NEWS 2018


A Reading of COFFEE BREAK at the Players Club 

Posted April 2018

 

WHAT: TAKE TEN: AN EVENING OF 10-MINUTE PLAY READINGS BY THE DGPG WRITERS (Dramatists Guild Playwrights Group). Including work by Carol W. Berman, Beth Blatt, Sherry Bokser, Denise Chiarella, Sheila Felberbaum, Jane Flanagan, William Ivor Fowkes, Kate Gill, Susan Laubach, Tajlei Levis, Donald Loftus, & Roberta Pyzel.

WHERE: The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South (E. 20th St.), New York.

WHEN: 7:30PM, Monday April 16, 2018.

 

SYNOPSIS OF COFFEE BREAK: A woman doesn't take it very well when her lover tries to break up with her over coffee. 

 


A Reading of STAGE DIRECTIONS at 

DrekFest 2018 in Chicago

Posted March 2018

 

STAGE DIRECTIONS, a short play by William Ivor Fowkes, is one of four plays to be presented at DrekFest 2018, Stage Left's Annual National Contest for the WORST Ten-Minute Play (i.e., intentionally awful plays that make you laugh). 

WHERE: The CSz Theatre Chicago, 929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SYNOPSIS: An actor confronts a script consisting solely of stage directions.


A Reading of

TABLE MANNERS IN LAKE FOREST 

Posted March 2018

 

 

TABLE MANNERS IN LAKE FOREST, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes, is going to be presented at PIZZA & PLAYS, an evening of cold readings of 10-minute plays at Lucky Jack's Bar & Lounge, 129 Orchard Street, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, 7:30PM, Monday April 16, 2018. Two other playwrights in my writers group at the Dramatists Guild--Beth Blatt and Donald Loftus--are also having plays read that evening.

 

SYNOPSIS: A woman can't decide whether to share her latest news with a gossipy country club friend.

 

 


Monologues Published 

Posted February 2018

 

Performer Stuff, a website for actors that publishes and sells audition materials, has made 11 monologues from 3 full-length plays by William Ivor Fowkes available. The plays include SUNSHINE QUEST (world premiere at the Fresh Fruit Festival 2014), PRIVATE PROPERTY (world premiere upcoming, August 2018, at The Players Ring, Portsmouth, NH, and ALL IN THE FACULTY (published by Dramatists Play Service).

 

PERFORMER STUFF SITE.


A Podcast Production of COFFEE BREAK 

Posted February 2018

 

Panglossian Productions of Williamsburg, VA released a podcast on February 5, 2018 (episode 21) that includes a cold reading of COFFEE BREAK, a 10-munute play by William Ivor Fowkes. COFFEE BREAK is an excerpt from the full-length comedy, THE FIDELITY CLAUSE. 

 

SYNOPSIS: Linda doesn't take it very well when her lover tries to break up with her over coffee.

 

LISTEN HERE


A Reading of THE HUDSON GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS in Indiana.   

Posted February 2018

 

The Faculty Drama Club in Bloomington, IN presented a reading of THE HUDSON GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes, on January 28, 2018.

 

SYNOPSIS: From Chicago to London, Santa Monica, Buenos Aires, and beyond, the friends and family of Michael Hudson--the owner of the Hudson Certified Vacuum Cleaner and Floor Care Company--have a habit of misbehaving in public. Their bad behavior even continues at his funeral, where family secrets are exposed, and the heir to the company is revealed.

 

AN EXCERPT

 


 A Production of

TABLE MANNERS IN HELL'S KITCHEN in Delaware

Posted January 2018

 

TABLE MANNERS IN HELL'S KITCHEN, a 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes, along with an author talkback, is being produced by The Wilmington Film Mob in Wilmington, DE later this year. Date TBA.

 

SYNOPSIS: A straight couple and a gay couple at neighboring tables in a mexican restaurant have different things on their mind.