The word is out and the Net Will Appear by Erin Mallon is a hit! We are playing to huge houses and the notices coming in (even the tepid ones) say it's a show to be seen! We run through Dec 30th!
Proud to announce my participation in Comfort Women by Dimo Kim and the Dimo Kim Muiscal Theatre Factory. It is the tragic story of Korean women aducted and tricked into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during WWII. These women suffered unbelievable horrrors and only a few survived. With an all Korean prodictuion team and an almost compelte East Asian cast we hope to honor this story and these women with the upcomming production.
Seems like I do this once a year! I'll be better about that this year, but for now here is this years roundup and update.
2017 Closed out strong with THE NET WILL APPEAR receving numerous nominations in every conceivable catagory at Broadwayworld.com which included BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PLAY among many others. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the hard working artists on this beatuiful show who contributed to it's amazing run. Your recognition through nomination says everything.
The nominations were amazing on their own, but it was quickly followed up by the announcment that THE NET WILL APPEAR was named TOP 10 BEST PLAY in 2017 by NJ.com. We were honored to be among such heavy hitters like The McCarter, Two River, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Crossroads and Papermill Playhouse. High esteem.
and now for 2018!!!!
Like a cannon shot we are mid process already for DRIVING MISS DAISY at Mile Square Theatre. It's been amazing so far and the cast of Barbara Broughton, Count Stovall and Matt Lawler have really brought their full selves to this amazing show. Get tix here!
We open Drving Miss Daisy and then immediately jump into SPRING AWAKENING with Stevens Dramatic Society. This is my 3rd time directing for SDS (Guys and Dolls/Into The Woods), and I can not wait to jumo into this driven, challenging new piece. SDS always rises to the moment and with their excitment I look forward to getting to work!
While working on both of those projects HONOUR: CONFESSIONS OF A MUMBAI COURTESAN has a residency at Baruch College & then tour dates set for Illionois, Toroto, D.C. and more!
Later in the year MST has lined up VANYA, SONIA, MASHA, SPIKE to open up the Fall. It's a unbelieveable chance explore this hysterical play with my MST family!
Finally there is a suprise around the corner but more on that after the official announcement. But trust me it has me EXTREMELY EXCITED!!!!! Stay tuned.
And don't worry there are still a few months in there where I hope to be filling that time with more incredible work!!!
First up is the wonderful new work by Megan Hart, HEWHOWAREYA at Project Y's Women in Theatre Festival. It is an fun and heartbreaking look at the people left on the fringes and how really, that is all of us. June 20th. I am excited to be joing my fellow InViolet Company Members who are also a part of this years festival and a huge shout out to Michole Biancosino and the Project Y family who have created something really special. (Starring Marguerite Stimpson, Juan Villa, Timothy Mullins & Robe Hile)
Buy tickets and SUPPORT PROJECT Y HERE
Then June 25th Mile Square Theatre is hosting the National 1 Minute play festival where I am directing 6 new plays with a wonderful cast I am excited to work with!!! (Jordan Spoon, Kendra Culley, Taylor Graves, Ariana Fox, Brandon Jacobs, Adam Hardin & Jeffery Sanchez)
Buy tickets and SUPPORT MST HERE
This month I also start work on Erin Mallon's new play Bible Adventure Park set to open at Jimmy's 43 this August whie ALSO holding audition for The Net Will Appear which will premier this Sept at MST!
Honour: Confessions of Mumbai Courtesan prepares for it's new look and production in DC thiss July.
Some how it's May already!
Into the Woods was a smashing success! I've uploaded some of the photos and will continue to add more over the coming days.
Coming up THIS WEEK is Mile Square Theatre's7th inning Stretch! I am honored to be directing Megan Harts play One for the Team.
Then next week I begin work on a new one-woman show wih Erin Mallon, BIble Adventure Park! We are in early developemental process and will open August 14th.
In June I am a part of the National One-Minute play festival.
