From 1 to 10 World Premiere at the NYNW Festival
On a scale from 1 to 10 how badly do you want to help 2 NYC funny actresses get their dream job?
There are times in life in which fate intervenes & hands you an opportunity of a lifetime.The same opportunity you’ve cried to your therapist & nail lady about time & time again, but the only catch is you have to take it! No matter how unprepared or crunched for time you think you are; cause as quickly as that window opened is as quickly as it closes.The NYNW Festival, has just given us the chance of a lifetime, to mount our show “From 1 to 10” on their Off Broadway Stage but we need your help!
We recently had to give our “elevator pitch” (industry term lol) to the annoyed, over worked receptionist of a big wig producer who we want to be involved with our show. It went a little something like this:
Ugh…Who are you?
Hey! I’m Natalie Birriel (after a moment, from behind) and I’m Kelly Kolatac! What started off as two gals taking an acting class together years ago, has evolved into a full fledge comedic partnership. We write, produce and perform all of our own material. I mean really, don’t you think the world with needs more lady driven comedies? (Awkwardly long pause) Yeah, we do too!
Recently, we were working hard in pre production with the web series version of “From 1 to 10.” With our sights firmly set on web content, we never in a million years thought that our show could be mounted on a stage, but when the opportunity to be apart of NYNW Festival presented itself we knew we had to jump at the chance!
Ok? So like, what’s your project about?
Today, the head honcho from Coca-Cola is coming in, as the Research Center will be conducting a focus group on a new flavor. This is a huge account so everyone is on edge, under pressure, and stressed out. Everyone except for Natalie and Kelly, that is, who couldn’t care less. It isn’t until Brett informs them that Jack, the son of the CEO and essentially our generation’s John “John-John” Kennedy Jr. is also coming in to make sure everything goes smoothly with the Coca-Cola people, do Natalie and Kelly get swept up in the frenzy of the day as well.
Mistakes are made, secrets are unearthed, feelings are hurt, friendships are torn apart, someone looses an appendage – all before lunch – in this crazy workplace comedy.
And like…What do you want?
Ughh…What’s so special about this festival anyway and why even do it?
The New York New Works Festival is a way for Broadway to give back. They promote up and coming writers, directors and performers and provide them with a platform to showcase their work in front of the Broadway and TV community. There are 3 rounds to this play festival, at each round the audience and judges vote on who will go to the next round! Culminating, in a Final Night Presentation in front of the industry. Each round is another amazing shot to showcase your work!
So why this festival? First, there’s no other festival like it, where each show is mentored by highly esteemed professionals. Secondly, many of the shows that take place in this festival, go on to be produced for Film and TV. So, we thought what better platform to debut our little office comedy then in front of Broadway & TV Producers!
Fine, Whatever…I’m into it
So, what do I get for this?
Sounds mildly fun. Can I follow you on Social Media?
Now get away from my desk!
Thank you for your time and support!
-Natalie and Kelly