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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grab a slice of CHEESECAKE tonight!

Mind The Gap Theatre and fandango 4 productions present
The World Is My Cheesecake: 7 Short Plays of Memory, Loss, Memory Loss, Love, Fate, Death & Marriage
by Award-Winning Playwright Daniel Damiano
OPENING TONIGHT at the WorkShop's Jewel Box Theater at 312 West 36th Street (4th Fl)
Performances are  September 6th through 17th, Tuesday through Saturday @ 8pm.

Mind The Gap Theatre Company (coming off their recent smash success Under the Blue Sky - Backstage Critics Pick) and fandango 4 productions (2-time MITF Award Nominee for last summer's The Hyenas Got It Down) present THE WORLD IS MY CHEESECAKE - an unforgettable evening of 7 unrelated short plays by Award-Winning Playwright Daniel Damiano (2004 Wolk Award Winner, Silver Stage Award Winner, 2-Time Playwrights First Award Finalist). The plays blend the surreal, the absurd and the outlandish with biting social commentary, culminating in a funny, moving and thought-provoking evening of theatre.

Directed by Paula D’Alessandris, Daniel Damiano and Stephanie Staes
Production Stage Manager: Joshua Quinn
Assistant Stage Manager: Christopher Hlinka

The evening will feature a stellar cast including Judy Alvarez, Sue Glausen, Emma Gordon, Richard Kent Green*, Kate Greer*, Justin Herfel*, Michael Janove*, DH Johnson*, Simon Pearl*, George Stavropoulos, Stuart Williams & Anna Emily Wood.                     *AEA Member

TICKETS are $18
Simply copy and paste the link below -
or call 1-866-811-4111.

Show Dates/Times  TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS @ 8pm through September 17th
Post-show wine & cheese receptions follow the TUESDAY performances

Check out our Trailer

Richard Kent Green and Justin Herfel in
Attention Def...Hey, Look A Dog!

Kate Greer and Anna Emily Wood in
The Art of Tea

Justin Herfel, Simon Pearl, Emma Gordon and Stuart Williamsin
The Dessert Cart

Judy Alvarez in

Michael Janove and Sue Glausen in

George Stavropoulos and DH Johnson in

Sue Glausen and Judy Alvarez in
A Moment of Weakness

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Average-Sized Mermaid Dives into the NY Fringe THIS WEEK

Mind The Gap Theatre is thrilled to be presenting Jessica Fleitman's romantic comedy THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID in conjunction with Early Bird Theatricals at this year's NY International Fringe Festival!

For a full schedule and more info on our fabulous cast and crew swim over to www.avgmermaid.blogspot.com

in the meantime check out some great stills taken at tech by photographer Joe Wehry

Monday, May 23, 2011

Production Stills by Joe Schulz

Richard Hollis & Christine Rendel

Jonathan Tindle & Elizabeth Jasicki

Stuart Williams & Sarah Manton

Backstage Critic's Pick - UNDER THE BLUE SKY

Under The Blue Sky got a rave in Backstage!
Click here for the review!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Under The Blue Sky - First Publicity Shots Released!

The first official publicity shots of the fabulous cast of Under The Blue Sky have been released. Aren't they a gorgeous bunch? Obviously, they take themselves very seriously.

Pictured from left to right (top photo) Stuart Williams (Nick), Sarah Manton (Helen), Richard Hollis (Robert), Elizabeth Jasicki (Michelle), Jonathan Tindle (Graham) and Christine Rendel (Ann)

Photographs courtesy of Joe Schulz

More to follow - watch this space!

-The MTG Team

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Apple Brits have Royal Wedding Fever!

It's almost here, party people! Royal Wedding fever is upon us on both sides of the pond, and we expats couldn't let the big event pass by unnoticed. On Friday, April 29th 2011 long-time friends of MTG and expat community group extraordinaire Big Apple Brits will present a daylong celebration of the biggest event to hit the royal calendar in years. And when we say daylong, we mean daylong!

Beginning at 5am head on over to DUMBO in Brooklyn to watch Will and Kate tie the knot on a massive screen under the Manhattan Bridge! Big Apple Brits have teamed up with DUMBO Improvement District to provide the screen and a fantastic sound system and will broadcast the happy occasion live for die hards at "obscenely early o' clock", with the whole thing repeated for those of you not on Greenwich Meantime later on in the afternoon. Hundreds of revelers are expected, and these fabulous outdoor activities are completely FREE to attend!

After the ceremony Big Apple Brits will throw a reception for the newlyweds right around the corner at The Dumbo Loft which, in true British fashion, will run into the wee small hours. MTG troupes will be out in force to raise a glass (or three!) to the Prince and Princess and we'd love to see you there.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, April 29th 2011
WHERE: Under the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn NY - from 5am
THEN WHERE: The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 - from 8am
HOW MUCH: All Day VIP Pass from 8am $60.00; Evening Pass from 8pm $40.00

Tickets include an all day/night open bar serving beer, wine, champagne, Kia Royales, spirits, Pimms, Cider, soft drinks and canapes. The price of admission also includes 10 raffle tickets to win over $1000.00 of fabulous prizes. You can even renew your wedding vows!

Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets BY CLICKING HERE.

- The MTG Team.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring is Sprung - Under the Blue Sky premiers on May 19th!

