The Altruistic Theatre Company – New York City, NY
Two years ago, Robin—a mild-mannered civil servant—crash-landed on a desert island with five strangers. He wants to get them home to the world they left behind. They want to create a new world on the island, a better world. This is their story.
Written by: Maximilian Avery Clark
Directed by Brock H. Hill
Starring: Jake Blagburn, Amber Bloom, Joseph Garner, Claire Gresham, Don James, Evan Kincade, Pete McElligott, Celeste Sexton, Jordon Villines
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Last Friday an over-capacity house watched five titans of the off-off-broadway world duke it out and go toe to to and line to line in one of the best late-night theatre festivals in the city.
While all five shows brought some serious punch to the stage, there can only be one left standing at the end of the night. After all votes were counted, “The Penis Play” stood tall above the rest, proudly displaying it’s impressive… ahem. . . theatricality. Altruistic proudly congratulates playwright Toby Scales for bringing home the gold and $250 in cold hard cash.
We also thank our other contenders, Sean Pomposello, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Jae Kramisen and Guy Milone for fighting the good fight and putting on some stellar theatre.
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Playwrights of New York prepare yourself! The next competition opens itself up tomorrow night! Get ready!
A dim lightbulb hangs above, there’s a scrape at the only door just inches away. The space feels like its getting smaller and smaller by the second and the air is choked with fear… I wonder why no one is tweeting on twitter…
Ever wondered what would have happened if you had taken another path, maybe made a different choice in your life? Now is your chance, lead our hero through some of the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make and see if there is a fairy-tail ending somewhere for anyone.
The entire play takes place in an Upper West Side apartment in New York City in 1982 and centers around two friends: 21 year old Dennis Ziegler, whose father pays for his rent, and 19 year old Warren Straub, who has just stolen fifteen thousand dollars from his father. Both are college dropouts who have been caught up in the excesses of the “Me Generation” of the 1980s yet, at the same time; reject the elitist world of their parents. The plot is than complicated by a young woman, Jessica Goldman who, along with Dennis, introduces Warren to the complexities of human relationships, especially concerning issues of loyalty and betrayal. As Lonergan focuses on the efforts of Dennis and Warren to return the cash to Warren’s father, he presents a sharp and forthright look at this generation in its ironic struggle both to resist and to attain adulthood.
Dennis Ziegler: Geoffrey Payne
Warren Straub: Seena Jon
Jessica Goldman: Phoebe Greenberg
Directed By: Brock H Hill
Sound Design By: Lars Hoel
Stage Manager: Sarah Adler