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Why New Plays Matter

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 20th Anniversary Holiday Campaign. We’re off to a great start, and there’s still time for you to join the team. Take a look at this great new video below asking for your help to support New Play Development.

We’re asking for donations of $20 to support our 20th Anniversary.

  1. A $20 monthly recurring gift (about sixty five cents per day) makes the most impact on our artists and our audience. This allows us to sustain the work even when no box office comes in or while waiting for grant money to arrive (we often have to wait a long time between “winning” the grant and actually GETTING the grant money). You can make a recurring donation here.
  2. A $20 one time gift helps to support new plays and new visions. In our first 19 seasons, we have brought 60 plays to life in full productions, and nearly 100 in labs, workshops and readings. Your gift is significant! You can make a one time donation here.

One of the major programs you are supporting during our 20th Anniversary are our New Play programs. Check out this short video about why new plays matter.

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Our new play programs make a huge impact by creating an artistic home for many playwrights. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Opening Night photos from THE RECKLESS SEASON

We had a tremendous enthusiastic crowd with us for Opening Night of THE RECKLESS SEASON on Monday April 24th. Here are some photos of the beautiful people who shared the night with us!

Thank you to everyone who made THE RECKESS SEASON so special.

If you’d like to make a donation to help us keep making plays like THE RECKLESS SEASON, please click here. We’d really appreciate it.

 

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Interview with Playwright Lauren Ferebee

Lauren Ferebee sat down with Hollywood Soapbox to discuss her play THE RECKLESS SEASON, her characters and her inspiration for the play. It’s a great read.

If you don’t have your tickets yet for THE RECKLESS SEASON, I’d really get on that. We are in the final week of performances, and the number of available seats is dwindling. Grab your tickets here.

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Chase Burnett (left) as Simon and Trace Pope (right) as Terry in THE RECKLESS SEASON by Lauren Ferebee (photo by Kate Hess)

 

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Production Photos from THE RECKLESS SEASON

Really excited to share these production photos from THE RECKLESS SEASON (photography by Kate Hess)

We have only 10 performances left and tickets are moving quickly. There are less than 200 seats left for the remainder of the run.

You can get yours here!

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New Snap Shots from rehearsal

Hey folks…so many of you have heard about how exciting THE RECKLESS SEASON is going to be. I wanted to share some snaps from rehearsal this week. The cast is crushing it, and director Dominic D’Andrea is a rock star. Below are pics of actors Trace Pope (dark shirt), Chase Burnett (red shirt) and Amanda Tudor… (cast member not pictured Brian Morvant was in the hall terrorizing ASM Alex Grant)

Take a look…

(The picture above is from the prompt script of Stage Manager Elise Keller, and it this is a fascinating looking into her world that we rarely see. )

You can still grab tickets here for THE RECKLESS SEASON before they are gone forever (Seriously, don’t wait on this. You’ve been warned)

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Interview with THE RECKLESS SEASON Playwright Lauren Ferebee

Hi everyone…we’re beyond excited with how THE RECKLESS SEASON is going. We begin performances on Friday April 21st at TheaterLab, and it’s going to rip the roof off the place (it’s cool, we have insurance). You can still grab your tickets here.

Warning: We Only Have a Limited Supply!!! Get them now or risk not getting to see the show at all. We Cannot Add More Seats or More Performances!! (Disclaimer over)

Here’s a link to a great interview with Lauren Ferebee, playwright extraordinaire of THE RECKLESS SEASON. Check it out!

 

 

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The Reckless Season begins performances April 21st

Please join us for the World Premiere Production of

THE RECKLESS SEASON
Written by LAUREN FEREBEE
Directed by DOMINIC D’ANDREA

April 21st – May 7th, 2017

Starring CHASE BURNETT, BRIAN MORVANT, TRACE POPE and AMANDA TUDOR

It’s 2008 in small town USA, and there is nothing Norman Rockwell about it. Lisa and Simon used to be soldiers, but they’re trying to put all that behind them. Except Simon’s mother just committed suicide, Lisa’s marriage is falling apart, the local meth dealer won’t leave them alone and the only calm person in town is Simon’s odd brother Terry, who spends all his time playing video games. Wrestling with the aftermath of death, and realization that no one knows what comes next, these four Americans grasp toward adulthood in a place they dream of leaving.

