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Self Aware Series, August 2011

GOLIATH  by Chad Chenail

 

Goliath is a modern adaptation of a Norwegian folktale entitled "The Boy Who Found Fear At Last". After his grandmother refuses to let him go to public school because she is afraid of what the outside world will do to him, 9 year old David decides to sneak out after his grandmother goes to bed to find what fear looks like. Along the way he solves the problems of four New York City adults who have unknowingly let fear control their lives.

 

THE REAL LIFE  by Phillip Mutz

 

The lines between TV and reality are blurred when former reality TV star Andrew finds himself

hearing the voice of a TV producer directing his life. Adopting a fast-paced, quick-witted,

dialogue-driven tone, The Real Life is a comedy for the tech-savvy, Facebook-loving audience of

today. The piece is directed by Phillip Fazio.

 

MANCHILD  by Andre Jermaine Ford

 

MANChild is a play about choice. The ability to make decisions when you feel empowered to or not and what you are willing to use in order to get what you want. The story begins when Admirer comes upon a potential lover on an inner city street corner. As he glances upon this male Adonis of color, he begins to contemplate the current life story of the man he admires. He lyrically investigates the rumors of how MANChild is a lover of both men and women. But is the love that MANChild gives, a love that is given freely or one that he sells in order to survive the only way he knows how?

 

BAD ROMANCE: THE MUSICAL  by Brett Temple

 

Bad Romance: The Musical is based on the music of Lady Gaga. When Phonoi the spirit of murder

and death is ordered to kill all of the mortals in bad romances, trouble starts. Philophrosyne, the

spirit of friendliness and welcome, comes upon Phonoi killing mortals she questions his actions.

He explains to her that Aphrodite made the world balanced so every woman has her own man.

And that he must kill the people who are in "bad romances". Once the spirits are turned mortal,

the fun really begins.

 

WHAT WE BURY  by Shannon Deep*

 

Jake and Vince carry on a tenuous and secretive romantic relationship in college. After Vince

meets and marries Jake’s childhood best friend Darcy, both men are forced to pretend nothing

ever happened—that is, until Darcy and Vince contact him out of the blue several years later

to ask for his help.

 

*Play selected to be developed and mentored by Identity Theater Co. and presented again.

BORN THIS WAY  by Nicholas Linnehan

 

Born This Way is a one act play inspired by the painting of Dumbo Squid by Robert Claude

Fundis. This play channels the struggle of an all American football star who is hiding a

secret. Through laughter and Tears those who love him the most battle their own feelings

to try to find acceptance and love. Born This Way asks; How far would you go to find your

true self?

 

THE COST OF EDUCATION  by Mathew Nicholson

 

Summit Matthews and Hayden Daniels explore the complexities of the student/professor

relationship as they assess the true cost of their education in one final mind-bending

lecture.

 

DOWN THIS ROAD  by Rori Nogee

 

Jett, once an "almost" rockstar, now finds herself settled into an unsettling suburban life

with her strait-laced husband, Greg, and one year old daughter. Her world is shaken up

by her biggest fan, Chloe, who is now herself a commercially successful singer. Chloe

arrives at Jett's house under the guise of working with Greg on her touring campaign.

However, Chloe has hidden motives that threaten to tear apart Jett's family, while Jett

has some secrets of her own. When the truth surfaces, Jett must decide whether she

believes in responsibility or freedom, fate or free will.

 

50 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FRANK  by Gaspare DiBlase

 

The Stampoli's are your typical Italian American family living in Brooklyn New York in

the year 2009. We meet Frank, the son of John and Josephine Stampoli, a twenty-year-old

young man strugglingto find himself, due to the complexities of being gay in a not so

contemporary family. Frank searches for himself through his first encounter with love and

heartbreak while dealing with his over-protective mother, a father straight from Sicily with

religious and political beliefs so different from his own, while still trying to maintain a friendship with Nadine, a high school friend. Frank is ultimately put to the test when he has to succumb to letting go of Anthony, his first love. Here we see a family, a friend, and lovers evolve through laughter, love and many heart wrenching moments, while coming to terms with their own truths.

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Self Discovery Series, June 2013

MIXED MESSAGES by Anton Spivack

 

RED SKY/YELLOW SUN by Monica Trausch

 

DARLING by Erika Jenko

 

PERFECT by Sheila Griffin

 

INHERITANCE by Regina Robbins

 

THE SPOT by Michael Griffo

 

MARGOT by Chad Riley

 

H... by Megan Minutillo

 

A SONG I FORGOT TO SING by Rob Rosiello

 

THE JOYS OF PREGNANCY by Laura McKellar

 

CONSENT by Frank J. Avella

 

ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner*

 

*Benefit performance for artists going to teach theater to 3rd world nation children

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Reading Series IV: Self Reflection November 2014

THE STARS OF LUBOVNA by Nicholas Linnehan

 

QUICK CHANGE by Ali Viterbi

 

ARCHAEOLOGY by Sam Hood Adrain

 

IMAGINE LAUGHTER by Tobi Lee Sigon

 

JOANIE by Hannah D. Scott

 

IT'S NOT MY DECISION by Wolf C.R

 

HOLY NAME by Michael Eichler

 

WHEN OCTOBER GOES by Ross Hewitt

 

L.A. UNIFIED by David Newer

 

MAKING A SCENE by Jack G Hyman

 

BOYMAN VS. THE GREEN VEIL by Wes Seals

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