About the Authors



Caitlin Coxon
Claire Linda Demmer
Ashley Nader
Rita Anderson
Lois and Kelly Corcoran
Damien Darr
Elliot Baker
Dewan Demmer
Brent Holland
Simon Parker
Mark Aloysius Kenneally
Mike Maxwell
Leon Kaye
Kate Goddard
Dave Morgan
Altaire Gural


Jessica Abrams
Alex Emerson Acuff
Jack Adler
Laurie Allen
A. Giovanni Affinito
Rita Anderson
Jacob Appel
Olivia Arieti
Elliot Baker
Quito Baratas
Charles Barry
Brett Baxter
Macee Binns
Jean Blasiar
John P. Bray
Tony Broadwick
James Campbell
Sean Carthew
Claire Caviglia
James Chalmers
Scott Cherney
James Chisholm
Eldad Cohen
Lois and Kelly Corcoran
Ash Crestfelt
Sterling Cullipher
Jim Curtis
Damien Darr
Claire Linda Demmer
Dewan Demmer
Donald Dewey
Stanley Dyrector
Paul Donnelly
Lee Dorsey
Scott Doss
Jethro Dykes
Azi Ebrahimi
Denis Emorine
Lauren Ennis
Steven Farrell
Matt Fox
Andrew M. Frohdahl
George Freek
Tanis Galik
Tim Garvin
Lianne Gill
Kate Goddard
Leonard Goodisman
David Greenberg
M. Robert Grunwald
Evan Guilford Blake
Geoff Hargreaves
Brent Holland
Pete Mesling
Ana Holmes
Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell
Paul Hood
Emily Iekel
Michael James
Stan Jankaitis
Leon Kaye
Jeremy Kehoe
Mark aloysius Kenneally
James Kent
Jasper Kent
Matthew Konkel
Nina Kossman
Anton Krueger
Pearson Kunz
Bruno Lacroix
Austin Lamewona
T.K. Lee
Anne Leighton
Mattie Lennon
Owen Lewis
Robert Luxford
David Macdowell Blue
Agustin D. Martinez
Zachary Mark
Monde Mayephu
Mike Maxwell
David McGinnis
Mark McQuown
Simone Mimbs
Chris Minichino
Brian Mitchell
Viney Loretta Moore
Vin Morreale
Dave Morgan
Jack Moskovitz
Ashley Nader
John Tshiama Nambombe
C.J. Opperman
Jim Pangrazio
Simon Parker
Carlos Perez
Keith Passmore
Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai
Liz Philpot
John Powers
Pilar Pringiers-Spinnox
Julius Radebe
Kat Ravlic
Paden Reilly
S Rob
Terry Roueche
Revelly Robinson
Gilert Sarabia
David Schmidt
Morley Shulman
Gene Franklin Smith
Jonathan Smith
Rico Smith
Timothy Starnes
Pam Munson Steadman
Geoffrey Stoddard
Paul Symonloe
Timothy Tarkelly
William Stephen Taylor a.k.a. T.J. Edison
Sarah Tighe
Mbasa Tsetsana
Barbara Tuttle
Greg Urbaitis
Richard Van Den Akker
Grant Vuille
Chris Welzenbach


Jessica Abrams is a playwright, television writer, storyteller and actress. Her plays have had productions and readings all over Los Angeles, with “The Laughing Cow” receiving Pick of The Week by LA Weekly. In addition to performing storytelling events around town, she writes dance reviews and blogs for the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative. Her most recent project is KNOCKING ON DOORS, a web series she wrote, directed and starred in.

Jessica is thrilled that Off The Wall Plays has published “The Laughing Cow”.


Alex Acuff playwright


Alex Acuff is a playwright from High Point, North Carolina. He received his Associates in Arts from Guilford Technical Community College. His plays have been produced in the United States (NC), South Africa, Australia, and Costa Rica.


author Giovanni Affinito
playwright A. Giovanni Affinito

Works by A. Giovanni Affinito include, Agrippina, world premiered in N.Y. at Studio54 and west coast premiere at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood CA, The Loyalist commissioned by the West Haven Historical Society and winner of the Connecticut Heritage Playwriting Competition. Three one act plays, Dinner at Dario’s. Sarah Wants the Moon and On Golden Wings, all published by Off the Wall play publishers, Second Sunday in May, placed first at the Mark Twain Masquer’s Playwriting Competition, Yesterday’s Cakes, a play dealing with ageism in the LGBT community, Love and Death in Bohemia an adaptation of Murger’s La Vie de Boheme. An untitled piece about the life of early 18th century singer, Maria Malibran is a work in progress.

Mr. Affinito resides with his partner Ken and their cat Marcus on the Connecticut coast, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


Playwright laurie allen


Laurie Allen is a West Texas playwright who has had over 25 plays published along with seven books of scenes for the young adult market. Her plays for teens have enjoyed wide success across the United States with several competition pieces reaching the National Speech & Forensics Competition. She has also participated in writing original one-act plays for Hood Junior High in Odessa, Texas, some of which were performed at The Globe of the Great Southwest in Odessa, Texas.

Her play, The Naked Man, has won several short play competitions and has been produced by the Paw Paw Village Players, North Park Vaudeville Players, Colonial Playhouse, Towne Street Theatre and the Sunshine Brooks Theatre. An adaptation of this play, Naked, has been produced by the Bloomington Playwrights Project and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Her short play, Dynamite & Sassy Pants has recently been performed in Clearwater, Florida, New York City and Spokane Washington. She recently completed a new full-length play, Collisions.

Some of her publications include, Comedy Scenes for Student Actors, Comedy Duets for Teens, Thirty Short Comedy Plays for Teens, Acting Duets for Young Women, Following the Crowd, Too Late For Sorry, Special Assignment, Abandoned, The Introduction, Freedom Road, Hidden Treasures, Funeral Arrangements, A Temporary Haven, and Cakes Galore.

Her plays have been published by Pioneer Drama, Contemporary Drama, Brooklyn Publishers, Eldridge Plays & Musicals, & Original Works as well as Off The Wall Plays. Read Laurie’s play, Trailer Trash.

author plays by Rita Anderson

Rita Anderson is the Dramatists Guild Austin/San Antonio Regional Rep, and she is faculty at Interlochen (Co-Director Theatre Ensemble & Acting Intensive). She has an MFA Poetry and an MA Playwriting. A published and award-winning playwright and poet, Rita went on scholarship to The O’Neill. Her play, Frantic is the Carousel, was the National Partners American Theatre nominee, and Rita won the Ken Ludwig Playwriting Award, the top national prize from The Kennedy Center for “Best Body of Work.” Rita has had almost 100 publications and numerous productions to include several each in Dubai, London, and Paris. Final Conversations and Early Liberty are internationally published (www.offthewallplays.com). Rita Anderson has work in the newly released, Best Women’s Monologues 2019. Smith & Kraus. Spring 2019. Rita Anderson’s play, “AVALANCHE,” will publish in 30 New Ten Minute Plays 2018-2019. APPLAUSE (Theatre & Cinema Books)! Fall 2019. Rita Anderson’s “When Beggars Die There Are No Comets Seen” will publish in Endlessly Rocking (An Anthology to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday). May 2019. Several of Rita Anderson’s monologues are now available through www.MonologueBank.com Rita is on the Social Media Team for the International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP), on ITN’s Playwrights Advisory Panel, and she’s a member of the B. Iden Payne Arts Council, but the highlight of her emerging career was sitting on a panel with Christopher Durang. Explore other plays at NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/22755/rita-anderson Contact Rita via her website: www.rita-anderson.com


Twitter: @Rita_Anderson
Facebook: Rita Norton-Anderson
Instagram: ritanortonanderson


S. R. (Sal Rosario) Anzalone, whose grandparents hailed from Sicily was born in Union Hospital in Bronx, New York. Between the ages of 15 and 17, Sal attended three high schools: Christopher Columbus in the Bronx, Levittown Memorial in Long Island and Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, New York—where he graduated. Years later he attended Mercy College where he attained his Bachelor’s degree in English. “My parents never stayed in one place very long. By the time I made really close friends, it was time to move again. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I became an orphan at 21. Since reality was unpleasant, I manufactured my own—with paper and pen. Writing was always my salvation.” Anzalone has more than a little empathy for the Ingrid Bergman character in Autumn Sonata, who confesses, “I could always live in my art but never in my life.”
Though he wrote three screenplays, Sal earned little acclaim from movie writing. After he penned his first stage play, Marvin’s Fetish , Anzalone was stunned to learn that it was well received. To date, the award winning play is his most requested work. Others include Random Outbursts, Sara’s Collapse, Totally Humiliated! and Justin’s Secret. He’s now putting the finishing touches on his first full-length play, Margo’s Consent, about a pregnant aspiring actress who feels that to be a devoted mother, she has to surrender her acting career. The subject matter and personality flaws in Sal’s plays are not for the faint of heart. They include: greed, incest, racism, betrayal, depression and infidelity. The most profound themes, however, seem to be false guilt and loss. Later this year AB Film Publishing plans to publish a collection of Anzalone’s one-act plays tentatively titled Tormented Artists. His works usually feature gay male protagonists who are actors/writers/waiters struggling with moral dilemmas and– with the exception of Marvin’s Fetish –at least one straight brazen and outspoken female character.


Jacob Appel playwright off the wall plays

Jacob M. Appel is a physician, attorney and bioethicist in New York City. He is the author of the novel, ‘The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up’ (Cargo, 2012), and more than two hundred stories that have been published in literary journals including ‘Missouri Review,’ ‘Southwest Review’ and ‘Virginia Quarterly Review.’ His fiction has been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize anthology on numerous occasions. His collection, ‘Scouting for the Reaper,’ won the 2012 Hudson Prize and is forthcoming in November 2013. Dr. Appel also writes about the nexus of law and medicine, contributing to The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and many other leading periodicals. He is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at New York University.


US citizen, with a degree from the University of Pisa, lives in Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy, with her family. Her plays have been published by Heuer Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, Desert Road Publishing, JAC Publishing & Promotions, Independent Playwrights, Green Room Scripts USA and Lazy Bee Scripts, UK. FLIGHT ATP12 was produced by Gulfport Community Players, FL, JUST FOR YOU, by Blue Box Productions, NYC, CONTEMPTUOUSLY IN LOVE, by Ciona Taylor Productions, NYC; her one minute works by Gi60 Screaming Media Productions NYC, UK, Spare Change Theatre, NYC and Eclectic Theatre Company, FL. UP NORTE and NIGHT INTRUDERS, finalists in the R.J. Flores Short Play Reading Series had staged readings in NYC. THE TEACHER, an adaptation of A. Chekhov’s story, “The Teacher Of Literature”, was produced at the Viaduct Theatre, Chicago, for the Neapolitans Off-Chekhov Festival. SOMETHING IN COMMON has been produced by Spokane Radio Theatre, WA. UBU EMPEROR appeared in mgv2_78/ubu/10_14.
AFTERNOON AT THE COUNTRY HOUSE, an adaptation of A. Chekhov’s story, “At A Country House” has been recently accepted for publication by Brooklyn Publishers.
Her poems and short stories have appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies in the USA and UK.


become an onlie published playwright

Elliot Baker is a retired Clinical Psychologist with a Ph. D from Pennsylvania State University.
His second career is now Playwriting.

CREDITS include the following:

A BLIND DATE”… 13th Street Repertory Theatre, NYC

“One Last Bet”, “Tomorrow”, and “An Unexpected Guest”, Spokane Radio Theatre, KYRS, Spokane, WA
“An Unexpected Guest” Jewish Fringe Theatre, North Miami Beach, Fl
“THE SHADOW”…Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

“THE ANSWERING MACHINE”… Channel 34, Public access TV, Tarrytown, NY
“A GLIMMER”…Culture Park, New Bedford, MA, and at Strike 38, NYC
Staged Readings of two short plays at the Mountain Stage Co. Hendersonville, NC
Semi-finalist in 2008, 2009 and 2011 for ten minute plays at the Boston Playwrights
Theatre Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts and in 2011 for the Drury University One-Act
Playwriting Competition, Springfield, Missouri and 2012 semi-finalist at Lakeshore
Players, St. Paul, MN
Awards for two children stories from the Manatee Writer’s Guild, Bradenton, Fl and for
two children’s stories from the Mt. Dora Festival of Music and Literature, Mount Dora,
A chorale “WANDERING WONDERING” was accepted by the Alfred Publishing
Company and performed at Nasson College, Springvale, Berklee College of Music,
Boston, MA


Quito Barajas is a 19 year old student who attends Southwestern Community College in California, where he has lived all his life. He receives much of his inspiration for writing from Japanese anime and novels. He ultimately aspires to teach English grammar abroad one day.


My name is Charles Wielgus Barry. In my twenties I started writing and was involved in drama at school and as a student of the Oscar School of Acting in Dublin and also I was involved in National Youth Drama in Ireland. I moved from Dublin to Spain and became a TEFL teacher and finally to Poland where I have been an ex-pat for many years. I taught English language skills at the University of Warsaw but for more than ten years I have been teaching English literature and History in the I.B Diploma Programme (which is a high school diploma which roughly corresponds to the A.P in the USA).
But I have continued to love creative writing and drama throughout my years as a teacher. For years I worked at the University of Warsaw and directed plays with a drama group I started there. As an IB teacher I still conduct some classes in creative writing in my literature classes.
In recent years I have become even more enthusiastic about writing and I am very keen to get my work heard and performed.


