We Are Family

This season is all about gifts and true meaning and spirit and love and food and new beginnings and family. Ah, that loaded word, “family.” What do I mean by family? Yes, there are the people we grew up with, the ones we are related to, but to me family is something more than that. [...]

Inspiring NEW Plays

This November the NEWvember New Plays Festival (which I co-produce) is celebrating its 5th year! Wow! In that time we’ve read thousands of plays and will be presenting our 30th new play reading this weekend (November 5-8). It is remarkable how much work goes into one weekend. Early in the year we go over the [...]

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol – Ireland

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play December 20-22, 2013 Powerscourt Theatre Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Dublin 2 Playwright Paul Nugent, based on Orson Welles’ radio play version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Director Paul Meade Cast Orson Welles (Scrooge) Paul Nugent Joe Cotten (Bob Cratchit) Cillian O’Donnachadha Arlene Francis (Belle) Maureen O’Connell George [...]

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol * Marlay House * Dublin, Ireland * AboutFACE

AboutFACE Theatre Company 22-23 DEC ’12 Marlay House Ballroom, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham PLAYWRIGHT Adapted by Paul Nugent from Orson Welles’ radio play version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol DIRECTOR Moira Walsh CAST ORSON WELLES (Scrooge) Paul Nugent JOE COTTEN (Bob Cratchit) Cillian O’Donnachadha ARLENE FRANCIS (Belle) Tara McKeever GEORGE COULOURIS (Marley) Alan Walsh BENNY [...]

NEWvember 2012 * Carpenter Shop Theater * Tivoli, NY

NEWvember New Play Festival Co-production with Tangent Theater Company & AboutFACE Carpenter Shop Theater Tivoli, NY 2012 Plays: Love/Sick A series of love stories – some gone wrong and others gone right – explore romance in the suburban jungle. Playwright: John Cariani The Prediction In 1935, a family of German Jews escapes the Nazis aboard [...]