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New American Festival of New Plays


Please note that the schedules and play names vary on different days. Please check the schedule below to see your favorite play or actor

FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS

Congratuations to the semi-finalists
of The New American One Act Plays Contest, 2017!


One Act Plays performed Saturdays December 2

 

Better
by Vince Gatton
with Elise Robertson and Jade Sealey

Hello, Clovis
by T. Sean Steele
with Brendan Brandt and Jeff Kongs

Here
by Jenna Spiwack

with Tiana Randall-Quant and Carly Waldman

In Full Bloom
by Paige Zubel
with Tania Getty and Michael Wolf

I Saw What You Said
by Steven Korbar
with Varda Appleton and Susan Ziegler

Performance Review
by Nedra Pezold Roberts
with Chelsea Brandt and Floyd Lewis

Seldom is Heard
by Mary Steelsmith
with Frannie Morrison, Colette Rutherford and Cesar Sebastian

Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection
by Greg Gould
with Brendan Brandt, Jenny Lerner and Ken Lerner

Waltzing, One, Two, Three
by Lawson Caldwell
with Everett Dailey and Sri Chilukuri

 

TICKETS
Saturday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 9 at 8pm

 


STAGED READINGS

Sunday, December 3, 7pm
Trigger Warnings
by Iris Dauterman
featuring: Chelsea Brandt, Tiana Randall-Quant, Frannie Morrison, Jade Sealey, Carly Waldman, Susan Ziegler

TICKETS

 

Sunday, December 10, 7pm
Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair
by Greg Kalleres
featuring: Brendan Brandt, Chelsea Brandt, Jeff Kongs, Patrick Vest, Floyd Lewis, Ike Amadi, Cesar Sebastian

TICKETS


FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS

Congratuations to the semi-finalists
of The New American One Act Plays Contest, 2017!


One Act Plays performed Saturday, December 9 at 8pm

 

Better
by Vince Gatton
with Elise Robertson and Jade Sealey

Hello, Clovis
by T. Sean Steele
with Brendan Brandt and Jeff Kongs

Here
by Jenna Spiwack
with Tiana Randall-Quant and Carly Waldman

In Full Bloom
by Paige Zubel
with Tania Getty and Michael Wolf

I Saw What You Said
by Steven Korbar
with Varda Appleton and Susan Ziegler

Performance Review
by Nedra Pezold Roberts
with Chelsea Brandt and Floyd Lewis

Seldom is Heard
by Mary Steelsmith
with Frannie Morrison, Colette Rutherford and Cesar Sebastian

Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection
by Greg Gould
with Brendan Brandt, Jenny Lerner and Ken Lerner

 

TICKETS
Saturday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 9 at 8pm

 


STAGED READINGS

Sunday, December 3, 7pm
Trigger Warnings
by Iris Dauterman
featuring: Chelsea Brandt, Tiana Randall-Quant, Frannie Morrison, Jade Sealey, Carly Waldman, Susan Ziegler

TICKETS

 

Sunday, December 10, 7pm
Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair
by Greg Kalleres
featuring: Brendan Brandt, Chelsea Brandt, Jeff Kongs, Patrick Vest, Floyd Lewis, Ike Amadi, Cesar Sebastian

TICKETS

NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL:


Festival of New One Act Plays, Fall 2017


Dates:
Saturday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 9 at 8pm

Venue:
The New American Theatre at Theatre Unlimited

Address: 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Tickets:General Audience: $15

Full Length Play Readings:

Trigger Warnings:
Sunday, December 3, 7pm


Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair,
Sunday, December 10,. 7pm

Venue:
The New American Theatre at Theatre Unlimited

Address: 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Tickets:General Audience: $10

