John Chatterton's Short Play Lab
This SPL will run the weekend of May 21 and 22, 2016.
Production dates: May 21-22, 2016.
Venue: The Davenport Theatre's Black Box Theatre, 354 W.45th Street, NYC.
Program A, Saturday, May, 21 7pm - Sunday, May, 22 4pm
He Loves Me Not by Amber Kusching, Directed by David Grice; starring Cassandra Penna, Dante Brattelli, and Christian Spinella. He Loves Me Not explores the lasting effects of a verbally abusive relationship on one's self-esteem and psyche as the protagonist, Lauren, is left in the push and pull of "he loves me, he loves me not..."
The Perfect Retirement Plan by John Ladd, directed by Eileen Walsh; starring William Giaimo. The Perfect Retirement Plan is a foolproof plan whose returns exceed stocks, bonds, pensions, rental properties- everything- in the planning of your future!”
Sunday Shelter by Adi Eshman, directed by Adi Eshman; starring Josh Krebs, Maverick Monga, and Jonathan Williams. Three people at a soup kitchen in New York share their hopes and dreams, and struggle in a city that doesn't want them.
Six Percent, This is Why (a REAL estate story) by Nick Rafello, directed by Nick Rafello; starring Gary Dooley and Kelly Marie McKenna. Based on true and neurotic events, a hilarious story of how real estate gets done in the big bad city.
La Proposition by Matilda Szydagis, directed by Jessica Lynn Jennings; starring Dean Blakey, Johnny Blaze Leavitt, and Anna Frank-Duval. Lost in Translation meets French Kiss.
Finding Your Orbit by Russell Jordan, directed by Russell Jordan; starring Kevin Cauvin and Shakeerah Fredericks. Small talk reveals big things, forever changing the lives of two lovers.
Birds by Victor Vauban Junior, directed by Victor Vauban Junior; starring Edward La cardo, Beth Griffith, and Ronald E. Scott. Birds and humans, what do they have in common besides the respiratory system? Feelings, singing abilities, who knows? Come and find out.
Flight Of Icarus by Natalie Lifson, directed by Al Romano; starring Stephen Hricko and Lucas Vasquez. A dark twist on the traditional Greek myth of father and son duo Daedalus and Icarus, Flight Of Icarus will make you laugh, make you cry, and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Program B, Saturday, May, 21 9pm - Sunday, May, 22 2pm
Smokin' by James St. Jean, directed by Jared Lee Morgan; starring Mathew DeLuca and Skylar Shaw. Peter tries to get Sal to quit smoking, but for all the wrong reasons.
Cul-de-sac by Gregory Cioffi, directed by Daniel Capalbo Jr.; starring Gregory Cioffi and Meagan Kolakowski. A religious man's near-death experience shakes the core of his beliefs, forcing him to question the way he and his devout wife have lived their lives thus far.
Eyes like Opaque Gems by Amy Drake, directed by Michael Piatkowski, assistant director Roxanne Knepp; starring Katarina Vizina, Albert Baker, Sean Stolzenthaler, and Michael Gibson. With senses dulled by a life of excess, an artist can no longer appreciate his own collection or the visit of a very special guest.
Daniel's Having a Baby by Crystal Rae, directed by Crystal Rae; starring Adrian Cardell Porter and Crystal Rae. Daniel isn't expecting much when he uses a pregnancy test as a joke- the results, however, are no laughing matter.
Supercop by Allen Jenkins, directed by Allen Jenkins; starring Michael Andrews, Justine J Hall, Delvin Williams, Tiffany Ciandra Williams, and Allen Jenkins. An aging detective finds a unique way to fight crime.
Duet by Mark S. Rosati, directed by Jake Alan King; starring Guy Wellman and Julio Valentin. Two men - one of them a veteran of the suicide experience - have a chance encounter on the ledge of a high-rise building as they prepare to take that last step into eternity.
Mirror Monologues by Elena Grosso, Ida Lee, Erin Patrick Miller, JC Sullivan and Desi Waters, directed by Brandon Grimes; starring Elena Grosso, Erin Patrick Miller, JC Sullivan, and Desi Waters. What did you see the last time you took a long, hard look in the mirror? These intimate, real-life stories will leave you much to reflect on.