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Photos: Three one-acts in Louisiana

Well, definitely three one-acts but only kind of in Louisiana. Pop Up Productions actually had 12 actors in seven states to perform three of my one-acts: GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS and THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE INTERNET.

The cast
The cast
The cast
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Video: ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ in Virginia

In June 2020, our pandemic summer, Showtimers in Roanoke, Virginia produced my short play THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS as a Zoom production, directed by Sally Miller. Here ’tis.


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Photos from ‘Troubleshooting’ in Florida

Jiggle the mouse, he said.

My 10-minute play TROUBLESHOOTING — which previously won an award in Australia that I couldn’t accept — was produced by South Walton High School in South Walton, Florida in February. The full photo gallery is here.

Director: Carissa Groves

The show is set up to be gender-neutral. In Australia it was done with two women. Here the characters were Marie, the office worker, played by Molly Turner, and Tyler, the IT help desk, by Spencer Eichberger.

Of course, he’s not going to bother coming to the cubicle when he can do it over the phone.

This will take care of the problem, for sure.

Here’s another photo and the poster.


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Review: ‘Veronica’s Dolls’ called ‘most innovative and creative’

The staged reading for Veronica’s Dolls. Photo courtesy of Anthony J. Piccione

My short one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS was performed as a staged reading on March 10 in New York at the Dramatist’s Guild Theatre as part of a festival of short plays about mental health that was produced by Piccione Arts. The event got a nice review in Five-Star Arts Journal.

Here’s what it said about VERONICA’S DOLLS:

“Veronica’s Dolls” A teenagers dolls come to life in a desperate effort to save her life after she attempts suicide. Starring, LOUISE HELLER, EMMA ROMEO, NICK CAPRIOTTI, GEMIA FOO, TRAVIS MARTIN. “Veronica’s Dolls” was most innovative and creative what with its conveyance of human feelings vis-a-vis inanimate objects. This piece happily was reminiscent of the popular Twilight Zone episode: “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”. EMMA ROMEO gave a nice characterization while NICK CAPRIOTTI was well in command of his lines and performance.

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Poster from “Curiosity Killed The Cat” in Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw!

My one-act CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT will be produced May 28 by RuBarb School of Performing Arts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Here’s the poster.

It was previously produced in Clarksville, Texas in 2017 and Fincastle, Virginia in 2012. Photos from Texas here and Virginia here.

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Photos from “The Monkey At the Wedding” in Texas

Louis Antonelli shares these photos from the recent production of my one-act THE MONKEY AT THE WEDDING by Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas in early May.

Yes, the monkey really is a character.

Biker dude and dudette.

More photos here.

This script was previously produced at a high school in Massachusetts in 2015 where it won four awards.


A wedding goes afoul when the ringbearer — a monkey — swallows the ring. Chaos, and comedy, ensues. Features a motorcycle gang, and someone in a monkey suit. Cast: 12 or 13 — 5 male, 5 or 6 female, 2 non-gender. Running time: 30 minutes

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Video of “Veronica’s Dolls” in Oklahoma

Echo Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma held a staged reading of my one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS on April 23, 2017. I’ve finally got a video of the reading.

A teenage girl’s old dolls come to life to try to save her life when she attempts to commit suicide by swallowing an overdose of sleeping pills. Cast: Four, plus an off-stage voice to make five. Three female, two non-gender. Running time: Fifteen or so minutes.

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Photos from “Svetlana’s First Christmas Away From Home” in West Virginia

My one-act SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME is off to a roaring start. It was first produced last year by Victorian Players in Youngtown, Ohio and this year is being produced twice, by Lewis County Community Theatre in Weston, West Virginia and Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas. Here are photos from West Virginia. Of note: The Svetlana in the script is a Ukrainian exchange student. By chance, Lewis County had an actual Ukrainian exchange student to play the titular role.

Svetlana hugs the spider.

Another look at the awesome spider.

Lots of kids, lots of costumes.

Like I said, lots of kids, lots of costumes.

Another hugging shot.

The full cast.

More photos from the Lewis County Community Theatre show here.

* Victorian Players, Youngtown, Ohio, December 2016
* Poster and backstage photos from Red River Review, Clarksville, Texas, December 2017.

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Poster and set photo from shows in Hollywood

The show poster.

Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood, California is producing six Christmas one-acts, three of which are mine: THE ANGEL TREE, THE CHRISTMAS GOAT and DEATH BY POINSETTIA. My cousin, Itai Levin, attended on Dec. 8 and said there was a full-house and the shows were excellently cast.

The set of DEATH BY POINSETTIA. Photo by Itai Levin.


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Photos from “Svetlana’s First Christmas Away From Home” in Texas

Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas is producing the one-act SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME. Here’s the poster, and some backstage photos — with production photos to come.

The poster and cast.

Not sure which characters these are but they sure seem happy.

Awesome beard.

Ready for the pageant.

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