From the Author:
A Procession of Clouds by Lynda Crawford
A woman from Lesotho, Africa, tries to make a difference amidst a terrible time for her people. CO-WINNER, Audience Favorite Award, Unchained Festival 2013
A Session to Remember by Eugene Grygo
A cutting-edge therapist is in love with a client who wants an emergency session with her before he asks his girlfriend to marry him.
WINNER, Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor, Unchained Festival 2013
CO-WINNER, Audience Favorite Award, Unchained Festival 2013
SEMI-FINALIST, The Network’s One-Act Festival in New York, NY, in March and April 2009.
Escape from Garden Grove by Mathilde Dratwa
A troubled teenage girl kidnaps her grandmother from the assisted living facility and attempts to take her to Belgium.
Originally developed by Ingenue Theatre and presented at Public Assembly, New York City in February of 2013. Later that year, the same production was included in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's One Act Play Festival, Variations Theatre Group’s Unchained Festival and the Gallery Players' Black Box Festival.
The Writerby Chip Bolcik
Two people have to deal with the fact that they exist only as characters on the stage, and must decide what is real for them and what is not.
"The Writer" was produced under the name "The Creator" in the 2013 Unchained Festival.
"The Writer" was originally produced at The Fusion Theater in Albuquerque, NM as part of the 2013 "The Seven" new works festival. Original cast included Dorian Roberts as the Man and Andréa Nicole Agosto as the Woman. The production was directed by James Cady and was produced by Dennis Gromelski for the Fusion Theater.
Notes from the playwrights:
Lynda Crawford/A Procession of Clouds
This play was inspired by the work of the Winter/Summer Institute (www.maketheatre.org), which challenges participants to create issue-based, entertaining, and provocative theatre. Much appreciation also to Kelebohile Nkhereanye who guided me in my portrayal of Lesotho and the Basotho culture.
Eugene Grygo/A Session to Remember
My play explores the lengths at which people are willing to go to find and secure a lasting love. My main character has the added burden of trying to help someone she loves marry someone else. I have created a clear conflict for the main character but allowed for many ambiguities, a lot of humor and poignancy. This play requires a cast that is extremely adventurous and willing to explore the full implications of the text. I would also strongly encourage the director and actors to explore during rehearsal the many possibilities for physical and verbal humor as well as the darker edges that this comedy embraces.
Chip Bolcik/The Writer
The Writer has no unusual casting or technical requirements. Meisner-trained actors will especially love this play, but anyone with good training will enjoy doing it. It is suggested that the actors and directors avoid the mistake of playing this piece only for laughs. If you think of this play as two characters with serious, real problems who just happen to speak funny words, you will serve the play well, and the playwright will like you.