SI Shakespearean Theatre Presents Women’s Playwright Collective “Not Forgotten Play Festival” Tonight, Tomorrow


August 19 & 20 at 7:00pm

The “Not Forgotten Play Festival” (NFPF) is the Women’s Playwright Collective’s (WPC) focal point of its season, celebrating the new works created by that year’s Collective Members. The 5th NFPF will showcase the original works of the 2022 Collective Members, all around the theme of “Returning.” Returning to one’s self, the return of the inevitable, the return to the cosmos, and much more!

Not only will you, the audience members, be able to enjoy an evening of new works, but you will be able to have a hand in shaping our 2023 season by voting on which play will receive a staging in our April slot.

Playwrights in no particular order:

Esmè Marie Ng: “Liberty”

“Liberty” deliberates on whether or not it’s better to return or cut and run.

Directed by: Mya Burke

Teresa Wrobleski: “At The End”

“In The End” is a return to comfort in the face of the inevitable.

Directed by: Victoria Gullo

Kseniya Ignatova-Yates: “Beso”

“Beso” presents one woman’s necessary return to wounds that live just below the surface of daily life.

Directed by: Victoria Gullo

Nikki Dos Santos: “Short Girls Unite”

“Short Girls Unite” is a return to acceptance and understanding.

Directed by: J. Giachetti

Amanda DeLalla: “Cross-Stitch”

“Cross-Stitch” is an exploration of and return to our cosmic essences.

Directed by: Lauren Keffler

Kerry Robison: “Lifelines”

“Lifelines” is about returning to the connections that bring you back to yourself when you’re feeling lost.

Directed by: Lauren Keffler

Holly Pepe: “Game Night”

“Game Night” is a Return to honesty and self-acceptance.

Directed by: J. Giachetti

Courtney Emerson:” Flexible Fate”

“Flexible Fate” explores the return of control to one’s own destiny.

Directed By: Courtney Emerson

Special Musical Performance By: Laura and Melissa Casertano

Spotlight Theatre @ Empire Outlets Level 3

55 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

General Admission: $20, Student Seniors: $15

Click here to register

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