WCT presents A Three Course Feast
Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) is ushering in the holidays with A Three-Course Feast, a trio of staged readings presenting never before seen plays by local playwrights to run the weekend preceding Thanksgiving: Friday, November 22 at 8; Saturday, November 23 at 2 and 8 (talk-back after the matinee); and Sunday, November 24 at 3. Playwright/director/actor Albi Gorn is directing the production. Performances will be held at WCTs black-box performance space at 23 Water St., Ossining, NY.
The plays, all developed through WCTs dramaturge workshop process, are, says Gorn, Three stories about how those who are closest to us are sometimes the hardest to reach.
Untethered by Carol Mark- Returning home to a ranch in Montana, a young woman struggles to reconnect with her estranged father and uncover the truth in their complicated past before it's too late.
Deep Right Field by Joe Lauinger - Unexpected complications and contradictions arise when the son and daughter of a deceased convict arrive at the state pen to retrieve their fathers remains.
Elwes by Angelo Parra- On a cold, wintry night in the streets of Olde London, an injurious fall in the snow leads to a spirited and poignant encounter between a Good Samaritan and a cantankerous, aged recluse.
The cast, consisting mainly of WCT members, includes: Untethered: Marisa Lowe, Sean Weil, and Ron Schnittker; Deep Right Field: Donna James, Rachel Brill, and Kobe Gorn; and Elwes: Kurt Lauer, Chris Arena, and Jeff Callan. WCT member Peter Andrews is the dramaturg; Julia La Verde is the stage manager. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/WCT Members. Refreshments available. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4434225
Albi Gorn has been directing plays for over 40 years. Working in Westchester, NYC and the Bronx, he has directed for, among others, The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Chappaqua Drama Group, Center Stage, Fort Hill Players, the St. Barnabas Players and for his current company, GoJo Clan Productions.
Joe Lauinger (writer, Deep Right Field) counts among his full-length productions The Pie Dialogues which won Best Play at the Dayton Ohio Playhouse FutureFest 2007, was produced by the Main Street Theater in Houston and is published in Best Regional Plays 2011 by Level Four Press. The pilot of his TV series, Blood and Gravy, was featured at the Big Apple Film Festival in November 2017. Lauinger teaches literature at Sarah Lawrence College.
Carol Mark (writer, Untethered) has studied playwriting under Tony Howarth, Crystal Skillman and Angelo Parra. Shadows and Light, developed at WCT, was a finalist in the 2016 Aery 20/20 Festival where she won Best Director. A number of her plays have been produced at WCT, the Ridgefield Theater Barn, the Aery Festival and, most recently, Speed Date was a part of the Westchester Library Series, a collaborative production of M&M, GoJo Clan and Aery Theatre.
Angelo Parra (writer, Elwes) is the author of The Devils Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, named among the Top-Ten Off-Broadway Experiences by the Daily News and nominated for 2012 Lucille Lortel and 2018 Helen Hayes Awards. The author of Playwriting for Dummies, he holds two NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowships plus the 1998 Chicano/Latino Literary Award (UC Irvine) and was named a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. He is the founder/director of the Main Street Playwrights workshop, Tarrytown; the literary manager of Penguin Rep Theatre; and a Performing Arts adjunct at SUNY Rockland.
Westchester Collaborative Theater is a multicultural, cooperative theater company located in Ossining, NY, dedicated to developing new work for the stage and bringing live theater to the community. It is comprised of local playwrights, actors, and directors who employ a lab approach in which new stage works are nurtured through an iterative process of readings, critiques, and rewrites. When work is ready for production, it is presented to the public at its theater space.
WCT is committed to furthering theater arts in our community. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a recipient of production grants from ArtsWestchester and New York State Council on the Arts.
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