Thursday, March 27, 2014

Production of A MAYFLOWER MEETING, by Martha Patterson, in Maryland in May 2014

Short history-flavored play A MAYFLOWER MEETING will be produced at the Chestertown Tea Party Colonial Festival in association with the Live Playwrights Society on the eastern shore of Maryland in May. 

 It will be "a Revolutionary Theatre preview piece"  and will be performed twice on the evening of May 2nd, 2014.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reading in NYC of short comedy PANDORA'S BOX

My short play PANDORA'S BOX will be part of ANYTHING APRIL WORDS AND WINE Reading Series.
Taking place on: Saturday, April 12 from 7:30-9:30pm
at the F.AC.T. home : BRUCE MITCHELL ROOM of ART/NY, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018.


Monday, February 10, 2014

AFTER THE DISSOLUTION, a play about Belarusians, to be produced by Image Theater, Lowell, Mass.

My short quasi-political drama After the Dissolution has been selected as one of seven short plays to be produced by Image Theater for their Fem Noire event (women playwrights only) on March 28th and 29th, 2014 at The Whistler House Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Founder Jerry Bisantz will be directing the play.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CHANG & HIS MOTHER'S GHOST and AMARILIS to be produced at Rutgers U, New Jersey

This Spring (2014), my short comedy CHANG & HIS MOTHER'S GHOST and 10-minute drama AMARILIS will be produced in a festival of diversity by the Brown Theater Company at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Synopsis of CHANG & HIS MOTHER'S GHOST: Chang meets his Mother’s Ghost 25 years after she died and she gives him advice on his (gay) love life.

Synopsis of AMARILIS: Amarilis, old and living in New Orleans, remembers her husband’s murder during the Parsley Massacre on the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 1937.

Short comedy JOHN, by Martha Patterson, produced in Spokane, Washington

For "Fast & Furious," a celebration of one-minute plays, my short comedy JOHN was produced in Jan.-Feb. 2014 in Spokane, Washington by Stage Left Theater.

SYNOPSIS:  Young John, a would-be poet who is lying on the beach, doesn't like it when his mother calls him in to dinner. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

VICKI, A MEMOIR by Martha Patterson published in The Sheepshead Review

A short essay about my mother, VICKI, A MEMOIR, was published in The Sheepshead Review Journal of Arts & Literature by University of Wisconsin in December 2013. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New play production in Norway by Martha Patterson - AFTER THE DISSOLUTION

A Short Play about Belarusians

Cast: 1W, 1M.  To be presented at the Belarusian Dream Theatre on March 25th, 2014 in Norway, with possible option for production in other European countries.  Play will later be published in a book, proceeds of which go to Amnesty International.

SYNOPSIS:  Natasha and Sergei’s marriage crumbles as they discuss the fall of the Soviet Union.