Short Play Festival - NYC 2021 - June 10 - June 27, 2021

Be Bold Productions

 Meet The Playwrights & Directors 

Week 2


8 Million is the Loneliest Number by Larissa Kruesi


Larissa Kruesi is an actor/writer originally from Virginia. Previous works include: The PERFECT Wedding (SPF 2019), What Would Tina and Amy Do? (The PIT 2017, DC Capital Fringe Festival 2014) and the short films 8 Million is the Loneliest Number (Skyline Indie Film Fest 2019) and Hacker Fairies (LAWIFF, QWFF 2021). Education: BA in Theatre and English from The College of William and Mary, Guildhall School of Music and Drama Summer Session, ESPA at Primary Stages, The New Group, and The PIT. Many thanks to her amazing family and friends for their love and endless support, and a special thanks to her frequent partner-in-crime and best friend, Catie, for always being so encouraging and ready to play!


The Quarantine by Michael Long

Directed by Sharifa Williams


Michael Long is co-author ofThe Molecule of More, an Amazon Top-Ten Bestseller and a #2 Bestseller on Audible. He also won the Neil LaBute New Theater Festival two consecutive years and was a grand-prize finalist in screenwriting at the Slamdance Film Festival. His plays have been featured frequently in this festival and have been chosen five times as audience favorite.


Pizza/Bagel by Genny Yosco


Genny Yosco (PLAYWRIGHT/LILAH) This is Genny's 11th time with the Be Bold Productions' Short Play Festival, and she's thrilled to be back on stage in front of an audience. She recently, with Pizza/Bagel co-star Dillon Herbig, completed a sold-out run of Noises Off at The Vino Theater. She just finished running the Down to Clown festival, and is getting ready to run her third year of the So Many Shakespeares festival. When she's not working hard, she's hardly working. It's all about balance.


Killer Chicken by Jack Rushton

Directed by Steve Marshall


Jack Rushton (PLAYWRIGHT) Forty of Jack’s short plays have been produced at more than 125 Festivals and Workshop sacross the country, including his George’s Radio which won The Andaluz Award at The FusionTheater’s The Seven in 2017 and his Mistranslations which was a 2019 finalist for The National Playwriting Award, City Theatre-Miami, FL. Jack is a member of The Theatre Artist’s Workshop, Norwalk, CT, The Playwright’s Platform, Boston, MA, the founder of The Weekend Writer’s Workshop, Newburyport, MA, and the Director of New Play Programs at The Greenwich Theatre Company, Greenwich, CT. Jack does a little acting, loves directing, and writes whenever he can.


Steve Marshall (DIRECTOR/VOICE) has directed two Academy Award winners,Mickey Rooney and Celeste Holm in the feature film Driving Me Crazy. The Ensemble StudioTheater in NYC produced his play Flowers andChocolates which Steve wrote and directed. As an actor he starred in 79 episodes of The Open Show onCNBC. Steve is also a headline comedian performing regularly in Las Vegas, Florida, and New York Citywhere he lives in Greenwich Village.Steve was raised in Brooklyn New York and attributes that to his personal and internal style of directing.

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