How well do you know your roommate? Heh heh heh.

September 4 at 9:00 PM, September 6 at 6:30 PM, September 8 at 8:00 PM, September 10 at 9:00 PM, September 12 at 9:00 PM, September 15 at 8:00 PM
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue
Tickets: $15
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream up Festival 2019
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Running Time: 60-70mins. Critics are invited to all performances.

NEW YORK, June 20---How much do you know about your roommate? Do you know what kind of person he is when he stands in front of you?  “Lame Ducks," a psycho thriller written and directed by Anthony Fusco, addresses this conundrum in a dark contemporary drama. The piece will presented for its world premiere by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival September 4 to 12, 2019. 

Kyle is an emotionally distressed ex-wall street stockbroker who lives alone in the East Village. He is suffering a broken heart from a relationship with his girlfriend, Tina. He posts an online announcement looking for a roommate. It's answered by Timmy, a sketch artist who is new in town and curious about everything in the neighborhood. They are initially compatible, but then dark secrets begin leaking out. The play has nine parts, played by a cast of four men and one woman.

The actors are Washington Marmol Jr., Chris Negron, Isa Frias, Dylan Anthony Turner, Javan Zapata, Leonidas Ocampo, Christina Mavronas and Chamar Tooles. Set design is by Triangle Rainbow Theater. Lighting design is by Joyce Pena.

Author/director Anthony Fusco is originally from Brooklyn and now lives in Queens. He began writing plays as a hobby after making a choreographed performance art piece called “ Confession Of A Bad Boy,” a 60 minute stage production. It was presented at the Duplex Cabaret, The Wings Theater and The Producers Club in NYC. Other works have been presented at The Strawberry One Act festival, The Thespis Theater Festival, Manhattan Rep and The Bad Theater Festival in NYC. He won a best director award for his one act drama, "Rush Hour Madness, "in the Strawberry One Act Festival. His play "Fixation" made the top four best plays in 2015 at the Strawberry One Act Festival was a finalist several times. His other plays include"Reawakening," "Psychic Café," "A Night At Stonewall," "Crossing Verrazano," "Confessions of a Bad Boy" and "Sole Mates."

The tenth annual Dream Up Festival ( is being presented by Theater for the New City from August 25 to September 15. An ultimate new works festival, it is dedicated to the discovery of new authors, fresh ideas and edgy, innovative performances. Audiences savor the excitement, awe, passion, challenge and intrigue of new plays from around the country and around the world.

The festival does not seek out traditional scripts that are presented in a traditional way. It selects works that push new ideas to the forefront, challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of how art illuminates the world around us.

In addition to traditional plays, a unique and varied selection of productions will again be offered, drawing upon a variety of performance genres including musicals and movement theater. The Festival's founders, Crystal Field and Michael Scott-Price, feel this is especially needed in our present time of declining donations to the arts, grants not being awarded due to market conditions, and arts funding cuts on almost every level across the country and abroad.


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