The 19th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDITIONS: BLACK BOX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL:  April 2nd and 4th.

 

Gallery Players is holding auditions for its upcoming Black Box New Play Festival.  Co-Producers, Sue Glausen and Dominic Cuskern.  The festival will feature the world premiers of 18 short plays over three weekends between June 1-18.  Each weekend will feature a different program.

 

Seeking actors of all ages, ethnicities and types.  Minority actors are strongly encouraged to attend.  Non-equity only.  No Pay.

Auditions will take place at the theatre on Sunday April 2nd and Tuesday April 4th from 7-9PM.  Sign in will start at 6.30PM.  Take the F or G train to Fourth Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.

 

Prepare a one minute contemporary monologue.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Picnic House
95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

50th anniversary invitation

The Gallery Players is pleased to announce it will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The evening will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, a silent auction, and a retrospective of Gallery’s past 50 years with special guest performances.

Supporters of Brooklyn culture and theater lovers who support Off-Off Broadway are invited to celebrate our success and help ensure that the Gallery Players continues to support performers, writers, and directors for the next 50 years and beyond.

6:30pm – Cocktail Hour
8:00pm – Entertainment

Buy Tickets

$150 – General Admission
$175 – Priority Seating (& signed copy of a Terrence McNally play)

RSVP by April 25


50th anniversary invitation


DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION

Do you have something of value to donate to the silent auction? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Form can be downloaded here.


As a not-for-profit theater located in Park Slope since 1967, the Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals, as well as premiering new works. The purpose of the Gallery Players is to nurture and provide opportunities for theater artists, to bring professional-quality theater to Brooklyn audiences at an affordable cost, and to instill the appreciation of theater in future generations. Gallery is one of the few nonprofit theaters in Brooklyn that is able to present award-winning productions of cutting-edge revivals of works first seen on and off Broadway, as well as premiere ambitious new plays and musicals, while also offering workshops, classes, and a summer musical theater program for local children.

For more information, please contact Rhiannon McClintock.


40th Anniversary Gala

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40th anniversary gala
40th anniversary gala

RAGTIME


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 THE CAST
Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Marcus Jordan
Tateh James Zannelli*
Father Robin Lister*
Younger Brother Alex Bird
Little Boy (Edgar) Jonah Mussolino/Gareth Hogan
Booker T. Washington Andrew Horton
Grandfather Kevin Bain*
Harry Houdini Doug Chitel*
J.P. Morgan Jay Braver
Willie Conklin David Rogue
Henry Ford Joshua Davis
Harlem Man 1 Justin Philliips
Harlem Man 2 Malcolm King
Harlem Man 3 Geoff Chang
New Rochelle Man 1 Danny Mullanaphy
New Rochelle Man 2 Ben Carlson
New Rochelle Man 3 Michael Gioia
Immigrant Man 1 Michael Salerno
Immigrant Man 2 Aaron Gooden
Immigrant Man 3 Mark Parello Jr.
Sarah Renee Steadman
Mother Heather Koren*
Emma Goldman Annie Sherman
Evelyn Nesbit Elyse Beyer*
Little Girl Dylan Brod/Hermione Heckrich
Sarah’s Friend Melvinna Rose Johnson
Harlem Woman 1 Kayla Leacock
Harlem Women 2 Jameelah Leaundra
Harlem Woman 3 Alana Thomas
New Rochelle Woman 1 Caroline Brazelton
New Rochelle Woman 2 Stephanie Thiessen
New Rochelle Woman 3 Jennifer Walder
Immigrant Woman 1 Christine de Frece
Immigrant Woman 2 Lauren Kidwell
Immigrant Woman 3 Nicole Schalmo

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 22 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 23 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

 

Thursday, April 27 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 28 @ 8:00pm (Alumni Night)
Saturday, April 29 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30 @ 3:00pm

 

Thursday, May 4 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7 @ 3:00pm

 

Thursday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 3:00pm

 

THE STAFF
Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan-Bruce King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Ryan Hendricks
Music Director: Leslie Wickham
Scenic Designer: Collin Eastwood
Lighting Designer: Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Designers: Jerry Mittlehauser and Carol Strandburg
Video Designer: Heather Crocker
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Production Stage Manager: Liza Penney

Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth

 

Nancy Rich and Adam Fontana* in Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 11 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 12 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Thursday, March 16 @ 8:00pm
Friday, March 17 @ 8:00pm (Alumni Night)
Saturday, March 18 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, March 18 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, March 23 @ 8:00pm
Friday, March 24 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, March 25 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, March 25 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 26 @ 3:00pm

 

