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RAL PRODUCTIONS: WHO WE ARE
RAL Productions endeavors to work with new artists to create opportunities through education, networking, and the production of their projects.
Co-founders Michael Hull, Christopher Johnston, and Alex Rubin believe that by creating a community of artists, they can demystify the Theatre business and make the necessary tools accessible to emerging artists. RAL aspires to create relationships that inspire our artists to take the next leap in their craft and careers.
YOU'RE BIGGER THAN YOU THINK
The Bottom Line: Help us support 5 playwrights and more than 75 actors all in one fundraising campaign!
We are asking you, and the general population of the greater tri-state area and beyond, to support RAL Productions in its inaugaral project: The 2012 August Festival. The festival, which opens on August 1 at the 45th Street Theatre (354 W. 45th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues), features the works of up-and-coming New York playwrights and composers. No donation is too small...or too big, for that matter. Your support is invaluable and will help to introduce a new generation of artists to the New York stage. THE AUGUST FESTIVAL
MORE THAN A FOUR LETTER WORD
A showcase of work by Playwright Alex Rubin
August 1 at 2pm, August 3 at 8pm
Mandy and Dan have enviable lives. They live in a gorgeous little town, teach in the high school their two children attend, and after 20 years of marriage are still deeply in love. Until one phone call throws their lives into a panic. Desperate to get away from their past, Mandy and Dan gather their kids and make a run for it, only to be tracked down by the two people that could destroy everything and bring the entire nation to their doorstep.
Directed by Stephanie Johnson
Featuring: Noam Blanks, Victoria Bundonis*, Milton Elliott*, Elizabeth Evans, Kristin French*, Ryan Hestand, John Isgro*, J.J. Pyle* and Melanie Rothman
WHAT "FLOOD" MEANS IN FOOTBALL
August 3 at 3pm, August 4 at 8pm
It’s just a dinner party. During which Becky will try to pass herself off as her gay best friend’s longtime girlfriend to his right wing conservative parents. What could go wrong? How about a surprise visit from Becky’s real boyfriend and his parents?
Directed by Sean Patterson
Featuring: Mike Callahan, Gary Hilborn*, Andrew Howard, Mariella Mosthof, Sabina Petra, Trudi Posey*, Nicholas Reilly, Joshua Tewell
AUGUST 1, 2012
Two new short plays back-to-back in an evening that celebrates emerging playwrights:
FREE REFILLS by Elizabeth Woodbury
FREE REFILLS is the first in a Trilogy of one acts currently in workshop. The piece drops the audience in distopian society, where the government has capitalized on scientific break to drastically and radically redefine what it means to be a citizen. In this world, deviants are disposed of, revolution is unacceptable and the "blessed citizens of America" are at the mercy of this supreme power. How do you define yourself in a world where every decision is predetermined? How do you find hope when your personal agency is taken away? How do you make a true human connection amidst total fear and disillusion? These ideas are what "Free Refills" attempts to explore.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END by Kevin Wanzor
When Pastor Michael makes an end of the world prediction, his whole family must deal with the repercussions. The Beginning and the End explores the clash between faith in God and faith in family, and depicts the extremes that a person will go for either.
AUGUST 2, 2012
SIXFIFTEEN SONGWRITERS: PART ONE
SIXFIFTEEN SONGWRITERS: PART TWO
The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop’s new kids on the block showcase their first year of work from Blanche DuBois ballads to the comedy (yes, comedy) numbers of Angels in America. Join the first year BMI Musical theatre students for a two-part concert evening of their newest and most exciting work! SIXFIFTEEN SONGWRITERS will be presented in two, separately ticketed acts.
AUGUST 3, 2012
WOULD’VE BEEN GREAT: THE SONGS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR US SING
Let's face it...there are some roles that you will just never play. Maybe you're too old? Too skinny? Too tall? Too white? ...not green? Join us for a night of musical theatre fun where we'll throw the rules (and the 'types') out the window and share some of the songs you won't be hearing us sing at next week's EPAs.
Featuring: Ben Cameron, Colleen Harris, Michael Hull, Tripp Fountain, Jenna Miller, Lindsay Morgan and Barbara Smith.
AUGUST 4, 2012
Join us for a workshop reading of a new play! Jason and Elliot leave behind their computer-nerd past after being dumped by their girlfriends and kicked out of their parent’s house. To make ends meet, they go online to pimp themselves. Joined by Vann, their nefarious but cheerful drug dealer, the boys get more than they bargained for as a virgin, a mail-order-bride and a con artist threaten their survival. $eeking Generou$ is a 90 minute comedy about members of a jobless generation turning to the world’s oldest profession: prostitution.
HOW’S THIS SOUND!?
The hit cabaret that packed The Duplex downtown, takes the C train north for a night of fresh, funny and fantastic new music. Matthew Patrick Walsh is a current member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. "How's This Sound!?" is a ninety-minute cabaret of original musical theatre works he's composed himself and with various collaborators over the years. A night of musical theatre mischief.
Featuring: Jamie Billings, Becky Geggatt, Ben Garrett, Daniel Palese and Kayla Wickes