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2019 NYC Short Play Festival focusing on the

various perspectives on the complex issues of mental


Over 44 million American adults suffer from a mental condition today -- and the percentage of youth with mental health conditions is on the rise. The number of people who consider suicide their only option is escalating --- these are only the stories we hear--too many individuals are filled with shame, fear and isolation! It's time to HEAR the unspoken VOICES!!! It's time to challenge the stigma and break the silence!!!

The Off-Broadway Production was presented at The American Theatre of Actors 11/29 -12/8/2019  314 West 54th Street, NYC 

Friday,  11/29 Preview  8pm

Saturday, 11/30 Opening Night 7pm

Sunday, Matinee 12/1   3pm

Monday, 12/2  Dark (No Show)

Tuesday, 12/3 8pm

Wednesday, 12/4 8pm


Thursday, 12/5 8pm

Friday, 12/6 8pm

Saturday, 12/7  Matinee 2pm

Saturday, 12/7   8pm

Sunday, 12/8   Matinee 3pm


General Admission: $30

Seniors & Students: $20 with ID

Into the Arms by Russ Cusick  

director Drucie McDaniel 

With Ken Coughlin and Russ Cusick*


Crossroads of the World by Mark Okladek

director Brian Henry

With Jake Lesh* and Jason Yudoff


My Three O'Clock  by Douglas E. Davis

director Daniel Capalbo Jr.

With Michael Sean Cirelli and Lenore Harris*


Hang-ups by Brett Hursey 

director Celine Havard 

With Sharon Lesser* and Paul Thomas Ryan*


It Gets Better by Logann Grayce 

director Jean Tait

With Jun Chen, Kathryn Gerhardt*, Mia Kyler, and Florence Pape


Hero by Phil Darg 

director Anita Hollander

With Scott Barton* and Mieko Gavia


Phone Friend by Jonathan Josephson 

director Judy Dodd

With Paul Thomas Ryan* and Jillie Simon*


Lunatic by Judy Dodd

director Joel Bernstein 

With Bonnie Black*, Sharon Lesser*and Jason Yudoff

Dragged  by Emily Hageman 

director Celine Havard

With Janel Koloski and Florence Pape


*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

For Pictures Go to Altered Minds Gallery and scroll to end.


 You can support the project and mental health awareness (a percentage of profits will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) by donating any amount you can,  and will be tax deductible thanks to our Fiscal Sponsor at:

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