THE CAST

Heavenly Finley – Erin Beirnard*
Stuff – David Couter
Edna – Lisa Fernandez*
Heckler – Mike Flanagan
Chance Wayne – Adam Fontana*
Scotty – Chad W. Fornwalt
Boss Finley – James Harter*
Charles/Fly – Cory McCants
Miss Lucy – Megan McDermott*
Aunt Nonnie – Noelle McGrath*
George Scudder – Greg Pragel
Princess Kos – Nancy Rich
Tom Jr. – Benjamin Russell*
Dan Hatcher – Thanos Skouteris
Bud – Benjamin Standford
Violet – Erika Vetter

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

THE STAFF

Executive Producer – Mark Harborth
Producer – Jonathan-Bruce King
Director – Jesse Marchese
Set Designer – Matthew Crane
Lighting Designer – Zach Weeks
Costume Designer – Dominique Fawn Hill
Props Designer – Roxanne Goodby
Sound Designer/Composer – Eric Glauber

Marry Me a Little / You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Marry Me a Little / You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – in Rep.

Marry Me a Little is a charming and bittersweet musical featuring rarely heard songs by Stephen Sondheim. Two urban singles live through a Saturday night of deep yearning and sweet fantasies while never leaving the confines of their solitary New York City apartments. Together they breathe new life and meaning into a collection of trunk songs that were culled from the original Broadway productions of shows such as Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and A Little Night Music. A must for Sondheim aficionados and any New Yorker who ever found themselves alone on a Saturday night, thinking about love that was lost and love to be found.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Featuring the Peanuts Gang: Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy, and more! Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “Suppertime,” “The Baseball Game,” and “Happiness.”

Interview with the Director

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

MARRY ME A LITTLE

[By special permission from Mr. Sondheim, Gallery will be presenting this two character musical with male/female, male/male and female/female pairings.]

Thurs, Jan 26 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Fri, Jan 27 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00pm (GalleryTalks) (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing

Thurs, Feb 2 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Fri, Feb 3 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing
Sat, Feb 4 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing

Thurs, Feb 9 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing
Fri, Feb 10 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Sat, Feb 11 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing

Thurs, Feb 16 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Fri, Feb 17 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Sat, Feb 18 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld* and Jesse Manocherian*/Cassandra Dupler and Laura Cetti/Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams

 

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Saturday, January 28 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, January 29 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, January 29 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Saturday, February 4 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 5 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 5 @ 3:00pm

Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 12 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 12 @ 3:00pm

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 3:00pm

THE CASTS OF MARRY ME A LITTLE

[A first for this show, there will be three rotating casts performing each weekend.]

Female/Female pairing
Laura Cetti
Cassandra Dupler

Male/Female pairing
Jesse Manocherian*
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld*

Male/Male pairing
Adrian Rifat
Paul Williams

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

THE STAFF OF MARRY ME A LITTLE

Producer – Jonathan King
Director and Choreographer – Barrie Gelles
Music Director – Yi-Hsuan (Sobina) Chi
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Costume Designer – Hayley Zimmerman
Set Designer – Paul Radassao
Production Stage Manager – Jillian Christensen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily LaRosa

 

THE CAST OF YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Cassandra Dupler – Frieda
Brian Graziani – Pig Pen
Jesse Manocherian* – Snoopy
Adrian Rifat – Linus Van Pelt
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld* – Lucy Van Pelt
Samantha Schiffman* – Sally Brown
Gerardo Vallejo – Schroeder
Paul Williams – Charlie Brown
Christy Yin – Violet

 

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

THE STAFF OF YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Producer – Justine McLaughlin
Director and Choreographer – Barrie Gelles
Music Director – Yi-Hsuan (Sobina) Chi
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Costume Designer – Hayley Zimmerman
Set Designer – Paul Radassao
Production Stage Manager – Jillian Christensen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily LaRosa

A Few Good Men

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Frank Lewallen as Col. Jessup in Gallery Players' A Few Good Men (photo by Tanya Parks)

Frank Lewallen as Col. Jessup in Gallery Players’ A Few Good Men (photo by Tanya Parks)

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

“Enormously entertaining.” – New York Daily News “Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense.” – Time Magazine
“Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate.” – NY Post

Performance Schedule

Saturday, Dec 3 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Thursday, Dec 8 @ 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 9 @ 8:00pm (Alumni Night)
Saturday, Dec 10 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 10 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, Dec 15 @ 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 16 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 2:00pm (at this performance Jake Alexander will be playing the role of Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Kaffee)
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 3:00pm

