The Village Playwrights

NOV 25 —  30 mins., Debbra Liverman

45 mins., Stephen Bracco, “White Roux”  Things heat up when racial taboos bubble to the surface in this bit of soup.

A fiction, playwriting and freelance art writer as well as a sometime performance artist, Stephen Bracco has performed at Gallery MC, Triskelion Arts, tinyDANGEROUSfun and Grace Exhibition Space. Stephen has had his writing appear in New York, Ins&Outs, and ArtisSpectrum magazines, as well as in the anthology Side Show – Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre (Writers Club Press). He has a background studying theatre, playwriting and improvisation, as well as art and creativity at New York University, Brooklyn College, the Vermont Studio Center, and with Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel in Prague and Florence. Despite all that, he still makes odd puppet videos with his wisecracking pal, Buttons:


30 mins., George Bistransin, “Madame Burr of Harlem Heights,”  rewrite of historical play about the brief marriage of former Vice-President Aaron Burr and Eliza Jumel, the richest woman in New York.



DEC 9 — 30 mins,Stephen Bracco —  “Gio & Johnny”  Two prisoners fight over the meaning of their past together.

1 1/2 hours, Larry Hassman

Larry Hassman’s plays have been produced in the Player’s Theater Short Play Festival — one of which won the prize for best play.  He has also been included in the International Midtown Play Festival. Larry is a member of the Players Club Writing Group and has had a number of readings there with excellent actors. He is a member of TRU, a producers group and the Dramatist Guild.  Currently two of his full length plays being reviewed by the Public Theater.


DEC 23 — no meeting

JAN 13 — 1 1/2 hours — Kevin Berry, “Billy” – faced with a rare illness, the family of Billy must deal with faith and the secrets they keep.

Kevin K. Berry’s plays have been produced in Portland, San Francisco and New York City and he was a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at

the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, twice finalist of the Eugene O’Neill Conference and winner of The

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.  A participant of Village Playwrights since 2006 with 10 short

plays produced through Village Playwrights productions.


30 mins., Michael Rendino, “March 11, 1984”

JAN 27 — Reserved for Group Show workshop

FEB 10 — Reserved for Group Show workshop

MAR 9 — Reserved for Group Show workshop

March 23 — 2 hours, Mervyn Kaufman,”The Love Life” is a wry send-up of a longstanding tradition, in some parts of our land, that empowers a man to take on multiple marriage partners legally.

Merv Kaufman is a long-ago graduate of the UCLA Theater Arts Dept. He came to New York to establish a career in publishing—books and magazines— but ultimately refocused his talents on playwriting. He’s enjoyed seeing some of his work read at various sites, in New York and elsewhere, and looks forward to someday seeing his work actually performed. By real actors!

April 8– 1 hour, Marguerite Masse, Remorsing Lenny rewrite



Jack Dyville is getting the Old Gang Back together for the Holidays and has scheduled a Reading for


6-8pm at Studio B @ Art/NewYork, 520 8th Avenue. 3rd Floor,The event is called


Contact Jack with your  – 5 Minute – 10 Minute -15 Minute Plays for Adults at

Make the Holiday a Little Naughty, Okay? Not Nasty. Just Naughty.

Contact Jack if you want to help or participate or are Interested in READING.



The Village Playwrights meet at 8 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street.  Participation is open to all Playwrights and Screenwriters.

Beginners are encouraged and helped. “This is a place to speak from the heart.  This is a place to find one’s voice.  This is a place to take risks.”

For information about attending a Village Playwrights’ meeting, call 614-285-2515 or e-mail

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