6th Annual International Playwright Festival
The festival is a celebration of new works by playwrights from across the country and around the globe.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 | 8PM
CRYSTAL BALL by Donna Spector (New York) |Directed by Earle "Wes Baldwin"
Playwright Donna Spector was walking down Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and saw a sign “Psychic Readings” in the window of an exotic looking shop and that sparked the idea for CRYSTAL BALL.
SIGNING OFF by Steven Otfinoski (Connecticut) | Directed by Sharon A. Wilcox
Steven Otfinoski is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Squarewrights, a playwrights’ group in Stratford, Connecticut.
NEVER GIVE UP by James Hutchison (Alberta, Canada) | Directed by Katherine Ray
James Hutchison is a playwright focused on comedy, romance, and mystery.
MOUNTAIN LIFE by Stanley Toledo (California) | Directed by Keith Paul
Stanley Toledo’s full-length plays have been produced by the Morgan Opera House in Aurora, New York, and the Las Vegas Little Theatre in Las Vegas.
MARK MY WORMS by Cary Pepper (California)| Directed by Taryn Glasser
Cary Pepper has had work presented throughout the United States and internationally. Cary is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and a four-time contributor to Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays series.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 |8PM
ITALIAN NOW by Charlene A. Donaghy (Connecticut) | Directed by Matt Cornish
Charlene A. Donaghy: productions and awards from New York City to Los Angeles, in Great Britain and Canada. Madison Square Productions holds the Broadway option for Charlene’s The Quadroon and the Dove. Hansen Publishing Group publishes Charlene’s Bones of Home and Other Plays.
SAVING GRACE by Bara Swain (New York) | Directed by Rebecca Russo Ozerhoski
Bara Swain’s plays and films have been performed in over 100 venues in U.S. and abroad. Critical Care, featured in Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres (Oxford U. Press), serves as a key reading for the craft of dialogue. Other publishers include Smith & Kraus, Art Age Press, Applause Books, and Original Works.
MR. ROYS' BICYCLE REPAIR SHOP by Cynthia Chapman (Massachussetts) | Directed by Lucia M. Dressel
Cynthia Chapman is excited to once again have a piece selected for the WTIPF. In 2016, Cynthia was an invited Guest Artist for the 10th Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive. Her full-length play, SkyChef, was a Playwrights’ Center 2014 Core Apprentice Program Finalist. She holds her MFA from Lesley University.
THE MOURNING AFTER by John Ozerhoski (Connecticut) | Directed by Tony Leone
John Ozerhoski has been involved in the local theatre scene since 1995. . He can be heard weekly on the radio as host of FM 97.3 WZBG’s “Backstage with Johnny O”.
A LIGHTER SHADE OF DAVE by Reed Halvorson (South Carolina) | Directed by Sharon A. Wilcox
North Dakota born, Reed Halvorson has called Greenville, SC home for 12 years. An MFA Playwriting graduate from University of Nebraska Omaha, teaches theatre at Christ Church Episcopal School.