Stage Manager: Taylor Elise Keller*
Assistant Stage Manager: Alexandra Grant
Assistant Director: Caitlin Wees
Set Design: Scott Tedmon-Jones
Lighting Design: Kia Rogers
Costume Design: Viviane Galloway
Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen
Props Design: Julia Gjeka
Projections/Animation: Steve Channon
Press Agent: KampfirePR/Antonio Minino

Tickets: $25
@ TheaterLab NYC, 357 W 36th Street, NYC

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First Production Meeting for THE RECKLESS SEASON

Folks, here is the very first gathering of (most of) the production team for the world premiere of Lauren Ferebee’s THE RECKLESS SEASON.

Pictured (from left) are Boomerang Artistic Director Tim Errickson, director Dominic D’Andrea (foreground) stage manager Elise Teller, props designer Julia Gjeka, sound designer Andy Evan Cohen and set designer Scott Tedmon-Jones.

THE RECKLESS SEASON begins performances April 21st at TheaterLab NYC.

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Announcing dates and venue for THE RECKLESS SEASON

Hello everyone…

Happy New Year! We’re incredibly excited to announce additional details for the world premiere production of THE RECKLESS SEASON by Lauren Ferebee, Boomerang’s first production of 2017.

THE RECKLESS SEASON will begin performances April 21st, 2017 at TheaterLab NYC (357 W 36th Street, NYC). The production will be directed by Dominic D’Andrea, with designs by Boomerang alums Kia Rogers (Lights) and Philip Emeott (Projections), along with Scott Tedmon-Jones (Sets), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound) and Viviane Galloway (Costumes). Antonio Minino and Kampfire Films PR return to handle press/publicity duties. Full casting will be announced shortly.

About the play:
It’s 2008 in small town USA, and there is nothing Norman Rockwell about it. Simon’s returned home after two tours in Iraq to find his alcoholic mother dead by suicide and his younger brother, Terry, strangely obsessed with an early-90s videogame about ancient Sparta. Between Terry, Terry’s truck stop co-worker, Lisa, and Flynn, their mother’s co-dependent former drug dealer, Simon’s dream of peace and quiet quickly evaporates. Wrestling with the aftermath of death, and realization that no one knows what comes next, these four Americans grasp toward adulthood in a place they dream of leaving. 

THE RECKLESS SEASON will run for 14 performances from April 21st thru May 7th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale on Feb 15th.

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THE RECKLESS SEASON playwright Lauren Ferebee
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We’re working hard at theatre!

Hey everyone…just a quick note to remind you to go vote. But you already knew that, right?

Here at Boomerang HQ, we are working long and hard on prepping our 2016 End of Year Giving campaign, doing pre-pre-pre-production on Lauren Ferebee‘s THE RECKLESS SEASON (Auditions will be Dec 10th~!)and keeping all the plates spinning. It’s a very fun time, with lots of possibility and excitement.

One of the ways you can help—Use Amazon Smile for gift giving this season. Check out the link below, which allows a portion of your purchase totals thru Amazon to be donated directly to Boomerang. It’s a great program and we are thankful for Amazon’s support

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Anyway, just a quick note to say hello, and to keep watching this space for exciting things happening in the next few weeks.

And if you are looking for something AMAZINGLY COOL to do in NYC in the next few weeks, check out the exhibit “Drawn to Music” at the Society of Illustrators. Boomerang’s own Stefano Imbert has two pieces in  the exhibit, and all of the artwork is outstanding. Go check it out!

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We’re working hard here…at theatre stuff!