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Act One: One Act Festival 2018


TICKETS
AT-DOOR: $18
ADVANCED SALE: $15

Four programs of 6-8 shows.....
10-20 minutes each....
Ranging from comedies to dramas to alternative......


The Act One: One Act Festival 2018 is a
self-producing competition-style one-act play festival.
The audience will vote for each show they see, and the
top-scorers will have a place in the Finals *: February 3rd @ 7pm

* JOIN US FOR FREE BBQ AFTER THE FINALS AS WE TABULATE THE VOTES!
HOT DOGS AND "MYSTERY COCKTAIL"!
PLEASE NOTE:
~Information and order of shows is subject to change.
~Please be forewarned: Some subject matter may be offensive or triggering.


FINALS
Hunt by Wil Hart (19 minutes)
Comedy
Directed by: Sophia Grasso
Sarah DiRenno - McKenzie
Katie Lugo - Miranda
Dymon Davis - Megan
In search of closure after her father's death, Mckenzie returns to the hunting shack where she spent time with him as a kid. Her two best friends tag along, not realizing what they're in for.

Saint Fancy by Stephen Bracco (12 minutes)
Dramatic Comedy
Directed by: Stephen Bracco
Spencer Wolfe - Dr. Joey
Kitty Ostapowicz - Fancy
It's trust-fund alcoholic Fancy's birthday; today, like every year, her birthday wish comes true. Last year, she turned her therapist into a liver; this year, he's fighting for his humanity, and hers.

Personnel Best by Pete Holmberg (20 minutes)
Drama
Produced by: Roust Theatre Company
Directed by: Jenny Tibbels
Stage Manager: Stephanie Hollander
Charlie Gorrilla - Luddy
Khris Lewin * - Kyle
Jonny Maldonado - David
In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #metoo movement, three male partners in a successful PR firm convene behind closed doors to discuss a pivotal hiring decision.
FACEBOOK (for Roust Theatre Co.)

Help Me Get Over You by Rollin Jewett (10 minutes)
Comedy
Directed by: Joseph Sexton
Chris Ostrowski - John
Marcy Agreen * - Phyllis
A man who broke up with a lady enlists her to help him get over her.

INTERMISSION

A Girl Smiles in the Arctic by Cambria Denim (20 minutes)
Dramatic Comedy
Directed by: Madelyn Shaffer
Nayem Cardenas-Lopez - Nirliq
Andrew Griffin - Justin Bieber
Braiden Wells - Alan
International pop sensation Justin Bieber and Siberian Inuit hunter Nirliq meet in their conjoined dreams every night. What happens when a depressive, childlike Englishman appears in their dreamscape?

A Match Remade In Heaven by Amanda Terman (19 minutes)
Drama
Directed by: Jak Prince
Harris King - Anna
Crystal Ramirez - God
Eric Parness - Brian
A husband and wife reunite in heaven, but their relationship is complicated by unexpected news.

Let's Hear It For Queens by Mark Lord (20 minutes)
Musical
Book, Lyrics, Direction by: Mark Lord
Music and Musical Direction by: Joe Ferrante
Joseph Riley - Antiquous
Jim Haines - Poet
Dan Segredo - Linguist #1
Kent Williams - Linguist #2
Caroline Purr - Storyteller #1
Regina Fischedick - Storyteller #2
Erin Clancy Balsamo - Storyteller #3
A condensed version of an original full-length musical in tribute to the borough of Queens. Featuring original songs, poetry and rap.

The King-Anning by Veronica Cooper (10 minutes)
Comedy
Directed by: Emily Lyon
Jennifer Teska * - Mary Anning
Mateo Moreno - The King of Saxony
Aaron Kheifets - Carl Gustav Carus
A comedic account loosely based on the very real meeting of world renowned English paleontologist Mary Anning and the King of Saxony, a natural history enthusiast. Set in 1844.


    * Member of Actors Equity Association



PRELIMINARIES

Program 1 
Jan 11 @ 7pm
Jan 14 @ 5:30pm
Jan 19 @ 7pm
Jan 21 @ 8pm
Jan 27 @ 7pm
Jan 30 @ 7pm

Let's Hear It For Queens by Mark Lord (20 minutes)
Musical
   Book, Lyrics, Direction by: Mark Lord
   Music and Musical Direction by: Joe Ferrante
   Joseph Riley - Antiquous
   Jim Haines - Poet
   Dan Segredo - Linguist #1
   Kent Williams - Linguist #2
   Caroline Purr - Storyteller #1
   Regina Fischedick - Storyteller #2
   Erin Clancy Balsamo - Storyteller #3
A condensed version of an original full-length musical in tribute to the borough of Queens. Featuring original songs, poetry and rap.

Saint Fancy by Stephen Bracco  (12 minutes)
Dramatic Comedy
   Directed by: Stephen Bracco
   Spencer Wolfe - Dr. Joey
   Kitty Ostapowicz - Fancy
It's trust-fund alcoholic Fancy's birthday; today, like every year, her birthday wish comes true. Last year, she turned her therapist into a liver; this year, he's fighting for his humanity, and hers.
  

Help Me Get Over You by Rollin Jewett (10 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Joseph Sexton
   Chris Ostrowski - John
   Marcy Agreen * - Phyllis
A man who broke up with a lady enlists her to help him get over her.
   
Personnel Best by Pete Holmberg (20 minutes)
Drama
   Produced by: Roust Theatre Company
   Directed by: Jenny Tibbels
   Stage Manager: Stephanie Hollander
   Charlie Gorrilla - Luddy
   Khris Lewin * - Kyle
   Jonny Maldonado - David
In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #metoo movement, three male partners in a successful PR firm convene behind closed doors to discuss a pivotal hiring decision.

