Welcome to Original binding productions

Welcome to the offical home of Original Binding Productions, a New York City based production company specializing in developing and producing new works of theater and film.

Searching For Connection Tickets Now On Sale


Original Binding Productions will be debuting material from three original musicals June 20th at 7:30 PM at a one night event in the Planet Connections Festivity. The performance entitled Searching For Connection: A Tom Slot Musical Theatre Review will feature songs and scenes from Tom Slot musicals including his rock opera The Father of Songs, his children's musical Girls Can't Be Superheroes, and his musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dream 70. The performance will take place at the Paradise Factory Theater in New York City and will feature: Lindsey Blackhurst, Victoria Grazioli, Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Josey Miller, Maryellen Molfetta, R. Alex Murray, Claire Nasuti, Meredith Rich, Lauren D. Salvo, Tom Slot, and David Stallings. It wil be Directed by Tom Slot, Assistant Directed by Traci DeAngelis, and Musical Directed by Jessica Slotwinski. Tickets are $18 and are onsale now.

Graceless headed to DC


Original Binding Productions is proud to announce Graceless will have it Washington DC premier this July as part of the 2015 Capital Frindge Festival. The production will run for a limited engament from July 9, 2015 through July 17, 2015 at The Upstairs Logan Fringe Arts Space 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The production will feature:
Josh Krebs as Aaron Berniger
Lauren Salvo as Aria Milton
Elizabeth Pegg as Nancy Berniger
Amanda Rodhe as Grace Thompson

Directed by: Sarah M. Chichester
Lighting Designer: Krystal Wilson
Stage Manager: Krystal Wilson

Performance dates:
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - 8:15 PM
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 - 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - 6:30 PM
Friday, July 17th, 2015 - 7:45 PM

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This production is presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.


A Misummer Night Dream Tickets Now On Sale


Original Binding Productions Presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream At The Queens School of Inquiry (158-40 76th Rd, New York, NY 11366).

Directed by Tom Slot
Assistant Director by Sarah M. Chichester
Fight Direction by Tom Evans
Costume Design by Traci DeAngelis and Victoria Grazioli

Featuring:
Kristi Barron - Traci DeAngelis - Taylor Graves - Victoria Grazioli - Julie Grega - London Griffith - Jeremiah Jurkiewicz - Timothy Licht - Antonio Minino - Alex R. Murray - Claire Nasuti - Cait Newell - Kelly Noll - Maureen O'Boyle - Michael Pichardo - Sharon Pinney - Meredith Rich - Amanda Rodhe - David Stallings - Sarah Sutliff - Nicole Vaccaro

Wed 12/10 7:30 PM
Thurs 12/11 7:30 PM
Fri 12/12 7:30 PM
Sat 12/13 2 PM

join us for a 90 minute version of this classic Shakespearean comedy set in 1969 with a rocking soundtrack and an incredible cast. A portion of all ticket sales will go to St. Jude Children's hospital.



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Vote For my father's ashes



Original Binding Productions is proud to announce our first show of our 2014 will be My Father's Ashes: The Sisters play. This new dramatic work was specifically written for some of OBP talented ladies. My Father's Ashes will be directed by Tom Slot and assistant Directed by Sharon Pinney. The production stars Original Binding Company Members Victoria Grazioli (Farewell To Sanity, Naked Theater 2, Dead Guy) as the sharp-tongued mother, Edithmarie, Claire Nasuti (Farewell To Sanity, Rough Magic) as her oldest daughter, Katie, a struggling single mother, Meredith Rich (The Father of Songs) as the middle daughter, Elizabeth, who was left behind to take care of her aging parents, and Kristi Barron (Dead Guy, Naked Theater) as the youngest daughter, Rachel, a free-spirited lesbian who hasn’t come out to her family.  Rounding out the cast are Milee Bang (Killing Time) as Anna Hung, a lawyer determined to see their father’s last wishes met, Miriam Tabb (Miss Nowhere Diner, Matriarch), as Kira  Durand, Rachel’s best friend, and Santi Rodriguez (Origins, Murder Is My Business­ – Cannes Film Festival) playing their departed father, Dale. My Father's Ashes runs Febuary 27th through March 9th at Theater 54.

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my father's ashes TICKETS ON SALE



Original Binding Productions is proud to announce our first show of our 2014 will be My Father's Ashes: The Sisters play. This new dramatic work was specifically written for some of OBP talented ladies. My Father's Ashes will be directed by Tom Slot and assistant Directed by Sharon Pinney. The production stars Original Binding Company Members Victoria Grazioli (Farewell To Sanity, Naked Theater 2, Dead Guy) as the sharp-tongued mother, Edithmarie, Claire Nasuti (Farewell To Sanity, Rough Magic) as her oldest daughter, Katie, a struggling single mother, Meredith Rich (The Father of Songs) as the middle daughter, Elizabeth, who was left behind to take care of her aging parents, and Kristi Barron (Dead Guy, Naked Theater) as the youngest daughter, Rachel, a free-spirited lesbian who hasn’t come out to her family.  Rounding out the cast are Milee Bang (Killing Time) as Anna Hung, a lawyer determined to see their father’s last wishes met, Miriam Tabb (Miss Nowhere Diner, Matriarch), as Kira  Durand, Rachel’s best friend, and Santi Rodriguez (Origins, Murder Is My Business­ – Cannes Film Festival) playing their departed father, Dale. My Father's Ashes runs Febuary 27th through March 9th at Theater 54.

