Friday, June 29, 2012

Deuteranomaly Nominated for 5 PCTF Awards!

The nominees for The Planet Connection Theatre Festivity Awards were posted yesterday, and we're delighted to report that the Deuteranomaly production team has been nominated for FIVE awards!

  • Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts/Paired Productions - Adapting and Deuteranomaly

  • Outstanding Playwriting Short Form - Jessica Fleitman
  • Outstanding Direction Short Form - Paula D'Alessandris
  • Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production - Vinnie Penna for the role of Allen
  • Vinnie Penna, nominee for "Outstanding Actor."
    And really, who's surprised? Look at that punim!
  • Outstanding Postcard - Deuteranomaly
"Outstanding Postcard" nominee, designed by Chris Espiritu

We are thrilled to have had such a successful run, and we're honored that PCTF has chosen to recognize Deuteranomaly in this way! We will be attending the Awards Ceremony on July 29th... wish us many broken legs!

Congratulations to all of our fellow nominees; we can't wait to celebrate with you! Click here to see a complete list of the nominees.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Final Show TOMORROW, June 22 at 4:30 PM!

Deuteranomaly takes its final bow tomorrow, June 22nd at 4:30 pm. We can't believe how time has flown! If you haven't yet made it down to the Bleecker Street Theatre, we hope you can join us for the conclusion of this wonderful run!

Tickets are still available here or can be purchased at the door (just remember, no late seating allowed!).

Dee Dee Friedman* as Leah and Vinnie Penna* as Allen

Thank you so much to everyone who's come out to support our production of Deuteranomaly! We couldn't do this without you!

*Courtesy AEA

Friday, June 15, 2012

See DEUTERANOMALY with Dad this Father's Day!

Did you know that both Deuteranomaly and Adapting (the other one-act with which we're sharing a bill) feature characters who are fathers? It's true!

If you're looking for a more creative gift than a necktie this Father's Day, bring Dad down to the Bleecker Street Theatre on Sunday, June 17th for our 1:00 pm performance! He will laugh. He will relate. And he will be proud to call you his son/daughter.*

"Thanks for the necktie, son, but I really wish you'd
bought us tickets to Deuteranomaly instead. I'm quite
disappointed in you."

Click here for tickets. And a happy early Father's Day to all the fantastic dads out there from the entire cast and crew of Deuteranomaly!

*We cannot guarantee this. The ball's kind of in your court on this one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our PCTF Page, New Production Stills, and More!

We've been enjoying a fantastic run of Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts. We're so grateful for our amazing and enthusiastic audiences! If you enjoyed the show, feel free to "like" it and rate it on our official Planet Connections Theatre Festivity page... you can even post a comment and/or review (just scroll to the very bottom)!

If you haven't made it down to the Bleecker Street Theatre yet, no worries... you still have two chances to see the show: Sunday, June 17th at 1:00 pm and Friday, June 22nd at 4:30 pm. Visit our tickets page to learn more!

In the mean time, enjoy some brand new pictures of our amazing cast working their magic!

"Why is it that only old ladies get injured in your
hypothetical scenarios?"
(Vinnie Penna* and Dee Dee Friedman*)
"I hate when people call it the Old Testament.
Makes it sound... old."
(Vinnie Penna* and Dee Dee Friedman*)
"I don't know how to miss her in front of other people."
(David J Goldberg* and Erika Lee)
"You want to enter a hidden world?"
(David J. Goldberg* and Erika Lee)

"Would he have hated me?"
(David J. Goldberg* and Erika Lee)

"I have nothing to say to you. You're dead."
(David J. Goldberg* and Vinnie Penna*)
The Greenbergs: Leah, David, and Allen.
(Dee Dee Friedman*, David J. Goldberg*, and Vinnie Penna*)

"What do you see?"
(Dee Dee Friedman* and Vinnie Penna*)

 *Appearing courtesy AEA

 What are you waiting for? Get your tickets to Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Deuteranomaly in THE JEWISH WEEK!

