Our annual 10-minute play festival

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Throughout the past ten years, we have presented over 110 new plays by authors from the well-known to the soon-to-be-known. It has been a launching pad for short films (WHAT CAME AFTER by christopher oscar peña, Directed by Tonya Pinkins), for full length plays (SUDDENLY A KNOCK AT THE DOOR by Robin Goldfin, Directed by David Carson, Based on a story by Etgar Keret) and published in short play anthologies (FAMILY OF FLECHNER by Glenn Alterman; LUNCHTIME AT WESTFIELD HIGH by Nicole Pandolfo).

Our 2018 Eclectics are scheduled for February 26-March 4 at Theatre 54 in New York City.

Email us for further information about our Eclectics or for submission regulations.

Eclectic History

2017
Eclectic Evening of Shorts  X
Boxers
DITMAS
by Glenn Alterman, directed by Katrin Hilbe
With Michael Gnat, Lucy McMichael

CIVILITY & RESPECT
by Margaret Geraghty, directed by Janice L. Goldberg
With Nicholas Teal Brown, Margaret Geraghty

FREEWAY
by Jennifer Rudin, directed by Terry Milner
With Sarah Baskin, Peter Douglas, Raye Levine, Sawyer Spielberg

TURN! TURN! TURN!
by Bara Swain, directed by Vincent Scott
With Bethel Caram, Emily Dahlke

AIR B&B
by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Irene Carroll
With Scotty Watson, Katie Brazda, Frank Hankey, Kristine Niven

THE ANDSEMBLE
directed by Scotty Watson
With Zohar Adner, Nicole Beninato, William Berg, Emily Brock, Irene Carroll, Michelle Conti, Adrienne Cooper, Emmanuel Elpenord, Jim Ewing, Margaret Geraghty, Richard Hoyt, Mark Hudson, Carrie Keskinen Katherine Lazarus, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Liz Parish, Isaac Rodriguez, Catherine Santino, Mchael Sause, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Stephen thornton, Jerry Topitzer, Jared Wilder

Briefs
GPS-IV
by Raphael Badagliaca, directed by Gene Santarelli
With Shauna Bloom, Katie Mack, Alice King

WEDDING BELL BLUES
by Jenn Ficarra, directed by Mia Sommese
With Chelsea Melone, Shea Renne

FUNERAL FOR A PET
by Nicholas Walker Herbert, directed by Kate German
With Christina Ashby, Stuart Green, Pearl Shin

40 STAT. 76
by Arlene Hutton, directed by Alexandra Scordato
With Christina Germaine, Brittany Leven, Bronson Taylor

ACCIDENTS LONG PAST
by Michael Sause & Stephen Thornton, directed by Scotty Watson
With Michael Sause & Stephen Thornton

THE ANDSEMBLE
directed by Scotty Watson
With Zohar Adner, Nicole Beninato, William Berg, Emily Brock, Irene Carroll, Michelle Conti, Adrienne Cooper, Emmanuel Elpenord, Jim Ewing, Margaret Geraghty, Richard Hoyt, Mark Hudson, Carrie Keskinen Katherine Lazarus, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Liz Parish, Isaac Rodriguez, Catherine Santino, Mchael Sause, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Stephen thornton, Jerry Topitzer, Jared Wilder

2016
Eclectic Evening of Shorts IX
Boxers
HANGMAN
by Gregory Fletcher, directed by Marshall Mays
With David Spadora & Dino Petrera

CHILDLIKE LAPTOPS
by Ben Sen Dan Foley, directed by Irene Carroll
With Ben Sen Dan Foley &  Helene Galek

LARRY AT THE GAZA STRIP CLUB
by Ira Gamerman, directed by Cotton Wright
with Cheryl Horne, Ira Gamerman, Katie Mack, Isaac Rodriguez

THE KING
by Nicole Pandolof, directed by Kristine Niven
With Douglas Manes & Jared Wilder

WHAT CAME AFTER
by christopher oscar peña, directed by Tonya Pinkins
With Carmen Lobue, Socorro Santiago & Treshelle Edmond

The ANDsemble
directed by Scotty Watson
with Emily Brock, Irene Carroll, Katherine Lazarus, Catherine Santino, Jim Ewing, Margaret Geraghty, Mark Hudson, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Isaac Rodriguez, Michael Sause, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Stephen Thornton, Jerry Topitzer, Jared Wilder

