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Play Reading: Country Fried Murder by Judy Klass

Quarantine Players, A New Play Podcast.| We'll Keep the Ghostlight on For You!

Play Reading: Country Fried Murder by Judy Klass

Quarantine Players, A New Play Podcast.| We'll Keep the Ghostlight on For You!

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Play Reading: Country Fried Murder by Judy Klass
Please take a second to support The Quarantine Players with a donation to help us keep putting on great new plays like this one:    https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/quarantine-players-a-virtual-theater-company/general_support  A group of people gathers for a songwriters' retreat in the Rocky Mountains in the mid-2000s. Their "mentor" is an abrasive, charismatic country singer/songwriter named Kyle Samperson. He humiliates some for their songwriting, personally offends some and clashes about politics with others. By the time Kyle turns up dead in Act Two, everyone has a motive for killing him. Snowed in, without internet or phone, the other characters size each other up and wonder whodunit.   Judy Klass, Playwright,  A. J. Campbell Producer Katy Blake, Director Clint Aphin as Brice, Laurie Canaan as Roberta, Lane Wright as Charlie, Jack E. Chambers as Kyle, Kathy Kerns as Martha, Sophia Sutton as Tiffany, Judy Jackson as Denise, Alyssa Borg as Li,  Robert Beard as Ed
02:06:04
August 6, 2021
This play has an Iguana for a Protagonist by Liz Dooley
This play has an Iguana for a Protagonist by Liz Dooley In the aftermath of a massive miscommunication about biology, iguana Arthur comes to the conclusion that his best friend, a human named Mari, must be dying. He makes up his mind to take the most “noble” course of action—whether Mari likes it or not. Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA.   The play with an Iguana has a Sequel by Liz Dooley Since the last… adventure, Arthur the iguana has done everything in his power to research human biology so he doesn’t make any more big mistakes. Armed with his newfound information, he sets out to protect Mari from a new threat: himself. But was she ever really in danger? And is she actually any safer now? Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA—part two.   Followed by a talkback with the cast and writer   Directed by Monica Cross Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players   Cast Voice of Iguana:  Scott Sickles The puppeteer is Clayton Bauldree Elizabeth Rossen as Mari Draper Harris as Jeff Stage Direction:  Gayle Grimes   About Liz Dooley Liz Dooley is an asexual- and female-identifying theatre artist based in Atlanta. Her Young Adult Play, FIDGET AND TILDY, has been featured at Synchronicity Theatre through Working Title Playwright’s First Light Series, and her work (WHEREVER) has been featured at Actor’s Express as part of the One-Minute Play Festival. In addition, her short play THIS PLAY HAS AN IGUANA FOR A PROTAGONIST has been produced across the country, including through Quarantine Players and as part of Iowa State University’s Undergrad Director Showcase. She is an active member of Working Title Playwrights and a founding member of the Cultivators, an Atlanta-based new-work development organization for theatre and film. Liz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a dual major BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology. She studied as a playwriting apprentice at Horizon Theatre during the 2014-2015 season, under Addae Moon. https://newplayexchange.org/users/28626/liz-dooley About the Quarantine Players   Website   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePl... Twitter:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantinep... Amazon Fire TV APP: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.
59:26
June 10, 2021
WHAT’S FOREVER FOR ANYWAY? A Play In Three Acts followed by a talk balk with the authors
To support the new play development work of the Quaratinte Players please give generously at:  https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/quarantine-players-a-virtual-theater-company/general_support Also available on our youtube channel:  https://youtu.be/ft0GxqO2zOc Two brothers competing for the love of the same woman never goes well. A wife’s betrayal has consequences. Treachery, however, benign sometimes ends in tragedy. And the truth… well who really knows what good can come of it?   Brandon is having an affair with Annie, Arthurs wife.  Arthur comes home from work one day to find his younger brother and wife alone again in the apartment. Has he always had his suspicions? Later that week, Arthur escorts his young wife to an on-stage production of his new work about a younger brother having an affair with the older brother’s wife…and someone gets murdered.  A play within a play, but who gets played?    written by Tom David Barna & Christine Barna  directed by Scott Olson produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players   Starring Ricardo Padilla Lisette Gabrielle Tyler Brown   About the Quarantine Players Website   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Twitter:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers Amazon Fire TV APP: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.
02:02:24
May 7, 2021
JUST GET OVER IT by Matthew Garlin, A delightful new RomCom (Play Reading)
This is the story of a couple that has broken up who gets caught at a resort during a storm and now has no choice but to face the ghosts of the past relationship.  Both come clean in a hilarious, high-stakes autopsy of their failed relationship.     Original Concept by Matthew Garlin & Samantha Davekos   Writing Supervision by Rebecca Greene   Director Monica Cross Producer A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players   CAST David - Ricardo Padilla Jessica - Tammy Peters Melissa: David’s Wife - Elizabeth  Rossen Malcolm: Jessica’s Husband - Bryan  Matthew Stage directions - Zach Hanna   Matthew Garlin Author This is his first time working with Quarantine Players. His acting credit includes working with theaters: Quannapowitt Players in Reading, MA Theatre to Go in Melrose, MA New England School of Performing Arts The Bard Brigade in Saugus, MA Revolutionary Theatre in Danvers, MA Still Small theatre’s repertory company in Beverly, MA. His directing credits include Enchanted April for Theatre to Go Inc., Almost Maine and It’s a Wonderful Life for Theater Company of Saugus, Godspell for Sherwood Entertainment, Side by Side by Sondheim for Colonial Chorus Players, Twelfth Night for The Bard Brigade, and a short film Project Invisible. His playwright credits include Online Dating (one-act play) and Curtain Call (Full-length play) at Acting Out Company in Lawrence, How Do You Know (one-act play) at River’s Edge Arts Alliance, Woods (full-length play) at Theater@First, and A Christmas Gift (one-act play) & A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play (full-length adaptation) at Theater company of Saugus and Love in the Snow: Stories for Christmas at Walpole Footlighters. Author credits: Woods, Curtain Call, And the Oscar Goes To, and Just Get Over it (self-published) available also on Amazon.com in Kindle, Paperback, and Large Print. He currently hosts his own podcast Everything You Never Needed to Know about Movies, Music, and Theater and is the creator, writer, and plays “Jim Henry” of The Movie Critics: A Web series, you can find both on Anchor, Spotify, and every place else you get your podcasts. About the Quarantine Players   Website   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Twitter:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers Amazon Fire TV APP: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.
01:23:21
February 25, 2021
The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 1 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players
Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender. Directed by Lori Muhlstein   |   Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players|  Musical Director Mikayla Trimpey Cast Sara Lucchini as Kay Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange Michale L. Young as Eytan Trevor Butler as Curtis About Judy Klass Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com   |   NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass About the Quarantine Players website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers Amazon Fire TV App:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input. We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.
01:17:58
February 18, 2021
The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 2 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players
Written By Judy Klass  Music & Lyrics by Judy Klass  A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender. Directed by Lori Muhlstein Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Musical Director Mikayla Trimpey Cast Sara Lucchini as Kay Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange Michale L. Young as Eytan Trevor Butler as Curtis Available on our Youtube Page and on your Amazon Fire Device Watch our performances on your smart TV with our new Amazon Fire App  Say so long to huddling around the computer.  If you don't have Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon enabled device, you can still watch all of our great performances and interviews on our Youtube channel.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w About Judy Klass Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com  NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass About the Quarantine Players Website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.
01:22:54
February 18, 2021
TALK BACK: The Politics of Fabulousness by Judy Klass
Written By Judy Klass  Music & Lyrics by Judy Klass  A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender. Directed by Lori Muhlstein Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Cast Sara Lucchini as Kay Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange Michale L. Young as Eytan Trevor Butler as Curtis Available on our Youtube Page and on your Amazon Fire Device Watch our performances on your smart TV with our new Amazon Fire App  Say so long to huddling around the computer.  If you don't have Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon enabled device, you can still watch all of our great performances and interviews on our Youtube channel. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w About Judy Klass Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com  NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass About the Quarantine Players Website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/ Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.
