Artists of Tomorrow Theatre Festival Kicks Off Sept. 14

News   Artists of Tomorrow Theatre Festival Kicks Off Sept. 14 Twenty-eight artists will be part of the 5th Annual Artists of Tomorrow Theatre Festival, which spotlights 20 New York premieres at the West End Theatre.

The Artists of Tomorrow Festival 2005, which supports new work in its earliest stages of development, will run Sept. 14-Oct. 10. Presented by the Six Figures Theatre Company, the festival includes a mix of theatre, dance, multi-media, comedy, neo-vaudeville and improv.

The festival's aim, according to production notes, "is to insure that New York, a city whose cost of living is increasingly seen as hostile to emerging artists, continues to foster cost-efficient ways to prime the pipeline of new work." Festival producing artistic irector Cris Buchner said in a statement, "It's a laboratory, a springboard, a place to test new ideas."

This year's line-up will include new plays by Tanwi Nandini Islam, Tanya Krohn and Suzanne Dottino; a dance work by Melissa Riker and the Kinesis Project; Sara Moore's Show Ho; the clown troupe CLUNK's The Morons Don't Have to Laugh; Cole Kazdin's one-woman comedy My Year of Porn; and Todd Robbins' Fringe hit Dark Deceptions, among others.

The West End Theatre is located in Manhattan at 263 West 86th Street. Tickets, priced at $15 per performance, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. (The Late-Night Sketch Comedy nights are priced at $10; a closing-night event, featuring excerpts from many of the Festival's offerings, will be held Oct. 10 at 7 PM at the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street.)

For a complete Festival schedule, visit www.sixfigures.com.