Thursday, April 10, 2014

Playwright talk-back discussion on April 22

I am pleased to announce that we will be having a playwright talk-back discussion at the April 22 event, following the staged readings. Marjorie Conn and Tamara Rose will offer additional insight into their award-winning plays and answer questions from the audience.

For those of you on Facebook, here is a link to the public event and the text of event information.

Fans of theater and modern relationships are invited to join us for the staged readings, award presentations and playwright talk-back discussion for the two winning plays in the 2014 Unchained Love Playwright Competition on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm!

Manhattan Theater Club
311 W. 43rd Street, 8th Floor (just west of Eighth Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Subways to PABT or Times Square

For those who wish to attend just the play readings, admission is FREE!

Those wishing to stay for the award presentations and playwright talk-back discussion following the readings can opt to pay a $10 admission at the door ($8 for members with 2014 bracelet). All $10 admissions include an Open Love NY membership bracelet for future discounts.

Open Love NY practices safe space rules for all people and everyone is invited to come experience these groundbreaking plays.

Full-length Play Winner ($750)
THE THREE OF US explores the relationship among a librarian, her boyfriend and the neurotic grad student who falls in love with them both. The play begins with a mysterious accident that shatters the reality of three happy people. In flashbacks, we learn how the love story began and all the intricate machinations it takes to get to being happy in a multi-partner relationship. But then, fate takes a hand on a rainy day and those left behind are left to wonder how to pick up the pieces of their shared lives.

Tammy Rose is a NYC based playwright, artist and blogger and has identified as polyamorous since 2000. Her work tends to shine a light on exquisite ideas which are usually excluded from the spotlight in modern society. Her most recent visual art series includes The Mousetrap Project. Different large pieces have appeared in various uptown venues consisting of abstract landscapes painted on the backs of dozens of mousetraps mounted in different orientations. Her most popular blog, about Rock & Roll and the 1960’s, is called “Six Degrees of Monkees.” As far as she is concerned, beauty is where you find it, and should always be celebrated.

Short Play Winner ($250)
A RELATIONSHIP'S BEGINNING IN 10 ACTS is a non-chronological, episodical short play of two women, Miriam and Catherine, who are falling in love with each other. Each act is a snippet of those delicious and poignant early days of getting to know each other.

Marjorie Conn made her acting debut with the late, great Ethyl Eichelberger as his leading man playing Aegisthus to his Klytemnestra with her lover, the late, incomparable Katy Dierlam as Electra. She was given an award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for her contributions to theatre in Provincetown. Marjorie is most known for her portrayal of Lizzie Borden (ax murderess) and Lorena Hickok (Eleanor Roosevelt's lover). These plays are published in LOST LESBIAN LIVES (available on eBay). She founded the Provincetown Fringe Festival in Provincetown, MA in 1994, which relocated to Asbury Park, NJ in 2007. She also rescues & is rescued by Greyhound dogs & special needs dogs and cats.

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