FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . . .
OFF-BROADWAY SHORT RUN FOR SHORT STUFF: 2000
Short Stuff: 2000 , original 10-minute plays written in ECSU's Playwrighting
class last fall (taught by Barbara Molette, Professor of English) will be presented
Off-Broadway as part of the CSU Theatre-In-New York Showcase of Student
Talent and Tour. Student directors, actors and playwrights are the featured artists in
this festival of 10-minute plays which runs Wednesday, May 24th, through
Saturday, May 27th at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre (354 West 45th St., NYC).
ECSU Advanced Directing students (taught by Ellen Brodie, Director of
Theatre) selected and analyzed the plays, cast the actors and embarked on the
director's journey of bringing a play from page to stage. The culmination of
their creative talents was presented in the Harry Hope Theatre at ECSU at the end of the
Spring semester. Now, some of the plays from the original Short Stuff: 2000
have been selected to be performed in NYC.
Short Stuff: 2000 will be presented in the minimalist tradition of utilizing black
cubes to suggest the various environments enhanced by props, sound and lighting. The
focus is on the characters, their relationships and situations. The 10-minute play
format is a popular one throughout the USA. Audiences fully engage in each play
and enjoy the impact of swift change from one to another.
For reservations and seating times for the ECSU show (7 or 9pm), please
call the box office at 212-279-4200. Tickets are as follows: General Admis-
sion: $12; CSU Alumni: $6; CSU Students, Faculty, Staff free with ID.