2007 NVTA One-Act Play Festival
(As of Revision - Jun 3, 2007)
27th Annual Festival
Press Contact: Zina Bleck, (703) 615-6626
ONE-ACT FESTIVAL OPENS IN FALLS CHURCH JUNE 8
The 26th annual NVTA One-Act Play Festival will be staged on Fridays and Saturdays, June 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia.
NVTA, formerly known as the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance, organizes this event each year to showcase the talents of community theaters in the Washington metropolitan area. This year’s festival features eleven theater companies performing a total of thirteen works, eight of which will be new plays. Three persons with credentials from regional professional theater will adjudicate the performances. Awards will be announced after a gala reception on Sunday June 17.
Curtain time is 7:30 each evening with a 1:30 matinee on June 16.
The James Lee Community Center is located at 2855-A Annandale Road in Falls
Tickets are $10 for each of the four sessions (for two or three plays). Cash and checks will be accepted (no credit cards). A festival pass is available for $30, and includes admission to the award ceremony on June 17. For tickets, information or reservations call 703-866-6238.
Here is a list of the companies and shows to be performed:
Press Contact: Zina Bleck, 703-615-6626.
2007 NVTA Festival Schedule
Kathryn Silvia d’Alelio (Actor, Director, Choreographer) Kathy’s career has included leading roles in Cabaret, Evita, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and Man of La Mancha. She has performed at many Washington, DC area theatres including Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger and Toby’s in Columbia, as well as Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. She also appeared in the 2nd National Tour of Nunsense, directed by the playwright, Dan Goggin. Currently she works as a Director and Choreographer in the northern Virginia area. Her directing and choreography credits include: Godspell, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hello Dolly, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, Sound of Music, King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Hamlet. Kathy considers her greatest productions to be her children, Christina and Dominic, co-produced with husband, Geoff.
Michael Kramer (Stage Manager, Actor, Director) Michael has worn many
theatrical hats in Washington area theatres over the past 22 years. He has
stage-managed over 40 productions, appeared recently at Round House, Theatre J,
African Continuum, The Shakespeare and Woolly Mammoth theatres, and directed at
Wooly Mammoth Theatre and for the National Portrait Gallery. His audiobook
narration has received several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine.
Roger Bennett Riggle (Director/Choreographer, Producer) A graduate of the Drama Department from the Catholic University of America, Roger made his debut as a choreographer at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD in 1981. Since then, Roger has directed and/or choreographed 30 other musicals and operas at Montgomery College for the Summer Dinner Theatre Program and in the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center (Me and My Girl; Die Fledermaus; Cinderella).
From 1995 to 2003 Roger served as the Associate Producer of TheatreFest, the professional Equity theatre-in-residence at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. In that capacity, he was involved in performances that showcased legends of the stage, television, and silver screen including Patti LaPone, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Uggams, Olympia Dukakis, Betty Buckley, Ruth Brown, Rich Little, Melba Moore, Kim Zimmer and Susan Lucci. Roger's many directorial and choreographic shows include Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring Ruth Brown, High Spirits starring Kim Zimmer, Carousel, Gypsy, A Salute to Richard Rogers, Pippin, The Music Man, La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, the world premiere of Triplets; and the operas Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, and The Pearl Fishers. Roger has also toured as a performer with National Players, the oldest classical touring company in the United States and Canada. Internationally, he has collaborated on the writing, direction, and choreography of The Best of Broadway and Jumpin’ Jammin’ Jazz for the Montclair State University tours of the Ukraine, Holland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia. In August 2004, Roger was the Executive Producer for the Gala Opening of the Bowie Performing Arts Center in Bowie, Maryland. Currently, Roger is on the faculty of the Berrend Dance Centre in Olney, Maryland. July 11, 2007 Roger returns for a fifth season at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy where he will direct and choreograph three nights of opera scenes. Roger is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.