BroadwayWorld: “CHAGRIN Plays Fringe NYC” – Opens August 12 with Actors Studio Drama School MFA Grads

Recent graduates of The Actors Studio Drama School’s MFA program come together to perform “Chagrin,” a humorous and heartbreaking story of failed friendship at the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Outside Inside was founded in 2011 by graduates of The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University to produce new plays written, directed, and performed according to the tenets of the influential Stanislavsky “System,” and the philosophies of the world-renowned Actors Studio

Outside Inside’s inaugural production will be Chagrin by Michael Ross Albert, debuting at the largest multi-arts festival in North America, the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Chagrin takes place outside of a small town hospital, where four estranged friends are unexpectedly reunited. Fifteen years ago, these child geniuses rose to mega-stardom on a popular TV game show. Now, brought together by a tragic accident, they must grapple with their collective past in the place where it all began – Chagrin Falls. 

Adam Levi directs this world premiere production which stars Marco Agnolucci, Heath Carr, Suzy Kimball, and Melissa Rosenberger. Kaitlyn Samuel serves as Associate Producer/Assistant Director.

Performance schedule for Chagrin @ LaMaMa’s First Floor Theater (74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery): 

  • FRIDAY 8/12 @ 7:15-8:15 pm (Opening Night!)
  • SUNDAY 8/14 @ 4:15-5:15 pm
  • WEDNESDAY 8/17 @ 10:00-11:00 pm
  • THURSDAY 8/18 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
  • SATURDAY 8/20 @ NOON-1:00 pm

BROADWAYWORLD: “Pace University Hosts 3 Plays over 3 Days, Kicks Off 3/2”

According to BroadwayWorld, “The Actors Studio Drama School’s newest storytellers have taken the advice ‘write what you know’ to heart … as each of these three plays are reflective of the creator’s ethnic heritage and place of birth.”

BroadwayWorld news coverage – http://offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/Pace_University_Hosts_3_Plays_over_3_Days_20010101

The Downtown Express also covered the full-length staged readings – http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_410/stagedreadings.html

PACE UNIVERSITY NYC CAMPUS EVENT ALERT

SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH US – MARCH 4, 5 AND 6

 

PLAYWRIGHT EDWARD ALLAN BAKER INVITES YOU TO JOIN

THE ACTORS STUDIO DRAMA SCHOOL’S 2011 GRADUATING MFA PLAYWRIGHTS

IN AN INTIMATE, BARE-BONES “STAGED READING” THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

“3 Plays over 3 Days”

The Actors Studio Drama School’s newest storytellers have taken the advice “write what you know” to heart … as each of these three plays are reflective of the creator’s ethnic heritage and place of birth.  This is the very first time these works-in-progress have been performed before an outside audience with actors reading the parts, scripts in hand, so we appreciate you coming along for their test drive!  There is a feedback card inside the program.  Please use it.  We welcome your comments.

Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
TOUGH JEWS by Michael Ross Albert
In the crime-filled Jewish Ghetto of 1930s Toronto, the members of a Canadian family struggle to maintain the bonds that hold them together and implicate them in the Crime of the Century.

Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
IF STARS ARE LIT {working title} by Alla Ilyasova
Can a boy with a drum, a man with a bag, and a girl with a secret reignite the light extinguished by civil war in this Russian village?  Or will a gang of Young Pioneers continue to wreak havoc in the night?

Sunday, March 6 at 5 p.m.
AN EVENING OF MURDER by Sarah Rachael Jones
The residents of River Valley, Alabama, are just like those in any other southern town.  Some go to church, some to school, and some even fall in love. But the residents of River Valley have a secret.

For more information and reservations, please RSVP (mandatory as seating limited) at: ASDSReservations@pace.edu or 212-613-6209

Media Contact: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172