Our Featured Full-Length Plays of Our 2013 Season
“If I Did This” A reading of the new Drama by award-winning playwright, E.M. Lewis about a grieving mystery writer — Hal Walker — who is hired to ghost-write the story of high-profile acquitted murderer Donnie Lawrence whom everyone believes is guilty. Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors.
**Now retitled, “True Story”, Ms. Lewis’ extraordinary play received a full scale production at the Passage Theater in New Jersey fall of 2013.
“It Has To Be You” It’s never too late to fall in love – at least that’s what Frank and Mindy realize when they try to convince their elderly mother it’s time for a rest home, and discover she’s fallen in love with a gregarious 48 year old! This reading of a brand new comedy by award-winning playwright, Catherine Butterfield is about finding love in all the wrong places – and one or two right ones. Saturday, January 19, at 8:ooPM 2013, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors.
“Playwriting Fun (and Fundamentals)” Join award-winning playwright EM Lewis for a workshop that will help you reach inside yourself and find what you (and your characters) are most passionate about. Bring paper and pen or laptop, and be ready to write! Exercises and prompts will be provided to shake up your imagination. The perfect place for new writers, or anyone who wants to shake it up a little and find some bright, shiny new inspiration!
“A-5678!” This Musical Revue, is a show-within-a-show or, to be more precise, a “show-before-a-show.” Taking place before opening night and unfolding in real time, a cast of actors (ages 16-26) ready themselves for the inevitable moment when the curtain will rise. This session lead by Barbara Epstein (creator/ director/ choreographer) will focus on the development process of a theatre musical. She will share the creative road taken to bring the show to its current form. At the heart of this lecture demonstration is the workshop presentation of the production combined with discussion regarding what was cut, changed, or added during the development process to bring the production to its current iteration. All ages welcome! Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 PM 2013.
“Commedia dell’Arte” Master teacher, John Achorn shares a lecture demo on the history and impact of the commedia dell’Arte on Western theatre including a full demonstration of some of the techniques required and the major stock characters: Pantalone, Dottore, The Lovers, Capitano, Brighella and Arlecchino & Columbina in this workshop at 3:00PM on Saturday, January 19, 2014.
“Bringing Words to Life in a Body-Centered Way” Play in DramaDogs’ creative process of integrating spine, gesture, and emotion. Embody your body through Breath, Movement & Sound, letting character be revealed through body-centered Imagery and Action. Find your personal style of: expressivity, bold creative choices and releasing fear of judgment. This workshop is lead by Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis, Co-Artistic Directors of DramaDogs on Saturday, January 19 10:00AM 2014.