The Cast

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Jessep Frank Lewallen
Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Kaffee Joseph Cassese*
Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway Justine Campbell-Elliott
Lieutenant Junior Grade Sam Weinberg Sam Parrott
Captain Jack Ross Robert Mueller
Commander Walter Stone Kyle Minshew*
Private First Class Louden Downey Adam Unze*
Lance Corporal Harold W. Dawson Joshua David Scarlett
Captain Matthew A. Markinson Ray Crisara*
Private First Class William T. Santiago Pablo Vazquez
Captain Isaac Whitaker Michael Janove*
Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick Derrick Marshall
Colonel Julius Alexander Randolph Alan Altschuler*
Corporal Jeffrey Owen Howard Jonathan Miles*
JAG Attorney Dave (Lawyer #1) Gilly Caulo
JAG Attorney Lyle (Lawyer #2) Lee Baptiste
Corporal Tom Jake Alexander
M. P. #1 Dustin Sutliff
M. P. #2 Jake Alexander
Corporal Dunn Gilly Caulo
Corporal Hammaker Lee Baptiste
Sergeant At Arms Gilly Caulo
Orderly Lee Baptiste
Cameraman Kevin Bain*

The Staff

Executive Producer – Mark Harborth
Producer – Jonathan King
Director – Mark Harborth
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Costume Designer – Mary Rubi
Props Designer – Roxanne Goodby
Fight Director – Joseph Travers
Production Stage Manager – Maggie Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Lisette Shiffer

 

MEET THE CAST

jakes

altschuler

lee

gilly

rays

janove

derrick

jonathan

sam

unze

pablo

The 39 Steps

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Alister Austin and Amanda Baxter* (photo by Bella Muccari)

Alister Austin and Amanda Baxter* (photo by Bella Muccari)

Kayla Ryan Walsh, Alister Austin and Whit Leyenberger (photo by Bella Muccari)

Kayla Ryan Walsh, Alister Austin and Whit Leyenberger (photo by Bella Muccari)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, November 3 @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, November 10 @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13 @ 3:00pm

 

THE CAST

Alister Austin, Amanda Baxter*, Whit Leyenberger, Kayla Ryan Walsh – playing 150 characters!

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

THE STAFF

Producer – Jonathan Bruce King
Director – Mark Gallagher
Scenic Design – Laura Drucker
Lighting Design – Savannah Bell
Prop Design – Julie Epstein
Sound Design – Ian O’Loughliin
Fight Director – Joseph Travers
Casting Director – Jessi Blue Gormezano
Production Stage Manager – Marisa Kilgallen
Assistant Stage Managers – Jaime Rossow and Stephen Witkiewicz

GYPSY

Gypsy

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

Elizabeth Nestlerode and "Caroline" in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

Elizabeth Nestlerode and “Caroline” in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following performance)

Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 at 3:00pm

THE CAST

Kevin Bain*, Victor Barranca, Emma Berardelli, Julia Bevilacqua, Dylan Brod, Victoria Bundonis*, Sean Dearing, James David Dirck, Benny Enfinger, Adam Fontana*, Chris Gillette, Devin Hatch, Chara Kirkland, Dave Konig*, Lorinne Lampert*, Sonya Rice, Emily La Rosa, Richard Lisenby, David Mackler, Michelle Martinelli, Jonah Mussolino, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Annie Grace Payne, Anna Raful, Devra Seidel, Sami Schwaeber, Jake Wasserman, Jolie Rose Wasserman, Tomo Watanabe, Evan Jose Wright, and Pam Zazzarino

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Music Director: Leslie Wickham
Set: Jerry Mittelhauser
Lights: Scott Cally
Costumes: Joey Haws
Props: Roxanne Goodby
Sound: Ian O’Laughlin
Stage Manager: Laurel Detkin
Asst. Stage Manager: James Mosser, Emily La Rosa

Richard III

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RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

July 14 – July 31, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 17 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, July 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 23 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 24 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, July 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 31 @ 3:00pm

 

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50th Anniversary Season Announcement Party

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Gallery Players announces a very special event

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50th Anniversary Season Announcement Party and Penny Social Fundraiser

Eat, Drink, and be the first to hear what Gallery has planned for the 50th Anniversary Season. There will be light refreshments and live entertainment from some amazing performers, and over 35 raffle prizes to be given away, including:

4 Disney Park Hopper Passes

Coor’s Light Beach Cruiser Bike

Subscriptions to Gallery’s 2016-2017 50th Season

A City Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Signed Opening Night Playbill from Something Rotten

Broadway Comedy Club tickets

…and much more

Tickets are only $15/person and can be purchased through Ovation. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets now.

All proceeds benefit Gallery Players’ 50 for 50 Campaign, so come have fun, win prizes and support theatre in Brooklyn for the next 50 years!

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