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THE ACCIDENTAL CATERER
A new musical
Story by Eric Lane & Bob Barnett
Book and lyrics by Eric Lane
Music and lyrics by Meghan Cary            
4F/4M
Manhattan Theatre Club Studios Reading
Directed by Martha Banta
Musical Director, Gary Adler

FILMING O’KEEFFE
“Bold, quirky, and intelligent. Stieglitz and O’Keeffe would smile upon it." - Metroland LINK
“A testament to the value of regional theater companies’ creation of new work.” – Albany Times Union LINK
“New play not to be missed. Beautiful and thought-provoking. […]
Year’s Top Ten – Daily Gazette LINK
Published by Dramatists Play Service LINK
90 minutes
2F/2M
Unit Set
Premiere: Adirondack Theatre Festival LINK
Workshops: A.T.F. and W.H.A.T.
Directed by Martha Banta
A contemporary story set on the grounds of the former home of artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe. A mother and son clash as the teenager uncovers his parents' hidden past. Commissioned by the A.T.F. Founders Fund for New Work.

RIDE
“Brilliant. An incredibly moving and hilarious script.”- Cape Cod Times
Published by Dramatists Play Service LINK
90 minutes
3F
Unit set
Premiere: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Directed by Daisy Walker
Three teenage girls hit the road in search of life beyond rural New Jersey. From vacant farm stands and roadside motels to the wonders of the universe, their fast-paced journey leads to unmapped discoveries.

FLOATING
Winner: Raven Theatre [Working Title]
Finalist: PlayPenn, Hope & Optimism on Stage,
Multistages, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
90 minutes
3F/5M
Unit Set
Workshop: Raven Theatre (Chicago)
Readings: Azuka Theatre (Phila.)
Orange Thoughts at The Barrow Group Studios
The story of three families: a Jewish family, an African-American family and a young married
couple, all at a life-changing moment.

SLAP
1F/2M
Abingdon Theatre, TBG Studios with Michael Urie (Readings)
Directed by Tony Speciale
When boundaries are crossed, how do we find our way to forgiveness? A new play that explores love, sex, video games and the baggage we carry.

LADY LIBERTY AND THE DONUT GIRL
80 Minutes
1F/1M
Unit Set
Readings: Adirondack Theatre Festival LINK
The Barrow Group Reading Series
Ensemble Studio Theatre First Brew
Directed by Martha Banta
A comic-drama about two teenage misfits seeking connection as they stumble into adulthood.

HEART OF THE CITY
“How refreshing!” –The New York Times
Published by Playscripts: LINK
90 minutes
3F/3M (may be performed by a larger cast)
Unit set
Premeire: Theatre at 30th St., NYC
Directed by Martha Banta
Produced by Fern Kershon & Orange Thoughts Productions
A valentine to the joys and challenges of contemporary life—from a woman on the ultimate date-from-hell; to a mismatched romance on the Brooklyn IRT; to a couple hoping to conceive a child; plus a lesson on the proper way to make a Matzo ball. This new play artfully combines humor, joy, sorrow, love and romance as it takes you on a dazzling ride of the heart.

TIMES OF WAR
“The play is entertaining, absorbing and deeply moving.  You’ll love it.”­ – The Post Star
Published by Dramatic Publishing LINK
Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award
O’Neil National Playwrights Conference Finalist
Grants: The Puffin Foundation, Pilgrim Project, Maurer Family Foundation, Jonathan Larson Foundation.
120 minutes
3F/2M (all perform multiple roles)
Unit set
Premiere: Adirondack Theatre Festival
Directed by Martha Banta
Times of War tells the story of one woman’s struggles, set against the backdrop of four wars-from World War II to the present. This award-winning drama examines the changing American landscape over the past half century.

CATER-WAITER
“Wicked laughs and spritzy wit. Irresistibly Feifferesque.”- The Village Voice
“Poignant and hilarious.” – Back Stage
Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award
80 minutes
4M
Unit Set
Premiere: HERE, NYC
Directed by Martha Banta
A moving comedy about two gay waiters who meet at a Republican fund-raiser.

SHELLAC
100 minutes
3F/2M
Unit Set
Readings: Orange Thoughts at MCC, Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre
Starring Lynn Cohen (Sex & The City), Vinnie Pastore (The Sopranos), Sherri Parker Lee
When Georgie marries Angie, he winds up with way more than he bargained for. A raw, sexual dark comedy.

THE HEART OF A CHILD
100 minutes
4F/4M
Unit set
Readings: La MaMa ETC, Westbeth
A lyrical drama about three Southern families during World War II.

BLUE CHRISTMAS
90 minutes
2F/1M
Basic set
Reading: 92nd St Y, discussion led by Horton Foote Starring Anne Pitoniak, J. Smith-Cameron
A brother and sister travel to the Midwest to uncover secrets of their missing father.


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