HARASSMENT in Play Festival
HARASSMENT, a 10-minute play, was presented in a staged reading at Abingdon Theatre Company’s Moral Dilemma Comedy Benefit Challenge: Series B in New York for 2 performances on October 18, directed by Ruis Wortendyke and featuring Joel Ripka, Adam Swatrz, and Jessica Vera.
Synopsis: Sexual harassment is no laughing matter for corporations who are charged with training their employees on the perils of this sensitive issue. Or is it?
Full-length Play Named Runner-Up
TABLE MANNERS, a full-length play by William Fowkes, was the runner-up for the 2011 New Works Project at T. Schreiber Studio in New York. (TABLE MANNERS has since been re-titled, A FIELD GUIDE TO TABLE MANNERS.)
Synopsis: In restaurants, it’s human nature to stare at strangers at other tables and wonder who they are and what they’re up to. In A Field Guide to Table Manners, the audience eavesdrops on conversations and encounters all around the country and the world (from Chicago to London, Tribeca to Buenos Aires) and gradually comes to see that people want the same things—love and sex, respect and understanding—regardless of what’s on the menu. The play presents eight stories in all, three of which comprise a continuing saga.
MUSEUM PIECE Presented in Ohio
MUSEUM PIECE, a one-act play, was presented at the North Canton Playhouse in North Canton, Ohio for six performances as part of the 5th Annual FROM SCRIPT TO YOU: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, May 6-14, 2011.
MUSEUM PIECE was first presented at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival at the Theater for the New City, New York, April 2010, directed by Wendy Peace and starring Roxann Kraemer, Barry Phillips, and Bradley Reynolds.
Synopsis: In this comedic tale, a disruptive incident at the Museum of Modern Art brings three strangers together one Saturday afternoon.
TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA Presented in New York
TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA, a 10-minute play, was presented at Artistic New Directions’ Eclectic Evening of Shorts (Briefs), March 26-April 3, at Theatre 54 in New York
Synopsis: A man and a woman who meet through a dating website struggle through their first date.
Directed by Wendy Peace
Starring Tony Neil & Corey Tazmania
THE NEXT MOVE Named Winner
THE NEXT MOVE has won the 2010 One-Act Play Competition at the Brevard Little Theatre, Brevard, NC. This play was first presented as a staged reading at the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Octoberfest 2006, starring Nancy Franklin and Ed Setrakian and directed by Wendy Peace. In 2009, it was installed in the Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Archive at Ohio State University.