2013 Staged Readings

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*Denotes a production that features artists who have won or been nominated for a Planet Connections award.

a.k.a. M/S*
Girl Be Heard

“A feminist adaptation of Marat/Sade”

Benefiting: Feminist Majority Foundation
Directed by: 
Mahayana Landowne
Written by: 
Girl Be Heard Company Members: Noelia Mann, Kayla Irizarry, Leah Siesfeld, Melanie Thompson, Mariaisabel Zweig

Schedule: June 2 @ 1:30

Bohemian Valentine

“Knowing you’re going to kill yourself can take a lot out of a person.”

Benefiting: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Directed by: 
Kent Burnham
Written by: 
Mateo Moreno

Schedule: June 7 @ 2:30


“We’re all cannibals at heart.”

Benefiting: Wide Horizons for Children
Directed by: 
David Lamberton & Alexandra Hall van Schie
Written by: John T. Hall

Schedule: May 31 @ 4:00

Dig Infinity!
Apocalypso Theatre Collective

“There’s only one way straight to the road of love.”

Benefiting: Democracy Now!
Written and Directed by: Oliver Trager

Schedule: June 13 @ 11:00

Good Friday*
Off Sides Entertainment

“No better place to unbury family secrets than your mother’s grave.”

Benefiting: The Long Island Crisis Center
Written and Directed by: Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson

Schedule: June 21 @ 2:00

Good Shape*
Co-Op Theatre East

“Do you dare to love yourself?”

Benefiting: Brecht Forum
Directed by: To Be Determined
Written by: Ashley Marinaccio and Brady Amoonclark

Schedule: June 15 @ 11:30am

In Loving Memory
Sarah M. Chichester and Paige Strothmann

“Can time really heal all wounds?”

Benefiting: Suicide Prevention International
Directed by: Sarah M. Chichester
Written by: J.E. Phelan

Schedule: June 14 @ 2:00

Nature’s Trace
The Immediate Family

“Learn how to survive in the woods… Before it’s too late.”

Benefiting: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Directed by: Aaron Rossini
Written by: Scott Raker

Schedule: June 14 @ 11:30am


“A provocative new play by one of the most interesting young playwrights in Italian theatre.” -La Nazione

Benefiting: GLAAD
Directed by: Glory Kadigan
Written by: Marco Calvani

Schedule: June 20 @ 7:30pm
Presented as part of Planet Connections’ LGBT Night!


Porter’s Will*
Good Works Productions

“What do you want to leave behind; an act of revenge, or an act of love?”

Benefiting: Hospice of New York
Written by: Monica Bauer
Directed by: Jerry James

Schedule: June 8 @ 11:30am


Snow Orchid*
Anne Berlin

“Sometimes home is the scariest place of all.”

Benefiting: The Italian American Museum
Written by: Joe Pintauro
Directed by: Valentina Fratti

Schedule: June 7 @ 12:00pm

Two Face

“Neither is how he appears to the other…”

Benefiting: Food Bank for New York City
Directed by: 
Katelynn Devorak
Written by: Lee Ann Hoover

Schedule: June 1 @ 11:00am

The Ultimate Weapon
Me & She Productions
“It’s Lystistrata–only the war is the one on women.”

Benefiting: WIN (Women in Need)
Directed by: 
Cynthia Dillon
Written by: Kathryn Paulsen

Schedule: June 13 @ 2:00

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The Way to the Moon
The Truth Urban Theater Group

“What would you sacrifice to keep a promise?”

Benefiting: WIN [Women in Need]
Written and Directed by: 
Shadrack Boakye

Schedule: June 20 @ 1:30pm

While You Were Out
Lark Productions

“Time Out! When you lose hope, you’ll believe in anything.”

Benefiting: St. Jude’s Research Hospital
Directed by: 
Richard James Porter
Written by: Jeanne Chenault Porter

Schedule: June 1 @ 1:00