The Nutlab Five & Dime

2012

5 Directors, 10 Actors, and a baker’s half-dozen of 10-minute plays equals this year’s NUTLab 5 & 10. In collaboration with Boston’s Proscenium Playwrights, the NUTLab Five & Dime will feature works by Mary Conroy, Robbi D’Allessandro, Chris Davis, Charlene Donaghy, Terrence Kidd, and Angel Nunez on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Boston Playwright’s Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenute, Boston MA

 

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The Plays

Natural Selection by Chris Davis, directed by Heather Konar featuring Christian Hegg and Melissa Walker

Proverbs by Charlene Donaghy, directed by Jackie Davis, featuring Cliff Odle, Mishell Lilly and Raffini

Poor Butterfly by Mary Conroy, directed by Heather Konar. Featuring Alycia Love-Modeste, Rob Rota, Marie Thomas and Heather Konar with choreography by Laurie Fisher

Wilted Lillies by Robbi D’Allessandro, directed by Cliff Odle. Featuring June Murphy-Katz, Sheree Galpert, Amanda Good-Hennessey and Gabrielle Ciambrone

The Problem Isn’t by Terrence Kidd, directed by Sheree Galpert. Featuring Calvin Marcellus Braxton and Art Hennessey

Fraction by Angel Nunez, directed by Jackie Davis. Featuring Keith Mascoll* and Mugisha Feruzzi

THE PLAYERS: Cliff Odle, Sheree Galpert, Heather Konar, June Murphy-Katz, Amanda Good-Hennessey, Marie Thomas, Rob Rota, Alycia Love-Modeste, Christian Hegg, Melissa Walker, Mishell Lilly, Raffini, Keith Mascoll* and Mugisha Feruzzi

THE DIRECTORS:Cliff Odle, Sheree Galpert, Heather Konar, Jackie Davis

THE POET: Marie Michaelle

Marie Michaelle is a Spoken Word Artist and published Poet who writes and performs her own poetry. She has performed hundreds of times between MA/RI/CT/NYC. She’s also shared the stage with some really talented people and played with some of the flyest musicians. Her first book of poetry entitled Windy City Poems of Lust & Desire is available for sale on Ebay. Find her at www.facebook.com/marie.michaelle or watch and listen to some of her work at www.youtube.com/mariemichaelle

2011

Plawyrights & Full Cast

Robbi D’Allessandro: (Wilted Lillies -Directed by W. Yvonne Murphy Featuring Sheree Galpert & Melanie Garber)

 Robbi is a 2010 National NAPAT Playwriting Excellence Award nominee.  2008/ 2009 Kennedy Center Region 1 Finalist.  Atlanta and Asheville Film Festival finalist. 2010 Kennedy  Center Guest Artist. Contracted adaptions for film and television adaptations of Morrissey’s Ship of Dreamsand Drez’s Twenty-Five Yards of War.
Robbi holds a MA and MFA in social and personality psychology and stageand screenwriting.  Robbi’s web-site: www.sandsplays.com.

Angel Nuñez (Unmade – Directed by Jackie Davis, Featuring Alan White & Steven Lee)

Angel is a playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker who strives to bring the stories of African-American and Latino families to the stage or screen. Most recently, Angel was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Rhode  Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition for Ameriqueño. His short play, Storytime, was produced by the FUSION Theatre Company in Albuqerque, New   Mexico in June of 2010. He was also a finalist in the Asheville Film Festival in the Short Film Category for Last Call. Angel holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley
University.

 Terrence Kidd (Another Solid – Directed by Derek Nelson, Featuring Alan White and Ronald Gordon)

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, voices that tap into all the candor, comedy, tragedy, empathy, hypocrisy and humility of life’s rich pageant. He aspires to inspire. His screenplays, stage plays and short films have been presented/screened at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Maine Media Workshops Lesley University, The Factory Theatre, The Strand Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. Terry earned an MFA at Lesley University (’10) in Creative Writing, concentration on Writing for Stage & Screen. A founding member of Boston based Proscenium Playwrights, he lives in Somerville,  MA.

 Sharon Perpignani (Truce – Directed by Jackie Davis – Featuring Sheree Galpert, Melanie Garber, W. Yvonne Murphy,  Steven Lee & Kaleigh Ann Carrington)

Sharon is an empty-nester and former optical engineer reborn into the world of film. (A longer and more painful labor, she adds.) Her first narrative short, Truce, was shown in film festivals and adapted for the stage to be directed by the stellar Jackie Davis. Sharon is currently finishing a feature-length drama, Bullied, while gestating the dark comedy, Family Therapy.  

Cliff  Odle (Slamming the Bones – Directed by Jackie Davis, Featuring Alan White & Ronald Gordon)

Cliff is a playwright, actor and director born in New Jersey, but has made a home for himself in the Boston Theater scene.  He is also a resident playwright for Theatre Espresso and was a co-writer for their show “The Nine Who Dared: Crisis at Little Rock”.  He is a graduate of the playwriting program at Boston University from which he holds an MFA.  Born in New Jersey, Cliff has made a home for himself in the Boston Theatre scene. Among his other plays are “Lost Tempo”, “The Ahern Fox” (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), and “The Delicate Art of Customer Service” (Jersey Voices, Attic Theatre). Cliff currently has several plays in development including a historical fiction project inspired by the life of Lucy Terry. An MFA graduate of the playwriting program at Boston University, he teaches playwriting and screenplay writing at UMass Boston and at the Gamm Theatre in Rhode Island. As an actor and director he has worked extensively in New England, New York City, New Jersey, and San Diego. Cliff is the Artist in Residence and Associate Director of the LAB

 Jackie Davis (Finding Gertrude – Directed by Sheree Galpert, featuring Karimah Williams, W. Yvonne Murphy, Kaileigh Ann Carrington & Ronald Gordon)

Jackie is the Artistic Director of the LAB. She is a member of Theater Espresso and Dramatic Results. She has served as an actor, director and choreographer for several productions in and around Boston and New England and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is an EMC Candidate for Actors Equity Association. Finding Gertrude is the result of writing a character bio for William Shakespeare’s Gertrude in Hamlet, a role she played recently produced by Gan-e-meed Theater Company.  

Actors:

Kayleigh Ann Carrington

Jackie Davis

Sheree Galpert

Melanie Garber

Ronald E. Gordon

Derek Nelson

W. Yvonne Murphy

Alan White

Karimah Williams

Steven Lee

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