July, Honour travels to Washington DC for a tour date.
Then early Sept Bill Holland's Hobarts Dilemma will take stage at the Hudson Guild Theatre.
Sept I begin rehearsals on the WORLD PREMIER of The Net Will Appear by Erin Mallon, starring Richard Masur.
October has me traveling back to Vancouver as Honour is being brought back to the Cultch for a return engagement!
And if you can belive it there is more in the works!
2016 was an incredible journey.
January, officially started my tenure as the Associate Artisitc Director of Mile Square Theatre
February, I-Pod and Zen AM, two plays by Natalie Menna I had directed, both published.
March, Opened The Tenants by Bill Holland
April, Opened Mile Square Theatre's new space with my production of Goodnight Moon
May, Directed staged reading of Innappropriate Relationships by Marcy Lovitch for the Playwrights Collective.
June, Directed staged reading of A Mind out of the Gutter by Erin Mallon with Richard Masur and Maya Fischbein for InViolet play festival.
July, Honour, Confessions of a Mumbai Courteasan by Dipti Mehta played it's frst tour date in Vancouver as part of the Monsoon Festival.
August, Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan played to sold out houses at the NY International Fringe and won Overall Excelence in Solo Performance.
September, Directed for MST's 7th inning Stretch Fundraiser
October, Directed Pride and Sensibility by richard Etchinson for InViolet's In-Progress series.
November, Directed It's a Wonderful life for MST which played to sold out houses and rave reviews.
December, BOTH INVIOLET AND MILE SQUARE THEATRE HIT THEIR FUNDRAISING GOALS FOR 2017!!!
What a great way to end the year. Now as i said, back to work. News coming shortly. . . .
It's been a crazy begining to 2016! Here are the highlights so far:
- Appointed as the new Associate Artistic Director for Mile Square Theatre
- Mile Square Theatre opened it's brand new arts facility in April with a production of Goodnight Moon which I directed.
- Goodnight Moon was a huge success, read a review here!
- Directed a staged reading of Inappropriate Relatioships by Marcy Lovitch at Primary Stages ESPA. It was a co-production between One Wild Jew Production and THe Playwrights Collective.
- I have more exciting news on the way!
InViolet Theater Co. in cooperation with INTAR Theatre PresentTHE JUDGMENT OF FOOLSA New Play Written by Bernardo CubriaDirected by Mark CirnigliaroIn an Open Ended RunOpening Sept 10Every 2nd Thursday of the Month @ 9pmINTAR Theatre500 West 52nd Street, 4th FloorTickets are $20. Visit http://www.intartheatre.org/
Directing Ticketing: https://web.ovationtix.com/
trs/pe.c/10030940For more information visit: INTARtheatre.orgRuntime: 70 minutes with no intermission
THE CASTAndrew BlairAngela RazzanoBrandon RubinJacqueline GuillenPeter Graham(New York - Sept 10, 2015) InViolet Theatre and INTAR Theatre Present THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS, a new play written by Bernardo Cubria. FOOLS is an interactive night at the theatre where the audience is the star! Equal parts rowdy debauchery, psychological experiment and vaudevillian circus, this is a live event unlike any other you've experienced. Help The Fool and his Friends navigate the explosive terrain of race, social media, and blow job bonanzas! What is good and what is bad? What is worthy of your snap judgments and cast stones? Fool not lest ye Judged.Mark Cirnigliaro directs a cast of five, including Andrew Blair, Angela Razzano, Brandon Rubin, Jaqueline Guillen and Peter Graham. Performances will be at INTAR Theatre, 500 West 52nd Street, 4th floor, Starting Sept 10th. Then proceed once on month on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
