Friday, October 28, 2011

Accepting Submissions: Apprentice Playwrights Program

Apprentice Playwrights

Wide Eyed Productions
Apprentice Playwrights Program (Internship)

Wide Eyed Productions is now accepting submissions for its Apprentice Playwrights Program. Playwrights will work with Wide Eyed throughout the 2011-12 season on various aspects of their writing careers. WEP will provide the playwrights with workshop and reading opportunities as well as career development support. Playwrights will also serve as administrative/production interns for the 2011-12 season.

WEP will be taking on 3 apprentice playwrights for the 2011-12 season. The playwrights will receive the following:

workshop opportunities for one act plays
access to WEP’s stable of ridiculously talented actors
staged reading(s) of a one act play in front of an invited audience
mediated and structured audience feedback sessions after readings
sponsorship into playwrighting competitions (possible production support if accepted)
career development coaching
industry contacts
insight into production process
mentorship from both WEP’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright
opportunity to work with WEP’s new devised work program

To Apply:
Send Cover letter and a one act play sample to In your letter, tell us why you would be a good candidate for our program. Every application will be considered.

Wide Eyed Productions is a New York City-based collective of artists dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in risk-taking, relevant theatre. Our core ensemble is committed to the birth of new works and also the rebirth of the classic texts. Through our collaborative process Wide Eyed discovers and creates theatre that both stimulates the imagination and awakens the public's passion for high standards in the performing arts.


Wide Eyed Productions

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Goldilocks & the Three Polar Bears" opens 8/14!

Goldi & the 3 Polar Bearssay what?rotten dressing roomintrointro 2once upon a time
hello, paparazziGoldi is not pleasedstanding room onlyGoldi has things to saythe playersthis will not do
fancy footworkpuppet / puppythe crowd gathersGoldi's press agentGoldi's biggest fanGoldi greets her fans
Goldi's acrobaticsstroller sectionaddressing the playwrightgroup effortgrown-ups like it, toothe narrator expounds
Trust me, you're not going to want to wait till the last minute on this one. Get your tickets here, and while you're at it, check out a little Q&A on the show that did with our Goldilocks playwright, Jerrod Bogard.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

what's cooking at Wide Eyed



July has been a big month for Wide Eyed Productions.  Our production for FringeNYC 2011, Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears, is already in rehearsal and it's going to be awesome!  More on that soon. In the meantime, we have lots of news to share! Read on below to find out some of the great things we're up to...


Don't miss your chance to see the final weekend of the production that critics are calling "Potent and relevant to theatergoers of today." Final shows are July 21-23; Thursday, July 21 is our final "Pay What You Can" performance!
Click here for details.


"The Trojan Women" is registered with the NY Innovative Theatre Awards!  If you saw the show, please go to the site and cast your vote! It only takes a few minutes, and you can help Wide Eyed stand out among the innovative theatre artists of New York!


Wide Eyed Productions is teaming up with River Wide Productions to create a short film based on the hit show "The Return of Toodles Von Flooz" by Lisa Ferber! We've started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary "cold hard cash" needed to shoot and edit this wonderful piece of work. Any amount is appreciated! Be sure to check out the "Toodles" Kickstarter campaign, including our promo video!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

opening night throwdown

The Trojan Women opens tonight at the Kraine Theater.  Curtain is at 7:00 p.m.  As we'd like for as many of you to see this production as possible, tonight it is Pay-What-You-Can at the door.  To entice you, we present our fine, upstanding cast in a moment of candor for your perusal.

The cast party afterwards will kick off across the street at Stillwater.  We'll see you tonight.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trojan Women: Cassandra and Hecuba

Cassandra and Hecuba by The Skye
Cassandra and Hecuba, a photo by The Skye on Flickr.
Just a little teaser of what will be coming to The Kraine Theater in July.  Mark your calendars and get your tickets here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Casting: 'Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears'

Wide Eyed Productions with PlaylabNYC is casting Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears (by Jerrod Bogard; music by Sky Seals), a 50-minute musical play for kids and families from the creators of Jack and the Soy Beanstalk.

Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears will be performing at the New York International Fringe Festival August 12 – 28, 2011. Rehearsals begin in July.  AEA showcase pending.

Please read breakdown before submitting.


Goldilocks – (puppeteer/singer/actor) The role of this bratty little beauty is performed in the style of Avenue Q, the character being a Muppet-style puppet. Puppetry experience strongly suggested but not required.

Poppa Bear – (singer/actor) Male. Large presence.

Baby Bear – (actor/singer) Female, quirky character/unique sense of humor.

SUBMIT: headshots/resume/reel via email.

Auditions will be held in mid/late June by appointment only.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is it hot in here? Presenting "Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears"!

