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2014 FIRSTSTAGE ONE ACT CONTEST
Our distinguished judges quickly came to an unanimous decision.
First Place went to "THE LIGHTS OF OSSINING" by Raphael Falco.
Second Place went to "THE MEDIATOR" by Tom Stringer.
Third Place went to "FOR THE DREAM" by Mackenzie Jahnke.
If you were not able to attend, you may purchase a DVD of the evening for $30. Send your check to First Stage P.O.Box 48350 Los Angeles, Ca. 90048.
A big thank you to:
The literary committee: Jacob Edelman, Jacque Lynn Colton, Dan Roth, Arnie Weiss, and Dennis Safren for selecting the finalists.
Our distinguished judges: Virginia Morris, Dan Berkowitz, Ron Burch,and Lee Sankowich
Our wonderful directors: Sunil Vernekar, Jacque Lynn Colton, and Gera Hermann.
Our talented actors: Maureen Chesus,Melissa, Brandzei,Skip Pipo, Rosalie Alspach,Tommy Spaulding,Tom MIsuraca, Dan Roth, Dai Kornberg, Anita Borcia, Herman Poppe, Helen Duffy, and Frank Gangarossa.
Our technical director: Walter Ulisinky
Our camera operator: John MacDonald
And to all those who helped to make this evening a success.
First Stage Board of Directors
The 2014 PLAYWRIGHTS EXPRESS
We had so many good plays this year and the audience votes were very close, sometimes only a fraction of a point apart.
Best of the Festival: Felix Racelis for Grand Can.
Best Drama: Elise Marenson for Learn to Drive
Best Drama Runner-up: Lorey Hayes for Man on a Skewer
Best Comedy (tied for first place):
Michael Verderber for GPS:Gender's Problematic Situation
Christine Rosensteel for Torn Asunder
Best Comedy Runner-up: Elizabeth Gray for Shrink Rapped
Thanks again to our wonderful actors, directors, crew members, and to our hardworking Board of Directors without whom we would not have been able to bring you our 28th Playwrights' Express.