POLLYWOG

Genre: Reading
Written by John P. McEneny, Directed by Annie Montgomery

Pollywog is about a young girl from a conservative Christian community whose life becomes undone during her senior year when she falls in love with an atheist refugee from the republic of Georgia.  This play is appropriate for middle school and high school audiences.


About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences

Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.

Open:   06/07/14
Close:   06/08/14

Schedule:
Saturday, June 7 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 8 at 3:00pm:
6/7/2014
6/8/2014
Theater:   Provincetown Playhouse
Address:   133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students.
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200

John P. McEneny is the drama teacher at William Alexander Middle School for the past 16 years in Brooklyn.  He is the artistic director for Piper Theatre Productions which he founded with his lovely sister, Rachel in 2000.  He has written multiple youth plays including Mayla the Monkey Girl (published by Playscripts inc), Grippe of October (published Wasteland Press), Cold April (Best Play Anthology 2008 Strawberry Fest and later a film by Mike Smith Rivera www.coldapril.com), Aposiopesis (published Smith & Krause’s 2013 Best Ten Minute Plays and 2013 Best Men’s Monologues).  His 2013 adaption of The Island of Doctor Moreau performed at 59E59 East of Edinburgh Festival as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won the Five Stars Bobbie award for best play. His other plays include Midnight Circus, Hydra (with Rachel Rear), Boy in the Iron Mask, Very Bad Girl Scouts, and Puppet Children. For Piper, he has directed Frankenstein, Xanadu, Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer, Othello, Twelfth Night, Wall of Badalalo, and the upcoming Mr. Splitfoot about the clairvoyant Fox Sisters and the Spiritualist movement of the late 19thcentury.  He is adjunct faculty at CUNY Creative Arts Team and teaches classes on Process Drama and Devising Theatre with Young People. He earned his MA in Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt.

ANNIE MONTGOMERY is TAG’s Co-Director, and Director of Professional Development. Based in Brooklyn, she is a career teaching artist with more than 15 years of experience.  She has taught for a variety of cultural organizations including Lifetime Arts Organization, (Out)Laws & Justice, Creative Theatrics in Brooklyn, the New York Public Library, and the Brooklyn Public Library. Currently she is a teaching artist for The New Victory Theatre where she is also a member of the Teaching Artist Enrichment Team responsible for peer mentoring and observation.  She also teaches for Disney Theatrical productions and is the Captain of Assessment and Special Projects. She teaches several creative aging workshops in memoir and performance for Lifetime Arts through local library systems.  Last year, she researched designed, coordinated, and was the lead teacher for two 3-day training institutes for teaching artists in creative aging for Lifetime Arts in Albany and New York City. She has led professional development workshops for teaching artists and New York City classroom teachers for the New Victory Theatre, Disney, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Community Word Project, The West Valley Arts Council, and Lifetime Arts. She has presented and spoken at several conferences including AATE, Face to Face, NCTE, AIE, Common Ground, and the NYU Forum in Citizenship and Applied theatre. Annie is an active professional theatre artist. She is a founding member of A Space Between Theatre Company. She wrote, collaboratively devised, and acted in their production of "The Red Dress" in New York City. She also has acted in several regional theaters including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, George Street Playhouse, The Hangar Theatre and The Wayside Theatre. She was also the lead role of Lisa in the Off-Broadway production of "That Ilk.”  She is a member of Actor's Equity. She earned an MA from NYU in educational theatre (‘06), and a BFA in acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.