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About the Actors

Iké Amadi Iké  Amadi
Over the past several years, award winning Nigerian actor Iké Amadi has become a prolific talent working with some of the industries biggest names including Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. He currently co-stars on the Emmy winning "Trollhunters" and past credits include Halo 5, Shadow of War and Farpoint as well as narrator of several tv docu-series and a host of tv promos for NFL network, CBS, CW, CNN and more.
Varda Appleton
Varda was recently seen in New American Theatre's  run of Macbeth:Revisited (Sacred Fools Theatre) Other recent Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (Downtown Rep), Opaline (Garage Theatre), Calendar Girls (California Theatre of the Performing Arts), On Golden Pond opposite Salome Jens and Andrew Prine (Glendale Centre Theatre), All About Harold  (Miles Memorial Playhouse), Viva Cristo Rey (San Gabriel Mission Playhouse), Solitaire (Underground Theatre), Washed in the Blood (The Complex). Film: Court of Appeals, Loves Park, Entirely Accidental, Rz-9, Forever, Manifesto. TV: Passions, Arrest & Trial, Crazy Love. Web: Bennington Gothique, Faces.  IMDb page
Brendan Brandt

Brendan Brandt (Dale, in Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection) Member of the New American Studio Ensemble/Literary Coordinator.

With NAT: Macbeth Revisited, Boy’s LifeJulius CaesarA Midsummer Night’s Dream5 Beauties (Green Eyes), MacbethGetting Out, and 9 years of One-Act Festivals (authored Exigence). Other theater- GodspellWild Geese, and Twist in SoCal, and MacbethAssassins, and Equus in Minneapolis. TV: WorkaholicCriminal MindsLast Man StandingWorking ClassClose to Home. Brendan directed the documentary Victor’s Last Class, which has played in festivals in Amsterdam, Kansas City, and Pasadena, on TV in Israel and Slovenia, is coming to theaters in Poland, and is still touring colleges and festivals.  www.victorslastclass.com.

 

Chelsea Brandt

Chelsea Brandt (Charlene in Performance Review)

With The New American Theatre: Macbeth Revisited, Boys’ Life, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, I Never Sang for My Father, The Women. Other credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet US) The Night of the Black Cat, Brigadoon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sound of Music, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and  Oklahoma!. Film & TV: The Drama Club, Boy Talk. She was also a Lead Singer/Dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines.  PCPA Graduate.  Member of The New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.

 

Sri Chulukuri
Member of The New American Studio Ensemble.  Sri Chiukuri is thrilled to be starting his journey with New American Theatre.  His most recent role was in Mousetrap as Giles Ralston at the Long Beach Playhouse. Other favorite roles include Harold Dobbs (Proof), Lysander (Midsummer Night's Dream), and Bellhop (Lend Me A Tenor).  As always, he would like to dedicate his performance to his mom and dad.  

Everett Dailey
Everett Dailey is excited to be performing in his first show as a Member of The New American Theatre. Everett, born and raised in Santa Clara, CA, began acting in the Bay Area as a member of the Foothill College Theatre Conservatory before transferring to Pepperdine University to earn his BA in Theatre. Some of Everett’s favorite roles include Martin in Best Half Foot Forward, Pip and Theo in Three Days of Rain, and Young Scott Joplin in The Tin Pan Alley Rag. Everett would like to dedicate his performance to his parents and his girlfriend for their continued love and support.
Tania Getty
Tania Getty is happy to be a part of another show with New American Theatre, after having played Selina in Loose Ends and participated in prior One-Act Festival. She is also a member of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, where earlier this year she was seen in Cigarettes and Chocolate, The PRT Shakespeare Project, and A Touch of the Poet.  Also at PRT (selected) The Cherry Orchard, Skylight, Closer, Orpheus Descending, Fata Morgana, and Alice Sit-by-the-Fire.  Tania also performs with guerrilla troupe Salty Shakespeare.  Tania studied theatre at the University of Arizona and Goldsmiths College, London.  www.taniagetty.com
Jeff Kongs Jeff Kongs (Lee in Hello Clovis)
Member of the New American Studio Ensemble. Associate Producer with New American. Recent productions with NAT include: Loose EndsBoy’s Life, 5 One Act Festivals. Favorite past film, tv and theatre credits include: Criminal Minds, Rizzoli and Isles, Ask J, Jerry and Tom, Knockout Mouse, Fighting Mr. Right, Searching, and The Insider's Guide To Film School. Jeff is currently serving as a producer and actor on The Carnivore Project, an ambitious film collaboration that his beautiful and talented wife and friends have been creating. Jeff is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Film. A big thank you to his friends for their unmatched support and enthusiasm for all of his art. Without you guys, all of this creation would go unnoticed. www.jeffkongs.com 
Jenny Lerner

Jenny Lerner (Beth in Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection)
Jenny Lerner is thrilled to be doing this one act opposite her father, Ken Lerner. This is the first time they've worked together and she couldn't be more excited! Jenny performed in two previous one act play festivals with the New American Theatre and in NAT's production of "Macbeth" last year. Television credits include "The Middle", "The Mindy Project" and “My Crazy Ex”.  She co-created the “OMG Betch” web-series, a satire about girls from LA (actress, co-writer, producer), and sings in Karen Morrow's Singer's Workshop. Favorite theatre credits include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Cunningham) and “My Fair Lady” (Eliza).  Thank you to Jack for the opportunity!

