Taxdeductible theatre announces their milestone 20th installment of The Dare Project, world premiere ten minute plays, written on a dare.
Here’s how it works: Each writer is dared by our community to write a ten-minute play. The dare can be anything—a genre, a line of dialogue, a character, whatever idea they want to commission our company to develop. They put their dares into a hat, and our writers for the next production each take a shot of tequila, reach into the hat and draw their dares.
Once dared, the company has a month to develop the scripts, and then another month to rehearse. Then, ready or not, the play is presented in front of a packed house as a one night- only event.
In their twentieth installment, along with their world premiere ten minute plays, written on a dare, they'll include a ten minute adaptation of the work in progress on taxdeductible theatre's first ever full length play, which is in development and opening this fall.
One of the underlying themes of that full length play is also going to run as a thread through this evening, tying each of the pieces to one another, creating new ten minute works that can stand alone AND contribute to the development of taxdeductible theatre's larger project.
The theme for The Dare Project #20 is: HERO COMPLEX
The Dare Project - Fact Sheet:
ONE NIGHT ONLY: WEDNESDAY MAY 16 Performances at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
The Dare Project presented by taxdeductible theatre world premiere ten minute plays, written on a dare
The dares are:
?- A ten minute adaptation of the work towards a full length project, currently in development with taxdeductible theatre.
- Beautifully bound failures
- A play where a scientific concept well-known to most people is portrayed as something controversial.
- To write an up with people play already.
- To write a play w/ the 3 amigos, 3 musketeers and 3 men and a baby.
Written by Bryn Boice, Ashley Hesse, Robert Larkin, Anthony P. Pennino, and Steve Wargo
Jed Aicher*, Ursula Anderman, Scott Casper*, Christopher Catalano*, Jolie Curtsinger*, Brett Essenter*, Ashley Hesse*, Alix McEachern Jones*, Amanda Ladd*, Robert Larkin, Brad Makarowski*, Bethany McNamara, Blake Merriman, Travis Mitchell, Alex Pappas*, Ayanna Siverls and Shannon Michael Wamser*
Directed by Bryn Boice, Lesslie Dodge Crane, Robert Larkin, Anthony P. Pennino, and Rebekah Nelson
Artistic director: Scott Casper
Associate Producers: Bryn Boice, Lesslie Dodge Crane, Robert W. McMaster
All performances at the Urban Stages Theater, 259 West 30th Street (Bet. 7th and 8th Aves)
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Wednesday May 16 Performances at 7:00 & 9:00 PM
Running Time: 50 minutes, no intermission. Suggested donation: $10 Drinks are served
RSVP to guarantee your seats: www.taxdeductibletheatre.org/rsvp.html. For more information, visit: www.taxdeductibletheatre.org
*denotes actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. The Dare Project is an Actors’ Equity Approved Showcase.