Saturday, May 16, 2020

"The Invisible Thread" for Primary Stages

I was commissioned by Primary Stages ESPA to write a stand alone monologue for their live streaming event on May 8th @7:00, "50 Shades of Detention." I wrote the piece, "The Invisible Thread," specifically for actress, Thanh Ta. My "prompt" was "Through the Looking Glass--"imagine what our lives will be like one year from now." I decided to use blank verse because of the heightened situation. The piece was directed by Steven Kanner.

To view the monologue, click on the link below. It is located at 1 hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcxCVtCzO5w&feature=youtu.be

                 
THANH TA

STEVEN KANNER                                   

                                   

Monday, February 24, 2020

TRANSFERENCE nominated for Best Play and I won Best Director!

My play TRANSFERENCE just finished a run at The Riant Theatre Strawberry One-Act Festival from 2/12-2/23 at Theatre 54 @Shetler Studios and Theatres. I am happy to say the play was nominated for Best Play and I was honored to be given the Best Director Award.

I couldn't have asked for a better cast: Jay Russell, Angela Pierce, Melissa Hurst and Leanne Cabrera.

It was great to work with The Riant Theater and its Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher.

The cast of TRANSFERENCE with our Lighting Designer, Bruce A! Kraemer.

Happy to win Best Director!

Monday, June 3, 2019

I will be directing my play TECH SUPPORT at 59E59 Theaters!

My time-travel romantic comedy, TECH SUPPORT will have an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters, Theatre C from 8/29-9/21. I will also direct.

I've always admired the shows I've seen at 59E59 and hoped one day I'd work there. That day has come! As this is a curated rental, my company, Chatillion Stage Company will co-produce.

Here is my terrific cast:
Margot White, Mark Lotito, Ryan Avalos, Lauriel Friedman and Leanne Cabrera.

Monday, February 25, 2019

ALL ABOUT HER by Sheila Walsh

I was so excited to direct an evening of staged readings of new one-act plays by Sheila Walsh. Sheila is a wonderful playwright and I was fortunate enough to act in a play of hers, "Oh the Days!" at the Dorset Theatre Festival, a few years back. Two of the actresses in "All About Her"(Melissa Hurst and Virginia Roncetti) were also in that production.

"All About Her" was performed at the Thalia Studio at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway on February 25th @7 pm. The cast included Lauriel Friedman, Melissa Hurst, Angela Pierce and Virginia Roncetti.

From the playwright: "this evening of one-act plays written, directed and acted by women is done with the intention of increasing women's visibility in the theatre." Here, here!


Sheila, Lauriel, DW, Virginia and Melissa.
Angela Pierce

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Gibson Girl

I'm very excited to announce I will be directing "The Gibson Girl" by Mike Amato for FRINGENYC 2018. We have a terrific cast: Mike Amato, Jeannie Dalton, Aurora Leonard, Jeff Paul, Melissa Roth and Jeremy Russial. The show runs from October 13th to October 27th. The Fringe is building our venue for us!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

INTRUDER nominated for 3 Awards at Winterfest!

INTRUDER, by Mark Sickman, a psychological thriller with music, has been nominated for 3 awards at Winterfest New York Theater Festival. I directed and choreographed the show at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W. 26th St. NYC.

Our nominations are as follows:

Best Director: Debra Whitfield
Best Actor:     Robert Newman
Best Singer:   Zöe Johnson

Shabazz Green rounds out the cast. INTRUDER ran January 15th-January 20th, 2018. Here I am with our leading man, Robert Newman.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Steve Martin's "The Underpants"

I am directing the wonderful comedy, "The Underpants," by Steve Martin for The Amateur Comedy Club. The private theatrical club is housed in a landmark building and is part of the charming mews at Sniffen Court, 150 E. 36th St. The show runs February 19th to March 3rd. Steve Martin adapted the play Carl Sternheim wrote in 1910. Our show starts with an original silent movie!

Chris Galiardo and Brittany Dye play potential love interests.