Author Brett Baxter

Brett Baxter currently lives in Cape Town, in South Africa. He’s a writer and he likes reading, writing, films and nature. He avidly dislikes computers and ignorance. Oh, and tomatoes.


Macee Binns is an award-winning Playwright, Blogger, Author and Journalist with a background of accomplishments in film, television, stage productions and viral content. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas; she relocated to Los Angeles (in 2010) to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and further her education in the creative arts. While living in L.A., Macee has experienced great success in her writing career and has WON several awards for her plays, screenplays, articles and short stories. Most notably, her acclaimed female-led romantic dramedy “Hand Twins” recently WON awards for Best Feature Screenplay at the prestigious 2022 California Women’s Film Festival, the 2022 First Women Film Festival and the 2022 Venus Community Awards out of hundreds of entries submitted from around the world. The unproduced feature-length script also placed as a Semi-Finalist at the 2021 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, the 2021 Scriptation Showcase Script Competition and the 2022 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards. This award-winning script received Quarter Finalist Titles at the 2022 Richmond International Film Festival and the 2022 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. In August of 2022, the script was named a Preliminary Finalist at the 2022 Creative World Awards and it was one of the select few scripts that was passed on to the Semi-Finals at the 2022 ScreenCraft Film Fund Feature Competition with Mark Duplass.

Additionally, “Hand Twins” received Official Selection Nominations for Best Feature Film Script at the 2021 Miami Indie Film Awards, the 2021 Toronto Film and Script Awards in association with Toronto Film Magazine, the 2022 Andromeda Film Festival, the 2022 LA Indies Film Festival and the 2022 Toronto International Women Film Festival. Thanks to all of these accolades, “Hand Twins” is now ranked in the top 4% of all 92,191 screenplays on Coverfly. Requests to read the script can be submitted through TheBlackList, InkTip, FilmFreeway, ISA or on Coverfly. Macee is a published playwright whose works have been produced at regional and community theaters across the U.S. In 2014, Macee’s short film script “Row 28” was awarded a Finalist Title at the esteemed Hollywood Screenplay Contest. Subsequently, the stage play version of “Row 28” was published by JAC Publishing & Promotions and is currently sold on Amazon and Kindle eBooks. Two original monologues from Macee’s play “Stone Cold Sober” were selected by Smith and Kraus Publishers for print in their annual anthology book series: “The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2017.” This popular theatrical series can be found at Barnes & Noble, Target and most major book retailers worldwide. In 2018, Heuer Publishing acquired Macee’s play “Candi With An I” and featured the comedic one-act in their renown “Catalog for the Performing Arts.” This short stage play can currently be purchased on Amazon and the Heuer Publishing Website.

In 2019, Macee’s play “Now Boarding” and her monologues “Static,” “Stuffed Panda” and “Undressed” were published by Off The Wall Plays and are all sold digitally through their virtual publishing service. During her time in Hollywood, Macee has worked as a Content Writer for the popular news media sites TheRichest, Ranker and TopBuzz; where several of her articles went viral and received over 3 million views online. She also has journalist experience working as a Reporter for The Canyon News in Los Angeles. In 2018, Macee accepted a job at Dancing Iguana Productions as a Segment Writer, Producer and occasional Co-host of the popular comedic podcast, Left Unsupervised; available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn and Spotify. In her spare time Macee Binns co-writes a women’s comedy blog, with actress Fernanda Chaves, called: “Thoughts From A Tiny Ass Chair.” To view her blog posts please visit tinyasschair.com and subscribe. For more information on Macee Binns check out her Professional Writing Portfolio (maceebinns.journoportfolio.com), her IMDB Profile (www.imdb.me/maceebinns), her Amazon Authors Page (www.amazon.com/author/maceebinns) or visit her Website (maceebinns.com). To view some of her most popular entertainment news articles check out her author’s profile at TheRichest.com: https://www.therichest.com/author/m_binns/ LA Indies Independent Film Magazine recently featured Macee Binns as an Up-And-Coming Hollywood Screenwriter in an article about her award-winning feature screenplay “Hand Twins”. Please see the link to the full article below:

https://www.laindiesmagazine.com/post/hand-twins Cannes Film Awards handpicked Macee’s screenplay “Hand Twins” as one of the select few scripts to be featured in the distinguished festival’s Annual Distribution List published on the companies website. Check out the full article at the link below: https://cannesfilmawards.com/i-am-distributor


Jean Van Tuyle Blasiar
Professional Resume:
Summer Wind: Alliance Theatre, Burbank, CA
The Heirs, Van Nuys Playhouse, Van Nuys, CA, Daytona Beach Playhouse 2014
Ida, Court Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
Ida, Tiffany Theatres, West Hollywood, CA*
In and Out the Window: Tiffany Theatres, West Hollywood, CA
A Family’s Affair, Knightsbridge Theatre, Pasadena, CA
Wild Bill: Columbia Entertainment Company, children’s musical winner
Ida’s Home: Finalist in The Eclectic Company Theatre’s 2007 One Act Play
Where Were You Yesterday? semi-finalist in The Playwrights’ Center’s 2008
PlayLabs Festival
Movie Scripts:
Behind Closed Doors: July pick of the month A/Exposure
*IDA was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox for a pilot
1995 Women-In-Theatre’s Woman of the Year Award


Finalist: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One Act Play Festival
First Place: The Little Theatre of Alexandria One Act Play Festival
Production: THE HEIRS, Daytona Playhouse, FL, May, 2014
President, MGR Productions, 10 years:
In and Out The Window, Tiffany Theatre, West Hollywood
(starring Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield)
The Heirs, Van Nuys Playhouses, Van Nuys
Ida, Court and Tiffany Theatres, West Hollywood
Lady Like, Court and Tiffany Theatres, West Hollywood
Spaghetti and Apple Pie, Court Theatre, West Hollywood
Dearly Departed, Court Theatre, West Hollywood
A Family’s Affair, Knightsbridge Theatre, Pasadena
Letters Home, Tiffany Theatres
Zelda: The Last Flapper, Tiffany Theatres
Angel’s Share, Tiffany Theatres, starring Paula Prentiss
Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Coronet Theatre, LA and
the Promenade Theatre, NYC
(co-produced with Jim Freydberg and Jeffrey Ash in L.A. and NY;
starring George C. Scott, Tony Danza and Laurie Metcalf; written by
Garry Marshal

Books published:
Published: Charles River Press, see website
Published: Savant Publishing Company:


My name is John P. Bray and I am a playwright living in the US. I have been a Semifinalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Semifinalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, a Finalist for the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep., and a Winner of the Appalachian Festival of Playwrights and Plays at Barter Theatre. I served as a resident writer with Rising Sun Performance Co., an Off-Off Broadway theatre troupe, for fifteen years; they have produced a number of plays in festivals in downtown NYC. I have one short play that has been translated into Italian and produced in Italy, and two others that have been performed in England and Ireland. My most recent projects have been a short vampire screenplay, Barflies, which has been produced and will have a world premiere with Horror Realm Con in Pittsburgh; and an anthology I edited, The Best American Short Plays 2018-2019, has just been released this summer by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books after pandemic-related delays.


playwright Tony Broadwick

Tony Broadwick is a writer and filmmaker who studied film at the London Film School, at Lund University and University of Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in Film Production and has taught film and TV production in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Two of his recent collections of plays have been published by Hayden McNeil Publishing (Four-Hour Casanova, 2013) and Fountainhead Press (You’re not Listening, 2014).

His recent fictional and non-fictional writings deal with intercultural communication and race issues.

He has worked as an actor, director and producer for radio, television, and the movies. Among his published novels are: The Movie Producer, and Who Shot my Victim? His collection of poetry, Looking for Company is available as a download on the Internet.Read Used Hearts, a drama romance by Tony.


playwright James Campbell

First to See The Lights Go On…………… Thresholds, NYC 1967; WPA,
(OOB, regional; One act) 1970; Minnesota Ensemble, 1975:
American Thea. of Actors, 1995.
Rack/Baboons…………………………………… Minnesota Ensemble, 1973.
(2 One acts)
The Pizza Makes It Look Worse…………. The Palace Thea, Mpls, 1975
Murder In The Asylum………………………. No Name Thea. NYC 1971
(OOB One act)
Why I Left California………………………… The Labor Thea. NYC 1983
(OOB Revue)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists… The Labor Thea. NYC 1979-80
(OB 2 acts w/music)
Dying To Make It……………………………… The Labor Thea. NYC 1979-80
(OB one act w/music)
Hossback…………………………………………. Expanded Arts, NYC 1994
(OOB One act)

The Watch Below (One act); Sunset On The Potomac (One
act); Six Day Rider (One act); Balance (One act); Mannah
(Screenplay, full length); Arlene and The Earl Of Eastern Europe
(Screenplay, 20min.); Jumping The League (One act); The Restaurants
Are Screaming (One act NEA award of 1977 as Draw Me
A Picture.
The Edward Albee Foundation 1975,76. National Endowment
for the Arts 1977.


playwrights on Off the wall plays

Sean Carthew is a Canadian Boy. He lives near Toronto, Ontario. He has a degree in acting from the University of Windsor and acted professionally for 14 years. During that time he got into writing and wrote a feature film, a little book and this play SHAPELESS.
SHAPELESS was produced by Weird Sister Productions at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto and had a very successful run there. Then it was produced again for the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at the Robert Gill Theatre in Toronto.

I, Sean always thought it would make a great touring play. Little set, few actors, a good message while be entertaining at the same time.

Sean is currently involved in opening a store front theater. Read more about his theatre.


playwright Claire Caviglia

Claire Caviglia is a freshman at the University of Denver. Passionate about writing since she can remember, she fell in love with theatre in the second grade. She now enjoys combining the two and is currently working on several different projects-in addition to drinking lots of coffee. Claire is majoring in hospitality management and plans to pursue a career in the industry while writing on the side. She can be reached at [email protected].

Read Claire’s new science fiction play, Boy-1


Author James Chalmers

James Chalmers ran his own amateur Theatre Company in the UK for over ten years, winning much acclaim for its productions. Every play he produced was an original piece of writing, and James now welcomes the opportunity to have his plays performed by other Companies, not just in the UK but world-wide. James’s current creative focus is as a successful low budget filmmaker. He also adjudicates at local Drama Festivals, as well as continuing to write film and play scripts, poetry and e-books.

Read James’ script, Prelude to Macbeth.


USA playwright Scott Cherney
Playwright Scott Cherney

Born and bred like a fatted calf in Stockton, California, Scott Cherney honed his craft at the Palace Showboat Theater at Pollardville where he became a triple threat actor/writer/director of stage productions over a ten year period. In his life and time, he has also been an award-winning stage actor, stand-up comic, film critic, weekend cowboy and even a raccoon. Along with his stage work, Cherney has also written several books including his movie memoir In the Dark: A Life and Times in a Movie Theater, the road rage novel Red Asphalt ,the true travel tale Please Hold Thumbs: A Not-So-Round Trip to South Africa and a western comedy romance called Song of the Canyon Kid. Scott’s plays, consisting of comedy melodramas and interactive murder mysteries, have been produced from one end of the United States to the other. “I have to write,” Cherney says. “Can’t dance.”


Playwright James Chisholm

Born in England and raised in South Africa, James has always been drawn to the arts, culminating in him receiving a diploma in Graphic Design. Relatively new to the dramatics scene, James stumbled into amateur theater, and was immediately captivated. He has acted in several plays and gone on to write, direct and act in his own award winning production within less than 12 months of starting out.


playwright off the wall plays

Eldad Cohen is an Israeli psychologist, playwright and author.
His first book Look at Me, published in 1998, won the Ministry of Culture and Art prize for début novels. Look at Me has also been turned into a play that ran for over two years on “Zavta” stage in Israel.
His second book At Least You Would have Died in an Orderly Fashion was published in Hebrew Yediot Ahronot at 2003.
A collection of his monologues have been performed by various artists, ranging from students to professional performers.


skit writers lois and kelly corcoran

Lois and Kelly Corcoran are a mother-and-son team from Upper Michigan who wrote skits together for their homeschool group’s Comedy Club. Lois also wrote a weekly humor column for Great Lakes area newspapers for 18 years, and Kelly has published a number of articles in PinGame Journal


Ash Crestfelt has been writing since a young age. Her hobbies in writing include: poetry, plays, short stories, and children’s books. Her first major play publication, ‘Someone to Remember,’ was penned at the age of 15. Being a theater fanatic, Crestfelt continues to pursue writing and acting with hopes that her work will inspire others someday.


playwrights off the wall plays

Sterling Cullipher was born and raised in North Carolina. He has worked in higher education since 1999 and has also served in the United States Air Force. Although not previously trained or active in Theatre Arts, since 2005 he has found playwriting an appropriate method for exploring historical narratives and personalties often overlooked in conventional scholarship.
Among other things, his work is influenced by a book-per-week reading habit, memories of his bucolic childhood, failed aspirations in music, as well as the love and support of his wife Lynn, and the couple’s three children.


playwright Jim Curtis

Jim Curtis has a PhD in Russian studies, and taught Russian at the University of Missouri for 31 years. He is now an art educator and screenwriter living in Chadds Ford, PA.



Playwright Damien Darr

Damien is a playwright, actor and musician that currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga,  California. He attends California State University Fullerton where he is pursing a bachelors degree in Theatre Arts.



