7DOP Playwrights

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Oct 28 – 31
7:00 PM


TheaterLab NYC

357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor
(Between 8th and 9th Aves)
1, 2, 3, A, C, E to 34th Street
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Sam Graber has become widely heralded as the world’s skinniest playwright. His plays have been produced by Abingdon Theatre (off-off-Broadway), Seven Stories Theatre (WV), Box Wine Theatre (MN), Mission Theatre (MN), Seven Collective (NYC), The Warner Theatre (CT), Upstage Theatre (TX), The Pulp Stage (OR), Mildred’s Umbrella (TX), City Theatre of Independence (MO), The Driftwood Players (WA), Venture Theatre (MT), Love Creek Productions (NYC), ATHE (DC), Radio Theater Project (FL), Center of the World (CA), and Between Us Productions (NYC).

His full-length In Congress with the Night received its 2012 debut at Seven Stories Theatre, and Lottery Play earned a Top Ten honor for the 2013 Reva Shiner comedy award (Bloomington Playwrights Project). In 2013, What Happened to the Dollar, Modern Prophet and Freedom Tower will each receive mainstage inaugural performances. Yes, that’s three new full-length plays for three different  theater companies in one year. Wish me luck.

His work is published by Dramatic Publishing and Independent Play(w)rights. He lives outside Minneapolis where the temperature is 309 degrees colder than wherever you are. His mother wants him to eat more.

Julia Lederer is a Toronto based writer and actor. Recently she performed in her sold-out play, With Love and a Major Organ, in the Next Stage Theatre Festival at the Factory Theatre in Toronto. With Love and a Major Organ was “Best of the Toronto Fringe” in 2012, and named “Outstanding New Play” by NOW Magazine. As a playwright her work has been performed in a wide variety of Toronto theatres and festivals, as well as in Halifax, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Frame was developed with support from Nightwood Theatre and the Ontario Arts Council. As an actor, Julia has trained at HB Studio, ESPA (Primary Stages), and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She performs frequently with Birdtown & Swanville, a theatre collective of which she has been an ensemble member since 2007. Find her on twitter @juliabirdwords or at http://questionexclamation.tumblr.com

Terence Patrick Hughes plays include LINES with the Horse Trade Theatre Group, Finding the Rooster and A Muse in Manhattan with the 13th St. Repertory Theatre, and the award-winning Farewell Evenbrook at Theatre Row. The New York Times noted that LINES, ‘…explores heavy subject matter with humorous dialogue and strong characters.’ Off-off-online saw Finding the Rooster as “…clearly in the same vein as Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara…‟ His new play, Goodnight Sunshine, was developed with Horse Trade Theatre and presented at the 2012 Centre Stage New Play Festival as well as Boomerang Theatre’s First Flight Festival. The play was also named a semi-finalist for the national O’Neill Conference.

The playwright is currently crafting a ten-play cycle entitled, The Trials of Oscar the Great, which he explains as “…a look back at the American experience in the 20th century and a glimpse forward to our future as a people in the 21st century through the comic and tragic events in the life of a native son.” His short play, Recess at Our Lady of the Bleeding Heart, Mind, and Spirit – Once Reformed, is a finalist for the 2013 Heideman Award and it appeared in the 2012-13 winter issue of the literary journal Arts and Letters. Born in Lawrence, Mass., Hughes, his wife, and two children share their time in New York City and Woodstock, NY.


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