 

Ken Lerner

Ken Lerner (Phillip in "Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection")
Ken is so happy and proud to be working with his daughter Jenny Lerner, in these one acts. This is the second time he has worked with the New American Theatre, having appeared in the play 63 Trillion in 2015, directed by Steve Zuckerman. Ken this year has also worked with his son Sam Lerner, playing his father on the “Goldbergs” in a recurring role. He has also been seen In “Feud” opposite Jessica Lange. Other credits this year have been This is Us, the Marlon Wayans show, recurring on Days of Our Lives, and two projects that are in post production, The “Neighborhood”( series regular), and” Louisianna Caviar” ( starring oppisite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Richard Dreyfuss.

Ken Lerner has more than 165 television and movies credits, spanning from “Happy Days” to “The Big Bang Theory” with notable roles on such shows as “Friends,” “ER,” “Chicago Hope,” and “Desperate Housewives.” Ken played Principal Flutie in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Lately, heʼs been playing a lot of rabbis and judges. IMDB has the whole story. Kenʼs LA theatre work includes starring at the Pasadena Playhouse in the West Coast premiere of “The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth Lonergan and at Gary Marshallʼs Falcon Theater in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Ken has taught for the last 25 years at his Ken Lerner Studio. Ken directed dual casts of his acting students in the West Coast premier of “Closer” by Patrick Marber at The Stages Theater in Hollywood. He also currently teaches for the New York Film Academy.

Ken dedicates his performance, to his wife Patti, his daughter Jenny and his son Sam.

Floyd Lewis
With The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sam I Am,The Man with the Tiny Head, Getting Out, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, The Test (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Joey (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of The Heart (Great Scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays), Oscar in Another Part of the Forest (Great Scenes from Classic American Plays), Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Great Scenes by Anton Chekhov), Norman in Boys Next Door (Ten Great Scenes). Originally from North Carolina, Floyd is a UCLA graduate and proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble.
Frannie Morrison
Frannie Morrison
This is Frannie's 3rd round of One Acts with The New American Theatre having been in last spring's A SAFER WORLD, which ran along side the company's main stage production of MACBETH where she played Fleance and Macduff's Son. She was also in the summers' Hollywood Fringe show CHIMPSKIN which merited multiple awards from the festival (yay!).She thanks all for coming out and supporting live theater and would like to thank Jack for the opportunities he provides, and her family for their never-ending love and support!
Elise Robertson Elise Robertson
New American Theatre Associate Member 
Elise Robertson splits her creative time between acting and directing.  She appeared in 2015 Oscar nominee American Sniper, and has recently guest-starred on NCIS, Masters of Sex, & American Vandal.  Directing credits include feature film Donner Pass, American Storytellers for PBS, Adventures with Kanga Roddy (for which she received a Northern California directing Emmy) and many plays, including The Women, Sister Cities and Seduced with New American. Favorite stage roles include Emma in Betrayal, Josie in Ourselves Alone, and Masha in The Seagull. She recently appeared as Lady Macduff in NAT's Macbeth Revisited.

