1987 Young Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist Readings

April, 1987

 

Igniting the Flashlight Fire or Mr. Memory's Last Chance 
by Z. Bart Thornton

Directed by: Thomas Babe
Stage Manager: Meredith Portman

CAST
Wink: Jonathan Silverman
Mr. Memory: W. H. Macy
Hailey: Martha Plimpton
Brother Amnesty: Grant Shaud
Barra: Steve Larson
Landslyde: Michael Kramer
Cooper: Titus Welliver
The Elderly Man: Donald Plumley
Red Justice: Laura Innes
Evan: Holt McCallaney

 

A Summer's Bloom by Lisa Christian

Directed by: Sheldon Epps
Stage Manager: Christopher Ashley

CAST
Marina: Kasi Lemmons
Mrs. Jeridson: Beatrice Winde
LaTasha: Jamilla Perry
Raymond: Richard Haversham
Mrs. Peters: Nicole Baptiste

 

Tiny Mommy by Juliet Garson

Directed by: Amy Saltz
Stage Manager: Jenny Peek

CAST
Marilyn Zuckerman: Amy Griscom Epstein
Subway Orator: Lynn Cohen
Young Man: Todd A. Rolle
Woman: Adina Porter
Man: Harold Perrineau
Joe: Todd A. Rolle
Sharon: Kate Anthony
Lashelle: Allison Dean
Millie: Sara Erde
Buddy: Harold Perrineau
Miss Roddenberg: Marge Kotlisky
Lam: Roxanne Chang
Angel: Nickie Feliciano
Chana: Shami Chaikin
Liz: Lynn Cohen
Shalamis: Julie Kurnitz
Chani-Glick: Keisha Lewis Evans
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Julie Kurnitz
Christena: Keisha Lewis Evans
Gloria: Adina Porter

 

Serendipity and Serenity by Jonathan Marc Sherman

Directed by: Gary Pearle
Stage Manager: Jenny Peek

CAST
Lionel Steinmetz: Barney Miller
Nathan Steinmetz: Sam Schacht
Teddy Steinmetz: Stanley Tucci
Alison Blake: Tracy Thorne
Bess Steinmetz: Helen Stenborg
Harold Steinmetz: Harold Gould
Nancy Corman: Robin Groves
Sally Cooperman: Jennifer Rudin

 

Children by Debra Terri Neff

Directed by: Charles Karchmer
Stage Manager: Tammy Taylor

CAST
Jenny: Kelly Wolf
Millie: Noelle Parker
Julia: Ann Sachs
Suzanne: Fran Brill
Dylan: Steve Larson
Stage Directions: Stephen Day

 

Ebony by Pam Mshana

Directed by: Sheldon Epps
Stage Manager: Karen A. Morgan

CAST
Ebony: Kasi Lemmons
Linda: Pamela Tucker-White
Doc: James McDaniel
Kentrelle: Toni Ann Johnson
Brenda: Myra Taylor
Lisa: Karina Miller
Dice: Keith Cobb
Young Ebony: Jamilla Perry
Dad: Joseph Philips

 

My Dance Class by Justine Litchman

Directed by: Mary Kyte
Stage Manager: Elaine Zofrea

CAST
Claudine: Justine Litchman
Margaret: Veanne Cox
Hillary: Kelly Wolf
Elena: Sarah Fleming
Boy #1: Charles Bradley
Boy #2: Teak Bassett
Amanda: Mary Catherine Barnes
Al: Adam Redfield

 

The Nestling by Maya Forbes

Directed by: Mary Kyte
Stage Manager: Elaine Zofrea

CAST
Abigail: Anne Marie Bobby
Sara: Marita Geraghty
Jane: Leslie Geraci
Finn: Marc Riffon
Ellen: Joanne Camp

 

Collisions by Michelle Tepper

Directed by: Sheldon Epps
Stage Manager: Denise Laffer

CAST
Peter: Christopher Collet
Ellie: Kelly Wolf
Amy: Noelle Parker
Jon: Andy McCutcheon
Waitress: Nancy Youngblut

 

Sparks in the Park by Noble Mason Smith

Directed by: Gary Pearle
Stage Manager: Elaine Zofrea

CAST
Barry Daniels: Jim Fyfe
Ben Eckert: Robert Leonard
Stephanie Eckert: Cynthia Nixon
Barry's Mom, Janice English, Renee Schmeer: Robin Groves
Rudolph Schmeer, French Waiter, Bart, East Indian Waiter: Tom Robbins
Buddy Hollister, Guy de Richmont, Agent 4-H, Greg Strongman: John Short
Louis Reynolds, Chuck Hollister: John Vennema