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20th  Annual  Festival  of  One-Act  Plays

Theatre Three presents The 20th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays


THEATRE THREE’s TWENTIETH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS

Counting Sheep
by Jae Kramisen
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
by Patrick Gabridgen
The Kitchen Fairy
by Scott Gibson
Lower Education
by Lewis Shilane
A New Lease
by Tony Foster
Upset Over Nothing
by Robin Doupé
When Driven
by Melanie Acampora

March 11 – April 1, 2017
at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre on the Second Stage

THEATRE THREE proudly presents The Twentieth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, from March 11 through April 1, 2017, at The Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on the Second Stage. Selected from over 350 submissions world-wide, these seven cutting-edge premieres are guaranteed to entertain and engage.

 The evening opens with two women trapped in a car—or are they? Tony Foster’s A New Lease is a wild-ride of a comedy where nothing is what it seems. Difficult questions about racial identity in a dangerous and changing world are raised in Patrick Gabridge’s How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? The first act closes with a powerful meditation on the power of guilt when a family is torn apart by a tragic accident in Melanie Acampora’s When Driven.

The second half of the evening presents the collision of reality and dream-world as Claire struggles with nighttime visitors in Counting Sheep, by Jae Kramisen. Robin Doupé’s Upset Over Nothing takes hilarious aim at rampant consumerism as mother and daughter attempt to return the latest holiday fad. The Kitchen Fairy, by Scott Gibson, presents a darkly humorous look at the hidden dangers of the workplace. The evening closes with Lewis Shilane’s outrageous take on small-town politics and big-world issues in Lower Education.

Patrick Gabridge marks his second festival with How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?, having been represented in the Eighteenth Annual Festival with the heart-breaking Quack. Both Melanie Acampora (When Driven) and Robin Doupé (Upset Over Nothing) are Long Island natives.

The company features veteran one-act performers Susan Emory, Jacqueline M. Hughes, Linda May, Phyllis March, Steve McCoy, Joan St. Onge, and, in his record-breaking fifteenth Festival and thirty-five plays, Brian Smith. They are joined by Festival newcomers Nicole Bianco, Skyler Johnson, Antoine Jones, Caitlin Nofi, Steven Uihlein, and, in his THEATRE THREE debut, Michael Fales.

Marking his nineteenth Festival (and one hundred and eight plays), the evening is directed by Festival founder and Executive Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel.

Please Note: Adult content and language. Parental discretion is advised.

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Cast
“Counting Sheep” by Jae Kramisen
Claire JACQUELINE HUGHES
Invisible Girl   KATELYN KEATING
Suit Man   ANTOINE JONES
Mother   JOAN ST. ONGE

 
“How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?” by Patrick Gabridgen
Jeremy   SKYLER JOHNSON
Max   BRIAN SMITH

 
“The Kitchen Fairy” by Scott Gibson
 Caitlyn   KATELYN KEATING
Lonnie   ANTOINE JONES

 
“Lower Education” by Lewis Shilane
 Earl   BRIAN SMITH
 Gabby   JOAN ST. ONGE
Sally   PHYLLIS MARCH
Myers   STEVEN UIHLEIN

 
“A New Lease” by Tony Foster
 Gertie   SUSAN EMORY
 Alice   JACQUELINE M. HUGHES

 
“Upset Over Nothing” by Robin Doupé
 Cashier   MICHAEL FALES
 Robin   NICOLE BIANCO
Rose   PHYLLIS MARCH
Customers   LINDA MAY
    CAITLIN NOFI
    STEVEN UIHLEIN

 
“When Driven” by Melanie Acampora
 Maggie   NICOLE BIANCo
Karen   LINDA MAY
David   STEVE McCOY
Robby   STEVEN UIHLEIN
Charlie   MICHAEL FALES
Anne   CAITLIN NOFI

Directed by   JEFFREY SANZEL
Costume Design by   TERESA MATTESON
Lighting Design by   STEVEN UIHLEIN
Scenic Consultant   RANDALL PARSONS
Stage Manager   ALISSA GRABER

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Schedule
Thu Fri Sat Sun
    3/11
3pm 
3/12
7pm 
 
