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The Village Playwright meet from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

June 14, 2017 Showcase of 10 minute plays developed in the Village Playwrights' Intensive Playwriting Workshop

The plays and playwrights are

"Whiskey River" by JC Augustin  -- Delusion and paranoia mix with loneliness and desire in this
hallucinatory cocktail party between a man and his whiskey.

"Pictures From the Past" by 
Lora Danley -- 
Two estranged brothers meet at their father's funeral.

Lora Danley is a New York City based playwright who originally hails from Virginia.  Her work has been performed as part of the Detention Series at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts, the Four Quarter Theatre Company in New York City, the South Street Players in Spring Lake, New Jersey, the Players Centre for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida, the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, and the Black Box New Play Festival with the Park Slope Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Her full-length play “Surprise, Surprise” recently won third place in the Las Vegas Little Theater’s New Works Festival.  She is a member of the Dramatist Guild. 

"Sex Talk" by James Chacon -- 
A mature gay couple grapples with establishing the parameters of an open relationship while simultaneously moving toward a formal commitment to each other. 

Jim Chacon is a retired educator from Los Angeles who moved to New York to pursue long deferred interests in playwriting and stand up comedy.   

June 28, Loud and Proud,
the Village Playwrights celebrate Gay Pride with staged readings of seven 10 minute plays at the LGBT Community Center

July 12

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.

July 26

No meetings in August.

Sept 13, Reserved for special event

Sept 26, 2 hours,  Mark Nimar, Good Daddy -- a gay sex comedy about Ben, a young guy who has an affair with an older, married man. 

Mark Nimar is a New York-based actor, singer, and playwright. In New York, he has performed at the Bank Street Theatre in the musical Happy End, at the Danny Kaye Playhouse in the New York premiere of the opera il Postino, and at the Manhattan School of Music in the New York premiere of the opera A Taste of Damnation. Productions outside of New York include Animal Crackers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Carmen at Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City. He made his screen debut as Mason in the film Beneath Contempt, which was screened at the Slamdance Film Festival, IFFB, and at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Mark holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in voice from the Mannes College the New School for Music. As a playwright, his work has been featured at the Village Playwrights in New York City.




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