Players Theatre Announces Winners of Short Play Festival ONLY IN NEW YORK

Players Theatre Announces Winners of Short Play Festival ONLY IN NEW YORK

Downtown New York City audiences were treated to a slice of New York life for the past three weeks as 12 playwrights crafted 15 minute plays that told a story unique to the lives and culture of New Yorkers. The Short Play Festival (SPF) is hosted by the Players Theatre three times a year, each festival feature a different theme. The June festival - Only in New York - celebrated its fourth season and honored three playwrights as the best of the week selection chosen by audience vote and three judges. Each of these three writers was awarded a $100 prize.


Week One:
Pigeon by Francesca Mondelli Pazniokas
Directed by Victoria Glock-Molloy

Jess - Emilia Pazniokas
Annie - Claire Mongeau
Kelsey - Francesca Pazniokas

Pigeon focuses on the relationship of three friends living in the fast paced NYC scene while dealing with life after college, careers and partying. It's about finding your way and the friends that help you stay on the path.

Week Two:
Hemingway at the Larchmont by Anne V. Grob
Directed by Sharifa Williams

Stage Manager- Sunita Mukhi
The Poet - Everett O'Neil
Hotel Guest - Shannon Eagen
Famous Dead Writer - Joan D. Saunders

Hemingway at the Larchmont is a story that is a mix of the real and the surreal - a conversation about philosophy, writing and Greenwich Village. Celebrating the rich literary history of the Village and to imagine a metaphorical place where the minds of writers, past and present, might meet.

Week Three:
Making Some Noise by Claudia I. Haas
Directed by: Catherine Lamm

Juliana: Lyndsey Chance
Emma: Maggie Cummings
Nell: Katrina Klein

Making Some Noise, which is dedicated in memory to Arlene Eva Fried, is an attempt to try to sort the nerve endings that still remain raw years after 9/11.

The next short play and musical festival will be Boo!, presented in October with a horror theme. Submissions will open on July 5. More information and applications will be available at:

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