Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop
RLTP Announces 2014 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop
FREE Public Development Reading Schedule
2014’s NPW reading series includes readings of new plays by RLTP Ensemble Member Donna Hoke, as well as Courtney Frances Fallon, Rosa Fernandez, Joy Scime, Tracy Snyder, and Winifred M. Storms.
All readings are on Mondays at 7:30PM at the Road Less Traveled Theater (RLTT) at MAFAC (Market Arcade Film & Arts Center). Doors open at 7:00PM.
No latecomers will be admitted after 7:30 PM.
Dates and information are subject to change. The schedule is as follows:
9/22: Brilliant Works Of Art by Donna Hoke
Law student Abby Gates has no qualms about becoming a sugar baby to get her tuition bills paid–until it means keeping a secret from the man she loves, an artist exploring confession and thresholds of shame. Directed by Steve Braddock and featuring Paul Todaro, Genevieve Lerner and Geoff Pictor.
9/29: Apple Of My Eye by Tracy Snyder
A terrible accusation threatens to destroy an already fractured family. Directed by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin.
10/6: Bitter Muse by Courtney Frances Fallon
A young writer’s torrid affair with a high school student inspires a best-selling work of creative non-fiction and sparks a vicious struggle over truth, law, ethics, and authorship. Directed by Katie Lattimer.
10/13: Curse Of The Puerto Ricans by Rosa Fernandez
A large extended family convenes for a contentious holiday meal rife with revelation. Directed by Victoria Perez.
10/20: Our Dearly Depetted by Winifred M. Storms
Mismatched members of a support group for bereaved pet owners grieve their lost loved ones, bond with each other, and confront mortality with a smile. This ensemble comedy’s cast will feature MaryKate O’Connell, Victoria Perez, Adam Yellen, and more.
10/27: Dissonance by Joy Scime
Buffalo in the Sixties: the Black and Italian-American musicians unions (content in their separation) are alarmed to learn they must now unite.
RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop supports the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights. Under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Manager Jon Elston, playwrights provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original plays over a nine month period. RLTP then presents readings of these new plays to the public, directed by and featuring some of WNY’s finest theatrical talent.
Applications for the 2015 New Play Workshop will be accepted beginning December 1st, 2014. Only electronic submissions (via e-mail) will be accepted. For more information, please visit www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, or contact Jon Elston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2005, RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop has supported the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights, and RLTP looks forward to optimizing the pursuit of that mission in future seasons. Named for WNY’s legendary playwright – Emanuel “Manny” Fried – and under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Director Jon Elston, Playwrights will continue to provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original Plays over a nine month period. In an attempt to improve not just the Play but the skill set of each Playwright, the development process will be supplemented by writing exercises, group discussions, and readings of plays not currently in development. All supplemental NPW content will be tailored to the needs and interests of the participating Playwrights. RLTP will continue to present development readings of each Playwright’s work to the public, directed by and featuring some of WNY’s finest theatrical talent. Audience members who attend these readings are invited to offer their constructive feedback — an integral component of each Playwright’s process.
Development Readings 2014:
Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop Readings take place on Monday evenings at 7:30pm.
Following each reading, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the playwright.
Readings will take place at
The NPW has supported thirty-three local playwrights in the development of over forty original plays. Many of those plays have received world premiere productions by Road Less Traveled Productions; five of those – Darryl Schneider’s War Room and Clean Break, Annette Daniels Taylor’s A Little Bit Of Paradise, Ibn Shabazz’ Insidious, and Donna Hoke’s Seeds – have won the prestigious Artie Award for Best New Play, with several others receiving a nomination for the same award. In addition, multiple plays developed in the NPW have subsequently received world premiere productions outside of RLTP.
NPW PARTICIPATING PLAYWRIGHTS
• Eric Appleton (06/07)
• Dana Block (06/07, 2009)
• Frank Canino (05/06,06/07, 2011)
• Annette Daniels Taylor (05/06,06/07, 2010)
• Cindy Darling (05/06, 2009)
• Philip Durgan (2009)
• Michael Fanelli (05/06, 2008, 2010)
• Hunter Fernandez (2009)
• Rosa Fernandez (2011)
• Tom Paul Fox (2008)
• Billy Horn (2008)
• Donna Hoke (2008, 2009, 2011)
• April Jones (04/05)
• Justin Karcher (2009, 2010)
• Moira Keenan (2011)
• Aaron Krygier (2008)
• Christopher LaBanca (2008)
• Alex Livingston (2008, 2009, 2010)
• James Marzo (2010, 2011)
• Melissa Mawhinney (2009)
• Shaun McLaughlin (2011)
• Andrew Novell (04/05)
• Jose Rivera (2011)
• Gary Earl Ross (2008)
• Steve Roylance (2010, 2011)
• Vincent Scarsella (2010)
• Darryl Schneider (04/05, 05/06, 2010)
• Ibn Shabazz (2008)
• Lisa Vitrano (04/05)
• Melody Von Smith (06/07, 2008, 2010)
• Neil Wechsler (2010)
• Wendy Weinstein (2009)
• Mark Witteveen (2011)
• Jon Zelasko (2011)
The Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop is proudly sponsored by