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BETTER, CROSSING, 'J. EDGAR HOOVER' and More Set for Village Playwrights, Feb-March 2014

BETTER, CROSSING, 'J. EDGAR HOOVER' and More Set for Village Playwrights, Feb-March 2014

VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS has announced its upcoming events. Details below!

FEB 12-- Matthew Davis -- 2 hours -- "Better", about the affects of child abuse on two couples, one lower class man and woman married, and two men, one sexually anorexic and one a sex addict, and how the child abuse spreads out to all four people and their relationships.

FEB 26 -- Michael Rendino -- 1 hour -- "Crossing"- a mother shocks her son while crossing Queens Boulevard.
MARCH 12 -- Matthew Davis -- 2 hours -- "Dangerous Walk" explores the internal relationship between blown apart childhoods, and both terrorism and fighting it. Four broken men, two CIA agents and two Arabs, use their politics to deal with their demons. Love, being gay, patriotism, and retribution all get entangled, exploded, and left for someone to pick up the pieces.

MARCH 26 -- Steve Gold -- 2 hours -- "The File on J. Edgar Hoover" deals with Hoover's campaign against sexual deviates and his failure to come to terms with his own homosexuality.


George Bistransin's "Curse on Summit Rock" is fun way to teach children about protecting environment. When a greedy developer wants to build a candy store on Central Park's Summit Rock, concerned citizens scare him away by pretending Summit Rock is haunted. With music and audience participation, learn about the history and design features that make Central Park New York's greatest work of art. "Curse on Summit Rock" is part of the Midwinter Madness Festival at the Roy Arias Theater, 300 W. 43rd St., NYC on Feb 21, 6 pm, Feb 22, 11 am andFeb 23, 12:30 pm. For information about the show email or call 614-285-2515. Tickets are $13 with discount code: FriendsFamily

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Join long time Village Playwright Barbara Kahn as she celebrates her 20th anniversary at the Theater for a New City with "Island Girls"-- about the women's penitentiary on Welfare Island in 1927. Happy anniversary, Barbara! For information visit

Sun Dog Theatre seeks short one-act plays the Staten Island Ferries. Plays should be about life on the ferry,with alternate endings where audiences will choose how the voyage concludes. Submit hard copy only. Six authors will receive $100 each and be produced in March 2014. Questions: - Susan Fenley, Producer.

Submissions from Queens playwrights (only) are now being accepted for the Third Piney Fork Press Theater One Act Play Festival, to take place in the summer of 2014 in Queens, New York. Seeking 10 minute plays (no more than 10 pp), preferably with no more than 5 characters. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Basic set requirements. One submission per playwright. No profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee! Please include name, address, telephone number and email address. Seeking actors and directors, too! Deadline: April 1st, 2014. Snail mail: Piney Fork Press Theater Festival, 22-73 43rd Street - JC, Astoria NY 11105.

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Profesional Playwrights Unit seeks new members - The Professional Unit invites committed playwrights from all minorities and others interested in Latino culture to submit their work. Candidates need to have written one or more plays and have a full-length, producible play ready to submit. If you wish to be considered for the Professional Playwrights Unit, please contact Mario Golden by email with your submission attached and your contact information at For more information, visit our PlaywrightsUnit page at or call 212-354-1293.

The Village Playwrights meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 8-10pm at the LGBT Center, at 208 West 13 Street. Suggested contribution for the use of the room: $3.00. If you have any questions or if you would like to reserve time for a reading, call George Bistransin at 614-285-2515.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS: The Village Playwrights meet at 8 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street. Participation is open to all Playwrights and Screenwriters. "This is a place to speak from the heart. This is a place to find one's voice. This is a place to take risks." For information about attending a Village Playwrights' meeting, call 614-285-2515 or e-mail Visit for more.

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