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The Shrill Collective presents "Firsts"!

The Shrill Collective presents FIRSTS. A night of original stories and songs about first experiences. The good, the bad, the unexpected.

Dates: Friday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 25th at 8PM
Location: Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre — 357 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor
Charity: All proceeds from FIRSTS will be donated directly to Everytown for gun safety. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town. Visit www.everytown.org for more info.
Tickets: https://shrillfirsts.brownpapertickets.com/

Facebook Event: FACEBOOK EVENT

 

Featuring over 30 writers and performers:
Mary Berthelsen
Danielle Bonanno
Ana Capella
Ashley Croce
Kristina Cole
Erin Dahl
Morgan Dean
Lynda DeFuria
Michael DeSouza
Chelsea Feltman
Jac Ford
Ilana Gabrielle
David Gazzo
David Gottfried
Bea Goodwin
Hannah Holmgren
Danielle Sue Jordan
Sarah McEneany
Caitlin McKechney
Stefanie Miller
Ella Mora
Andrew O’Shanick
Chris Russell
Lauren Sageer
Laura Struck
Ryan Tofil
Andromeda Turre
Jordan Westfall
Shawna Wigney
Allison Wilkes
Jason Williams
Cassie Wilson

The Shrill Collective is a group of female identifying artists striving to affect positive change in their community through the performing arts. We seek to create space for women’s voices and issues to be heard while raising funds for charitable organizations through intimate readings and stagings of contemporary, classical, and original works.

Visit: www.TheShrillCollective.com || IG: @TheShrillCollective || Twitter: @ShrillColl || Email: ShrillCollective@gmail.com

"Dog Sees God" Opening This Weekend!

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal opens this weekend at MCS! Michael Flynn directs this fun update of what Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang is doing now that they're a little older.

Show: Dog Sees God

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

            Feb. 2, 3 & 4

            Feb. 9, 10 & 11

Time: 8pm

Where: MCS Mainstage

Tickets: Here!

[Arrive at 7:30pm. Each Night to take part in the Show Photo Booth, where if you take a pic and #MCSDogSeesGod or tag @MCSDogSeesGod you will get a free glass of wine for the show]

LOCATION
MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE
357 West 36th St., Suite 202
New York, NY 10018

FEATURING
(In Order of Appearance)
KEVIN MARTINEZ
SAM MORALES*
ANDREW OSHANICK*
HAULSTON MANN *
LEVIN VALAYIL*
AUTUMN GUZZARDI*
GENVIEVE JOHNSON
DANIELLE JORDAN*
JOE MARX
CHELSEA STAVIS

[* appearing courtesy of actors' equity association | equity approved showcase]

Producer: KEVIN MARTINEZ
Co-Producer: MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE, INC.
Directed by: MICHAEL BRADSHAW FLYNN
Associate Director: SOPHIA GRASSO
Scenic & Lighting Design: SHELBY LOERA
Costume Design & Fight Choreography: MADISON McGHEE
Sound Design: RICKY DeROSA
Art Design & Illustrations: CHELSEY HILL
Stage Manager: HANAKO RODRIGUEZ
Company Manager: SIDNEY JUNK
Casting Associate: TESSA FAYE TALENT, LLC

PLAY SYNOPSISDog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal is an unauthorized parody of the lovable cartoon characters that have watched us grow up from their comic strips and from behind the TV and Big Screen since their creation in 1950. So in turn we pay that favor back and check into a world that Royal has created where the characters have not only grown up, they have done so without escaping the scars and hurdles that life inflicts.These characters are not dealing with just the mystery of a Great Vegetable, but rather take on the complexities of life that it seems not even cartoons can escape.One should not spend time trying to figure out which character in Dog Sees God is representative of their famous counterparts, but rather dive into the world that Royal wastes no time in creating as he emotionally hooks you within the first 5 minutes. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen towards an ending that is both haunting and hopeful.

The Shape of Things

Ted Wold is directing this bare bones production of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. Actors all come from his classes and are excited to be bringing this to stage.

