a play by Damian Wampler, directed by Angela Astle

Best friends, separated by choice, reunited by fate.

Starts Friday, June 12 for 6 shows at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette.

Showtimes: Friday, June 12, 5:30pm,
Sunday, June 14, 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 17, 4:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 4:00pm
Friday, June 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 28, 1:00pm

Tickets are $18 at http://www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com/

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Nominations:

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event

Outstanding Choreography (Fight or Dance)- Christopher Langner for the Capoeira Choreograhy, Diego Villada for the Fight Choreography, and Patricia Zeccola for the Tango Choreography in Twin Towers

Outstanding Lighting Design - Andy Fritsch for Twin Towers

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event- Kena Anae for the role of Trevor Forde in Twin Towers

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event- Lauren Kelston for the role of Female Ensemble in Twin Towers

Monday, July 13, 2009

Twin Towers has been nominated!

Twin Towers has been nominated for several Planet Connections Theater Festivity Awards!

Come find out who wins:

When: Sunday August 2, 2009

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: The Triad
158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor
(Between Broadway & Columbus Avenue, closer to Broadway)

Price: $10 + 2 drink minimum
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres plus a fabulous show featuring many of our talented artists!

Dress code: Semi-Formal/Casual Dressy
(Frank will be wearing a tux! Oooooooh!)

Join us in a celebration of the 2009 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Awards will be
given out in many acting and technical categories. An exciting and fun
evening of entertainment and celebration of our artists.

Seating capacity limited. This will sell out fast!
Directions to The Triad
Subway: 1, 2, 3, B or C to 72nd Street
Bus: M72 Crosstown Bus to Broadway

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Here is what Frank has to say about the show...

I went to see Twin Towers with nothing but a brief summary: Two guys go their separate ways and meet again a number of years later. When I saw the play, I realized that it's more than that. Twin Towers goes deep into the world of war vs. peace and comes out shining. Damian and Angela did a great job of evoking emotion throughout the play through their script and direction. Not to mention the phenomenal job by the cast! Definitely check this one out. -Frank

Friday, June 19, 2009

Please tell us what you thought of the show!

If you saw a production of Twin Towers, please leave a comment and let us know what you thought. You can also leave a comment at Theatermania


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Update on tickets - only 14 tickets left!

Just to let you all know, there are only 14 tickets left for the show on Friday's show at 7:30. If you want to see the show, please get your tickets early online. www.twintowersplay.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Audience Reaction!

"Twin Towers doesn't just entertain. Wrapped in a love story, the play addresses some serious issues — war, faith, homosexuality, absent parents. The actors share each of their character's struggles in a very real way, but the dance and song keep will keep you upbeat. You know you're watching something special when tango, rap and capoeira are blended into one seamless performance." - Meg

Monday, June 15, 2009

Second Show

We just had our second show and the audience response was very good. I don't want to say, "they laughed, they cried..." but that's pretty much what happened. People had great things to say about the show and the cast is really in their stride now that they know the space and we have a handle on the sound and lights. Just four more shows left! - Damian

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cast Party!

The cast and crew of Twin Towers celebrates a successful first show. Just 5 more to go!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank You

A note from the writer/producer to everyone who made opening night possible:

The opening of TWIN TOWERS at 440 Studios is truly special for me. More than a year ago I started jotting down bits and pieces of dialog I overheard on the subway and in the streets of my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Slowly, a story formed, and the characters took on a life of their own. I started submitting the play to festivals in September of 2008, but I never imagined that my play would every actually get produced. Yet here I am - no, here we are, with a cast of 6, a creative team of more than 10 and a score of friends and family who have helped out. Many others read the play, connected with the message and took on the responsibility of making it come to life, be it by learning lines and playing the parts, sending me books of stamps, buying T-shirts or simply buying a ticket. I'm very thankful to the people who have helped make this possible, I couldn't do it alone, nor would I want to. The fun of this show is seeing people interpret and internalize the work, to connect with the characters, to gte involved and be as enthusiastic about my vision as when I was writing it. I've made great friends with the cast and crew, I've learned about my play and about myself, and my friends and family get to see my art, my vision of the world, in a different way. I truly thank you all for being a part of this. - Damian Wampler

"Now we have a show."

- Overheard on set yesterday, spoken by Angela Astle, director of Twin Towers after the second full dress run through.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What to expect on Friday...

Kena talks about what to expect on Friday when Twin Towers opens at the Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette.


Twin Towers opens tomorrow at the Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette - but what is the play about? Quite simply, it focuses on two young men, Trevor (left, played by Kena Anae) and Jamal. Both fatherless and raised like brothers in the Bronx, the two meet again in their old neighborhood after five years apart. Jamal is returning from 5 years living overseas (which began with Peace Corps service) and Trevor is returning from a second tour of duty in Iraq. Trevor's return sparks a rush of childhood memories and emotions, while they both struggle to contain the feelings that are really inside them. In their youth, the boys were nicknamed the Twin Towers because of their strength and athletic ability, and while the play doesn't directly deal with the terrorist attacks on 9/11, it does confront the social and political issues of the Bush Era as it plays out on real people. Life isn't about the situation you are given, but how you react to the challenges you face. But the play isn't preachy - it uses music, dancing and a Brazillian martial art called Capoiera to move the story forward. Like my playwriting teacher in college said, "Don't be boring!"

For tickets and showtimes, visit www.twintowersplay.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One White Woman - please comment

Twin Towers has an all black cast except for Lauren, who plays the Devil.

Feel free to comment. Or call. - Damian

The Writer Speaks about Angela Astle, director

I talk about how Angela's direction has made my play much much better! Watch.

Tickets and showtimes: http://www.twintowersplay.com/

Kena talks about working with director Angela Astle

More on Kena and the cast at http://www.twintowersplay.com/cast/

Jason wanted to play the part of Trevor Forde...

More on Jason at http://www.twintowersplay.com/cast/

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Here are the lyrics to "Love is a Treasure"

The song is posted on the right hand side. Enjoy.

Your words penetrate me
Armor piercing round
Like a rolling thunder
Recoil at the sound

I yield to your touches
Your fingers they invade
No shield can protect me
From the fate that I have made

Under cover of darkness you take me
To a place where madness will break me
And all my fears I thought over
Come alive in the shadow

Your lips infiltrate me
I fall to the ground
A robber you plunder
The treasure that you’ve found

My defenses are useless
Naked and exposed
To you I surrender
My body and my soul

Under cover of darkness you find me
And in the silence you bind me
And all my fears I thought over
Come alive in the shadow

The curse of your kiss, it blinds me
With a poison I can not cure
And all my fears I thought over
Come alive in the shadow

Kena talks about the friendships on and off the set

More on the cast at http://www.twintowersplay.com/cast/

Jason in Jeans

Jason Hurt, who plays Jamal Jones, is not only an actor but a model as well. We'd like to thank Paul Aarrington for buying an ad in our playbill, promote our star Jason and, well, show you this picture. See all our our cast at http://www.twintowersplay.com/cast/

Monday, June 8, 2009