Important info about Flights of Fancy and The First Flight New Play Festival

thank you sign in the woods

for all your support of our 2015 Season!

Thanks so much to everyone involved with our 2015 season. We’re really excited to continue working on our annual First Flight New Play Festival and our Flights of Fancy benefit brunch. But we’re not going to do that this year.

We’re hitting the “pause” button on these projects for the time being, and we’ll continue them again in 2016. In the meantime, if you have a ticket purchased for Flights of Fancy, expect a refund coming your way asap.

Thanks so much! More details to follow on other Boomerang news and projects!

Who doesn’t love a Bloody Mary?

Please join us for our upcoming Flights of Fancy 2015 event on Sunday November 15th

This year’s event will be a lively and fun party serving specialty brunch treats, sweet and savory nibbles and endless Bloody Mary cocktails to warm the senses. And…We’ll be introducing the participant playwrights for the FIRST FLIGHT Festival and showcasing previews of their upcoming readings.

But really, you’re coming for these handsome devils…

A Boomerang Bloody Mary? Why yes, I think I will...

A Boomerang Bloody Mary? Why yes, I think I will…

Early Bird tickets are available for just $25 until November 1st. You can get yours here.

Flights of Fancy 2015
Sunday November 15th beginning at 1pm
at Blue Jeans Studio, 149 W 24th Street on the 5th Floor
Early Bird Tickets (until November 1st) just $25
Proceeds support Boomerang’s new play development programs

Announcing the finalists for the 2015 First Flight New Play Festival

boom_first_flight%206Hello all…Our annual FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival is right around the corner (beginning November 20th). We received a terrific pool of submissions this year from over the country (and Canada), running the full gamut in style and genre. We’re proud to announce the finalists for this year’s festival below:

Incomplete Works by Dennis Agle
Blanquita by Zack Calhoon
Koalas by J.Joseph Cox
He’s Back by Mark Daponte
The Job by Letha Dawson
We Pray Together by Charles Denk
Discreet Global Assets by Lauren Ferebee
In the Night Cafe by Evan Guilford-Blake
The Marble Muse by Diane Hale
Specimen Days by Alexander Kafka
The Boy Inside by Richard Kalinoski
Truth Dare by Tori Keenan-Zelt
Blood Will Out by Laura King
The Politics of Fabulousness by Judy Klass
Dancing on the Edge by Adam Kraar
The Prisoner by Jim Lucason
The Consequence of Impression by Deborah Magid
Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis
Contained Fires by Seth McNeill
The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo
Feeble-Minded White Trash by Susan Middaugh
The Truth Is… by Earl T. Roske
Caesar’s Blood by Rich Rubin
Time to Change by Patricia Saunders
Sanctuary, North by Robert Schneider
Anna’s Mother by Tom Smith
The Blood Lie by Shirley Vernick
Keeping Secrets by Michael Wolfson

Statistics: 39% of the finalists for the 2015 festival are female playwrights and 61% male playwrights. Overall submissions pool (both finalists and those not considered finalists) consisted of 33% female playwrights and 67% male playwrights.

For more details about the festival, check out our website.

Vote for which song gets included in Rock-n-Roles!


Join us this weekend for a rockin’ and rollin’ good time at ROCK-N-ROLES. Got your tickets yet?

As you know, ROCK-N-ROLES brings together Indie Theatre playwrights to write brand new 10 minute plays inspired by great rock songs. Beginning today, everyone who buys an advance ticket between now and Friday September 25th at midnight can vote to add one of these great songs to the evening!

Rock n Roles

Want to see a play inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”? How about the soulful Southern rock of Alabama Shakes’ “Always Alright”? Maybe you’re a big fan of The Kinks’ “Come Dancin’ ” or Maroon 5’s “Payphone”. The song with the most votes will have a new play written in their honor.

Get your tickets today and cast your vote!

