written and directed by Paul David Young

With: Ryan Barry*
(*courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

Dramatic love is instantaneous, like Romeo and Juliet. Or like an actor and his audience. Their anonymous encounter happens every night in theaters everywhere. Now it goes live.

Performance Dates and Times
Sat. June 14 at 5 pm, Sun. June 15 at 7 pm, Fri. June 20 at 9 pm, and Sun. June 22 at 5 pm.


The Unchained Theatre Festival
at Chain Theatre, Long Island City, New York

Chain Theatre
21-28 45 RD Long Island City, NY 11101
Subway: 7, E, G, and M to Court Square Station
Just 10 minutes from Manhattan!
(Half block from the 45 RD 7 Train Station, One Block away from PS1)


The Unchained Theatre Festival

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Starring RYAN BARRY*

Ryan Barry* (actor): Off Broadway: In the Summer Pavilion (59E59/NY Fringe Outstanding Excellence In Performance Award), The Last Seder (The Mint), Treasure Island (Irondale), As Wide As I Can See (HERE), The Temp (SoHo Playhouse). Regional: Red (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Clybourne Park (Arkansas Rep) Travesties w/ Sam Waterston (Long Wharf), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Shakespeare and Company), American Buffalo, The Winter’s Tale (Elm Shakespeare Company) and the upcoming site specific Cherry Orchard (Living Room Theatre). Television: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Unforgettable” (CBS). Film: “In The Summer Pavilion”, “All Those Sunflowers”. For SW.

*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Ryan Barry, Bloc Agency


Variations Theatre Group is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Unchained Theatre Festival.

New York, NY, May 28th, 2014 – As part of its commitment to the discovery of fresh voices in the American Theatre, Variations Theatre Group, Inc. (VTG) is proud to present the 2nd -annual Unchained Theatre Festival.

The Unchained Theatre Festival features an original short-performance piece competition with artists from all over the United States of America. VTG Artistic Director Rich Ferraioli said, “We are really excited to get to work with so many new and talented artists. Part of our mission is to provide an opportunity for original works to be showcased and performed. This festival is exactly that outlet!”

Each piece, which vary from 10 minutes to 60 minutes in length, in the competition will be performed four times in the course of three-weeks. Voting by audiences and judges will determine the top pieces, which will then move on to the finals on June 28th, 2014. Awards will be given out for best play, best director, best actress, best actor, and others.

Performances will take place at the Chain Theatre located at 21-28 45th Rd. Long Island City, NY 11101. The festival opens on June 13th, 2014 and runs through June 28th, 2014. Performances are held Wednesday through Friday at 7pm and 9pm. Saturday & Sundays at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm. June 5th through the 22nd.

Tickets are $15.00 for all performances. The closing ceremony/final round tickets are $18.00.

This year's festival features the works of Paul David Young, Ali Kerestly, Rachel Arbeit, Phoebe Farber, David Bellantoni, C.K. Renee, Milena Oda, Eugenie Carabatsos, Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, Colleen Cosgrove, John Spano, Kevin Brofsky, Marc Castle, and Jack Gilhooley