A Zoom Reading of
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS is not impressed by the prize he wins one night.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WINS A PRIZE, a short play by William Ivor Fowkes, was presented in a live Zoom reading at Plays & Pizza, an evening of 6 short plays, February 7, 2022, 6:30PM EST. Richard MacDonald appears as Tennessee Williams
Visitors to the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris get lost in their thoughts while contemplating a painting. Is this the end of art?
MONET, a 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes, was presented in a livestream broadcast November 6-21, 2021 by Anytime Ensemble Players along with 4 other plays in Shut In But Not Shut Down - Part 2. MONET was the 5th play on the program. (VIRTUAL FIRST DATE by William Ivor Fowkes was presented in the original Shut In But Not Shut Down, November 2020.)
THE NEXT MOVE Recording & Broadcast
Something's not quite right in the home of Donald and Roberta as the elderly couple prepares to entertain company one Sunday afternoon.
THE NEXT MOVE, a One-Act Play by William Ivor Fowkes, was recorded in front of a live audience by Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2017.
A Livestream Production of COUPLE OF THE CENTURY
Looking for love, marriage, and therapy on Central Park West
UNLV Second Stage (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), a student-run theater group, presented a livestream production of COUPLE OF THE CENTURY, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes, on YouTube, April 2-3, 2021. This play was first produced at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York in 2008.
VIRTUAL FIRST DATE
Kyle & Julia meet online during the Covid Crisis and attempt a first date on FaceTime.
VIRTUAL FIRST DATE, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes was presented by Anytime Players Ensemble at Shut in But Not Shut Down, their benefit for the Actors Fund, November, 2020.
A Zoom Reading of
INCIDENT IN CONFERENCE ROOM B
Is this any way to find congressional candidates?
Three candidates for a position find themselves locked in a fight for more than just a job.
INCIDENT IN CONFERENCE ROOM B, a new full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes, was presented in a live Zoom reading on June 15, 2020 by IATI Theater in New York City. INCIDENT IN CONFERENCE ROOM B was one of 10 plays developed at IATI Theater's Cimientos 2020 Play Development Program and presented in readings in June.
INCIDENT IN CONFERENCE ROOM B takes place at the intersection of politics, religion, and the desire for power and influence. It was inspired by David Hume's classic philosophical work, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.
A Zoom Reading of STEAM
Two strangers in a steam room seek more than just sex.
Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco--the longest-running queer theatre in the world--presented a free Staged Reading on ZOOM of STEAM, a one act play written by William Ivor Fowkes, directed by Joe Tally, at 11PM Eastern (8PM Pacific), Saturday, April 18, 2020.Featured Bay Area actors Justin Lopez ("Jeff") and Nick Trengrove ("Kevin").
Here is a video of a student performance of a shortened version of my 10-minute play, THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA. (Note that this is different from my short film, THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA, that is available on Amazon Prime Video. The actors are Peter Mark and Jaylon Kurt from CalArts Actor Showcase.
A photo of Michele Lowe's (3rd from left) excellent class on the Art of Re-Writing at the Dramatists Guild Institute, fall 2020.
The LaBute New Theater Festival (St. Louis, July 2019) presented SISYPHUS & ICARUS: A LOVE STORY, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes. PHOTO ON RIGHT: Neil LaBute - back row center. Fowkes - 2nd from left. Wendy Greenwood (director) - 4th from left. Colleen Backer, who played Libra - center (red hair). Tielere Cheatem, who played Sisyphus - 4th from right (white shirt). (Shane Signorino, who played Icarus, is not in the photo.)
PHOTOS from the excellent production of MISS PEDDY & GRACE, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes, at Silver Spring Stage in Silver Spring, MD. Pictured (right to left): Pauline Griller-Mitchell (director), Meghan Williams Elkins (Caroline Peddy), Harlene Leahy (Grace Butler), William Ivor Fowkes (playwright).