Briefs
GPS III
by Raphael Badagliacca, directed by Janice Goldberg
With Shauna Bloom, Nathaniel Janis, John Lampe, Katy Pinke

NURSERY RHYMES IN THE 99
by Cesi Davidson, directed by Sara Berg
With William Oliver Watkins & Elizabeth Acosta

AUTOGRAPH TABLE
by Nicholas Walker Herbert, directed by Kate German
With Josh Frank, Chrissy Basham, Craig Lenti

THE SECOND COLLECTION
by Drew Keil, directed by Gene Santarelli
With Anton Obeid & Ben Rowe

SIDE EFFECTS
written & directed by Donald Steele
With Sandra DeLuca & David Marx

The ANDsemble
directed by Scotty Watson
with Emily Brock, Irene Carroll, Katherine Lazarus, Catherine Santino, Jim Ewing, Margaret Geraghty, Mark Hudson, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Isaac Rodriguez, Michael Sause, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Stephen Thornton, Jerry Topitzer, Jared Wilder

2015
Eclectic Evening of Shorts VIII
Boxers & Briefs
BASEBALL A (CLASSIC) LOVE STORY
Written by Raphael Badagliacca
Directed by Kristine Niven
With Don Meehan, Jr, Mimi Quillin

ENTONCES VIVAMOS
Written by Cesi Davidson
Directed by Sara Berg
With Elizabeth Acosta, Jose Joaquin Garcia, JoMack Miranda

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
Written & directed by Donald Steele
With Michael Boonstra, Ruth Sherman

FAMILY OF FLECHNER
Written by Gregory Fletcher
Directed by Scotty Watson
With Michael Sause, Jared Wilder

LUNCHTIME AT WESTFIELD HIGH
Written by Nicole Pandolfo
Directed by Chelsea Long
With Jenson Smith, Alana Osborn-Lief

BRONX ZOO
Written by Kristine Niven
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
With Sandra DeLuca, David Marx

WHAT IS IT?
Written by Margo Hammond
Directed by Kathryn Long
With Michelle Conti, Fawn Johnstin
Kari Swenson Riely, Bill Tatum

The ANDsemble
Directed by Scotty Watson

2014
Eclectic Evening of Shorts VII
Boxers
A VISIT HOME
Written by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Tonya Pinkins
Assistant Director, Christopher Burris
With Mary Archbold, Dawn Evans, Jane Summerhays

MANDATE
by Kelly Younger
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
With Craig Fitzpatrick & Jared Wilder

MEMOIR
by Donald Steele
Directed by Katie McHugh
With Michael Boonstra & Ruth Sherman

MISTRESS MARLENE
by Margo Hammond
Directed by Alex Dmitriev
With Tim Barker & Susanne Marley

RAINMAN
by Nambi E. Kelley
Directed Ebony Noelle Golden
Produced by Ocean Ana Rising, Inc
With Warren Jackson & C. Kelly Wright

ROAST BEEF AND THE RARE KISS
by Gregory Fletcher
Directed by Troy Miller
With Nicholas Cocchetto, Leigh Dunham, David Marshall, Bridget Ori

The AND’semble
Directed by Scotty Watson
With Adrienne Cooper, Xavier Fan, Margaret Geraghty, Rick Hoyt, Mary Hynes, Carrie Keskinen, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Jerry Topitzer, Caitlin Venedam, Jared Wilder

Briefs
BULLSEYE
by Kristine Niven
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
With Dina Comolli, Craig Lenti, David Marx

DUCK SAUCE
by Cesi Davidson
Directed by Sara Berg
With Denise Alessandria Hurd & William Oliver Watkins

FUN
by Catherine Butterfield
Directed by John Monteith
With Luke Hofmaier, Caitlin McGee & Kristine Niven

MARYJANE’S LAST DANCE
by Nicole Pandolfo
Directed by Kathryn Long
With Marie Claire Roussel, Jennifer Terrell & Elanna White

P.C.
by Bara Swain
Directed by Bara Swain
With Danielle Bourgeois, Tony Neil & Doug Rossi

