"Dreamer" at FringeNYC 2016
"The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer" is an official selection for the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival! Now all we need is your help.
FringeNYC or the New York International Film Festival is one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world. Celebrating their 20th year of showcasing independent theatre, the Fringe Festival was the launching pad for shows like "Urinetown," "Matt and Ben," "Dog Sees God," and "Silence the Musical."
About the play:
Inspired by Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," a young gay man goes on a fantastical journey to find himself. Peer must confront a crisis of sexual identity as he encounters gluttonous Trolls, a mischievous guardian, and his one true love.
Company and creative team:
Michael Bradley (playwright), originally from Mahwah, New Jersey, is a theater artist based in New York City. Most recently, his musical The Girls in White, written with Artie Sievers, received a concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below featuring two time Tony winner Michael Cerveris. As a playwright, his work has been seen and heard throughout New York including TinyRhino, Less Than Rent, Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, PTP/NYC, and Rhapsody Collective, to name a few. He is the founder and artistic director of Rhapsody Collective. He is also the founder and lead critic of Theater in the Now (theaterinthenow.com), a leading source of theatrical criticism in the Indie and Off Broadway theater community. As a stage manager, Michael has worked on and off Broadway including Stick Fly, produced by Alicia Keys, Signature’s revival of Angels in America, and the original productions of Clybourne Park, and Circle Mirror Transformation. Michael is a graduate of Boston University and a proud member of AEA.
Chris Goodrich graduated May 2015 from the University of Miami. Other directing credits include The Lifeboat is Sinking by Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham adapted for the stage, and most recently Assistance by Leslie Headland. His acting credits since moving to New York include Go on Forever as part of the Venus/Adonis Festival and The Phobia Plays as part of Rhapsody Collective at The Tank. The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer will mark his New York directorial debut.
The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer features an energetic ensemble cast including Corinne Britti, Austin Jennings Boykin (The 24 Hour Plays), Eddie Carroll, Nicholas Cochetto (Freefall Frostbite @ FringeNYC), Geovanny Fischetti, Molly Kelleher, Scott Lilly (Vital Theatre’s The Bully), Gerardo Pelati, Adam Razavi, Maddie Sykes (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Taylor Turner as Peer Gynt. The creative team will include costumes by Devon James, dramaturgy by Claire Hackett, music by Marc Giguere, and marketing by Matthew Renne.
Why we need your help:
Creating theatre is not easy or cheap. Here’s a short summary of the costs of the production:
Festival Fees: $1250
Company Compensation: $1600
Rehearsal Space: $700
Lights, Sound, Costume, Set: $700
For the moment, we’re paying these expenses ourselves. Your contributions go directly to offset these costs, and to make the show even more fantastic!
FringeNYC: http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=I#TheIll (direct link)
This festival puts independent theatre on a platform for the whole world to see, and this play is very close to our hearts! Every donation, no matter how small, means the world to us. Please help make our dreams come true, and we look forward to seeing you at the show this summer! Thank you all for your love and support!