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PDC's Philly DramaCast

PDC's Philly DramaCast

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PDC's PHILLY DRAMACAST - The Philadelphia Dramatists Centre's new Philly DramaCast stars the playwrights, actors, and producers of the Greater Philadelphia area in ten-minute short plays, complete with music and sound effects all done by local artists.
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1. Dora's Dynamic Dates by Marjorie Bicknell (Rerun)
“Dora's Dynamic Dates” by Marjorie Bicknell. In this play, two lonely people  discover they are the only attendees of a speed-dating event run by a  computerized program. Tonight’s players are Robert B. Ruelan as Ted, Keenya Jackson as Sara, and Caitlin Cieri as Dora. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a hotel meeting room set up for the speed dating session. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists  Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops  the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on  Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved. www.pdc1.org
12:53
May 2, 2021
17. Zombie Chicken: A Love Story by Robin Rodriguez
“Zombie Chicken: A Love Story,” by Robin Rodriguez. In this show, Kari’s pitching a documentary based on the trials and tribulations of her client...a zombie chicken looking for love. And Kari’s looking for someone to play the male lead. Tonight’s players are Sarah McWilliams as Kari, Jeff Hunsicker as Cornwell, and Shelli Pentimall Bookler as the Zombie Chicken. A quick warning before we begin, this show contains violence, sexual content, and a reference to sexual abuse of a minor. And now, it’s time for the show. We open in an indie film producer’s office... This episode was directed and produced by Caitlin Cieri, Robert Ruelan, and Annie Fang. Editing and mixing by Annie Fang. This episode of Philly DramaCast was recorded remotely by Sarah McWilliams, Jeff Hunsicker, and Shelli Pentimall Bookler and was produced by the Philadelphia Dramatists Center.
12:47
February 6, 2021
16. For the Parts by William Burrisson & The Butcher of Treblinka by Daniel Wolf
“For the Parts,” by William Burrison. William’s  particularly interested in horror and poetry, and wrote a piece that  capitalizes on both; where a daughter loses her father in the worst  way.  "For the Parts'" players are Marjorie Bicknell as the Narrator and Keenya Jackson as the Daughter. And now, it’s time for the show. We open at a family’s home… “The  Butcher of Treblinka” by Daniel Wolf. In this play, Moishe’s attending  the bris of his grandson and realizes he recognizes the mohel…as a Nazi  official from the Treblinka extermination camp back in World War II.  "THe  Butcher of Treblinka's" players are Jay Steinberg as Moishe, Stephen  Medevick as Lenny, Carol Moog as Moishe’s sister Ceil, and Jim Fryer as  the Mohel, with additional voices by Adrian Bridges.  And now we open on a bris… “For  the Parts” was performed and recorded, and presented with permission of  the author at the Spruce Hill Community Association back in 2018. All  rights reserved. “For the Parts” was directed and produced by Caitlin  Cieri, Robert Ruelan, and Charles Primerano. Editing and mixing by  Charles Primerano. Additional music provided by Adrian Bridges. “The  Butcher of Treblinka” was performed and recorded and presented with  permission of the author. All rights reserved. “The Butcher of  Treblinka” was directed and produced by Caitlin Cieri, Robert Ruelan,  and Adrian Bridges. Editing and mixing by Adrian Bridges. This script  was recorded remotely by Jay Steinberg, Stephen Medevick, Carol Moog,  Jim Fryer, and Adrian Bridges. This episode of Philly DramaCast was  produced by the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. Support the show (http://www.pdc1.org/pdc-membership/)
09:34
January 19, 2021
15. 'Twas the Christmas Eve 9:02 to Soulmateville by Donna Stuccio
“’Twas the Christmas Eve 9:02 to Soulmateville,” by Donna Stuccio. In this show, Charlotte wakes up on Christmas Eve train to Soulmateville and realizes that her fellow passenger left her to ride the rails alone. Can she find her way to Happily Ever After before Christmas Day? Tonight’s players are Donna Stuccio as Charlotte, Joshua Jones as Andrew, and Stephen Medvidick as The Porter. And now, it’s time for the show. We open inside a train on a cold and bitter Christmas Eve… This episode was directed and produced by Caitlin Cieri, Robert Ruelan, and Annie Fang. Editing and mixing by Annie Fang. This episode of Philly DramaCast was recorded remotely by Donna Stuccio, Joshua Jones, and Stephen Medvidick and was produced by the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. pdc1.org
