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Go Solo!

In support of our playwrights who create single-actor scripts, we annually present a festival of solo pieces.  Most of these are created through our playwriting program although we do take outside submissions.  Submission details will be forthcoming as our schedule evolves.

 

These Go Solo!'s will be virtual in the coming season.

Throughout the past thirteen years, we have presented over 130 new plays by authors from the well-known to the soon-to-be-known. It has been a launching pad for short films (What Came After by Christopher Oscar Peña, directed by Tonya Pinkins), for full length plays (Suddenly a Knock at the Door by Robin Goldfin, directed by David Carson, based on a story by Etgar Keret) and published in short play anthologies (Family of Flechner by Gregory Fletcher; Lunchtime at Westfield High by Nicole Pandolfo, Mae the Magnificent by Margo Hammond; Give & Take and The Hotel Lobbyist by Bara Swain).

Past Performances

2017

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Written & Performed by Raphael Badagliacca 
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

A COFFIN TURNING CLOCKWISE:

A Comedy in Real Time

Written & Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Colleen Gleason 

 

A HANKY AND A T-T-T-TOP HAT

Written & Performed by Bobby Torkova

Directed by Gene Santarelli

 

2016

AN ACTOR DIES 
Written by Raphael Badagliacca 
Performed by Richard Zavaglia

 

NICK 
Written and Directed by Jason Blanco
Performed by Carrie Keskinen

 

YOU LOOK BLUE-ISH 
Written and Performed by Yuval David

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

CATHEDRAL 
Written and Performed by Diana Hird

 Coordinated by Debbie Broshi, Laura Danilov, and Lourdes Laifer

 

AUDITIONING FOR JIM
written and performed by Katherine Horejsi
Directed by Gabrielle Maisels

 

BLIND MAN’S BLUFF 
Written and Performed by Drew Kiel 
Directed by Gene Santarelli

 

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE 
Written and Performed by Katie Mack

Directed by Blane Pressler

 

A COFFIN TURNING CLOCKWISE: A COMEDY 
Written and Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Constance George

 

THEATRE OBSESSION 
Written and Performed by Connie Perry 
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

GRAMMA 
Written and Directed by Donald Steele
Performed by Ruth Sherman

 

NO BOXES ALLOWED 
Written and Performed by Tonille Simone Watkis 
Directed by Ernaisja Curry

 

THREE WOMEN: LAST CALL

Written by Raphael Badagliacca 
Performed by Shauna Bloom

Directed by Gene Santarelli

 

TO LEAVE AN IMPRESSION 
Written and Performed by Yuval David

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

PAUSE
Written and Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Colleen Gleason

“Pause” is part of a larger piece called “A Coffin Turning Clockwise: A Comedy.”

 

2015

AN ACTOR DIES 
Written by Raphael Badagliacca 
Performed by Richard Zavaglia

 

NICK 
Written and Directed by Jason Blanco
Performed by Carrie Keskinen

 

YOU LOOK BLUE-ISH 
Written and Performed by Yuval David

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

CATHEDRAL 
Written and Performed by Diana Hird

 Coordinated by Debbie Broshi, Laura Danilov, and Lourdes Laifer

 

AUDITIONING FOR JIM
written and performed by Katherine Horejsi
Directed by Gabrielle Maisels

 

BLIND MAN’S BLUFF 
Written and Performed by Drew Kiel 
Directed by Gene Santarelli

 

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE 
Written and Performed by Katie Mack

Directed by Blane Pressler

 

A COFFIN TURNING CLOCKWISE: A COMEDY 
Written and Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Constance George

 

THEATRE OBSESSION 
Written and Performed by Connie Perry 
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

GRAMMA 
Written and Directed by Donald Steele
Performed by Ruth Sherman

 

NO BOXES ALLOWED 
Written and Performed by Tonille Simone Watkis 
Directed by Ernaisja Curry

 

2014

STRIKING OUT x 3

written/performed by Becca Bandiere,

directed by Gene Santarelli

 

SKIN

written/performed by Hope Singsen

 music by Hope Singsen, Bob Parins

and Marshall York,

directed by Eliza Foss, Guitar: Mark Lonergan

Racing to complete her dissertation on Virginia Woolf, Marais confronts two unexpected threats: her hot new girlfriend and her own dark past.

