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The Players Festival

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
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$10 per show

$45 for a full festival pass

Fresh off the sold out run of their mainstage production this past June, EPIC Players presents a neuro-diverse summer playwriting festival. This 3-day play festival will include readings, staged works, and selected scenes from several plays. This is a cumulative project of a semester long playwriting class led by experienced playwrights. This play festival includes a variety of genres, many centered around a neuro-diverse experience and written by playwrights living with neuro-diversities.

July 28 @ 2pm

The Doll by Kim Carter*
A witch brings a doll to life and commandeers the soul of a young man. The Doll has an ungodly power over him.

Dracula by Christian ‘Dragon’ Patane*
Dracula is an action and horror play, with a mysterious and dark fantasy tone to it. It opens a door to a big universe.

Napoleon’s Untold General by Dane
France, turn of the nineteenth century. An American orphan is brought up unexpectedly in Napoleonic France by adoptive parents; a captain and his wife in a remote region of southwest France. The young man discovers the true significance and purpose of his adoptive father and his role in the Emperor Napoleon I Grand'e Arm'ee. They must make choices that are to decide not only the fate of Darius and his comrades, but also the French Empire as a whole.

MissDemeanor: A Semi-MissUnderstood Rock Fantasy by Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez*
MissDemeanor is a modern musical retelling of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde with a slight twist. The story centers on Missy, who is determined to be a Rock & Roll diva; however, there's one thing that's standing in her way - her Asperger's. MissDemeanor Pt. 1 explores her origins from being disowned by her father for being different to her peaking interest of becoming the next Rock icon. But how will she overcome her shortcomings to reach her goal? Perhaps with the help from the supernatural forces lurking from within?

*These plays may include mature subject matter.

Earlier Event: July 27
SHOT4SHOT: Guardians of the Galaxy
Later Event: July 28
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