Exciting news: The Jewish Week has written a feature story on Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts! Click here to read Ted Merwin's article about the show, titled "Jews and Hues."

And when you're done reading, be sure to head over to our "Tickets" page to reserve your spot for one of our four remaining performances: June 7th @ 4:00 pm, June 11th @ 6:00 pm, June 17th @ 1:00 pm, and June 22nd at 4:30 pm!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pictures from Opening Night!

"I've always wondered if we see things the same, or if
we only think we do."
(Vinnie Penna* and Dee Dee Friedman*)

Deuteranomaly had a fantastic opening night and we were able to grab some fabulous production stills! Peruse them at your leisure, enjoy how good-looking and talented everyone appears to be, and then head to our TICKETS page so you can confirm in person how good-looking and talented everyone is by reserving your seat for one of our five remaining performances (including one tomorrow, June 2nd, at 10:00 PM!).

For the full album of production stills, visit Mind the Gap Theatre's Flickr page by clicking here. See below for some of our favorite shots from the show!

David (David J. Goldberg*) lights a candle and reads a thing.
Allen and Leah share a moment.
(Vinnie Penna* and Dee Dee Friedman*)
Cass and David (Erika Lee and David J. Goldberg*) get cozy.
David and Cass do not see eye to eye. Literally.
(David J. Goldberg* and Erika Lee)
Greenberg family reunion.
(David J. Goldberg*, Dee Dee Friedman*, & Vinnie Penna*)
"Close your eyes!"
(Dee Dee Friedman* and David J. Goldberg*)
*Appearing courtesy AEA

Deuteranomaly OPENS TONIGHT in PCTF!

The night you've been awaiting with bated breath is finally here, folks... Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts officially kicks off its six-performance run TONIGHT at 5:30 PM in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Bleecker Street Theatre!

The Deut Troop has been working hard and we can't wait to share this colorful comedy of Jews and hues with an audience! We hope to see you there!

To purchase tickets for tonight or for the rest of the run, click a performance date below:

45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tickets on Sale! Get Yours Today!

We open this Friday and tickets are selling like crazy! Remember, we only have six performances total in a 50-seat house, so be sure to visit our TICKETS PAGE or click a performance date below to secure your seat today!

If you snooze, you lose! Don't let snoozing and losing happen to you!
The cast of Deuteranomaly, snoozing and losing.

As a reminder, here's the show schedule for Deuteranomaly, which will be performed alongside Adapting by Sinead Daly:

45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

Thank you so much, friends! We can't wait to share this colorful comedy of Jews and hues with you!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get a Sneak Peek of Deuteranomaly!

With less than a week until we open, we know you're dying for a sneak peek at Deuteranomaly! We're not going to reveal the crazy pyrotechnics and show-stopping musical number*, but check out these publicity shots from photographer Joe Wehry!

The cast of Deuteranomaly (from right to left): David J. Goldberg, Erika Lee, Vinnie Penna, & Dee Dee Friedman

Allen (Vinnie Penna) illustrates a point to Leah (Dee Dee Friedman).

Cassandra (Erika Lee) and her boyfriend David (David J. Goldberg) share a laugh.

Mother and son: Leah (Dee Dee Friedman) and David (David J. Goldberg).

Allen and Leah (Vinnie Penna and Dee Dee Friedman) share a moment.

Like father, like son (David J. Goldberg, Vinnie Penna).

Cassandra and David (Erika Lee and David J. Goldberg) enjoy the moment.
This scene is not in the play. It probably should be.
 Intrigued? Of course you are! Buy your tickets to Deuteranomaly today!

*NOTE: The fact that pyrotechnics and a musical number are mentioned in this post does not constitute a guarantee that these things actually occur in Deuteranomaly.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Couple of Deuter-Announcements!

 The Happiest Medium interviews playwright Jessica Fleitman about the play's unusual title, the 5 people she'd invite to the show if she could, and post-show bagels. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Deuteranomaly is now a "likable" Facebook entity! Have you liked us yet? Wait, you haven't? Well, that's just silly. Click here!

