Angel Izard, Eric Madia, and Leanne Troutman

KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY: COMMON CENTS
by Andrew Baer of Woodbridge, Virginia
Directed by Brianna Simmons*
Starring Cierra Cappas, Erin Crowell, Perris Fortson, Marty Gartz, Brianna Simmons, Kajana Stover, and Diamond Turner

WATER/SHOT IN THE DARK
by Christopher Kent of Southborough, Mass.
Directed by Michael Lodick
Starring Andre Colon and Michael Morel

TWO MINUTES OF HEROISM
by Matt Hanf of Elk Grove, California
Directed by Bob Van Valin*
Starring Leo DiBello, Angel Izard, John Jacoby, 
Sara Jo Kukulka, Eric Madia, Sean Marciniak,
Jamie Lynn Nablo, Maura Nolan, and Peter Sorkin

IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER
by Jonathan Graham of Richmond, Indiana
Directed by Chelsea Bath
Starring Carol Alaimo, Holden Bath, Lauren Frank,  
and Leanne Troutman

THE RABBIT LESSON
by Christopher Kent of Southborough, Mass.
Directed by Annise Celano
Starring Patrick J. Tighe

ONE, THREE, TWO
by Michael Weems of Houston, Texas
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring John Jacoby and Diane McNamara

    
    It's an extraordinary line-up of plays -- come to both evenings and see 'em all!  The final performance (Sunday, July 15th starting at 4pm) will be a marathon performance featuring BOTH line-ups back-to-back.  

    sUBVERsIVE sHORTs 2012 is brought together by Overall Director Kurt Schneiderman* with Set Design by Ashley Bobbett*, Sound Design by Bob Van Valin*, Lighting Design by Emily Pedersen*, and Movement Choreography by Monica Karwan* .  This year's sHORTs was curated by Gina LaChacz, the selection committee was comprised of Gina LaChacz* and Caitlin McAneny.

    Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm from June 21st through July 15th.  All shows are at Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of the Great Arrow Building in North Buffalo.

    Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  Bring your playbill when you come back to see the other line-up of shows are receive a $5 off discount with the purchase of your next ticket.  Doors open one half hour before each performance.

    For more information, give us a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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