Coming this Spring… NEW YORK by David Rimmer

NEW YORK by David Rimmer

The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 affected people in very different ways. Still, 16 years later, the images, sounds, and feelings are still pulling at many of us. NEW YORK depicts the reactions of 15 individuals to the events of that day as all the characters all speak to a central psychiatrist. Using a setting that immerses the audience completely, we hope to help in the healing process whether your just beginning the journey, are in the middle of it, or toward acceptance of what happened that fateful day.

David Rimmer, a Pulitzer Prize finalist author for Album, originally wrote New York to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11.

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Call for Spring 2018 Director for NEW YORK by David Rimmer!

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OPEN CALL FOR DIRECTOR!

Just Off Broadway is seeking a DIRECTOR for the Spring 2018 production, NEW YORK by David Rimmer!

Are you an experienced director looking for a project within the community? Are you someone who’s always wanted to try and direct a show but haven’t had the opportunity? Well, whether you’re seasoned or a newbie – come one, come all!

Just Off Broadway is seeking a Director for their Spring 2018 production of David Rimmer’s NEW YORK. Based on the stories from people of different walks of life about the affects of 9/11, NEW YORK delves into the personal experience rather than the reports and images seen on a television screen. Split up in 15 vignettes, we get a peek into how different people of various ages, professions, and backgrounds, including a teacher, a NYPD detective, a firefighter, a volunteer from the mid-west, a TV news reporter, and a plethora of others, dealt with and processed the horrible event.

Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will take place at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC), Fellowship Hall, 4605 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206

Auditions Dates:

Saturday, February 17, 1-4pm

Monday, February, 19, 7-9pm

Tech Week Dates:

Saturday, May 5 – Thursday, May 10

Production Dates: (Two Weekends)

May 11-13 & 18-20

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rehearsals are scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm & Sundays, 1-5pm, beginning Sunday, February 25, which is, traditionally, a Meet & Greet/Read-through

NON-PAID/NON-UNION, Strictly Voluntary

NO experience necessary – just have a strong, clear vision (script will be available to peruse) but be willing and open to collaborate, when needed, to be on par with or exceed Just Off Broadway quality and expectations. Anyone and everyone who is interested, please feel free to apply, regardless of identity, age, race, creed, gender, orientation, etc. ALL will be given fair and equal consideration.

**If interested, please send a resume (if applicable) and/or a letter of interest by SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018, 11:59pm, to be considered. THANK YOU so very much for your interest and consideration!**

Fall 2017 Production Announcement: Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Friday, June 9, 2017

We are proud to announce that Stephen Sondheim’s Company will be our Fall 2017 production! Please keep a look out for an audition notice to be posted shortly!

Company revolves around Bobby, a single man who seems to be unable to commit to a steady relationship, a handful of married couples who happen to be his best friends, and his three “girlfriends.” Bobby is the thread that connects the vignettes as he examines not only his own relationships, but also the marriages of his well-meaning friends. Company is not like most book musicals (musicals with a script) where a plot is laid out in order with an obvious beginning, middle, and end to a story, but is composed of short vignettes in no particular or chronological order.

Company with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by George Furth, had its Broadway debut in April of 1970 and garnered a record-setting 14 Tony nominations for that year, winning six, including Best Musical, Best Book for a Musical, and Best Score. Company has also had several successful and award winning revivals including a 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

With popular and familiar songs such as “Another Hundred People,” “Marry Me a Little,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” and “Being Alive” Company is just as entertaining, relevant, and relatable as it was when it debuted in 1970. Relationships are still just as complex and individuals are still searching, resisting, and discovering themselves in big cities and small hamlets all over the world.

SAVE THE DATES! Company will run TWO weekends, October 13-15 & October 20-22 at Just Off Broadway @ Epiphany, 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206. Show times are 8:00 PM on Fridays & Saturdays and 3:00 PM matinees on Sundays.

