Read about IVP's In Their Footsteps: A Play About the Women Who Served in the Vietnam War

Alison Preece of OnStage Blog about Infinite Variety's Productions' In Their Footsteps.

"Some were nurses; some were trained military; some were volunteers. They all went to Vietnam to serve their countries, and were shocked to find themselves in the middle of a war like none they’d ever heard of. They were expecting conditions comparable to the Korean War, where the battles had designated areas and the base was protected. The Viet Cong employed guerilla-style tactics, and no area was off limits to attack.

As a result, even women who volunteered with the Red Cross as part of its Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (S.R.A.O) program, expecting to see zero combat, found themselves in danger zones."

http://www.onstageblog.com/new-blog-1/2018/7/9/the-vietnam-war-in-the-words-of-the-women-who-served-at-59-e-59th

Leanard Jacobs writes about In Their Footsteps in the Clyde Fitch Report.

"Thousands of young American women were sent to Vietnam — at least 7,500, according to one source. Whatever the total number was, if you don’t think we talk enough about their stories, then In Their Footsteps is a play you want to know about."

http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2018/06/women-vietnam-footsteps/

The C Word World Premiere

My short play The C Word will make its premiere in NYC as part of Vulcan Theatre Company's Forge Night - An Evening of New One Act Plays.

I wrote The C Word shortly after a health scare in February 2018. The C Word follows Darcy shortly after she sees a spot on a mammogram. She contemplates how her life will change with a cancer diagnosis to a stranger she meets in a park, Ben. Darcy jumps to some extremely rash notions and impulsive changes to her life all while Ben tries to comfort her.

Tickets available below!

https://vulcantheatre.brownpapertickets.com

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In Their Footsteps

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July 13-14 was the sold out run of Infinite Variety Productions' In Their Footsteps at 59E59 Theaters. Ann Kelsey and Judy Jenkins Gaudino, two of the lady's portrayed in the play about the women that served in the Vietnam war, and our biggest fans, came to see and hear their own oral histories performed. What an honor it has been to know them and to have a part in telling their stories.

The C Word

The C Word

My short play The C Word will be performed at the Access Theater as part Vulcan Theatre Company's Forge Night of One Acts on July 31st at 7:30pm. Tickets available https://vulcantheatre.brownpapertickets.com

Darcy has gotten a medical scan and fears the worst. She bumps into a stranger in a park, Ben, who unsuccessfully tries to quell her fears. Darcy drags Ben into an adventure fueled by a need to change her boring life into a life filled with risk taking.

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In Their Footsteps

Infinite Variety Productions is a non-profit theater company based in NYC. Our show In Their Footsteps is an ensemble piece made up of real testimonies of five women who were in Vietnam during the war. The women featured were volunteers in Special Services, WACs, an Army Nurse, and a Donut Dollie. Lilly, Jeanne, Judy, Lucky and Ann talk about their work, thoughts on the war, sexual harassment, Agent Orange, PTSD, living through the Tet Offensive and the courageous young men they met in the most horrific of circumstances.

For Tickets:

infinitevarietynyc.org.

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The Gopher Method

My short play, The Gopher Method, will be in The Complete Theatre NYC One Act Festival.

It's about two lovers trying to rekindle their relationship when thrown together at a family's Valentine's Day party.

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In Their Footsteps is Going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

In Their Footsteps has been accepted into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

The play is made up of real testimonies of women serving their country during the Vietnam war. The women featured were volunteers in Special Services, WACs, an Army Nurse, and a Donut Dollie. Lilly, Jeanne, Judy, Lucky and Ann talk about their work, thoughts on the war, sexual harassment, Agent Orange, PTSD, living through the Tet Offensive and the courageous young men they met in the most horrific of circumstances. It’s beautiful, heart-breaking, brave and awe-inspiring. 

We need your help to perform their courages stories in Edinburgh. Please check out our funding campaign below and consider donating or share with friends!

https://www.gofundme.com/ivpfootstep

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In Their Footsteps

I was fortunate to portray Jeanne Christie in In Their Footsteps, a play about women serving in Vietnam by Infinite Variety Productions. The more I hear about their stories the more in awe of them I am.

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Plays and Pizza

My short play Breakups and Cronuts premiered at the Plays and Pizza reading series at Lucky Jack's Bar. It got a lot of laughs!

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Love Drunk Series 13

Two new short plays, Poison and Wine and Ariathne, will be featured in the Love Drunk Series 13 on Nov 19th at the Drama League.

Three playwrights choose two vintage photos and write a short piece about them.

https://www.facebook.com/lovedrunkseries/posts/1473927852643861

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Photo for Poison and Wine

 

 

THESPIS Festival 2016

Rehearsals have begun for An Almost, a short play will be performed at this year's Thespis Festival.

Starring:
Eric Novak
Brent Hampson
Niki Hatzidis

We all have that person that ruined us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all got the opportunity to say all the things we ever wanted to say to them? Elliot is still grappling with the impact Max has left on him, so he has created a circumstance in which he can tell her everything.

Like our Facebook page, Thespis Festival Presents: An Almost to get more information leading up to the first show.

For Tickets Visit- http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/an-almost

 

 

New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominations

Steel Birds written by Anastasia Rutkowski and Niki Hatzidis has been nominated for two NYIT Awards this year; Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and Outstanding Original Full-Length Script.

The play had it's premiere production in March 2016 at the EstroGenius Festival.