Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WTF? An Amish Hip Hop Musical?

Crossing Over, the Amish Hip Hop Musical, has just been selected for The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) inaugural New Musical Theatre Festival at the Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was just one of three selected, with over 100 musicals submitted! The festival will take place September 10-12.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Call for plays (7/31 Deadline)

EAT’s New Works Series Fall 2013: Submit Yourself! 

Deadline: July 31st!

Do you have an idea for a one-person show that you’ve been sitting on? A two-person tour de force that promises to be fantastic? Perhaps a musical – a tuneful, bouncy one-act or a soulful, jazzy full-length? How about an experimental performance piece that tells a story with movement, light, sound? 

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) is thrilled to announce our 10th Annual New Work Series (NWS) Call for Submissions of Original New Works Festival Dates: October 4th – 27th at the TADA! Theatre, NYC

With the NWS, EAT makes it simple and safe for artists to take risks and explore, supplying all the basic production elements needed to support a new work in development – a stage, a small crew, box office and lobby staff, minimal sets and lights. Plus it’s free to submit, and there’s no cost to participate if accepted, so apply today! 

We’re seeking some very specific kinds of works. Take a look, see if you’re a match: Currently Seeking: 
 · Original solo shows written and performed by men 
 · Original solo shows written and performed by women 
 · Original short and full-length musicals 
 · Original two-person shows 
 · Non-traditional theatrical forms – movement pieces, puppetry, something unexpected.

No more excuses. Now is your chance to share your work in progress on stage in front of an audience. For full details and to apply, click here:

Paul Adams,
Artistic Director

A note from DC Copeland: "I highly recommend submitting. I did and my award-winning dancical "Jitterbug!" was given a reading last March at the Tada! Theater. Directed by Petronia Paley, it was one of the best professional experiences in my life. Paul Adams is a great guy and made sure the Fest ran smoothly, a difficult if not nearly impossible task in itself. Of course, given this opportunity, it's important that you do all you can to make it work. Thankfully I had Petronia Paley in my corner. She's truly amazing and I couldn't have done it without her."

Monday, July 22, 2013

DramaMamas! the film: a documentary about black women theater directors (Indiegogo campaign)

ABOUT THE FILM: Drama Mamas! is a documentary that takes an entertaining and educational view of the world of women at the helm of live theater productions. It puts black women theater directors in the spotlight with a behind the scenes and in their own words point of view.

To learn more about the film and its producers, please click here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Darryl Reuben Hall (and Melba Moore) need your help!


I hope this message finds you well. My show, FRAT HOUSE (featuring Tony Award winner Melba Moore and me), is making its National Premiere in the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival in October. I'm trying to raise funds for production costs to take it to ATL so I've launched a KICKSTARTER campaign. You may pledge ANY AMOUNT! There is a deadline so please pledge now. If I don't reach my goal I get nothing and your credit card is NOT charged. 

Darryl Reuben Hall 
Artistic Director 
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Loesch Productions - Seeking African American Comedy Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length African American comedy scripts. Scripts should be in the vein of an urban "Shallow Hal". Scripts must also be contained. By contained, we mean limited locations and cast with minimal to none crowds, CGI/FX, car chases/crashes etc. We are NOT looking for scripts about film-makers or writers. Budget will not exceed 500k. WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit. Our credits include "DISSoNANCE" and "The Haunted Trailer" among others.

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IMPORTANT:  Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY.

If you aren't sure if your submission fits, please ask InkTip first.  Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at and please email any questions to:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Alan Aymie's A CHILD LEFT BEHIND benefit performances 7/15 & 16 (NY)

My son likes numbers... In Kindergarten, he was adding and subtracting in the millions place. At age five, he could do things with numbers, most of the 5th grade children I taught could never think about doing.

This play is about all those children, the reasons why some get left behind and why test scores never tell the whole story. Two years ago, with the support of The INKubator play series, GENERATION RESCUE and good friends (thank you, Les Williams and Rich Embardo!) this play saw its initial performance in LA. Originally directed by Paul Stein at the Skylight Theater, it played at three theaters for over a year and now I am so happy to be performing it in New York (and points north!) Co-produced by Kate Palmer and Jaz Dorsey here in New York, the play is serving as a fundraiser for G.R.A.S.P. (Global and Regional Asperger's Partnership) on July 15th (BSP Theater/Kingston, NY) and 16th (New Theater at 45th Street). For more information on the show and tickets, please click here.

Alan Aymie

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stamp Bros Productions' PYGMALION 7/12-14 (NYC)

Pygmalion show dates are July 12-14th at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on the 13th. Join us at the 133rd Art Center in New York, New York where Stamp Brothers Productions will use a pay-what-you-can ticket admission for the show. This means the show is free!! Free wine will also be served!
George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion will mark the premiere of Stamp Brothers Productions. The inaugural play will be showing in the 133rd Street Art Center at 308 West 133rd Street. Show dates are July 12th-14th at 8pm, including a 2pm matinee on the 13th. Stamp Brothers Productions is a Non-Profit organization using a "Pay-What-You-Can" Ticket program. This means that the production is entirely free; just pay what you feel you can afford to see the show. Tickets are received at the door the night of the show. Plus there will be FREE WINE.

Pygmalion was adapted into a very famous musical, My Fair Lady, but Lerner and Loewe changed the ending because of how upsetting Shaw's original ending was to audiences. In a brand new vision, done in the round, director, Joey Stamp, reinstates the original ending and combines music, under the direction of Michael Stamp, with original dance by Sean Roschman, into an unforgettable theatrical experience. For three days only come and experience a creative reimagining of this classic play.

Featuring the acting talents of Lauren Young as Eliza, Kristina King as Mrs. Doolittle, Justy Kosek as Henry Higgins, Nick Golden as Freddy, Elizabeth Colwell as Clara, Jessica Goldstein as Mrs. E Hill, Heather Peterson as Mrs. Higgins, Nastsha Strang as Mrs. Pearce, and Finn Killgore as Colonel Pickering with a talented ensemble featuring: Jarrel Lynch, Andrea Miller, Haley Rice, Mariana Coelho, Caitrin Kelly, Jessi St. George and stage managed by Annmargaret Centeno.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

LaTonia Phipps' NOW... HARLEM! @ the Cell 7/8 (NYC)

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A dynamic story of two electric yet complex young women, one black the other white, AND their Harlem neighborhood. Part catharsis, part testimonial, "Now...Harlem," calls for a community to first examine themselves before demanding a change. In a society masked by centuries of pain, this piece poetically explores a journey toward love, loss, faith, and healing. 

$10 Suggested Donation ~wine served~ Reading followed by a 20 mintue talk-back RSVP:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Storyville, Musical about Birth of Jazz, to Receive New York Premiere at York Theatre Company

William Foster McDaniel, Mercedes Ellington and Bill Castellino
Photo by David Loughner/York Theatre Company
The York Theatre Company has announced its full cast for the New York premiere of Storyville, which begins performances July 15, prior to an official opening July 23. The production runs through Aug. 17.

Storyville features a book by Ed Bullins and music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden. Directed by Bill Castellino, the cast will feature two-time Tony Award nominee Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson, Cory Bretsch, Karen Burthwright, Kyle Robert Carter, Demeka Hayes, Michael Leonard James, Leajato Robinson, Clifton Samuels, Christopher Spaulding, Carl Wallnau, Debra Walton, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Zakiya Young.

To continue reading, please click here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tupac Shakur musical aiming for Broadway

Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical based on the music of late rapper Tupac Shakur, which is currently receiving a five-week New York City workshop, is aiming for a Broadway premiere during the 2013-14 season.

To read more, please click here.