Playwright, actress and TEDx speaker Amy Oestreicher, playwright and actress will have her short play, “The Sky is Blue” performed as part ofManhattan Repertory Theatre‘s Short Play Contest on August 17th and August 20th at 9pm. The scene is a short excerpt from Oestreicher’s original full-length drama, Imprints, which will premiere this January at the Thespis Theatre Festival.Manhattan Repertory Theatre is a forum for playwrights, directors and actors to share and explore their craft. “The Sky is Blue” is a tribute to the true-to-life moment the Oestreicher first told her mother she was sexually abused, juxtaposed with the difficult healing process of her family underwent before she awoke from her coma.
Oestreicher is a strong advocate for sexual assault prevention through theatre and expressive arts , and has toured her theatrical works to survivor organizations, women’s groups and rape crisis centers to spread awareness. The cast features Kostas Paragios, Tatsumi Romano,TRoy Peckham, Ana Andrick, and John DeFilippo, and will be directed by Mary Catherine Donnelly. Romano, who plays the protagonist in “The Sky is Blue,” is also a New York representative, hosting workshops and providing resources to those who are (or know individuals) being affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
The short play is an excerpt from IMPRINTS, a semi-autobiographical, compelling, humorous and poignant portrayal of how trauma affects the family. Performances will be on August 17th and August 20th at 9pm at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the Audience members 4 favorite plays.
For more information, go to https://amyoes.com/2016/07/29/manhattanrep/ and buy tickets at http://manhattanrep.com/10-minute-play-contest-series-2-august-2016/.
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