Claire was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and now lives just outside of London, U.K.   She studied drama from a young age, and has been heavily involved in community theatre since 2005. Leading roles include “Edith” in “Allo Allo,” “Mrs Clackett” in “Noises Off,” the evil Augusta Stern in the Pantomime “Sleeping Beauty,” and the role of Alice in the award winning one act play, “My Middle Name is Angry”, for which she won best supporting actress.

Claire has been writing plays since she was a small girl, but only seriously began writing in 2009. Most of her plays are dark comedies or farces, and there is usually a dead body in there somewhere. She has won best original script for  “Stirred, not Shaken” in 2010. Claire is also a trained classical singer and runs the movement based A Capella group – Acapella in Motion, a choir based in Barnet, North London.


Dewan Demmer was born in South Africa and is now living in the U.K. in London. His plays include the festival best script winner, “Death of a Gerbil,”the Film Noir style comedy, “Ralph” and “Guy meets Girl.” He is also a community theatre director, having directed “The Odd Couple” in 2011 and is a full time wedding photographer based in London; the owner of Dewan Demmer Photography


Donald Dewey

I have had some 30 plays staged in the United States and Europe, as well as published 33 books of drama, fiction, and nonfiction. My books have included widely translated biographies of James Stewart and Marcello Mastroianni, and at the moment I am working on a biography of Lee J. Cobb. Among the groups I have belonged to are the Actors Studio in New York, the Edward Albee Theatre Group, and the Dramatists Guild.


Paul Donnelly’s work has been produced in venues in Washington DC, Norcross GA, Normal IL, Bethesda MD, Asheville NC, Cleveland OH, Memphis TN and Arlington, Charlottesville and Richmond VA. . His work has won the Source Theatre Company National10-Minute Play Contest, the Larry Neal Writers Award for Drama from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Virginia Playwriting Prize from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and twice been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.
He has taught playwriting for the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, the Theatre Lab in Washington, DC, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Paul served six terms as Playwright-in-Residence for New Voices for the Theater, a program providing a three week summer residency for high school playwrights from across the state of Virginia.
He is a member of the Dramatist Guild, the New Play Exchange and Working Title Playwrights.


about the authors off the wall plays

Read Pigeons – a two act drama about a potential millionaire”

Lee Dorsey, the author of “Mercenaries of Panama the Trilogy” began his professional career to be an actor. After serving time in the military, he auditioned and was cast in a Summer Repertory Company in West Virginia the “Hilltop Players.” After a summer of doing seven plays, he entered college. After two years attending Baltimore Junior College and receiving his Associate Degree, he entered The American University in Washington, DC to take a degree in communications. While attending college, he worked part-time at WFBR Radio on weekends writing news. Eventually, he auditioned and landed an on-the-air position with Radio WANN. After college, he went to work for a Radio Station in Towson, Maryland WAQE. After a few years, he was recruited back to WANN and spent the next ten years doing a variety of work that included doing a nightly Jazz program five nights a week. He also wrote and announced news and did relief work doing Rhythm and Blues during the day.

Lee went to work for the United States Naval Academy in 1974 to manage their Student Union facilities. After twenty three years, he was promoted to Director of Human Resourses for the Brigade Services Division. He served the needs of over five hundred civilian employees for the next ten years. He retired in 2008.

During nineteen sixties, Lee continued he passion for the theater. He has acted, directed and worked on over one hundred productions. He has served on the board of “Colonial Players, Inc.” one of the oldest and affluent little theatre companies in America.

Lee began to write plays in the seventies. He has had his plays produced in Baltimore, Annapolis and Miami Beach. Several of these productions were done professionally.

His play “Marriages” was a successfully professionally produced play that became the basis for his first novel. As of this writing, the novel has not been published.

During his tenure at the USNA, he obtained two more academic degrees, a BS in “Leadership and Management” and a MS in “Human Resourses Management.”

At this time, has just completed an historical novel entitled “Les Descente’s” (Deadly Raids) as well as two new novels entitled “A Forbidden Love” and “A Search for Love.” Mr. Dorsey now writes full time.

His new novel ‘Indiscretions’ has recently been published. His novel ,  ‘Androgeny’ is newly released.


scott doss playwright author

Scott Doss holds B.A. degrees in English, speech and drama from the University of Arkansas. An experienced veteran of multiple theme park entertainment troupes, dinner theatres, and little theatre groups, his career spans over 30 combined years of acting, singing and writing advertising. His favorite leading roles include Frederick in “Noises Off” (which earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination) and Geoffrey in “Something’s Afoot” (for which he won Best Actor). Read Scott’s three act farce, Guilty Party.


American playwright
Playwright Stanley Dyrector

Stanley Dyrector is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) . Lives in Los Angeles. Written for television, theatre, radio. Is an actor member of SAG-AFTRA. Book’s title: Shedding Light On The Hollywood Blacklist: Conversations With Participants. With a foreword by Ed Asner.

Plays published by Off The Wall Plays: A Walk in the Park


plays scripts by Jethro Dykes


Jethro Dykes is an actor and writer, based in London. He is currently playing ‘percy marshall’ in a soap opera on Galaxy Radio, London.
He is a playwright, having written and produced his own shows.

Jethro is also a poet, having been published in the literary magazine, Acumen, which has also published the UK poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

Jethro lives and works in London.



Azi Ebrahimi screenplays

Iranian-born Azita Ebrahimi is a visual artist, poet and writer. She intends through her writing to open up new ways of communication and expression, perhaps more subtle and intuitive than her use of bold colors and shapes in her paintings.
She has a BA in Fine Arts and an MBA in Business Administration.
“The Journey” is her first play in which she explores the universality of change in the pursuit of human fulfillment.
As a social justice activist herself, she is always looking for how to create a better world.
Azita resides in Atlanta with her two teen-age sons.

Read Azi’s screenplay, The Journey.


plays by French authors

Denis Emorine is the author of short stories, essays, poetry, and plays. He was born in 1956 in Paris and studied literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). He has an affective relationship to English because his mother was an English teacher. His father was of Russian ancestry.
His works are translated into several languages. His theatrical output has been staged in France, Canada ( Quebec) and Russia. Many of his books (stories, drama, poetry) have been published in the USA.
Writing, for Emorine, is a way of harnessing time in its incessant flight. Themes that re-occur throughout his writing include the Doppelgänger, lost or shattered identity, and mythical Venice (a place that truly fascinates him). He also has a great interest for Eastern Europe.
Denis Emorine collaborates with various other reviews and literary websites in the U.S., Europe and Japan both in French and in English..

In 2004, he won first prize for his poetry at the Féile Filiochta International competition.
His poetry has been published in Pphoo (India), Blue Beat Jacket (Japan), Magnapoets (Canada), Snow Monkey, Cokefishing, Be Which Magazine, Poesia and Journal of ExperimentalFiction(USA)
His texts also appear on numerous e-zines such as: Anemone Sidecar,Cipher Journal, Best Poems, Mad Hatters’ Review, Milk, The Salt River Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Like Birds Lit,Wilderness House Literary Review, Sketchbook ,Literary World.
Emorine’s webpage is http://denis.emorine.free.fr/ul/english/accueil.htm


Lauren Ennis screenplays
Playwright author Lauren ennis

Lauren Ennis is excited to have her work published with Off The Wall Plays. She is currently earning her Paralegal Certificate after previously working as an editor. She has written four plays and four screenplays, two of which have been published with JAC Publishing. She has also written one teleplay, which won the 2011 Scriptsation Best Teleplay Award. She has also written numerous poems, including two which were featured in the Local Artist Showcase at the Open Theater Project in Boston. She possesses a passion for history and the majority of her works are period pieces and historical fiction.

Read All in the Past – a film noir murder mystery.


Steven Farrell playwright

Steven G. Farrell was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he was a member of a large Irish-Catholic family. He currently is an Associate Professor of Speech-Communication at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. He has also taught in Japan and Saudi Arabia.
Professor Farrell’s stories, reviews and articles have been published in numerous publications. Two of his essays, Mickey Machine Gun Is Back! The Return of the Irish-American Gangster to the Silver Screen and Galloping Gallagher Deserves the Gallows! The Irish Rogue on Film, were formally inducted into the Irish Film Archives in Dublin, Ireland in March of 2009.

Steven G. Farrell’s Beatles’ novel, Mersey Boys, has gone through four editions; and it is currently available through Celtic-Badger Publishers of Greenville, South Carolina. He most recently completed the screenplay version of Mersey Boys. His other novels include Zen Babe and Bowery Ripper on the Loose.


author of madrababes

Matt Fox started writing for the theatre as a teenager when he joined a writer’s group at Plymouth Theatre Royal. Following a degree in English and an MA in Professional Writing he started to write, produce and direct theatrical productions.

Matt’s best known piece of work is Swindon: the Opera, which was written with internationally acclaimed composer Betty Roe MBE, and performed in July 2012. He has written plays, operas and musical adaptations – his latest play To Sleep was staged in the West End in September 2013, toured the UK in 2014 and will be staged in New York City in March 2015.

Originally from Cornwall, Matt moved to Swindon in 2006, where he now lives with his wife and 2 children. He is a trustee for music education charity the JTPTrust, as well as writer, producer & co-director of production company Madam Renards Ltd. He also runs a playwriting course for New College Swindon.

Read Madrababes – a fun filled comedy musical


Playwright George Freek

George Freek’s plays have recently been produced in New York, San
Francisco, Baltimore, South Carolina, Canada, Australia, India and the
UK. He has spent playwriting residencies at the Milwauke Repertory
Theatre, Southern Methodist University and Southern Illinois University
and has received playwriting grants from the Illinois Arts Council and
the National Endowment for the Arts.

Read What’s on your mind? A comedy of the absurd by George Freek.


ANDREW M. FRODAHL, (Playwright) Andrew’s passion for writing
and theatre began at an early age. In the Third grade he used
his mother’s typewriter to write his first story. He fell in
love with theatre after seeing ‘Muppet Babies Live’ at the
age of eight. During his High School years Andrew traveled
across the country with his family as a troupe of Puppeteers.
Andrew has worked in over 70 productions as a Stage Manager,
Production Manager, Puppet Coach, Designer, & Technical
Director. His adaptation of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ was
recently one of three finalists in the first annual New York
Children’s Theater Festival in New York City. Andrew lives in
Brewer, Maine with his wife Ashley and son, Axel.

His recent writing credits include Penobscot Theatre’s world
priemire production of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, which he adapted from
Margery Williams classic childrens book. The Velveteen Rabbit was one of three finalist
in the first annual New York Childrens Theatre Festival in New York City.
NYCTF is a new play festival with board members and Adjucators like Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical,
Kevin Clash of Sesame Street, and Carol Demas of the Magic Garden to name a few.


Tanis Galik holds a BFA from Ohio University and a MA from California State University. She is a professional member of the Dramatists Guild of America and a past vice chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. Productions include:

The Luckiest Women in the World: Winner of the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in 2007

In Ourselves: Best Play The American Deaf Drama Festival, Callier Theatre for the Deaf, Dallas, TX

The Blind Date: Winner of 2010 PATV Award, New York, NY, presented at Dezert Performs Theatre & nominated for 7 Desert Star Awards, Palm Desert, CA

Blind Date–The Aftermath Winner of 2012 PATV Award, New York, NY & Winner of the 2012 Playwright’s Festival, Tehachapi, CA

The Magic Child:  National Children’s Theatre Festival Finalist, Coral Gables, FL & Performed at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

Treasure Seekers: – Performed at TCT Beekay Theatre, Tehachapi, CA

The Bronx Home News – Staged Reading at TCT Beekay Theatre, Tehachapi, CA


Tim Garvin author off the wall plays

I grew up in Arizona and Alaska, have an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Louisiana State University and an MFA in fiction from the University of Arkansas. I’ve published stories and poems in various literary journals and have optioned two screenplays. I am currently working on a long novel, about a third of the way through. For money, I make porcelain jewelry and sell in numerous galleries around the US. www.bluebusstudio.com


playwright Lianne Gill

Lianne Gill has been involved in amateur dramatics for 30 years. She was a member of the Albert Players, a popular amateur dramatic group for 20 years, acting on stage, as well as working backstage as stage manager and prop mistress and doing make-up.

In 1990 she obtained an International Diploma in Theatrical Make-up and worked as a professional make-up artist in both the Roodepoort and the Johannesburg Civic theatre. At present she is a member of the Franklin Players, a dramatic group that is well known for the professionalism with which it approaches all projects, despite having amateur status.

Lianne has been writing plays for over 20 years in various styles and genres.  In 2010 she won best original script and the adjudicators special merit award for scriptwriting at the EADS play festival, and a medal of commendation for her acting role in the Franklin festival as well as an award for best lighting in 2012.

Lianne is an active Christian and writes Christian plays ad skits which have been performed at many different churches as well as acting in a Christian production at the Crossroads church in 2011.


playwright kate goddard
playwright kate goddard, author alien research

Kate was born in the UK many moons ago and moved with her husband and three children to a village just outside Toulouse in South West France in 2001. Since then she has been involved in local theatre for several years running drama groups for English speaking children as well as working with bilingual children in a French school.
After struggling to find suitable (and fun) plays for children with large casts, and a fair distribution of roles, she decided to write her own. The urge to write and act started at a young age with puppet shows (which weren’t very good) and family plays at Christmas with her siblings (although she usually stormed out in a temper half way through). This urge was suppressed for many years whilst studying geography, working in some weird and brain numbing oganisations, raising her children, walking the dog… However, once it returned, Kate was unable to stop, and has been writing all sorts of things and prancing about ever since.