 

Colette Rutherford
Collette Rutherford has been seen onstage locally in: Torrance Theatre Company’s One Slight Hitch (Melanie), Infinite Jest’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Georgeanne), Kentwood Players’ An Ideal Husband (Mrs. Chevely), and Repertory East Playhouse’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of the Suicide Club (The Club Secretary), among others.  Favorite roles include: Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Gerta); Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Cassius); Crimes of the Heart (Meg). Collette has trained with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, Second City – Hollywood, and A.C.T. in San Francisco. http://www.colletterutherford.com/
Jade Sealey

Jade Sealey 
Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT:Macbth Revisited. The Number, Julius Caesar, Christina Woodman in the world premiere play Bedfellows, Baltimore in Sister Cities (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Circus Theatricals), Jane in Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry, Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian in The Heiress, Genevieve in Weedwacker, Iphigenia in Iphigenia , Debby in Deconstructing the Torah. Other theatre: Janna in Blind Spots, Ruthie in Tsuris (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Portia in The Author's Voice and Constanze in Amadeus(Steve Dobuzyinski Theatre). Film/TV credits include: “Chasing Eagle Rock,” “How to Cheat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaid #3,” “The Hunger Artist,” “ Cul De Sac” and “Fool's Paradise.” 

Cesar Sebastian
Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT: Macbeth Revisited, A Place That Looks Like Davenport.Born & raised in Texas, Cesar received his BA from the University of Texas. Now in Los Angeles, he is a proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble and is honored to be a part of this production. He is beyond excited to share the stage with his fellow New American Artists and hopes you all enjoy this fine evening of storytelling. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!
Tiana Randall-Quant
Tiana is grateful to be taking part in what she hopes to be the first of many productions with The New American Theatre. A recent UC Berkeley graduate, her goal is to immerse herself in theatre that speaks for the silenced, that tells stories that otherwise would not be heard. Her past work includes playing Veronica Craye in Agatha Christie's "The Hollow" at Theatre Palisades, and Ida Horowicz in "Farragut North" with the Kentwood Players. She is continually thankful for the love of her family, getting her hands on new plays, and "CTRL" by SZA. 
Patrick Vest
Patrick Vest
Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT, he has been in Macbeth Revisited,  Macbeth, The Misanthrope, Seduced, The Circle, Julius Caesar, various one acts and scene nights.  He received his MFA in acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Patrick was recently nominated for best featured actor in Broadway World for his portrayal of David Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias at the Rubicon.  Other favorite roles include Iago, Caliban, Marc Antony, Malvolio, Bottom, Mercutio, and Petruchio. 
Carly Waldman Carly Waldman
With New American Theatre: Mars, Maraya in Loose Ends, Lisa in Boys' LIfe. Carly was born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area. She recently graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Acting. She also received a certificate of Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Some of her favorite Boston credits include Mary’s Wedding (Mary), The Imaginary Invalid (Angelique), Arcadia (Chloe). LAMDA credits: Julius Caesar (Cassius) and The Country Wife (Lady Fidget). Carly is a recent member of the New American Theatre Company. She is thrilled to be working with such a wonderfully dedicated team.
Michael Wolf
Member of The New American Theatre Studio Ensemble. Michael is proud to be making his debut with The New American Theatre. Favorite credits include A Few Good Men (Off Center Theatre), Minding Goodman (Edgemar Theatre) and Cowboy Logic (Ragged Blade Theatre). He studied for four years with Howard Fine spending two years in the Howard Fine Studios Master Class. He also studied voice over technique with Delores Diehl. Michael would like to dedicate this performance to his mother, Susan Levy, who passed last year at this time.



Susan Ziegler
Susan Ziegler (Kathy in I Saw What You Said)
Off-Broadway includes: Oona ; Lurleen (The Public Theatre), Angel City (Miss
Scoons), Suicide in B Flat (Laureen), The Duchess of Malfi (the Duchess). With NAT (company member): Three Sisters (Masha), As You Like It (Rosalind), and The Women (Sylvia Fowler). LA theatre includes: Cheyenne, Mercy Warren’s Tea (The Odyssey Theatre), Sister Cities (World Premiere & Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Recent TV: Search Party, Don’t Trust the B* In Apartment 23, Days Of Our Lives. Recent film: Hello My Name Is Doris, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Sundance), The Foxy Merkins (Sundance) and the soon to be released Wild Nights With Emily. Graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing. For Michael and Oona.
   

About the Playwrights

Lawson Caldwell (Plawright, Waltzing One, Two Three)
Lawson Caldwell's work has been produced in Germany as well as the United States.

A Graduate of the University of North Carolina, Lawson holds a Masters Degree in Theatre and Speech from the University of South Carolina.  Waltzing, One, Two, Three, was a Heideman Award Nominee (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and was produced at the Out Works Festival (Louisiana State University), the Gary Garrison Playwriting Festival (Beaumont, TX) and Notes from the Underground Festival (NYC). 

