Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 12:16 PM - Acting

As a new member of the Terrapin Troupe of Turtle Shell Productions, a wonderful theatre company located in the heart of Times Square, I am happy to announce that I have been cast in two of the short plays featured in their 5th Annual 8 MINUTE MADNESS PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL. Turtle Shell Productions is located at 43rd and 8th Avenue, on the 9th Floor of the Times Square Arts Center. The Artistic Director of Turtle Shell Productions is John W. Cooper.

There are three groups of plays - A, B and C, totalling 27 plays! Each Group has nine plays. Each play is 8 minutes long. You will see all nine plays at each performance. Each Group has a separate performance time and date from the other Groups. Each Group has ten performance times/dates.

I am performing in two plays in Group B - PEELERS by Rich Espey and WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND by David Fox. As of right now (unless the line-up changes), PEELERS is third in the evening and WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND is sixth.

There is very little time inbetween shows so that it is recommended that you plan on attending all of the plays in the Group. The running time (including a 10 minute intermission) is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

You will be able to vote for your favorite shows of the evening and help them move into the finals! The 4 plays from each Group (A B & C) that receive the most votes will be moved to the finals ~ for a total of 12 plays in the finals. Since each Group has ten performances, the votes will be an accumulation of votes from all ten performances.

The semi-finals are from Tuesday, February 26 through Saturday, March 8. The following week - Wednesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 15 are the finals.

You and a group of agents will review the final 12 plays in the finals!

Sunday night, March 16 ~ 6 pm ~ is our Awards and Gala Event.

My Group (B) has the following performance times/dates:

(1) Tuesday, February 26th ~ 9:30 pm
(2) Wednesday, February 27th ~ 7:00 pm
(3) Friday, February 29th ~ 7:00 pm
(4) Saturday, March 1 ~ 3:30 pm
(5) Sunday, March 2 ~ 1:00 pm
(6) Sunday, March 2 ~ 9:30 pm
(7) Wednesday, March 5 ~ 7:00 pm
(8) Thursday, March 6 ~ 9:30 pm
(9) Friday, March 7 ~ 9:30 pm
(10) Saturday, March 8 ~ 7:00 pm

All industry people will be admitted free of charge, upon showing their business card. It is suggested that you call ahead of time and reserve your space so that you can receive a packet of information about the performers.

If you want to email me, I will arrange for you to be put on the industry admission list, or you can call 646-765-7670.

For non-industry people, the price of admission is $18.00. There is a special package (subscription package) for $30.00 which allows you to see 4 shows: one ticket for each of the three performances (Group A, B and C0 plus one ticket for one of the finales.

Separate tickets will be sold for the March 16th Gala.

Equity (AEA) cards will most likely not be honored, since it is expected that all seats will be taken. Keep in mind that industry people will be reserving a lot of the seats and company members will be watching each other's performances.

It is recommended that you purchase your tickets, or reserve your industry seating, sooner rather than later.

I am including two links for your review:



If you click on the Turtle Shell Productions link you will see ticket buying information. Also, at the bottom of the home page you will see a link about the Terrapin Troupe.

If you click on the My Space link you will see our new website (not 100% completed) which shows all of the Terrapin players.

Hope to see you at the shows!!!

If you have any questions, please contact me at 917-748-2927 (cell), 212-860-5367 (home) or

Love, Light & Miracles,


Got Cast in A Second Play in the 8 MINUTE MADNESS FESTIVAL! 
Thursday, January 31, 2008, 03:46 PM - Acting
Today I got cast in a 2nd play in the 8 MINUTE MADNESS FESTIVAL entitled WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND.

I am happy to be working on two projects. One is a comedy (PEELERS) and this one is a drama.

Very excited.

Love, Light & Miracles,

Cynthia xxx000

Cast in Play - PEELERS - Part of 8 Minute Madness Festival 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 10:13 AM - Acting
I have been cast in the play PEELERS which is part of Turtle Shell Production's 8 Minute Madness Festival!

Today is my first rehearsal. My director is Arthur French, a person I am thrilled to be working with.

I'm having a blast, doing what I am passionate about ~ acting!!!

Love, Light & Miracles,

Cynthia xxx000

Lot's Happening! 
Thursday, January 24, 2008, 02:56 PM - Acting
The past week has been a lot of fun! I got offered membership in Turtle Shell Productions, a wonderful theatre company in the Times Square area. Of course, I accepted! I am thrilled to be part of this fabulous group of people!

I received a call-back for DINNER WITH AHMED, a play which is being produced by Blume Media. Robert Blume was Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards last year!

Lots of other calls for auditions, interviews, etc.

Loving it!

Love, Light & Miracles,

Cynthia xxx000

Happy New Year!!! 2008 Should Be A Great Year!!! 
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 10:26 AM - Acting
Happy New Year!!! 2008 should be a great year!!! I am looking forward to this year ~ taking classes; meeting new Casting Directors, Agents, Directors, Producers; booking wonderful acting work!!!

Last week I auditioned for a fabulous theatre company ~ Turtle Shell Productions ~ to be a member of their Terrapin Troupe. I received a call-back which I attended this week. I am hoping to be asked to join their company.

Am looking forward to a couple of other wonderful auditions this week. One is for a play about the Holocaust and the other is a zombie film!

So ~ bring it on!!! I am ready, willing and able!!!


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