Village Playwrights Present Staged Reading of 10 Minute Plays

Village Playwrights Present Staged Reading of 10 Minute Plays

The Village Playwrights presents Valentine's Gay -- Romance Our Way, a staged reading of 10 minutes plays on Wednesday February 14, 2018, 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

Jan. 24 -- 2 hours, Cayenne Douglass, The Cost of Need -- A women's relationship with her father causes her to realize that she can't marry her fiancé because her partnership to him has less to do with love and more to do with serving a function, to heal the past wounds caused by her father.
Cayenne Douglass is a New York City based playwright. Plays include, The Architects of Time (Manhattan Repertory Theater and Village Playwrights) If You See Something...(ESPA Primary Stages, Detention Series and The Big Apple Theatre Festival) The Spare Change of Strange Angels (The Living Room Theater and The Driftwood Players) We All Begin Again (Midtown International Theatre Festival) Oh My - Goodness (New Perspectives Theatre) She's an alumni of The New Perspectives Theater Women's Work Lab and The Living Room Theatre Short Play Lab Incubator. She Attended CalArts School of Theater and graduated from Goddard College with a BA in Individualized studies.

February 14 -- Valentine's Gay -- Romance Our Way, staged readings of 7 ten minute plays about LGBTQ romance.
The plays and the playwrights in the festival are:"Making Merri Bi the Ferry" by Glenn Alterman"The Right Time" by Alex Hermans"The Contemplation of Cupid" by John Robert Tillotson "Thank You, Ten!" by Ben M. Jones"Washington Squared" by John Pakkanen"Cancelled" by M. Rowan Meyer "Sexual Harassment" by George Bistransin

February 28 -- 2 hours, Kevin Curley, Answered Prayers -- "Matt, I'm going to leave you." Kate's ultimatum spurs Matt into therapy to save their marriage. In therapy their nuptial agreement not to start a family for seven years becomes an issue as well as the unexpected revelation he was abused as a child.
Kevin Curley's one-act "Your Place or Mine?" was chosen for the 15th Annual Samuel French Short Play Contest. His one act play "Things" was selected by The William Inge Festival 2016 (declined by me because of expenses); His short play, "Brothers" was produced by Stage Door Productions in Fredericksburg, VA in April 2014. His ten-minute play "Improv & Proposition" were heard on Spokane Radio Theatre. Another, "Friendship," was performed in August 2012 at the Lebanon Community Theatre in PA. He has studied acting and holds a master's degree from New York University.

March 14 -- 30 minutes, Michael Rendino
Mike Rendino started writing plays six years ago, when his youngest son turned 18. He now has a c: drive full of long and short plays, with several productions and a first prize at a short play festival under his belt. Recent productions include "Used to be Bonanza" at the Hudson Guild Theater in January 2016, "Crossing" in the Piney Fork Festival in 2014, "Global -Warming", a cautionary tale and first-prize winner at John Chatterton's short play festival and a staged reading of "Jack Rabbits of the Wild Interior", which was performed in the Manhattan Reading Festival in March.

30 minutes, Marguerite Masse, Peacock Sonata
Marguerite Masse is a former acting student of Stella Adler and New York University School of the Arts. She has worked Off and Off-Off Broadway as an actress with Milan Stitt and Olympia Dukakis. She is a freelance journalist and an advertising copywriter. Marguerite is a beginner playwright who has some published poetry with the International Library of Poetry.

60 minutes, Griselda Steiner, DaVINCI'S NEW WORLD ORDER, a Mafia Don, rise above their gangster status,and become revered politicians in the White House.
Griselda Steiner is a playwright, poet, freelance and screenplay writer. Her plays have been read at The Actors Studio, the Page Torn Salon, the Episcopal Actors Guild andthe Woodstock Fringe. Her poems have been published in literary journals and in Scene4 online. She has shown her poetry DVDs in Westbeth and read at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Mexican Consulate, the 92nd St. Tribeca Cafe, St. Johns and The Duplex, NYC. Her feature articles have appeared in The Mailer Review, American Theatre Magazine, Parabola, Filmmakers Newsletter and Scene4 online.

March 28 -- 2 hours, Lora Danley, Who Are You Really? -- Dennis and Chad are in the middle of an argument when Joe shows up at their apartment unexpectedly and then refuses to leave.
Lora Danley is a New York City based playwright who originally hails from Virginia. Her work has been performed as part of the Detention Series at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts, the South Street Players, the Players Centre for the Performing Arts, the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the New York Public Library Equity Play Series, and the Park Slope Gallery Players. In 2017 she was a member of the Living Room Theater's New Play Incubator and her full-length play, "Surprise, Surprise" won third place in the Las Vegas Little Theatre's New Works Competition. She is a participant in the Theater Resources Unlimited 2017/2018 Producer Development and Mentorship Program and the Superhero Clubhouse Eco-Theatre Salon and is a member of the Dramatist Guild. When she's not writing, she can be found teaching chemistry, practicing yoga, training for a marathon, or walking around the city with her camera.

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. Beginners are encouraged and helped. "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."

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