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September 10, 2010

Celebrated Theater Company Coyote Rep Announces 4th Annual Rising Moon Gala & Fundraiser Wednesday, September 22, From 7-10 Pm At The Players' Club In NYC

Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) to Headline this Special Evening Filled with Broadway Entertainment, Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, Silent & Live Auction

Acclaimed comedian David Lee Nelson will host this exciting star-studded event to assist Coyote REP in raising funds for its upcoming season at the beautiful Players' Club at 16 Gramercy Park in NYC. Five percent of proceeds from ticket sales and the live and silent auction will also benefit the Young Survival Coalition (Young Women United Against Breast Cancer). Coming this Fall, Coyote REP will bring The New Normal, a humorous and passionate play about a young breast cancer survivor, to the Wings Theatre for a limited 2 week run in mid October. Coyote REP's spring plans include continuing its Works in Development Series with a slate of staged readings of new plays by company members. Tickets for the Rising Moon Gala start at $50 ($60 at the door) and are available at www.coyoterep.com or 212.946.1794.

Some exceptional items up for auction include:
* Cynthia Rowley Party Package: Your very own after-hours party with the trimmings at the Cynthia Rowley shop on Bleecker Street. Guests will receive a 20% discount on the Cynthia Rowley collection of women's clothing and accessories. Cynthia will appear at the party to personally style guests and sign books.
* A headshot session with photographer and award winning Broadway actor Colman Domingo (Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange). * 2 tickets for the upcoming Broadway revival of "La Bete" starring David Hyde Pierce for Friday October 8.
* A set of 3 signed scripts by Playwright and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Sarah Ruhl.

COYOTE REP is a not-for-profit theater company launched in 2006, dedicated to the collaborative development of original work which investigates what is mystical and extraordinary in the everyday. They are committed to supporting members' work through innovative means; Recording Sound Plays, Embracing New Media and Producing plays for the stage. A unique theater company that reaches beyond the boards, COYOTE REP strives to become a group focused on process as well as product. They seek new and exciting ways to engage in all aspects of theater and digital media and entertain their audience by channeling the history of the radio into a new existence in their innovative sound plays.
COYOTE REP's first sound play series began in September 2006 with several performances including: girl, Boy at the Window, Patriot Act, and Coyote Rising. The 2007-2008 year brought productions of Deception, The Lone Wolf Series, Stella by Starlight, the cowboy is dying, Spoiled Bea, and a play for the stage, You Got Questions? I Got Answers, by Andrea Caban, which won the New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Solo Performance. The World Premiere of Rebecca Tourino's play, The Naked Eye Planets, premiered at The American Theater of Actor's Chernuchin Theater in March of 2010 with 16 performances and featured several members from the company. Questions My Mother Can't Answer was featured at this year's Fringe Festival, and the much anticipated, The New Normal, directed by Isaac Byrne, is scheduled to premiere at the Wings Theater from October 10-23, 2010. COYOTE REP has received rave reviews for both their sound and stage performances and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and New York Cool, among others. Broadway World says, "This theater company is one to keep an eye on!" Sam Thielman of Backstage called The Naked Eye Planets "Wonderful, redemptive...a cleverly structured, well-performed drama..." Show Business Weekly calls COYOTE REP "an innovative...hip theater company." About Broadway Star Andrew Samonsky Andrew Samonsky recently starred as Lieutenant Joe Cable in the Broadway production of South Pacific at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Other Credits include National: Disney's On the Record (cast recording); Regional: Falsettos opposite Malcolm Gets and Jason Alexander (Actors' Fund), White Christmas (Denver Center), Shenandoah with Scott Bakula (Ford's Theatre), tick, tick...BOOM! (L.A. premiere), Smokey Joe's Café, Into the Woods, Forever Plaid, Once Upon a Mattress; TV: "Guiding Light." Guest soloist in concerts around the country. MFA: UC, Irvine. About VP Boyle VP Boyle wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC. VP currently serves as the creator and Chair of the New York Film Academy's new cutting-edge Musical Theatre & Film Conservatory Program. About Emcee David Lee Nelson David Lee Nelson is a professional standup comedian and actor. His work includes: Silence of Lucky, 78th Street Theatre Lab; Stupid Bitch, EST and St. Marks Church; Regional: Arms and the Man, Hamlet, The Tempest, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Keeping Watch, Lobby Hero (as Director), Piccolo Spoleto. David holds an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and a BA from the College of Charleston.
About Auctioneer Emily Bohannon Emily Bohannon is a playwright and actress originally from Georgia. She has written 9 plays, and recently received an Artists' Fellowship for Playwrighting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
About Young Survival Coalition Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
The 4th Annual Rising Moon Gala & Fundraiser Wednesday, September 22 7-10 PM Dress Casual Elegance The Players' Club 16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003 Subway: 4 or 6 train to 23rd Street
www.coyoterep.org

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