The play was also selected for a reading by Village Playwrights as part of New York City’s Pride Tribute. Lawson’s play Just That Sort of Day, which premiered in 2016 at Emerald Theatre Company (Memphis, TN), was produced in July by Vermont Pride Theatre (Randolph, VT) and will be produced in March 2018 at Infinity Stage (Washington, DC). A production of Lawson’s play, Lavender Shore, received five award nominations in the Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC) including Outstanding New Script.  The Wisdom Channel, one of Lawson’s earlier plays, was translated and produced by THEATER UNTERM REGENBOGEN (Frankfurt, Germany).   A member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Lawson resides in Charlotte with his husband, Curt, twelve year old Goldendoodle Greta and ten year old Labradoodle Gable.  Please visit Lawson at www.lawsoncaldwell.com.

Iris Dauterman

Iris Dauterman (Playwright, Trigger Warnings)
Iris Dauterman is a playwright from San Luis Obispo, California. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Indiana University, and a BA in Drama from Bennington College. She is a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award whose plays have been workshopped or produced at the Berkshire Fringe Festival, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, Indiana University, Animus Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Campfire Theatre Festival. Iris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Vince Gatton Vince Gatton (Playwright, Better)
Vince Gatton is a New York-based actor and writer. He received a Drama Desk nomination for David Johnston's Candy and Dorothy, and sits on the Board of New York Shakespeare Exchange, with whom he’s appeared in King JohnTitus AndronicusShakesBEER, and The Sonnet Project.  Other notables: SPILL at Ensemble Studio Theatre; Cock and Clean Alternatives at Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca; The House at Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton; I Am My Own Wife and Fully Committed at Barrington Stage; I Am My Own Wife again at Coachella Valley Rep (Desert Star Award Nomination) and Two Turns Theatre Company; and The Temperamentals at New World Stages, standing by for Michael Urie. His short plays IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF HI-Q, HAIR TUCK HALF SMILE, NEON GLOWING NEW, STATUS UPDATE, and BETTER have had readings in mtp’s annual CHERRY PICKING at the Wild Project in NYC; HI-Q was a finalist for the 2015 Short Playwriting Award at City Theatre in Miami; STATUS UPDATE was recently produced as part of Ten Below at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio; and another short, JAM, won Best Play in the 2015 LIC Short Play Festival at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. WAKE, his first full-length play, was a semifinalist for PlayPenn 2016 and Boomerang Theatre’s First Flight 2017, and was a finalist at Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest 2017. Vince once lived the nerd dream by competing on Jeopardy. He didn’t win. www.vincegatton.com
Greg Gould Playwright, Sexy Beth's Giant Dildo Collection
Greg Gould is a Canberra playwright. His short plays have been performed throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, the United States, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the Philippines.
Greg Kalleres
Greg Kalleres (Playwright, Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair)

Greg Kalleres is a playwright and screenwriter living and working in Brooklyn.  Usually next to a large black Labrador with a B-12 deficiency named, Bruce.  Greg’s work has appeared Off Broadway, on PBS, ESPN, The NY Times and many other places.  Or so he says.

His satire about race and advertising, HONKY, was an LA Timesand NY Times Critics’ Pick, for which he received the Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award. The play’s critically acclaimed San Diego Rep production aired nationally on PBS as the pilot for the series OnStage in America.  Greg’s two-character comedy about marriage, A BEAUTIFUL SPELL, was produced at the Royal George in Chicago and later adapted to Arabic and performed to sold-out audiences in Beirut. Recently, Greg adapted the play for podcast with Wondery, starring Jenna Elfman and Bohdi Elfman.

Greg has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Kennedy Center, is a two-time finalist for Playwrights Program at Juilliard and has won top honors at a number of one-act festivals including Samuel French.

Greg has also written and produced commercials for ESPN, Nike, CFDA, Brand Jordan, Budweiser, New York Magazine, Twitter and Google. He was a lead writer on the award-winning “This is SportsCenter” campaign and created ESPN’s Monday Night Football campaign: “Is it Monday Yet?”

Greg is currently in development with Fox on his original comedy pilot, DATE WITH DEATH.  And with Maven Pictures on his original screenplay, OUR CONDOLENCES. Or so he says.

