Playwrights

 

ROY BATTOCCHIO: In addition to his humorous essays carried in The Los AngelesTimes, McCalls, Good Housekeeping and Family Circle, his many one-acts, his full-length comedies, “Thicker Than Water” and “Dead Wrong” have been produced at Theatre West and The Long Beach Playhouse in southern California and venues throughout the U.S. His ten-minute pieces have been winning entries in the Tehachapi (CA) Playwrights Festival, Minnesotta’s Lakeshore Players ten-minute festival, L.A.’s First Stage and Secret Rose Theatre. His comedy, “The Beach” was recently part of Theatre West WestFest. He has more than a dozen plays published by JAC Publishing and Promotions in New England. Away from the theatre he was Head Writer for the New Hollywood Squares (Joan Rivers/John Davidson edition and written several scripts for tv’s “Love Boat.”
DLB 072709DAN BORENGASSER, who enjoys speaking of himself in the third person, has written numerous award-winning stage plays and screenplays. A number of stage plays of Borengasser’s have been produced and/or have received staged readings. Three plays – A.R@UNI.GOV, The Kindness Of Strangers and Sense & Insensibility – have been published. The ten-minute play – The Gospel According to Bowser – has been produced across the country, from New York to California, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and India. Three radio plays have been produced and broadcast on KUSF Radio in San Francisco, Broadcast Services for the Blind, the Shoestring Radio Theatre website and the Public Radio Satellite System. Borengasser’s confidant he has other noteworthy accomplishments, but, for the moment, they escape him.

RANDY GROSS has had his plays presented in New York, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Houston, Sydney, Australia – and now on three separate occasions in North Hollywood. He is a former Pennsylvania Original Play Award Winner, and also founder of The Not Ready For Drive Time Players, a Harrisburg, PA-based radio theater comedy troupe. He resides in Enola, PA with his wife, daughter, and step-daughter.

Picture-Steven KorbarSTEVEN KORBAR’s full-length and one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and throughout the United States and Canada. His drama, “Table for Four”, was published in Smith and Kraus’ “Best Short Plays of 2010”; as was his comedy “Mrs. Jansen Isn’t Here Now”. Other productions include “I Understand Your Frustration” at the Turtleshell Theatre NYC, “Let Go” at Future Ten in Pittsburgh, “Hard” at Elephant Stageworks in LA, “Circles” at Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha and “What are You Going to Be?”, which won the “Merce” award at the 2011 10-minute play festival at the Secret Rose Theatre in LA.

Felix Racelis FELIX RACELIS is an LA-based playwright with fifteen produced one-acts. His Uncommon Threads won First Place in Fire Rose Productions’ Ten-Minute Play Festival and Forever Fog was a finalist in Theatre Forty’s One-Act Contest. His short plays have been performed throughout Los Angeles and also in New York and San Francisco. JAC Publishing & Promotions has published Forever Fog and A Quintessential Evening: Five Short Plays by Felix Racelis. His full-length drama, As Straw Before the Wind won Fifth Place in the Writer’s Digest Competition – Playwriting Category. Manimal Crackers, Felix’s full-length transgender dramedy was also read at Celebration Theatre. Felix is currently at work completing a full-length dark comedy, Suicide Interruptus, which has had readings at FirstStage Los Angeles and at New York’s HBO Theatre under the auspices of the New York Television Academy. Felix is a member of FirstStage Los Angeles and ALAP.

FREDERICK STROPPEL is a New York-based playwright who has had productions of his plays throughout the world. In New York his full-length comedy Fortune’s Fools was produced off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater in 1995, and his musical Tales From The Manhattan Woods, based on “Die Fledermaus”, was staged at the Wings Theatre. Other plays include Actor!, The Christmas Spirit, A Good Man, and Small World, which had its world premiere this January in Connecticut. For film, he has written the screenplays for A Brooklyn State of Mind, Dark Side of Genius, and Glacier Bay, which has won over a dozen festival awards including Best Screenplay. He is a veteran children’s television writer, having served as the head writer for Oswald and Wow Wow Wubbzy!, both for Nickelodeon. He is the co-writer of Lucky Me, a memoir by actress Sachi Parker, the daughter of Shirley MacLaine, which was published in February 2013 by Gotham/ Penguin Books. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America East.

CHRIS WIDNEY: Full-length plays, “Big, Fat And Ugly With A Moustache” (Perry Street Theatre, NYC), “Family Men” (Arden, Philadelphia), “The Normals” (Luna Stage, NJ), along with other full-lengths, one-acts, musicals and screenplays have been presented, read, work-shopped and honored in theatres and contests around the world. He is co-author of a book about squash (the sport, not the vegetable), a member of The Dramatists Guild, the BMI Workshop, and a graduate of the Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU.