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Photos from FIRST FLIGHT

We had a great week working on new plays during FIRST FLIGHT. Thank you to all the people to contributed to the further development of these scripts, including actors, directors and our audiences.

Here’s a few snap shots of the action…

THE SNOWMAKER by Aleks Merilo




THE MARBLE MUSE by Diane Baia Hale




BLANQUITA by Zack Calhoon

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Photos from Boomerang’s FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Thank you to everyone who attended FLIGHTS OF FANCY on Sunday March 13th at Blue Jeans Studios. Check out the pictures below of some of the festivities…

(All photos courtesy of Kate Hess Photography)

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More Mystery Box prizes

The Mystery Box prizes keep pouring in for our Flights of Fancy celebration on Sunday! If you’d like to win any of these prizes, or any of the ones previously mentioned here, you just need to buy a ticket to the event!

Here’s a little sneak peak of the new prizes, for those people who like to look nice and smell nice…

  • Creme de La Mer (1 oz.)
  • MAC Smoky Face Palette (3 eyeshadows, 4 lipcolors, pressed powder; cream base; brush) and Nail Lacquer “Magnificent Feast”
  • Tory Burch 4 Soap Gift Set
  • Smashbox “Art Love Color” Eyes & Studio Set (5 eyeliners – black/brown/blue/purple/gold; lipstick/lipgloss/3 eyeshadows/mascara)
  • Clinique Happy Gift Set (1.7 oz fragrance spray; 2.5 oz body creme; .2 oz fragrance rollerball)
  • Clinique for Men Shave Kit (3.4 oz face scrub; 1.4 oz aloe shave gel; 3.4 oz anti-age moisturizer)
  • Origins “Make a Difference Plus” Skin Care Set (1.7 oz lotion; 1.0 oz serum; 1.7 oz treatment; 1.0 oz moisturizer)
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Flights of Fancy this weekend, and it’s Mystery Box Madness!

Flights of Fancy invite (2)

Hey folks…each year, our Flights of Fancy event serves to highlight new play development, support great artists and raise money for our programs. This year’s event is Sunday March 13th, and it’ll be a brunchy, boozy event with live music and festivities

Attendees also get the chance to purchase a “Mystery Boxes” from a collection of donated blind items that each have a value of more than $25. In the past, we’ve had bottles of wine, vocal lessons, gift cards and other really wonderful things. But this year… oh man.

Here’s a preliminary list of what’s on offer this Sunday. (And if you have not gotten your ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Click here.)

-A custom jewelry piece
-Photography lesson with Chesher Cat
-4 session webinar from Film Interchange: “Producing Film from A-Z ”
-30 Minute Holistic Coaching Session from Aries in Flight
-2 Semi Private personal training and nutrition consultations from The Works Studio 
-Consulting Session with Josh Rivedal: Create Your Own Star Vehicle
-1 hour knitting lesson plus materials from Emily Louick from SlopeGirlKnits
-PopGift Box from Popcorn Productions
-1 month supply of Aromaflage sleep fragrance
-Two digital subscriptions to Backstage.com
-Tickets to Blue Man Group
-Gift cards to BareBurger
-a bottle of Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche 2012
-a bottle of Red Hook Sauvignon Blanc 2013
-a bottle of Carpe Vino 2013 Chardonnay
-a bottle of Valdobbiadene Superiore Proseco
-a one hour image consultation with Inherent Style
-a pair of tickets and CD from One World Symphony

And more are coming in today! It’s mind blowing…and I hope you have the chance to get the prize you want!

Tickets are going fast…please grab yours today!

Chest of treasure
Mystery Boxes!!! Come get yours this Sunday!




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Announcing the First Flight New Play Festival schedule

We’re extremely proud to announce the full schedule for our upcoming  FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival. We’ve got 5 dynamic and daring new works to present, each with an exciting new point of view on traditional narratives. We can’t wait to share these plays with you. Here we go…


Smoking gun concept,  black & white of a double barreled over/un
Wednesday March 16th at 7pm
The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo
Directed by Dominic D’Andrea
In the dead of winter, a teenage girl’s estranged father unexpectedly takes her to a cabin in the isolated woods of Montana. She doesn’t know where he has been for the last 10 years. And she doesn’t know who he is searching for at night, when he stares out the window, with a sawed-off shotgun by his side.
Click here to make a reservation

Tools for forming clay with pots on wood background
Thursday March 17th at 7pm

The Marble Muse by Diane Baia Hale
Directed by Cailin Heffernan
When Louisa Lander is commissioned to sculpt Nathaniel Hawthorne, she little suspects the dark journey she will take with the author of The Scarlet Letter.
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Quill pen and ink well resting on blank parchment paper with cop

Friday March 18th at 7pm
Incompleat Works by Dennis Agle Jr.
Directed by Tim Errickson
The characters of an unfinished Shakespeare play embark on a quest in modern-day England in an effort to discover how their stories end.
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Stock market activity
Saturday March 19th at 4pm

Discreet Global Assets by Lauren Ferebee
Directed by Elizabeth Audley
As the sales reps for Quotidian Industries ratchet up the competition for Annual Review Day, they’re discovering disturbing company secrets that no one should know.
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Flag Of Mexico

Saturday March 19th at 7pm
Blanquita by Zack Calhoon
Directed by Kel Haney
When a Senator’s daughter crosses class lines and spends a wild night with the family’s chauffeur, there are witnesses – and consequences.
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The readings will be held in Studio 501 @ CAP21 (18 West 18th Street, 5th floor)
All readings are free, and reservations are required. Reservations can be made at www.boomerangtheatre.org. Donations of $5 per reading are suggested.

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The Boomerang Community: Shelley McPherson

As part of our Holiday fundraising campaign, we’ve asked members of Boomerang’s artistic family to write about our company and what makes us unique for them. We hope that you will recognize our distinctive contribution to New York City theatre with a financial gift this holiday season. You can make any size tax-deductible donation here.

But don’t take our word for it…

Shelley McPherson

The team at Boomerang Theatre Company care passionately about the creation and development of new plays.  They back up their mission statement with action and commitment.  A well-respected playwright himself, Tim leads the company with warmth, truth, and a fierce dedication to new work; his energy would seem to suggest that this is Boomerang’s first season, not its 17th.

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having two of my full-length plays read in the company’s annual First Flight reading series. Both times, my work was richly supported, and the process was especially helpful to me in further developing the two plays.

In addition, I have participated, as a writer, in the past two editions of Boomerang’s Rock-N-Roles , an adrenaline-producing 24 – hour  new play happening wherin the company mixes a potent cocktail of writers, directors, actors , and song prompts , and then shakes, adds garnish, and serves these new plays 24 hours later at a (very fun and festive) fundraising party. Both of the evenings I participated in brought forth a diverse selection of short new plays full of invention, creativity, and the spark of spontaneity.

Further evidence of Boomerang’s imaginative approach to exploring new work came last fall, when, along with half a dozen other writers, I was invited to custom-create a monologue for a donor to perform as part of the company’s fundraising efforts. At the culmination of this project, in January, we gathered to hear this brand new series of specially written monologues, all loosely connected to a theme, read by Boomerang donors.  It was a unique and bonding fundraising concept for writers and donors alike.

With limited resources, extreme enthusiasm, and a dedicated, unflinching intention, Boomerang Theatre Company, against all economic odds, continues to provide a true home for new plays and new ideas; it is a home I proudly call my own.  I encourage you to help Boomerang with its important mission to develop new plays on a budget in NYC.  It is a tough job, but Boomerang is up for the challenge.

You can make a tax-deductible donation here

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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