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Screening: One Night Stand with Q&A at the Quad Cinema, + discount

The filmmakers behind One Night Stand have invited NYWIFT members to a special screening of their award-winning and hilarious documentary, followed by a Q&A with Producers/Directors Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton, and other surprise guests from their team, including three award-winning writers, Rinne Groff, Jonathan Marc Sherman and Brian Crawley.

Rinne Groff
, a New York City playwright, most recently wrote Compulsion, which starred Mandy Patinkin at The Public Theater in New York City (2011) and was widely hailed as  “poetic…touching” (NY Daily News) and “compelling…stunning”  (Broad Street Review). The Public also staged her play Ruby Sunrise (2005), praised by Variety as a “reflective, ambitious play” with “emotional resonance.” Rinne is a founding member of the Elevator Repair Service theater company and has been writing, staging, and performing with them since 1991, and she currently teaches at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Some of her earlier works include Saved, Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, and What Then and have been staged by Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Rinne has received the Whiting Writer's Award for plays, an OBIE Award grant, and a NYSCA grant.

Jonathan Marc Sherman:
Originally from Morristown, New Jersey, Jonathan Sherman burst onto the New York theater scene as the teenage author of Women and Wallace, which was produced at Playwrights Horizons and then filmed for television with a cast that included Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton. Jonathan’s plays have been performed for audiences nationally and internationally. Among his best-known plays are Things We Want, Clive, Serendipity and Serenity, Jesus on the Oil Tank (winner of the 21st Century Playwrights Award), Veins and Thumbtacks, Sophistry, Wonderful Time, Evolution and Knickerbocker.

Brian Crawley
Brian Crawley is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been staged at Lincoln Center, The New York Theater Workshop,  the Eugene O'Neill Summer Theater Conference, and many regional theaters across the country. His best-known works include Violet (2003), which won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. For the libretto of Violet, Brian won the prestigious Kleban Award. Brian wrote the book and lyrics for A Little Princess (2004), which has been staged across the country. In 2011, Ghostlight Records release the world premiere recording of A Little Princess. Brian is presently at work on a new musical entitled Down There.

When:  Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 7:15 pm.
Where: The Quad CInema, 34 West 13th Street

***Seating is limited; Purchase tickets Now!

Purchase discount tickets at the Box Office Only at the special NYWIFT discount price of $8.
NOTE: Tickets may be purchased in advance at the box office. NYWIFT members will need to present their NYWIFT membership card at the box office to get the special discount.The discount is Not available on line.

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The Q&A panel discussion will be followed by an intimate meet and greet with the producer, director and writer(s) at a local venue near the Quad. Location TBD.

One Night Stand is a funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and Hollywood writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think A Chorus Line meets Project Runway – a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the camaraderie, the sheer panic and the ultimate thrill of expression.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
More Info: Movie Web Site | Watch Trailer
One Night Stand Opens Friday April 26th

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

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