28:28
February 18, 2021
Children of Combs and Watch Chains by Emily McClain by the Quarantine Players
A Virtual Play Reading To find all our other performances go to QuarantinePlayers.org A dark twist on the Gift of the Magi. Della and Jim Young desperately long to be parents. After years of failed fertility treatments and then finding out they are not eligible to be adoptive parents due to Della’s medical history, both embark on their own individual quests to achieve the goal they both believe will bring them the true fulfillment and the happiness they’ve been missing. Each keeps their plan secret from the other- but the hidden costs of their journeys eventually overwhelm their relationship. The consequences of their choices come to fruition and leave them longing for another, less treacherous path. Directed by Jacob Daniel Sinclair Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Stage Direction by Sara Lucchini Cast Hannah Reinert as DELLA YOUNG  Corneilus Franklin as JIM YOUNG Holly Souchack as POLLY AMANTE  Debra Marlowe as ESTHER SALGADO Erin Rae Li as TRICIA MCDONALD  Robert Coe as JAMIE BULLARD  About the Playwright Emily McClain is a professional playwright and theatre educator. Emily is a proud member of Working Title Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild and currently serves as Board President for Gwinnett Classic Theatre. Her play SLAYING HOLOFERNES was co-winner of Essential Theatre’s New Play Festival and received a world premiere production in 2019. The Pumphouse Players held readings of MY BROTHER’S SECRET KEEPER and PARADISE, STAYED. She was a featured playwright with Elephant Room Productions for her play CHEEK BY JOWL. CHEEK BY JOWL was also featured as Essential Theatre’s Bare Essential Reading Series in October 2020. Her full length comedy JULIE’S PLACE was selected for the JOOKMS Spotlight Series in July 2020 and later went on to be a semi-finalist with the New American Voices with The Landing Theatre Company. Her tragedy TERMINUS ANDRONICUS was a finalist at the American Shakespeare Center Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries competition in 2019. Her Risk Theatre play CHILDREN OF COMBS AND WATCH CHAINS was named a finalist for the Risk Theatre International Competition in August 2020. Her short plays have been staged at many professional theaters across the country including Mississippi, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, New York, and numerous venues in Georgia. Her historical drama COPPER ANGEL will be presented by borderless productions as an audio drama in March 2021. She is published through ArtAge, Smiths Scripts, and Stage-Rights and more of her work may be found on New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/users/27781/emily-mcclain About the Quarantine Players https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers https://quarantineplayers.org/ https://twitter.com/q_players https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input. We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.
01:36:15
February 11, 2021
Three Football Stories by Hank Kimmel and Asher Wyndham
3 Play Readings of 10 Minute plays by Asher Wyndham and Hank Kimmel JANEY SMITH: A FOOTBALL FAN MONOLOGUE by Asher Wyndham Nancy Kent Collie as Janey Smith Janey Smith is a Vikings fan and she's ready for Super Bowl week. An entire week of sex in houses around Minneapolis. She wants to make sure she gets paid what she deserves--so she can provide for her baby.   Part of the second volume of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.  THE REDEMPTION OF A FOOTBALL WIDOW by Hank Kimmel Jon Roberts as  Evan Markman Jesse Roberts as Eileen Markman A woman threatens to kill herself during the 1991 Super Bowl, and her husband, a life-long New York Giants fan, is caught between divided loyalties. HOPE FOR A JETS FAN by Hank Kimmel Adam Ressa as Meco Adam Frost-Venrick as Dan The Quarantine Players is your source for new plays from exciting new playwrights.  Check out all of our performances on our Youtube channel on your computer or smart tv.  Please take a second to like the performance and subscribe to our channel for the latest updates.   Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers Website:  http://QuarantinePlayers.org Twitter:  https://twitter.com/q_players Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers Hank Kimmel New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/users/2311/hank-kimmel Website:   http://www.hankkimmel.com Hank Kimmel (also known as Henry W. Kimmel) is an Atlanta-based playwright who is a founding member and serves as board president for Working Title Playwrights, an Atlanta-based theatre company dedicated to the development of playwrights and new plays. Hank also serves as the board president for the Alliance for Jewish Theatre (www.alljewishtheatre.org). Hank has been a long-time member of the Dramatists Guild. Always aspiring to craft deeper and more meaningful work, Hank has written dozens of plays of various lengths, mostly addressing people's obsession with status and money, including his own. Hank also works as a dramaturg.   Asher Wyndham New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/users/3039/asher-wyndham Website:   http://www.robotwriter.co Twitter:  https://twitter.com/asherwyndham Asher Wyndham (he/him/his) is an American/Canadian playwright. His plays have been produced and staged read all over the United States, also Canada, England, Costa Rica, Denmark, and Australia. Theatres that have developed his work include Theatre InspiraTO in Toronto; Movement Theatre Company in NYC; Wordsmyth Theater Company and Mildred's Umbrella in Houston. In 2010 he was awarded the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play and a fellowship to the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference from the Kennedy Center, and a mainstage reading and the Holland New Voices Award from the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha. He has been a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and a national finalist for the David Cohen Award from the Kennedy Center's ACTF. His short plays are published by Original Works Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, and Applause. He studied playwriting under the late Lanford Wilson at the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop at the University of Houston. He lives in Arizona.
47:08
February 5, 2021
To The Test by Written by Ricardo Soltero-Brown
TO THE TEST, A Virtual Play Reading To Watch This Performance go to QuarantinePlayers.org Cynthia, a public school teacher, faces a day of personal and professional trials, including a husband with a nightshift, a job evaluation, and her tween daughter's determination to switch schools. Written by Ricardo Soltero-Brown Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players CAST DEAN KNIGHT ...........................Todd HALIYA ROBERTS......................Cynthia  JACQUELINE JONES ................Denise MICHAEL GOODWIN ..................Fox NANCY KENT COLLIE ...............Janie PATRICIA ALLI ..........................Anne CORRIE L. YARBROUGH ...........Stage Manager About the Playwright Ricardo Soltero-Brown is a playwright, actor, and director. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he staged THE JACKET. He won the Florida Playwrights Competition for JEALOUSY (Valencia College; Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, Jeremy Seghers). He was an apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company, where THE AMBASSADOR, OR: THE DISARMAMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS and NOTHING BUT CHEESE were performed. THE PRINCESS OF CASPIA had a staged reading at Dixon Place. SICK DAY was presented as a reading at the Dramatists Guild's Equality Festival (freeFall Theatre). His plays, including BELDAM & GAFFER (Pipsqueak Collective), GRIEF, and THE LAST PLAY (Jeremy Seghers), have been performed at various colleges, theatres, and festivals. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. https://newplayexchange.org/users/7279/ricardo-soltero-brown twitter @RSolteroBrown About to the Quarantine Players https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers https://quarantineplayers.org/ https://twitter.com/q_players https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers/ We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights.  Each week we choose a new play to read for you.  We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process.  Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way.  We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them.  We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse. 
