News about up-coming events
The Village Playwrights will meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Studio 353, 353 W. 48th St., NYC in Studio 4 on the second floor.  Everyone is welcome. $5 suggested donation.

No meeting on December 27, 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019 -- 2 hours, Cayenne Douglass, Maiden Voyage -- the first all-female mission aboard a US Submarine.

Cayenne Douglass 
is a New York City based playwright. Plays include, The Architects of Time (Manhattan Repertory Theater and Village Playwrights) If You See Something…(ESPA Primary Stages, Detention Series and The Big Apple Theatre Festival) The Spare Change of Strange Angels (The Living Room Theater and The Driftwood Players) We All Begin Again (Midtown International Theatre Festival) Oh My - Goodness (New Perspectives Theatre) 
She’s an alumni of The New Perspectives Theater Women’s Work Lab and The Living Room Theatre Short Play Lab Incubator. She Attended CalArts School of Theater and graduated from Goddard College with a BA in Individualized studies. 

Thursday, January 24 -- 30 minutes, Mervyn Kaufman, 
"Available Annies" -- A middle-aged man, thrust from his home because of published accounts of improprieties with a young female staff member at his corporate office, is visited by his son.

Mervyn Kaufman's came late to playwriting. . .after saying, years ago, that I wanted to be a playwright. But when he came to NYC, he got diverted—into book and magazine publishing.  And when that career ground down, in the heat of the recent recession, he decided it was time to pursue his dream. Writing plays is the most challenging and — ultimately—most satisfying thing he has ever tried to do.

30 Mins., Glenn 
Alterman, "Bar N(one)" -- series of "bar monologues" culled from the over 1000 monologues written over the years.

Glenn Alterman   Author 30 best selling theater related books, including 10 books of original monologues.  Guinness World Record & “Author Of The Most Published Original Monologues for Actors”. Plays won over 65 playwriting awards, including Arts and Letters Award in Drama, Reva Shiner (Bloomington Playwrights) and Jerry Kaufman recipient. 2 International Arts Grants. Plays & monologues appeared in 50 “Best Plays/ “Best Monologues anthologies. Plays produced throughout U.S & Europe/ 

60 Minutes available

Tuesday, February 14 -- 

Love is Love

Staged readings of 7 ten minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day at the LGBT Community Center, 7 pm to 9 pm.  For information about submitting your script, click here.

Thursday, February 23 -- 2 hours available

Thursday, March 8, 2 hours, Michael Hixenbaugh, Lost -- a messed up fairytale about a girl named Blance, who takes a wild adventure when she gets lost in a wacky fairytale land.

The playwright Vanda is seeking information and personal testimony about police raids in New York Bars.  Were any of you older ladies in a NYC police raid--it could be either a lesbian bar or a gay bar?  Do you have a friend who was in a raid?  Did she tell you some specifics of what happened? Did you hear a story from a gay man, a story with details.  Were they taken to jail?  Given a date to return to see the judge?  Did a bunch of police come in or just one.  If anyone of you has even a tiny bit of solid info, contact



The Village Playwrights meet twice a month.   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