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SPL Shows/Venues

This page is reserved for listings of the next Lab’s shows. We will list shows and the venue as soon as the next Lab’s program is set, planned in mid-February 2015.

Dates for Short Play Lab: Mar 21-22; Apr. 25 – 26; May 23 – 24.
All Labs will be held at Roy Arias Studios and Theatres Stage II, 300 W. 43rd St. 4th floor.

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April 25 - 26 Lineup


The Presence of Absence by S. Karlan, directed by Ruya Koman; starring Gregory Davis and Eiko Kawashima. Can a middle-aged man find true love with a robot?

Watch The Gap by John Ladd, directed by Liana S. Afuni; starring Liana S. Afuni and Cayla Buettner. Gaps can be dark, deep and mysterious places. Watch The Gap gives us a glimpse into one of them.

Love Me, Love Me Not by Suzann Capra, directed by Alexa Kelly; starring Pam Ross and Shelly Valfer. Romeo and Juliet are living together--how can that be?

Chosen by Shari Umansky, directed by Shari Umansky; starring Sean Segerstrom and Gerry Glennon. John Crisdell awakens from an overdose and is being held at the Vatican against his will.

Title: 91! (Or how many police shots does it take to kill two Black men?) by Fernand Mañon, directed by Arthur French III; starring Joel Augustus Wilson, Tiffany Williams, and Robert Wright. The spirit of death haunts its killer.

Match Play by Seth Freeman, directed by Mike Keller; starring Kathalynn Joy, Greg Bell, and Mike Keller. A simple date made on-line takes a very surprising turn.

Bless me Father by Joe Starzyk, directed by Dennis Corsi; starring John Michael Hansen and
Gene Pope. Can a priest who lives in sin receive absolution, or are some sins unforgivable?

A Nice Card From Wendell by Blake Walton, directed by Blake Walton; starring Justin Younts, Shannon Whalen, and Tim Walsh. Sometimes a card sent home to Mom and Dad might stretch the truth a bit or doesn't tell the whole story...


The Game Beneath by Lawrence Schwartz, directed by Lawrence Schwartz. Vic Pearl has it all: matinee idol looks, a genius IQ, superstar fame...but does he also have larceny in his heart?

In the Scheme of Things by Marcia Samuels, directed by Christopher Richards; starring Jimmy Cintron and Tong Lung. An encounter between a Homeless Man and a Well Dressed Man in the Financial District area of New York City, proves to be the meeting of good vs evil.

Standing For Trayvon by Steven A. Butler, Jr, directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver; starring Desire Dubose, Wilma Lynn Horton, Regina Johnson, and Kandace Foreman. Sabrina Fulton finds herself an overnight celebrity when all she wants to do is mourn the death of her son, Trayvon Martin.

Books That Did Not Help Me Pick Up Women by Harry Dreizen and Mark Singer (from a story by John McCaffrey), directed by Mark Singer; starring Mark Singer, Darcy Dunn, Harry Dreizen, Dayna Kurtz, and Wilmari Myburgh. A man searches for love in all the wrong pages.

Spooning by Julia Lederer, directed by Michelle Alexander; starring Julia Lederer. Finally her big break is here - Judith has been cast as the Spoon in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway!

Tourniquet by Adrienne Schaffler, directed by Kathryn Rickman; starring Julia Hansen and Caroline Burke. Two young women are confronted with loss in the wake of 9/11.

Peanuts by Tom Dunn, directed by Tom Dunn; starring Kimberly Irene Miller and Sally McNutt. A large GMO sends the new boss in to tell a long-time research scientist that her project is going to be ended, ignoring the human aspect of the work.