01:24:21
January 28, 2021
The String by Michael R. McGuire
A gang of criminals under the leadership of Polyxena have gathered at her bar in the lead up to an impending heist. A stranger named Mikey drinks at the bar and arouses the suspicions of the crooks. Brooklyn, the brash, foul-mouthed, and increasingly erratic technical expert attempts to seduce Mikey to determine if he’s an undercover cop, or simply some schmuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. The third gang member, who goes by the moniker Soccer Mom, arrives with a very young new girlfriend in tow. When Brooklyn takes Mikey off to a hotel room, Soccer Mom convinces Polyxena to replace Brooklyn in the criminal string due to Brooklyn’s reckless behavior and substance abuse. Her new partner, Katie, it turns out, is a criminal, too, with the same skill set as Brooklyn. Written by Michael R. McGuire Directed by Sophia Menconi Produced by A. J. Campbell, The Quarantine Players CAST Brooklyn...............................................KeeKee Funches Polyxena.........................................................Judy Lewis Mikey..........................................Cameron Lee Conlan Soccer Mom.................................................Lori Brooks Katie.......................................................Mikayla Trimpey Stage Direction..............................Adam Frost-Venrick Find out more about the Quarantine Players at QuarantinePlayers.org We work with playwrights to develop great new plays.   Check us out. About the Playwright: Michael R. McGuire McGuire’s play "It Comes From Beyond!" was produced in NYC in 2012 by Horse Trade Theater. His play "Persephone Rules!" is published by Brooklyn Publishers. He was awarded a 2005 CT Artist Fellowship for his play "The New Girl." His plays have been workshopped and produced at The Lark, Theater for the New City, Slant of Light Theater, Hygienic Theaterwerks, Valley Rep, and Heartland Theater as well as others. https://newplayexchange.org/users/23698/michael-r-mcguire See his books at https://www.lulu.com/search?adult_audience_rating=00&contributor=Michael+R.+McGuire&page=1&pageSize=10 About Quarantine Players https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers https://quarantineplayers.org/ https://twitter.com/q_players https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers/channel/ Creating Theater from Scratch When we started, there was no template for creating theater over the internet, which turned out to be perfect because we could remove all the obstacles that held us back. At the time, we didn’t know what zoom was or how we could use it. Would people even know how to use it? How much would it cost? And what the heck is a virtual background? We had so many questions, but we watched all of our productions canceled in those horrible first days of Spring 2020. We didn’t have to create a “season” of plays; we could choose any plays we wanted to do. It gave us a kind of freedom to select the best work we can find without appeasing a particular audience. We choose the plays, cast the roles, then we find an audience.
01:22:13
January 21, 2021
A Trump Christmas Carol by A. J. Campbell (explicit language)
Based loosely on the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, a classic tale of redemption, love, and forgiveness.  If that what you are looking for keep going.  Our story is about truth.   It's December 24th, 2020 The President of the United States, Donald J Trump is alone wandering around the oval office.  His niece Mary Trump approaches him with a book deal as a way for him to tell the truth to the American people, score a huge payday (bigger than Obama's). Over the course of the evening, the President is visited by a Rabbi, Michael Cohen, and three Ghost Writers.  The Ghostwriters meet with Trump to see if he has found redemption and if they can, get the truth out of him.     This play uses explicit language:  the F'bomb and references to sex.   This is a work of fiction and fantasy.  We are pretty sure Trump would never tell the truth no matter how big the book deal.   Directed by Doug Henderson  Written by A. J. Campbell  Performed by the Quarantine Players (QuarantinePlayers.org)   Our Actors  Ethan McAtee......Donald Trump  Jacqueline Jones .....The Publisher  Scott Olson.....Bob Cratchet/First Ghost Writer/Fred Sr.  Adam Ressa...Michael Cohen/Reporter  Byron Allen....Rabbi/Second Ghost Writer  Mikayla Trimpery....Third Ghost Writer/Reporter  Kerri Peters.....Mary Trump   Thank you to the Quarantine Players  Adaptation of "Silent Night" sung by Kerri Peters, Lyrics by A. J. Campbell “Silent Night” music by Franz Xaver Gruber, lyrics by Joseph Mohr (1818) Song is in the Public Domain
01:08:20
December 25, 2020
"The Murder on the Links" Part 1 Written by Agatha Christie, Stage Adaptation by Arthur Gramm
Part 1 of 2 Adapted from the novel by the same name, written by Agatha Christie in 1923. Christie's most famous detective, Hercule Poirot receives an urgent letter from Paul Renauld, summoning him to France. When he arrives, Poirot and his companion Hastings find that they were too late to save M. Renauld, as he now lies dead, face down in a grave on the edge of the golf course he was building. Soon, the story circulates that he was taken in the middle of the night by masked foreigners after a "secret" But certain facts do not add up. Why is his overcoat too long? Who wrote the love letter found in his pocket? Why is the broken watch running two hours fast? The case is further complicated by the discovery of another body, which has apparently been stabbed in an impossible way. All the while, Poirot must participate in a tête-à-tête with a rival, Inspector Giraud, who sees the case completely differently and refuses to cooperate. Hastings, meanwhile, has fallen in love with a girl who refuses to give her name. This fantastic story, beautifully crafted by Agatha Christie, has been faithfully and cleverly adapted to the stage for the first time. Script freely available upon request. Directed by Scott Olson Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Cast Hercule Poirot .....Ricardo Padilla Hastings....Ian Mead Moore Gerard.....Tyler Brown Lucien Bexs......Cameron Lee Conlan Madame Renault...Carol Frysinger Jack/George....Adam Frost-Venerick Madame DeBrue....Carole Preston Marte....Arlyss Hayes Stoner/Lawyer...Adam Ressa Cinderella/Bella....Judy Lewis Denise/Jeanne...Cait Sioebon Kiley Francois.....Barry Alguire Dr Durant/Arnold....D.Scott Grahm Waiter/Hiram.....Gary Mason Scott Olson  Director A.J. Campbell Producer, Quarantine Players Arthur Gramm Arthur Gramm is a St. Louis based playwright, adapter, and improviser. His love of playwriting was discovered by accident when, after being brought in to consult on stage combat for a new adaption of The Call of the Wild, he was asked to rewrite the entire play. From then on, the previously unknown interest developed into a full-fledged passion. While working on his BA in theatre and communication, Arthur wrote a collection of one-act plays for a staged reading, including one work that experimented with nonlinear, randomized storytelling, ALL IN THE TIMING. He has also volunteered with the Intersect Arts Center teaching theatre and playwrighting to kids in downtown St. Louis. His 10-minute One-Act play, JOY, was a semi-finalist at The End of the Road New Play Festival in 2018. He has also written two legal mystery one-acts, both of which were produced locally in Nebraska. His greatest passion lies with works that have the ability to surprise both the audience and the author. He has written two full-length plays; AFTER THE FACT, an original work, and THE MURDER ON THE LINKS, adapted from the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. The latter was first performed by the Quarantine Players in 2020. He is currently working on his master’s degree. New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/plays/420758/murder-links Website: https://www.facebook.com/Arthur-Gramm-110409654197581 Twitter: @grammarthur
01:52:42
December 18, 2020
SETTLEMENTS By Seth Rozin
