TRUE LIGHT PRODUCTIONS
CAITLIN GOLD, JAKE MILLGARD*, BOBBY PLASENCIA*,
SARAH SAUNDERS, STEVE SHERMAN*, ED STELZ,
MARC SANTA MARIA
THREE WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 10 – 26, 2011
TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT THEATERMANIA
True Light Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of award-winning playwright Steve Sherman’s ON CAMPUS, directed by Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab member Marc Santa Maria. ON CAMPUS will play a 3-week limited engagement at the LABA Theater at 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between First and Second Avenues, NYC). Performances begin Thursday, March 10th through Saturday, March 26th.
Characters from ON CAMPUS were inspired by my service work for the non-profit organization ESPERANZA ("hope") which is located in Tijuana, Mexico – says playwright Steve Sherman – I wrote it in the wake of many suicides at universities in New York.
On Campus reflects the pressures put upon university students who try to establish various relationships despite social and cultural differences. Meanwhile, a precarious affair between a student and professor throws all characters into a downward spiral, forcing everyone to help each other overcome the challenges of college life.
With Caitlin Gold, Jake Millgard*, Bobby Plasencia*, Sarah Saunders, Steve Sherman*, Ed Stelz and Chloe Tuttle.
Hana Kalinski and Steve Sherman are the producers. Set design by Daniel Zimmerman and lighting design by Chad Lefebvre.
ON CAMPUS plays the following schedule through Saturday, March 26th:
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
Extra performance Monday, March 21st at 8pm
Tickets are $18 ($12 with valid student I.D.) and are now available online at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre’s Box Office, a half-hour before the performance.
Running time: 1 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
For more information visit www.oncampustheplay.com
STEVE SHERMAN (Playwright, Producer, Nathan) received degrees in acting and theater education from Western Washington Univ. (awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre Arts) where his original play, Brian and Joe (winner of the Davy Marlin Jones Award for Outstanding Production of a One-Act), received an award that sent him to the Kennedy Center to study acting and playwriting. The KC then sent Steve on fellowship to The O’Neill Theater Center. His plays have been produced and read at WWU, regionally, and in NYC where Remembering Kimberly was a finalist for The Network one-act festival. His play The Ones You Can’t See received a reading by For The Love Productions. As an actor NYC credits include Home of the Great Pecan, Down Range; Regional: the title role in Hamlet; Nat Tours: Harry the Dirty Dog. For more credits & info check out: www.stevesherman.com
MARC SANTA MARIA (Director) has directed theatre work by writers Anton Dudley, Jose Rivera, E.S.T./Youngblood and Partial Comfort writers. He’s also directed and choreographed commercial projects for American Express, Food & Wine Magazine, MTV, Jordache Jeans and Crunch. Marc is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab (Class of ’05) and Directors Lab West (Class of ’06). The Lynn Thigpen/Bobo Lewis Foundation also honored Marc for his exemplary theatre work. Marc is a proud company member of Leviathan Theatre Laboratory and Partial Comfort Productions.
TRUE LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, was founded in 2010 by Steve Sherman and Hana Kalinski to produce compelling works of theater and film with uplifting messages about relevant situations and relationships that enlighten us to the commonalities we share. On Campus is their first True Light Productions.