News about up-coming events
The Village Playwright meet from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

April 12 -- 
30 mins, Mervyn Douglas Kaufman, "Thirty-Love" -- a ten minute play about a young couple that seem to get on track after a somewhat rocky surprise reunion, only to be thrust back into confusion by the arrival of an unexpected third party.

Mervyn Douglas Kaufman returned to playwriting a few years ago after pursuing a long career in magazine publishing. His view of the world tends toward the satirical, and there's always an edge to the topics he touches.


30 mins., Kevin Curley, -- "Motherhood" -- At dinner two married heterosexual couples talk about having babies. One couple is contemplating conception; the other, unexpectedly pregnant, are disagreeing about having it.

Kevin Curley’s one-act "Your Place or Mine?" was chosen for the 15th Annual Samuel French Short Play Contest. His one act play "Things" was selected by The William Inge Festival 2016 (declined by me because of expenses); His short play, "Brothers" was produced by Stage Door Productions in Fredericksburg, VA in April 2014. His ten-minute play "Improv & Proposition" were heard on Spokane Radio Theatre.  Another, "Friendship," was performed in August 2012 at the Lebanon Community Theatre in PA. He has studied acting and holds a master’s degree from New York University.

60 mins, Uni Coglioni, Hey Day (part II) a screenplay about the hey day of sexual freedom

Uni Coglioni is happy to be a part of the Village Playwrights Queen Scare 3 Festival. His credits include being a recipient of the McClinchee Award for his play "Short Changed", and a performance of his play "Family Picnic" in the Ravenswood's Play Festival. Uni is also the recipient of two Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards.  He recently finished a screenplay titled "Hey Day" and would love to find the right producer!

April 26 -- 

60 mins, Marguerite Masse, Act III Remorsing Lenny

Marguerite Masse is a former acting student of Stella Adler and New York University School of the Arts. She has worked Off and Off-Off Broadway as an actress with Milan Stitt and Olympia Dukakis.  She is a freelance journalist and an advertising copywriter. Marguerite is a beginner playwright who has some published poetry with the International Library of Poetry.

60 mins available

May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 7 pm to 10 pm: Intensive Playwriting taught by Drew Sachs.  $50.  Space is limited.  Click here for the May 4th Agenda.
To express your interest in this course please email

May 10, 2 hours available

May 24, 2 hours available


Kevin Curley has a one-act play Daddy being produced on Monday April 24th at 7:30 PM at Lucky Jack’s Pub on 129 Orchard Street NYC 10002. The play is sardonic, political and farcical.  The evening will be comprised of plays and readings. Free pizza has been promised and it should be a fun evening.


Marjorie Conn's play "AT A SNAILS SPACE" is a part of the One Act Comedy Fest. It will be a staged reading on March 30, 7:30 p, at 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. $10. Email:   Phone: 347.451.3873



The Village Playwrights meet at 8 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street.  Participation is open to all Playwrights and Screenwriters.  Beginners are encouraged and helped. "This is a place to speak from the heart.  This is a place to find one's voice.  This is a place to take risks."  
For information about attending a Village Playwrights' meeting, call 614-285-2515 or e-mail