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Blacksheep


BLACKSHEEP

One-Act Play. (2F)

Sisters from a "one-percent" family clash heads when one becomes heavily involved in Occupy Wall Street.


Off-Broadway Premiere

2016 Actors Studio Drama School Reparatory Season. Dir - Chelsea B. Lockie. Featuring Mia Christo and Kathleen Simmonds

Set Design: Shawn Lewis. Lighting Design: Derek Van Heel. Sound Design: Sean Hagerty. Projection Design: Dan Scully. Props Design: Brittany Loesch. Costume Designer: David "DW" Withrow. Scenic Painter: Russell Stadler. Photos by Scott Wynn. Special thanks to Ken Urso.

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Little Machine


Little Machine


LITTLE MACHINE

AVAILABLE FOR WORLD PREMIERE

Full-Length Comedy (2M, 3F, 1M or F)

Space... a Martian transport carrying secret government cargo is hijacked by the cutest assassin in the universe. Everybody dies in this sci-fi comedy.

TheatreEast's Artistic Director Judson Jones described Little Machine as "one of the most vibrant, raucous satires I've heard in a long time. Smart, perfectly irreverent, and undeniably relevant. Maldonado has a voice that needs to be heard."

 


Theatre East @ Bronx Brewery

LITTLE MACHINE kicked off the first inaugural BOOGIE DOWN & LOUD Reading Series at The Bronx Brewery, May 26th 2017. All seven original cast members from the Actors Studio Drama School returned for an encore performance. 


Actors Studio Drama School

Staged Reading at Actors' Studio Drama School @ Pace University.

February 27th 2016, 4PM. Dir - Bianca Puorto. Featuring Elsbeth Denman, Jeff Gorcyca, Grant Harvey, Geoffrey Hymers, Laura Kay, Shelby Wong, and Yha Mourhia Wright. Original music by Jeff Gorcyca.

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Wimberley


Wimberley


WIMBERLEY

One-Act Play (2M)

Set in a small Texas town, WIMBERLEY explores the boundaries of friendship between two former football players after the glories of high school are over.


Film

A film adaptation of Wimberley is currently in pre-production. It will be shot on location in the Texas Hill Country directed by Bianca Puorto and Starring Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant.


Midtown International Theatre Festival: Fall 2016

WINNER! OUTSTANDING DIRECTION!

Directed by Michael Blatt & Bianca Puorto. Starring Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant

Workshop production at ASDS

Originally developed in the Actors Studio Drama School PDU unit with the working title Hole (or Morning Song),  Wimberley received a workshop production open exclusively to members of the ASDS community. Directed by Michael Blatt, starring Peter Ferraiolo and Josh Trant.

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Eggs


Eggs


EGGS

Full-Length Play (1M, 1F)

When street-smart Lydia is up against a wall with bills to pay and a visa in jeopardy, she comes up with a last-ditch plan to stay in New York City: Enter the illegal surrogacy racket. If only she could convince her live-in boyfriend Troy to be cool with her carrying another man's baby...


Staged Reading at St. Francis College

An updated version of 'Eggs' was presented thanks to a fellowship from St. Francis College in May 2017.  The reading was directed by Bianca Puorto and featured performances by Kim Rios Lin and Gerrard James


Label Gray

Produced in 2013 by Label Gray at MUT! Theatre, Hamburg Germany, and as part of the Interkultural Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Received second run at the MUT! Theatre, Hamburg, Germany in 2014.

A review in Begegung der Kulturen says: "The problems of being an outsider brought to a head... Eggs portrays a woman in an extreme situation and the director Rayka Kobiella has a sharp and almost aggressive directorial style. [Lydia] is a tough fighter and Miriam Ibrahim sweeps forcefully across the stage." [translated from the German text].

This production also was reviewed at Hamburgtheater.de. (German language.) "JRM tells the rich, multifaceted story of Lydia and Troy at a quick pace in 'Eggs', this year's opening piece in the Eigenarten Festival."

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In The Basement


In The Basement


IN THE BASEMENT

One-Act Play. (3F)

The perfect basement apartment in Williamsburg may be too good to be true after all.


TheatreEast 5x5 Drama Series

Theatre East 5x5 Drama Series. Dir. Daniel Hasse. Featuring Emily Verla, Kelsey Sheppard, and Rachel Caplan

Emily Verla and Kelsey Sheppard in TheatreEast's Manhattan performance of IN THE BASEMENT.

Emily Verla and Kelsey Sheppard in TheatreEast's Manhattan performance of IN THE BASEMENT.


WINNER - 2nd Prize

Dir - Chelsea Lockie. Featuring Shelby Wong, Melody Wilson and Jeannine Scarpino. 

Nuance Theatre Nu. 10 Play Festival

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Real Life


Real Life


REAL LIFE

 

Ten-Minute Play. (1M, 1F)

A teenage pseudo-hippie tries to convince the Walmart employee she just got fired to run away with her to New Mexico.

Produced by the First Look Theatre company in 2006.

Real Life appears in full in Gary Garrison's book, A (More) Perfect 10: Writing and Producing the 10 Minute Play. Available to purchase at The Drama Book Shop and Amazon.com. 

 
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Muses


Muses


MUSES

AVAILABLE FOR WORLD PREMIERE

Synopsis

Full Length Play. (1M, 3F)

After publishing his first short story, an aspiring author becomes infatuated with a 15-year-old girl. Convinced that she is the Muse that will inspire him to write a great novel, he disappears with her, leaving his wife and sister to figure out what to do about his secret.


READINGS

Staged Reading, 2013. TheatreEast.

Staged Reading, 2012. Theatre Lab.