    3/18
3pm 
3/19
3pm  
    3/25
3pm 
3/26
3 & 7pm
  3/31
8pm
4/1
8pm
 
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Photos

Scenes from The Festival of One-Act Plays

  • Jacqueline M. Hughes & Susan Emory in Tony Foster's A NEW LEASE
  • Susan Emory & Jacqueline M. Hughes in Tony Foster's A NEW LEASE
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, & Phyllis March
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Phyllis March, Steven Uihlein, Linday May, & Caitlin Nofi
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Phyllis March, Steven Uihlein, Linday May, Caitlin Nofi
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Phyllis March
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe In Photo Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Phyllis March
  • Upset Over Nothing by Robin Doupe with Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Phyllis March
  • When Driven by Melanie Acampora Foreground Michael Fales, Nicole Bianco, Caitlin Nofi Read Linda May, Steven Uihlein, Steve McCoy
  • When Driven by Melanie Acampora In Photo Linda May, Nicole Bianco, Michael Fales, Steve McCoy, author Melanie Acampora seated, Steven Uihlein, Caitlin Nofi
  • When Driven by Melanie Acampora In Photo Michael Fales & Nicole Bianco
  • When Driven by Melanie Acampora In Photo Nicole Bianco & Caitlin Nofi
  • Counting Sheep by Jae Kramisen with Jacqueline M. Hughes & Joan St. Onge
  • Counting Sheep by Jae Kramisen clockwise Joan St. Onge, Kate Keating,Antoine Jones, Jacqueline M. Hughes
  • Counting Sheep by Jae Kramisen clockwise Antoine Jones, Kate Keating, Joan St. Onge, Jacqueline M. Hughes
  • Counting Sheep by Jae Kramisen clockwise Antoine Jones, Kate Keating, Joan St. Onge, & Jacqueline M. Hughes
  • How Does It Feel to Be a Problem by Patrick Gabridge with Skyler Quinn Johnson and Brian Smith
  • How Does It Feel to Be a Problem by Patrick Gabridge with Skyler Quiinn Johnson & Brian Smith
  • Lower Education by Lewis Shilane with Phyllis March, Brian Smith, Joan St. Onge
  • Lower Education by Lewis Shilane with Brian Smith, Steven Uihlein, Phyllis March, Joan St. Onge
  • The Kitchen Fairy by Scott Gibson with Kate Keating and Antoine Jones
  • The Kitchen Fairy by Scott Gibson with Kate Keating & Antoine Jones
  • The Kitchen Fairy by Scott Gibson featuring Kate Keating & Antoine Jones
Past One Act Festivals

The 2016 Nineteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Ben and Rachel Go to the Movies  by John Kane
Bro by Robb Willoughby
A Clean Dislike by Alex Dremann
Flying Low by Jules Tasca
OK Computer by Tom Moran
Why This Monologue Isn’t Memorized by Kurt Sass

The 2015 Eighteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
 Accident by George J. Bryjak
Bird by Sarah Pitard
Civilized Affairs by Carl Williams
Clean Routine by John C. Davenport and Jaryl Draper
The Present Illusion by David Vazdauskas
Quack by Patrick Gabridge

The 2014 Seventeenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Face Time by Donna Hoke
The Great Escape by l.E. Grabowski-Cotton
The Making of Bambi by Stephanie Keys
Peck by Frank Tangredi
March Madness - Shhh! by Jules Tasca
Unspeakable by George j. Bryjak
Waiting for Seven by Phillip Hall

The 2013 Sixteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
Collateral Damage by George J. Bryjak
Man’s Best Friend by Rod McFadden
One Life by Mark Cornell
The Shrine by Michael Edan
Ripple Effect by Jon Spano
Theater in the Red by Joan Broadman

The 2012 Fifteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
10-18-02 by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
The Bargain by Joel Fishbane
Four and Twenty Wretched Dates by Chris Morse
The Imaginary Orange by Hal Corley
Letting Go by Tom Moran Schaden
Friday by Tom Baum

 The 2011 Fourteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE BODY POLITIC by David Hall
COCKTAILS, ANYONE? by Robert White
FAIR ENOUGH by Sandor McKellan
FINDING LOVE @.COM by Cary Pepper
SOLITARY by Frank Tangredi
SYMPHONY FOR TWO, IN L MINOR by Jeremy Grimmer