Play: The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute

When: Sat, 1/27 @ 8pm

            Sun, 1/28 @ 7pm

Tickets: $15, to be purchased at the door

Come support this wonderful reading turned full production that is kicking off Ted's Last Friday of the Month Readings for 2018!

Lindsay Nolin is having a Photography Exhibition at MCS!

So many of our students are wildly talented in multiple different art disciplines. Come see Lindsay Nolin's latest work on Friday, December 1st in MCS2!

Join us for a one night exhibition of photographs she has taken over the last four years. Images range from observations of her immediate surroundings to intimate portraits with friends. In her work, she hopes to suggest unlikely connections between seemingly unrelated subjects to create a heightened visual language of the world around us. 

A select number of 8x10 prints will be available to purchase for $20 each (cash only). All proceeds will be donated to ART START, an NYC non-profit that "nurtures the voices, hearts and minds of New York City's underserved youth through consistent creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs, and partnering youth agencies."
http://www.art-start.org/

WINE + SNACKS FOR ALL !!!

Open Auditions for "Dog Sees God" on December 9th!

MCS and Kevin Martinez are putting on "Dog Sees God" in February of 2018, and we're hoping for a show full of MCS-ers, both past and present! Open Auditions are December 9th!

 

SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" by Bert V. Royal is an unauthorized parody of the lovable cartoon characters that have watched us grow up from their comic strips and from behind the TV and Big Screen since their creation in 1950. So in turn we pay that favor back and check into a world that Royal has created where the characters have not only grown up, they have done so without escaping the scars and hurdles that life inflicts. Sexual Abuse, Drugs, Sexual Orientation, Suicide and Bullying are all topics that run through this show in a very touching, real and unapologetic way. These characters are not dealing with just the mystery of a Great Vegetable, but rather take on the complexities of life that it seems not even cartoons can escape.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be by appointment (available only to MCS Former and Current Students). They will be Dec. 9, with callbacks on Dec. 10. Location is TBA. We will highly-consider video submissions, which will be due by Dec. 4. 

 

Sides will be emailed out by Nov. 27 to all those who have submitted. Find the break down for the auditions at the link below. Because we have to rent the audition space at a studio, any submissions received after 11/27 will not be guaranteed an in-person audition if there is not space for it, so you may be asked to submit by video if you submit after 11/27. All submissions received by 11:59 p.m. on 11/27 will be guaranteed an in-person submission.

AUDITION SUBMISSIONS


SHOW WEBSITE - www.MCSDogSeesGod.com

Check out the website... it has a lot of great resources.

Check out the Trailer!

Lyndsey Wurch & Steve Riggle's Project, "The Way We Get By" coming to MCS in November!

Lyndsey Wurch and Steve Riggle's new project, "The Way We Get By", a play by Neil LaBute, is going up at MCS the first two weekends in November. Instead of waiting for projects to come their way, they decided to do their own, using all MCS-ers. And proceeds from the show go straight back into MCS in the form of scholarships for needing students. Come support this Stephen Joshua Thompson directed show!

Show Dates: Nov. 3, 4 & 5; Nov. 10, 11 & 12

Times: Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 6pm

Where: MCS Main Stage

Tickets: here

Trailer: here

Don't Miss the Shrill Collective's Next Show: The Feigned Courtesan!

The Shrill Collective Presents:

**The Feigned Courtesan**

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
TIME: 7PM & 9:30PM (2 shows)
WHERE: MCS Mainstage || 357 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor
TICKETS: $15 included 1 drink || http://thefeignedcourtesans.bpt.me/

All proceeds will go directly to:
Girls Write Now who mentor underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community. Through one-to-one mentoring with professional women writers and media makers, writing and technology workshops, and leadership, college prep, and professional development opportunities, they inspire women to share their craft and empower girls to find their voices and tell their stories.

