This year’s festival is a benefit for the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (www.tcbf.org), which provides financial relief to individual theater
practitioners and non-profit theater organizations around Greater Boston.
Wed, June 3: THE TAMED
Written by William Ivers
Directed by Haris Lefteri*
Thu, June 4: LIVE FROM COPLEY SQUARE
Written by Johnnie Dun
Directed by Katie Suchyta
Fri, June 5: THIS
Written by Carolyn Palo
Directed by Ann Garvin
Sat, June 6: LOST SEASON
Written by David Beardsley*
Directed by Shira Gitlin
Sun, June 7 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY
Written by Karla M. Sorenson*
Directed by Sally Nutt
Wed, June 10 STAIN
Written by Laura Olifiers
Directed by Kelly Smith
Thu, June 11 IS IT ME?
Written by Lawrence ‘Nick’ Hennessey
Directed by Mark Davis
Fri, June 12 JENNY MUST DIE
Written by Bill Lattanzi*
Directed by Alexandra Smith
Sat, June 13 VENDETTA
Written by Andrea Aptecker*
Directed by John Minigan*
Sun, June 14: HEART BROKER
Written by Maryanne Truax
Directed by Francis Norton
*Denotes Write On! Member
Numbers, (full-length) staged reading with talkback at the Actors Studio, directed by Lori Kee, NYC, 2019
In June 2019, he is producing his play WILDERNESS at The Players' Ring, Portsmouth, NH.
Details to follow.
John was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship in Dramatic Writing for 2019-2020 by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, based on sections of a new full-length play, Sarai's Knife.
Queen of Sad Mischance, developed at Write On, was one of four national winners of the New American Voices Festival for 2020. In 2019, it was named a Gold Prize winner in the Clauder Competition for New England playwrights by Portland Stage, where it had a week-long workshop. It was also a PlayLab selection of the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2019.
Noir Hamlet, developed at Write On, was presented by Centastage in 2018, directed by Joe Antoun. The play, which was nominated for the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script, also had a two-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, produced by YASPLZ, LLC and directed again by Joe Antoun. It is slated for three production in 2020, in Texas, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Closing Doors was the winner of the 2020 Honegger Prize for short works in the Firehouse Center for the Arts New Works Festival, and was named Best Play at the North Park Playwrights Festival in San Diego. It was also presented in Barrigton Stage's 10 x 10 Festival and in multiple other venues around the country, including Little Fish Theatre's Pick of the Vine Festival in San Pedro, CA.
British film company Asylum Giant premiered Noir-Man in 2019. Noir-Man is based on John's play The Maltese Walter.
The Dobler Effect was produced by Centastage and directed by Joe Antoun for the 2020 Boston Theater Marathon.
Rising Sophomore, a play written for zoom, was part of the Quaranstream Festival and the Taphouse Theatre Shelter-in-Place Festival.
Core Artist Ensemble in NYC presented The Opposite of Monday, a piece originally part of Write On's evening of readings at Boston Playwrights Theatre.
Oracle Performing Arts presented Noise as part of the La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival.
The Depot presented a reading and discussion of Concordance.
John was asked to and now serves as a Dramatists Guild Ambassador for Eastern New England.
Margie's play "Mon's Poetry Book" in the Anacortes Theatre Thank You, 10! Festival'.
July 31-August 22nd, 2020, Anacortes, Wash.
"Mom's Poetry Book" was read at Write On! in May. They’re filming it and selling tickets online. We think they are trying to cast people who live together as much as possible so they can be filmed in the same space.
Margie's play, Annika's Gift will be part of KIT Theater's Play-off.
On Monday, May 18th, from 3-5 there will be a reading of comedies where the audience gets to vote to send three of the bunch off to production in the fall, (hopeful that the event will occur).
KIT Theater is a group in NY that has a cultural exchange with Kairos Italy Theater. They are honoring an Italian actress, Franca Valeri, who is turning 100.
She wrote the short film, CHEMISTRY READ, which just finished shooting.
This spring, she was in Lisa Rafferty’s documentary play, NO MORE SECRETS.
She is now in two feature films as a principal role: THE CONGRESSMAN (with Treat Williams as Deidre Macavoy), CHAPPAQUIDDICK (as Liz Trotta, the reporter, a smaller role)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HUSBAND, a comedy film, will be on the Hallmark Movie channel in 2019.
BRANDON M. CROSE
ROBERT D MURPHY