Zoom Fest

Check out press for the Zoom Fest HERE! To get the link for viewing performances, email planetglory@gmail.com or PlanetKimJ@gmail.com.

To apply to present a theatrical work in this series, click HERE.

All Performances Begin at 7:30pm

Important Zoom Instructions:

You can join over a Computer, Tablet, or Phone.
You may be asked to download the free Zoom App if using a Mobile device.
Your video and audio should be OFF entering the Zoom Room and during the performance.
You can unmute yourself and can turn ON your Video after the performance and afterward.

Mon, 6/1 – “Fox Tales” by Gabrielle Fox, Directed by Lu Bellini. Cast: Issa Best, John Fico, Michael Gnat, Andrew Goebel, Laura Johnston, Kathleen O’Neill, Alison Preece, Michael Sullivan and Donna Vivino.

Mon, 6/8 – “Connect”
by Anne Mary Mullane
Directed by Susan Tenney
Performed by Catherine Curtin

“Buhlined Dayte”
by Barry Lee Sheppard
Directed by Adam Chisnall
Performed by Krystyna Hutchinson
and Dan Shaked

“A Tiny Bit of Good News”
by Allan Staples
Directed by Adam Chisnall
Performed by Samantha Simone
and Jak Watson

“Waterfalls of the Gods” by Magaly Colimon
Directed by Susan Tenney
Cast – Lynda Gravatt, Charles Everett, Laura Sisskin Fernandez, Pat Galante, Jeanne Lauren Smith
Stage Manager – Jenna Lazar

Mon, 6/15 – “The Thing About Pipecleaner People” by Drew Larimore, Directed by Stephen Kitsakos. Starring Constance Schulman.

Mon, 6/22 – “Other (s)” written by Glory Kadigan, Directed by Kat Yen.  Featuring – Karen Brega, Dianne Chen, Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, Vin Kridakorn, Jon Okabayashi, Visheal Reddy.  Sound + Video Design,by Danielle Hart. Stage Management by Charles Casano.

Mon, 6/29 – “Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine” will be written by: Luis Alfaro, Magaly Colimon, Migdalia Cruz, Erik Ehn, Catherine Filloux, Glory Kadigan, Lyle Kessler, Eugene Lee, Rohina Malik, Catherine Skillman, Chesney Snow, Regina Taylor and Jose Rivera. Directed by Regina Taylor. Cast TBA

Mon, 7/6 – “The Problem” written by Dan Manjovi, Directed by Christopher Scott. Cast TBA.

Mon, 7/13 – Something About Base Ball by Quincy Long
Directed by Glory Kadigan, Cast TBA

Mon, 7/20 – “The Southern Comfort Plays” written by Bara Swain. Directed by Kim Sharp. Performed by Valerie David, Laura E. Johnston, Kailah S. King, Gina LeMoine, Joyce Miller, Mary Monahan.

“Others” by Glory Kadigan.
Short Summary: An ex-pat living in Singapore confronts his mysterious past with his feminist Singaporean cousin. Exploring the concept of outsiders and other(s) both in Singapore and in NYC and set amidst the 2004 Tsunami, the penthouse of an American rock-star, a quarantine station in Singapore and Columbus Circle in New York City – the story weaves a cast of six characters on an international search for home.

“Buhlined Dayte”
Written by Barry Lee Sheppard
Directed by Adam Chisnall
Starring: Krystyna Hutchinson as WOMAN, Dan Shaked as MAN.

Mon, 5/25 – “Monodrama with a ‘J'” Written by Danijela Popovic and Eugene Musica Performed by Danijela Popovic; Directed by Irina Abraham
Short description:
In her very personal show, Danijela talks about how one life event sent her on a path of immigration and shaped her whole life. Trying to figure out where she is now and why, she is looking at all the puzzle pieces: communist Serbia, astrology, God, sex and of course, rock-n-roll. 

Monday May 18th at 7:30pm

Mon, 5/18 – “Democracy Sucks” by Monica Bauer. Directed by John FitzGibbon, Featuring John Fico.

Democracy Sucks” by Monica Bauer, A comedy about democracy and despair! A college professor tries to redeem himself in real time, the last class of the semester. After giving the same bitter, angry lecture three times a week for a semester,  Professor B is facing the loss of his job. It’s the last class of the semester in a Distance Learning class in Political Philosophy. Professor B pulls out all the stops to save his job, even if it takes sock puppets to do it, as his final judge, the Dean, who is also his former husband, Zooms in. Starring Planet Connections Award Winner John Fico. Directed by John Fitzgibbon.