The AND’semble
Directed by Scotty Watson
With Adrienne Cooper, Xavier Fan, Margaret Geraghty, Rick Hoyt, Mary Hynes, Carrie Keskinen, David Marx, Kristine Niven, Jon Schaefbauer, David Taylor, Jerry Topitzer, Caitlin Venedam, Jared Wilder

2013
Eclectic Evening of Shorts VI

Boxers & Briefs
BARBERSHOP
by Kristine Niven
Directed by Janice Goldberg

THE ROOKIE
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Scotty Watson

NONSTOP FROM FLORIDA
by Marti Maley
Directed by Scotty Watson

TEAM ABBA
by Robin Goldfin
Directed by Robin Goldfin
Original Music by Oren Neiman

THE MOON ALONE
by Gregory Fletcher
Directed by Troy Miller, Assistant Director, Matt Stapleton

THE COFFEE HOUR
by Donald Steele
Directed by Michael Boonstra

THE HORSES IN CENTRAL PARK
by Paul Hufker
Directed by Caitlin Meaney

AN IMPROVISED PLAY
created by the ANDsemble
Directed by Scotty Watson

2012
Eclectic Evening of Shorts V
Boxers
GPS II
by Raphael Badagliacca
directed by Kelly Haran
with Chris Lutkin, David Marx, Wendy Joy

CAT LADY WITHOUT A CAT
written and performed by Carrie Keskinen
directed by Scotty Watson

GIVE AND TAKE
written & directed by Bara Swain
with Danielle Bourgeois, Scott Salome

A HEART TO HEART
by Jeffrey Sweet
directed by Kathryn Long
with David Marx, Kristine Niven, Bill Tatum

MY JONATHAN
by Donald Steele
directed by Michael Boonstra
with Jacob Callie Moore, Ruth Sherman

MY LITTLE HEAD
written and performed by Peter Strauss
directed by Carol Strugo

DE AVSLUTA (an improvised play)
with Michael J. Cohen, Michael Henry, Jeffrey Swan Jones, Wendy Joy, Carrie Keskenien, David Marx, Jacob Callie Moore, Kristine Niven, Liz Quinn, Scotty Watson

Briefs
GET OUTTA JAIL
by Kristine Niven
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
with Michael Henry, Jacob Callie Moore, Scotty Watson

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY
by Drew Larimore
directed by Alan Strum
with Neil D’Astolfo

CHEMISTRY
by Joseph Samuel Wright
directed by Alisha Silver
with Sarah Babin, Daniel LeBlanc

BRINGING HOME TINY
by Cesi Davidson
directed by Mary Hodges
with Beverly Prentice, Patrice Runice-Rice

RIDGEWOOD
written and performed by Sheilagh Weymouth
directed by Janice L. Goldberg

SUDDENLY A KNOCK AT THE DOOR
by Robin Goldfin
directed by David Carson
based on a story by Etgar Keret
with Chris Berger, Jeffrey Swan Jones, Wendy Joy, Kenneth Talberth

DE AVSLUTA (an improvised play)
with Michael J. Cohen, Michael Henry, Jeffrey Swan Jones, Wendy Joy, Carrie Keskenien, David Marx, Jacob Callie Moore, Kristine Niven, Liz Quinn, Scotty Watson

2011
Eclectic Evening of Shorts IV
Boxers
GPS
by Raphael Badagliacca
directed by Kelly Haran
with Wendy Joy, Douglas Manes, Wende O’Reilly

THE BALLAD OF LULU AND DAD
by Wayne Paul Mattingly
directed by Heather Cohn
with Quinn Warren, David Crommett

JUST SAY SOMETHING
written and directed by Randy Noojin
with Josh Adler, Amanda Ladd

THE MAN AT THE FRONT OF THE ROOM
by Donald Steele
directed by Kathryn Long
with Frank Hankey, Margo Hammond

KNOWING MRS. MAYFIELD
by Drew Larimore
directed by Nick Stimler
scenic Design & costume Consultant – Gion DeFrancesco
composer – Vicente Chavarria
with Zach Kleinsmith, Tommy McGinn

AN UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENT
by Jeffrey Sweet
directed by Patricia Birch
with Bill Tatum, Kristine Niven, Kati Brazda, Bruce Colbert