15:33
December 5, 2020
14: No Excuses for the Finnegan by Mitchell Maltenfort
“No Excuses for the Finnegan,” by Mitchell Maltenfort. In this show, journalist Harlan Hitchens can’t make it big as a writer, so he’ll have to settle for fame as a superhero who can go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye. But where did his powers come from…and where are his powers going. Tonight’s players are Vinny Ali as Harlan Hitchens and The Finnegan, Sarah Pardys as Gail Parker, Shelli Pentimall Bookler as Christine Ellison, Demon 2 and Fire Victim 2, Jeff Hunsicker as Dogface and Everett Ellison, Joshua Jones as Person in Dark Suit, Fire Victim 3, and Pundit 1, and Adrian Bridges as Fire Victim 1 and Pundit 2. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a live news report of a burning building. This episode was directed and produced by Caitlin Cieri, Robert Ruelan, and Adrian Bridges. Editing and mixing by Adrian Bridges. This episode of Philly DramaCast was recorded remotely and was produced by the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. pdc1.org
17:37
November 7, 2020
13. Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Gil Sokolow
“Guilty Until Proven Innocent”  by Gil Sokolow. In this show, two cops are guarding a prisoner before his trial. But there’s a group of people right outside, ready to take justice into their own hands. Tonight’s players are Vinny Ali as Deputy Percy Pruett, Ian Agnew as Deputy Bobby-Joe, Michael Russo as Gordon Gann, and Jeff Hunsicker as Frank. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on reflections of an infamous incident that occurred in August of 1915, in Milledgeville, Georgia... Warning: This episode contains instances of lynching, racism, Anti-Semitism, and police brutality, and references to rape Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. This episode was edited by Adrian Bridges All rights reserved pdc1.org Support the show (http://www.pdc1.org/pdc-membership/)
26:39
September 5, 2020
12. Oxford, 1962 by Charles Primerano
“Oxford, 1962” by Charles Primerano. A reporter from the Voice of America is attacked on the job, and gets an  in-depth look of the race riots from an unexpected source. Tonight’s players are Ian Agnew as Russ and Brooke Shilling as Peggy. And now, it’s time for the show. We open in a university classroom during the Ole Miss Riot of 1962... Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists  Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. All rights reserved pdc1.org Support the show (http://www.pdc1.org/pdc-membership/)
13:12
August 1, 2020
11: So & Interrogation
Two plays for the price of one! First up is “So,” by Bill Burrison. Everyone in this play wants to connect with the people around them…but they just can’t scrounge up the words. This show’s players are Marjorie Bicknell as Vondell and Caitlin Cieri as Sage. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a coffee shop on a university campus. Second is Our second show for tonight is “Interrogation” by Sheila MacDonald. Special Agents Dump and Broom interrogate a preteen, but she shows them who has the most brains among the three of them. This show’s players are Richard Johnson as Special Agent Roy Dump, Sarah McWilliams as Special Agent Doris Broom, and Julianne Layden as Chicha. Once again, it’s time for the show. We open on an interrogation room in a police station. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. All rights reserved pdc1.org Support the show (http://www.pdc1.org/pdc-membership/)
19:26
June 27, 2020
10: "No One Returns" by Keith Eckert
“No One Returns” by Keith Eckert. Amelia's dealing with her anxiety after a recent breakup. Nowen is in the hospital…and Nowen is hearing voices. Tonight’s players are Arthur Robinson as Nowen, Ru Pujara as Dr. Elamir, Kimie Muroya as Lyssa, and Jeff Wu as the Police Officer. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on the Psychiatric Observation Room in the Emergency Department of Bethany Hospital. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. All rights reserved pdc1.org Support the show (http://www.pdc1.org/pdc-membership/)
16:19
May 30, 2020
9: "The Oboe Player" by Keenya Jackson
“The Oboe Player” by Keenya Jackson. Jade’s looking for a boyfriend who likes her for who she really is. And Abdul’s looking for a China doll oboe player. Tonight’s players are Dana Liu as Jade and Joshua Jones as Abdul. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a date in an intimate Chinese restaurant. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter. 