When the resident theatre at a Jewish Community Center commissions a new play about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a half-Jewish/half-Jordanian playwright, the Center finds itself pulled in several directions. The playwright was sent on a trip to Israel and came back with a story that only explored one side of the Westbank conflict.  The playwright's narrative, told to them by a Palestinian family.  Questioning the premise of the story and the balance of it becomes a point of conflict within the organization.  One of the Center’s major donors, the Center’s Board President, the theatre’s Artistic Director, and the playwright each fight for a different outcome, while the Center’s Executive Director tries to keep the institution from falling off its foundation. SETTLEMENTS examines conflicts inside the Jewish community, the radicalization of young people's thoughts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how existing Jewish institutions are coping with these new realities. To see a video of this production:  https://youtu.be/nnygZz3U3HE Playbill: https://www.playbillder.com/show/vip/Quarantine_Players_A_Virtual_Theater_Company/2020/SETTLEMENTS_85144 Website:  QuarantinePlayers.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers/ Genre: drama, political Subject Matter Keywords: Jewish, Israel-Palestine, Israel, theatre, Politics, artist, art Age Appropriateness: ages 18 and up Narrative Attributes: Centers Female Characters Directed by Leslie Ross Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Characters: NOAH 44, (Timothy Lynch) Jewish; Artistic Director of the theatre JUDITH 52, (Lori Muhlstein) Jewish, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center that houses the theatre YASMIN 28, (Tarnim Bybee) half-Jewish/half-Jordanian, playwright MARION 65, (Barrie Alguire) Jewish, President of the Board of the Jewish Community Center CAESAR: 76, (D. Scott Graham) Jewish, a retired opthalmologist-turned-major-philanthropist Seth Rozin Seth is the author of numerous plays, including SETTLEMENTS, HUMAN RITES (produced at Phoenix Theatre, 2017; InterAct Theatre Company, 2018), THE THREE CHRISTS OF MANHATTAN (InterAct, 2015), TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR... (National New Play Network rolling world premieres at Florida Stage, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and New Jersey Rep, plus productions at Shadowlands Theater, Merrimack Rep, Unicorn Theatre, InterAct, Florida Studio Theatre, GEVA Theater, Barter Theater, Jewish Theatre of Grand Rapids and New Repertory Theatre; published by Playscripts.com), BLACK GOLD (NNPN rolling world premieres at InterAct, Phoenix Theatre, PROP Thr, Arts West Playhouse), REINVENTING EDEN (InterAct), MISSING LINK (InterAct, Civic Theatre of Schenectady), THE SPACE BETWEEN US (readings at Abington Theatre, Philadelphia Art Alliance) and MEN OF STONE (Theater Catalyst; published by Playscripts.com). He is also the composer, lyricist and book writer of A PASSING WIND a musical about history's greatest "fartiste" that premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in 2011. Seth is the winner of two playwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the 2006 Smith Prize (awarded by the National New Play Network), a 2002 Commission from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, and two Barrymore Award nominations for Outstanding New Play. https://newplayexchange.org/users/226/seth-rozin Representation, Susan Gurman, susan@gurmanagency.com
01:44:38
December 12, 2020
Jewish Stories By Hank Kimmel Performed by the Quarantine Players
4 Short Stories about Jewish life at Christmas “Welcome to Our Holiday Show”  starring Kerri Peters.  A frazzled teacher emcee's the opening of their school's holiday show.   “The Music Man’s Son Goes Yiddish” starring Shayne Gardner as Christine, Taifa Harris as Mayo, A.J. Campbell as the Rabbi “THE DAY SANTA IGNORED US” Starring Gayle Grimes as Mother, Ethan McAtee as Santa Barry, Adam Ressa as Son. A mother and son are shopping for a Hanukkah gift for the dad when they are insulted by a department store Santa who has just recognized them. “It’s Not Such A Wonderful Life” starring, Kenneth Boys as George, Gary Payne as Clarance, We return to the bridge where George and Clarance meet at the beginning point of A Wonderful life, to find a different sort of arrangement.  It's a story about life and sub-prime lending.   “Thank You For Coming to Our Holiday Show” starring Kerri Peters, Our frazzled teacher returns after a devastatingly bad performance by the kids. Hank Kimmel Hank Kimmel (also known as Henry W. Kimmel) is an Atlanta-based playwright who is a founding member and serves as board president for Working Title Playwrights, an Atlanta-based theatre company dedicated to the development of playwrights and new plays. Hank also serves as the board president for the Alliance for Jewish Theatre (www.alljewishtheatre.org). Hank has been a long-time member of the Dramatists Guild. Always aspiring to craft deeper and more meaningful work, Hank has written dozens of plays of various lengths, mostly addressing people's obsession with status and money, including his own. Hank also works as a dramaturg. New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/users/2311/hank-kimmel Website: http://www.hankkimmel.com About the Quarantine Players Website:  QuarantinePlayers.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/q_players Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers/ When we started, there was no template for creating theater over the internet, which turned out to be perfect because we could remove all the obstacles that held us back. At the time, we didn’t know what zoom was or how we could use it. Would people even know how to use it? How much would it cost? And what the heck is a virtual background?  We had so many questions, but we watched all of our productions canceled in those horrible first days of Spring 2020. We didn’t have to create a “season” of plays; we could choose any plays we wanted to do. It gave us a kind of freedom. We choose the plays, cast the roles, then we find an audience. We can create theater for a specific audience, for example, 25 -30-year-old parents in Des Moines, Iowa. We can do that. Join us every week for a new play.  
41:50
December 4, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving by Tim Boland
Performed by the Quarantine Players Directed by Leslie Ross Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players HAPPY THANKSGIVING is a full-length play set on Thanksgiving Day, 2016, two weeks after the highly divisive U.S. presidential election. A Michigan-state (Blue state turned Red!) married couple, two conservative Republican parents, are holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner for their three adult children coming back to Jackson, Michigan (often branded as the birthplace of the Republican party): their first-born, a liberal firebrand Hillary-supporting daughter, along with their middle child, a gay Republican son, and the baby of the family, a Sandernista democratic socialist daughter. Annual Thanksgiving family gatherings are normally fraught with enough anxiety for this diverse and politically-conscious family, but after the long and contentious presidential campaign of 2016, this post-election turkey get-together threatens to be a disaster in the making. One American family and their binds of marriage, parenthood, brother and sisterhood will all be tested as the family members are challenged to answer the ultimate question, which comes first, party, candidate, country or family? ARTHUR HOLDEN - (D. Scott Graham)  Early 60's. Family patriarch. Old school traditionalist. Still, open-minded. Steely. With a soft side. BEV HOLDEN -(Lori Balash Muhlstein) Early 60's. The real family boss. Simple but wise.Path-of-least resistance peacemaker personality. Hidden rebel. DEBORAH HOLDEN GONZALEZ (Caty Nicholson)  Early to mid 30's. Daughter. Liberal firebrand, passionate to the point of neuroses. Glass half-empty. ROBERT HOLDEN - (Matthew Marcus) Mid 30's. Son. Conservative. Republican. Gay.  Later 20's. Baby of the family. Bernie Sanders acolyte. Socially engaged. Still, a realist. HECTOR GONZALEZ - (Ricardo Padillo.) Mid-30's. Latino. Husband to Deborah. Progressive liberal. Less fiery than his wife. Glass half-full. MALIK HENDERSON - (Chaz Pando) Later 20's-Early 30's. Black. Husband to Sarah. Very well-read. An anarchist at heart. Passionate, playful, humble. About the Quarantine Players https://anchor.fm/qplayers https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Quarantine Players are a group of directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians from all over the U.S. who have gathered to keep the ghost light on for you. We work to create weekly podcasts and video readings of new plays so you can get your theatre fix!  Till we are back in our seat with you, we will leave the ghostlight on.   About The Playwright, Tim Boland https://newplayexchange.org/users/3542/tim-boland TIM BOLAND is an award-winning playwright, who has written for theatre, film and television. His original play, IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE, was selected as the national contest winner of the Acme Acting Company's Third Annual New Play Festival, where it received its World Premiere at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE received its West Coast premiere at The Road Theatre Company of Los Angeles. He subsequently adapted his play IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE for film for CBS Productions, which produced it, starring Scott Bakula, Amy Madigan and Richard Thomas. His one-act ACCEPTANCE SPEECH was part of an evening bill of one-acts called TAKE THREE, directed by Paul Lazarus, that played at the No Smoking Playhouse in NYC. ACCEPTANCE SPEECH was subsequently produced as part of a production of the author’s one-acts, NIGHT VOICES, staged in San Francisco at Shelton Studio Theatre.