THE GIFT
by Josh McIlvain
directed by Megan Cooper
with Jason Hart, Ashley Rebecca King, Quinn Warren

Briefs
YARNS
by Charles R. Niven
directed by Scotty Watson
with Christopher Lutkin, Heather Smith

A CERTAIN UNDERSTANDING
by Patrick Nash
directed by Kristine Niven
with Nicholas Troilo, Beryl Bernay, Ginger Rich

RED VARIATION
by Daniel Martin
directed by Clay Martin
Sound Design – Thomas Sowers
Fight Choreographer – Andrew Dylan Ray
Stage Manager – Jim Armstrong
With Cat Yudain, Max Rosmarin

TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA
by William Fowkes
directed by Wendy Peace
music by Jack Woodbridge & Val Citpak
with Tony Neil, Corey Tazmania

MEMORIAL DAY
written and directed by Joseph Gallo
with Jennifer Laine Williams, Matt Archambault, Jon Prescott

THE HOTEL LOBBYIST
by Bara Swain
directed by Catherine Siracusa
with JoAnn Mariano, Nick DeSimone

WELCOME TO PLAYLAND!
written and performed by Jill Melanie Wirth & David Wirth
directed by David Wirth

2010
Eclectic Evening of Shorts III
Boxers 
IT’S MY PARTY
by Susan Middaugh
Directed by Jessica Howell

THE ACOUSTICS
by Robin Goldfin
Directed by Kenneth Talberth

MAGIC LAND
by Tom Shergalis
Directed by Eric Nightengale

STAR SONG
by Joseph Gallo
Directed by Robin A. Paterson

LOW & AWAY
by Demetra Kareman
Directed by Sarah Bennett

A RECKONING
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Michael Tucker

SEX ED
by Jill Melanie Wirth & David Wirth
Directed by David Wirth

BRIEFS
SILENT RE-ACQUAINTANCE
by Cesi Davidson
Directed by Mary Hodges

PRINCESS
by Jason Schafer
Directed by Kathryn Long

MY CRAZY NEIGHBORS
by Heather Smith
Directed by Chris Lutkin

CHOCOLATES ON THE PILLOW
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Lori Walker

THE ANNIVERSARY
by Drew Larimore
Directed by Nick Stimler

THE COMPETITORS
by Kristine Niven
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

THEIR SECRET IS SAFE WITH ME
by Patrick Nash
Directed by Jay Stern

2009
Eclectic Evening of Shorts II
Boxers
DOING BUSINESS
by Diana Hird
Directed by Stephen Fried

UNANTICIPATED GUEST
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by Larry Rosen

A TIME RIPE AND RARE
by Sue Bigelow & Carol Davis
Directed by Janice L. Goldberg

PERFORATION
by David Lavine
Directed by David Winitsky

EXPECTATION
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Alix Steel

EPISCUS and EDENDUS
book & Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Ron Barnett
Directed by Ethan Heard, Musical Direction by Nate Festinger

Briefs
BEACHED
by Michelle Best
Directed by Layne Racowski

DEARLY BELOVED
written & directed by Donald Steele

JUDGEMENT OF PARIS
by Jeffrey Swan Jones
Directed by Kathleen Brant

BIGGEST BREAK
by Les Hunter
Directed by Morgan Gould

THIS RELATIONSHIP
by Patrick Nash
Directed by Kristine Niven

ELI AND LEAH
conceived by Douglas Manes, dialogue by Stephen Ringold
Directed by Stephen Ringold

2008
Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs
STORM ON STORM
by Gary Garrison
Directed by Maggie Lally

IF THERE’S A CURE FOR THIS…
by Roland Tec
Directed by Mark Robinson, Choreograhy by Wendy Seyb

LOOK ME IN THE EYES (Part I & Part II)
by Margo Hammond
Directed by Kathryn Long

EL MAGNIFICO
created & performed by Hilary Chaplain & David Arden Engel
Directorial Consultant Bob Berky

THE RIVER JORDAN LAMP
by Carol Hall
Directed by Janice Goldberg

SNEAKS
by Jeffrey Sweet
Directed by John Monteith

FRONTIER
by Kia Corthron
Directed by Tlaloc Rivas

WASH AND DRY
by Kristine Niven
Directed by Michael Rock