One-act theatre festival

Harrison- Based theater company, Creative Motion Players LLC kicked off its 2012 summer season by organizing its first annual One-Act Theatre Festival. Two prompts were provided, and submissions were opened up to the community.

ìPart of Creative Motion Playersí vision is to celebrate the community,î says Creative Motion Players co-founder Lauren Biscaldi of Bayonne. ìWhat better way to celebrate the ëcommunityí in Community Theater by letting them write our first show?î

The winners of this yearís One-Act Festival are Gil Moreno of North Bergen, and James Monohan of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The winning plays, ìRemembering Danielî and ìTrash, Foie Gras, and the Baumgart,î written by Gil Moreno and ìMarshmallow,î written by James Monohan, will appear alongside Shel Silversteinís works in ìThe Space Within: A Showcase ñ An Adult Evening of Original Works and Shel Silverstein.î

ì ëThe Space Withiní is not your average one-act play festival. Weíre not just presenting six different plays. Weíve actually created an original character called ëThe Architect.í He guides the audience from play to play and helps the whole evening to feel like one full-length, cohesive play,î says co-founder Cindy Yin, of Harrison.

Performances will take place on July 27 at 7 p.m. and 28 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Washington Middle School, in Harrison. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general admission, and are available online at

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