ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL #RoughDraftFest
April 12-25, LPAC's Mainstage Theater, Little Theater, & Black BoxA window into the creative process, The Rough Draft Festival is a showcase of exciting new work currently under development by LPAC and other companies. Highlights include performances at the ON-stage theater; interactive
Q&A sessions; and online opportunities to engage the artists with
Featured participants: New Play Development Residents Joy Tomasko and Eric Holmes; Ari Laura Kreith of Theatre 167; Playwright Saviana Stanescu; Playwright J. Stephen Brantley; Lab 101 Recipient Lucy Torres; Professor Stefanie Sertich of LaGuardia Humanities Department; Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu of PopUp Theatrics!; and Artist, Priscilla Stadler.
All performances are FREE and followed by Q&A
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Fri, Apr 12 @ 4-6pm • Little Theater
"Dream Acts" - A Staged Reading & Panel Discussion. Created by The DREAM Act Union. Written by Chiori Miyagawa, Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Saviana Stanescu, and Andrea Thome. Directed by Handan Ozbilgin
In Dream Acts, five undocumented students from Nigeria, Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, and Jordan relate stories of their extraordinary challenges in living ordinary lives under the Homeland Security radar. Each story is moving and urgent; some are funny, others are tragic, and through their experiences, we learn about the DREAM Act and the secret lives led by undocumented students. A Staged Reading will be followed by Panel Discussion moderated by Saviana Stanescu.
Fri, Apr 12 @ 2-4*pm; 6:45-8:45*pm • Mainstage Theater (2-4 pm show SOLD OUT) "Long Distance Affair" (make possible an impossible trip) by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu of PopUp Theatrics When theatre meets technology possibilities become endless. In Long Distance Affair, someone across the globe is reaching out exclusively to you. What will be the result when you and a perfect stranger meet with only a computer screen between you? Artists from 5 continents have united to create a virtual adventure just for you. In Long Distance Affair, each audience member experiences 3 “affairs” with actors in different countries performing from the intimacy of their homes. Make a connection with someone far away who might be closer than you think. For full international cast and production credits click here. *Every half an hour a group of 3 will be admitted to the theater.
Fri, Apr 12, 2-4pm • LPAC Mainstage Lobby
The FAVORS Project Booth @ Rough Draft Festival invites you to be part of the art of doing FAVORS in April 2013. Tell us about a favor you’ve done, a favor someone did for you, or a favor you witnessed and we will add you to the digital Map of FAVORS! For the FAVORS project, artist Priscilla Stadler is challenging the people of Queens and beyond to defy the stereotype of the cut-throat, egotistical New Yorker by doing FAVORS for friends, family and strangers during the month of April 2013.
Wed, Apr 17 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm** and Thu, Apr 18 @7:30pm • Mainstage Theater (WED 730 SHOW SOLD OUT)
"Surrender" by LPAC Lab New Play Development Resident Joy Tomasko -- A Staged Reading In Joy Tomasko's new dystopian play, "Surrender" , characters and audience alike exist in a world maintained by The Administration's Protection Policy. For six years, D Thomson has been passed over for a promotion from her job as a Reporter of Loss and Recovery. When her latest assignment leaves her stranded in unregulated territory, she must finally choose what it is she holds most dear. Offering both a public and personal journey in an environmental setting, "Surrender" questions how much we really desire things to change.
Friday Apr 19, 2013 6pm – 9 pm - Mainstage Theater - At FAVORS Party/Party FAVORS, join us to celebrate FAVORS month with stories, social media feeds, and party favors! Hear from the eight community partner organizations throughout Queens that are doing FAVORS. What does doing FAVORS mean in your culture, on your block, in your family, for your state of mind? Tell us about it and be part of the art! For FAVORS Party/Party FAVORS the audience will claim the stage.
Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:30pm • Black Box Theater
"The Factory" directed by Professor Stefanie Sertich- A Staged Reading Under the direction of Professor Stefanie Sertich, LaGuardia Community College students have adapted George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm into a unique theatrical experience. Fear, oppression and blind obedience; our students are speaking up!
Wed, Apr 24 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm** & Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30pm • Little Theater
"The Stick Up" by LPAC Lab New Play Development Resident Eric Holmes - Directed by Isaac Klein - A Staged Reading On the eve of Election Day in 2004, in the suburban wasteland skirting Phoenix, Mitch and Drew, two white community college students with a penchant for radical politics of the Black Panthers Movement, hope to overthrow "The Joe," the controversial and powerful sheriff of Maricopa County. When their zine, “The Stick Up,” finds its way into the hands of an unexpected visitor, the impact of their words takes on new urgency resulting in an epic exchange of power, ideas, and crossfire.
Thu, Apr 25 @ 2:30pm • Little Theater
"PIRIRA" by J. Stephen Brantley: Theater 167 -- Directed by Ari Laura Kreith - Reading As the tiny African nation of Malawi erupts in riots around them, two American aid workers are trapped in the storage room of a struggling NGO. Simultaneously, seven thousand miles away, a Malawian student and a gay New Yorker become unlikely co-workers in the back room of a Manhattan florist.
**Prior to the stage readings "The Stick Up" & "Surrender" an excerpt will be read from "You have a Recipe For What" by Lucy Torres (LPAC Lab 101 Recipient) in the lobby @ 6:30pm. Followed by an Opening Night Toast."You have a Recipe For What" - Lucy Torres (LPAC Lab 101 Recipient)Looking for some brain food? With tasty recipes and eclectic ingredients like desire, nosiness, and tears, You Have A Recipe For What? is guaranteed to cure that intellectual itch!All performances are FREE and followed by Q&A
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