ROCK-N-ROLES is a one night only exclusive event in which playwrights craft brand new 10 minute plays inspired by great rock songs. Previous “albums” have included plays inspired by Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Hall & Oates, Neil Young, Elton John and more. the plays are performed onstage with a live band.

Sunday September 27th at 7pm
$20 tickets (which includes one drink ticket) can be purchased here.

357 W 36th Street, NYC

All proceeds support Boomerang Theatre Company’s new play programs, including the 2015 First Flight New Play Festival and mainstage premiere productions.

Boomerang’s Rock-n-Roles shreds on Sept 27th

Rock n rolesHey everyone…we really want you to join us for another very special night of ROCK-N-ROLES on September 27th at 7pm. It’s going to be tremendous fun as always, and we want to share it with you!

For those who don’t know, ROCK-N-ROLES is a new play event where 6 playwrights randomly select a song from a hat and then write a new 10 minute play using that song as inspiration. They write overnight and begin rehearsing their play the next morning with cast and director. All six plays premiere that evening. It’s a high-wire, exciting event with loads of fun, and great music to top it all off.

Previously we’ve had plays inspired by The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”, Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California”, Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady”, Springsteen’s “Born To Run” and Thin Lizzie’s “The Boys are Back in Town” to name just a few.

ROCK-N-ROLES will be Sunday September 27th at 7pm at TheaterLab, 357 W 36th Street, 3rd floor.
Tickets are $20 and include one drink ticket. They can be purchased in advance here.

All proceeds support Boomerang’s new play development programs including the 2015 First Flight New Play Festival, kicking off November 18th.

Chords will be strummed, hearts will be broken, and Rock will be King. Don’t miss it!

DirectorSpeak with Boomerang Artistic Director Tim Errickson

Going back thru some old links and press in this “end of summer clean up” phase, and I came across this link to an extensive interview I did with Cat Parker about directing and life in Off-Off Broadway. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section!


Here’s a little sample:

CP: When you’re directing, do you start with text or movement?

TE: Text. We’ll sit at a table. I’d like to do table work. I think that in New York City unfortunately, directors don’t always allow for a ton of table work, because time is money. But we probably spend three days, four days at table and then start staging stuff. I feel like until you get people up on their feet, until they have the words tied together with spatial relationships, they don’t get a full sense of relationship. So if I’m saying that ‘I love you’ but I’m twenty feet away from you, that’s different from saying it two feet away from you, and those kinds of things start to color the staging. I want to get them in physical proximity to each other as quickly as possible so we can start moving things around.

CP: Talk to me a little bit about working with designers. Do you enjoy the  production side of things?

TE: I do. I like designers who come in with a point of view, especially because I don’t do a ton of research when it comes to things. I’m interested in what their response to something is. And I like the collaborative process of having a discussion about what the actor will be doing and what the visuals of the things should look like. I get the smartest people around me and get the fuck out of the way. I make that my rule – I don’t want to be the smartest person in the room.

CP: At what point in the process do you bring designers in?

TE: I like to have the team set pretty early, about a month before we go into rehearsal, so we can talk about what the responses are. Give people the chance to live with it a little bit. Because I think that relationship starts the moment that conversation starts. So if you were designing costumes for me, I would want us to have plenty of time to sit down and say, “Here’s what I think the play is about.”  And you say, “Great! I want that, too” or “I don’t see that.” And then we’re gonna go away with it for a little while, and that will ruminate for a little bit and you go, “Oh, you know what? I’ve been thinking about it, I’ve read it again, you’re right, but I would do this instead.” So the more chances you get to breathe, the more chance you have of getting something that’s as complex and as interesting as you want it to be.

You can read the whole thing here at

Fun Photo Collages for the Season

Hi everyone…Here at Boomerang we put together photo collages for Annual Reporting requirements (basically we send these off to people who are looking for photographic evidence we actually did things). I thought we’d share them with you, as sort of a visual summary of what we’ve been doing these last 12 months. We’re still working on the version of Love’s Labour’s Lost…

First Flight



Lickspittles, Buttonholers, andDamned



Cymbeline (4)


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