Inspired Artists Theatre Co., Inc.  

   



WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS TODAY

As you may or may not know, producing a full-length play, even for six performances is still very expensive.  This is why I really need supportive people like you, to help us educate the public about domestic violence and offer solutions and support to victims who desperately need our help.

Your donation will help in the production of this play and provide very needed funds to Domestic Violence Shelters in New York via the AVON Foundation.  


SYNOPSIS

Inspired from true events of women who were abused by their husbands.  
An abusive ex-husband, charged with the murder of his son, breaks into his old home soon after escaping from prison to avenge his court-mandated ex-wife.  To him, she has been holding a secret that he is certain will prove his innocence for the murder of their son, and will stop at nothing to get her to admit it.  Almost immediately, she is tied up and held hostage under his violent fist.  As the play progresses, the audience becomes a witness to the events that led up to the killing of the boy through the eyes of each character as the action passes back and forth in time, creating a high-octane, heavy dramatic “he said-she said” battle for the truth. 

The action examines in grueling detail, how she fought to protect her son from her abusive husband, a social worker who didn't believe her and the emotional struggle she must endure to start her life anew after the death of her son. 

This play is a moving, thought provoking true story of domestic violence.


I.A.T. will donate $5.00 of every ticket sold to domestic violence shelters on Long Island.

For more information on how to get tickets to the show, or DONATE to this cause, please email or call us now.
I.A.T. is a registerd 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donations will be tax-deductible. 


TO DONATE
Send check or money order to:
INSPIRED ARTISTS THEATRE CO., INC.
80 N. QUEENS AVE.
N. MASSAPEQUA, NY.  11758
(516) 541-0487

     

Imagine a young woman, smitten by a tall, dark and handsome man. She falls madly in love with him, they are married and begin a family.  After their first child is born, something changes.  He no longer sees her for who she is.  To him, she is his property.  The baby requires more and more attention, which makes him jealous. And one day, without warning, she receives her first beating.  She is scared and confused.  She blames herself and tries even harder to please him . . . but, to no avail.  The more she tries to please him, the harder she is beaten . . . Until finally, after years of abuse, she is savagely beaten to death by her husband. 

This story, unfortunately is far too familiar, to far too many women in our society.  No one deserves to be put through this kind of treatment.  Period.  

As domestic violence crimes rise, so does the need for more funding.  I am asking you today, PLEASE donate to the fight against domestic violence, even if it is only $10.00.  Remember: That $10.00 will be $10.00 more to share than there was before you opened your check book.

Little things add up to big things.


  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • At least one in every three women has been abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
  • Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
   
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
IS A SERIOUS & DEADLY DISEASE THAT AFFECTS EVERYBODY

DONATE TODAY! 

Please look into your heart and find the right level that best fits what you are able to give. 

Every gift counts, no matter how small.  

Your donation will help in the production of this play and provide very needed funds to Domestic Violence Shelters in New York via the AVON Foundation. 


Please make your check or money order out to: 

Inspired Artists Theatre Co., Inc.

80 N. Queens Ave

N. Massapequa, NY.  11758

 

Single

$50.00 Donation = 1 Ticket to the show (Date:  To be determined)

Your name or corporation listed in the productions program

 

Double

$100.00 Donation = 2 Tickets to the show (Date:  To be determined)

Your name or corporation listed in the productions program

 

Triple

$250.00 Donation = 3Tickets to the show (Date:  To be determined)

Your name or corporation listed in the productions program

 

Homerun

$500.00 Donation = 4 Tickets to the show (Date:  To be determined)

Your name or corporation listed in the productions program

 

GRAND SLAM

$1000.00 Donation = 6 Tickets to the show (Date:  To be determined)

Your name or corporation listed in the productions program

Special group-rate discount for additional guests







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A Non-Profit Theatre Organization
Specializing in the development of new plays

Serving The Greater Long Island Area!

I.A.T. is a unique and innovative theatre company that specializes in the development of original new plays by local authors.   

If you are an author, actor or theatre-technician and wish to expand your knowledge of the theatre, then we are for you. We offer acting classes for all ages as well as  technical theatre training, ranging from set contruction, lighting, sound, and stage managing.  

Want to be a part of our organization, submit your new original play or donate to our Theatre Development Fund? Contact us today via phone or email.

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SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT
I.A.T. exclusively produces original works by local authors. 
(We also accept scripts from anywhere in the USA) If you wish 
to have your masterpiece produced in front of a live audience, 
then please send us your script for consideration.  
                                                                                                                                  
Mail the hard copy with Name, Address & Phone Number to:

Inspired Artists Theatre Co., Inc. 
Attention: SCRIPTS 
80 N. Queens Ave.  
N. Massapequa, NY. 11758.  
 
*Please send pre-paid postage if you want your script returned.  
 
OR

Email your script in a word-document attachment to:  contact@inspiredartiststheatre.org 

*Please put the word "SCRIPTS" in the subject bar.    

