Congratulations to Jessica Fleitman!

Posted May 28, 2014 by Robin Rothstein
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ebt congratulates THE AVERAGE SIZE MERMAID playwright, Jessica Fleitman on completing the 2-year BMI program as a lyricist. Jessica was also recently awarded a Tisch School of the Arts Departmental Fellowship at NYU, where she will pursue her MFA in Dramatic Writing beginning Fall 2014!

ebt sees great things down the road for Jessica!

Harrison David Rivers Named Jerome Fellow!

Posted May 23, 2014 by Robin Rothstein
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ebt congratulates Harrison David Rivers for being named a 2014-2015 Jerome Many Voices Fellow!

When Last We Flew flies in to San Diego

Posted May 24, 2012 by Robin Rothstein
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early bird theatricals is thrilled to learn that the award-winning ‘when last we flew’ by Harrison David Rivers will open in San Diego at Diversionary Theatre in November 2012.

The Public Theater Selects Harrison David Rivers!

Posted February 14, 2012 by Robin Rothstein
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Congrats to Harrison David Rivers, author of the award-winning play, ‘when last we flew’ for being accepted into The Public Theater’s 2012-2013 Emerging Writer’s Group!

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THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID Made a Big SPLASH in FringeNYC 2011!

Posted July 2, 2011 by Robin Rothstein
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THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID was one of only several shows highlighted in both NEWSDAY AND  THE VILLAGE VOICE! 

AND LOOK AT WHAT THE CRITICS  AND COLUMNISTS SAID!

“A clever romp!” ~ Michael Musto, The Village Voice

“And be on the lookout for emerging writers like…Jessica Fleitman.” ~ Martin Denton, Downtown Express

“I really liked this show. I can’t stress this enough. It’s easily in my top three festival shows of all time and one of the best pieces I’ve seen in a long time.” ~ Case Aiken, nytheatre.com

“Bottom Line: THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID is a wonderfully written fairy tale about keeping your dignity through the hardships of love ~ Molly Marinik, Theatre Is Easy


early bird theatricals was THRILLED to be a producer along with Mind The Gap Theatre on the smart and quirky comedy, THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID by Jessica Fleitman as part of the The New York International Fringe Festival in August 2011!

The production was directed by Mind The Gap’s Artistic Director, Paula D’Alessandris (The Cleric at 59E59; Under The Blue Sky  at The Kraine) and featured Dawn McGee*, Vinnie Penna*, Erika Meyers, David J. Goldberg, Shannon Munley, and Daniel Cibener. (*Appeared courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.)

The creative team included Costume Designer Ghislaine Sabiti, Lighting Desinger Joyce Liao, Production Stage Manager Katy Moore, Movement Coach, Melissa Riker, Director of Business Development, Dana Fleitman, Graphic Desinger, Chris Espiritu, and Press Representative, Sam Morris.

SHOW DATES:

SAT 8/13 @ 3:15pm

MON 8/15 @ 9:30pm

THR 8/25 @ 6:00pm

FRI 8/26 @ 9:15pm

SAT 8/27 @ 1:00pm

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Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St between Aves A&B

In THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID kindergarten teacher, Miriam Moselle magically transforms into a mermaid and unexpectedly finds herself the figurehead of a feminist movement. But when she begins to fall for an unconventional prince charming, she soon learns that you need to be careful what you fish for…

DAWN McGEE as Miriam Moselle in THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID

 Photo credits: Joe Wehry


WHEN LAST WE FLEW – The Multi-Award Winning Play!

Posted July 20, 2010 by Robin Rothstein
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WINNER! GLAAD MEDIA AWARD! OUTSTANDING NY THEATRE!

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early bird theatricals was proud to be part of the producing team for when last we flew, a reflection on family, love, sexuality, race and personal revelation by Harrison David Rivers! For more information about the play and the FringeNYC production please visit the when last we flew website.

In addition to winning a GLAAD Media Award, when last we flew won awards for OUTSTANDING PLAY and OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE as part of The New York International Fringe Festival and was also one of the few productions that was invited to be a part of the FringeNYC Encore Series!

REVIEWERS RAVED ABOUT when last we flew!

“FOUR STARS!” *  *  *  * Time Out New York

“When Last We Flew” is a thoughtful look at identity, friendship and parenting.” — Wall Street Journal (Fringe Pick!)

“…consistently surprising, frequently hilarious, and quirkily, penetratingly human.” “Go!”Backstage

“With a fully committed cast that includes Tamela Aldridge, Wade Allain-Marcus, Christopher Larkin, Rory Limpede, Allison Mackie, Karen Pittman, and Jon-Michael Reese (who is heartbreaking as our hero, Paul), “When Last We Flew” is a show that just needs to be seen.” nytheatre

“…brought to life here by an ensemble that includes several stand-out performances.” — Theatermania

See the full reviews here:

when last we flew REVIEW ON BACKSTAGE

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OTHER PRESS

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when last we flew “MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE OF 2010!” ON BACKSTAGE.COM

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ABOUT THE PLAY

Before we were human. We were birds. And. We. Were. Magnificent! Inspired by Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, when last we flew is a moving and often humorous look at life in small town America from a contemporary teenage perspective. After stealing his local library’s only (and unread) copy of Angels in America, misfit teenager Paul locks himself in the bathroom and begins reading the landmark play. He soon finds that his life and the lives of those around him in his small Kansas suburb are about to take flight, and over the course of a seemingly ordinary day, extraordinary things start to happen…

when last we flew has received workshops at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, New York Theatre Workshop and the Sundance Theater Lab.

Jon-Michael Reese as Paul

Rory Lipede as Natalie & Allison Mackie as The Angel

Christopher Larkin as Ian

The Producers of 'When Last We Flew' - Robert Carreon, Robin Rothstein, Eric Louie, Anthony Francavilla & Laura Camien (not pictured)

All photos by Karen Rusch