BERNARDO CUBRIA (Playwright) is a Mexican playwright. His play, The Redhead Is Coming was part of F*ckfest at The Brick Theatre and received workshops at The People’s Light and Theater in Malvern, PA and at The Fountain Theater in Los Angeles, CA. His short play I Would Have That Night is part of thisbyears Collective 12 short play festival. He is a writer for the Webseries B.U.T.S. and wrote the webseries Going Viral out this October staring Xochitl Romero. He hosts the Theater Podcast: Off and On: A New York Theatre Podcast. He also acts sometimes for that info visit www.bernardocubria.com
MARK CIRNIGLIARO (Director) Artisitc Director - Wee Man Productions, Artistic Associate - Mile Square Theatre, and Company Member - InViolet Theater Company. CREDITS: Hounds of War by Bill Holland - Wee Man Productions (Must See BWW.com), The Little Princess by Jennifer Bowen - Inviolet Theater Company, Cyrano by Jo Roets - Mile Square Theatre, Mountain Song by Josh Beerman (Winner Samuel French OOBR) Rutgers MFA – Directing 2013. Markdirects.com
The Judgment of Fools is presented as a coproduction by Inviolet Theatre @ INTAR Theatre. Director: Mark Cirnigliaro; Stage Manager: Jack Cummins; Set Designer: Bethanie Wampol Watson; Costume Designer: Peter Fogel; Sound Designer: Matt Bittner; Media Contact: Marguerite Stimpson.
Performances are 2nd Thursday of every month starting Sept 10 @ 9pm.
The runtime is 70 minutes with no intermission.THE CASTANDREW BLAIR received his BFA in Professional Acting from East Carolina University and is a member of InViolet Theater Company. NYC theatre credits: Branched (InViolet Theater), The Suitcase (Best Actor Nominee), and Fear & Misery of the Third Reich (Columbia Stages). TV/Film credits include, Easy Street (2 Best Actor Awards), Giving You The Business (Food Network), Phowned! (SpikeTV), The Return (Indie Film) and has recently been a variety of wholesome nerds in a slew of commercials. AndrewBlairActor.com
ANGLEA RAZZANO received her B.A. at Rutgers University before training in New York at William Esper Studio (Meisner), with Deb Jackel, Suzanne Esper and Bill Esper. She co-founded InViolet eight years ago with Michael Henry Harris, and has since been co-Artistic Director. Angela previously produced InViolet’s world premieres of Erin Mallon’s Branched, Megan Hart’s This is Fiction, Richard Etchison’s Force Majeure, Melanie Maras’ Kiss Me On The Mouth, Michael Henry Harris’ 40 Weeks, 12 workshopped readings of InViolet’s plays in development, and 4 One Night Stands. She has performed in 4 One Night Stands, InViolet’s InProgress’ This is Fiction, The Haven, The Little Prince$$ and Gated, produced InViolet’s reception to the 2009 Drama Desk Awards, and co-chaired all five of InViolet’s benefits.
BRANDON RUBIN received his MFA in Acting from Rutgers University CREDITS: Barrymore Nominated - Little Rock (Passage Theater), Our Town (George Street Playhouse), The Tempest (First Day Productions), A Mid Summer Nights Dream (Mile Square Theatre). Brandonrubinactor.com
JACQUELINE GUILLEN is a New York based actor, singer, and musician originally from Mexico. She received her BFA in Acting from Texas State University.Her NYC stage credits include:Lilia (Rising Circle), Satyricono (INTAR), One-Minute Play Festival 2014(INTAR), & Play/Date (3LD). She is a classically trained flautist and a ukulele enthusiast!
PETER GRAHAM received a BFA from NYU Tisch where he trained with the Meisner and Classical Studios. Film/TV Credits: Detours (Upcoming, w/ Richard Kind & Paul Sorvino), OTP: One True Pairing (w/ Jonathan Groff & Hunter Foster) and MTV's One Bad Choice. Stage credits include NBC's Diversity Showcase (Upcoming), Our Kiki (New York Fringe Festival), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake George Theater Lab), The Birthday Party (MultiPurposeRoom), and LEAR (Dir. Rachel Chavkin). More info at www.peter-graham