The 2010 Thirteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
AGNES’S LITTLE WAR by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
ANYTHING ELSE? by Jeff Stolzer
FOOLING AROUND by Jean Reynolds
GPS by Thomas J. Misuraca
USELESS INFORMATION by Frank Tangredi
VIEWERS LIKE YOU by Tommy Trull

The 2009 Twelfth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
BACK TO NORMAL by Tom Moran
BEEP by Joe Godfrey
BLEND by Guillermo Reyes
JUST BUSINESS by Jeff Carter
THE VICAR OR “HESITANCY” by Shannon Reed
THE WORM by Tom Deiker

The 2008 Eleventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
CAST OF CHARACTERS by Philip Dawkins
THE INSURED by Sandra Hosking
A MATTER OF DAYS by Dennis Jones
THE PLAY ABOUT THE MENU AT SIMON’S COFFEE SHOP by D.T. Arcieri
RATS by Shaun Raviv

The 2007 Tenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE AGE OF UGLY SHOES by Jeff Carter
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Jill Mountain
NO ONE’S THE WISER by Teri Freeman
SECRET SUNSHINE by Keith Sanders
WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE by Shannon Reed
WHERE THE SOUL LIVES by David L. Williams

The 2006 Ninth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ALONG THE FAULTLINE by Frank Tangredi
BOUND FOR GLORY by Shannon Reed
BREAK OF DAY by Jeff Carter
DEATH AND MOTOR VEHICLES by Isaac Rathbone
DEVIL DEAD DAY by Jules Tasca P
INTER, POOH AND ME by Norman Kline

The 2005 Eighth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ATTENTION, PLEASE by Louis Felder
THE DUTY OF SAINTS by Jules Tasca
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE by S.W. Senek
THE WORLD OF FLESH AND FLOOD by Philip Cioffari
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS by Stefanie DeLeo

The 2004 Seventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
THE AGONY AND THE EXPERTS by Charles Lupia
DEAD ON by David Fleisher
MAKING ROOM by S.W. Senek
MARKINGS by Mark Cofta
NAPKIN by Robert Simonson
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING by Maurice Martin

The 2003 Sixth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
CLAZION CATCHES LIGHT by Broken Gopher, Inc.
THE KISSING PLAY by Lauren Feldman
NURTURING QUALITIES by Doug Stone
ODE TO TENNESSEE by Terri Wilson
OVERHEARD by Lenore Blumenfeld

The 2002 Fifth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
 EMOTIONAL CORRECTNESS by Robert Simonson
THE MAN WITH HIS MOTHER ON HIS ARM by Jules Tasca
SOCCER MOMS by Enrique Carrasco
SONS AND MOTHERS by David Fleisher
SWAN SONG by Joe Godfrey

The 2001 Fourth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
ABSENT FRIENDS by Tony Sportiello
THE ANNIVERSARY by Edna Chamberlin Morris
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS by David Fleisher
A LITTLE PIECE by James P. Flores
THE UNITED WAY by Robert Shaffron

The 2000 Third Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
BOUND WORDS by Kassie Bracken
BURIED TOGETHER by Joseph Coyne
 LIVER FOR BREAKFAST by Lindsay Price
OF DOGS AND DOLPHINS by Frank Tangredi
ORDER by David Fleisher

The 1999 Second AnnualFestival of One-Act Plays
THE FIFTY-YARD LION by James P. Flores
THE GOLDEN CORD by Steven Packard
THE TIE THAT BINDS by Emily Ecton
TOUCH by William Gadea
WHICH ONE’S YOURS? by Robert Simonson

The 1998 First Annual Festival of One-Act Plays
LAST RIDE ON THE CAROUSEL by Zanne Hall
NORMAN! by D.T. Arcieri
SOME FRIEND by Robert Simonson
THE STRAIGHT MEN’S MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT by Lawrence Thelen

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
No adaptations or children’s plays.
Cast size maximum: 8
Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
Settings should be simple or suggested.
Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.)
Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted. Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2017.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) if playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances in March 2018. Playwrights will receive a small stipend. Plays should be submitted to The 21st Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512. We do no accept electronic (e-mail) submissions). Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

Final selection of plays will be in late 2017.