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Rave Theatre Festival Begins in N.Y.C. August 9

Rave Theatre Festival in downtown New York City will offer emerging artists a chance to showcase their works August 9–25.

This is the festival’s inaugural year, to be held at Teatro SEA and Teatro LaTea Theatres at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Groundhog Day) founded the festival to create more opportunities for new and creative writing to be seen by audiences. A total of 20 plays and musicals are set to be performed.

READ: Lauryn Gaffney’s Musical Big Shot Comes to New York City in August

Below is a list of the plays and musicals expected to be take the stage during the Rave Theatre Festival. Tickets and passes are available at RaveTheatreFestival.com.

911 Gnomes: A Christmas Emergency, written by Shellie O’Neal
Back, written by Matt Webster
Big Shot, written by Lauryn Gaffney, with music and lyrics by Lauryn Gaffney
Doppelganger, written by Craig Donnelly
Fancy Maids, written by Harold Hodge
Girls On Tap, written by Sally Dashwood, with music and lyrics by Sean Peter
Just Laugh, written by Lauren Gundrum, with music by Brandon Lambert
Ni Mi Madre, written by Arturo Luís Soria
Noir Town, written by Michael Bontatibus
Oceanborn, written by Morgan Smith, with music and lyrics by Mhairi Cameron
Rose’s War, written by J. Todd Allan, with music by Doug Katsaros and lyrics by Peter B. Allen
Stormy Weather, written by Michael MacKenzie Wills
Sweet Lorraine, written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj & Adam Mace
The Erroneous Moby Dick, written by Thom Talbott
The Perfect Fit, written by Joshua Turchin
The Tycoons!, written by Graham Techler
Training Wheels, written by Robin Bradford
Umshado – Marriage of Heritage, written by Bogosi Bolokwe, with music and lyrics by Eddie Mathiba
Waiting For Johnny Depp, written by Janet Cole Valdez and Deedee O’Malley with music by Janet Cole Valdez, Deedee O’Malley and Bettie Ross;, and lyrics by Janet Cole Valdez and Deedee O’Malley
Young Pilgrims, written by Sydney Blake

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