Woodside Players of Queens Summer Play Festival 2018

June 2nd, 2018 2pm
Queens Library Astoria Branch Auditorium
14-01 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria NY 11105

Free admission

This performance repeats June 16th at the Steinway Reformed Church 41st and Ditmars Astoria, at noon. Bring lunch!

J. Gulotta – The Adventures of Lil Ms. Buckaroo
Nelson Diaz-Marcano – El Yunque In English
Lane Northcutt – Secretary
Fernando Segall – Soft Water
Barry Morris – Scared
Ellen Abrams – Relations
Joe Passarella – God and the Book Publisher
Zan Hall – The Mysterious Luggage
Alison Lowenstein – A Sinking Star
Brysen Boyd – Elephant
Margo Krasne – Earrings
Nancy Kelton – Finding Mr. Rightstein

The Woodside Players of Queens and Equity Library Theater of New York present a staged reading of: Aunt Maggie’s Will, a comedy by Elizabeth Gale.

Saturday, May 12 at 12 PM – 1 PM
NYPL Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library
203 W 115th St, New York, New York 10026

“Madeline is getting married, and is due to inherit a large sum of money, only if she can prove herself an excellent housewife!”

The cast of ten recreates this comedy from 1910, fully staged and costumed. Free admission. Groups welcome. More info 631 898 4205

Gale’s plays are part of a tradition known as ″parlor plays,″ which are written for small groups of amateur performers to produce in their homes. In Amateur Dramas for Parlor Theatricals, Evening Entertainments, and School Exhibitions (1867), George Melville Baker describes parlor plays: “The plots are simple, and easy of comprehension by the most inexperienced amateur. The stage-directions are carefully noted; no scenery is required; the furniture and properties can be readily supplied; and all of the pieces can be represented in the house or exhibition-hall.” Although simple in many ways, parlor plays can sometimes offer insights into complex political views, since they often function as propaganda for a particular political position. Gale’s plays most often advocate an anti-suffrage position.

Jane – Saturday Lawson
Priscilla – Hailey DePoto
Bessie – Malinda Logan
Madeline – Kinga Nowak
Minnie – Lil Rhee
Julie – Jacklyn Lisi
Henrietta – Dakota Wollmer
May – Kate Hoffman
Sims – Tiffany Darden
Delia – Sarah Galvin

Johnny Culver directs.


2019 Long Island Community Theatre Awards?

Many Long Island community theatre members have expressed an interest in having an awards show similar to the Tony Awards. We are curious whether this would be of interest to you!

Similar to the Tony Awards, the Long Island Community Theatre awards would be held at a local venue and would recognize achievements in acting, directing, sound, etc.  Individuals and theatres do not have to be VTAA members to attend, participate, vote, or win an award.

Just like other award shows, we would have a special award to recognize community theatre actors/staff not located in the Long Island area.  As you can see, we have many details to work out and are willing and eager to bring this to fruition if you are interested so please let us know! Also let us know if you would like to be on the planning committee!


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