KUBBI directs a staged reading of ‘BALDWINS’ NI$$ER’ for the Sixth Festival, Balance Arts Ctr, 151 W 30, 3rd Flr, Sat Jun 10 @ 7p - INFO
FRANK BOWMAN will be featured in ‘THE BREAKING POINT’, 1 of 2 One-Acts being presented on Zoom by JT & Brown & Brown’s Prods, Sat Jun 10 @ 7p EDT w/Q&A after; (Encore Sun Jun 11 @ 2p EDT) - FREE (Donations accepted) - INFO
LINDA PALLOTTA’ ‘PRIME RIB WEDDING” chosen as 1 of 8 winners in the Jun 2023 10-min plays VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS PRIDE FESTIVAL (w/ Sharlene, Bernard, Mark G., Michael B., Miriam, Tennille, Matt P) Jun 12, 7-9pm. - INFO
JESSICA FEDER-BIRNBAUM’ ‘TOPPINGS AND SIDES’ & J LOIS DIAMOND’ ‘OPEN PALMS’ are part of a FREE evening of Monos thru Honor Roll! & Proj Y Theatre 8th annual WIT Festival, celebrating women playwrights over 40, A.R.T./NY Theatres, 502 W 53, Wed Jun 14 @ 730p - INFO
MARK CUNNINGHAM will be in 2 of 6 One-Acts @ ‘THE MARSHALL PLAYWRIGHTS SHOWCASE’ thru Players Guild of Leonia, Leonia NJ, Jun 16-18 - - INFO ARTICLE
LAUREN PRODA will be featured in Arthur Miller’ ‘ALL MY SONS’ @ Star-Royale Theatre in Pompton Lks NJ, Jun 16-25 - INFO
“When the Moon Dances on the Water,” by
PAUL K. SMITH will be a Zoom-style reading from Indianapolis, Thurs Jun 22 @ 7pm EDT. Link TBA - OTHER INFO
"The 'Mona Lisa' Women" (by
PAUL K. SMITH) will be published July 4th. The play first saw life here at P.A.G.E.S., on March 7, 2023. ROSINA FERNHOFF played "Kat'rina" and DEBORAH DELORENZO played "Mona Lisa." Each actress gave the heart, warmth, soul, and "ruach" (the breath of life) that brought life to their roles. More Info TBA
MICHELLE MACAU will be directing ‘ANTIGONE’ for Open Eye Theater Jul 13-23, in Margaretville NY - AUDITIONS: Sat/Sun Jun 3/4 from 2-5p - INFO
DONALD LOFTUS’ play, ‘The Archway,’ will have its first air date by the prestigious Los Angeles Dean Productions Theatre Company of their podcast production on Tuesday, August 15th. Info about this, and availability of DON’s play ‘Per’ - also online - at INFO.
MIRIAM KULICK performed an original Mono (1 of 5) for Roland Tec’s ‘SOME1SPEAKING’ on Zoom, Mon Jun 5 @ 6p EDT - Tix: $5 - INFO
MIKE JANKOWITZ & DONNA ROESEL were part of a FREE reading of CARLOS JEROME’ ‘VESTED INTEREST’ @ Dramatist Guild, Mon Jun 5 @ 6p - Please RSVP email@example.com - INFO
BOB OST’ TRU had Virtual Benefit, ‘TRU SPEAKS, HEAR OUR VOICES’, celebrating 30 yrs; Five 1-acts rethought as films, 1 by GLENN ALTERMAN & 1 produced by AMY DRAKE, Sun Jun 4 frm 5-7p EDT w/virtual After-Party (Celeb Guests) - INFO/TIX
MICHELLE RISSE’ ‘Unmasked’ will be produced at the Pioneer Park Civic Center in Fairbanks, AK in Mar ‘24 - FLYER
TONY BARONE’ ‘WHISPERS’ has been accepted into NYTheatre Winterfest for Dec 7, 9, & 10 - Auds late Jun (incl Dir & Tech) - INFO
RACHEL RUBIN LADUTKE’ ‘THE WAY HOME’ had a Virtual Reading, Sun May 28 @ 630p EDT (With: Mark G, Jack, Miriam) - FB Link
DONALD LOFTUS' 'THE SPRINGVALE ARMADILLO’ will be presented by the Cincinnati Lab Theatre New Works Festival July 20-29. FLYER
SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL has selected
LINDA PALLOTTA’ feature screenplay. “The Friend,” as Semi-Finalist this Spring. - LAUREL
RACHEL RUBIN LADUTKE’ ’Crossing the Line’ chosen to be part of The MAC 1-Acts Play Reading Festival in Middletown NJ, Thurs May 25, 7p, FREE - Info
SUE PHILIPS had a book signing, for her ‘THE POWER OF PERFUME’ @ Bice Cucina, Tues May 23 in eve.
