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The Standard Upgrade at Theater For The New City

08/19/12 through 08/25/12 Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Friday, August 24 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM. 155 First Avenue Map
(212) 254-1109
www.dreamupfestival.org Ages: $12
The Waiter Project at Theater For The New City
08/19/12 through 08/25/12 Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 PM. 155 First Avenue Map
(212) 254-1109
www.dreamupfestival.org Ages: $15
'Coming Home' at Theater for the New City
08/19/12 through 08/25/12 155 First Avenue Map
(212) 254-1109
www.theaterforthenewcity.net Ages: 14+ 15
Coming Home at Theater For The New City
08/19/12 through 08/25/12 75 mins 155 First Avenue Map
212-868-4444.
Ages: $15

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Written and directed by Angie Montgomery and Howard Leader. World Premiere.

Cabaret Theater

Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Friday, August 24 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM.

Running Time: 95 minutes | Tickets $12

Three 40-something year old White guys try to jump-start their lives with their younger, ethnic girlfriends, only to discover that their "upgrades" are not so "standard" after all.

Angie Montgomery is a playwright from Connecticut. She played the female lead in local (CT) productions of "Noises Off," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "The Miracle Worker," and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." While at Wesleyan University, she majored in Film where she learned how to craft dialogue for characters. She earned a Masters in Screenwriting from Columbia University , studying under Andy Bienen ("Boys Don't Cry"), James Schamus ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and James Hart (Steven Spielberg's "Hook"). She has written several television shows and currently runs eighty.twenty.productions with her husband, Howard Leader.

Howard Leader is a criminal defense attorney by trade, though he has been performing voice-overs for the past ten years. When he is not preparing for court, he acts in industrials and commercials and was recently cast as a Media Commentator in "The Bourne Legacy" by Tony Gilroy. Originally from London, Howard has fond memories of The London School of Economics, where he received his LLB in Law. He has co-written two television shows with his wife, Angie.

Written and created by Elizabeth Swearingen; directed by Irene Kapustina. World Premiere.

Community Theater

Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 PM.

Running Time: 120 minutes | Tickets $15

"The Waiter Project" is not just a play about waiting tables. Rather it is a modern existential idea that examines time, agency and reality. The play tells the tale of eight down and out waiters working in New York City who have their lives pulled into focus when a Reality TV network shoots a series based on their lives within the restaurant. The play explores the duality we experience while working survival jobs as well as the element of waiting in general.

Elizabeth Swearingen is an actor and a playwright in New York City. She attended Circle in the Square Theatre School and Stella Adler Conservatory and is currently attaining her BA from Hunter College in Creative Writing. She has worked with Primary Stages, The Barrow Group, NJ Rep, The Dramatists Guild, The Storm Theatre, The Looking Glass Theatre and TheatreWorks USA as an actor and a playwright. Her one-act play "Thursday Morning" won a festival award in The Looking Glass Theatre's 2011 Winter Forum. "The Waiter Project" is her first full-length play. (www.elizabethswearingen.com)

Irene Kapustina was born in Minsk, Belarus and moved to the U.S. in 2003. Acting classes at Act One Studios in Chicago propelled her theater studies to the stage of Loyola University's Theater School and Second City. Upon her graduation from LUC, she moved to New York City, where she now continues her work in the theatre. (www.irenekapustina.com)

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

"Coming Home," written and directed by Chris Raddatz. Dance Theater. World Premiere.

Community Theater

Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, August 23 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 5:00 PM.

Running Time: 75 minutes | Tickets: $15

"Coming Home" is a dance drama which follows the story of a young soldier named Brent as he tries to make the transition from a hostile warzone back to his life at home with longtime girlfriend Sam. The story is written in a nonlinear fashion that allows the audience to experience the main character's internal chaos. Flashbacks collide with current events and in-your-face monologues morph into expressive dances that broaden and expand to the greater world of the play.

Chris Raddatz graduated in the BFA – Acting class of 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has written five plays, one of which was self-produced with fellow students in UNCG's Taylor Studio Theatre. He has also written and directed many films, including his short comedy "The Importance of Being Honest," which was awarded Campus Best Picture at the 2011 International Campus Movie Fest and was then given a screening in LA, where it was nominated for two awards, Best Picture and Best Actor. He wrote, produced, directed and acted in his feature film "Break A Home A House." As an actor, he has worked regionally with Triad Stage and Paper Lantern Theatre. "Coming Home" was given a reading at UNCG involving students and faculty and was met there with positive response.

"Coming Home" is a dance drama which follows the story of a young soldier named Brent as he tries to make the transition from a hostile warzone back to his life at home with longtime girlfriend Sam. The story is written in a nonlinear fashion that allows the audience to experience the main character's internal chaos. Flashbacks collide with current events and in-your-face monologues morph into expressive dances that broaden and expand to the greater world of the play.

Chris Raddatz graduated in the BFA – Acting class of 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has written five plays, one of which was self-produced with fellow students in UNCG's Taylor Studio Theatre. He has also written and directed many films, including his short comedy "The Importance of Being Honest," which was awarded Campus Best Picture at the 2011 International Campus Movie Fest and was then given a screening in LA, where it was nominated for two awards, Best Picture and Best Actor. He wrote, produced, directed and acted in his feature film "Break A Home A House." As an actor, he has worked regionally with Triad Stage and Paper Lantern Theatre. "Coming Home" was given a reading at UNCG involving students and faculty and was met there with positive response.

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