New works introduced to industry professionals in association with the Episcopal Actors' Guild include: House of the Seven Gables, Carole Bugge's musicalization of Hawthorne's ghostly tale of revenge; A Howling Wilderness, John Chodes' re-creation of a military court-martial trial during the Philippine Insurrection; J. B. Miller's White Lies, an investigation surrounding a Congressional campaign; Thomas Barbour's Last of the Mammoths, a portrait on the suburbanization of vacation lands; Michael Aman's The Tool Shed, a drama on the dilemmas of Megan's Law; Ten Million Black Republicans, Steve Gold's and Tom Ferriter's take on the electoral nominating process; East End-West End, Al Meglin's tales of loss and remembrance; and Scratching at the Edge, Richard Silver's conflict of reunion among aging collegians.
Stageplays has collaborated with the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors in a presentational series highlighting new plays with Hispanic themes. Plays premiered at Repertorio Español include Testiculations, Geoffrey Gordon's drama of hope and idealism in a youth detention center; Al Meglin's Constanza at the Boathouse and Emily, On Her Glider, two cross-cultural plays on ethnic assimilation; and The Crying Woman/La Llorona, Kathleen Anderson Culebro's cross-cultural drama.
Musicals receiving developmental workshops under Stageplays' auspices include: Tiffany-The Musical, Dale Johnson's and Larry Dresner's look into the colorful world of creative glassworks; Robin For Good, Frank O'Donnell's and John Michael Adamo's retelling of the Robin Hood legend; Carole Bugge's Sherlock Holmes, an original murder mystery musical; BELL-The Musical, the story of Alexander Graham Bell and the American dream, with music by Michael Treni; and A Panic Within, a working-class story about communication, overcoming handicaps, and self-empowerment, by Al Meglin and Miriam Daley.
Stageplays Theatre Company is a member of the Alliance
of Resident Theatres/New York, and operates under an Actors'
Equity Association Letter of Agreement and Stage Readings guidelines. Stageplays Theatre Company is committed to developing new
plays and musicals for the American theatre which address
the issues of our times. For information, please contact Tom Ferriter, Artistic
Director at (212) 354-7565 or email@example.com.
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