She has also been involved in an English speaking theatre company in Toulouse secretpantosociety.com for many years, starting with acting and then writing and directing their annual traditional British panto. She also likes constructing large props and pantomime animal heads out of papier mache and especially enjoys peeling off the dried glue from her fingers.

Read Kate’s best selling children’s play Alien Research

Some of Kate’s other plays have been published by ‘Lazy Bees scripts’ and have been performed in many countries.”


About the authors on Off The Wall Plays
Leonard Goodisman

Leonard has been writing all his life in many different genres including plays, short stories, novels, science fiction, children’s books and nature.  Writing for theatre is his first love; besides creating plays, he’s enjoyed producing, directing, acting and providing technical support to productions.
Leonard has written about a dozen full length plays and somewhat more one act plays. Some have won prizes. Full length plays “Laramie, Equal Rights” and “Clara” won awards at the Shoreline Readers Theater, 2009 and 2010, in Washington State. Laramie was produced by the Little Victory Players in Hancock, NY. Several of his one act plays have appeared in festivals and competitions. “Road Rage” won both Audience Favorite Award and Judge’s First Place Award at the Driftwood Theatre Festival, 2011, in Edmonds, WA and was also produced in the Bremerton Summerplay Festival, WA and elsewhere. “Road Rage” and “Apartment 4G were winners in 2011 Wildfire Festival, CO. Other plays have been produced locally or at festivals or read at writers’ workshops in 2012 and 2013..
Leonard is a primary participant in the Women In History Theater Project, with several plays that explore and celebrate the role of women in history: “Laramie, Equal Rights”, “Clara”, “Foils”, “Will The Rodins Wed?”, and “The Empress Theadora.”


David Greenberg, 61, lives on 20 acres of forest and farmland in southern Indiana with his wife of 41 years, Dr. Miriam Greenberg, awaiting the end of civilization as we know it. A former newspaper editor, reporter, long-distance truck driver, carpenter and worm picker, he has been writing most of his life. His play, A KITE CUT LOOSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SKY, premiered in New York, 2008, off-Broadway. BAD SEED was performed in part in Chicago, 2010 and BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON is scheduled for a dramatic reading in Cincinnati, this November. His CD: THE END OF THE WORLD, a music collection of folk and American, was released in 2012. He has one daughter, Jordana, a professional musician with the band Harpeth Rising; three cows and a bull; two horses; four sheep, five goats, eight dogs and a pair of rescued cockatiels. Yes, and a pear tree.


M. Robert Grunwald author

M. Robert Grunwald is a San Diego, California native whose diverse credits include advertising copy, nonfiction articles, poetry, film criticism and even a cookbook. An avid writer since childhood, he was a published, award-winning poet while still in his teens and at 17 became the youngest professional member of the St. Louis Writers Guild. After receiving a BA in English and Writing Certificate from the University of Missouri, he worked as a professional copywriter while pursuing other projects on the side. More recently, he edited and wrote for “The Writer’s Life,” the magazine of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild, and “Sketches,” the newsletter of the San Diego chapter of the National Audubon Society. He also serves as a nonfiction judge for the San Diego Book Awards Association. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), he is currently completing “A Cat Named Turtle,” a fantasy novel for children, which early reviews have called “brilliant,” “charming” and “unexpectedly funny.”

“Cancelled,” his first play, draws on his affection for screwball comedies of Hollywood’s Golden Age and the works of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. It was selected as a finalist by New York’s Riant Theatre for their Strawberry One-Act Festival in 2008 and placed second in the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 2009 one-act competition. It is the first in his planned trilogy of one-act comedies set in Los Angeles in 1940.

M. Robert Grunwald lives in San Diego with his wife.


Playwright Evan Guilford Blake

Evan Guilford-Blake’s plays have been produced internationally. He’s written more than 40 for adults and children. Collectively, they’ve won 42 playwriting competitions and 30 are published (seven by Off the Wall). He also writes long and short fiction for kids and adults. His comic/fantasy/mystery novel Noir(ish) is published by Penguin and available on Amazon. Visit his Amazon page. In October, 2014, Holland House will issue his short story collection American Blues.

He and his wife (and inspiration) Roxanna, a healthcare writer and jewelry designer, live in the southeastern U.S. with their two doves, Quill and Gabriella, and their sort-of Westeke Terrier, Winnie Words. Read Evan’s award wining play – The Investigation


Altaire Gural is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and a professional acting coach for film and television. The novel version of her play, Forgotten (Bannister Press) has recently been optioned for television, and she’s also been tapped to write several undisclosed features, one of which goes to camera in late summer 2024.


playwright Geoff Hargreaves
Playwright Geoff Hargreaves

After graduating from Oxford, Geoff worked in Spain. Then he studied psychology in Dallas. Currently he lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he teaches and translates.


Brent Holland American playwright
Playwright Brent Holland

Brent Holland teaches theatre at Laney High School (his alma mater) in Wilmington, North Carolina. He started writing for his “drama kids,” but now his plays have been performed all over the U.S. and internationally. Having also taught Physical Education, he is a high-ranking black belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate, having trained since childhood and owning his own dojo since 2001. When not at Laney, or the dojo, Brent enjoys spending time with his family, working on old arcade machines and surfing.


playwright Ana HolmesAna Holmes was born in Lourenco Marques,  Mozambique, and raised in South Africa. She acted in many plays throughout her school years, and went on to qualify in architecture.
She joined  Franklin Players in 2010, where she won ” Best Supporting Actress ” for her role as an eccentric mother, in “L.A.”  This play was followed by a role in  “Shriek – a tale of not 1, but 2 wicked witches.”
Towards the end of 2010 she wrote  “The Gold Locket” and in January 2011 she produced and directed the same play, which won “Best Original  Script” at the one act festival.


Shirley Gambrell and I met in a parking lot across the street from where her husband Tim works as head electrician at a major construction site in Gainesville, Florida. Shirley drives a burgundy van decorated with references to her book. I approached Shirley bragging that I was a writer too and, well, our friendship was immediate. Shirley suggested that we collaborate on writing something. I was flattered and agreed. What did she have in mind, I wondered? Shirley wanted to write a play. Shirley had some ideas but we soon decided that the play would be based on her book. I can’t remember who came up with the idea and I suppose it doesn’t matter. We became equal partners.
I have always enjoyed writing but writing a play was something I never considered doing. In high school I cheated my way through Shakespeare with Barnes and Noble and Cliff Notes. And in college I just bluffed my way through English Lit. I have been to very few plays and went only because a teacher or some girl had forced me to go.
Years later I worked at a high school in Southern Maryland and during my breaks I became a regular in the auditorium watching the kids rehearsals. It was then that I fell in love with theatre.
Shirley had dreamed of writing books for children and with the support of her husband, Tim, her dream became a reality.

Shirley and Tim live near Gainesville, Florida on Lake Lochloosa and really do have a dog named Moe Joe and a cat named Snowie. Shirley is a talented photographer and had taken photos of Moe Joe and Snowie. One day Shirley laid out the pictures played around arranging them in different ways and a wonderful story came to life and that became her storybook for children.


about the author off the wall plays

A 1992 graduate of Harrisburg High School where he also attended the Harrisburg Arts Magnet school, Paul Hood studied creative writing at Wilkes University with notable writers such as playwright Lori Myers, Bonnie Culver, and fiction novelist Kaylie Jones. He discovered writing as a teen in high school and after graduating briefly attended Edinboro University as a film major. His work in playwrighting, as well as fiction writing and writing for the screen often involves humorous, dark tales involving mystery and romance, and intriguing nuances of the human condition. He is also an online film critic and freelance reviewer of local theatre for The Patriot-News located in The Pennsylvania Capital city of Harrisburg. He has directed and produced plays such as Cirrius, Nebraska; Web of Murder; Feed Us To The Woods, and That Championship Season which was performed at Hershey Area Playhouse and was an Assistant director for the staged-reading of SNAP!, written by Pennsylvania playwright, Cindy Dlugolecki. Recently he was Assistant Director for a production of the Martin McDonagh dark comedy, A Behanding in Spokane for Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. A member of PAPA (Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania), his film reviews can be found on at Pennlive.com and he’s on the jury for the Harrisburg’s Arts-FestFilm Festival sponsored by Moviate. He has conducted film lectures and discussions at Harrisburg’s infamous Midtown Cinema and has spoken at Central Penn College and Harrisburg University on the craft of film critique and theory. His fictional and nonfiction work have appeared in several web and print publications, such as: Skive Magazine; Coffecramp-Ezine for writers; The Central Pen; and Long Riders Magazine.


Emily iekel playwright

Emily K. Iekel is an American translator, writer, and editor currently teaching English in Spain. She has written two one-acts and many short plays, and has had a short play, THE FURNITURE STORE, accepted for publication by James Madison University, as well as being a contestant in the 2007 VSA Playwrights Discovery Program with her one-act WEIGHTLESS. Emily has also published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with Salome Magazine, The Boiler Journal, Prompt, The Voices Project, English Teaching Daily, and Every Day Fiction, among others. She holds a European Master’s in Specialized Translation from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages from James Madison University, where she also studied creative writing, including writing for stage and screen. She has taught preschool and elementary theatre through Encore Stage & Studio, and is currently working on a play tentatively titled STRABISMUS.

See Emily’s play for young children, “The Mystery of the Missing Meatball


Michael James is the author of Second Spring, a three-act, one-set romantic comedy for 3 Men and 3 Women, presented in various theatres in Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida and New Jersey.

His one-act plays The Oldest Gay in America, Partners and Above the Clouds were presented in New York City by Love Creek Productions and published by Dialogus Play Service. His full-length one-act LGBTQ fantasy The Court Jester Is Dead was also published by Dialogus.

His radio play, Rats, a satirical nightmare about race relations set in the future, was broadcast by WBAI-FM in New York City. His first one-act play Meet Me at The Automat was presented in New York City at the Studio Theatre and the Troupe Theatre Club. Film: Award-winning short screenplay In the Shadow of 9/11 in a screenplay competition sponsored by Indie Co-Op Films. Michael has recently completed Strindberg Remembered, a three-act play based on the life and works of August Strindberg, and Requiem pour Madame Valium, a 90- minute play, written in French. Membership: The Dramatists Guild of America Education: Columbia University, MFA degree

Read Michael’s play Souvenir from Copenhagen


Published and produced works of Stan Jankaitis.

The Man Came Calling, short film, produced by The London Film Academy

Charley’s Jail.
Thirst For The Forest.
Die The Sweetness.
Peddler’s Grave.
Starline 117.
Three In The Water
Radio Plays. Produced by ShoeString
Productions. Primary Broadcast station KUSF San Francisco, USA.

Jeb And The Bank Loan. Published comedy skit.
Brooklyn Publishers, 1841 cord street.
Odessa Texas.
The Franklin Show, one act comedy stage play.
Produced by Xaivier University.

Back To Eden, short story, Computeredge Magazine.

Train Ride To An Echo, and Destiny Of Fire, short stories,
The Storyteller Magazine.

Ten Fold Strong, poetry,
True Romance Magazine

Read Stan’s romantic sci-fi screenplay, Shadows of Time


author playwright Leon Kaye aka Kalayjian

Leon Kaye has written five full stageplays and many shorts. He is published with Samuel French, Heuer, Playscripts and Brooklyn Publishers. Check out WHERE THERE’S NO WILL, MURDER WITH GRACE, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO SEDER. Other full lengths are PLAIN AS JANE and THE WORST LAW FIRM IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND (published for a short time by Independent Playwrights).

Leon Is working on a musical entitled THE LOST PLAY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.


playwright Jeremy Kia

Jeremy is a playwright whose staged work includes “Car Play: She & Him”, “Killing Russell Crowe”, “Ready, Aim, You’re Fired”, “A Few Good PB&Js” and “Banana Intervention”. Jeremy has had multiple stage readings and workshop productions of plays in Los Angeles and New York. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and a former newspaper editor and reporter, where he earned awards from the NAACP and the New England Press Association.
Roberts Publishing named him a Silver Quill Award winner for his poem, “I Suck At Yahztee”. He has also published byline articles for national newspapers and magazines and written speeches, press materials, and award-winning print materials.
As a freelance writer, he has published articles in numerous national newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sacramento News & Review. As a public relations executive Jeremy led media, marketing, advertising, employee, analyst, investor, shareholder, corporate restructuring and crisis communications campaigns for Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.
In his previous life Jeremy led the launch of multiple consumer and investor relations Web sites, managed investor, analyst, employee and media outreach campaigns, wrote and created online and offline marketing and advertising materials, edited online editorial copy and served as lead media spokesman. As a vice president at a top-five public relations firm, he provided strategic counsel and directed media, brand identity, crisis and community relations campaigns for such clients as FedEx, IBM, Visa, and Nextel.
Jeremy received a BA/Journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication.

