A Message to Our Artists' Exchange Family on COVID-19
Kay’s full length play Cicadas received staged readings at Wilbury Theatre Group’s Studio W New Works and at The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA, in conjunction with The North Shore Readers Theatre. Her one act plays have been produced at The Gallery Players of Brooklyn, SunDog Theater, Silver Spring Stage, and by The Players at Barker Playhouse in the Green Room. Her ten minute plays and monologues have been produced at Acme Theatre, Boston Theatre Marathon, Culture Park, the Gamm Theatre Studio Lab Ten Minute Play Festivals, St. Luke’s Little Theater, PVD Fringe Festivals, and The WomensWork Theatre Collaborative. She continues to hone her craft through her incredibly supportive Blue Cow Group and is a member of The Dramatist Guild.
Rhea MacCallum is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and script consultant, whose plays have been produced across the United States and six continents. Her plays and monologues have been published by Heuer Publishing, Original Works Publishing, Pioneer Drama, and have been included in several of Smith & Kraus’ “Best of” anthologies. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, LAFPI, ICWP, Playground-LA’s Writer’s Pool (2016-2018), Skylight Theatre’s PlayLAb and a Lifetime Member of ALAP. Rhea earned her BA from USC and her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School/New School for Drama in New York City. @rheaplaywright rheamaccallum.com
When I Grow Up,
I Want to Be a Christmas Tree
New York, NY
Rich Orloff has written over 80 short plays, which have had over 1900 productions, including two in previous Artists' Exchange festivals, THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE PRIMORDIAL OOZE and A WOMB WITH A VIEW. Rich has also written 18 full-length plays, mostly comedies and mostly award-winning. This year he’s traveling the country performing his new one-person play, It’s a Beautiful Wound, about his experience in underground therapy with psychedelics. richorloff.com and beautifulwound.com
George Sapio is an award-winning playwright, director, producer, and dramaturg. He produces and hosts Onstage/Offstage, a radio show/podcast now in its seventh year of featuring interviews with theatre professionals from around the world (onstageoffstage.org). His book Workshopping the New Play; A Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs is published by Applause Books. Website: gsapio.com. Find his plays at newplayexchange.org.
The Monster Under the Bed
Joseph Vitale is the author of a number of plays, including, Murrow, which ran Off-Off Broadway in 2016. His one-acts have been produced at the Hudson Guild, Barrow Group and Manhattan Repertory theaters in New York and at theaters around the country. His latest full-length play,Dragons in the Crease, will run at the Hudson Guild Theater in September. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Theater Project Playwrights Workshop.
Top Shelf Tolstoy
Maximillian Gill received his master’s in creative writing in California. He has been based in New York for the past twelve years. His work has been staged by a number of companies and festivals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Up in the Air
Ben is an award-winning playwright, whose work has been produced around the country. Locally, Cain + Abel, and What Went Down appeared in recent years. COLD, developed locally, was named to Steppenwolf’s The Mix list. BA: SNHU; MFA: Hollins Playwrights Lab. www.benjolivet.com
Steven G. Martin is a playwright based out of Lafayette, Indiana, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He is thrilled that Artists' Exchange supports new writing for the stage with its One Act Play Festival. He thanks Jessica Chace, Rhiannon Annin, Adriana Albanese, Jane Kristiansen, Catherine Fay, Meg Taylor-Roth, and Britney Verria. You can find Steven on Twitter at @Steven_G_Martin.
Family by Numbers
Miami Beach, FL
Arianna Rose is an award-winning playwright, songwriter and musical theatre writer. Her plays and musicals have been performed across the country, Germany and England. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Miami New Musicals (www.miaminewmusicals.com) and moderates two playwright’s groups in South Florida. M.F.A., NYU Tisch Musical Theatre Writing Program. www.ariannarose.net
Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright who makes stories about gender, invisible disabilities, and complex trauma accessible to wider audiences. Her plays include TARGET BEHAVIOR (Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner, David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award Semifinalist, Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship Semifinalist), REAP THE GROVE (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Finalist), THE STAND (Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival National Award Winner, InspiraTO Playwriting Contest Finalist), and others. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America. Caity-Shea is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University. More info at: www.caitysheaviolette.com.