Main Stage Main Stage consists of dramatic and musical theatrical works that are challenging, inspiring and innovative. Operating under Actors’ Equity Association's showcase guidelines, these productions will be new works with budgets of $20,000 or less.Founded in 2007 Third Eye has already produced a number of original works. In our first season, our Main Stage production featured Michael Levesque’s inspirational comedy “NoMan Can Serve 2 Masters”. Another Third Eye production, "Those Whistling Lads" also received rave reviews in its production this past summer.Maureen Van Trease, one of Third Eye’s company members, both stars as Dorothy Parker and is responsible for compiling and writing the show."Those Whistling Lads" won the Planet Activist Award for its work with Safe Horizon Women's shelter and was also nominated for Outstanding Production of a Revival/Adaptation in the Planet Connections Festivity for 2009.Ms. Van Trease was also nominated for lead actress in a play. Stay tuned to see what's next from TETC's Main Stage offerings!
C.O.R.E. (Concerts, Cabarets, One-man shows, Revues, and Experimental) is a launching pad for new works, and works still in development. It is also an incubator for works that may eventually proceed to the next level. This year we are presentingaward-winning singer/composer/lyricist Tim Di Pasqua’s thrilling new musical theater revue NOTES ON NEW YORK. NONY is an exciting, and poignant ninety-minute song cycle about things seen and heard around this intoxicating city. Inspired by the life of Walt Whitman, who wrote about experiences he had witnessed, and by Irving Berlin’s “As Thousands Cheer”, featuring songs based on headlines of the day, NOTES ON NEW YORK reflects everyday life and situations from people, as seen through the eyes of one captivated observer. Tim Di Pasqua Has recieved rave reviews in The New York Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York and many more. Critic H. Scott Jolley said he is "penning some of the most original and heartfelt music in town." If you would like to hear music from the show please visit our calendar page.
Reading Series The Reading Series is a program of new plays performed as both staged and unstaged readings. Works will be drawn from both within the company and the writing community at large while still remaining true to our mission statement. This year we did Pulitzer Prize finalist David Rimmer?s New York, which addresses the psychological effects on New Yorkers following 9/11, and Vicky Devany?s In The Time Remaining, dealing with the difficult choices that have to be made when a parent is in the declining stages of their life as well as Fire Island, a hysterical whodunit, murder mystery, farce, taking place on the day of a gay wedding, and "One Nation Under___?" a biting parody of the familiar Fox News format of fear and foreboding, it is a remarkably prescient plea for national, indeed global unity and the common cause that binds us all. We are confident 2010 will offer just as an inspiring season of new works.
Outreach Our outreach programs range from children's shows to college touring shows, written, performed and directed from within the company. We gear our programs for people in need of inspiration and healing. This year we worked with The Sylvia & Herbert Woods Harlem Scholarship Fund, Mikey’s Kids and the Audrey Hepburn House, assisting abused children, TheActors Fund, Suicide PreventionInternational and Safe Horizon, a shelter for women and children. Fot the 2009-2010 school year, we are developing Teens Speak. With Teens Speak, Third Eye is bringing theatre professionals together with teenagers who may never have experienced the joy of speaking their minds and bringing that to the stage. Third Eye’s diverse team of writers, actors, and directors are committed to producing original works written and performed by the students of New York City’s public schools. We will reach out to schools in every range of the geographic and economic spectrum—from the HarlemSchool of the Arts to theEssexStreetAcademy in Chinatown. The rehearsals and final productions of Teens Speak will promote friendship, understanding, and artistic collaboration.Students from all walks of life will share their stories, their talents, and, finally, the stage.
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