See Jeremy’s new play God help us!


mark aloysius kenneally

Mark received his M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His play, Slipping Him the Tongue first received production at UNLV’s Paul Harris Theatre where it won the award for Best Original Play. It was performed at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival where it received the Dramatic Publishing Publication Award for Best Original Play. Then it was performed at the International Fringe Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and then the National Theatre Festival on the Island of Malta where it also won the award for Best Original Play. Other productions have occurred in New York City and Los Angeles as well as at theatres in over a dozen other states. Most recently, it was performed as part of the Wexford Irish Fringe Festival. Mark’s full-length comedy, Suffer Fools Gladly received staged readings in Sarasota and DeLand, FL and in New York City. It received its first full production in DeLand, FL in 2010. It was also a finalist in the McLaren International Playwriting Contest in 2009. Mark has also had over twenty other plays workshopped and performed across the country.


plays by james kent

James Kent is half Canterbury, half Venetian and writes from his home in Manhattan. Between
1998 and 2008 three of his full-length plays were staged Off-Broadway by Merely Players
Productions at the Harold Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row/42nd Street.
“We’ll Always Have Bronxville” explores the madness of a Manhattan married couple who want
it all, careers, a bit of fame and children squoze in a Park Avenue one-bedroom apartment.
Michael is a film reviewer, booted from one cheesy local New York television network to
another. Tyra sells cosmetics at Saks yet is easily still the breadwinner. His concentration to
complete a screenplay is interrupted by her chatter and his profound inability to write formula.
They revisit all the apartments they lived in while “struggling.” Her chattering Flatbush
background and his flaky LA style often clash yet they are able to communicate through shorthand
analogies of 1940s Golden Era movies they secretly live in.

“Only Me” are two connected plays set at the same time in different locations. “The Geography
of Me” is a puzzle about a shy woman who secretly writes successful bodice rippers in the office
at home of her husband, a Sarah Lawrence College professor of literature. The play opens
during a cat-and-mouse game with the novelist and the perfect man who of course turns out to
be pure fiction. A bizarre glimpse at the writing process, this phantom’s discovery of her
anatomy is interrupted by a phone call from her husband whom we meet in the second play,
“Me and Leo.” Leo House is a Catholic hospice in Midtown Manhattan where, one character
observes, all nuns of a certain age bear a resemblance to Adolfe Menjou. Close to retirement,
the professor has not yet published and is about to perish. He stands on the ledge of a tall
window calculating whether death will embrace him if he jumps from only the second floor. His
sister, also a nun, is with him, darkening his thoughts to brighten hers, in joyous remission from
cancer, now knitting a gun cozy for her brother in a stab at reverse psychology. Everyone is
talked down to the quotidian now, the happier and more middle-aged managed for it.

“The Girls From Girton” pairs two lovers who met at Girton College, Cambridge. Lolly is a
downtown actress who is so arch on stage that her performances compete with drag queens.
Her toff British accent doesn’t help. She is adored by a collection of warring East and West
Village subcultures. Her mate is Dot, an American reporter for The New York Times. They
decide to quit the city for the backwater of Minnesota since it is January, 1981, and it is the only
state that did not vote for Ronald Reagan. Lolly’s son Jamie pops up at the mountain lodge with
his new, very pregnant, homophobic wife. Twins are born assisted by Petesie, midwife and
refined crook who sees herself an entrepreneur. Her plaid husband, Darren, falls asleep with
Jamie, both dead drunk. An avalanche confines them. Locals step in to assert their ignoble
localness, threatening everyone’s lives. However the “girls” are determined to see it through
until a Democrat who enjoys sex is voted into the White House.
“Foulweather Friend” is James Kent’s newest play.



I am the author of The Danilov Quintet, a series of horror novels featuring vampires in tsarist Russia. They are published in the UK by Transworld Publishers: Twelve (2009), Thirteen Years Later (2010), The Third Section (2011), The People’s Will (2013) and The Last Rite (2014).

Outside the UK the books have been published in the USA and translated into French, Italian, Polish and Turkish.

I have also written Late Whitsun (2016), a detective story set in Brighton in the 1930s, intended to be the first in a series, published by Create Space and Kindle Direct Publishing. My historical novel, On Greenberry Hill, concerning the Popish Plot of the late seventeenth century is currently being submitted to publishers.


My full-length play, Beside the Kitchen Table, is a ghost story set in a domestic kitchen. Its premiere was at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton in 2012, directed by Andy Stoner.

Having attended a theatre writing course at the Academy of Creative Training in Brighton, under the playwright Franklyn McCabe, I wrote a half-hour play, Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, which was performed at the Lantern Theatre in Brighton in 2016.

Musical Theatre

Over the years I have co-written a number of works of musical theatre, contributing to book, lyrics and music. The shows include Writer’s Cramp, Malvolio’s Revenge, The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! which have been staged and recorded at various levels, from workshop to full production


Whilst not an actor, I am an experienced musician and have performed on stage as a singer at both amateur and professional level in operas and musicals. I have also performed in the pit and musically directed, as well as taking on a variety of other production jobs. This experience gives me a good insight into the practicalities of theatre production, proving to be of great benefit when writing for the stage.

Other Work

Until the publication of my first novel, Twelve, I spent many years working a software consultant for various organizations, including the UN and BP. I also have a great deal of experience in IT training. Nowadays I am mostly dedicated to writing fiction, but still spend some of my time on software development and training.


playwright Matthew Konkel
Playwright Matthew Konkel

Matthew’s plays have been produced nationally and internationally by theater companies including All In Productions, Cupcake Lady Productions, Edmonds Driftwood Players, Milwaukee Entertainment Group, Organised Chaos Productions, Over Our Head Players, Pink Banana Theatre, and Screaming Media Gi60. Matthew is also an award winning film-producer and screenwriter of two short films and one full-length feature. His short film I Want You To Know (2008) was the first place jury winner of the 2008 Milwaukee Show film festival. The Bully (2010) was the recipient of numerous awards and was part of thirteen film festivals across the country. His feature film Neptune from Last House Productions was an official selection of the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Matthew is also a widely published author of fiction and poetry in publications including Danse Macabre, The Eunoia Review, Linguistic Erosion, Liquid Imagination, the Newer York, Paragraph Planet, Postcard Shorts, Sein and Werden, Streetcake Magazine and Theme of Absence. You can correspond with him here: [email protected]

Read <ahref=”https://offthewallplays.com/2018/04/05/to-be-a-tree-play-for-children-about-the-environment/”>To be a Tree – A Children’s play by Matthew.


author Nina Kossman
Playwright Nina Kossman

Nina Kossman is a writer, playwright, and poet. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship, a UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, grants from Foundation for Hellenic Culture and Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, she is the author of “Behind the Border” (HarperCollins,1994, 1996) and the editor of “Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths” (Oxford University Press, 2001). She is the author of two books of poems and the translator of two volumes of Marina Tsvetaevas’s poetry. Her translations of Russian poetry have been anthologized in Twentieth Century Russian Poetry (Doubleday), The Gospels in Our Image (Harcourt Brace), The World Treasury of Poetry (Norton), and Divine Inspiration (Oxford University Press). Her short stories and poems were published in many literary magazines, such as Tin House, The Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Columbia, Confrontation, etc. Two of her plays have been produced off-off-Broadway, and one play was published in “Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2000”. Her work was translated into many languages, including Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, and Greek.


playwright Anton Krueger
photo by Sophie Smith

Anton Krueger’s recent books include Sunnyside Sal (2010), Experiments in Freedom: Issues of Identity in New South African Drama (2010), Shaggy (with Pravasan Pillay, 2011) and Everyday Anomalies (2011). His plays have been performed in eight countries and have been nominated for numerous awards nationally and abroad, including the FNB VTA and Olive Schreiner. Five of them have been published, by Playscripts (New York) and Stagescripts (London). Anton was a runner up for the Dalro Poetry prize for 2010 and Experiments in Freedom won the Rhodes Vice Chancellor’s Book award for 2010.


Bruno Lacroix

Bruno Lacroix is a French Canadian playwright. He is a member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada. He is also the president and founder of the community theatre, Le Theatre Bleu. His comic influences includes Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Lucille Ball, Jacques Tati, Pierre Richard and many others. So, his style of humor is very visual and is physically demanding for the actors portraying his characters. His first professional play, Haut Vol, was an immediate hit in Switzerland and in Quebec in 2012. He adapted it in English under the title, Lofty Larceny. Besides being staged in different cities, that play will be an Off-Broadway production in the spring of 2015. His second comedy, The Pink Pearl was staged in Quebec, in 2014 with great reviews. His newest comedy Human Rat Lab is touring France in 2015 and is set to be staged in Quebec during the whole summer of the same year. He will be writing comedies for a summer theater in Beauce, Quebec, for the next 5 years. See for yourself why his comic style is becoming so popular.

Read Bruno’s funny classic French style farce, Lofty Larceny


playwright Austin Lamewona

Austin Lamewona is an aspiring African American writer from Cincinnati, Ohio. There are few things he enjoys more than the world of theatre and all it has to offer. Sometimes he is a novelist, sometimes he is an actor, and sometimes he is a playwright. Most of the time however, he is a student, jumping at any opportunity to improve his craft.


playwright T.K. Lee

T.K. Lee’s award-winning work crosses genres, both on stage and off.

At times a playwright, and other times a poet, he is at all times firmly planted in the American literary tradition of southern gothic storytelling. Most recently, Lee’s debut poetry collection TO SQUARE A CIRCLE, released in October 2018 through Unsolicited Press (USA), has already garnered high critical praise for his “uncanny wit; impeccable sense of pacing and timing,” which is “bringing a dynamic new voice to poetry.”

He is on faculty in the MFA Program at the historic Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, birthplace of Tennessee Williams.



Anne’s first play REACH FOR THE SUN was performed by Poets Repertory Theater of Long island in 1977. In 2005 she presented a staged reading of her play, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN at the Howl Festival in New York City and as part of the Bronx-based series, HIDDEN TREASURE. The play was also performed by the River City Living Church in San Antonio, Texas and won the Jacob C. Hammer playwriting award at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Anne is a working writer, with most of her projects center around media and live event creation as both a publicist and music services person. Leighton actively promotes and builds careers of Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius, John Hall, King Llama, KJ Denhert, Gary Lucas, Allan Holdsworth, Patrick Moraz, Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson, Strawbs, Grand Funk Railroad, Phoebe Legere. She has books, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION (Soul Asylum Poetry), the e-book: GET THE GIG: COMMON SENSE CAREER CONSULTING (self-published), USING YOUR ART AND THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE (published by Free to Run, West Hills, CA; out of stock) and PAWS FOR THOUGHT: HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR CAT IS THINKING (UK’s Rockwell Books and now available in the States through mail order for $15 total at
http://anneleighton.com/store/. )


Mattie Lennon, playwright off The Wall Plays

Mattie spent the  first 25 years of his life at home on a small farm in County Wicklow.  He says he can identify with Patrick Kavanagh’s “burgled bank of youth” (being one of the few of my generation who knows how to make a bush-harrow). As a young fellow whenever he was blamed in the wrong, he would compose a derogatory ballad about his accuser. There weren’t many false accusations so he wasn’t very prolific. He has been writing since 1961 and was nicknamed “the Poet” but  the term wasn’t always complimentary.

Mattie has written articles (mostly humorous) for The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Irish Post, Ireland’s Own, Ireland’s Eye, Kerry’s Eye, The Wicklow People, The Leinster Leader as well as numerous on-line publications. He has produced a DVD of Wicklow songs – “Sunrise on the Wicklow Hills”  and has edited two books or Transport Workers’ writings – “There’s Love and There’s Sex” and “There’s the 46A and It Happens Between Stops.” He has written two plays –  “And All his Songs Were Sad,” (based on the life and works of Kerry songwriter the late Sean McCarthy) which was staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Company in Fort Worth, Texas in 2010 and a One-Act “A wolf by the Ears,” which hasn’t been produced to date. He was once told; “You have the perfect face for radio” and he compiled and presented his own programmes in the “Voiceover” series on RTE Radio One. He has  presented ballad programmes on KIC FM, Liffey Sound and Radio Dublin, co-presented a Saint Patrick’s Day Ceol na nGael programme on WFUV 90.7 in the Bronx and done pre-recorded programmes for other stations. One such programme is “The Story And The Song” in which he play as number of ballads, having first told the story behind each one. He also does a bit of Mceeing and storytelling at festivals etc.


Owen lewis playwright

Owen J Lewis was born within the near distant view of the end of the Second World War; in nineteen fifty-nine. He was born in a Lancashire mill town he never knew, called Bury. His formative years in rural Cheshire played a great role in his love of the countryside and his love of England and her myths and stories.
Brought up from the age of ten in Shropshire he now considers himself an adoptive Salopian. He is involved in the Folk Music scene throughout his native Shropshire and Europe too.
He is a folk singer and actor but first and foremost a poet and playwright. As an actor he has played many characters however, he talks most fondly of his days as Pirate Bill in The Alton Towers Hotel.
Owen’s inspiration comes from his own popular culture. Dramatists such as Bertolt Brecht and Harold Pinter are cited also their contemporaries, Alan Bleasedale, Willy Russell and Alan Bennet. He also includes singer songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Harvey Andrews, as all having played a part in his literary development.

Owen lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire where he discovered the Sabrina Folk on the banks of the River Severn. From those people he became aware of Simon Trout and his astounding works.
Owen lives happily alone and has a Daughter called Lottie.

