Star Power Kicks Off MITF Developmental Series Jan. 15

News   Star Power Kicks Off MITF Developmental Series Jan. 15 Star Power, the first show in the Midtown International Theatre Festival's new Next Step MITF Developmental Series, begins Jan. 15 at the Where Eagles Dare Theatre and runs through Feb. 7.

The series will present equity showcase productions of six shows by MITF alumni. It runs through June 28 and is curated and coordinated by MITF co-artistic director Glory Sims Bowen.

The MITF will also continue its main festival, which showcases more than 40 different productions over a three-week period every summer.

The schedule for the developmental series follows:

Jan. 15-Feb. 7
Star Power
Written by Tony Sportiello
Directed by Tom Herman
Produced by Algonquin Theatre Productions
According to press notes, "a struggling off-off-Broadway theatre company and its dedicated artists...are offered funding for their latest work - if they cast a washed-up, third rate (but still good-looking) Hollywood actor in the lead."

Feb. 12-March 7
Diet Monologues, The Musical
Written by Monica Bauer
Directed by Heather Guthrie
A four-person comedy revue about dieting, first produced at the Denver Civic Theater in 2002. March 12-21
Nosferatu: Land of the Undead
Written by Stanton Wood
Directed by Edward Elefterion
Produced by Rabbit Hole Ensemble
An adaptation of the classic silent film "Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror," about "a journey into the land of the undead."

April 2-25
What Fools We Lovers Be
Written by Debbie Williams
Produced by Real Arts
A romantic "tragicomedy" that follows five stories of looking for love.

April 30-May 23
Admit Impediments
Written by Duncan Pflaster
A musical about gay rights. "When Josh invites his friends over to see him propose to his girlfriend Chaminade, it causes friction with their gay friends Rico and Dominic; as well as with their friend Victoria, who spitefully marries a random Middle-Eastern man in a quickie Las Vegas wedding."

June 4-28
Mothergun
Written by Christine Evans
Directed by Joya Scott
Produced by Emergency Theater Project
Three people who speak different languages are detained together in a bleak refugee camp.

Where Eagles Dare Theatre is located at 347 West 36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. For tickets call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.