2023-2024 Season

Confetti Fest XIX
Confetti Stage is excited to announce the line-up for this year’s Confetti Fest, our annual festival of locally written one act plays:

“The Irish Play” by William Daisak

Brendan, an Irish playwright, is excited that his play will be opening in New York, and meets up with the director. But he soon finds that the director’s vision of the play is very different than Brendan’s sophisticated modern Irish drama. Instead, it is slated for step dancing, heavy drinking, brawls, and maybe even an appearance by Celtic Women. Plus, it might be set in Scotland, but at this point, who cares?

“Christmas Newsletter” by Peter Marino

Ralph Smith is assigned the task of writing the family holiday newsletter this year. The temptation to spill his many secrets in an authentic but brutal Christmas message may overpower him.

“Last Stop” by Vincent James and Sean T. Baldwin

3 newly departed souls arrive in Heaven where they meet Lilith, Lucifer, and God, and learn that death was not the end of their journey.

“The Other Paris” by Matt Reichel

When their sister unexpectedly dies, Audrey and Sophie are tasked with fulfilling her dying wish to be thrown from the top of the Eiffel Tower. The only problem: their sister never specified which one.

Auditions will be held on August 21 and 22 at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207. Sign-ins begin at 6:30 with a 7:00 start. Actors are asked to bring a one minute monologue and prepare to read from sides.

Performances will be October 6-8 and 12-15 at the Albany Masonic Temple. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, with 2:00 PM Sunday matinees.

Confetti Stage is proud to present the premiere of “MacWreck!” by Laura Darling (with contributions by William Shakespeare)

What happens when a struggling theatre company attempts to put on Shakespeare’s most cursed play? With everything on the line, the company must pull off a show stopping performance despite maddingly impossible odds, no budget, missing props, and maybe even a ghost! This meta theatre comedy shows the real life madness behind the curtain with real life laughs!

“MacWreck” will be performed inside the Meeting House at the Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211. Audience members are asked to bring a folding chair for seating.

Performances were July 14-16 and 20-23,

Courtesy of Price Chopper and Stewarts Shops, OUR THURSDAY PERFORMANCE WAS FREE!

Poster by Rachel Stewart

She Kills Monsters
Confetti Stage is excited to announce its production of Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters”!

Agnes Evans is a completely average woman who strives to be nothing but average until the day she wishes her life was a little less boring. Her wish unfortunately comes true when her family, including her younger sister Tilly, dies in a car crash. Agnes was never close to Tilly due to the fact they were interested in completely different things; Agnes loved mainstream pop culture, while Tilly had a passion for everything classified as nerdy or geeky, with a special love for Dungeons and Dragons. As Agnes is cleaning and packing Tilly’s room in order to move everything to her place, she finds a module Tilly had written for D&D. In order to get closer to the sister she never really knew, Agnes embarks on her own adventure with the help of Dungeon Master Chuck to play the game as Tilly designed. As she delves deeper into her quest, the fantasy world and reality begin to collide and mix as Agnes searches to connect with Tilly and realizes how much of her sister she never knew.

“She Kills Monsters” features Sydney Davis, Alex Grandin, Kassidi Jarvis, Leah John, Vincent James Lounello, Vinny Miranda, Jay Pascual, Siobhan Shea, Ash Visker, and Molly Waters. It is directed by Sean T. Baldwin, assisted by Marissa Lounello. Stage managers are Ivy Kos and Mathena Rush.

“She Kills Monsters” runs March 24-26 and March 30-April 2. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with 2 PM Sunday matinees.

All performances will be held at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for children and students with valid ID, and $8 per person for groups of 8 or more. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://lnkd.in/di8U-7vg.

Please note that masks will be required for all attendees. “She Kills Monsters” contains discussions and depictions of bullying throughout.

Poster design by Rory Alexa.