02:47:53
November 20, 2020
The Washington Squares: A political game show parody by A. J. Campbell
The Washington Squares is a political game show parody where media, popular culture icons, and politicians lie or tell the truth.  Reminiscent of a popular game show, this version is anything but basic. Send us some love and support: https://cash.app/$QPlayers Playwright:  A. J. Campbell Directed by Doug Henderson Performed by the Quarantine Players facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers “We Will Survive”  Parody Lyrics by A.J Campbell & Judy Lewis, Performed by Cameron Lee Conlan No Politicos were harmed during the making of this episode OUR POLITICO “CELEBRITY” IMPERSONATORS Announcer...........................................................Eric Verchot Chris “Hardball” Matthews......................Tori Clay Senator Mitch McConnell........................Doug Henderson Rep. Nancy Pelosi..............................Judy Lewis Vp Mike Pence..................................D. Scott Grahm VP Joe Biden...................................Scott Olson President Trump................................Ethan McAtee Dr. Rachel Maddow..............................Sarah Mackenzie Baron Randy Rainbow..................................Cameron Lee Conlan Claudia Conway.................................Kitty Murphy Rep. Katie Porter..............................Gayle Grimes Joy Reid.......................................Keekee Funches Stephen Miller.................................Adam Ressa The White Board of Truth and the Dry Erase Marker of Destiny played themselves All rights reserved
42:26
November 14, 2020
Ditching Destiny on Halloween by Laura Lewis-Barr performed by the Quarantine Players
Video Performance Available:   facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers About the Play Karen’s a klutz. After getting into another car accident (on Halloween), her insurance agent gives unusual advice: she should visit a famous astrologer to find out why she’s so accident-prone.  The hunky astrologer tries to convince Karen that they are meant to be together.  Should Karen believe him?  And what about her again off again booty call Nick?  Find out who Karen chooses, why her sister can't choose a paint color, and why it is a really bad idea to propose to someone on a baseball field.  Watch Ditching Destiny on Halloween by Laura Lewis Barr. Script Available on New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/plays/12295/ditching-destiny-halloween-or-bride-cant-decide Director:  A.J. Campbell The Cast Karen - Stacy McCargo Laurie - Mikayal Trimpey Richard - Spencer Dooley Nick - Richardo Padilla Ethan - Cameron Lee Conlan Charles/Mark Doug Henderson Stage Direction/Patti/Reporter/Becky/Attractive Fan - Barrie Alguire Usher & Stage Direction- A.J. Campbell About the Playwright New Play Exchange:  https://newplayexchange.org/users/1430/laura-lewis-barr Laura Lewis-Barr has been writing, directing, performing and teaching theatre for over 15 years. Laura’s play Chernobyl's Fire won the Playwrights First Award and was a finalist in the O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference Competition and Steppenwolf Theatre’s “First Look.” Marvelous Tales, was recently published by YouthPlays and The Vase is published with Heartland Plays. Her play, Cloistered Honey was recently made into a low budget film through Inspirare Productions. "Cloistered Honey" has been an official selection at the Red Dirt International Film Festival (nominated for Best Writing - Drama) and the Eugene International Film Festival (Awarded Best Screenplay – Feature.) It was recently picked up for distribution by The Bosko Group. Cloistered Honey (early draft) was seen as part of “The Next Big Thing Festival” in NY. Darwin’s Dilemma was seen in Circle Theatre’s New Play Fest. Darwin was also featured in the St. Tammany One-Act Competition and Steel Beam Theatre’s “New Play Series.” Recent productions of Laura’s work include: Chernobyl’s Fire; Addicted to Mars (Pittsburgh New Works Festival—“intriguing and carefully drawn…. Lewis-Barr’s writing drives the production.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette); Golden Chalices (LoveCreek Productions and The Riant Theatre in New York); Dove Killers (the side project in Chicago-- “riveting” Windy City Times). A dozen other plays, including Re-writing History thru a Fly’s Eye, The Vase, and The Dangers of Catnip have had readings and productions in Chicago and California. Laura’s Masters Degree in Drama is from San Francisco State University. Before her move to the country, (to work as Artistic Director/Theatre Professor at Sauk Valley College) Laura was a member of the Playwrights Collective and Chicago Dramatists. About the Quarantine Players Video:   facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Podcast: anchor.fm/qplayers (available on iTunes, Stitcher, Breaker, Spotify, google podcast and more.) Quarantine Players are a group of directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians from all over the U.S. who have gathered to keep the ghost light on for you. We work to create weekly podcasts and video staged readings of NEW plays.  We work hard to put the spotlight on new playwrights and actors.  
01:54:44
October 30, 2020
Thirty Deep by Jordan Morille
In the last days of Guns-N-Stuff taxidermy shop, Montgomery (owner and operator) is given a unique request: stuff, treat, and mount the dead son of customer Janice. The money's good, enough to keep the place afloat for a while longer, but is it worth it?    Twitter: @JordanMorille   https://newplayexchange.org/users/2631/jordan-morille About the Quarantine Players   The Players are a group of actors, playwrights, and directors who had their productions canceled due to the global pandemic. In our grief, we began once a week to read plays together.  Now after 6 months and 24 online productions, we have become a new play production nebula.  We work with emerging playwrights to develop their work.    https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Cast Directed and Produced by A.J. Campbell MONTGOMERY Gary Payne WHISKY Tori Clay JANICE Judy Lewis COOKIE Barrie Alguire STAGE DIRECTIONS Shayen Gardner Jordan Morille Jordan is a Texas-born/bred playwright and lecturer at Texas State University in San Marcos. He was awarded the 2015 John Cauble National Award for Outstanding Short Play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for Norma’s Rest, which later went on to become published in the Best American Short Plays 2014-2015 anthology. He was also a national finalist for the Gary Garrison Ten-Minute Play Award for his play Jars. Previous accolades include: The 2014 Ken Ludwig Award for best body of work (including the plays: love, Norman, Thirty Deep, Jackalope, and Speedball), Second Place for the National Partners of American Theatre Award (love, Norman), and national finalist for the John Cauble Award (Speedball in 2014, and Thirty Deep in 2013). His ten minute play, Tiger Barb, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway short play festival. His novella, The Juneborn, is published in The Running Wild Press Novella Anthonlogy. Jordan is also the proud father of Josephine and Oliver Morille.
01:33:53
October 23, 2020
Spooky Saturday by Joshua Kahn performed by the Quarantine Players
A body-swapping psychological horror. A young, idealistic woman preparing to leave for college winds up trapped in the body of her bitter Grandfather. As they attempt to swap back, they learn some hard lessons about themselves, each other, and the young woman's hopelessly clueless Dad (the Grandfather's son). Written by Joshua Kahn Directed by Scott Olson Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Cast Ian Moore as the Narrator Andrea is played by Sara Lucchini Dad/Son is Ahmad Maaty Grandpa/Husband is played by Scott Graham About the Quarantine Players https://anchor.fm/qplayers https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Quarantine Players are a group of directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians from all over the U.S. who have gathered to keep the ghost light on for you. We work to create weekly podcasts and video readings of new plays so you can get your theatre fix!  Till we are back in our seat with you, we will leave the Ghostlight on.   About the Playwright, Joshua Kahn Joshua Kahn is a playwright and Grade-A goof currently based in San Diego, California. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles and acted in a couple of commercials before the age of 7. This ruined his ego. After a few years of forced hiatus, Joshua began acting in local theatres and ultimately enrolled in NYU Tisch as an undergraduate Drama student. He ended up graduating with a BFA in Film/Television Production because nothing makes sense anymore. He's interned and written and directed and now lives in San Diego, where he is the co-founder of Wildly Successful Theatre Co.  Otherwise, he does the crossword puzzle every night and records an 80-year old joke from his Grandpa's army-issued joke book every morning.