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Variations Cast announced



Original Binding Productions is proud to announce the cast and crew for Variations On A Cat Call by Jordan Swisher. Variations will be directed by Tom Slot and stage managed by Paul Caron. The cast features Original Binding Associate Members Matthew Dean Wood (Farewell To Sanity, Naked Theater 2) as Greg and Taylor Graves (White Picket Fences, Naked Theater 2) as Lauren. Joining the cast are MTWorks Artistic Director David Stallings (2013 Best Actor Planet Connections Festivity for Farewell To Sanity) as Mike and the talented Hannah Seusy (All's Fair, Like Them) as Danielle. Variations On A Cat Call runs October 9th through 13th at The Bridge Theater. Click here for more information.

naked theater TICKETS ON SALE


Tickets for Naked Theater 2: The Ladies are on sale now! Please note, these plays only feature psychological nudity, not physical. Naked Theater plays August 8 - 11, 2013 at The Access Theater: The Gallery (380 Broadway, New York, NY).

Naked Theater is a festival of new one act plays centered around the theme of being emotionally exposed. This year all the plays are written by female authors and focus on female characters. Featuring the work of Carol Carpenter, Louise Flory, Erin Moughon, and Meredith Rich.

FAREWELL TO SANITY TICKETS ON SALE

Fences Cast At Work
Original Binding Productions is happy to officially announce that tickets are now on sale for Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs written and directed by Tom Slot. Tickets are $18. Get them before they're gone!

Show Times:
Saturday June 1st at 5:30 PM
Wednesday June 5th at 5:30 PM
Saturday June 8th at 8 PM
Tuesday June 11th at 4:00 PM
Sunday June 16th at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21st at 8 PM

OBP BLOG


Original Binding Productions is happy to officially announce we have launched our own blog! Here we will bring you features on our latest shows, preview upcoming plans, behind the scenes sneak peeks, and company interviews! Check it out today!

FAREWELL CAST ANNOUNCED

Fences Cast At Work
Original Binding Productions is happy to officially announce the cast of Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs written and directed by Tom Slot. This dramatic comedy will feature the talents of Rick Apicella, Hannah Dubner*, Tom Edmond Evans*, Matt Golden*, Maryellen Molfetta, R. Alex Murray, Claire Nasuti, Larry Phillips, Sharon Pinney, David Stallings, and Matthew Dean Wood. (*These  Actors are  appearing  courtesy  of  Actors’  Equity Association.) Victoria Grazioli Assistant directs, London Griffith stage manages, and Meredith Rich is the social media director.  Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs runs June 1 - 21 2013 at The Gene Frankel Theatre. Click here for the full schedule. Tickets are $18 and are on sale now!

obp's foolish fete!

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Come hang out with Original Binding Productions for a night of festive foolish fun! Monday, April 1st from 5 PM to 9 PM. Live Music from 6-8pm! Featuring: Tom Slot, Jess Slot, Claire Nasuti, Pete Voakes, Meredith Rich, R. Alex Murray, Kristi Barron, Tatyana Kalko, Paul Caron, and Jeff Warner.

Also featuring:
-Photography by Matthew Cottom
-Raffles
-Slider specials
-Cash bar

$10 suggested donation at the door.

The Backyard Bar
388 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215

white picket fences cast

Fences Cast At Work
We are happy to announce that we have cast White Picket Fences by Tariq Hamami and rehearsals have kicked off! Opening in April, this powerful drama will feature Bill Bria, Enmanuel DeLaRosa, Taylor Graves, R Alex Murray, Samantha Posey, and Kelsey Schelling. White Picket Fences is directed by Tom Edmond Evans and Produced by Tom Slot. Tickets go on sale on March 17th, 2013.

Casting Call

Original Binding Productions is auditioning for the World Premiere of Tariq Hamami's White Picket Fences, an insightful look at the conflict between growing up or growing into the person you are meant to be.

Rehearsals begin March 12th, Performs 4/17-4/21 at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway @ White Street
Casting:
Patrick, 29, former high school baseball star;
Suzanne, 29, Patrick's strong willed fiancee;
Jazmine, 31, their next door neighbor who does not want to grow up;
Peter, 31, her doting yet frustrated husband;
Laurie, 29, a figure from Patrick's past,
Benny, 14, their neighbor and Patrick's protege.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Feb 26th and Wed, Feb 27th at 7:30PM at 36th Street Studios, 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC.
Auditions will be in Room C, and a monitor will sign you in.
Please bring a headshot and resume.
You will be reading from the script.

2013 Season Announced


We are happy to announce our 2013 Season which will feature four new shows. We kick off our season in April with White Picket Fences by Tariq Hamami. This bold new play follows the story of a married couple in New Jersey whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a very pregnant ex-girlfriend.

In June we launch Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs by Tom Slot. This dramatic comedy will be featured as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. It's a dark dramatic comedy centered on Dr. Paul Henley’s psychiatric practice and his own struggle with sanity.

In August we return for a second installment of our one-act play event: Naked Theater 2: The Ladies. Same rules as last year, only this time around all the plays are written by female playwrights.

Then in October we close out the season with Variations On A Cat Call by Jordan Swisher, a powerful exploration of modern gender politics.

Click on the show titles to find out more about each of these exciting new projects.