RAY ALVIN's ' ' (<---link) is coming this Fall. 'A collection of short scenes and brief principles.' Apparently Alvin
LINDA PALLOTTA’ script ‘THE FRIEND’ was just selected by IMDb listed BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL SHORT AWARDS as Semi-Finalist! “Two women become friends but their relationship rides on a roller/coaster of thrills & frills in New York’s Williamsburg.” Thank you PAGES actors for helping me visualize so I could fill-in the ‘skeleton.’ - Laurel
‘THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER’, a one-act by
LINDA PALLOTTA, was selected as Semi-Finalist by the Intl Washington Film Awards this Spring. The timeless story of two strangers sharing their personal lives on a NYC subway station, was the first play Linda originally wrote for the stage. Laurel
MADELINE PUCCIONI’ ‘FINDING MEDUSA’ was done as Zoom Staged Reading @ PlayCafe, Mon May 22 @ 7p PDT/10p EDT - Info
RACHEL RUBIN LADUTKE’ ‘THE UNDERSTANDING’, had LIVE reading at NLT (Readers' Theatre), 47 Erie Pl, Nutley NJ, Sun May 21 @ 2p
JANE IVES was in Josh Liveright’ ‘COUGH’, part of ‘Cafe Plays’ @ Buunni Coffee, 4961 Bwy (btwn 207th St & Isham), Inwood, Sat May 20 @ 8p - Beer & Wine, & yummy food available! - INFO
MARTIN PFEFFERKORN featured in the pilot ‘180 DAYS’, screened @ the Big Apple Film Festival, Fri May 19, as part of the 9p Episodic/TV/Streaming Block 2, @ Cinema Village NYC - - SOLD OUT! Info
CARLO FIORLETTA, featured in ‘SURVIVNG FAMILY’ (written by his wife, MARA LESEMANN; her 1st Feature), is now on Sling TV’s HER channel; next showing Tues May 16 in morn.
LINDA PALLOTTA’s script “The Friend,” won an Award of Merit Special Mention and her short script “Mother Ukraine - Layers of War” winner in 2 categories as Writer & in Contemporary Issues/Awareness Raising in renown IndieFEST . Film Awards this month
MARTIN PFEFFERKORN starred in ‘Why God Made Beggars’ as part of Drama w/Friends presentation of 1-acts by Steve Koppman, Mon May 15, 7p PDT/10p EDT on Zoom - Info
ARTHUR J LUNDQUIST’ ‘A REALLY GREAT FIRST DATE’ was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Award thru Constellation Stage & Screen ‘23/‘24 season.