03:32:42
October 14, 2020
DON JUAN by Juan Ramirez, Jr. performed by the Quarantine Players
About the Play Juan has proposed to Francesca, but she’s unsure of his true commitment. Francesca decides to use a grad school film exercise as an excuse to meet his exes and find out everything there is know about her prospective fiancé. In doing so, she uses the audiences as a sounding board to gain insight Playwright:  Juan Ramierz, Jr. Director:  Scott Olson Producer:  A.J. Campbell, Quarantine Players Ahmad Maaty as Wren Keekee Keniya Funches as Mary Leslie Ann Ross as Isla Awet Teame as Francesca Ricardo Padillo as Juan Naomi Marie as Quinn CHARACTERS FRANCESCA. She is a woman between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five. She is currently attending film school and is dating Juan. She is smart, inquisitive and yet naïve. She yearns to understand love. JUAN. He is a man between the ages of thirty-five to fifty. He is a hotel owner and has fallen in love with Francesca. He is wise, a bit traditional and is finally ready to settle down. ISLA. She is a woman between the ages of thirty-five and fifty. In the hotel business, she strives for nothing less than perfection. She is resilient, cold and wanders the world like a predator. MARY. She is a woman between the ages of thirty and forty. Unfortunately, she is still in love with Juan. She is a desperate romantic who is brave enough to face her feelings and rejection. WREN. He is a man between the ages of thirty-five and forty-five. He is about to be married soon and yet cannot shake off that time with Juan. He needs closure and he will get it today. QUINN. She is a woman between the ages of thirty-five and fifty. A family hardship has spun her life for the worse and now she has returned for a possible chance at redemption. She is the one that got away. About the Playwright Juan Ramirez, Jr. is an internationally produced, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, actor and director. Whether writing about larger-than-life characters with relatable problems or relatable characters with larger-than-life problems, his work seeks out the truth. If you ever want to learn about yourself, the journey must be as important as the answer. He is a Dramatist Guild member, a 2020-2021 Dramatist Guild Fellow, founder of The PlayPen collective, R and R Production with his fiancée Cristy Reynoso, an NYC LatinX Playwright Circle Member, an ATG PlayLab member, a producing member of The Bronx Repertory Company, a film assessor, a script reader and has taught classes in various art disciplines from improv to screenwriting. He has taught at juvenile detention facilities, gifted student programs, and workshops. He received his B.A. from Lehman College and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch. You can find his work on Stage Agent, New Play Exchange, and Amazon self-publishing. He also has monologues on MonologueBank. His Patreon site will launch in 2020
01:37:07
October 11, 2020
CSI: GRANDMOM'S HOUSE by Martin Heavisides performed by Quarantine Players
Everyone's a suspect in the brutal murder at close quarters of Aurora Printemps, familiarly known to one and all as Grandma. The lead detective sometimes sports a tail, as does her most recent--or was he the most recent--paramour? Her granddaughter Red Rida loved her, hated her, wished her dead, but has an alibi no weaker than any of the others. Will this be sorted or will it join the 63% of cases that go into permanent cold case status? Playwright:  Martin Heavisides Director: Sophia Menconi Producer:  A.J. Campbell Roles: Lori Brooks as Red Rida, a woman with a strangely conflicted relationship with her vivacious grandmother before her untimely death Scott Olson as Albert Skillset, a gifted police detective, but is he concealing a tail in his trousers? Edsal Romero as Tony Pitchblende, Albert's second in command and friendly rival (in love as well as police work?) Tamar Peters as Karina Patrimoine, Tony Pitchblende's partner Leslie Anne Ross as Supervisor Judy Turenne, leading the investigation Mikayla Trimpey as Natalie Would, barmaid, acquainted with police and suspects alike Tori Clay as Piotr Sergieivich Koslov, a recent immigrant from Russia with ongoing secret ties, Red Rida's husband Adam Venrick as Raoul DeBunstrup, Aurore Printemps' (Grandma's) lover of record at the time of her brutal slaying About the Playwright Martin Heavisides Martin Heavisides is the author of ten full length plays, one, Empty Bowl, published in The Linnet's Wings and given a live reading by Living Theatre in New York), two one-acts and a good number of ten-minute plays; short stories, flash fiction, poetry, which has been published in Sein Und Werden, The Linnet's Wings, FRiGG, Mad Hatter's Review, Pure Slush, Journal of Compressed Creativity among other highly discerning publications. He has published one novella-length collection of interlinked flash fiction and poetry, Undermind. He is becoming a regular at Storefront Theatre’s Sing for Your Supper. Website: http://theevitable.blogspot.com Twitter: Martin Heavisides
01:28:40
October 8, 2020
FAT MUSLIM GIRLS by Ken Kaissar performed by Quarantine Players
When risqué photographs of college students are found in a professor’s desk, one professor, outraged by the lack of action, is determined to see justice served. She mobilizes the faculty, writes letters, and gives interviews to keep the story alive. But she fails to take two major details into account: all of the photographed students are overweight, and all are of Middle-Eastern descent. The public becomes less concerned with justice for one student and more concerned with body shaming and threats of global terrorism. About the Playwright, Ken Kaissar He holds a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. He teaches playwriting and theatre history at Rider University and Stockton College About the Quarantine Players The Quarantine Players are a group of directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians from all over the U.S. who have gathered to keep the ghost light on for you. We work to create weekly podcasts of new and classic plays so you can get your theatre fix! Director Amy Kaissar Producer:  A.J. Campbell Edgar: Spencer Dooley Zayna: Tarnim Bybee Claire: Brenny Rabine Diane: Taifa Harris Tom: Danny Vaccaro Pat: Kenny Boys Murray: Scott Olson News Anchor: Laura Giknis
02:51:40
September 30, 2020
DIVANALYSIS by C. Stephen Foster and Carey Scott Wilkerson performed by Quarantine Players
An informal lecture where the diva is deconstructed using Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland and Karen Carpenter as examples. Parody meets fashion show in this high-concept drag fantasy from C. Stephen Foster and Carey Scott Wilkerson. A professor with too many ideas delivers a lecture on the metaphysics of the Diva only to have his spotlight dimmed when the very Divas from his analysis materialize to set the record straight...more or less. Directed by Scott Olson Produced by A.J. Campbell Tori Clay as Professor Cait Kiley-Klimowski as Bette Midler Eugene Ebner as Darling (Liza's assistant/life coach) Sara Jones as Liza Minnelli Sarah Mackenzie Baron as Karen Carpenter Judy Lewis as Judy Garland by special arrangement by Black Box Theatre Publishing Company Produced with special arrangement by Black Box Theatre Publishing Company To Support this production and the other plays that we produce, please use https://cash.app/$QPlayers  Contributions are not tax-deductible.
01:05:52
September 20, 2020
An interview with Playwright Monica Cross and zoom reading of "Growth in Isolation"
About Growth in Isolation Kallie and Ryan have spent the last five months apart. Ever since Kallie moved across the country for a new job, Ryan has been struggling with the changes brought on by being alone. Ryan has sent Kallie a peach he has grown himself, and they finally have a chance to Video Chat, but things do not go as smoothly as either hope. This ten-minute play designed for video performance asks the question: how much of a change is too much for a relationship to withstand?    Written for the Quarantine Playwriting Bake-Off, Round 3. Starring: Zach Hanna, Juliana Lind, and Austin Hendricks reading the stage direction About Monica Cross Monica Cross is an actor, director, and playwright located in Gainesville, FL. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College (now Mary Baldwin University) in 2013, where she took her first playwriting class with Professor Todd Ristau. She has had several short plays produced at festivals across the United States, and self-produced her one-act play, “Cyrano on the Moon” at the Tampa International Fringe Festival in 2017. The Red Dice Collective then produced “Cyrano on the Moon” at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2018. Wonder of Our Stage, Monica's first full-length play, was winner of the 2018 Players New Play Festival in Sarasota, FL, and went on to be included in their Summer Sizzler's Series in 2019. She is also the recipient of the 2019 John Ringling Towers Individual Artist Award for Performing Arts, and a fellow at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Member of the Dramatists Guild.   Monica Cross:  https://newplayexchange.org/plays/1020177/growth-isolation  |   https://twitter.com/theroaringgirl Quarantine Players are a group of directors, playwrights, actors, and technicians from all over the U.S. who have gathered to keep the ghost light on for you. We work to create weekly podcasts of new and classic plays so you can get your theatre fix!  https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers
