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.