Pluck the Day, a new searing comedy, is set on a sun-drenched, emotionally challenged parcel of the West Texas landscape. Here, three friends are held captive by apathy, fear and addiction awaiting a savior.

Enter April.

Produced by Danny Skinner and Lucy Sheftall
Written by Steven Walters
Directed by Michael O\'Donnell
Starring Jake Keefe, Chris Dallau, Lucy Sheftall, and Danny Skinner

"Pluck the Day" will be performed in the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors.
American Theatre of Actors
314 W. 54th Street
NYC, NY 10019
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Performances for the limited engagement run of “Pluck the Day” start September 8th.
Box Office Information Coming Soon!

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So what is "The Araca Project"?

Fostering and emboldening young artists

The objective of The Araca Project is to foster the emerging artist\'s entrepreneurial spirit. Selected artists will be offered an opportunity to produce their work in an Off-Broadway venue. The goal is to give artists a pride of ownership in their careers by providing a forum which both manifests their artistic visions as well as galvanizes classroom theory with real-world action.

By founding The Araca Project, The Araca Group joins Syracuse University in its commitment to early career development. In its inaugural season, eligible candidates for The Araca Project are SU graduates from the classes of \'07, \'08, \'09, \'10 and \'11. In June 2011, three selected works will advance to a two-week Producing Intensive, where artists will participate in workshops in such areas as general management, publicity, press, marketing, and technical direction. The Producing Intensive will culminate during the fall of 2011, when the selected artists will produce their work at The American Theatre for Actors in New York City.

Through The Araca Project, artists will take initiative and assume the responsibility of a producer, including: securing production rights from an author; casting; rehearsing; assembling design elements; raising capital; engaging a creative team; loading in and out a physical production; budgeting; marketing; and maintaining a box office/ticketing system.

By giving artists the opportunity to take on the full artistic and fiscal responsibilities of producing their work Off-Broadway, The Araca Project will endeavor to embolden these artists to recognize the power of the entrepreneurial spirit in shaping one’s artistic destiny.

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