22:57
September 2, 2020
TARTUFFE! performed by Quarantine Players
We'll leave the Ghostlight on For You.  This week's reading is a classic, "Tartuffe" written by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, AKA  “Molière”  It is about a pompous religious faker who tries to seduce the wife of a man who helped him.  There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Tartuffe will be making an appearance at the RNC this week.   written by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, AKA  “Molière” DIRECTOR   Jessie Roberts Cast Madame Pernell – Judy Lewis Orgon – Adam Ressa   Elmire – Heather Plank Damis – Kevin Walker  Mariane – Christine Yannarell Tankersley Cleante – Jon L. Roberts Tartuffe – Tom Flatt Dorine – Shayne Gardner M.Loyal/Police Officer – Helen Bard-Sobola Valere – Kerri Alaina Peters
02:00:25
August 27, 2020
ANIMAL CONTROL by Chandler Hubbard performed by Quarantine Players
The Quarantine Players is a group of playwrights, actors and directors who meet once a week to read new plays and classic favorites.  To watch the video recording of this production go to: https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers    ANIMAL CONTROL takes place in a small town Animal Control Bureau. Kim Hawkins has been promoted to Animal Control chief and finds the pressure of the job and the animal euthanasia duties particularly onerous. Day in and out she deals with issues like animal cruelty, abandonment, and negligence. The play opens with the Bureau's teenage receptionist Corrine Lowell (Journey Entzminger) slouching in her chair, playing with her cell phone, giving Chief Hawkins much attitude, which the chief is too flustered to combat. The play revolves around Don Stanley's dog, Bailey, a Pit Bull. The Bureau has had many complaints of Bailey being out of control and attacking other dogs. Marc Hanson comes in to lodge a complaint that Bailey has attacked his dog Winnie (short for Winston (like Churchill)), a Goldendoodle. The chief calls in Stanley and confrontation ensue. A Ms. Smith  later comes in and makes a similar complaint that Bailey has attacked her cats often with no governmental action. Stanley reveals that Bailey was raised to be a "Bait Dog," used to be a sparring partner for prize fighting dogs. Bailey has in fact been horribly abused by everyone but Mr. Stanley. He just cannot control Bailey. At the play's tragic end, he admits that Bailey may be a "bad" dog. NO. THERE ARE NO BAD DOGS. Or children. Just bad parents. Written by Chandler Hubbard Directed by Chelsea Burke     KIM- Katrinah Carol Lewis   CORINNE- Nancy Collie   MARC- Adam Turck   DAN- Aaron Orensky PATTY- Addie Barnhart
01:58:42
August 12, 2020
LULU Part One by Frank Wedekind performed by Quarantine Players
Frank Wedekind The German dramatist, cosmopolite, and libertarian Frank Wedekind (1864-1918) was a foe of middle-class hypocrisy and a moralist eager to reform the world through sexual emancipation. Frank Wedekind was born Benjamin Franklin Wedekind on July 24, 1864, in Hanover, Germany.  After working as a freelance journalist, an advertising copywriter, and a secretary for a circus, and spending long sojourns as a painter in England and France, young Wedekind moved to Munich, joining the staff of the satirical magazine Simplizissimus, in which his first political poems appeared. He remained in Munich until his death, occasionally making guest appearances in his own plays, giving public readings, and reciting and singing his ballads in a famous cabaret called Die Elf Scharfrichter (Eleven Executioners). About the Play. In a Prologue, the characters in the drama are introduced by an ‘Animal Tamer’ as if they are creatures in a traveling circus. Lulu herself is described as “the true animal, the wild, beautiful animal” and the “primal form of woman”. When the action of the play starts, Lulu has been rescued by the rich newspaper publisher Dr Schön from a life on the streets with her alleged father, the petty criminal Schigolch. Dr Schön has taken Lulu under his wing, educated her and made her his lover. Wishing however to make a more socially advantageous match for himself, he has married her off to the medic Dr Goll. In the first Act Dr Goll has brought Lulu to have her portrait painted by Schwarz. Left alone with him, Lulu seduces the painter. When Dr Goll returns to confront them, he collapses with a fatal heart attack. In Act Two, Lulu has married the painter Schwarz, who, with Schön’s assistance, has now achieved fame and wealth. She remains Schön’s mistress, however. Wishing to be rid of her ahead of his forthcoming marriage to a society belle, Charlotte von Zarnikow, Schön informs Schwarz about her dissolute past. Schwarz is shocked to the core and “guillotines” himself with his razor. In Act Three Lulu appears as a dancer in a revue, her new career promoted by Schön’s son Alwa, who is now also infatuated with her. Dr Schön is forced to admit that he is in her thrall. Lulu forces him to break off his engagement to Charlotte.
02:48:46
August 12, 2020
BUTTERFLY WALTZ by Pamela Jafari performed by Quarantine Players
Welcome to the Quarantine Players We are a group of playwrights, actors, and directors who meet once a week to read plays together. Tonight we are reading Butterly Waltz by Washington, DC playwright, Pamela Jafari Please take a minute to support the actors in this performance please visit https://cash.app/$pjafariwrites to make a contribution, all amounts are appreciated. Trigger warning: This is a story about domestic violence in a ten-year lesbian marriage and takes place here in the close-knit queer community of DC. There is profanity, references to rape, alcohol abuse, and derogatory references to a transgender character in the story. The story is complex and unflinching. It is about the lies we tell ourselves to make unbearable situations bearable. We talk about the power of theater to invoke empathy and connection but then ask playwrights to dumb it down or change the stories so people will "like it" One of the benefits to our Quarantine Players process is that we can take the entire story as is to the audience as the playwright conceived it. No comprises, no infringement, no happy endings needed here. Pamela Jafari is a DC-based playwright who marries modern-day content based storytelling with traditional theater's masked Greek chorus. The chorus, in this case, will represent the competing aspects of the emotional state of the abuser because the abuser is disconnected from her emotions. There are three characters in this greek chorus Anger, Bitter and Lonely. If this were an on-stage production, we would have each character wearing a mask that would suggest the emotion. You can tell that the characters are speaking in the chorus because they have broken sentences and blurt words out. Let's meet our characters -Veronica Browne-Barnes / Paula -Myrrh Cauthen /Doc Alexander/Jeri/ Lonely - Kee Kee Funches/Valerie/ Anger - Andrea Sanderson/ Gloria/ Bitter - Beverly "Chocolate" White/ Mynite Reading Stage Direction: Jesse Roberts Playwright: Pamela Jafari
02:14:06
July 22, 2020
LEDGENDS AND BRIDGE by Stephen Foster performed by Quarantine Players
Ladies and laddies and sugar daddies, Quarantine Players presents Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Judy Garland! In a comedy laugh-fest of old Hollywood glamour.  "Legends and Bridge is "Feud" meets "End of the Rainbow" . It's the imagined story of Joan Crawford inviting Bette Davis and Judy Garland to live with her to work on their comeback film. They agree all eager beaver until they see what project she has in mind. Toss in Tennessee Williams and a YOUNG boy toy and you got a card game filled with Hollywood backstabbing! Chelsea Burke, Director CAST Lily Mercer as Joan Crawford Judy Lewis as Judy Garland Gayle Grimes as Bette Davis Adam Turck as Madison D. Scott Graham as Tennessee Williams Black Box Theatre Publishing Company arranged special performance rights for us! https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers/videos/310064470137169/ #bettedavis #judygarland #joancrawford #tennesseewilliams #theater #onlinetheatre #hollywood #feud
02:00:42
July 16, 2020
SECOND ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TAKEOVER AND SLUMBERPARTY by Ian Thal performed by Quarantine Players
Welcome to the Quarantine Players We are reading, Ian Thal's play,"Second Annual Administration Building Takeover And Slumber Party" This is a play about flashbacks and remembrances. The younger characters are in the second year of the annual takeover of the administration building. They are also looking back at the first year's take over. Their older selves are looking back on their college days for new truths. No one seems to be living in the present. Ian, I believe is exploring his own college days where protesting became a way of life for some. Today we might refer to this as performative. Taking action for visuals rather than the substance. Larissa Norris. . . . . . . . . . Younger Linda Christine Tankersley. . . . .Older Linda Jacob Diamond . . . . . . . Jonah (old/young) Shayne Gardner . . . . . . Younger Alec Vinman Calhoun . . . . . . . . Older Alec Stage Direction . . . . . . . Barrie Alguire Reading Facilitator . . . . . . . .A. J. Campbell Please follow us for show updates and new readings every week at facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers This play will be available on our podcast if you are over watching videos on your computer: https://anchor.fm/qplayers