And so it begins! From the same team that brought you the acclaimed Jack & The Soy Beanstalk, our eco-fueled Goldilocks & The Three Polar Bears has been accepted to this year's NY International Fringe Festival!

We know you're going to want to be a part of this fantastic new project, and invite you to check out our Kickstarter campaign. Every little bit of your support helps. In participating, you will have helped bring a brand new work to the New York stage - one that will leave plenty of kids (and probably more than a few adults, too) Wide-Eyed with wonder! Please check out our venture via the links in the widget below. As always, we look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Join us May 1 for "Maypoles and Mirth: A May Day Hey Day"!

3pm to 10pm
@ UNDER St. Marks Theater
94 St Marks Place NYC
$10 gets you in the door AND
$5 more will get you a bottomless beer cup! 
(Yes, just 5 DOLLARS. I know; that's crazy talk! But it's true.)

10% of proceeds will be donated to Horse Trade Theater Group's campaign to SAVE UNDER St. Mark's Theater!

Join the Wide Eyed Productions crew on Sunday May 1st for a May Day celebration!! We are celebrating spring, flowers blooming, birds chirping, that winter funk finally leaving, AND our final show of our 4th season The Trojan Women coming to The Kraine Theater in July.

Grab some free food, soak up the sun in the backyard, carnival games, music, a raffle, awesome prizes and giveaways, CHEAP CHEAP BEER and much much more!  Come one come all, tell your friends, bring a date, come alone you will have a good time guaranteed!

From Horse Trade Theater Group
Recently we have found out that our second home since 1999, 94 St. Marks Place home of UNDER St. Marks Theater, was put on the market.  Our goal is to stay at 94 St. Marks Place, and we will be announcing a campaign over the coming weeks to purchase all or part of the building; we will need your help.

We'll see you at the party!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AUDITIONS: The Trojan Women

Wide Eyed Productions is seeking male and female actors, all ethnicities, ages 18-35 for their upcoming production of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, translation by Gilbert Murray, directed by Founding Artistic Director Kristin Skye Hoffmann.

Seeking: ALL ROLES- Brave actors with experience in Greek theater a plus. We are also seeking actors who sing.

The show will be performed at The Kraine Theater in New York’s East Village. Performances will be held 7/7/11-7/24/11 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2pm. (time slots may vary) The actors cast must be available for all performances. Table reads/rehearsals will begin in March.

Auditions will be held Saturday, March. 19th from 1-5pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Please email headshot, resume and cover letter to receive an audition slot.

All submissions must be received by Monday March, 14th.

We will be applying for an AEA showcase code.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Girl Wrote It: Performing February 3-20, 2011

Performing February 3-20
at The Red Room Theatre on the Lower East Side

85 East 4th Street , 3rd Floor
(btwn 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
No performance on Sunday, Feb. 6

Get your tickets at SmartTix

Join our Mistress of Ceremonies (company member Liz White) for A Girl Wrote It: an evening of One-Act plays by women playwrights. Because just 17% of America's main stage productions are written by women, Wide Eyed attempts to tip the scales and expose eager audiences to more fantastic theatre. A Girl Wrote It is an ambitious evening of 4 dark, dangerous and humorous plays with universal themes. Wide Eyed takes great pride in presenting cohesive, well designed collections, and A Girl Wrote It is sure to please even the most discerning audience. In a review of our last showcase, Martin Denton said it was "a sterling example of how to mount an evening of short plays."


Written by Lynda Green
Directed by Jerrod Bogard
Featuring William Reid, Becky Sterling Rygg and Eric Whitten

A police stand-off is fertile ground for spiritual healing. A hostage situation turns into a beautiful night in.

Written by Kris Montgomery
Directed by Tim Butterfield
Featuring Tom Carman, Mim Granahan, Anthony Mead, Lucy McRae and Allison Moody*

Where do babies come from? In the future they come from screened donors chosen for their I.Q. scores, which sounds like a good idea - unless you're below the line.

The Return of Toodles Von Flooz
Written by Lisa Ferber
Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
Featuring Brianne Mai, Colin McFadden and Lisa Mamazza

Betty O'Boozenberg, the Irish Jew, helps uncover the mystery of Toodles Von Flooz in this bar room morality tale.

"A film noir satire as dark as my third nipple and twice as funny."- A. Vincent.

Plight of the Apothecary
Written by Elizabeth Birkenmeier
Directed by Justin Ness
Featuring Andrew Harris, Sean Hefferon, Melissa Johnson, Mike Komala and Kirsta Peterson*

Sexually ambivalent siblings explore the limits of their post apocalyptic reality in this of poetic, mind-bending, dark comedy.

* Appears courtesy Actors' Equity Association