Step1 Theatre Project R&D Presents: The Line and Stranger by Nicholas Vasilios Pappas

About the Show

Step1 Theatre Project R&D Presents: The Line and Stranger by Nicholas Vasilios Pappas

Eleven people wait in line at a parcel retrieval window. Some of them receive their packages, some of them don't. One of them waits for a very long time. Then we do something completely different.

Step1 Theatre Project is an NYC/NJ-based independent theatre company whose mission is to present bold, meaningful productions while providing artist support initiatives for local artists in our theatre community. Step1 has made a commitment toward creating new, innovative ways of supporting our fellow artists. We are seeking to be a company of #ArtistsSupportingArtists--to foster growth and inspire the next generation of theatre makers; to encourage them to present their projects fearlessly, regardless of financial and social barriers. With every artist support initiative and every story we tell, we encourage all who have a vision to start and keep moving forward, one step at a time. We'll be here to support you.

Reading & Drinking (also known as "R&D") is a free, informal gathering of artists where you can BYOB and Read & Develop new works & works in progress by local independent playwrights. Pieces range from short plays, full lengths, and musical excerpts. Our intention is to create a comfortable, judgement-free space for playwrights to present their work, hear their plays read aloud by local volunteer independent actors, and exchange a dialogue designed to provide insight on how to develop the piece further.

About the Artists

Nicholas Vasilios Pappas is an NYC based playwright. In May of 2018, he produced and directed his play The Place in Brooklyn at this place in Brooklyn that his friend let him use for free. Recent productions of his short plays include Youth (also directed; Slingshot Theater Company) and Disorder: A Night of Short Plays – The Huntsville Huntsman, Lease, and Roulette (University Players). He wrote The Game for Bia Theatre Ensemble's 24-Hour play festival. His short Weird will receive a production later this October with the Q Collective. His full-length plays include The Line, Acceptance: the mandy cooke play (semifinalist 2017 Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest), Four out of Five (finalist 2015 Equity Library Theatre Chicago Reading Series), and Food for Thought (University Players, 2014). Pappas is also a director, an actor, a composer, and a one-time choreographer.

Oct 14, 2018

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018