02:03:30
July 10, 2020
A CURIOUS MISHAP by Carlo Goldoni performed by the Quarantine Players
We'll Keep The Ghostlight On For You. We are a group of actors, playwrights, and directors who meet once a week to read scripts together.  We share readings, discussions, and interviews through our podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public.  Visit our show page at:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers Tonight we are reading a classic that is rarely performed.  Carlo Goldoni's A Curious Mishap is a fantastic period comedy, relying on the common theme of mistaken identity, the machinations of love, and delightful wordplay to put the audience into a good mood. Goldoni's more known work is a Servant of Two Masters, was an 18th-century Italian writer who more than anything wanted to be Moliere.  Goldoni eventually left Italy and the historic Commedia dell'arte style to create this new work.  Our story takes place in the Hauge, with dutch merchants and French prisoners of war. The Plot:  The daughter of a rich Dutch merchant looks longingly past her scheming father to her French lieutenant suitor. As the lovers hatch a plan to trap the merchant with his own words, their servants - a pair of quick-witted schemers themselves - realize they have fallen madly in love with each other. Masters and servants alike are caught in their own elaborate designs, and one misunderstanding leads to another and another until no one is quite sure what or whom to believe. Passion and pretense collide in this clever, fast-paced look at how one curious mishap turns all of their lives upside down. Our Cast Philibert, a rich Dutch merchant. (Robert Beard) Giannina, his daughter. (Heather Plank) Marianna, Mademoiselle Giannina's servant.(Lori Brooks) Riccardo, a broker. (Read by Judy Lewis) Costanza, his daughter. (Tammy Peters ) De la Cotterie, a French lieutenant. (Ian Mead Moore ) Gascoigne, De la Cotterie's servant. (Stephen Foster) Stage Direction (Judy Lewis)
01:48:34
June 24, 2020
MOVING ON written by Andrea Fine Carey performed by the Quarantine Players
CAST OF CHARACTERS Kerri Alaina Peters . . . . . SARAH PERLMUTTER: 42 year old woman Robert Beard. . . .ARNOLD PERLMUTTER: Sarah's father, 79 years old Shayne Gardner. . . . . . . SELMA PERLMUTTER: The ghost of Sarah's mother,  75 years old Barrie Alguire. . . . . . .Stage Direction About the Play Sarah’s life is falling apart. Her mother just died, her husband left her, and now her elderly father is taking over her house. As Sarah discovers that her perfect father is all too fallible, her mother’s ghost appears with biting commentary and unsolicited advice. Set in Baltimore, the play examines, through a comic lens, the struggle between family commitment and personal freedom. About Andrea Fine Carey Andrea Fine Carey has written two prize-winning plays. "Jump" received 1st prize at Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 10x10 Competition in Baltimore, MD; "Strange Brew" won 1st place in Thunderous Productions’ One-Act Festival in Ellicott City, MD. Andrea completed the 2019 Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She lives in Maryland and Virginia. About the Quarantine Players We are a group of actors, playwrights, and directors who meet once a week to read scripts together. We share readings, discussions, and interviews throughout podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public. Visit our show page at: https://anchor.fm/qplayers
02:21:25
June 23, 2020
THE ASSUMPTION OF HOME: AN NEW DYSTOPIA, A new play by Tom David Barna performed by the Quarantine Players
The Quarantine Players bring you this wonderful new work in development by Tom David Barna Synopsis The Mendez family struggle to survive in New York City during a pandemic-apocalypse. As the government falls, street gangs fill the vacuum killing anyone who gets in their way. Living day to day in a small efficiency, the end appears inevitable, not only for the Mendez family but for the entire world. And yet, something about this day seems oddly familiar. Maybe, just maybe... Genre:  adventure, drama, fantasy, horror, melodrama Subject Matter Keywords:  virus, pandemic, Hope, apocalypse, faith, war, religion, future dystopia, New York City About Tom Tom David Barna Tom David Barna, playwright, and lyricist is a four-time McKnight Fellow (most recently--2018-9), recent Resident Playwright at the Twin Rivers Center for the Arts and former McKnight Artist Career Development Grant Recipient. OPEN TO THEATER COLLABORATION. Four -time invitee to the international playwright conference, VALDEZ LAST FRONTIER THEATRE CONFERENCE. He has written twenty-seven full-length plays, twenty-four short plays, co-author for a 13-part radio series, and author of four children's books (Cantata Publishing). He has accepted commissioned work as varied as radio and children's musicals. He is the recipient of more than twenty-six regional non-equity and/or festival productions and/or staged readings since writing his first play in 2009. Tom is a twenty-two year Marine Corps Veteran. Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts at New Mexico State University.
01:03:32
June 20, 2020
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde performed by the Quarantine Players
One of Oscar Wilde's four-country house comedies with a serious twist.  Wilde takes on the topic of out of the double standard of how men of means and women of no importance are treated.  In this story, a woman has an affair with a man who unknown to her is her child's potential new employer. The employer is a known lothario who tricked the mom into running away with him, then refused to marry her, ruining her chances in society.   Persons of the Play: Lord Illingworth: Keith Cassidy Mrs. Rachel Arbuthnot: Barrie Alguire Gerald Arbuthnot:  Ian Mead Moore Mrs. Allonby: Lori Brooks Lady Jane Hunstanton:  Judy Lewis Lady Caroline Pontefract:  Tina Mullins Lady Stutfield:  Christine Yannarell Tankersley Mr. Kelvil: Tammy Peters Sir John Pontefract: Jon L. Roberts The Ven. Archdeacon Daubery, D.D.:  Ken Orman Lord Alfred Rufford: Christion Ty Edwards Miss Hester Worsley:  Kerri Alaina Peters Farquhar:  D. Scott Graham Francis:  Jacob Diamond Alice: Kate Werner STAGE DIRECTIONS:  Shayne Gardner
02:16:48
June 7, 2020
COMFORT FOOD by Sharon Armstrong and Priscilla Vasquez performed by the Quarantine Players
Today we are reading Comfort Food by Sharon Armstrong and Priscilla A Vazquez This play is Steel Magnolias meets Sex in the City is you take away the sex and put it in a different city.  It is an older female-centered drama revolving around cancer recurrence.   Cast Maggie: Christine Tankersley Zoe: Judy L.ewis Liz: Jessie Roberts Sara: Larissa Norris
46:49
May 24, 2020
SHUTTER, A New Play in Development Part 2 with Discussion performed by the Quarantine Players
The Quarantine Players is a national group of actors, writers, and directors, who gather every Tuesday night to read new plays in the development and classic plays. This is the second half of the full-length play with a running time of around 2 hours.   Talk Back with the playwright after the performance.   The following is a list of the characters. Rachel Tilson. Rebecca's mother; married to Gerald. Age 56. Played by Tammy Peters Grandpa Tilson (Alfred). Married to Christine, father of Gerald, Grandfather of Rebecca. Age 82. Cross Cast at Barrie Alguire  Grandma Tilson (Christine). Married to Alfred, mother of Gerald, Grandma of Rebecca. Age 78. Played by Kathy Morton Young  Rebecca Nickolonos. Married to Spiros, daughter of Gerald and Rachel, Granddaughter of Alfred and Christine. Age 32. Played by Alexia Poe  Young Rebecca: 8 years old & Teen Rebecca age 15 Played by Katie Morris Gerald Tilson. Son of Christine and Alfred, married to Rachel, father of Rebecca. Age 59. Played by D. Scott Graham  Clarence Hill. Grandson of Christine and Alfred, Nephew of Gerald, Rebecca's first cousin. Age 34. Played by Ian A. Wade  Spiros Nickolonos. Rebecca's husband. Age 39. Played by Isa SeyranWe will leave the Ghostlight on for you.
01:08:02
May 23, 2020
SHUTTER by Leslie Ann Ross, a New Play in Development, performed by the Quarantine Players
We will leave the Ghostlight on for you. The Quarantine Players is a national group of actors, writers, and directors, who gather every Tuesday night to read new plays in the development and classic plays. This is a full-length play with a running time of around 2 hours. The following is a list of the characters.  Rachel Tilson. Rebecca's mother; married to Gerald. Age 56. Played by Tammy Peters Grandpa Tilson (Alfred). Married to Christine, father of Gerald, Grandfather of Rebecca. Age 82. Cross Cast at Barrie Alguire  Grandma Tilson (Christine). Married to Alfred, mother of Gerald, Grandma of Rebecca. Age 78. Played by Kathy Morton Young  Rebecca Nickolonos. Married to Spiros, daughter of Gerald and Rachel, Granddaughter of Alfred and Christine. Age 32. Played by Alexia Poe  Young Rebecca: 8 years old & Teen Rebecca age 15 Played by Katie Morris Gerald Tilson. Son of Christine and Alfred, married to Rachel, father of Rebecca. Age 59. Played by D. Scott Graham  Clarence Hill. Grandson of Christine and Alfred, Nephew of Gerald, Rebecca's first cousin. Age 34. Played by Ian A. Wade  Spiros Nickolonos. Rebecca's husband. Age 39. Played by Isa Seyran
01:07:45
May 23, 2020