VICTORIA FREEDMAN was featured in ‘The Quest of Momma Lucille: The Ruby Bridges Story’, Incarn Live Virtual Theater, Sun May 14 @ 5p EDT & also performed 1st Act of it LIVE @ Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, Brklyn - Flyer
BERNARD BOSIO & MARTIN PFEFFERKORN were featured in Zoom reading of ’Operation: Clutterbuck’, ’Fridays @ Studio’ thru ATC Studios, Fri May 12 @ 730p EDT - - Flyer Vid
STANLEY HATHAWAY, GREG THOMAS & LAUREN PRODA star in LINDA PALLOTTA’ '30,000 Strong' video from the "Mother Ukraine-Layers of War" series - Vid of Week
KUBBI performed w/‘We Are Actors’ in ’A Night of Scenes’ thru Frigid NYC at the Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th (nr 2nd Ave), Wed May 10th at 7:30p - INFO
MADELINE PUCCIONI'S full-length 'The Cassandra Murders,' workshopped with Anthony Clarvoe and P.A.G.E.S, is now a Finalist in the Scriptwriters & Co 2023 International Festival, Bath, UK ( REX MCGREGOR’ ‘Speechless’ was Semi-Finalist, also)
ARTHUR LUNDQUIST sang with The Dalton Chorale on Tuesday, May 9th at 7 pm in a performance of the Mozart Requiem at Church of the Holy Trinity (316 East 88th Street). . INFO
MICHAEL DIGAETANO had a LIVE Table Read of his farce ’Location, Location, Location’ ( Mark G, Sharlene, Tenille, & Deborah were part of the cast) Sat May 6, @ OUR old location, 353 W 48, basement
DAWN JAMIESON performed BOTH days, Wed May 3 & Thurs May 4, @ 8th Annual YIPAP New Native Play Festival in New Haven CT, - Info
VICTORIA FREEDMAN & STAN SAJA were featured in ’Hidden Figures’ (based on the screenplay) by Incarn Virtual Theatre on Zoom, Sun Apr 23 - - Flyer Vid
LIONELLE HAMANAKA’ Crossways Theatre Presents: Womens Festival 2023 including pieces by Lionelle (Dir: MICHELLE MACAU) & JILLIE SIMON (amongst others), featuring: MARK C., VICTORIA, WAYNE, ROCCO, GREGORY, DIANE Q., DEBORAH DeL. & JILLIE - RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 30th at 2:00 pm. Info
MARTIN PFEFFERKORN was featured in a reading of ’Ashland’; an original full length, embued w/music & Shakespeare, dealing w/homelessness in OR, @ Actors Studio Apr 26
MICHELLE MACAU Co-Hosted ‘Open Eye Theater Playtime Presents’ on WIOX- FM 91.3 (& streaming) Playwright Jean Bergantini Grillo & selected scenes from her play ’Cradle’, Tues Apr 25 - Info
CARLO FIORLETTA was featured in ’Divine Cardboard’ as part of ‘Rainy Day Artistic Collective Presents:New Works, New Writers’ on Youtube, Sat Apr 22 & Sun Apr 23 - Info
SACHI PARKER starred in ’THIS G*D DAMN HOUSE’; the world premiere of a play by Matthew McLachlan, at THE CHAIN Theater, it ran in Apr, as limited engagement - ENCORE Streaming was available THRU APR 23 - Photos and Storyline .
DIANE QUINN created a promo video for the 13th Annual LIVE Shakespeare Sonnet Slam, sharing her creativity and inviting you to share yours, as either a sonneteer or reader Sat, Apr 22 in NYC. Link to Diane's YouTube Video
LINDA PALLOTTA’ ’Mother Ukraine—Layers of War' has been selected a semi-finalist in San Francisco Art House Short Festival. Linda is dedicating this piece to our ROSINA FERNHOFF, for her "inspiration to writing this important drama on the war." Pertinent stuff .
MARK CUNNINGHAM is featured as the filmed ”Mr. Callister” in ‘The Vagabond Hotel’ at ID Studios in the Bronx, FREE Previews extended for Immigrant Heritage Wk/Bronx Wk starting Apr 21. This play is an English translation and adaptation of Hotel de Vagabundos by Manual Zapata Olivella and combines 3 actors on stage with 22 filmed roles. - Info
RACHEL RUBIN-LADUTKE’ one act comedy, ‘CROSSING THE LINE’ (featuring JACK HENRY) was part of an evening of short plays Zooming through ‘States of Play’, Wed Apr 19th
LINDA PALLOTTA’ ’Putin & The Priest’ (starring MARTIN PFEFFERKORN & BARRY REITMAN) selected as Semi-Finalist @ Paris Intl Short Festival - Laurel
DONALD LOFTUS' 'Dress Blues' has been chosen by Open Door Playhouse CA for a podcast performance starting Wednesday, Apr 12. Free admission - Info/Tix
LINDA PALLOTTA’ one-minute play ‘Vamos’ is going to be published this month (Apr) in an anthology of one-minute plays in the international journal ‘Literature Today.’ It’s about the pressure for teens/adolescents to join Ecuadorian gangs, especially in the Bronx. - Cover Image
FRANKIE VERROCA & MARK GORDON in LINDA PALLOTTA’ ’Best Friend’, part of ’Mother Ukraine - Layers of War’ - Videos of the Week
LONDON INDIE SHORT FESTIVAL selected
LINDA PALLOTTA as a semi-finalist for Best Script (unproduced) ‘The Friend.’ Several PAGES actors assisted her in its’ creative process. - - Laurel Image
RACHEL RUBIN LADUTKE's play 'The Way Home' was presented by States of Play, a virtual reading series she curates, on Monday, Apr 3 on Zoom. PAGES members involved include JACK HENRY, MARK C. and MARK G. Segments have been presented at P.A.G.E.S.