Read Owen’s play, The Astounding Works of Simon Trout


Robert Luxford playwright off the wall plays

Rob is an actor-writer-filmmaker and has worked in the industry for several years.
Among his writing credits are full-length plays: Nuns,“ “The Bold and The Reckless” and a Co- writer for “ I Dream of Johnny “, a political, musical satire.,,

Features such as Twists of Fate”, Phobos. &. The Coven (an adaptation of his published play. He has also written & produced two video documentaries, “Guardians: Angels on Patrol” and “Little Army Big War”, and was Co-writer & Co-Director for a TV pilot “Real World.” His six published works include Angry Dreams, The Coven, Custody, 3 families, the birthday club, and The Unexplained Files. One act plays include Separate Ways, Custody & Empty Places of the heart.

His short plays include Nuns (10 minute version) for short & sweet Times variable (winner of conflux award 2004) All a twitter for the Imagine festival & more recently Expiry Date & Tea for Terror for short and Sweet 2011. Recently he has written & produced three comics. An adaptation of the Coven & Angels of the alley, Cheer Up the world ends tomorrow.



Born in 1959 in San Francisco, but moved to Pensacola Florida in 1966, eventually graduating with a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of West Florida. Yes this meant I got to spend the late 1960s and early 1970s in the Deep South. I have seen crosses burn. Plus I have felt about a dozen hurricanes. Starting in 1986 I attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory in NYC, graduating in 1988. In 1990 while visiting my family I ended up “stranded” and eventually taking care of an increasingly infirm relative. Not until 1999 did I move to Los Angeles and re-establish a life in the threatre. In 2014 I wrote my first full length play since the 1980s, Carmilla produced by Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group and since produced five more times in Delaware, New York and in Chicago. Within another two years I finished and had readings of Noah’s Cove (not coincidentally set during a hurricane) and have three other plays in first or second drafts at this point—not counting The Deep Kind (a gothic love/horror story set during the Civil War) which has a reading and is currently evolving into its third draft. Along the way I have been a widower, a radio announcer, a fund-raiser, a theatre critic, an editor, a bellydancer and sometimes even an actor.

Read Carmilla by David Macdowell Blue,


playwright Zachary Mark
Zachary Mark

My name is Zachary Mark and I am a father of 3 from Indiana. After working a few years in local television, I decided to become a firefighter. I have been blessed to be able to serve my community full time and it has been very rewarding. However, my creative talent has been put at bay. I recently decided to fill some down time, what little I have, and finish a script I had started in college. I know my script can fill a need. This script requires utilizing our fastest growing population group, the elderly. Their love for the theater does not deteriorate through the years, just the roles being written for them. Second Glance is a play based in family, forgiveness, and dealing with the past. There are situations that young people, middle aged folks, and the elderly will all relate to. I believe community theaters will be able to have a diverse cast. Diversity is not just about race and sexual orientation. It is just as vital for diversity in age groups. We all can learn from each other. We all can share the stage together. We all can enjoy a night out watching theater as one community.


playwrights off the wall plays

Agustin D. Martinez was born in Panama after his family fled post-revolutionary Cuba in the spring of 1960. The family eventually found their way to Miami where Martinez grew up in a bilingual household. He has worked as a teacher, translator, and school administrator.

He has published work in the Arcadia Literary Journal, The Binnacle, The 34th Parallel Magazine, The Write Room, Apropos Literary Journal, The Adirondack Review, Press 1, Review Americana, and Hinchas de Poesia. He has two one-act plays to his credit: Blasphemous Rumors and Ham and Eggs.

His recent novel, The Mares of Lenin Park won the Prize Americana for Prose in 2012 and was published in 2013. See more


playwright monde mayephu

Monde’s involvement in theatre started in 1991 to date. He has been an actor, writer, teacher, director and workshop facilitator. His plays have performed at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, The Windybrow Theatre and Festivals around the country including The Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Two plays that he has written The Pen and Play Me were nominated for best new plays for the Naledi Awards. Monde has training in Theatre for Development, Forum Theatre, Integrated Arts and Culture with The Royal Opera House (London, Covent Garden) and Arts and Culture Management with Witwatersrand Business School. He has also travelled to all nine provinces and African countries conducting workshops with Market Theatre Laboratory’s outreach program, where he is also a writing teacher. He is also working for Drive Alive where he is an actor in a show creating awareness in road safety since 2007. Monde is the Managing Artistic Director for Rare Arts Productions (R.A.P).


Mike Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years.  He has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs.  He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001 and his show “Jack Masterson & The Case of Absurdity” was nominated for the same category in 2002.


david mcginnis playwright off the wall plays

Since 2007, Dave has led the Theatre – now Dramaturgy – program within the English major at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, USA. A member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America, the American guild for professional playwrights, Dave completed his MFA in Theatre/Playwriting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2005. Dave’s professional pursuits have included playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, and performance. He has provided dramaturgical service for WordBRIDGE playwright’s lab, hosted by the Generous Theatre Company, the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Asylum Theatre (Las Vegas), and privately for independent playwrights. Aside from these, Dave’s plays have been published or accepted for production around the world, and he has worked with such companies as Stage Right, Cockroach Theatre, Stark Theatre, The Working Group, Artspark Theatre Festival, Axtravaganza Films, Blotter Productions, Working Man’s Clothes, and more.


Mark McQuown playwright

Mark Mc Quown is an award winning/Produced playwright/Screenwriter “PJ” the film, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo and Hallie Kate Eisenberg is now available on Netflix and Blockbuster. This film is partially based on Mc Quown’s play, PJ.

Mark has been honored as a Quarter Finalist in the 1997 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “Pier 21”, as a Semi-Finalist in the 1998 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “The China Tiger” and a Quarter Finalist in the 2000-2001 Scriptapalooza with “Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley” and “Graduate School” , named the fourth place winner in The 2006 Winter Script Network Contest in Los Angeles.

Mr. Mc Quowns produced plays include PJ; voted Best New Play in
Colorado and winner of The Colorado First Annual Playwright’s Festival with
a production in Littleton, Colorado, 1984, The String Game was presented at Nomad’s Playhouse in Boulder, Colorado in the middle 1980’s and The Keys To The Kingdom was presented with critical success by Theatre Unlimited in North Hollywood in 1997 as a Dramalogue critics ‘Pick of The Week’ with a respectable review in the Los Angeles Times. The Theatre Department of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California
produced Mark’s new play, A Contemporary Christmas Carol,, to sold out audiences
in December of 2008.

Mark Mc Quown has worked as a professional educator in the Theatre Departments of The University of Colorado at Boulder, California Institute of the
Arts in Valencia, California , Pasadena City College, Scripps College in Claremont, California, Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Mark is a long time member of the Screen Actor’s Guild/AFTRA in Los Angeles, Actor’s Equity in New York City along with The New York Dramatist Guild.


Pete Mesling’s debut collection of short fiction, None So Deaf, was published by Books of the Dead Press in 2016. Other publishing highlights include selling a story to Mort Castle and having it appear alongside a reprint of Clive Barker’s “Midnight Meat Train” in Doorways Magazine. Mesling also had the pleasure of working directly with the late Richard Matheson on an online retrospective about his career in film and television. He has sold fiction to such publications as All-American Horror of the 21st Century, the First Decade: 2000 – 2010 (soon to be translated into Italian); Best New Zombie Tales, Vol. 2; Black Ink Horror and, the Hammer Film tribute anthology Spawn of the Ripper from April Moon Books.

“Lovely, Dark and Deep” is his first play.


playwright Simone Mimbs

I am a mother of five, I am a military wife, a counselor, a small business owner, and an author. I was raised with my great grand mother since the age of five. We lived in the ghettos of South Central, but it was there that I learned to write. It was there that I met life’s hardships and found God.  The books I write are to inspire women to live their best life now, I want women to know it’s not where you come from but where you are going that matters!


author Chris Minichino

Chris spent 24 years as Junior Technician at the C.J. Rittenhouse Cale Sèche in Ong’s Hat, New Jersey, where his primary duty was to scrape barnacles from the hulls of fishing boats. “Ong’s Hat is not a place,” says Chris, “but a frame of mind.” Prior to his barnacle-scraping gig, Chris was a manuscript reader for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, and remains one of the youngest living survivors of the Rattlesnake Cave Test. His plays have received staged readings and showcase productions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Alaska. He is a recipient of writing fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


Brian lives in Iowa and works as a bookstore assistant at Grinnell College. He is married and has two children. Brian has been active in theatre for over eighteen years as actor, director and playwright.



Playwright Viney Loretta Moore

I am an African American female writer of many genres, residing in Dover, Delaware. Of the ten dramas, comedies and musicals that I’ve written, several have been stage productions. My publishing credits include novels, poetry, essays, short stories and other creative works. Ghostwriting is another area in which I work. I have a college Degree in English, have received literary and theatrical recognition, I belong to an honor society and other laudable organizations, and I volunteer in my community and my church. I frequently speak at venues doing readings of my work. My next writing project keeps me busy. (I’ve also been published in several journals and magazines, and I contribute to a church newsletter).


Vin Morreale, Jr. is an award-winning screenwriter, acting teacher, casting director and internationally produced playwright. Vin was a founding member of the San Francisco Playwrights Center and the Senseless Bickering Comedy Theatre. He has directed hundreds of works for stage, screen and radio across the country. As president of Vin Morreale Casting, along with his nationally known Burning Up The Stage acting workshops, he has helped nearly 30,000 actors find work in movies, TV, stage and video. Vin was awarded the prestigious Al Smith Writing Fellowship, and his scripts, stage plays, documentaries, museum exhibits and radio comedy have received hundreds of productions around the world, as well as being translated into Chinese, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Vin has sold material to network and cable television networks, had screenplays optioned and produced, and his work has been seen in more than 15 countries. He was recently named a top screenwriter by both The International Screenwriters Association and TheBlacklist.org. He lives with his wife and family in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.


author david morgan

Dave was born in the UK, lives in South Africa and is the owner of a small
materials handling company doing business around the world. He is very
creative in the fields of industrial designs, sketches, cartoons, film
scripts and stage scripts. He thoroughly enjoys being on stage in acting,
singing and comedic roles whilst writing works on unusual subjects. He
believes that every play of whatever genre should leave the audience
thinking. Read Dave’s award winning comedy Joined at the Hip.


Jack Moskovitz is, in his own words, “A retired civil servant, sixty years a scribbler of prose and poetry, and still learning.”


Ashley Nader playwright

Ashley was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He enjoys acting and found an outlet with Franklin Players. He then discovered writing and putting down his reality and warped sense of humour for audiences to enjoy and see a new side to the world. Started writing plays in 2009. Ashley likes to take on the more Risqué subjects and add a comical humour to deeper topics. He hates predictability and believes in living completely out the box. Read Ashley’s best selling script, The love of cheesecake.


john tshiama

John Tshiama NAMBOMBE was born in Central Africa, started acting at the age of twelve before studying Drama at the National Institute of the Arts. He has worked as an actor and director both in Kinshasa and Brussels. He has a BA (HONS) in script writing at the University Centre, Doncaster and MA in Script writing for ScreenMedia and Stage at the University of South Wales, Newport. In May 26th 2013 he performed as co-lead in a political play at the Hay-on-Wye festival. He has
published two plays.

Read John’s new play, The Royal Blood cannot be Mixed.


I started writing poetry in 2004 and so also began a new chapter in my life. In 2007 I got on stage for my first performance in the theatre world and the passion only grew ever since. Then we got down to play writing and together with Pilar Pringiers we completed our very first play; After ever After. I still write poetry with the dream to publish my own poetry booklet one day. I have acted and I have written and still I find myself looking forward to all the unwritten words and unperformed plays that the future holds for me.


Jim Pangrazio was drafted in the US Army in 1968 and served primarily in Germany. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with degree in philosophy. Jim did some work with the Nucleo Eclettico, a very active theater group in Boston, in the 70’s and 80’s. Continued to work with Marco Zarattini, founder of the Nucleo in the following years. He got interested in writing plays with the encouragement of Marco after observing him stage a play at Boston University in 2006. Band of Brooders was written with much guidance from Marco. His play FreeDumb was staged at the Palazzo Casotti (Reggio Emilia Italy) April 2011. In New York City a staged reading of his play On Top of Mount Zion was presented at the Kraine Theater March 2012, and a workshop production of Band of Brooders and Abstinence Only at the 45th Street Theater May 2012. In September both plays were presented at the La MaMa ETC.


My name is Simon Parker. I am a writer who has written a number of film scripts, both short and feature length. I have a feature length web series finished with On Edge Pictures ‘Ward 18’ the trailer for which can be seen here, I am looking to get other feature length scripts that I have written developed as well. I’m currently working with Syncfilms on a television horror project, the trailer for the pilot which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uql5UWoxYCY I have had a stage play ‘My Little Family,’ accepted and performed for ‘lineup,’ at Greenwich theatre. I am now looking at getting other work produced as well. If possible I would love to send this script to you for review.



American playwright Carlos Perez
Carlos Perez – author of In Hyding

Carlos Perez has a M.A. in English from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (a professional writing degree in playwriting and screenwriting) and a B.F.A. in Speech and Theatre from Avila University. His original stage play, Jeremy’s World, was optioned and adapted into a short screenplay, which was produced and premiered at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, his short screenplay, Trick-or-Treat was optioned and adapted into a Podcast for Creative Zombie Studios, and his original screenplay, Strays, was selected by the African American Film Society of Missouri and Cinematalk Productions for a professional reading by actors with the Unicorn Theater located in Kansas City. While working as a screenwriter-for-hire for independent filmmakers, ten of his commissioned scripts were produced and distributed internationally, two more are in the production process, and eight have yet to be produced.

