Undiscovered Inhibitions

UNDISCOVERED INHIBITIONS
Athena Writes – a ten-minute play festival ’15

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An evening of ten-minute plays developed through Athena Theatre’s playwright group inspired by this year’s theme, “Undiscovered Inhibitions.”

Monday, May 18th at 8PM
Studio Theatre – Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd Street, NYC

Production pix collage 1 Production pix collage 2_smallDATING HISTORY: Jane discovers it’s not so easy to escape her past while dating in the electronic age.
by Sarah Kinsey* (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Director: Eva Gil (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Jane: Sarah Nedwek* (Rep of St. Louis)
Max: TJ Gainley* (Cleveland Play House)
Server: Christopher Sanders (Vital Theater Company)

THE CONNOISSEUR: A man comes home after being stranded in the Arctic with a whole new hunger for life.
by Maximilian Clark
Director: Alberto Bonilla
Cole: Stephen James Anthony* (War Horse)
Rachel: Kaitlin Myers
Gretchen: Elizabeth Inghram*

THE CURIOUS FINGER: There’s power in your fingers, if you’re prepared to use them.
by Xavier Toby
Director: Graydon Gund
Girl One: Jessica Levesque (The President)
GIrl Two: Wynoami Glasser (Blunt Proposition)
Masked Men: Jeorge Watson* (The Wire)

ALVIN BALLISTER V. ALVIN BALLISTER: In the near future shortly after humanity has achieved immortality, one man sees the dark side of living forever and must plead his case to The High Elder for the right to commit suicide.
by Alex Hersler (Northwestern University)
Director: Richard C. Aven (Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group)
Alvin: Max Nolen (William Esper Studio)
Walter: Christopher Halladay* (Blue Bloods)
Rami: Kathleen Wallace* (Walnut Street Theatre)
Simian: Khris Lewin* (Cincinnati Entertainment Awards)

BLUNT PROPOSITION: Grief can drive us to many dirty things: anger, isolation, drug abuse…then begins the healing process, which it turns out, is just as messy.
by Wynoami Glasser
Director: Rachel Klein (The Anthem)
Esther: Veronique Ory* (59E59 Theaters)
Jeff: Matt Swanston (Gorilla Rep)
Mark: Mick Bleyer*
Waiter: Eric B. Mota (Grinch)
Announcer: Joe Glasser (The Boys Next Door)

AUBERGINE: A woman, her brother, an eggplant, dislodged childhood memories and a Philosophy of Nothingness collide in Aubergine Cafe in Sunnyside, Queens. Can we really expect that all will emerge unscathed?
by Tom Block (Ensemble Studio Theatre)
Director: Suzanne Karpinski (Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West)
Patrice: Dina Cataldi (Universal Pictures)
Will: Phil Schaffer (Living Theatre Company)

DIGBY’S ENLIGHTENMENT: An enthusiastic young priest finds a new way to bring his faith to the people.
by Alexander V. Thompson
Director: Alexander V Thompson (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Joseph Metcalfe (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Harlan Alford
Christopher Sanders (Vital Theater Company)

ALTERNATION: A subway ride where race, homelessness and yoga intersect.
by Veronique Ory (59E59 Theaters)
Director: Eva Gil (Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Julia: Kim Krane* (Mastodon)
Nick: Francisco Solorzano* (Barefoot Theatre Co)
Pirus: Joanie Anderson (The Color Purple)

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Equity Approved Showcase