BARBARA LITT's play, 'Ernest and Haley Take the Staten Island Ferry,' was selected by Sundog Theatre for "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry" competition AND Barbara's play 'Resilient Patient Healthcare Symphony,' won Best Overall Play in West Milford Players Short Plays performances.
TONY BARONE's novel 'Culebra Cut' has been published by Wordwooze. It was partially drafted at P.A.G.E.S. page. Link to Amazon
LINDA PALLOTTA’ ’The Friend’ screenplay is a Semi-Finalist @ NY Intl Women Festval, Mar 2023 - - Laurel Image
“Cherry Blossoms for Mom,” a short play by
LINDA PALLOTTA, was part of the international presentation by the Tiger’s Heart Players on Zoom Sun Apr 2. This was originally created by Rosina and Frankie @ PAGES.
DIRK BURROWS' ‘Briefs’, ‘Lily’, & ’Chekov’s Gun,’ featuring NICK AMBROSE, ROSINA, MARK G., KUBZ, JACKIE L., and SUE P, with direction by DIRK, MARK G., JASON, was presented at the ‘2 Playwrights 1 Ticket Spring 2023 Event’ at Producers Club, in Mar. - - Lily - Briefs Gun
J.LOIS DIAMOND’ play In Alabama was part of "The F Word- Forceful Tales of Femininity" program at Polaris North in March.
MADELINE PUCCIONI is among those being celebrated this Mar by LA’s Towne St Theatre for Women's HERstory Month - Info
SHERRY FRIEDMAN's full length play "Zombies" will have a staged reading at OutCast Productions in Washington state, June 2023. "Thanks to all PAGES members." ~SF
LINDA PALLOTTA’s “Re-in-WHAT!?-Change is Good,” was chosen to be part of the Equity Library Theater’s Winter Festival 2023 and may be viewed on . Our own YouTube TENER BROWN stars as the burlesque gal, formerly Al Capone.
LINDA PALLOTTA: “On the evening of the 95th Academy Awards, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened an email and received a notice that my short script for ‘Sunset Phenomena’ was selected as a semi-finalist in the Dublin World Film Festival. I want to thank PAGES ”
BARRY REITMAN & MARTIN PFEFFERKORN in LINDA PALLOTTA’s ’Putin & the Priest’, part of ’Mother Ukraine - Layers of War’ - Videos of the Week
FRANK BOWMAN was featured in ’Son of Anarchy’ by Eugene A. Melino, as part of the Queens Short Play Festival in Mar.
WALTRUDIS BUCK stars as the psychiatrist to a bipolar girl (Dir/Writer Alex Heller); Steve Buscemi and J. Smith Cameron play her parents in the independent film THE YEAR BETWEEN - Trailer
‘Sunset Phenomena' by
LINDA PALLOTTA featuring ARTHUR LUNDQUIST & MARTIN PFEFFERKORN in Vid of the Week
STEPHANIE SCHWARTZ read the role of Philinte in THE MISANTHROPE by Moliere for Upstart Arts on Zoom, Feb 25th - Additionial info
DONALD LOFTUS, is the subject of legendary publishing executive Michael Clinton's monthly newsletter about professional and business leaders who build "life layers" following their initial success. The newsletter is a spinoff from Clinton's highly successful book, "ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life." The article .
JESSICA FEDER-BIRNBAUM has 2 excerpted works (monologues) from her play ‘NO FEE’ included in the Smith and Kraus, Inc. The Best Women's and The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2023.
