Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Rulers: A Sneak Peek into Rule of 7x7: Holiday Edition

The holidays are here and so is the latest edition of Rule of 7x7! Hosted by The Tank, Rule of 7x7: Holiday Edition will be staged at Standard ToyKraft (722 Metropolitan Ave, BK) on December 18th and December 19th at 8:00pm. And tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

The Rulers 

Name: A.J. Ditty

Hometown: Escondido, CA, the former home of famous steak eatery "Tony's Spunky Steer" which was a restaurant that was real and existed.

Education: NYU

What is your rule?: On page 3-- a bizarre sound cue, followed by silence.

Why did you pick your rule?: It is one day my dream to write a play that consists entirely of bizarre sound cues followed by silence.

Tell us about Rudy: A Christmas Play: It's a play about reindeer, games, and reindeer games. Also, demon babies.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: Some really kickass talented playwrights/actors/directors all banding together to deliver one hell
of a holiday spectacular.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: Because it's an amazing night filled with magic, PBR, and magic PBR.

What is on your holiday wish list?: This is the first Christmas of my entire life where all I really want are socks. Just like, warm, colorful socks. Please, somebody get me some socks.

For more on AJ, visit www.ajditty.com


Name: Andy Gershenzon

Hometown: Glenview, Illinois

Education: University of Illinois

What is your rule?: Someone makes a string of incomprehensible noises with their mouth.

Why did you pick your rule?: No idea. I gave it no thought whatsoever.

Tell us about Act Three: Two gangsters waiting for a guy they've been assigned to kill. It's funny and suspenseful. And extremely well acted.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: Seven one act plays. One of them is about two gangsters waiting for a guy they've been assigned to kill. It's funny and suspenseful. And the actors are absolutely brilliant. And sexy.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: There will be at least two brilliant, sexy actors there.

What is on your holiday wish list?: I have everything I ever wanted.

For more on Andy, visit www.BrooklynWizard.com


Name: Jack Horton Gilbert

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Education: BFA Theatre Performance Ohio University '10

What is your rule?: Each play ends with really bad advice being imparted.

Why did you pick your rule?: 'Cause I've seen enough feel good holiday pieces that end with some great moral. Plus I wanted to see how deranged everyone could be.

Tell us about High Holidays: Classic tale of girl brings home boy to meet the father. Father's on an impressive amount of LSD and amphetamines. Boy and father try and keep it from the girl.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: Unbridled holiday cheer.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: It's hilarious, heart-felt, cheap, and YOU GET A FREE BEER.

What is on your holiday wish list?: Brett Epstein's return to NYC.


Name: Jenny Morris

Hometown: Largo, FL

Education: FSU

What is your rule?: "You know what they say:_____."

Why did you pick your rule?: The options for what "they" say are endless!

Tell us about All I Want For Christmas Is Love Actually: Sisters in Florida at Christmas. It's a perfect show for those who love the movie Love Actually, those who hate the movie, and those who have never seen it.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: Funny, weird, innovative, wonderful ten minute plays with crazy talented actors and directors. And since mistletoe is a rule-- hopefully some good kissin'!

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: It's a fun theatrical holiday party with free beer and lots of laughs!

What is on your holiday wish list?: Hamilton tickets and world peace, both pretty doable.


Name: Donaldo Prescod

Hometown: Boston, MA

Education: MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama, BA in Cinema from SFSU.

What is your rule?: Mistletoe.

Why did you pick your rule?: It's festive and green.

Tell us about Animal Planet Presents: Life At The Watering Hole: It's an observational play on human behavior.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: A night filled with joy.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: When writers are given a challenge, it's fun to see what they come up with creatively. And it never disappoints.

What is on your holiday wish list?: Ugly Christmas sweater, or that Dr. Dreidel.

For more on Donaldo, visit www.donaldoprescod.com


Name: Erika Sheffer

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Syracuse University B.F.A

What is your rule?: A bathing suit.

Why did you pick your rule?: A bathing suit seems like an article of clothing that has the potential for conflict.  Internal or otherwise.  Also, it’s the first thing that popped into my head.

Tell us about Will They/Won't They: Will They/Won’t They is a story about a couple having what turns out to be a highly unusual first date.  They end up questioning their views on love, relationships, marriage, and hope.  But also, there are dick jokes.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: At Rule of 7 x 7, you can expect to see inappropriate Christmas ornaments, hot guy on girl on elf action (Made that up.  Have no idea if you will actually see that).  The promise of peace on earth, of love between all men and finally, you will see joy brought to the masses through the language of THEATRE.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: You should check out Rule of 7 x 7, because it will keep you from spending the night huddled in a dark corner of your apartment, eating ‘nilla wafers, watching old episodes of NYPD Blue.

What is on your holiday wish list?: I want someone to come to my apartment and throw away a third of my belongings.


Name: Kristin Slaney

Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Education: I'm in the third year of my MFA in playwriting at Columbia.

What is your rule?: There is a gaudy Christmas decoration somewhere onstage.

Why did you pick your rule?: Perhaps because there is no shortage of gaudy Christmas decorations everywhere these days?

Tell us about Christmastime Penance: It's about Christmas and break-ups and a world wherein Hugh Grant is being punished for his misdeeds.

What can we expect to see at Rule of 7x7?: Holiday short plays! A bunch of them. Probably funny ones.

Why should we check out Rule of 7x7?: These events are a great way of getting a taste of people's writing voices, I think.

What is on your holiday wish list?: I mostly just want to hang out with my best friend and her tiny baby son. And to be done marking undergraduate composition papers.

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