The THE WORLD’S FAIR PLAY FESTIVAL (WFPF) is a presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.
The World's Fair Play Festival celebrates the rich, vibrant history that continues to animate Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the borough of Queens, and more broadly – New York City. The multiplicity of cultures and ideologies that were on display at the World’s Fairs and that populate Queens today will play an integral part in the WFPF. We were thilled to be commissioned to create three short pieces, written by Camilo Almonacid, Jenny Lyn Bader, and J.Stephen Brantley, and directed and interwoven through the evening by Ari Laura Kreith.
Queens Theatre commissioned new plays from celebrated national, international and local playwrights. Participating writers include: Todd Almond Deen Kristoffer Diaz Halley Feiffer Craig Lucas Wendy MacLeod Harrison Rivers Caridad Svich Lauren Yee Theatre 167 —Director: Ari Laura Kreith; Playwrights: Camilo Almonacid, Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley Our contributions to the evening feature Eric Aviles*, Arlene Chico-Lugo*, Alex Kip*, Emma Orelove, and Marshall Spann*. Theatre 167 actors Rajesh Bose* and Imran Sheikh* also appear in the festival. Pictured: Marshall Spann and Alex Kip perform in J.Stephen Brantley's Rendezvous in Space.