Thursday, December 25, 2014

IN A GARDEN, a short play for children, to be published by Applause Books

IN A GARDEN, a short children's play with a moral ending, will appear in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books' The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15 in 2015.

SYNOPSIS: Stevie and Tomasina, both around age eight, learn lessons about friendship.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Short comedy CHRISTMAS EVE, MANY YEARS FROM NOW to be produced in London, England in January 2015

Short comedy CHRISTMAS EVE, MANY YEARS FROM NOW will be produced by Bread & Roses, South London (Clapham), England, on Jan. 23rd & 24th, 2015.  The venue is a pub and the series is known as "The Platform." 

SYNOPSIS:  Two-and-a-half thousand years after the Apocalypse, three cave people celebrate Christmas Eve. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Short drama A STATION IN LIFE to be produced in Marietta, Georgia in November 2014

My short drama A STATION IN LIFE will be produced at the Good Works Festival (an intimate black box theatre) in Marietta, Georgia during the first two weekends of November.  

SYNOPSIS:  What does rock & roll mean ten years later to a survivor of The Station nightclub fire in Warwick, Rhode Island in 2003?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Horror play A DOLL'S LIFE to be presented in NYC, Fall 2014

My short horror play “A Doll's Life” will be presented by Thespian Production/Piney Fork Press at Joria Mainstage Theater, 260 W. 36th St., New York City. This is part of a Halloween festival to be performed on October 16 and 18 at 8pm, or on October 17 at 8pm and on October 18 at 3pm, Thursday thru Saturday.

SYNOPSIS:  A little girl thinks her doll is messing with her, but her father doesn't believe her.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reading of THE LOVE SEAT at Clan Na Gael, Connecticut, late October

THE LOVE SEAT, my one-act romantic comedy running about 35 minutes long, will be presented as a reading at Clan Na Gael (an Irish arts center in Stratford, Connecticut) on Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014, at 4:00pm. Two other one-acts will also be presented.

SYNOPSIS: In three vignettes revolving around a love seat, we find out why Toni keeps turning men down; but is the third man the charm?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Girl Play reading at The Women's Theatre Project, Ft. Lauderdale, late June 2014

10-minute script LATE NIGHT WITH MU SHU PORK has been selected for the Girl Play readings by The Women's Theatre Project at the end of June, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

SYNOPSIS:  Over Chinese food, three friends get a little drunk and do some talking.

Weblink for noted Australian playwright Alex Broun

Alex is the author of much-produced short play 10,000 CIGARETTES, as well as many other plays:
Alex Broun

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MY "GATSBY" FIXATION, a short essay, to be published by Silver Birch Press in 2015

My short essay, MY "GATSBY" FIXATION, will be published in an anthology commemorating the 90th anniversary of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel THE GREAT GATSBY, in April 2015, by Silver Birch Press in California.

Fitzgerald's novel had an influence on my teenage ideas of romance and taste in clothes.  This essay, under 1000 words, is an account of that influence. 

THE HORSE, THE RABBIT, THE FOX, & THE ROOSTER to be produced in North Dakota

My short children's play THE HORSE, THE RABBIT, THE FOX, & THE ROOSTER will be performed June 30-July 1-2 in Williston, North Dakota by Youth Education on Stage. Co-producer Jack Dyville.

SYNOPSIS:  Horsey the Horse defends Itty Bitty Rabbit and Chanticleer the Rooster from Foxy the Fox.

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.