– A finalist with Gwendolyn Rice’s LUCKY NUMBERS at the 2015 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City, RTW takes on the big city once again with Alayna Jacqueline’s ALL OF THE EVERYTHING this August –
Milwaukee, Wis. – (July 16, 2019) – Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW), Milwaukee’s only professional theater company dedicated to improving gender parity in the arts, returns to New York City to produce the short play, ALL OF THE EVERYTHING by Alayna Jacqueline (Barnes) at this year’s Samuel French 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) in August 2019.
RTW’s 2018 Br!NK New Play Festival included a production of the haunting and heartbreaking short play ALL OF THE EVERYTHING. Written by Minnesota native, Alayna Jacqueline, ALL OF THE EVERYTHING begins with a young African American couple out for a drive, where the woman begins to manipulate time in order to experience their entire future before they reach the destination that changes their lives forever.
After its successful premiere at Br!NK, RTW encouraged Jacqueline to submit ALL OF THE EVERYTHING to the OOB Festival. From over 900 initial submissions, Jacqueline has earned a place as a semi-finalist in the top 30. As a direct result of her experience with Br!NK, Jacqueline has asked RTW to produce and direct her short play this coming August in NYC. “We are honored she has asked us to participate and thrilled to accept this amazing opportunity!” shares RTW Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Suzan Fete.
ALL OF THE EVERYTHING will perform on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Vineyard Dimson 15th Street Theatre, NYC. Following the performances of the top 30 semi-finalists, 12 finalists will be selected to perform again on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Of those 12, the six festival winners will be announced on Saturday evening. These winners will have their short play published in the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival series, which is licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. This will be RTW’s second trip to OOB. In 2015, RTW produced LUCKY NUMBERS by Gwendolyn Rice and made it to the final 12. “This time we aim to win!” laughs Fete in a joking, competitive tone. “Joking aside, this experience is so meaningful to the playwright and RTW, and how cool that this is our second time to NYC in less than 5 years?!”
Those interested in supporting RTW’s trip to NYC can contribute online through the company’s Indiegogo campaign. Details listed below.
SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL DETAILS
WHEN: August 21-25, 2019
WHERE: Vineyard’s Dimson Theatre (108 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10031)
WHO: Samuel French (Publication/Festival Producer) and Renaissance Theaterworks (Producing Company) collaborate to present ALL OF THE EVERYTHING at this year’s Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Competition
Written by Alayna Jacqueline (The Playwrights’ Center)
Directed by Mallory Metoxen (Former RTW Artistic Associate, DePaul University)
Featuring Jennifer Young (DePaul University, Actor), Kamari Saxon (DePaul University, Actor), Izetta Rees (RTW Marketing & PR Director, Actor), & Trevor Rees (Professor, Director, Actor)
WHY: Celebrate the accomplishments and give voice to promising playwrights
EVENTS: A full list of festival events, playwrights, plays, and tickets can be found at https://www.oobfestival.com/
SUPPORT: Renaissance Theaterworks Takes Manhattan 2.0 at https://igg.me/at/RTWTakesManhattan/x#/
Samuel French is the world’s leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals. The company’s catalog features some of the most acclaimed work ever written for the stage and titles by writers at the forefront of contemporary drama. Samuel French is proud to have served as a leader in theatrical publishing and licensing for over 180 years. In December, Samuel French became part of Concord Theatricals. With a growing staff of unparalleled experts, Concord Theatricals will support and grow Samuel French’s ethos of championing playwrights, innovating in the industry, and celebrating all those who create theatre around the world. www.oobfestival.com
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical agency, comprised of R&H Theatricals, The Musical Company, Tams-Witmark and Samuel French. Concord Theatricals is the only firm that provides truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals under a single banner, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production.
Renaissance Theaterworks is Milwaukee’s only women-founded, women-run professional theater company. Dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, Renaissance Theaterworks creates moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. Renaissance Theaterworks advances the work of Midwestern women playwrights through Br!NK, Renaissance Theaterworks’ New Play Development Series. www.r-t-w.com.
Renaissance Theaterworks is a member of Theater Wisconsin and the Third Ward Arts District. We receive support from the United Performing Arts Fund, The Brico Fund, CAMPAC, the Evinrude Foundation, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Milwaukee Arts Board, Sempercor Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Steigleder Charitable Trust, Wisconsin Arts Board and private donors and foundations.
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