DONKEY Winner of 4 Festival Awards!
Outstanding Costume Design - Samantha DeSimone & Ashleigh Herndon
Outstanding Set Design- Jak Prince
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play- Samantha DeSimone
And our Founding Artist Director Akia, who is the recipient of PCTF 2014 Congeniality Award!
CONGRATS TO DONKEY!
Nominated for 11 Festival Awards from Planet Connections Theatre Festival!
Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play
Outstanding Play-writing for a New Script
Outstanding Direction of a Play or Musical
Outstanding Scenic Design
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Congrats to all of our fellow Winners & Nominees!
Read the Complete Nomination List Here!
RSP had an amazing year of New Works, Youth Mentoring, Free Performances and Presenting in non traditional venues.
Season 13 brought together over 100 Theatre Artists and nearly 1000 audience members in a year of completely new work and plays.
We mentored and worked with 10 Amazing college students who spent their summer interning with us, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to have their talents this season.
RSP produced the NYC premiere of DONKEY by resident playwright John Patrick Bray, Directed by Tim Errickson at the Planet Connections Theatre Festival, receiving 4 Awards and 12 Nominations. Donkey has also received three publishing contracts.
RSP created a new working relationship with TheaterLab, and presented two productions there. "Shhh..It's a Speakeasy" an immersive theatrical party and "Theatre Mash Up: Children Are Terrifying" a collection of 6 brand new plays created and presented in 24 Hours featuring over 40 Artists in one night.
RSP Presented 4 Nights of FREE Theatre that featured 24 New Plays, 26 Directors and 62 Actors during our UNDER REHEARSED Series at The West Brooklyn.
RSP spent two fun weekends in Long Island City performing Free Children's Theatre outdoors with Dream Exchange, a brand new play for young audiences.
Rising Sun Performance Company presents
a New Family Friendly Play for Kids & Adults alike!
Performances are FREE
Henry longs to help his disabled sister, as he launches a daring plan to travel through a world of wonder & unknown, his adventures are put at risk when he meets an unfriendly stranger. Soon Henry realizes he must also help his new foe, despite his protests. In the end lessons are learned by all, adventures are had and friendships are made. A delightful and inspiring story about how spirit can triumph over adversity physical and imagined.
Saturday October 4th thru Sunday October 12th
All Performances are free, donations always welcome
Welcome RSP's New Ensemble Members
Help us in welcoming the newest additions to our Rising Sun Family:
Andres Pina, Arielle Hader, Christina Williams, Cristina M Ramos, Christopher Sanchez, Hanna Sender, Isaac Dean, Kelsey Lidsky, Kimberly DiPersia, Larry Phillips, Lauren Tyrell, Lucas Womack, Marquis Wilson, Peter Buck Dettman, Phoebe Leonard, RJ Verchaud, Samantha Coppola, Toby Macdonald & Yvonne Cole
Be on the look out for them on our ensemble page and blog features!
READ ENSEMBLE INTERVIEWS ON OUR BLOG
Announcing our 12th Season!
Thanks to our 113 Amazing Donors and over 500 Audience members who made it possible!!!
Here are our Indie Go Go Donors and season supporters
A Lefty, Adrian Coleman, Alex Ioanna, Alexandra Fokine, Amy VW,Andrew Spieldenner, Angelique Joseph, Anonymous X 17,Ashleigh Herndon, Barbara and Ken Redvanly, Barbara Erin Delo, Bonnie Cole, Brandon Reed, Carol Dettmann, Chris Dowling, Cina Avasquez, Claudia Dulmage, Cris Pes, Darnell McDonald, De Pomeroy Family, DENNIS DESIMONE, Diana Drago, DRTV Talent, Eddie Prunoske, Elizabeth Burke, Emily Basileo, Emma Leonard, Erykah Zebe, Eva Visco , F. Figarola, Giga Crusher, Horse Trade Theater Group, Hostelling International, Hunt Slonem, Isaac Eddy, Jason LeMaster, Jeff Winski, Jena Anne, Jenny Kirlin, Jim and Barb Aguirre, Jo Cahill, John Law, John Pinamonti, Jon , Jon Dehoyos, JP Morgan Chase Foundaton, Julie Kang, Juni Li, K Sommer, Kathleen Foster, Kathleen Warnock, Keith Herron, Ken Grace, Kim Lin, Kim Redvanly, Kitt Lavoie, Kristin Skye Hoffmann, L.M Kostek, laura swedlow, Lee Neel Davis, Lisa Hatthaway, Liza Wade Green, lori kim, Maggie Kissinger, Mare Mac, Mark Lee, Mark Mlp, Mary Hawkins, Matt and Gio, Matt Morrillo,Matthew Konieczny, Matthew Kreiner, Meg Dowling , Megan Conway , Michael Mauldin, Michael Nash, Mimi Jefferson, Nancee Moes, Nancy Jamison, Nj Aguwna , Noa Wheeler, Oliver Gilbert, Patricia & Lawrence Phillips, Rey Oliver Bune, Rocco, Ruth Williams Hennessy, Ryan Metzler, Salli Squitieri, Scott Brady, Scott Jones, Sean Patrick Monahan, Shane Slaughter, Shelly & Rick Andes, Sue Abbot, Taylor Chapman,Vincent Kennedy, &Yancey Lawrence
RSP Nominated for 3 New York Innovative Theatre Awards!
Last week over 400 members of the Indie Theatre community gathered with excitement to hear the announcement of nominations, RSP was thrilled to have our production of Hotel Suite acknowledged in 3 different categories!!
As you may know Audience votes count for 25% of the ballots!
THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES!
Please join us in celebrating & congratulating our wonderful Ensemble & Guest Artists for their outstanding work!
Christina Germaine, Jonathan Ziese, Larry Guttman and Ryan Dusek were nominated for Outstanding Ensemble in our production of Fool for
Ryan Dusek was also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a
Lead Role in our production of Fool for Love.
Angela C. Hall was nominated for Outstanding Original Short
Script for Room 128, Greenlight.
Mark your calendars NOW for September 30th for the Awards Ceremony!
Visit www.nyitawards.com to learn more about these awards!
RSP GUEST PERFORMERS WITH THE IPA
BEAT FESTIVAL AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
We are thrilled to be invited to be a part of this special event.
I.P.A is an amazing group! Check em' out
The IPA is at it again! After our successful debut in DUMBO last spring, we're taking on another Brooklyn landmark - the Brooklyn Museum. Appointments are now available.
Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)
Sept. 19 & 21, 2013
Presented by the BEAT Festival
Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM)transforms the traditional museum tour, guiding audiences throughout the historic building on a personalized journey of the unexpected. The IPA will again be calling on a large cast of performers, museum guides, artists, and security guards to provide an intimate playground for the imagination. Join the adventure.
Tours available by appointment only. Due to the personalized nature of this performance, appointments are extremely limited.
-Thursday, September 19th, tours commencing at 6:30, 7, 7:30, & 8pm
-Saturday, September 21st, tours commencing at 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 3, 3:30 & 4pm
All tickets $20
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:www.beatbrooklyn.com/ipa/
We look forward to adventuring with you soon!
Andy, Radek, Liza & Emily
P.S. Check out the video from our DUMBO experiment:
Theatre Mash Up!
Children Are Terrifying
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th
RSP hosts its first ever 24 hour Theatre Mash Up!
Using popular social MEMES and scary stories, Rising Sun's Writers, Directors and Actors will whip up some fun short plays in 24 hours for your viewing pleasure.
Come join us for Brand new plays and a few beers just in time for Halloween!
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