Steven Korbar Steven Korbar (Playwright, I Saw What You Said)
Steven’s full-length and one-act plays have been produced throughout the United States, Canada,the United Kingdom and Australia. His short plays, “Table for Four”, “Mrs. Jansen Isn’t Here Now” and “What are You Going to Be?” have all been published in Smith and Kraus’ “Best Short Plays” series. Other productions include “Hard” at Elephant Stageworks in LA, “Mrs. Jansen...” at The Barrow Group Theatre in NYC, “Yellow” at Pop Culture Theatre in Melbourne, “Mother and Child” at the Fury Theatre, Chicago and “The Disappearance of Small Objects” at the Odyssey Theatre in LA.
Nedra Pezold Roberts
Nedra Pezold Roberts (Playwright, Performance Review)
Nedra Pezold Roberts is an emerging playwright from Atlanta. For several decades she taught English and drama, and her publications in the academic arena included two textbooks (one a critical anthology of plays). Then Nedra chose early retirement to concentrate on writing her own plays instead of teaching those of others. Over the past three years, her new, second career has begun auspiciously, generating a number of productions and staged readings coast to coast. She has also scored in several national competitions, including the Southern Playwrights Competition (2013), AACT NewPlayFest (twice, in 2013 and 2015), and the 2016-17 TNT POPS! New Play Project. Of particular note, the California Stage Company production of The Vanishing Point swept seven Elly Awards, including Best Script, in the 2014 Elly list announced by SARTA, the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (the play is now licensed and published by Dramatic Publishing Company). Nedra is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Working Title Playwrights, and the Atlanta Writers Club. For more information, see her website, www.nedrapezoldroberts.com
Jenna Spiwack Jenna Spiwack (Playwright, Here)
Jenna Spiwack is a New York City based playwright and director. Jenna’s work was last seen in New York Summerfest and The Playwright's Loft. Prior to this she took part in Black Coffee Productions Fresh Grind Festival. Jenna was a Bernard B. Jacobs Intern at New Dramatists and Literary Intern at Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop. Jenna furthers her passion for new play development by directing new work; both her own and that of her peers.
T. Sean Steele
T. Sean Steele (Playwright, Hello Clovis)
T. Sean Steele is a novelist and playwright. His first book, Tacky Goblin, a relentlessly surreal chronicle of two siblings--brother and sister--sharing an apartment, is forthcoming from Unnamed Press. 
Mary Steelsmith Mary Steelsmith (Playwright, Seldom is Heard)

Mary grew up in Boise, Idaho, two cow fields away from the Broadway Drive-In movie theater. Her work has been produced in the United States and internationally.

“Isaac, I am, ” a sordid tale, of love, life death and AOL, won the Helford Prize, giving her the distinction of being the only woman given the honor. It is an official selection in the Women Playwrights International Conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden,

Mary’s ten minute play, “HAPPY AND GAY,” the tale of two women stressing over how to decorate their church’s fellowship hall for its for same-sex wedding, won the Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition. It is becoming popular in short play festivals around the United States.

“THE OLD MAN AND THE SEED” placed first in the Hewlett Packard Action Theatre contest in Singapore. Mary had entered the contest, hoping to score some toner for her HP printer. Instead, she was delighted to learn first prize included the trip of a lifetime, to Singapore where she saw her play produced.

Mary is a member of the International Centre of Women Playwrights, and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. She is married to the dashing Steve Lee and owned by two cats.

Paige Zubel

Paige Zubel (Playwright, In Full Bloom)
Paige Zubel is a Philadelphia-based playwright, dramaturg, and producer. Her plays have been producer internationally, with notable productions in her hometown of Houston, TX (go 'Stros!) ($12.50/Hour, Sunday Flowers), New York City (Gel Us, The Pull of the Moon), and Scotland (Under Covers). Her plays and prose have been published by One Act Play Depot, Every Day Fiction, and Hashtag Queer. Most recently, her full length play A String Between Man and the World was selected as What If? Productions' Best New Play and will receive its world premiere in 2018. She is Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in Clark Park, a season apprentice at InterAct Theatre Company, and a member of The Foundry, a Philadelphia emerging playwrights' lab. For more: paigezubel.com

 
 

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