As winter in NYC finally seems to be leaving us (we actually saw cherry blossoms this morning!) MTG is gearing up for a busy spring with a little loving Under the Blue Sky. Thanks to an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year rehearsals are now well under the way for the NYC premier of David Eldridge's award-winning play which opens at The Kraine Theatre in the East Village on Thursday May 19th 2011. First staged at The Royal Court in 2000, Under the Blue Sky centers on six teachers and their various psycho-sexual hang-ups, so it's sure to be a doozy of a show! Here's the info:

WHAT: Under the Blue Sky
WHERE: The Kraine Theatre, 86 E. 4th St, New York, NY 10003 (between 2nd and 3rd Ave - take the F train to 2nd Ave)
WHEN: May 19th 2011 - June 5th 2011, Thurs-Sat at 8pm and Sun June 5th at 3pm
TICKETS: $18.00 available HERE or by calling 866-811-4111

The cast  includes MTG Company members Stuart Williams, Elizabeth Jasicki (The New Group's Abigail's Party), Richard Hollis, Christine Rendel, Jonathan Tindle and Sarah Manton (Baby in the West End production of Dirty Dancing.)

Grab your tickets now, and tell your friends, because this show is sure to sell fast! We look forward to seeing you at The Kraine. Happy Spring!

- The MTG Team.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mind The Gap Theatre Participates in Theatre Uncut

Reclaim Productions in association with Meeting Point Productions, supported by Southwark Playhouse presents Theatre Uncut in response to the UK-wide spending cuts affecting the arts. Across the UK thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since World War Two. Theatre Uncut is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

As NYC's premiere British Theatre Company- and as a US company all too familiar with arts cuts in the states - Mind The Gap has a particular interest in showing support for our fellow theatre artists back in the UK and will be presenting readings of the commissioned plays, free of charge on March 19th.

Theatre Uncut’s flagship event will be held at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse UK from 16th March to 19th March 2011. March 19th will see drama groups, universities, youth clubs and theatre companies nationwide join the event, staging their own versions of the shorts in a national theatrical uprising. The events will be linked together through online networking and video conferencing.

Writers for Theatre Uncut include Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Dennis Kelly, Jack Thorne, Lucy Kirkwood, Laura Lomas, Anders Lustgarten (based on an initial idea by Simon Stephens and Anders Lustgarten), Mark Ravenhill, and Reclaim’s writer in residence, Clara Brennan, all of whom have agreed to donate their work rights free for the duration of the event.

Theatre Uncut in New York is being organised by Mind The Gap Theatre and will take place at:

The Workshop Theater
312 W. 36th St, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Saturday 19 March at 12:00pm
FREE admission

Mind The Gap will be presenting readings of the 8 short pieces featuring company members Katie Fabel, Henrietta Clark, Daniel Damiano, Paula Burton Bain, Holly Hamilton, Martin Ewens, Maria Pastel, Elizabeth Jasicki and Michael Graves.

Reclaim Productions Artistic Director Hannah Price says:

‘Theatre Uncut is a theatrical response to the cuts outlined by the coalition in October. These cuts are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, state higher education and the arts in one fell swoop. By creating a nationwide event spearheaded in London we hope to create a theatrical uprising and play our part in the anti cuts movement that is already underway. We are delighted to have such fantastic writers and directors on board to help us achieve something extraordinary.’

We expect this to be a popular event and seating is limited, so we highly recommend advance reservations - call 212.252.3137 now to reserve seats.

As always, thanks for your support.

-The MTG Team.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Under the Blue Sky casting announced!

MTG has confirmed the cast for the NYC premiere of David Eldridge's West End hit Under the Blue Sky running May 19 - June 5, 2011 at the Kraine Theater.

The Cast includes MTG company members Richard Hollis, Elizabeth Jasicki (The New Group's "Abigail's Party"), Sarah Manton (Baby in the West End production of "Dirty Dancing"), Christine Rendel, Victor Villar-Hauser and Stuart Williams.

The play will be directed by Mind The Gap Theatre's Artistic Director/Founder Paula D'Alessandris. Set design will be by Kristin Costa.

Show times are 8pm Thursdays through Saturdays with one Sunday matinee on June 5th at 3pm.

Tickets are $18 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by clicking here, visiting TheaterMania.com or calling 866-811-44-111. The Kraine Theater is located at 85 E. 4th Street between 2nd & 3rd Aves.

Thank you to everyone who pledged their support for our Kickstarter campaign and helped to make this production a reality. We can't wait to see you at the show!

-The MTG Team.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pledge your support to MTG - time is running out!

Thanks so much to everyone who has already pledged their support for MTG's spring production of the New York premier of Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge. You're all truly amazing people and we couldn't do this without you. For those of you who have yet to Kickstart your philanthropic tendencies for the new year with a friendly tax-deductible donation to your favourite contemporary British theatre company, there has never been a better time to take action!

We have just 18 days left to reach our goal of $4000.00 in pledges at Kickstarter.com. 18 DAYS, people! If we don't meet that goal, none of those fabulous folk who have already offered us their support will be charged for their pledges and MTG gets nothing! Zip! Nada! We're almost half way towards our goal but we need your help more than ever before in the final stretch to make our spring production of this wonderful, funny and poignant play a reality.

Please consider supporting us with as little - or as much (we're not picky!) - as you can. Just CLICK HERE and follow the simple steps to become a backer of a project we are thrilled to be bringing to New York audiences for the first time, a project it has taken us TEN YEARS to acquire! We're so excited about the show, and hope you will be too.
-The MTG Team.