THEATRE FESTIVAL (JULY 19-21 & 26-28)  

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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will present the world premieres of 20 original short plays and monologues in a six-day festival at 236 East 3rd Street in Manhattan. 

The Festival will highlight innovative new works from emerging and established dramatists; featured plays and monologues will address themes of immigration, sexual violence, cultural identity and freedom of expression. Audiences will choose the festival's top three plays, which will each receive encore performances in Fall 2019. The Festival runs from July 19-21 and July 26-28.

Program A: (tickets at http://bit.ly/progam-a)

Program B: (tickets at http://bit.ly/program-b)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 2019 Short Play and Monologue Festival runs July 19-21 and 26-28, 2019. Each selected work will be performed at least five times during the festival. Playwrights, directors and actors will also participate in post-show discussions and talk-back sessions. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 2019 Short Play and Monologue Festival will feature world premieres of the following monologues and short plays:

Program A:

(tickets at http://bit.ly/progam-a)

Puerto Rican Kitchen” by Keishla Rivera-Lopez

Black Widow Spider” by Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile

Ebi” by Adobuere Ebiama

Finding My Flow” by Kia Flow (July 27th & 28th only)

Global Village” by Maricella Ibarra

L Train Vintage: Graham Ave” by Kari Luna

The Color of Matter” by David Jaeil Kim

LV246” (from “Sleep Over Stories”) by Wi-Moto Nyoka

An Image, A Phantom, An Ideal” by Michelangelo Macchiarella

Dream Catchers” by Venessa M. Diaz

Eulogy for Cookie” by Toni Ann DeNoble**


Program B:

(Tickets at http://bit.ly/program-b)

Ugly Fucks/Succubus” by Emily Taplin Boyd

Vive L’abortion” by Lauren Eardley

Tonantzin on The 7 Train” by Amalia Oliva Rojas

Eulogy for Cookie” by Toni Ann DeNoble**

RESURRECTION” by Andre Ford

The Packing Game” by Dirk Zadra

The Robert E. Lee Statue” by Liz Fein

Boston on Business” by Jill Melanie Wirth & David Wirth

But I Was There” by Ali Zagame


**Additional Performance in July 28th’s Program B

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Program A:

Friday, July 19 at 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 pm*

Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm

Program B:

Friday, July 19  at 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 20 at 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 27 at 4:00 pm*

Sunday, July 28 at 5:00 pm 

*July 27th performances will appear in conjunction with Helena D. Lewis’s solo show “Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker”

TICKET PRICES: 

  • General Admission (1 ticket to either Program A or B): $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $8 for students with valid ID

  • Two-Show Ticket Package: $15 advance; $20 at the door

  • Combination Tickets (includes admission to July 27th Festival performances and Helena D. Lewis’s “Call Me Crazy”): $30

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS: visit www.nuyorican.org 

DIRECTIONS:

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains.  For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386.

FOR PRESS PASSES AND FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION:

Contact: info@nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386




The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Play and Monologue Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.