His original screenplays have received a number of awards as pictured on his IMDb site. His published stage plays include: The Terry Stinger Show, published by Next Stage Press, A Caterpillar’s Tale, published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals, Caught Between Two Worlds, published by Dramatic Publishing, Native American Folktales for Fun and Folktales for Fun, both published by Pioneer Drama Service, In Hyding, adapted from the novella, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Exit Strategy Club written in collaboration with playwright, Vicki Vodrey, both published by Off The Wall Plays, and finally, The Adventures of Christina and Viperina, How the Beetle Got Her Colors, Room in the Forest, and Misadventures of a Frog-Girl, all four published by Drama Notebook. His one-act play, The Game, was selected and produced by the North Park Playwright Festival, while his award winning one-act play, Cleansing Acts, was selected for production in the LaBute New Theatre Festival and was the winner of the River Front Times Best of 2013, his original stage plays, Rage and Facade, based on actual sexual assault cases, were produced in association with MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) for Ruskin High School, and his musical parody Shakespearean plays, Lear’s Looney Tunes, All the World’s a Musical, Silly Songs for a Stormy Night, and I Can Hear the Eunuch Sing, were performed regularly during various seasons for The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and finally, his stage play, The Other Side, created as an alternative to going to haunted house attractions on Halloween, was selected and produced by Independence City Theatre.

His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in The Bookends Review, Imagine This!, Scars Publications, Penny, The Ecphorizer, Prism, Potpourri, The Pitch, IndieReader, KC Stage Magazine, Grab-a-Nickel, Perspectives Magazine, Theatre Training News, Midwest Medical Ethics, Masterplots, Pure Slush Books, Dark Chapter Press, and Truth Serum Press. His collected works of short fiction can be found on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. His published titles include: Tales from a Disturbed Mind, 24 Tales to Pass the Time, School Days, Playland, a novella for adults only, and Loglines, a workbook for creative writing students. As a final note, Carlos has directed and performed in numerous stage productions and is a past member of SAG-AFTRA with film, television, and radio credits, along with having been a commercial print model.


playwright Keith Passmore

Keith is a retired Drama teacher and lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He has written and directed a number of plays for children, teenagers and adults. He has also been an active member of amateur dramatic societies and many years ago was involved in professional theatre, albeit briefly. However, life has been far from brief and he continues to submit his theatrical plays and contributes creative ideas in English to a well known UK educational agency. In the 1960’s and 70’s he was a devout follower of the Theatre of the Absurd and appeared in a number of plays by Eugene Ionesco, N.F.Simpson and Samuel Beckett, hence his strange sense of humour!


Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai

In his writing, Jayaprakash Raghavan  Pillai reflects the experiences that he had while he was an expatriate teacher in foreign countries like Ethiopia, Africa, Maldives and Malaysia.  He is a post graduate lecturer in  English and an IELTS instructor.  He had his secondary education in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Three books of Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai have been published by  ‘Publish America.’  They are ‘Life blossoms like a rose in thorns,”Poems that thrill’ and ‘Eerie Moments.’
A short story by the author titled, ‘The Young Princess’ has been published by the Latin Heritage Foundation along with a collection of stories in ‘The  Smartest Kid in the Bronx’ written by distinguished authors around the world. Many articles and poems have also been published on different websites.


playwright john powers

JOHN J POWERS, born and raised in New York City, received his BA degree in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University in 1992. He lived in San Francisco in the 90s, moved to London UK in the year 2000. He has participated in the founding and development of a couple of theatre companies in San Francisco and London, and continued his ‘mature’ education today, studying the ancient Greek language. His first full-length play, GRYNSZPAN, was performed in 1987 in San Francisco, and DISNEY IN DEUTSCHLAND was performed in 1998. He also has directed plays by Samuel Beckett, both at university and through a local theatre company in San Francisco, where he also co-wrote several short one-acters with the New People Theatre Company. He continues to write plays largely derived from historical events.


Playwright katerina ravlic

I studied English at the University of Leicester from 2009-2012. During this time I was a member of the University Theatre Society, where members put on regular showcases of their work, and this was when I began to write my own scripts. I also studied optional modules in short story writing and screenplays and have written a number of my own short stories. One of these stories was featured in “Write For The Future”, an anthology of works by Leicester students, and another of my short plays, “Thicker Than Water”, has recently been published too.

I live in Essex with my boyfriend Neal and our fluffy Persian cat Travis.

Read Kat’s new play, My Child.


author playwright S Rob

S Rob is a writer from the north of England. I take my inspiration from what I see in all my senses and all ways. I therefore am inspired constantly by this fascinating world in which we all live. I have a BA(Hons). I am a member of the world’s oldest paranormal research society founded in 1962. I am a winner of an outstanding achievement award. As well as being a writer I am also an occult consultant and you can see me on Oranum as Simon Rob. What we see in this world is but the outside of an onion: with many other skins below this one. We just need to search and all manner of wonders will become clear. Or better still buy one of my books and let me do it for you.

My web pages are:

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Pilar Spinnox-Pringiers studied drama at Hermann Teirlinck college in Antwerp, Belgium back in the 80’s. It took however 20 years, the upbringing of 5 kids and an emigration to South Africa before she took up theatre again. From 2007 onwards she has been seen in several plays and shows throughout the Cape Town area including ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘ le Moulin Rouge’ at Artscape and ‘St Joan’ and ‘Hedda Gabler’ at the Masque theatre . Pilar is also a gifted costume maker and designer for which she was rewarded with a CATA nomination for 2012. ‘After ever after’ is her first published play but more are to come from her hand in coming seasons.


He was born and raised in Newcastle-KZN but grew up in Duduza where he is based. He is a journalist graduate from Birnam Business College. He enjoys writing fiction and stage plays. Currently he has published a novel titled, “the Venom of your mixture” by SBP (Strategic Book Publishing,) a company based in America, and a short story titled “The meeting,” published by QACE Publishing, a company based in the Free-State.

He is a part time actor with an interest in theatre, directing and stage plays writing. He has been featured in television Ads but mostly international based ones. He spends his time working as a director for a community theatre society known as Duduza Serenade Youth Development.

He would love to establish his name in theatre as a writer/director and actor.


playwright Paden Reilly Off The Wall Plays

Paden Reilly was born in Arizona and raised in New Jersey. He has been acting since high school and has a BA in Communication and Theatre arts from St Andrews University in Laurinburg North Carolina. He is currently a non-union stage actor and working on screenwriting as well as play writing.


Revelly Robinson is a theatre reviewer and ferocious critic. While trying desperately not to stick a pen in her eye when pretending to be a normal human being in her day job, Revelly frequently imagines absurd situations and attempts to articulate these in scripts or stories with varying degrees of success. Revelly is also a keen political commentator and dreams of a utopian society in which politicians didn’t exist. Her penchant for the absurd has led her to pursue some questionable vocational choices based in Canberra, Melbourne…and Afghanistan. Revelly is now safely burrowed away in Sydney where she gathers most of her inspiration for writing about ridiculous situations.

Read Revelly’s new sci fi novel, available on amazon.com


playwright terry roueche

Terry Roueche lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina and is an award-winning playwright. His plays have been produced across the United States, Off-Off Broadway, and as well as in Canada, England, and Croatia. His short stories have been published by the South Carolina Fiction Project, American Fiction, and by River Poets Journal.
In addition, he is a documentary filmmaker and an award-winning photographer. He has taught playwriting and photography at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He is the founder and the executive director of Main Street Theater in Rock Hill. He has been a newspaper reporter and has published nonfiction articles.


Playwright Gilbert Sarabia

Gilbert Sarabia was born and raised in a Southwestern setting called Las Cruces, New Mexico. He never believed he’d be a playwright because he began learning violin at the age of twelve. This lead to studying music, broadcast journalism, military science, English literature and theatre at New Mexico State University. He earned a B.A. in English Literature. While doing post bacc work in theatre he was fortunate to have studied Playwrighting briefly with Dr. Tom Earhardt and Mark Medoff. Later, at the University of Florida at Gainesville he briefly studied broadcasting and acting. While in Florida he worked atWRUF AM 85, and WGGG AM 1230. He also performed, was weapons master and public relations for the Across Town Repertory Theatre at the Star Garage. Returning to New Mexico, he studied directing and English literature at Eastern New Mexico University, and finally received a Master’s Degree in Education at New Mexico State University. Since 1995 he has taught Language Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing at Deming High School in Deming, New Mexico.


author playwright david schmidt

David Schmidt currently resides in Binghamton, New York home of Rod Serling creator of “The Twilight Zone” and “The Night Gallery.” He shares an apartment with his mother and his cat Tyler. David graduated from SUNY Broome in 1990 with a degree in Marketing Management and a minor in theatre. He performed with the Off-Broadway Theatre Company The Leonard Melfi Repertory Theatre Company and was also Chairman of the Board for The Endless Mountains Theatre Company from 2007-2010.
David began performing and writing from the time he was in 8th grade and has been involved with theatre ever since. He has experienced all aspects of the theatre from on-stage work to backstage work and continues performing to this day at age 52.
In addition to “Parlor City Noir” David has written three more Nick Holliday plays, an Arthurian Murder Mystery titled “The Lady of the Lake Murder,” a fairy tale romance for Junior High and High School students titled “The Robber Baron Bridegroom” adapted from the story “The Robber Bridegroom” by the Brothers Grimm and a series of horror one acts entitled “Tales of Dark Imagination,” based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe with one original titled “The Demon Hound Of Dreary Lane.” All of which have been performed by The Endless Mountains Theatre Company. In 2012 David won a NEPTA (Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatre Alliance) Award for best original script Tales of Dark Imagination: The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven Society.

Read the script for Parlor City Noir.


author morley shulmann

Morley Shulman was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Former standup comedian turned Copywriter turned Playwright/Screenwriter, he’s the author of Naked and Ad Hoc.  Naked won for Best Runner Up Play in the Franklin Players festival (as well as Best Actor and Best Set). His most recent play, Benny & Boris took first place in the judged portion of the Paw Paw Village Players One Act Festival. In addition, it also took home the People’s Choice Award as voted on by the audience as their favourite play.

He’s also written a screenplay entitled, A Mile in His Soul (www.amileinhissoul.com) as well as a sitcom about a telemarketing office called Hang Ups and is  currently writing a one-act about two brothers whose mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s.


Playwright Gene Franklin Smith

Gene Franklin Smith has enjoyed a theatrical career in both Canada and the U.S. His produced plays are: Boise, USA (2008), The Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles; Haunted Masters (2004) and More Haunted Masters (2005) (both at Spadina Historic House and Garden, Toronto); Transports of the Heart (2002); Charles Dickens’ Bleak House (2001); Devil’s Consort (1999), all produced at Write Act Repertory Company, of which he founded and served as Artistic Director; Rubicon (1997, The Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles; and in 1999, Wings Theatre, New York); Life Beneath the Roses, which has been performed in several regional theatres and in New York and won the Great Platte River Playwrights Festival Award, Dayton Playhouse’s FutureFest Award and Theatre Americana’s David James Ellis Memorial Award; Adults in Love (Lone Wolf Theatre, New York); Created Equal (John Houseman Theatre 2, New York).


Jonathan Isaiah Smith is a young American playwright and composer/lyricist. He started playwriting at the age of 16 and has since published several comedy scripts that have been performed across the US. He has written one best-seller and two other plays that are known for his laughable concepts and situational comedy – THE FOURTH WALL, THE GREAT INCAN TREASURE OF CONFUSION, and THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO SAVING THE U.S.A. He also has a musical theatre album, not-yet-published, that has been performed in the Midwest and has been professionally composing since he was 18. Writing is his passion, although he is known to perform on stage as well. In his spare time, he is always in the process of writing something new, whether it be a straight play, a musical, or music composition.


playwright Rico Smith


Rico Smith was born in Covington, Georgia, USA and was a “Military Brat'” attending over fifteen different schools. He moved around the world a lot, spending time in Tokyo, Japan and quite a few US states and spent three years in New York City. He currently resides in Roswell, Georgia.

He is a standup comedian, and a writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and articles.  His screenplay “Click/Clique” has been optioned twice for production by actor Kevin Conroy in the 1980’s, as well as actor Michael York. David Irving – director, professor and brother of Amy Irving is interested in producing his His screenplay entitled “Sherilyn.”

His 2 act play, “Bourgeois Behavior” has been given a staged reading at the Art Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1995. His 1 act play, “Call me Pitiful” was staged in the Decatur Arts Festival in Georgia in 1996.

He is currently updating a few screenplays, as well as submitting short stories for publication, and plays for contests or productions.


Playwright author Timothy Starnes

Timothy D. Starnes is originally from the small town of Waxhaw, North Carolina, a place consisting of aging train tracks and a few overpriced antique stores, and now resides in the bustling city of Charlotte, North Carolina in order to pursue his college education, where he studies Political Science and Criminal Justice in order to go on to law school. His plays have been featured internationally in Scene 4, a monthly arts and culture e-magazine by the Aviar Center for Preforming Arts, and have seen performances at events including the 24/7 Play Festival at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently writing new works during every moment of his spare time, an oversized martini glass of sweet tea in one hand and typing with the other. His works are best described as “realistic characters in impossible situations.” He draws inspiration from real life, scalping stories from his closest friends, family and even his own life experiences, turning them into pieces of art one stage direction at a time. Having studied endless books on history and watched more period dramas than would be considered advisable by the Department of Health, this research has allowed him to explore history through different colored lenses in his work. His theatrical series, the “Empire” series, based on post-Civil War America in an alternate universe setting is currently being written, with more plays being added to the series as time goes on. His personal knack for the odd, outrageous and macabre also shines through in his work, spicing scripts with odd occurrences, invasive visitors from outer space, drag queens, the mishaps of suburbia, small town politics, underground societies, hand puppets with PTSD, hauntings and more.

