Sat. Nov. 15 2008 8PM
& Sun. Nov. 16 2008 3PM

@Penny Templeton Actors Studio
261 W. 35th Street, Suite 304, NY NY

Two performances of ten 10-minute plays - a different group of plays each time

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Directed by N. G. McClernan ~ Stage Manager: Debra Stunich

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About the authors - November 15 show

Tom Bruett

Author of LOX ATOP THE LINCOLN TUNNEL - Tom Bruett has had numerous short plays produced at companies such as The Player's Theater, ReGroup Theater in LA, and NJ Rep. He is also an actor and received his BFA from the Hartt School. Check out his website

Ann Farthing

Author of EXERCISE IN ETHICS - Ann Farthing is an award-winning actor, playwright, director and producer. Her plays have been produced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, and her short film WUNDERBAR! A New York City Cab Ride streams on Facebook and at She has taught scene-study, play analysis, directing, audition skills and improvisation.

Claudia Haas

Author of DOG DAY AFTERNOON - Claudia Haas's plays have seen over 600 production in the US and abroad. Her plays have been honored with 10 national awards and she works with 6 publishers. She resides in White Bear Lake, MN

Janis Butler Holm

Author of ELEVATOR OPERATOR - Janis Butler Holm lives in Athens, Ohio, where she has served as Associate Editor for _Wide Angle_, the film journal. Her essays, stories, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

Michael Jalbert

Author of HOT APPLE PIE - Mike is from Massachusetts, holds a BA in filmmaking from SFSU, is an actor and playwright. Recently his short play "Herbert" was read at the NYCPlaywrights Fall Fundraiser. His feline pal Max just turned 9 years old, alert the media!

N. G. McClernan

Author of YULE COUNTY - N. G. McClernan is the founder of NYCPlaywrights a group of theatre folk who meet every Friday to do script-in-hand readings, and has run the group since November 2000. Her production company Mergatroyd Productions was created to produce her own plays - but she producers other people's plays sometimes. Her plays have also been produced by others, in Manhattan, Hoboken, Philadelphia, Colorado and Japan.

Milo Mowery

Author of CROP CIRCLE - Milo Mowery received the Rocky Mountain Theater Association playwriting award in 2000 for Obligation and was a Kennedy Center-ACTF participant in 2004 for Trash Ladies and Vestal Blue. He has written a number of plays staged in Utah, California, Washington and Oregon. Most recently he coauthored an adaptation of the "Swiss Family Robinson" produced by the Northwest Children's Theater. Milo relocated to Pennsylvania in 2006 where he has continued to write and teach theater classes.

Myra Slotnick

Author of FORGET-ME-NOT - Myra has written several short plays that have been produced in Provincetown, Boston and across the country. Her short play Dirty Laundry just appeared in The Fall Playwright's Festival in Provincetown, and her play, The Last Thing, was a featured play at the Tennessee Williams Festival. Myra's play Songs My Brother Sang won first prize this spring at the Cape Cod Theatre Project, as well as Best of Show and Audience Choice awards from the Berea Arts Council, in KY. Good Grief, a screenplay about the loss of her brother, Alan, to AIDS, was performed at the Hudson Guild Theatre, in L.A., starring Tyne Daly and Carol Kane. Myra's play The Last Thing was featured at The Tennessee Williams Festival at the Provincetown Theatre. This winter Myra will produce the second annual Universal Theatre, at the historic Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in P'town. Playwrights, actors and directors from across the country will converge on The Cape for a festival of one-act plays.

Edward Versailles

Author of MS. BAILEY AND THE COLONEL - Edward Versailles Raised in Cincinnati, OH. Earned an MFA from Ohio University in Playwriting. Took an eighteen year detour from play writing upon moving to the great adventure called New York City. Made a career as an arts administrator. Married to Leslee. Started to write again three years ago.

Jonathan Wallace

Author of THE ACCORDIAN OF FATE - Jonathan Wallace's Pawnshop Accordions appeared in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. His works The Shadow-Pier and The Turtle Tattoo were produced in the 2006 and 2007 Midtown International Theatre Festivals respectively. His short work has been performed at the Flea, Thirteenth Street Repertory, Theatre Row, and the Gene Frankel Theatre, among other venues, and has been performed outdoors in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Avenue B Gardens. He lives in Amagansett NY with his playwright wife, Meri Wallace.