 This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Editing, mixing and original music by Charles Primerano
. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan.
11:07
April 11, 2020
8: “Lucy Isn't Real” by Leah Lawler.
“Lucy Isn't Real” by Leah Lawler. Amelia's dealing with her anxiety after a recent breakup. And anxiety is a real bitch. Tonight’s players are Leah Lawler, Caitlin Cieri, Robert B. Ruelan and Spencer Ventresca. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on Amelia, by herself, in her apartment. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan.
20:44
March 4, 2020
7: “Committed” by Shelli Pentimall Bookler
“Committed” by Shelli Pentimall Bookler. Two couples on two different dates are having the same fight in the same restaurant. Tonight’s players are Katherine Perry, Spencer Ventresca, Joshua Jones, and Alexandra Doman.  And now, it’s time for the show. We open on an upscale restaurant on date night. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved.
15:32
March 4, 2020
6: “Heartburning” by Robert Castle
“Heartburning” by Robert Castle. A prep cook breaks her boss's heart and the whole restaurant is dragged into their fight. Tonight’s players are Julianne Layden as Sherry, Larry Beck as Nelson, and Marjorie Bicknell as Marguerita.Note: “Heartburning” is interactive, and you can choose how the show ends by skipping forward on your device. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a small restaurant during its dinner rush... Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved.
14:58
December 12, 2019
5: “The Tale of the Spooky Turnip” by Greg Nanni
“The Tale of the Spooky Turnip” by Greg Nanni. Halloween is right around the corner, and its the perfect time of year for stories about ghosts, monsters, and...vegetables? Tonight’s players are Vinny Ali as Eddie and LaPorscha Rodgers as Kelly.  And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a valley at midnight on All Hallows Eve… Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved.
14:52
November 5, 2019
4: “The Birdseye Lowdown” by Alexander Wilkie
“The Birdseye Lowdown” by Alexander Wilkie. In this play, we go to the mean streets of New York City, where two fast-talking gumshoes are interrogating a suspect in a murder case…but you’ve never seen a case like this in any Phillip Marlowe novel. Tonight’s players are Vinny Ali as Detective Morgan, Bashir N. Babbar as Detective Reed, Spencer Ventresca as Frankie Butler and Kate McGrath as Dr. Stark. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). All rights reserved. To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia.
09:05
November 5, 2019
2: “David Austin” by Pat McGeever
“David Austin” by Pat McGeever. You’ll be getting a peek inside Simone’s stately Center City apartment, right when an assassin from Murder, Incorporated stops by with a vase full of roses. Tonight’s players are Carol Moog as Simone and Joshua Jones as Flip. And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a penthouse apartment in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. a valley at midnight on All Hallows Eve… Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved.
12:22
November 5, 2019
1: “Dora's Dynamic Dates” by Marjorie Bicknell
“Dora's Dynamic Dates” by Marjorie Bicknell. In this play, two lonely people discover they are the only attendees of a speed-dating event run by a computerized program. Tonight’s players are Robert B. Ruelan as Ted, Keenya Jackson as Sara, and Caitlin Cieri as Dora.  And now, it’s time for the show. We open on a hotel meeting room set up for the speed dating session. Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia. All rights reserved. www.pdc1.org
12:53
November 5, 2019
3: "King in the Castle" by Caitlin Cieri
“King in the Castle” by Caitlin Cieri. In this play, a king is visited by his son in a castle just off I-76 West. Tonight’s player is William Burrison as The King.  And now, it’s time for the show. We open on Castle Dragonhill… Philly DramaCast is a production of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center (PDC). To see all of the latest readings, shows, and workshops the PDC provides, visit pdc1.org. You can follow Philly DramaCast on Facebook, and the PDC on Facebook and Twitter.  This episode was produced and directed by Caitlin Cieri. Production, recording and hosting by Robert Ruelan. Editing and mixing by Charles Primerano. Original Music by Charles Primerano. Recorded at the Spruce Hill Community Association in Philadelphia.
05:58
November 2, 2019