Full-Length Play

Manhattānia!

(pronounced "Man-hat-TANE-ee-a")

A Comedy by William Ivor Fowkes

 

Tales of ordinary New Yorkers making unexpected connections. 

 

LENGTH: 100 minutes 

CAST: 2M, 2F (10 characters)

 

SYNOPSIS: An evening of four one-act plays: A man muddles through therapy in THE SESSION. Two women fight for survival on the street in NOT HERE YET. A recluse finally seeks company in THE DAKOTA. Three visitors spend an upsetting afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art in MUSEUM PIECE.

 

 


PRODUCTION HISTORY

 

READING: a reading was presented by Sundog Theatre, Staten Island, NY, 8PM Thursday, October 15, 2015, at Gallerie St. George, 11 Phelps Place, Staten Island, NY.

 

HONOR: named a FINALIST in the Mountain Playhouse 2016 Playwriting Contest, Jennerstown, PA.

 


AN EVENING OF FOUR ONE-ACT PLAYS:


THE SESSION.

 

SYNOPSIS: When a patient finally tells his Upper West Side therapist what’s really on his mind, she doesn’t take it very well.

 

TIME & SETTINGAn afternoon in a therapist’s office on Central Park West.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

2005: PRODUCTION, the Strawberry One-Act Festival, Bernie West Theatre, New York City.

2005: AWARD: Selected as one of 6 finalists out of 40 plays at the Strawberry One-Act Festival, New York City.

2007: PUBLICATION, The Distillery.

2008: HONOR: Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

2018: HONOR: Honorable Mention, 18th Annual New Voices Play Festival, Old Opera House Theatre Company, Charles Town, WV.

 

THE SESSION was expanded into a full-length play, COUPLE OF THE CENTURY by William Ivor Fowkes.

 


NOT HERE YET.

 

SYNOPSIS: Two women fight for survival on the streets of Midtown Manhattan.

 

TIME & SETTING: A summer afternoon at the entrance to a subway station in Midtown.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

2012: PRODUCTION, The Changing of the Season: Autumn One-Acts, Brief Acts Company, a division of Love Creek Productions, New York City.

2013: HONOR: Honorable Mention, 13th Annual New Voices Play Festival, Old Opera House Theatre Company, Charles Town, WV.

2015: HONOR: Finalist, The Warner International Playwrights Festival, Torrington, CT.

2017: RECORDING & PODCAST, Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL.

2018: AUDIO BROADCAST, Atlanta Audio Fringe Festival, presented by Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL.

2019: RECORDING & PODCAST, Petaluma Radio Players, Petaluma, CA.

2020: PUBLICATION, online journal, Fleas on the Dog. 

 


THE DAKOTA.

 

SYNOPSIS: Two worlds collide when an elderly resident of New York's most fabled apartment building entertains his first visitor in years.

 

TIME & SETTING: A summer afternoon in 1999 in the living room of an apartment at The Dakota.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

2005: PRODUCTION, Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City.

2005: AWARD: Best Short Play, Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City.

 

THE DAKOTA was expanded into a full-length play, SCENES FROM THE DAKOTA by William Ivor Fowkes.

 


 

MUSEUM PIECE.

 

SYNOPSIS: Three visitors offer conflicting accounts of a disruptive incident at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

TIME & SETTING: A Saturday afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

2010: PRODUCTION, Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Theatre for a New City, New York City.

2011: PRODUCTION, New Works Festival, North Canton Playhouse, North Canton, OH.

 

MUSEUM PIECE was expanded into a full-length play, MUSEUM LOVERS by William Ivor Fowkes.