Malverne Community Theatre
David Coonan: President, Artistic Director
(teacher by day)
To read more about David, click here.
- The group started in 1967 but closed in 1970
- Coonan revived the Company in 2011
- Roughly 40 actors make up the Company
- They produce 3-5 productions per year
- Performances in Malverne/Lynbrook but site always changes : indoors / outdoors, farm, catering hall, museum, church
- Productions include: Original works, One Acts, Adaptations, Children’s plays, Shakespeare & Avant-Garde
Core Creative Team :
Cathy Temps – Technical Director
Michelle Cavill – Art Director
Bruce Liby – Publicity
Joe DiGirolamo – Graphic Design, Marketing
David’s Favorite Production : First Halloween show – a collection of Edgar Allan Poe works that were connected through themes, and staged, not read, in a tent on a farm. “ It was creepy and nerdy. “
David’s Favorite Performance : Portraying Ben, in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter
Memorable Incidents :
Had an actor in a recent production play all 7 of Snow White’s dwarfs at the same time.
Prepared a children’s show and after party to accommodate 35 – 40 kids and 150 showed up.
Still to Come : The group has plans to start a reading series, of plays, both new and old.