Our annual short play festival

Throughout the past eleven years, we have presented over 124 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 Gregory Fletcher; LUNCHTIME AT WESTFIELD HIGH by Nicole Pandolfo).

The 2019 Eclectics Festival will feature new plays by Luigi Jannuzzi, Chima Cchikazunga, Ron Palais, David Masello, Bara Swain, and Ken Levine

ONE WEEKEND ONLY! February 21-24
SPECIAL EVENTS: Online Fundraising Workshop on 2/21 and Improvisational Theatre Workshop on 2/23

Tickets are going fast – click here to reserve your seats today!

BOXERS

Play Me Out by Ron Palais
with Larry Stockel, Sarah Fallon, Doug Rossi

The Eye of the Wake by Chima Cchikazunga
with Chima Cchikazunga, Sara Parcesepe

The Bride’s Dad is LIVID by Luigi Jannuzzi
directed by Janice L. Goldberg
with Cassandra Giovine, Daren Kelly, Ryan Glynn, Deb Maclean

Briefs

What the Sun Reveals by David Masello
directed by Gene Santarelli
with Caleb Featherstone, Mary Monahan

The Wonder of You by Bara Swain
directed by Joan Kane
with Jenny Zerke, Jason Asher

When Romcoms Go Bad by Ken Levine
directed by Scotty Watson
with Mitch Moxley, Katherine Lazarus, Kevin Thiel, Colleen Wright

Thursday (2/21)
Evening 7:00 pm – BOXERS

Friday (2/22)
Evening 7:00 pm – Briefs

Saturday (2/23)
Matinee 2:00 pm – BOXERS
Evening 7:00 pm – Briefs

Sunday (2/24)
Matinee 2:00 pm – Briefs
Evening 7:00 pm – BOXERS

Eclectic History

2018

Eclectic Evening of Shorts XI 

Boxers

GPS V: HOMECOMING

by Raphael Badagliacca, directed by Kristine Niven

with Alice King* & Gene Santarelli

THE FRACTURE

by Jenn Ficarra, directed by Mia Sommese

with Reilly Richardson*and Bronson Taylor

AT SEA

by Carolyn Gage, directed by Kathe Mull

with Hilary Chaplain and Mik Kuhlman

MAE THE MAGNIFICENT

by Margo Hammond, directed by Kathryn Long+

Fight Director – Ron Piretti+

with Bekka Lindstrom* and Kevin Stanfa*

BOB GETS A PROMOTION

by Donald Steele, directed by Ken Lowstetter

with Michael Boonstra and Mark Hudson

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

by Bara Swain, directed by Joan Kane+

with Lucy McMichael* and Valerie Terranova*

AFTER THE FLOOD

by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Pamela Gaye Walker

with Matt Mezzacappa, Kristine Niven*,Bill Tatum*

Briefs

9-1-1

by Emily Brock, directed by Katherine Lazarus

with Diego Aguirre and Emily Brock

MAPPLETHORPE’S FLOWERS

by Gregory Fletcher, directed by Sara Berg+

with Marshall Mays* and Daniel Neusom*

THE INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM

by Arlene Hutton, directed by Sean T. McGrath

with Morgan Bartholick and Kasey Lee Huizinga

THE HOOK UP

by Ken Levine, directed by Scotty Watson

Assistant Director, Kevin Theil; Stage Manager, Rebecca Schaffer

with Michelle Conti and Emmanuel Elpenord

BLIND DATE

by Robert Rosenbaum, directed by Janice L. Goldberg+

with Beth Applebaum, Rocco Arrigo, Sarah Polen*

TOGETHER ALONE

by Richard Warren, directed by Kate German

with Irene Carroll and Mike Lawler*

THE ANDSEMBLE

directed by Scotty Watson

with Sasha Burgos-Conde, Emmanuel Elpenord, Mark Hudson, Katherine Lazarus, Isaac Rodriguez, Catherine Santino

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

by Raphael Badagliacca, directed by Kristine Niven

with Don Meehan, Jr, Mimi Quillin

ENTONCES VIVAMOS

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

by Gregory Fletcher, directed by Scotty Watson

with Michael Sause, Jared Wilder

LUNCHTIME AT WESTFIELD HIGH

by Nicole Pandolfo, directed by Chelsea Long

with Jenson Smith, Alana Osborn-Lief

BRONX ZOO

by Kristine Niven, directed by Janice L. Goldberg

with Sandra DeLuca, David Marx

WHAT IS IT?

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

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

Ppoduced 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.

written & 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

*Member Actors Equity

+Member Stage Directors & Choreographers