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WIMBERLEY wins OUSTANDING DIRECTION in MITF!

CONTRATULATIONS to BIANCA and MICHAEL!!

Wimberley directors Bianca Puorto and Michael Blatt are the winners of the Outstanding Direction award from the Midtown International Theatre Festival!!

Michael Blatt has been with the play since its inception at The Actors Studio Drama School where he helped develop the script from the ground up. Bianca joined the team this year to bring the play to MITF and to bring it to the big screen.

Both Bianca and Michael are on board to direct the short film adaptation of WIMBERLEY this Spring. Fundraising efforts for the film are ongoing. Please become a part of this incredible project!

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Help Get Us to Wimberley

The WIMBERLEY creative team has just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for the Wimberley short film. We believe this story is more important than ever today. Please consider contributing to this project so that we can reach everyone with this story, no matter where they are.

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WIMBERLEY back in rehearsal

Actors Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant

Actors Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant

The original cast is back in the rehearsal room to bring Wimberley back to life two years after its original workshop production in the Actors Studio Drama School playwright/director unit.

Check out today's write-up in Broadway World and get your tickets for the limited run now!

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New Play in Development at The Actors Studio

JRM is developing an all new, full-length play at the legendary Actors Studio with director Chelsea B. Lockie at the helm. The play will be a dark comedy about a disastrous English-to-English "translation" of Taming of the Shrew. 

JRM was invited to join the Playwrights Directors Workshop this fall and is currently a finalist for lifetime membership at the Studio.

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WIMBERLEY to be remounted at Midtown International Theatre Festival [Updated]

WIMBERLEY, directed by Michael Blatt, will play at The Jewel Box Theatre Oct 31 at 7pm, Nov 3rd at 7:30pm, and Nov 4th at 6pm. It will feature performances from original cast members Josh Trant and Peter Ferraiolo. Bianca Puorto will join the production team for this run as producer and assistant director.

Set in a small Texas town, Wimberley explores the boundaries of friendship between two former football players after the glories of high school are over.

A film adaptation of Wimberley is also currently in pre-production.

Wimberley (formerly known as Hole) was developed in a workshop production at The Actors Studio Drama School. This is the first time the production will be open to the public.

UPDATE: A fourth performance date has been added on November 5th at 8pm.

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FIVE BARS Premiere at Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Young actors from The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Advanced Teen conservatory debuted FIVE BARS as part of their Summer Rehearsal and Performance Intensive.

JRM developed the play specifically for the students in the program, and worked directly with them through the rehearsal process.

The new horror-comedy was directed by Judson Jones.

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JRM teaching with Stella Adler Outreach

JRM is honored to be joining The Stella Adler Outreach Division as a teaching artist this fall.

The Stella Adler Outreach division provides free actor training to inner city youth and other underserved populations. Outreach delivers programming in New York City schools, community organizations, and to Rikers Island.

JRM is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio, and is currently working on an original play, 5 Bars, with the Advanced Teen Conservatory.

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JRM to join Theatre East staff as Director of Communications

TheatreEast announced today that Julia Rae Maldonado will be joining company leadership as the Director of Communications. Julia has been a company member since 2012.

TheatreEast is an off-broadway theatre company founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Judson Jones and Christa Kimlicko-Jones along with Joseph Mitchel Parks. Now in its sixth season, TheatreEast has produced five critically acclaimed productions including Normalcy by Bennett Windheim and Eye of God by Tim Blake Nelson.

JRM's Muses has been included in TheatreEast's Neighborhood Reading Series, and her play In The Basement was recently featured in their touring immersive show, 5 x 5.

In the upcoming season, TheatreEast will premiere A Name for a Ghost to Mutter by Cyndi Williams.

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Film Adaptation of 'WIMBERLEY' in pre-production

The film will be directed by Michael Blatt and feature performances by Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant. It is scheduled to be shot on location in the Texas Hill Country this winter. Screenplay by Julia Rae Maldonado.

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'FIVE BARS' to Premiere at Stella Adler

The new short sci-fi comedy will premiere August 11th & 12th at the legendary Stella Adler Studio featuring performances by young actors in the Advanced Teen Conservatory. The play will be directed by Judson Jones. More details and cast TBA.

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TheatreEast uses non-traditional space with IN THE BASEMENT

Emily Verla and Kelsey Sheppard perform IN THE BASEMENT in East Village apartment.

Emily Verla and Kelsey Sheppard perform IN THE BASEMENT in East Village apartment.

TheatreEast's current production of IN THE BASEMENT takes the girls of BillyBurg on a tour of all five boroughs. Daniel Hasse's creative direction turns rooftops, apartments and breweries into basements.

There are two more chances to catch the  5 x 5 Drama SeriesStaten Island and QueensReservations are free, but seating is extremely limited.

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GirlSoup's debut short film begins production

Dir. Chelsea B. Lockie and Actor/Writer Jeff Gorcyca

Dir. Chelsea B. Lockie and Actor/Writer Jeff Gorcyca

The short film STRETCH will star Jeff Gorcyca and Raymond Carrado Knutsen, directed by Chelsea B. Lockie. Screenplay by Jeff Gorcyca. Story by Raymond Carrado Knutsen, Jeff Gorcyca, Chelsea B. Lockie and Julia Rae Maldonado. Director of Photography: Christine Nicole Lozano.

GirlSoup is Raymond Carrado Knutsen, Jeff Gorcyca, Chelsea B. Lockie, and Julia Rae Maldonado. This is their first film.

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TheatreEast's IN THE BASEMENT... Cast and Date Announcement

IN THE BASEMENT directed by Daniel Hasse will feature performances by Emily Verla, Rachel Caplan, and Kelsey Sheppard.

IN THE BASEMENT will be performed over five evenings in each of the five boroughs as part of the Theatre East 5x5 Drama series. JOIN THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT now!

May 14th--Manhattan
May 16th--Brooklyn
May 18th--Bronx
May 19th--Staten Island
May 21st--Queens

Tickets are available by donation only and seating is limited. Reservations can be made by clicking here.

 

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