My first play was THE BOSS IS DEAD was part of the Firehouse New Works Festival in 2003. Later it was given a three week production at the Actor’s Studio in Newburyport where it was directed by Greg Moss. This is a picture of the cast.
North Shore Readers’ Collaborative Theater, cofounder, Newburyport, MA
A joint venture of Ron Pullins, Leslie Powell and Marc Clopton, the NSRC was devoted to advanced development of plays and theater on Boston’s North Shore. We sponsored a Saturday morning Readers’ Theater series monthly September through June at Clopton’s Actors’ Studio in Newburyport. Audience development was encouraged as well as play development. That wonderful theater program continues in Newburyport through today under the careful guidance of Marc Clopton.
Leaky Roof Productions, cofounder
Leaky Roof is a production company committed to producing dramatic works. An earlier incarnation with Leslie Powell and myself was the vehicle for the production of Five Sleazy Pieces during the Late Night Series at the Player’s Ring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 2004. Leaky Roof produced a NE Fringe version of The Movie Mogul, starring Tim Diering, Jack Rushton, and Gina Columbo in 2008. The play then moved to the Actor’s Studio in Newburyport for a three play weekend. It was also part of the Tucson Fringe Festival in 2016 with another sterling cast and won Best Comedy and Best Comedic Actor.
Plays for Radio
Sweet Smelling Meat Radio script version, National Public Radio earplay, 1972
Full Length Stage Plays
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, an adaptation for the stage
Actors Studio of Newburyport, December 8, 9, 10, 15 16,
North Shore Readers Theater, reading. Newburyport MA,February 2012.
Last Frontier Conference, Valdez Alaska, New Play Lab, June 2012
No Shame Theatre, Athens Georgia, Staged Reading, Oct 6 2013
Whistler in the Dark, Boston, MA, Staged Reading, 2013
Atlantic Stage, Myrtle Beach SC, Staged Reading, May 2014
North Shore Readers Theater, reading, Newburyport MA. March 2011.
Whistler in the Dark play reading series, Boston, MA, June 2011.
Semi-finalist O’Neill Theater Conference 2012.
Shortlist, The Internationalist Theater Group, 2012
Last Frontier Conference, Valdez Alaska, New Play Lab, May 2013
The Boss is Dead
Staged Reading, New Works Festival, Newburyport (MA), 2003
Honorable Mention, American Theater Co-op Play Contest, Fall 2003.
Actor’s Studio, Workshop production, Newburyport MA June 2004.
Revolution Theater, Chicago IL, Reading, Spring 2015
Monologues from The Boss is Dead
Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez AZ, “The Perfect Fry,” June 2012
Strand Theater Project, 2017.
Project Y, New York NY, Video, Oct 2014. Go YouTube
North Shore Collaborative Readers Theater, Newburyport MA, April 2008, Reading.
Actors’ Studio, Stage 3 Workshop production, Newburyport MA, 2009
Generic Theatre, Staged Reading, Portsmouth NH February 2012
Reston Community Theater, Staged reading, Reston VA April 2012.
Guinea Pig Lab, Wichita KS, Workshop reading, January 30, 2016
Guinea Pig Lab, Wichita KS, production, January 30, 2016
TADA!! Fest 2015 Contest Finalist, Staged reading, Tucson AZ. June 11, 2015
Revolution Theater, Staged Reading, Chicago IL, Fall 2014
Whistler in the Dark, public staged reading series, June 2010.
North Shore Collaborative Readers Theater, Newburyport MA, November 2009, Reading.
Monologue from Dollartorium
A Plan, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK, June 2012
Enemies of the State, 2007.
Readers’ Theater, North Shore Collaborative, Newburyport MA, September 2007 .
Great Plains Theater Conference, Concurrent Playlab Reading, Omaha NE. May 2008.
The Movie Mogul
Co-written with Leslie Powell, 2008. New England Fringe Festival, Boston, September 2008. Tied audience favorite.
Actor’s Theater, Newburyport MA, October 2008
Tucson Fringe Festival, January, 2016. Flycatcher, Tucson.
Best Comedy and Best Comedic Actor
Short Stage Plays
Harold Dixon Directing Studio, University of Arizona, Tucson, play series “Erased,” October 2018..
Old Pueblo Playwrights Festival, staged reading, Tucson AZ. January 2015.
Madlab Theatre Roulette, Columbus OH, May 2016.
Dada’s Home:10 Minute Play
Museum of Dysfunction, Mildred’s Umbrella, Houston TX, August 2012
North Park Theater Festival, San Diego, May 2013
Steel Toe Review, Issue #20, April 2015, has published the play. The text can be read here.
Abby Hoffman Died For Your Sins Festival, Chicago, August 2015
Pico, 10 Minute play.
Small Theater Alliance of Boston, staged reading. Feb 14, 2011. Boston, Factory Theater. F.U.D.G.E. festival, Boston MA, May 2011.
Between Us, New York, NY. May 21, 2011.
SteelToe Review, October 2011, Birmingham AL. On line publication. Click here to read.
Pemberton, 10 Minute play,
Finalist, Cell Theatre (New Mexico), Fifth Annual Short Works Festival, 2010.
Staged Reading, Just Write! Lakeland, Lakeland Florida, August 2018.
ATHE New play development workshop, Los Angeles, August 2010.
The List, 10 Minute play.
SUNY Brockport, 6th Biennial Festival of 10 Minute Plays, February-March, 2009. First Place (tie) Readers’ Choice Award.
Boston Playwrights Platform Summer Festival, June, 2010, Boston MA.
Video, Project Y, New York, NY. June 2010. See video here.
The Object, 10 minute play.
Fort Point Theatre Channel Exclamation Point! 5 The Science of Love, A Reading, February 13, 2009, Flour Bakery and Cafe, Fort Point, Boston.
Fall Shorts, Actors Studio of Newburyport, November 2009.
F.U.D.G.E. Festival, Watertown, Aresenal Center for the Arts, May 2010.
Salem Theatre Company, Ten Minute Play Festival, July 22-23, 2010
Rebelyard Theatre Collective, 2nd Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, Oct 2012
Mrs. McAlaster’s Plot, co-written with Leslie Powell, Belfast (ME) 15 Minute Festival, 2002, Finalist.
Mill City Minutes, Lowell, Fall 2006. American Globe, NYC, Turnip Festival, Spring 2008
Movie Mogul in His Mama’s Muumuu, co-written with Leslie Powell.
Belfast ME 15 Minute Festival, 2003, Runner Up. Staged Reading.
Five Sleazy Pieces, Short play review, Player’s Ring, Portsmouth NH
Rose Enters the Room.
New Works Festival, Newburyport MA 2002
Nailed, co-written with Leslie Powell
Old Pueblo Playwrights New Works Festival, Tucson, March 2007
Ma Ma Mafia, co-written with Michael McKearney.
Random Acts (Play in a Day) Festival, Newburyport MA, November 2007
North Shore Reader’s Theater, Reading, Newburyport MA, 2007.
ATHE conference, Denver, 2008, play development workshop, 2008.
Fort Point Exclamation Point!, Reading, Boston, March 2008 To be published in forthcoming anthology by Association for Theater in Higher Education, THE RECYCLIST AND OTHER PLAYS (2011)
Nothing You Can Say, co-authored with Adair Rowland.
Random Acts, Firehouse Center, Newburyport MA 2006
Acting Lesson #10: The Death Scene, cowritten with Mary H. Frakes.
Random Acts, Newburyport MA, 2004
Snowman, A Monologue.
Actor’s Studio Workshop, North Hollywood, Dec 11-12.