Read Timothy’s new play, If God Ate Fried Chicken now.


Pam has been happily married for 53 years. She and her family have lived in England and Singapore, as well as in five states. After a teaching career, she performed countless interactive tales to children and adults as zany “Lady Amuck” in Singapore and in several states. She presently conducts classes for seniors titled “Writing the 10-Minute Play,” as well as co-hosting two Seabrook TV station shows: “Page-to-Stage Readers’ Playhouse,” and “Off the Cuff.” Pam has written 14 short plays, 3 full-length plays, and a British Panto-style musical with Brooklyn, NY musician Ben Stiefel. Her plays have been performed by Blue Pearl Theater, John Chatterton Presents, Genoveva Productions, and FACT Theater in Manhattan; Stage Works in Virginia, Panhandle Theater in Florida, The Grange Playhouse in New Jersey, The Shawnee Playhouse in the Poconos, PA, and Pantochino Productions in Milford, CT. She’s written a children’s trilogy and humorous prose, as well as co-writing a screenplay that was a finalist in a Cinequest Screenplay Contest in Los Angeles. Pam collaborated with a member of “The Blue Mans Group,” David Anania, penning her lyrics with David’s music for a country-western song, “Bobbing for Apples in a Tub of Moonshine.” Her son, Travis Steadman, created the title for the song.


“Jeffrey Lynn Stoddard is a novelist/playwright of fiction, love, action, mystery and ghost stories. Jeffrey has written and published 33 novels and is currently working on his 34th manuscript. “Murder and Other Fun Things” is his second full length stage play, the first unfortunately having been lost to a computer crash. “Murder” was so much fun to write that he found it impossible not to continue the craziness in the Von Cash household, therefore a sequel is on the docket for next year. When not writing, Jeffrey can be found at Disneyland in California acting like a ten-year-old released in a toy store. You can visit his website at: www.worldofimaginationonline.com



Paul is an English-born writer of divergent genres of work, including satirical fiction, drama, poetry and crime thrillers. He has produced illustrated satirical work and a satirical play. He grew up in a serious and academic family, his father a Czech-Jewish refugee. Paul is an English Literature and Linguistics Graduate from London University, and has been self-employed for some thirty years, running a School of English in the town of Windsor where he currently lives.

Read Paul’s play Holiday island.


playwright timothy tarkelly

At the age of 26, Timothy Tarkelly is a published and produced playwright. His short stories have appeared in anthologies, such as Zombie Tales, Cover of Darkness, and several online publications. He is also an active musician and he runs a DIY record label called Deathstyle Records.
Currently, he is studying theater and music at Fort Hays State University and has his Associates degree from Neosho County Community College. He is the president of the Lambda Xi chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, a national theater honors society. He has been in nine collegiate productions, has directed plays by Sam Shepard and Euripides, and was also an Irene Ryan nominee on two occasions.


playwright William Taylow aka TJ Edison
William Stephen Taylor, retired photographer, born Monday 13th of March 1944 in Crumpsall, Manchester.

Ex-karate instructor, ex-Royal Air Force,  ex-HGV driver, ex-baseball trainer, artist, actor and comedian.

Location: Wegberg, Germany.

E-mail: <[email protected]>

Moderator on www.softeampact.com under the pseudonym –  ‘Thomas’.

Present occupation, playwright, screenplay writer and Author of numerous science-fiction and thriller novels, novellas and short stories and poems, under the pseudonym: T. J. Edison.

Working at present on the stage play, “Two Many Witnesses”.


Sarah Tighe is an Australian-trained lawyer who has worked in national security and for the UN. She now lives in Venice, Italy, where she writes and consults for large Italian companies, drinks prosecco and occasionally dabbles in acting. Her works have been performed in Italy, Australia and the USA and she has won several awards for her writing.


Mbasa Tsetsana playwright author

Mbasa Tsetsana was Born in East London on the 1st of November 1991.  He is a theatre actor, writer and director and also acts and writes for the screen. The match was lit in 2004 by his then drama teacher, life coach and mother from another….Something!! Mrs. Joan Pike (bless your AMAZING soul). He was invited to audition for the 2004 Guild Theatre Pantomime CINDERELLA which was being directed by Amanda Bothma. He was cast as a palace footman and that day, his deep love and passion for the performing arts and drama was born.

Since then, Mbasa has acted in 12 stage productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT 2006 where he acted as Benjamin (directed by Michele Brandenburger), MOROUNTODOUN 2010, Mbasa’s first show in his first year at Rhodes University, which was directed by the nationally and internationally renowned Professor Andrew Buckland at the Rhodes Main Theatre, as well as his first female role and his debut at WITS University in RED SHOES 2012 which was staged at the WITS Main Theatre, devised in collaboration with the director, the internationally acclaimed Leila Henriques. He also had the honour of working with writer extraordinaire, Craig Higginson. Mbasa has also written shows, 5 to be exact, namely DID LITTLE RED REALLY RIDE THE HOOD (2006), PONDERELLA (2007), THE CHRONICLES OF JACK (2008) which is one of his more successful shows which was staged at The Arts Theatre Club in his home town of East London in the Eastern Cape, selling out to crowds for 3 of the 5 nights that it was on. In 2009 he also wrote and directed SIPHO AND ANTOINETTE, his South African twist of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, a show that dealt with cultural and traditional differences and how these difference can cause certain social and political trials and tribulations. In 2010, he directed, yet again, a portion of his THE CHRONICLES OF JACK at Rhodes University’s yearly artistic showcase INNOVATIONS. In 2011, his concept was once again selected to be staged at INNOVATIONS 2011 and this piece was entitled NDI NJE NJE, which was a collaboration between himself and the cast.  Mbasa bid farewell to Rhodes University in June of 2011 and in 2012 started a new journey in Johannesburg at WITS University.

Mbasa has also written for and acted on the screen. His first role in front of camera was in 2006. He was a supporting actor in Mlandu Sikwebu’s UMALUSI. This South African movie is set in a township in East London. In 2008, Mbasa wrote and directed his first short film having entered the 2008 Nab’Ubomi – This is Life! Eastern Cape School’s Short Film competition. The film was nominated for the best crowd scene, and won an award for the best supporting actor – Kevin Orpen. Mbasa then went on to write a screenplay entitled FALLEN ANGEL which was selected in 2013 by ETV’s EKASI: OUR STORIES series. In 2013, he also wrote and directed his most popular play, WAITING FOR NELSON, which was staged at the WITS School of Arts and WITS Theatre Orientation Week programme, a show that was well received by the WITS community and the greater Johannesburg area, filling the venue (The WITS Nunnery) 4 of the 5 nights and received 4 standing ovations. The play was again performed for the Drama For Life Master’s Class in April of the same year, where by there was a discussion of the play afterwards. Mbasa then received a publishing offer from OFF THE WALL PLAYS and has signed with the company.

Mbasa Tsetsana has worked with and studied under/ taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed theatre and television practitioners. He has had the pleasure and honour of working with the likes of Professor Andrew Buckland ( award winning writer and actor), Janet Buckland (award winning writer and director), Juanita Finestone-Praeg, Anton Krueger (award winning writer), Leila Henriques, Craig Higginson (internationally acclaimed award winning writer), Greg Homann (internationally acclaimed and award winning writer and director), Tsepo Mamatu, Associate Professor Kennedy Chinyowa, Associate Professor Sarah Roberts, Dr. Samuel Ravangai, Professor David Peimer (Internationally acclaimed award winning writer and director), Mpho – Osei Tutu (award winning actor and writer), Bailey Snyman (Award winning Choreographer and Physical Theatre practitioner), Alexandra Halligey, Akin Omotoso (award winning writer and director), and Dj Fresh.

Please do keep an eye out for this man. He humbles himself in everything that he does and ALWAYS puts God first. Life is a gift, but living it is a choice. Furthermore, we regret the things we don’t do more than the things we do and we should always remember that in the end it’ll be OK, and if it’s not OK, then it’s not the end.

Read Waiting for Nelson now.


Barbara Tuttle playwright

Barbara Tuttle’s stories, articles and devotionals appear regularly in numerous Christian periodicals, of various denominations. She was a participant in the University of Iowa Poet Writer’s Workshop.
When serving as Children’s Director in an inner city church, Barb wanted the kids to understand what it means to be doers of the Word. One Sunday morning, she ushered the children into a mock courtroom, where they found one of the beloved Sunday School teachers ‘on trial’ for being a Christian.
It made a big impression on the kids, and left a fire burning in Barb’s heart. The fire burned its way onto the pages of “Six Accusers,” – her first play! She has always loved the theater, and is so excited to explore this venue.
Website: http://www.barbaratuttle.com/


plays by author playwright Greg urbaitis

Greg Urbaitis is an author whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines around the country such as Lynx Eye, Fuel, The Saturday Afternoon Journal, Poetry Motel and Caprice. His collection ‘Crossing The Bridge’ is on sale at selected bookstores. He is the author of two novels, Lost In Boston and Friday Nights, as well as a number of screenplays including ‘A Christmas Special Special Christmas’. Greg resides in Nashville, where he hosted “A Night For Fugitive Poets”, winner of The Nashville Scene’s ‘Best New Poetry Night’, and was Poet Of The Month on raintiger.com in Feb. 2009. He is also an accomplished musician, having played for various artists from The Queers to Magnapop, Dolly Parton to Tiny Tim.

Read Uncovered, a romantic drama by Greg Urbaitis


Richard van akker playwright

Richard Van Den Akker lives in Vicksburg Mississippi and works as an Emergency Planner for Entergy Operations. Married to Sue for thirty two years they have three sons; Cory 31, Ryan 20 and Noah 16. In his spare time Richard fishes, acts, writes and is a Boy Scout Leader. Richard has been performing mainly at Vicksburg Theatre Guild in Vicksburg, Mississippi for fourteen years, and writing for ten. Richards writing is mainly comedies and Christian themed plays and skits. He has had eight dinner theater plays produced by Hawkins United Methodist Church to raise money for missions, and three full length children’s plays produced by the VTG Fairy Tale Theater.


I began working in high school drama back in 1966 where I wrote several short one acts for student productions. After high school I studied theatre briefly at the University of Houston in TX.

I did not complete my degree, but dropped out and worked successfully as an actor/singer/dancer in many musicals in community theatres, and dinner theatres in St. Petersburg, FL (i.e. see resume/list below). Ten years later I went to FSU and received a BA in Theatre. During these times I wrote a number of short playscripts.

After receiving my degree I worked in dinner theatre for several years before moving up north where I presently reside in Northern VA. In the last twenty years I have worked in some dozen productions in community and dinner theatres. I have also continued to work on writing short stories and plays.

Lakewood High School Drama: Wrote three one acts “Twenty Minutes in the Jungle”, “The Toy Shop”, “Earth’s Angel” for student productions. Acted/Danced in two one acts “Sunday Costs Five Pesos”, & “Dope”. Graduated High School 1968.

>University of Houston, TX Drama Dept: Acted in “The Adding Machine”
>Music Box Players, St. Petersburg, FL: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including “Anything Goes”, “Calamity Jane”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “The Fantasticks”, “Company”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “110 in the Shade”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” & “Naughty Marietta”
>St. Petersburg Little Theatre: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including “Two by Two”, “Camelot”, “A Midsummer Nights Dream”, “Oklahoma!”, & “Once Upon A Mattress”
>Performing Arts Company, St. Petersburg: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including “Little Mary Sunshine”, “Jacque Brel is Alive & Living in Paris”, & “The Fantasticks”
>FSU School of Theatre, BA Theatre: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including “Peter Pan”, “The Nearsighted Knight & the Farsighted Dragon”, “Dracula”, & “The Boys in the Band.
>Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including: “The Sound of Music”, “South Pacific”, “Desert Song”, “Mame”, “Student Prince”, “Meet Me in St. Louis”, & “Finian’s Rainbow”
>Lonestar Historical Drama, Galveston, TX: Actor/Singer/Dancer in two productions: “The Lonestar” & “Annie Get Your Gun”
>Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Woodbridge, VA: Actor/Singer/Dancer in productions including: “Once Upon a Mattress”, “Dracula”, “Oklahoma!”, & “Man of LaMancha”


playwright Chris We;zenbach

Chris Welzenbach’s biggest hit play is “Downsize” which was first produced in Chicago and later in St. Louis and following that was produced in translation in Buenos Aires, and later still produced in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It was “site specific” and performed in a men’s room. This was while he was a member of Walkabout Theater in Chicago. he also collaborated on a later piece they produced that was set in a Laundromat. ‘The Any Key‘ premiered at the Mary Arrchie Theater in Chicago.

Over the last few years he’s had a number of health setbacks, including a near-fatal brush with a rare blood disease, and now live in Moline, Illinois where he resides near my extended family. He has short stories published and am presently marketing a couple of novels to publishers and literary agents.


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