SERENDIPITOUS Returns To Open-Door Playhouse This Month

During the month of June (Pride Month), Open-Door Playhouse will include in its programming plays that focus on the stories of LGBTQ characters.

By: Jun. 02, 2024
SERENDIPITOUS Returns To Open-Door Playhouse This Month
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Open-Door Playhouse continues to present short plays in podcast form. The Playhouse is reviving a favorite play, Serendipitous, starting June 11, 2024 online at http://opendoorplayhouse.org

During the month of June (Pride Month), Open-Door Playhouse will include in its programming plays that focus on the stories of LGBTQ characters.

In Serendipitous, a septuagenarian gay man and a young gay man find themselves stuck between floors in an office building when an elevator malfunctions. While they're waiting for the elevator to start again, they form a friendship while sharing stories about their lives and about their partners.

Gary Lamb directs Franco Machado and Daamen Krall.

Lawson Caldwell is the playwright. His plays have been produced in Germany as well as in the USA. His previous works include Lavender Shore, Gentleman's Wish, Trophy Husbands, Prince Charming, Diary of a Beauty Queen, Rudy's Cakewalk, and more, He is a member of Dramatists Guild of America and Chicago Dramatists Playwright Network. He is also the author of a popular children's book, Colors Belong to Everyone.

Founded by playwright and filmmaker Bernadette Armstrong, Open-Door Playhouse is a Theater Podcast like the radio dramas of the 1940s and 1950s. The Playhouse launched on September 15, 2020. At the time, Open-Door Playhouse provided Playwrights, Actors and Directors a creative outlet during the shutdown. Since its inception. Open-Door Playhouse has presented Short and One-Act plays from Playwrights across the country and internationally. In 2021 Open-Door Playhouse received a Communicator Award for Content for the Play Custody and in 2023 the play What's Prison Like was nominated for a Webby Award in the Crime & Justice Category.

Plays are produced by Bernadette Armstrong, Sound Engineer is David Peters, sound effects are provided by Audio Jungle, and music from Karaoke Version. All plays are recorded at The Oak House Studio in Altadena, CA.

There's no paywall at the Open-Door Playhouse site, so you could listen to everything for free. Open-Door Playhouse is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and if you would like to support performances of works by new and emerging playwrights, your donation will be gratefully accepted. Your tax-deductible donations help keep our plays on the Podcast Stage. We strive to bring our listeners thoughtful and surprising one-act plays and ten-minute shorts that showcase insightful and new perspectives of the world we share with others. To listen or to donate (or both), go to https://opendoorplayhouse.org



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