Photos from THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA, a short film produced by Collective NY Films, directed by TS Naylor, and written by William Ivor Fowkes, based on his 10-minute play of the same name. Poster shown on right. Film release upcoming.
The Players' Ring, in Portsmouth, NH produced PRIVATE PROPERTY in their Late Night Series, August 2018.
The line-up of radio plays presented at the Atlanta Audio Fringe Festival, May 28-June 17, 2018, including a recording of NOT HERE YET, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes, by the Radio Theatre Project of St. Petersburg, FL.
TAKE TEN: An Evening of 10-Minute Play Readings by the DGPG Writers. Directed by Gretchen Cryer. The Players Club, New York City, May 23, 2018. (Click on photos.)
Photos of the STILLWATER WRITERS GROUP, a New York City-based writers group loosely affiliated with The Collective NY.
Photos from MUSEUM LOVERS, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes. Harlequin Productions, Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY. Directed by Robert Frame. October 26-November 4, 2017. Cast: Brandon Phelps, Hannah Abrams, Anthony Fethers, Theodore Brill, Marissa Sorber, Julian Sofranko, Marissa Adams, John Exner, Autumn Brewer.
A video from the Pend Oreille Players' production of MUSEUM PIECE #2, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes at their One Act Play Festival. Pend Oreille Players is a community theater in Newport, WA. The director, Millie Brumbaugh, cast the four roles (2m, 2f) with teenage girls.
Photos from Gallery Players' (Brooklyn, NY) production of A REMARKABLE MAN, a One-Act Play by William Ivor Fowkes. June 8-11, 2017, the Black Box New Play Festival. Directed by Kim T. Sharp. Cast: Glenn Beatty (Michael), Jonathan Dauermann (Todd), Arabelle Luke (Becca), Deborah Mangrum-Price (Janet), and Rachel Marcus (Hilary).
Photos from the Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre's 2017 Nor'Eastern Play Writing Contest and Showcase, May 18-20, 2017, where my play, TABLE MANNERS IN CHICAGOLAND, was one of three Winners presented in a staged reading.
Photos from the William Inge Theater Festival in Independence, KS, April 19-22, 2017. Highlights of festival (for me) included a tribute to Beth Henley, a master class by playwright Alice Tuan, and a reading of my one-act play, AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK. (Click on photos for captions.)
TABLE MANNERS IN TRIBECA, starring Whitney Zangarine and Samuel J. Denomy, at Cone Man Running Productions' 2016 Five Minute Mile Festival, Obsidian Theatre, Houston, TX.
A scene from AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK at Gallery Players, Brooklyn, June 16-19, 2016.
Pictured from left: Patricia Lavin, GaryKozak, & Tamara Heisler. The director was Caitlin Wees.
More photos from AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK at Gallery Players, Brooklyn, June 16-19, 2016. Cast: Patricia Lavin, GaryKozak, & Tamara Heisler. The director was Caitlin Wees.
STILLWATER WRITERS--a great group of playwrights loosely affiliated with The Collective NY.
Pictured from left: Greg DePaul, Craig Nobbs, William Ivor Fowkes, Nick DiPierro, Craig McNulty, David A. Miller, Sharon E. "Scoop" Cooper, Hye Yun Park, Pavar Snipe.
Not pictured: Erin Mallon, Dave Hanson, David Thigpen.
New photos 6-21-16:
Pictured from left: William Ivor Fowkes, Pavar Snipe, Erin Mallon, Greg DePaul,Sharon E. "Scoop" Cooper, Nick DiPierro, Craig Nobbs.
Not pictured: Dave Hanson, David Thigpen, Craig McNulty, David A. Miller, Hye Yun Park.
The Collective NY looks back at 2015. (They presented an encore production of my 10-minute play, THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA, in December as part of C:10 Comedy.)
Silver Spring Stage's production of THE NEXT MOVE in Silver Spring, MD, August 20-23, 2015. Pictured: William Fowkes (playwright), Shelley Rochester (Roberta), Lennie Magda (director), and Richard W. Blank (Donald).