East Coast Premiere of DEAR FRIENDS, Reginald Rose’s Obscure but Enlightening Play at Just Off Broadway

The Author of 12 Angry Men Gives Us a Story of What We Present to the Outside World and What Happens Behind Closed Doors

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Baltimore, MD – Just Off Broadway presents the East Coast Premiere of Dear Friends, a drama from the Emmy award winning film and television author who gave us 12 Angry Men, Reginald Rose. Dear Friends is currently in rehearsal and runs ONE WEEKEND from May 18-21, 2017.

Like the more popular 12 Angry Men, a teleplay for CBS Studio One in 1955, Dear Friends began as a 90-minute teleplay for CBS Playhouse aired in 1967 and, aside from a single matinee performance from theatre club at a small college on the banks of Lake Eerie, it hasn’t been seen on stage since. With the popularity of the 12 Angry Men, Dear Friends is a real-life, slice of life drama that has been hidden in the shadows for the last five decades until Jason Crawford Samios-Uy, Co-founder of Just Off Broadway, stumbled upon it while searching for a 2017 spring production. The author’s name was recognizable but the title wasn’t but by reading the first few sentences of the synopsis, it was clear this was an appropriate, near perfect piece for Just Off Broadway.

Four married couples have been friends for several years and one of the couples, Lois & Michael, decide to call it quits. The other couples, Charlotte & Lenny, Gigi & Vivian, and Douglas & Sal want desperately to help these two see the error of their ways and realize divorce is not what they really want and concoct an intervention, unbeknownst to Lois & Michael. As the evening wears on, problems in all of the marriages and in the friendships themselves start to bubble to the surface. Are these dear friends trying to help Lois & Michael get back together because they truly believe it’s what’s best for them or… are Lois & Michael examples of the raw truth that could shatter the seemingly blissful lives of the others and they want to stop it for their own sakes?

Since it was written and produced 50 years ago, Just Off Broadway Co-Founder and first-time Director Patrick Jay Golden and Jason Crawford Samios-Uy have re-imagined this piece, updating it and bringing it into the 21st century. Diverse and non-traditional casting help to modernize this piece and make it more relatable to today’s audiences. However, the story itself stays in tack as they are timeless issues and situations any married couple through the ages could experience which makes this piece still relevant today.

Dear Friends features Brad Angst, Tracy Dye, Joyanne Gohl, Penny Nichols, Sarah O’Hara, India Palmer, Tom Piccin, Jason Crawford Samios-Uy, and Emmanuel Vickers and is Directed by Patrick Jay Golden. This production will play ONE WEEKEND, May 18-21 at Just Off Broadway @ JELC located at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4605 Baltimore, MD 21206.

You may purchase tickets online at HERE.

Reserve tickets by email: justoffbroadwaymd@gmail.com. Please use Subject Line TICKETS and include the following in the body of the email:

  1. Full Name
  2. Number of Tickets
  3. Date of Performance
  4. Contact phone number

Dear Friends is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Coffee Shop by Baltimore Native Davis Gable Opens Soon!

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Set in Rosedale, a small suburb in East Baltimore County, The Coffee Shop tells the story of a year, told in four snapshots mirroring the four seasons, of the lives of six friends who frequently gather in a local, popular coffee shop to discuss life, love, triumphs, disappointments, and especially other residents of Rosedale. Among the six friends are the owner of the shop, Carley Duvall, who’s managed to forge a life for herself on her own; Mandy Stanton, a young woman who’s recently returned to her hometown and trying to rediscover herself; Connor Carpenter, the wealthy, debonair son of a U.S. Senator; Michelle Winters, a big sister who might be a little controlling and over-protective; Brandon Winters, a young man and little brother who’s just starting out in life with big dreams of a bright future; and Logan Carrington, the wealthiest man from the wealthiest family in Rosedale with a flamboyant air and sharp tongue.

A cross between the TV show Friends and the play/film Steel Magnolias, The Coffee Shop gives you a peek into the lives of this group of friends as they navigate through a year of holiday festivals, scandals, marriages, graduations, romances, sickness, and everything in between. Change is a good thing but the constants are nice, too, and even when life gets crazy and throws you into a whirlwind, it’s good ti know you’ll always have your friends to help you through.