 Deuteranomaly got a great write up on Broadway World this week. Click here to view the post.

We're still seeking generous theater-lovers to support the production! Want to help make the show a success? Click here to find out the ways you can give (or click here to go directly to our Indiegogo fundraising website)! No donation is too small (and remember, all contributions are tax-deductible). Thank you in advance!

Tickets are on sale! Remember: it's a small house and we're performing alongside Adapting by Sinead Daly, so we're likely to sell out quickly. Click here to reserve your seat today!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Help Support the Show!

When the first part of Deuteranomaly was produced at Manhattan Theatre Source in 2011, it was praised as "a rich comedy of ideas" (Ben Trawick-Smith, Unfortunately, we can't pay our collaborators or rent rehearsal space with "comedy" or "ideas," so we need your help with the "riches" to get this show onstage!

Any contribution at any level counts! $50 pays for space for one complete three-hour rehearsal. Your donation of $175 means we can rehearse for a week! $200 covers the cost of printing postcards to market the show. $500 allows us to pay our fabulous actors and production team! And so on...

CLICK HERE to visit our Indiegogo page to make a safe and secure donation electronically! Or, even better... send us a check! Don’t get us wrong: online donations are great, but Indiegogo sneakily skims 9% of your contribution for service fees. By mailing us a check, you’re essentially giving us 9% more to work with to produce awesome theater! 

Checks should be made out to Mind the Gap Theatre and mailed to the following address: 

Mind the Gap Theatre
535 W 23rd St, S11G
New York, NY 10011

Please note: All contributions to the Planet Connections production of Deuteranomaly are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
See below to check out our FABULOUS PERKS at different levels of giving! 

  • HUED HELPERS - $25
    Awesome! Thanks, Hued Helpers! For your $25 donation, we'll post a thank-you on our Facebook page AND list your name on the Deuteranomaly website to endure in digital glory for all time! 

    $50? Are you SERIOUS right now? Color us delighted! Not only will you receive a public "thank you" on our Facebook page and on our website, but we'll print your name IN THE SHOW PROGRAM so that no one will leave the theater without knowing how truly amazing you are!

    $100? You're seriously brilliant, and we'd like to show our appreciation with a thank you on our Facebook page, on our website, in our program, AND we'd like to mail you one-of-a-kind drawing from an ACTUAL UNTALENTED ARTIST (likely the playwright or director) on a subject of your choice! If you can imagine it, we can draw it (poorly)! 

    Your $175 donation is seriously blowing our minds! You, my flashy friend, shall receive a thank you on in all places one can be thanked (Facebook/website/program), a made-to-order drawing from an Actual Untalented Artist, AND a personalized 2-minute audition monologue by playwright Jessica Fleitman written specifically to your strengths (or to gift to an actor you love)! 

    $275? You are beyond generous! Prismatic Patrons receive a thank you in all places one can be thanked (Facebook/website/program), a made-to-order drawing from an Actual Untalented Artist, a personalized 2-minute audition monologue by playwright Jessica Fleitman, AND one hour of FREE monologue coaching from Mind The Gap Theatre's Artistic Director, Paula D'Alessandris (or to gift to an actor you love)!  

    $500? You've just bought yourself half of a DEUTERANOMALY (so, like, the DEUTER part is yours. Way to go!). Artistic Angels receive a thank you in all places one can be thanked, a made-to-order drawing from an Actual Untalented Artist, a personalized 2-minute audition monologue by playwright Jessica Fleitman, one hour of free monologue coaching from Mind The Gap Theatre's Artistic Director Paula D'Alessandris, AND VIP seating AND up to two (2) complimentary tickets to any performance! 

