Newsletter: December 2013

SPRING 2014 REGISTRATION: 
FORUM 1 & FORUM 2

FORUM 2. Forum 2 members must register with the application form on this page to continue or re-activate for the next 4-month session. The fee is now $130. Do try to include full or half payment as indicated. Bi-weekly meetings are at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, at St. Mary’s Armenian Church, DC.

FORUM 1. To insure your place in the upcoming Forum 1 session, please fill out and mail the application form on this page. Current members please notify us by January 10th . Do try to include full or half payment as indicated. If you have any problem with that pre-payment, don’t hesitate to call Ernie at 301-816-0569. The fee is $130. Forum 1 will include three groups of 8-10 members, in 6 bi-weekly meetings. Our faculty includes, for the Spring, Ernie Joselovitz and Allison Pruitt.

Tuesdays. Bethesda Elementary School. 6:30-9:00pm. January 28th to April 8th. Joselovitz.
Wednesdays. St. Mary’s Armenian Church. 7:00-9:30pm. January 22nd to April 22nd. Pruitt.
Thursdays. Cleveland Park Library, DC. 10:00am-12:30pm. January 23rd to April 23rd. Joselovitz.
One-on-One E-Mail Option. Joselovitz.

How to Register: We will confirm your place in one of our groups. For any enquiries, please call Ernie at 301-816-0569 or Allison at 703-448-0209, or email pforum7@yahoo.com. 1. Current members who wish to continue are given priority. Please register by May 10th. 2. Members who discontinued at the last session will be offered the first chance to fill vacancies. 3. Associate members and then all others will be welcomed into the Forum’s remaining openings.


THE FORUM – SPRING 2014 REGISTRATION

Please register ________________________________________
for the upcoming session of
___ Forum 1
___ Forum 2
___ I was last a member of the Fall 2013 _________ Session.
___ I am an Associate Member

My preference is for the group at ________________on _______-day.

I prefer the one-on-one email option _____.

I’ve enclosed a pre-payment of _____$130 _____ $65

Telephone:

Email:

Mailing Address:
___ Yes, include a Playwrights Forum Handbook, our new 6th Edition, for $7.50!

Please send the Handbook by ___email / ___ snail mail.

Make checks payable to Playwrights Forum.
Mail to: Playwrights Forum, PO Box 5322, Rockville, MD 20848


SHORT PLAYS TO LEARN FROM

(from PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM HANDBOOK)

CHEKHOV, ANTON. The Boor & The Marriage Proposal
RATIGAN, TERENCE. The Browning Version
WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton & Portrait of a Madonna
INGE, WILLIAM. Glory in the Flower
FLETCHER, LUCILLE. Sorry Wrong Number
O’NEILL, EUGENE. The Long Voyage Home & Moon of the Caribees
GLASPELL, SUSAN. Trifles
GREEN, PAUL. The Man Who Died at Twelve O’Clock
GREGORY, LADY. The Workhouse Ward & Spreading the News
STRINDBERG, AUGUST. The Stronger
COURTELINE, GEORGES. Article 330
SCHNITZLER, ARTHUR. The Anatol Plays
SUTRO, ALFRED. A Marriage Has Been Arranged
BECKETT, SAMUEL. Not I & That Time
MACLEISH, ARCHIBALD. The Fall of the City
WILSON, LANFORD. The Madness of Lady Bright
BARAKA, AMIRI. Dutchman
SIMON, NEIL. Visitor from Hollywood (from: Plaza Suite)
IONESCO, EUGENE. The Lesson & The Chairs
SOYINKA, WOLE. The Swamp Dwellers
TAGORE, RABINDRANATH. The Post Office
SAKI. The Monkey’s Paw
ODETS, CLIFFORD. Waiting for Lefty
MAMET, DAVID. Sexual Perversity in Chicago
STOPPARD, TOM. After Magritte
PINTER, HAROLD. The Lover
GOGOL, NICHOLAI. The Gamblers
BARRIE, J. M. The Will
WILDE, PERCIVAL. Confessional
HAVEL, VACLAV. Protest
BENNETT, ALAN. A Question of Attribution


READINGS SCHEDULE

Public:

December 2 – Tying the Knot by James Beller, Jr. Directed by Dorothy Neuman. 7 p.m. Monday. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, Chevy Chase.

January 13 – American Idyll by Tom Stephens.  Directed by Stevie Zimmerman.  7 p.m.  Monday.  Lawton Community Recreation Center, Chevy Chase.

January 14 – It’s Your Funeral by Barry Weinberg.  Directed by Catherine O’Connor.  7 p.m.  Tuesday. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase.

January 27 – This Is The Life, a musical adaptation of a P.G. Wodehouse short story by Adrian Verkouteren.  Musical director: Joan Cushing.  Director: Brian Mac Ian.  7 p.m. Monday.  Iona Senior Services Center, Tenleytown.

February 4 – Citizen Augustine  by Jack Foley.  Directed by Catherine Aselford.  7 p.m.  Tuesday.  St. Mary’s Armenian Church, DC

In-House:

March 3 – We Could….. by Jonathan Talarico.  Directed by Mary Suib. 7 p.m.  Monday.  St. Mary’s Armenian Church.

Frequent addresses for meetings and readings:

Centro Nia. 1420 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington DC 20009.
Iona Senior Services Center, 4125 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Lawton Community Recreation Center. 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
MetroStage. 1201 North Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Round House Theatre’s Education Center. 925 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St NW, Washington, DC 20016.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
Twinbrook Recreation Center. 12920 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851.


FORUM 2 SCHEDULE

December 4 – Round table discussions.
December 18 – NO MEETING
January 8 – Round table discussions
January 22 – Round table discussions
February 5 – Round table discussions

*All meetings at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Armenian Church, Washington, DC.


KVELLING pronounced exactly as it’s spelled. Yiddish: to gush, to swell. Here is where you will find tidbits about Forum members and Associate members. Good things that have happened to our colleagues inside and outside the Playwrights Forum neighborhood. Send it all <sheilah.kleiman3@verizon.net>.

Former Forum 2 member Ellen Byerrum’A Christmas Cactus continues to receive productions, most recently in Dodge City, KS, Englewood, FL., Capreol and South Gillies in Ontario, Canada.

Forum 2’s Paula Stone has seen her 10-minute play Yellow Brick Road competitively selected for the 11th Annual North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, and published in an upcoming anthology by Meriwether Publishing.  Her 10-minute play That Takes The Cake was performed at the ADK Annual Regional Meeting in Spokane, WA, and was a featured play studied in a senior playwriting class at Spokane’s Community College.

Bill Costanza (Forum 1) had his one-act play The Bar Bet performed as part of an evening presented by OpenStage locally.

Laura Zam’s Married Sex had its off-Broadway debut at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row.

Allyson Currin’s newest play, The Redneck Holy Grail (title may be changing…) will be the first production up with The Welders from March 19 through April 5 of 2014, directed by Sonya Robbins at The Atlas.

Forum 1’s Thomas Mason, Jr. will see his latest play presented on December 19th at Round House Theatre’s Silver Spring site.

Forum 2’s Jane Ross is a winner of the 2013 Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase for her ten-minute play.

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