NEWS & UPCOMING


Stacks Image 623


INTERVIEW

Spotlight on…Craig J. George

Name: Craig J. George
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Education: BA from Trinity University, MFA from UC Irvine
Favorite Credits: As a director, projects are like your children—you try never to have favorites…
(more)



August 20 - 28, 2015: The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will at New York International Fringe Festival.
64E4 UNDERGROUND, 64 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Willy Shotz is a heavyweight screenwriter. Producers kill for his stylish violence and gritty sci-if. But Willy is facing the big deadline in the sky, which has given him a new vision of art and cinema and a new screenplay to go with it. Can he overcome the indignities of his illness to pitch his craftiest foe? Can he talk art like a man with his boyhood friend and sell this script before his expiration date?

screenwriter logo

For more information, visit www.fringenyc.org

Stacks Image 629
July, 2015: The Calico Buffalo will receive a full production as part of New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2015 Next Link project.
The greatest journey is the one you take to find yourself.
 When the first-born son to the chief of all buffalo arrives covered with the markings of a calico kitten, the chief, his son, and the entire buffalo nation are catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime. THE CALICO BUFFALO is a compelling theatrical experience. From the first musical moment, Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski lets us know we are in for one wonder-filled ride.


nymf logonymg logo 2


Stacks Image 595
August 8 - 22, 2014: Kiss Your Brutal Hands at New York International Fringe Festival.
Written and performed by Jim Shankman
Directed by Craig J. George
64E4 UNDERGROUND, 64 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Danny lives in Tompkins Square Park on the border of reality and reality TV. Barry’s got a corner office in TriBeCa where the pressure is unreal. Some are destroyed by God. Some are destroyed without Him.


For more information, visit www.fringenyc.org


Stacks Image 576
July 8-12, 2014: Developmental staged reading of The Calico Buffalo at New York Musical Theatre Festival.
The greatest journey is the one you take to find yourself.
“We can always use a brand new legend in this old world and now we have one. The Calico Buffalo." Liz Smith, syndicated columnist — When the first-born son to the chief of all buffalo arrives covered with the markings of a calico kitten, the chief, his son, and the entire buffalo nation are catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime. THE CALICO BUFFALO is a compelling theatrical experience. From the first musical moment, Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Stopschinski lets us know we are in for one wonder-filled ride.
For more information, visit www.nymf.org








Stacks Image 524
March 11, 2014: Staged reading of God's Country at the York Theatre Company in New York City.
A New Musical
Book and lyrics by Erik Johnke
Music by Elaine Chelton
Directed by Craig J. George
Musical direction by Bryan L. Wade
March 11 at 3 PM and 7 PM

Reservations for both presentations can be made online at www.yorktheatre.org.
York logo

Stacks Image 574
March 6-22, 2014: World Premiere of Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Shakespeare rolls over in his grave as his bloodiest, most horrifying script- Titus Andronicus - gets a total makeover as a rock musical. In this story of revenge, limbs are torn off, tongues are cut out... and everybody sings.

Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Craig J. George
Music by Dennis Yurich & Alison Garrigan
Musical Direction, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Brad Wyner


Special Preview in The Plain Dealer

An interview with Director Craig J. George

"This thumping bloodbath, conceived and directed with no-holds-barred muscularity by Craig J. George...a production that aims for your primitive lizard brain and hits its target dead on...a bloody blast!” - Chrsitine Howey, Scene Magazine