    $1,000? YOU'VE LITERALLY JUST PAID FOR AN ENTIRE DEUTERANOMALY! We'll never be able to thank you enough, but we plan to try! You'll receive a thank you in all places one can be thanked, a made-to-order drawing from an Actual Untalented Artist, a personalized audition monologue by playwright Jessica Fleitman, one hour of monologue coaching from MTG's Artistic Director Paula D'Alessandris, VIP seating, 4 comp tickets, and a PRODUCER CREDIT with your bio on our website and in the program!  

Thank you in advance for your support! It means more than you know!

Monday, May 14, 2012

DEUTERANOMALY in Planet Connections Theatre Festivity!

 Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
May 30th - June 24th
45 Bleecker Street Theatre

“A rich comedy of ideas… The play is both a warm glimpse at modern parenting and an examination of the deathly seriousness that lies at the heart of Jewish humor.
-Ben Trawick-Smith,

Mind The Gap Theatre will present Jessica Fleitman’s comedy Deuteranomaly: A One-Act in Two Parts as part of the 4th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.  The production will be directed by Mind The Gap’s Artistic Director, Paula D’Alessandris (Under The Blue Sky at The Kraine; The Cleric at 59E59). The Festivity will take place May 30th through June 24th at The Theatres at 45 Bleecker in New York City.

Deuteranomaly is a comedic look at the challenges in loving someone who quite literally will never see the world the way you do. When a couple discovers that their son suffers from red-green colorblindness, this seemingly innocuous diagnosis reveals dangerous rifts in their relationship. Years later, the boy is now a man struggling to relate to his talented painter girlfriend whose work he can never truly see. Worlds will collide in this colorful comedy of Jews and hues.

The production will feature Dee Dee Friedman*, David J. Goldberg*, Vinnie Penna*, and Erika Lee. (*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association).

Deuteranomaly:A One-Act in Two Parts plays the following schedule at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity:

Friday 6/1/12 – 5:30pm
Saturday 6/2/12 – 10:00pm
Thursday 6/7/12 – 4:00pm
Monday 6/11/12 – 6:00pm
Sunday 6/17/12 – 1:00pm
Friday 6/22/12 – 4:30pm

JESSICA FLEITMAN (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer whose plays have been developed and produced on both coasts; notably, in The New York International Fringe Festival (The Average-Sized Mermaid), 48NYC Off-Broadway, The Museum of Jewish Heritage (Hip Hop Reflections), UC Santa Barbara's Summer Theater Lab (Word of the Day), and Manhattan Theatre Source (G Train Exodus), among others. She is the past recipient of The Corwin Award in Playwriting and a commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Magic Theatre. Her short story, Amber Wong-Cohen, was a finalist for the 2010 Flatmancrooked Fiction Prize and is available as a “single” on Amazon, as well as in Mixer Publishing’s Of Love & Death Anthology, in which the story was also published. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

PAULA D’ALESSANDRIS (Director) is the Artistic Director and Founder of Mind The Gap Theatre (MTG), New York’s premiere Anglo-American theatre company dedicated to producing new British plays and creating an exchange of works between the US and UK.  Favorite directing credits with Mind The Gap include the world premiere of The Cleric at 59E59 Theaters; NY premiere of David Eldridge's Under The Blue Sky; Gary Owen’s In The Pipeline; her stage adaptation of Gary Oldman’s Nil By Mouth, and many others. She directed three consecutive winners at the Samuel French Festival (all of which have been published) and many pieces in MTG’s popular BritBits series. Other credits include: Walter Vs. The Water Authority at 59E59; her multiple-award-winning productions at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival of the outrageous comedies Stampede! and The Butter Bin.

 MIND THE GAP THEATRE exists to produce and promote new British writing in the US and to foster an exchange of new work between the US and UK. They are producing Deuteranomaly at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity as a first step in introducing new American plays to an international audience, with the intent to eventually produce in the UK as part of their cross-Atlantic exchange of new works.

THE PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY is New York‘s premiere eco-friendly theatre festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances, the festival seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere. At the heart of the festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, while supporting organizations, which give back to the community at large.