 

Rome, 1679: Three virtuous young noblewomen seek to take their fates into their own hands. The sisters Marcella and Cornelia are bound for a loveless arranged marriage and the convent, respectively. However, they are determined to end up with their beloved English cavaliers, Fillamour and Galliard. Laura Lucretia is contracted to marry their brother Julio, but she happens to be in love with Cornelia’s beau. Disguising themselves as courtesans, all three find power and freedom to wield their sexuality-- though not without some classic cases of mistaken identity, intrigue, and farce. Aphra Behn’s brilliant battle of the sexes confronts love, lust, and the perils of the patriarchy, and rings every bit as biting and relevant today as it did over three centuries ago. Let’s party. 

FEATURING:
*Danielle Jordan, Jordan Randolph, Hannah Seusy, *Jason Williams, *Drew O’ Shanick, David Gottfried, Ashley Croce, *Michael DeSouza, Ted Wold, Erin Dahl, Lynda DeFuria, Chelsea Feltman, Tom Hausher
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Directed by Chelsea Feltman
Assistant Directed by Kristina Cole
Music by Timothy Phillips Lenard


The Shrill Collective is a group of female identifying artists striving to affect positive change in their community through the performing arts. We seek to create space for women’s voices and issues to be heard while raising funds for charitable organizations through intimate readings and stagings of contemporary, classical, and original works.
www.TheShrillCollective.com || FB: The Shrill Collective || IG: @ShrillCollective

thefeignedcourtesans.bpt.me/

 

www.TheShrillCollective.com

The first show of the Fall is coming! Almost, Maine goes up September 8 - 10 & 15 - 16

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

 

Ted Wold, MCS Wed/Sat teacher, is directing the first MCS production of the Fall Season! Don't miss "Almost, Maine", starring Shaleah Adkisson, Joe Thanner, Lindsay Nolin & Marty Lawson.

When: September 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th @ 8pm; September 10th @ 2pm

Where: Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre

Tix: here

MCS Tues/Thurs Night Artists do Spoon River Showcase!

Matthew Corozine Studio Presents:

 

An original theatrical adaptation of

Edgar Lee Masters’ SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

 

Directed by Ryan Tofil

Written and performed by the Tuesday/Thursday night artists at MCS

 

July 20th, 2017

8:15pm, free admission

 

Featuring, in order of appearance:

 

Mari Hayes             (Mrs. Charles Bliss)

Maximus DeFrancesco     (Griffy the Cooper)

Amin Nathoo            (Giovanni Marino)

Valeska Cambron         (Fila Merritt)

Jamel Anderson        (Roscoe Purkapile)

Dawn Kohn             (Julia Miller)

Martha Perl             (Louise Smith)

Kayla Catan            (Amelia Garrick)

Alex Madigan            (Lucius Atherton)

Molly Gervis            (Jake McGuire)

 

And introducing some of our newest MCS artists:

Dylan Digel

Brittany Portman

Dan  Berk

Camilla Clark

The Shrill Collective Does Some "Trifles"!

"Trifles"is a concert and staged reading benefitting Safe Horizon. Join The Shrill Collective for a folk concert and staged reading of Susan Glaspell's groundbreaking early feminist one act about murder, domestic violence, and loyalty amongst women. 

All proceeds of tickets and refreshments will go directly to Safe Horizon to benefit women, children, and families in the greater NYC area affected by domestic violence. For more information on this organization, visit: https://www.safehorizon.org/get-informed/about-us/

WHEN: Saturday, July 8th at 7PM & 9:30PM

Tickets are available at the door & here: http://shrillcollectivetrifles.bpt.me/

MCS Theatre

357 W. 36th Street, #202 (between 8th and 9th Aves)

New York, NY 10018

United State

Featuring:

Kristina Cole

Lynda DeFuria

Chelsea Feltman

David Gottfried

Caitlin McKechney

Rico Rosetti

Allison Wilkes-Bourland

Ted Wold

Directed by: Ashley Croce

“The Shrill Collective is a group of female identifying artists striving to affect positive change in their community through the performing arts. We seek to create space for women’s voices and issues to be heard while raising funds for charitable organizations through intimate readings and stagings of contemporary, classical, and original works.” Find us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ShrillCollective 

The Shrill Collective is holding Open Auditions June 9th & June 11th!