FACEBOOK (for Roust Theatre Co.)

The King-Anning by Veronica Cooper (10 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Emily Lyon
   Jennifer Teska * - Mary Anning 
   Mateo Moreno - The King of Saxony 
   Aaron Kheifets - Carl Gustav Carus 
A comedic account loosely based on the very real meeting of world renowned English paleontologist Mary Anning and the King of Saxony, a natural history enthusiast. Set in 1844.



Program 2 
Jan 13 @ 7pm
Jan 17 @ 7pm
Jan 21 @ 3pm
Jan 25 @ 7pm
Jan 28 @ 5:30pm
Feb 1 @ 7pm

A Girl Smiles in the Arctic
by Cambria Denim (20 minutes)
Dramatic Comedy
   Directed by: Madelyn Shaffer

   Nayem Cardenas-Lopez - Nirliq
   Andrew Griffin - Justin Bieber
   Braiden Wells - Alan
International pop sensation Justin Bieber and Siberian Inuit hunter Nirliq meet in their conjoined dreams every night. What happens when a depressive, childlike Englishman appears in their dreamscape?

Hunt by Wil Hart (19 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Sophia Grasso
   Sarah DiRenno - McKenzie
   Katie Lugo - Miranda
   Dymon Davis - Megan
In search of closure after her father's death, Mckenzie returns to the hunting shack where she spent time with him as a kid. Her two best friends tag along, not realizing what they're in for.


Don by Kyle Smith (9 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Kyle Smith
   Mike Toperzer - Keith 
   Armand Lane - Don

Don reflects on the choices he made to get where he is, as Keith struggles to get Don out of the rain.

Clean-Shaven by Justin Schwartz (15 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Justin Schwartz

   Ruthy Froch - Lucy
   Jackson Knight Pierce - James
All is well as long as James heeds to Lucy's one request: to shave himself before they have sex. Until the one time he forgets to do so.

A Match Remade In Heaven by Amanda Terman (19 minutes)
Drama
   Directed by: Jak Prince

   Harris King - Anna
   Crystal Ramirez - God
   Eric Parness - Brian
A husband and wife reunite in heaven, but their relationship is complicated by unexpected news.

Maryanne by David Lewison (10 minutes)
Comedy
   Directed by: Barbara McGlamery
   Mimi Fischer - Maryanne
   Alexander Rybitski - Voice

In the near future, a lonely old woman has a household computer to watch over her every need. But what will she do when her computer falls in love…with her?

The Wonderful World of Science by Steve Gold (15 minutes) (NOT PERFORMING JAN 13 @ 7PM)
Drama
   Directed by: Laurence C. Schwartz
   Jamie Lee Kearns - Dr. Lindstrom
   Emily Cordes - The Woman
A drama about a molecular biologist researching HIV who receives a visit from a mysterious woman during the early days of the epidemic.


Program 3 
Jan 14 @ 3pm
Jan 18 @ 7pm
Jan 21 @ 5:30pm
Jan 26 @ 7pm
Jan 28 @ 8pm
Feb 2 @ 7pm

Supreme Solution
by Tom Block (11 minutes)

   Directed by: Tom Block
    Jacob Horn - Timothy
    Patrick Leonard - Ernest
    Lisa Yapp - June
At the end of her life, June murders the Supreme Court Head Justice. But power is more deeply entrenched than she believes, and her plan only succeeds in making her a murderer.

Two Super-Heroes Walk Into a Bar by Bryan Leys (15 minutes)

Dramatic Comedy
   Directed by: Brian Leys

   Ian Potter - Mike Dombrowski/ Major Hero
   Kenneth King - Sal Patrillo/ Kid Vicious

A horrific crime has taken place in Cincinnati. Two working class superheroes hold a secret meeting to plot vengeance against the villain responsible. Justice and beer will be served.

Double Rainbow by Marcus Scott (20 minutes)
Comedy
    Directed by: Justin Schwartz
    Lindsay Fabes - Lea
    Anthony Franqui - Stuart
    Mark Andrew Garner * - Michael
Lea and Michael, two far-left democratic LGBT gay-rights activists, are under arrest and facing criminal charges. The charge: Assault and Battery.

The Trapped Language of Love by Ronan Colfer (18 minutes)
Comedy
   Produced by: Ronan Colfer and Alexandra Bigourdan
   Directed by: Rebeca Castilho
   Ronan Colfer - HE
   Alexandra Bigourdan - SHE
A man and a woman fall madly in love with each other at first sight, but are then trapped by the emptiness of their everyday language.

Journey to Wellness by Larry Rinkel (16 minutes)
Drama
   Directed by: Leslie Anne Weishaar
    Stage Manager: Tamara Knezevic

   Gail Merzer Behrens * - "The Woman" (Sophia Czernowski)
   Jordan Ausländer * - "The Man" (Russell Garbowski)
An elderly man and woman, both recovering from serious injuries, find an unexpected connection when the man realizes he knew the woman’s recently deceased husband.

The Hawthorne Book by Lora Danley (10 minutes)
Drama
   Directed by: Lora Danley
   Olan Montgomery - Stan
   Richard Alwyn - Joe
Joe, a struggling writer and deeply in debt, once again turns to his older brother Stan for help by asking him to part with his most treasured possession. This time, however, Stan has had enough.


   * Member of Actors Equity Association
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