Meet the Playwrights of Proscenium…

This is our 3rd Five & Dime and our 3rd time collaborating with the brilliant team of playwrights from PROSCENIUM PLAYWRIGHTS. To learn more about this amazing group of playwrights visit their web page here

Cynthia Chapman

Cynthia Chapman (Fair Game) This is Cynthia’s second trip to NutLab’s 5 &  Dime and is thrilled to be a contributing playwright this year.  Cynthia is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing for Stage and Screen at Lesley University and is a member of Proscenium Playwrights.

Mary Conroy

Mary Conroy (Twighlight Years) Mary Conroy is a playwright and screenwriter who currently resides in Quincy, MA.  Her most recent achievements include production in the Boston Theat re Marathon XIV, NutLab Five & Dime, participant for the Kennedy Center’s Playwriting Intensive, Woods Hole Film Festival Screenplay Winner, a Finalist in the California Film Awards screenplay competition, and a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region I Finalist (two years).  Mary holds an MFA in Creative Writing. Mary teaches The Art and Craft of Scriptwriting at Lesley University and Introduction to Screenwriting at Emerson College.  She is Co-producer for SWAN Boston, an all day event supporting women artists.   Mary is a proud member of Proscenium Playwrights and the Dramatist Guild of America.


Robbi D’Allessandro (Dear Emma) Stage: 2012 Visiting Fellow – O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference; Two-time American Theatre for Higher Education (ATHE) Conference Selection (2010 Final, Last Call; 2012 Alternate, The Other Cheek); 2011 Kennedy Center Paula Vogel National Playwright’s Award for Po Sui Mu Lam (Broken Prayer); 2010 Guest Artist – Kennedy Center Summer Intensive; Co-Producer: 2013 SWAN Day Event (Supporting Women Artists Now). Screen: 2012 Best Short Film Screenplay, Hollywood Screenplay Competition, Buried; 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards Screenplay Honorable Mention, Tenet; 2011 California Film Gold Screenplay Award Winner, and Los Angeles Movie Awards Honorable Mention, Veiled. Robbi is a contracted writer for spec adaptations for film and television.  Robbi holds a MA in Personality and Social Psychology from Northeastern University, and a MFA in Stage and Screenwriting from Lesley University. Robbi lives south of Boston with her husband Jon, children Olivia and John, and step-children Laura and Julia.

Charlene ColorCharlene A. Donaghy (Broken Wings on St. Maurice)Plays produced in New York City, Boston, Memphis, and around the United States, with recognition in Great Britain and Canada.  Publications include: Best American Short Plays, Estrogenius, and In the Eye.  Festival Director, Warner International Playwrights Festival.  Producing Director, Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.  Producer, ATHE New Play Development Workshop.  Charlene teaches playwriting and theatre at University of Nebraska and Lesley University.  She is a founding member of Boston’s Proscenium Playwrights and a member of The Dramatists Guild.

TerryTerrence Kidd (Reparations)After traveling many crooked miles, Terry arrived in Boston in late 2003. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Terry is committed to bringing diverse voices to the stage and screen, voices that tap into all the candor, comedy, tragedy,   empathy, hypocrisy and humility of life’s rich pageant. His screenplays, stage plays and short films have been presented/screened at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Maine Media Workshops, Lesley University, Boston Playwrights Theater,The Kennedy Center and The Strand Theater. Terry earned an MFA at Lesley University in Creative Writing, concentration on Writing for Stage & Screen. He aspires to inspire.

Angel NunezAngel Nunez: (Pendant)Angel is a playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker from the Boston area. His diverse cultural background informs his work and is aimed at giving voice to people with untold stories. Angel’s plays, screenplays and films have been produced or presented by the Boston Playwrights Theatre, Lesley University, KNOW Theatre, the Asheville Film Festival and the Richmond International Film Festival. Angel received an MFA in Creative Writing (Stage & Screen) from Lesley University in 2010.


Catherin M. ONeillCatherine M. O’Neill (The Vessel of Eden)Catherine M. O’Neill is a Boston-area playwright who received her MFA in Playwriting from Lesley University. She has won a number of awards for her work as a writer, producer and host for Boston Neighborhood Network, Boston’s cable access station where she hosts a weekly public affairs program “THE BOSTON CONNECTION”.  O’Neill’s plays MURPH and SOUL FIGHT premiered with Boston Actor’s Theatre.  O’Neill has written four full length plays and two screenplays.


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