What is Cherry Picking?
Cherry Picking is an annual short play festival of brand spanking new works. The plays are inspired by a given theme or assignment, written within a crazy deadline and performed one time only on a steamy summer night. Now in its sixteenth year, Cherry Picking has over 100 participating writers, 12 members of its production team, and dozens of actors. Cherry Picking is the signature event of Mottola Theater Project
In honor of our sixteenth year, we’ve expanded to not only present another great season of short plays, we are rolling down the windows and cranking up the tunes as Cherry Picking joins forces with our newest arrival, PUNK ROCK KID SISTER (she likes PRKS for short), celebrating with a FULL WEEK of new plays, making this ourSweet Sixteen: Your Summer Playlist.
Get ready for a summer of rebellion and revolution!
New works. Bigger fun.
SWEET SIXTEEN needs your financial support as we join Cherry Picking with its PRKS for this year’s adventure of new works and big fun. Sweet Sixteen is sure to kick some serious combat boot as we take summer’s favorite festival to a new level — but we need your help to reach our goal and bring it to life! CHERRY PICKING: HOT TRAMP will feature three nights of short plays by dozens of writers from coast to coast, all inspired by your favorite songs of rebellion. PUNK ROCK KID SISTER: REBEL GIRL proudly introduces new one acts by long time Cherry Picking playwrights Bixby Elliot and David Koteles, inspired by the revolution. Our SWEET SIXTEEN will be this year’s favorite summer playground with a whole week of new plays, with short form and long form scripts playing in rep. Now that’s what we call a revolution.
How Your Donation Helps.
Play development, rehearsing and performing doesn’t come cheap. Your donation would allow mtp! to develop these two new PRKS one-act plays, rehearse this year’s Cherry Picking shorts, and secure a week’s rental at The Wild Project for the whole shebang. Our fundraising budget covers:
· Performance Venue Rental $3,000
· Production Costs $1,000
· Rehearsal Venue Rental $2000
With your help, we can meet our goal of $6,000 and get on with the show.
August 1-6, 2016 / THE WILD PROJECT, NYC
SWEET SIXTEEN: YOUR SUMMER PLAYLIST
CHERRY PICKING: HOT TRAMP
New Plays inspired by your favorite songs of rebellion
Featuring the 2016 Cherry Picking Company
PUNK ROCK KID SISTER: REBEL GIRL
A duet of new plays by Bixby Elliot and David Koteles, inspired by the revolution
Featuring Cherry Picking Company Members Anna Baryshnikov, Teddy Bergman, Nicole Golden and Chris Tomaino
Help Spread the Word.
This is a team effort so…open your windows, shout and let people know that NYC’s favorite summer party is celebrating its SWEET SIXTEEN! And share, share, share. Your little click will go a long way.
the mottola theatre project/mtp! is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the mottola theatre project/mtp! must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.