Monday May 11 at 7:30 pm

Superstars: 1970’s, A Street Corner in NYCErika Phoebus (Holly)
Will Serri  (Jay, Holly’s brother)
John Fico (Alan)
Andy In A Coma: late 1980’s, A Hospital RoomDonna Vivino (Alina AKA Holly/slightly older)Andrew Goebel (Michael)Issa Best  (Nick, Jay’s Life Partner)
House Always Wins: 2010’s, Dwight’s OfficeKathleen O’Neill (Older Holly goes by Aunt Linda)
Dan Shaked: (Dwight, Holly’s Son)
Kailah King  (Lily, Holly’s Niece, Jay’s/Nick’s daughter)
Trevor Lee Hayes (Ben, Holly’s Nephew, Jays/Nick’s son)
Michael Gnat: (Phil Hill, Father of girl that is bearing Ben’s baby)
Joyce Miller: Amethyst 

Planet Connections Zoom Fest Presents Jose Rivera’s Lovesong (Imperfect) Monday, 5/4.
“Lovesong (Imperfect)” Written and Directed by Jose Rivera
WithSara Koviak* Francesco AndolfiJames B. Kennedy
*Appears Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

“In heaven you can taste the wind and hear the imperfect love song of Delilah & Venezio”
Death has been declared illegal by the U.S. government.  Trees grow lights instead of leaves.  Ghosts are infatuated with the living.  In heaven, you can taste the wind.  Two impetuous lovers look for a connection that lasts forever.  Author of The Motorcycle Diaries and Marisol, Obie-winning and Playwrights for a Cause dramatist Jose Rivera presents a new fantastical comedy about imperfect relationships.  Lovesong (Imperfect) was presented by Planet Connections and Co-presented by the 14th Street Y in February 2020.

Glory Kadigan (Artistic Director Planet Connections), Kim Marie Jones (Assistant Artistic Director Planet Connections), Anna Hogan (Assistant Director), Izzy Fields (Scenic Designer), Joe Novak (Lighting Designer), Lisa Renee Jordan (Costume Designer), George Port (Sound Designer), Lytza R. Colon (Props Designer), Dispatch Combat (Fight Choreographer), Cordelia Senie (Production Stage Manager), Addison Herndon (Assistant Stage Manager), Alison Goldman (2nd Assistant Stage Manager), Throughline Creative Marketing, Helen Yee (Violinist and Original Music), Kyle Ronyecs (Board Operator)

Monday April 27 at 7:30pm

Embraced by the Same Moon

In the same evening, two people in different parts of the world share warm, honest and funny stories about love, longing and family relationships. This virtual theater experience is an exciting new collaboration between Planet Connections award-winning director Nicoletta Mandriotti and three-time Planet Connections award-winning playwright Mark Jason Williams. Performed by Planet Connections Community Members Juan Pablo Mendive and Nicoletta Mandriotti.

Unfamiliar Places 
a play by Mark Jason Williams
Directed by Nicoletta Mandriotti 

A Little Treasure Called Tale
Written and directed by Nicoletta Mandriotti

SMITHTOWN by Drew Larimore, Directed by Lu Bellini

A play about a death-by-sexting where technology is not only the culprit, but the means by which we tell each of these characters’ stories. Told in four parts, four different characters and four different monologues, the play is structured as a Russian doll set where the next story reveals more about the one before it. 

Ian – Alex Herrald
Bonnie – Cyrilla Baer
Eugene – Will Serri
Cindy – Elaine Davis

Monday, 4/13 – “The Handmaid’s Dianetics” – Written and Performed by Planet Connections Award Winning Actress Joyce Miller; Directed by Glory Kadigan.  Music Guitar will be played by Mike Handelman.

Offhubbard cognites that her past life gender confusion was only a result of her previous identity as the male founder of Scientology, and assumes her position as Executive Office of Source at a time when the world needs it most.  A story of reclaiming your power.

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE HERE! https://vimeo.com/412649495

This is a virtual/online event – Please email Glory at Planetglory@gmail.com to RSVP.