Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
This year, Sundog is asking for donations instead of charging a standard admission price of $20. Donations help pay for the show, talent, and help support the theatre.
“Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” is Sundog Theatre’s annual presentation of six new, one-act plays about our favorite boats – the Staten Island Ferries. Every year, writers are asked to incorporate a common theme in their submissions. This year, playwrights from throughout the US submitted scripts that illustrate current Covid-19 realities, telling stories through either a humorous or dramatic light. A group of four readers chose six of them for a financial award and remote production.
“This past year, most conversations and news dealt with the pandemic,” explains Sundog’s Executive Director Susan Fenley. “We wanted to present different takes on how people are working through it. Some of the plays are quite funny, while others are poignant and thought provoking. Scenes has a following that is awaiting our virtual presentation this year. I don’t think our talented team will disappoint.”
Directors for this year’s edition of Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry are Remy Barson (Wagner College, Staten Island), Gary Bradley (Staten Island), Barbara Brandt Kinter (New Jersey), Hadly Patterson (Brooklyn), Cash Tilton (Manhattan), and Ken Tirado (Staten Island). Producer is Susan Fenley, assistant producer and graphic/web designer is Gina Policastro and virtual production manager/video editor is Benjamin Kanes.
Produced plays in the past have come from Staten Islanders as well as from writers around the US. Every year, submissions arrive from playwrights in places as far away as Asia, Europe, and Australia. A number of Scenes that Sundog has produced have been published and produced in other venues.
The virtual performances of Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2021 will be available to watch beginning March 20, 2021 at 7PM EST through April 3. Registration to view the performances is available on SundogTheatre.org/Scenes2021. After registering, audience members will receive instructions on how to view the show.