 

THE MAGIC OF CHILDHOOD

The EZ Hat Trick

written/performed by Bobby Torkova

 

TAKE ME SERIOUSLY

written/performed by Jane Marx,

directed by Laurie Eliscu

 

I DON’T LIKE FOOD

written/performed by Kian Ross

 

INNACITY BLUES

written/directed by Jason Blanco,

performed by Randy Koren

 

UNLIKELY! STORIES IN THE UNIVERSE

written/performed by Helene Zinszner

 

2013

IS NOT TO PLAY 

Written and Performed by Caralie Chrisco

Directed by Joseph Samuel Wright

 

THE GIFT

Written and Performed by Raphael Badagliacca

Directed by Scotty Watson

 

CRAZIES ON THE TRAIN LOVE ME

Written and Performed by Craig Fitzpatrick

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

FEEDING MYSELF

Written and Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Zillah Glory

 

PAID

Written and Directed by Jason Blanco

Performed by Randy Koren

 'Paid' is part of a larger series of monologues entitled 'Unstrung'.

 

HOW I SPENT MY FRESHMAN YEAR

Written by Donald Steele

Directed by Michael Boonstra

Performed by Jacob Callie Moore

 

THE HOUSE THAT DAD BUILT

Written and Performed by Kay LaVergne Jaz

Directed by Gary Austin

 

HOUSE #30

Written and Performed by Mik Kulhman

Directed by Pablo Felix

Musician: Lesley Kernochan

Excerpted from a larger piece.

 

RUN. HIDE. BE QUIET.

Written and Performed by Shyla Idris

Directed by Kristine Niven

Excerpt from solo play about incest, identity and insanity.

 

EUROHAIRCUT

Written and Performed by Mimi Quillin

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

 

2012

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

Written by Lourdes Robles and Kisha Landy

Directed by Wendy Joy

 

RUN. HIDE. BE QUIET.

Written and Performed by Shyla Idris

Directed by Kristine Niven

An excerpt from a larger piece

 

ETHEL 2

Written and Performed by Dev Rogers

 

JANUARY SCARED

Written and Performed by Nicholas Troilo

Directed by J.K. Musser and Judith Upjohn

 

ONE WAY OUT

Written and Performed by  Richard Vetere

Directed by Alice Jankell

An excerpt from the storytelling project Love The Night

 

THE ACTUAL DANCE

Written and Performed by Sam Simon

Directed by Gabrielle Maisels

An excerpt from a larger piece.

 

I OF THE STORM

Written by RJ Bartholomew

Performed by Richard Hoehler

Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

An excerpt from a larger piece.

 

2011

 

 

2010

A MIKE AND A MIRROR

Written and Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Michael Morrows

 

STONES

Performed by Margo Hammond

Directed by Frank Hankey

Adaptation of a segment from Samuel Beckett’s Molloy

 

GETTING BACK SHANTEL

Written by Drew Larimore

Performed by Jeff Randall Rose

Rap Written by Soce, The Elemental Wizard

Directed by Ethan Matthews

 

OVER-HEARD

Written and Performed by Larry Rosen

 

IN THIS ECONOMY

Written and Performed by Mark Levine

Directed by Jo Bellomo

 

A SHAMAN IN MY HOUSE

Written, Composed and Performed by Karen Shasha

Directed by David Schechter

An excerpt from a larger piece.

 

2009

SUBJECT MATTER

Written by Donald Steele

Performed by Michelle Best

 

DANNY AND GLENDA THE GOOD WITCH

Written by Drew Larrimore

Directed by Amy Ashton

Performed by Leah Karpel

 

LIVING ON PITCH

Written & Performed by Jane Marx

Directed by Michael Morrows

 

CERTAIN WORDS

Written & Performed by Mark Levine

Directed by Jo Bellomo

 

SKIN

Written & Performed by Larry Rosen

 

RUNNING INTO ME

Written by Vickie Tanner

Directed by Margarett Dykstra

Performed by Hillel Meltzer

 

SOLDIER

Written by Michelle Best

Performed by Lourdes Robles