Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival
An Evening of One Act Plays Written by Women


A Girl Wrote It is back again after its critical success in 2011.  This year, Wide Eyed Productions has upped the ante by bringing together some of the most gifted emerging and established female playwrights beingproduced today. 


From first flings and early love to failing bonds, exploration, and erotic courtship, the five stories in this year’s A Girl Wrote It will present comedies and dramas that explore relationships and contemporary issueswhich press and spark our imaginations.


Kicking off their fifth season with new Artistic Director Tim Butterfield at the helm, Wide Eyed Productions looks to establish itself as a new staple of the Off-Broadway scene with risk-taking, relevant theatre that highlights a richly talented and established ensemble of actors, directors, writers, and artists.



About the playwrights:


BEKAH BRUNSTETER was a part of A Girl Wrote It 2011 and is back again in 2012 with her play YES. Bekah has been produced Off-Broadway by The Atlantic Theater and Naked Angels. This fall Roundabout Theater will producer her play CUTIE AND BEAR and her play OOHRAH! is presently being produced at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. Bekah is currently writing for a new MTV series, Underemployed.


HEATHER LYNN MACDONALD is loaning her talents to Wide Eyed in the form of her play EARLY MICHIGAN. Heather has previously been produced Off-Broadway by The New Group for her play EXPATS at Theater Row.


DEIRDRE O’CONNOR has been produced recently in Chicago and Off-Broadway. She has won an Emmy for her work on The Electric Company and penned a segment for the Lifetime original movie FIVE. Wide Eyed is thrilled to be producing her play PENICILLIN for A Girl Wrote It.


LAURA MARIA CENSABELLA is Wide Eyed’s Resident Playwright for the 2012 season and two of her plays will be included in AGWISTONES FALL, BIRDS FLY and POSING. Laura’s plays have been produced or workshopped by Ensemble Studio Theatre (where she is a member and runs the professional Playwrights Unit) The Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays, The Women's Project & Productions, The Working Theatre, Interact Theatre in L.A., and the Belmont Italian American Playhouse (which commissioned her play SOME GIRLS). Her one act play INTERVIEWING MISS DAVIS was produced in 2010 in Ensemble Studio Theatre’s One Act Marathon of Plays. For 2010/2011 she received an EST/Sloan Foundation Commission to write a new science-based play.  Ms. Censabella has been awarded three grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts: two in playwriting for ABANDONED IN QUEENS and THREE ITALIAN WOMEN, and has also been a two-time participant in the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Her short play POSING was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and THE ACTUAL FOOTAGE won the Tennessee Chapbook Prize for Drama.



About The Shows:


YES:  The question has been asked, but HE wants certain assurances and SHE wants all the facts before answering.


PENICILLIN:  John attempts to butter-up Jen by telling her, of all the women he’s given an STD, she’s the only one he’s visited at the clinic.  “Deirdre O'Connor's unexpectedly moving PENICILLIN finds John (an oddball James McMenamin) attempting to butter up Jen (Nancy McNulty in a resourceful performance) by telling her that of all the women that he's given a sexually transmitted disease to, she's the only one he visited in a health clinic. Which somehow comes off sweeter than it sounds.”  - The New York Times


EARLY MICHIGAN: Pam and Serge visit their friends, Kyle and Mia, who escaped the demands of living in New York to start a family. Pam and Serge struggle to take the next step in their lives, whatever it may be.


POSINGElaine has a plan to lift her out of the misery of her life, but it requires the help of the gruff and abusive bartender, Pete.


STONES FALL, BIRDS FLY:  Lenny, a self-made aviator, lives in a world that tells him he belongs on the ground, but all he wants to do is fly.




About the Artists:


By - Judith Goudsmit

Dir. Kristin Hoffman

Trish - Liz White 



By Bekah Brunstetter

Dir. Brian Hanscom

Man - Andrew Harris

Woman - Sarah Cook



By Erin Singleton

Dir. Kristin Hoffman

Performer - Amy Lee Pearsall



By Deirdre O’Connor

Dir. Rebecca Hengstenberg

John - Michael Komala

Jenny - Ali Scaramella 



By Liz Magee

Dir. Kristin Hoffman

Performer - Carly Knight 



By Heather Lynn MacDonald

Dir. Paul Takacs

Pam - Judy Merrick

Serge - Sky Seals

Mia - Lisa Mamazza

Kyle - Patrick Bonck



By Judith Goudsmit

Dir. Judy Merrick

Jona - Savvy Clement 



By Laura Maria Censabella

Dir. Tim Butterfield

Pete - Nate Faust

Elaine - Dana Mazzenga



By Laura Maria Censabella

Dir. Sherri Barber

Lenny - Curzon Dobell


About the Company: Wide Eyed Productions

Wide Eyed Productions is a New York-based collective dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the creation of risk-taking, relevant theatre. Through a core ensemble committed to both the birth of contemporary works and the rebirth of classic texts, it is our goal through collaborative process to discover and create new theatre that stimulates the imagination and awakens the public's passion for high standards in performing arts.

Open:   04/19/12
Close:   05/13/12

Thursday thru Sunday
Thursday-Saturday: 8pm
Sunday Matinee: 3pm
Theater:   Richmond Shepard Theatre
Address:   309 E. 26th Street (between 1st & 2
New York, NY
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Cost:General Admission: $18 Students/Seniors: $10
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Company: Wide Eyed Productions         Official Web Site: www.wideeyedproductions.com