The festival will present the premiere of The Chiselers, a farcical comedy by Mark Finley, directed by Melissa Atebury and featuring Marie Wallace ("Dark Shadows"), Karen Stanion, Chuck Saculla, Eric Chase and Andrea Alton. The play dealing with publishing, ice sculpture, murder and sex in Sacremento, "takes us back to the days of the 'go go ‘80s' and the dark places in all our souls," according to press notes.
Seven one-act plays will make their New York City premieres at the festival in two series of presentations. Series A will include Staying Put by Kathleen Warnock, with Laura Fois; The Takeover, by Babs Lindsay, directed by Kelly Johnston, with Blanche Cholet, Richard Cottrell and Caitlin Johnston; and Clean, by Audrey Cefaly, directed by Troy Miller, with Glory Gallo and Matt Stapleton.
Series B will feature Just Us, by Jon Spano, directed by Barbara Grecki, with Erin Hadley and Tommy Day Carey; Reservations Cancelled by John Zygmunt, directed by Nicola Sheara, with Matt Boehtin, Bernard Burlew and Valerie David; Assisted Living by Jeffrey Newman, directed by Greg Redlawsk, with Deb Armelino, Angus Hepburn and Paul Herbig; and Matchpoint by Chris Widney, directed by Derek Jamison, with Elizabeth Bell, Augstine Hargrove, Irene Longshore and Brook Zelcer.
Six plays by EAT company members will also be presented as staged readings in a program called "First Taste."
TADA Theatre is located at 15 West 28th Street, Second Floor. Tickets are $18 and are available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or by visiting emergingartiststheatre.org.