The Shrill Collective is holding auditions for a staged reading of Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles' directed by Ashley Croce. Our production will be framed within the concert of an all-female folk band's concert. The show will begin with songs from the American folk canon and banter with the audience and then transition into a minimalist staged reading of the text. 

Full text can be found here. http://www.english.unt.edu/~simpkins/Trifles.pdf

Currently seeking

SHERIFF 30s-60s 
HALE 30s-60s
COUNTY ATTORNEY 20s-30s
MUSICIANS 2-3 actor-musicians to form an all-women folk band. Preferably women who can sing and play some sort of instrument. 

Auditions will be on Friday June 9th from 6-9 and Sunday June 11th from 10-2. 

The production will be on Saturday July 8th at 7pm and 9:30 pm. Rehearsals will be on Friday and Sunday evenings. All interested applicants should have availability for these evenings throughout June. 

Please email shrillcollective@gmail.com with a headshot and resume to request an audition time. Female musicians will only be auditioned on Friday, if you wish to apply and cannot audition feel free to send along videos. 

The Shrills are Back at it with a Fun, Audience-Participatory "9 to 5" Read!

The Shrills are back at it with our first ever installment of Netflix and Shrill. Come on over to our place, crack open some wine, sidle up on the sofa, and watch us perform a live read of one of our favorite screenplays, complete with music, snacks, and general shenanigans. If you get lucky, we might even ask you to to do a little role-playing(!)

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd At 7pm as we take on Colin Higgins and Patricia Resnick's madcap 1980 farce, 9 to 5. Originally starring Jane Fonda, Lily, Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, this brilliant comedy confronts sexism, workplace discrimination, the inhumanity of corporate America-- and it's just fucking funny. 

When: Saturday, 6/3 at 7pm
Where: Matthew Corozine Studio Theater
Suggested Donation $5

Proceeds from Netflix and Shrill will go towards The Shrill Collective's general fund, so we can keep bringing you fresh, feminist theater that benefits women's rights organizations (hell yeah).

Two bawdy one-act comedies combine for an evening that will make you blush! Matt Clemons wrote "I HATE YOU PEOPLE" and "I  <3 SOCCER MOMS", starring Dina Laura, Cali Daby, Ashley Croce, Kristina Cole, Ricky DeRosa, *Steve Riggle and *Marty Lawson (*these actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association in an Equity approved showcase).

 

Three performances are May 19th, 20th and 21st at 7pm at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre on W 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

"How to Self-Sabotage in New York City"

"How to Self-Sabotage in New York City" by Chris Russell

 

A day in the life of a spiraling alcoholic, who lands a date with his dream girl and is offered the career opportunity of a lifetime, only watch it all go catastrophically wrong with one booze-fueled mistake after another.

 

Come join us for an evening of awkward, cringe-inducing laughs in this staged-reading of Chris Russell's unproduced feature-length screenplay, which has received acclaim from several competitions and film festivals across the country most notably a top-30 finalist out of 3,000 in the Scriptapalooza screenplay contest.

 

Show features:

Michal Azulay-Greenburg

Kristina Cole

Jimmy Ferko

David Gottfried

Lindsay Janisse

Marty Lawson

The Shrill Collective

A Group of Women from the Monday/Wednesday night class are proud to announce the formation of The Shrill Collective, female-driven theatre collective. The Shrill Collective will be performing staged-readings of contemporary, classical, and original works that make space for women’s voices and issues to be heard. Wahoo! All proceeds from each reading will be donated to different organizations that benefit women.

 

The Shrill Collective's first production will be a performance of LYSISTRATA on Saturday, April 29th at 7PM. All proceeds will go to Reproductive Health Access Project, an organization that works with primary care providers to help provide reproductive health services.

 

You can connect with us on social media on our Facebook page- The Shrill Collective, and on instagram @theshrillcollective 

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Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre

357 W. 36th St., Suite #202

New York, NY 10018

212.904.1102