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.  Everyone is welcome.


The Village Playwrights announce a call for scripts for Queer Scare IV.  Seven 10 minute plays will be chosen for reading to celebrate Halloween, with an LGBTQ twist.  The reading will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

No meetings in August.  Enjoy the summer.

Sept 13  

30 mins., Michael Hixenbaugh,  "Dinner at 8"  -- Henry tells Adam that he's no longer in love with him just before the guests arrive for their sixth anniversary party. 

Michael Hixenbaugh has been writing since high school and has had a poem published and two short plays performed in school. He has been out since college and is very interested in doing positive things for the LGBTQ community. He has also written five short screenplays and one feature length.







30 mins., Charles Leipart,  "An Afternoon in Hammersmith 1931" -- E.M. Forester visits a friend in the Hammersmith section of London.

Charles Leipart
 Cream Cakes in Munich, 1st Prize Award 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans LiteraryFestival. A Kind of Marriage, 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation LGBT Playwrighting Award. His musicals include: Pickwick’s Haunted Christmas (in development); Me and Miss Monroe, Enchanted April, and Frog Kiss.  www.charlesleipart.com







30 mins., Mervyn Douglas Kaufman "Louis & Clark" -- one act about two men stuck in the same hospital room.

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.  For years, I said repeatedly that I hoped to write plays "someday". . . and finally realized that "someday" had better be "now." Thus it's 
become an important facet of my creative life.  Village Playwrights has included my work in various readings in recent years, for which I remain truly grateful.





30 mins., Kevin Curley


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. kcurley01@aol.com


Sept 27, 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.




Oct 11 -- 

60 mins., Uni Rizzo, Hey Day (the last act) -- screen play about the "hey day" of sexual freedom.

Uni Coglioni's 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! Coglioni7@yahoo.com

60 mins. Louis DeVaughn Nelson, "Monologues" -- A sociopolitical, psychosexual comedy in one act about a love quadrilateral between two directors and two actresses trying to gain each other's attention (and love) while rehearsing a new one-woman show. 

Louis DeVaughn Nelson is a multidisciplinary artist and founder of Hokum Arts. He studied dance and playwriting at DeSales University and Drexel University. Nelson was named Best New Choreographer by Philadelphia City Paper and has been recognized internationally for his theatre, dance and video work that delves into cultural and movement research. Credits Include : The Peekaboo Revue, English Theatre Berlin, The Berlin Music Video Awards, Social Media Week, Tanzbad 4,  CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts, CIANT Festival for Film and New Media, Dark Matter Productions NYC, Exquisite Corpse Company NYC, Dixon Place. More info at Facebook : Hokum Arts   

Oct 25 -- Queer Scare IV -- stage readings of short plays to celebrate Halloween
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MEMBERS NEWS:

Brad Baron's
 
Last Ditch Playlist is having a limited off-off-broadway run for four performances only coming up at Theaterlab from August 17 - 20. An early draft of the play was read in January of 2015 at the Village Playwrights.

The discount code for $16 tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/975828/prm/LDPNYC16






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ABOUT THE VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS

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 villageplaywrights@gmail.com