The World Premiere of MISS PEDDY & GRACE, a play in One Act by William Fowkes, at the Gallery Players' Black Box New Play Festival, Brooklyn, NY, June 11-14, 2015. Starring Pauline Walsh and Rebecca Smith. Directed by Noel MacDuffie. Click on photos to see full images and captions.
WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOS: Photos from the world premiere of SUNSHINE QUEST at the Fresh Fruit Festival at the Wild Project in New York, July 2014. Click on photos to see full images and captions.
SUNSHINE QUEST, A Play in Two Acts by William Fowkes: REHEARSAL PHOTOS
Camille Mazurek teaches Steve Shoup how to waltz in SUNSHINE QUEST, a Play in Two Acts by William Fowkes that had its world premiere at the Fresh Fruit Festival at the Wild Project in New York City, July 2014.
George Boras gets ready for Western Night in SUNSHINE QUEST, a Play in Two Acts by William Fowkes that had its world premiere at the Fresh Fruit Festival at the Wild Project in New York City, July 2014.
James Meneses plays Brad Hall, assistant manager of the Sunshine Quest Club, where retired gay men go to find...well, whatever possibilities appeal to them, I guess.
CAST & CREW of the world premiere of SUNSHINE QUEST (Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC, July 2014. Click on photos to see full images and captions.
BOOK SIGNING. December 9, 2013. BOOK SIGNING (at the Drama Book Shop at 240 W.40th St. in NYC) and RECEPTION (at the Flute, W.54th St.) for THE COLLECTIVE: 10 ANTHOLOGY, including THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA by William Fowkes. Click on photos to see full images and captions.
THE NEXT MOVE: a Play in One Act by William Fowkes. The Warner International Play Festival, Torrington, CT, October 2013. Directed by Janice Luise-Lutkus. Cast: Ron Dukenski (Donald) and Jandi Hanna (Roberta). Click on photos to see full images and captions.
THE RIVER WRITERS OF MANHATTAN. October 2013. (l.to r.: Andrew Kaplan, Deborah Atherton, William Fowkes. Not shown: Hilary Beckett, Claudia Carlson, Jill Dearman). Photo by Claudia Carlson.
THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA: First Prize Winner, McLean Drama Company's 10-Minute Play Festival. Staged reading presented at the Woolly Mammoth in Washington, DC, September 2013. Click on photos to see full images and captions.
SUNSHINE QUEST: excerpts presented as The Last Nights of Sunshine QUEST at the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Company Playwrights' Lab Festival: Change! at The Playroom, New York City, March 2013. (Photos taken during dress rehearsal curtain call.) Click on photos to see full images and captions.
NOT HERE YET presented at the Producer's Club in New York City: Brief Acts Company (A Division of Love Creek Productions Network) presents The Changing of the Season: Autumn One-Acts, September 2012. (Photos taken during rehearsals.) Click on photos to see full images and captions.
TABLE MANNERS IN BUENOS AIRES (10-minute play) presented at Salve Regina Theatre Arts' New Play Festival, Newport, RI, June 2012. Pictured: the Casino Theater, Newport, RI.
PRIVATE PROPERTY presented at Penobscot Theatre Company's 6th Annual New Works Festival: Northern Writes, Bangor, ME, June 2012. Pictured: actors and director. (Click on photos for details.) Click on photos to see full images and captions.
TABLE MANNERS IN MEXICO CITY presented at American Globe Theatre's 15-Minute Play Festival, New York City, April 2012. Pictured: cast members Roxann Kraemer, Tony Neil, Jessica Vera, and Elly Berke. (Click on photos for details.) Click on photos to see full images and captions.
HARASSMENT (10-minute play) presented at Abingdon Theatre's Moral Dilemma Comedies Benefit Challenge, New York VCity, October 2011. Pictured: the playwrights, actors, and directors of the festival.
THE GERMAN LESSON presented at the Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlabs, Omaha, Nebraska, June 2010. Pictured: cast and director.