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JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION 
If you wish to audition, take acting classes, learn or expand your 
knowledge in technical theatre, then contact us.  We are here for you.   
We offer acting classes (For Adults and Children 10-15 yrs) and provide 
an On-The-Job-Training program.   
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INSTRUCTORS NEEDED 
If you are an instructor of acting and/ or technical theatre and wish to 
join our organization, please email your resume in a word-document 
attachment to: contact@inspiredartiststheatre.org
*Please put the words "INSTRUCTOR RESUME" in the subject box. 
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HELP SUPPORT OUR THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND 
A new and exciting program that gives opportunities to those artists 
that can not afford college and want to learn a valuable trade in the arts.   
We need your help today!  Please see our "About Us" page for more 
information. 
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COMING SOON . . . CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Theatre dedicated exclusively for children.  Audience participation.  
Parents get in free.  Check back with us later to see dates and times
of upcoming shows. 

If your child wishes to act in one of our children's theatre shows, please 
contact us today at: contact@inspiredartiststheatre.org to request more 
information.




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 VIEWER COMMENTS

This event is a shocking truth. We need to be reminded of the perils of domestic abuse because it will not go away by itself. This show insures      that the audience will never forget.

Very moving thought provoking performance. Even though it was a minimal set with few characters it more than retained my interest.

* We loved the play. The acting was incredible and the actors got the point across about domestic violence. Would recommend this play to             others to see. We will have to say that it is hard to watch because of the abuse because it is very intense, but it makes you appreciate what         you have in your life.

* Heavy, heavy content right from the get-go.  Great acting.

* Extremely sober and powerful play. I was surprised at the depth of the acting. You walk out with parts of it playing through your head.  Theater Extras

* Powerful, disturbing, very well acted, well presented… beautiful people.  Gold Star

I loved it. Intense and extremely well acted. I highly recommend this play! I was spellbound!  Gold Star

Great show, excellent acting. Very disturbing content, violence from beginning to end.  It gives us an insight into domestic violence occurring in     one family, and all negative consequences it brings. This show has a strong message.  Gold Star

It’s a powerful view into the life of someone who has suffered domestic abuse. Gold Star

This is a hard, ugly, disturbing play -- and that's the point. This play will haunt you!  Gold Star

The play was very well acted with a very strong message. This play is a must see, some scenes were disturbing, but this was the intent of the       play, to get the message out...Bravo! Gold Star

It was very extreme. Very abusive. It was a real live story about what happens when people stay in abusive relationships too long. and also why     they can't leave. Gold Star

Intense, difficult to watch but important body of work. Exceptional acting. Thought provoking. Gold Star

Although the subject material is difficult to watch at times, the actors gave wonderful and compelling performances. Gold Star


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The final scene (Music for the first 18 seconds)


  


  










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Carl Nehring, Evan Donnellan, and the Dummy      Carl Nehring, Evan Donnellan and Jordan Hue



         
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Review


Elk's Club Hosts Lively Shakespeare Spoof

The Inspired Artists Theatre Company performs "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" in Massapequa.

The 400 year-old prose of the immortal Bard himself, William Shakespeare, was alive and well recently in Massapequa. Well, sort of.

The Inspired Artists Theatre Company, a group of three actors (Jordan Hue, Carl Nehring, and Evan Donnellan), performed their unique take on Elizabethan theater performing an energetic parody of Shakespeare's work entitled "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)."

Skeeter Boxberger, head of the newly-established company, said in not so subtle fashion that the play is accessible and fun for all.

"It's like Shakespeare for Dummies," he said. "But if you're up on your Shakespeare, you'll get all the little ins-and-outs, too."

"At its heart, the show is very intelligent and well-meaning," actor Carl Nehring added. "It's also a little offensive, but in a good way."

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a fraternal organization dedicated to charitable causes. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the New York chapter's primary charity: Cerebral Palsy.

Richie Smith, the Elk's publicity chairman for the district, went over the other ways they help the community.

"We give out more scholarships than almost anyone- second only to the United States Government," he said. "And we never take a nickel back."

The Elk Club also sponsors drug awareness programs and supports local veterans.

The fundraiser started with a buffet dinner, followed afterwards by the play, which included audience participation.

The first act covered 36 of Shakespeare's plays, and took artistic liberties such as portraying Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, Othello as a rap song, and combining all 16 of The Bard's comedies into one sketch called "The Love Boat Goes to Verona."

The second act focused on a zany adaptation of what many consider to be the shining jewel of Shakespeare's plays: Hamlet.

Sue Tanenbaum was in attendance, and enjoyed the antics of the acting troupe.

"I just like the idea of it," she said of the play. "With everything around here - the city, Jones Beach, Westbury - and yet these guys decided to do Shakespeare. It's different."

Once the second act was completed, the audience was treated to three more renditions of Hamlet: fast, faster, and finally, in reverse.

Afterwards, the company was physically spent. But their effort did not go unappreciated by the audience, who clearly had the time of their lives.

Boxberger expressed that the evening's show was the first step towards realizing his dream.

"I'm trying to establish a theater right here in Massapequa," he said. "I'm scouting locations and applying for grants, doing anything and everything I can to build my way up."

"I want a place here where you can see quality entertainment," Boxberger added. "But I want to focus more on original works, so it's more for the local artists."

Artie Bayen admitted to not being up on his Shakespeare, but he still had a great time. He said that the Elk club should provide more creative events like this one.

"It's something different from anything we've had here in a long time," he said. "It's something you have to listen to, pay attention to, and I'd love to see this troupe here again in the future."

 


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