Saturday, April 30, 2011

May: Religion and Politics. Two plays that are dinner party taboos.

This is our Bard show last week
we rocked Fisher hall for "Tears for Haiti". we are still the Hudson Valley's only multicultural, multigenerational, professional educational Theater company!
                                         Saturday May 14th at the Howland Cultural Center
                                    (6:00pm to 9:00 pm) at 477 Main street  Beacon NY 12508
OUR Playwright/Actors lab is Free this month, for all of you to come in try us out..kick the tires and take us for a spin.
There are two subjects you’re not supposed to bring up at a dinner party, they are:
                                                                        Religion and Politics
and our three play reading offer first drafts in May and are primarily about …
“Obama: What have we done?” by Michael Monasterial
 Two top magazine writers from across political fence must collaborate to write a balanced biography of our President. They use hypothetical scenarios and text from actual speeches to uncover the Real man behind the smoke screen.

“Time Bomb: J Edgar Hoover and Malcom X” by Michael Monasterial
In 1963, the United States was on the verge of Civil War. A war over the most volatile issue facing America: Civil rights and Race. These two men had a confrontation of philosophies that could only end one way…explosion.
The third play we are opening as we begin our 2011 season is a 20 minute preview of

“Toussant L’Overture: The Fire that never dies!” by Michael Monasterial
In 1792, a revolution started that would pit a small slave island nation against the three world supers: England, Spain and France. When the people of Haiti won their Independence the man that led them to victory was kidnapped to the Swiss Alps and tortured to death after he was lured in by a peace treaty. His name and his story can never be forgotten.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Hand-to-Mouth Players Are now accepting manuscripts for their 20th Annual Award Winning One-Act

The Hand-to-Mouth Players are now accepting manuscripts for their 20th Annual Award Winning One-Act Playwright/Director's Workshop. 

Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2011

Manuscripts accepted for:
· One-Act plays
· No more than 25 minutes in length
· Minimal staging and sets
· Casts of 5 or less preferred
· Play must be previously unpublished*
· * for details contact Elaine at

Submission Guidelines:
· Submit manuscript by e-mail or snail-mail, to addresses below.
· $15 submission fee for each snail-mailed play, $20 submission fee for each e-mailed play
· Send check payable to HTM Players, to the P.O. Box shown below. Include Author and Title on the check. Plays will NOT be considered until the check is received.
· Include a title page with the following information: Name, Address, Phone number, E-mail Address, Approx. length of play (in minutes). Please include title and page number on every page.
· DO NOT put author’s name on any page other than title page. The plays will be read anonymously.

Manuscripts will NOT be returned and critiques will not be given on those plays not chosen for the workshop.

Selected plays will be performed in September 2011 in Buchanan/Montrose, NY. Up to 5 plays will be performed.

A representative from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) will adjudicate the last performance. Feedback will be given to the playwrights, directors, actors, and the individual productions. Audience members will also participate with anonymous comment sheets. One play may be selected to perform at the TANYS Festival in November, 2011.

E-mail Manuscript to:

Mail manuscript/check to:
HTM Playwright / Director's Workshop
P.O. Box 163
Montrose, NY 10548

For Questions contact: Gary Simon, Artistic Liaison (914) 734-8486