» The Playwrights Project

 Since 1996, The Playwrights Project has produced and cablecast 24 original one – act plays including a behind the scenes documentary.  The productions  are the competition winners of the annual New Playwrights contest.  This project was created by Norman Hall, PATV Board member and professional TV and stage director.  Mr. Hall is a producer and the director of this award – winning PATV signature series.  

PATV is currently accepting new entries.

Winners for 2014 are: “Real Love” by Joe Feinstein and “Do You Dance?…continued” by Norman Hall

On set back row (L) Michael Peters, Marcelo Mendez, Grace Grella, Erica Bradley, Alex Serrano Jason Hodges and Laura Candan. Front row (L) Shirley Ann Bruno, Rebecca Farina, Nick LaTrenta, Norman Hall and Eevin Hartsough.

On set of “Real Love” by Joe Feinstein are: back row (L) Michael Peters, Marcelo Mendez, Grace Grella, Erica Bradley, Alex Serrano Jason Hodges and Laura Candan. Front row (L) Shirley Ann Bruno, Rebecca Farina, Nick LaTrenta, Norman Hall and Eevin Hartsough.

Original “One Act Play Competition” –  We are in our 18th year, and our winning plays have received multiple awards, from

Standing (L) Laura Candan, Marcelo Mendez, Michael Peters, Alex Serrano, Jason Hodges, Erica Bradley, Brendan Duffy & Shirley Ann Bruno.  Seated (L) Norman Hall and Lucile Lichtblau.

On the set of “Do You Dance?..continued” – Standing (L) Laura Candan, Marcelo Mendez, Michael Peters, Alex Serrano, Jason Hodges, Erica Bradley, Brendan Duffy & Shirley Ann Bruno. Seated (L) Norman Hall and Lucile Lichtblau.

both national and international film festivals in the professional categories.  TWO winning plays will be Cablecast on Public Access Television, Channel 20 (Cablevision) and Channel 37 (Verizon FIOS) and other Public Access Stations in various locations around the country.  A Showcase is held with a Q & A with the actors, director and playwrights.  The guidelines for submission are as follows: Original, Fifteen minutes in length, limited to three or four characters and one set – no children.  Entry fee of $5.00 per submission.  Limit is two entries per playwright.  Scripts will not be returned! Winner will be notified by PATV and posted on the website.   Submit typed manuscript to: The Public Access Television Corporation, ATT: “Playwrights Competition”, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL27, Lake Success, NY  11042. Prize will be a professional production of the winning play and $100.00 to the author.  This project is supported in part by North Shore Community Arts Council, and Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

 

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 On Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Great Neck Bowtie Squire Theater, PATV held the “Playwrights Showcase” premiere of the winning productions for 2014: “Real Love” by Joe Feinstein and “Do You Dance?..continued” by Norman Hall.

Play Marquis Showcase 2014

PATV Executive Director, Shirley Ann Bruno at the Playwright Showcase

PATV Executive Director, Shirley Ann Bruno at the Playwright Showcase

Playwrights shoot in the PATV studio with Shirley Romaine, Norman Hall and Shirley Ann Bruno.  Mike Peters and Erica Bradley are at the controls.

Playwrights shoot in the PATV studio with Shirley Romaine, Norman Hall and Shirley Ann Bruno. Mike Peters and Erica Bradley are at the controls.