ROSINA FERNHOFF in LINDA PALLOTTA’ ’Mother Ukraine’, part of ’Mother Ukraine - Layers of War’ - Video of the week J.LOIS DIAMOND's play ‘A Siri-Ous Situation’ had a live staged reading @ Radio Theatre Project, St. Petersburg, FL in Jan. . Post Reading Podcast
JASON HUNTER presented a Preview/Showcase of his ’Ignore: Roe v Wade’ (featuring himself & ADRIENNE UNAE; directed by DS BURROWS, and Production Asst MARK GORDON) at The Triad Theater in Feb (75 mins) w/Q&A afterwards - Additional Info
JILLIE SIMON’s multi-award winning short film "A Chance" screened in Jan, at the Cutting Room (W 32nd St.) Intern’l Short Film Festival and she WON Best Actress in an LGBTQ Short. DONALD LOFTUS’ ‘Eddy & Edna’ has been selected to be a part of SMITH & KRAUS' (PUBLISHER) "THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS OF 2023", with a planned publication date in October 2023.
A monologue from
J.LOIS DIAMOND's play "Palak Paneer" has been selected for inclusion in Smith & Kraus' BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES for 2023.
RACHEL RUBIN LADUTKE is thrilled to announce that two monologues from THE WICKHAM WAY have been selected for inclusion in this year's Smith & Kraus anthologies: A monologue by Charlie in BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2023 & A monologue by Liza in BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2023.
MADELINE PUCCIONI’ ’Wonder People’ also praised at the Actors' Theatre annual 10-minute play festival in Santa Cruz, Calif. (unfortunately, omitted by name) - Review excerpt
DONALD LOFTUS' "Eddy & Edna" highly lauded at the Actors' Theatre annual 10-minute play festival in Santa Cruz, Calif. Review excerpt
Mara Lesemann (
CARLO FIORLETTA’s wife) interviewed by Canvas Rebel mag about making her Features ‘Detours’ and ‘Surviving Family’ (featuring Carlo in both) - Link
H U N G E R ‘ a poem by
Linda Pallotta, & also DON LOFTUS’ "SAY IT ISN'T LOVE", (which he wrote years ago for his musical ‘ABBEY VICTORIA!’), will be published in the Jan 2023 issue of ‘Literature Today’ with their theme (of course) of love. Mag cover
SHERRY FRIEDMAN's play ‘Waiting For Godzilla’ has been published in the Hello Godot! Vol. 4 international anthology. Copies may be purchased at Lulu.com, discount code WELCOME15 for a 15% discount.
"An (Updated) Christmas Carol" by
TONY BARONE featuring ALYSON, SUE, LAUREN, MICHELLE, COLLEEN, and VICTORIA is the in Members Only. Video of the Week
CARLO FIORLETTA’S wife Mara Lesemann writes: delighted that the short screenplay "Asian Thread" is an official selection of the Austin Revolution Film Festival in TX! I wrote the screenplay from a story by Carlo; workshopped at PAGES.
DONALD LOFTUS had two of his plays, “When the World Falls In Love” and "Perhaps a Sidebar on Christmas" in the Winters Theatre's 8-play, 10-Minute Holiday Play Festival Dec in Winters, CA. . A full listing of upcoming (and past) productions of Don's plays is Details here . Here
KUBBI as ”Mary Sunshine” in ’Chicago’ (NOT the Musical) by the Out of the Box Theatre Co. - Link to Review MARK CUNNINGHAM's NYU Tisch Grad Short - Youtube
DIRK BURROWS' play "Bobblehead" has been published by Next Stage Press. It's one of ten short plays available at . their website
DIANE QUINN has been interviewed for a podcast called Brave New Women — a site about giving ordinary women a platform and a voice. Link to the podcast.
DAWN JAMIESON has an article in the Dramatists' Guild online site about the Zooming success of P.A.G.E.S. and what it means to her. Link to Article
DONALD LOFTUS' full-length drama, "DRIFTWOOD" has been named a finalist in PANNDORA PRODUCTIONS of Long Beach, CA's New Play Festival!