HOLY COW! Reading Series

Posted by MB - April 1, 2012

The HOLY COW! Reading Series is a bi-monthly reading of  plays about religion, faith, and life after death. How do we see the possibility of life after death today? What does it mean to be a person of faith? How does belief in an afterlife inform everyday actions and emotions? How does religion really effect the way human begins treat each other? How does a person of one faith live in our shared world of many beliefs? How does a person spend their lifetime if they believe they are moving towards an afterlife?

The HOLY COW! Reading Series explores the nature of what it means to believe in something in our modern world.

March 2012: A User’s Guide to Hell: Featuring Bernard Madoff by Lee Blessing

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Video Interview with Lee Blessing

May 2012: The Town of No One by Tariq Hamami

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Interview with Tariq Hamami

July 2012: The Religion Thing by Renee Calarco

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Interview with Renee Calarco

September 2012: This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa

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Downward Facing Debbie by David Caudle

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In 2011, we posted a challenge on our blog to write a short script 60 seconds in length that was “SIGHT specific” – about an event witnessed and/or experienced and “SITE specific” – set in a specific NYC location. Over the course of a year, we cast and shot all the following scripts:

South Ferry by Bara Swain

Guggenheim by Catherine Weingarten

No Drama by Benjamin Adair Murphy

Columbus Circle by Leah Benavides

The Bird by Mike Mariano

Joe Basile, Dan Patrick Brady, Carmen Gill, Julie Jesneck, 
Andrew William Smith, and Addie Walsh

Michole Biancosino (Director), Joe Varca (Editor), Rommel Garcia (Camera), Chris Kolmar and Tony Biancosino (Associate Producers)

THE BIRD (Wall Street) written by Mike Mariano, directed by Michole Biancosino, and starring Andrew Smith. Mike Mariano lives in New Jersey and writes plays that will make you happy.

COLUMBUS CIRCLE written by Leah Benavides, directed by Michole Biancosino. Leah Benavides is the co-founder of DreamStem Productions, she received critical acclaim for directing her recent production of Cowboy Mouth.

NO DRAMA (Hell’s Kitchen) written by Benjamin Adair Murphy, directed by Michole Biancosino. Benjamin Adair Murphy’s plays have been performed in New York, Chicago, Boston, and a few other less densely populated areas.

SOUTH FERRY written by Bara Swain, directed by Michole Biancosino. “An Evening with Bara Swain,” a series of 8 short plays, was recently performed at the Burt Reynolds Institute of Film and Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, and were directed by Mr. Reynolds himself. Her award-winning play, PRIZED BEGONIAS, has recently been adapted into a screenplay and post-production has been completed.

THE GUGGENHEIM written by Catherine Weingarten, directed by Michole Biancosino. Catherine Weingarten is a senior drama student at Bennington College and likes Wendy Wasserstein and old fashioned peach flavored ice cream.

On August 3rd, 2012 we hosted a reception and party for the winners at Bar 82 in the East Village celebrating the work.



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Posted by MB - July 29, 2000

About The Play

Alex is a photographer known for taking her subjects back through the tragedies they lived in their past. Prisons and war are her subjects secrets and her style is one of re-living. When she meets a former child soldier now living in Maryland her ethics and safety are brought into question as her artistic style is met with a trauma she may not be ready for.

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All photos by Erik Carter Photography


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LoveSick or Things That Don’t Happen

Posted by MB - February 8, 2000

 LoveSick or Things That Don’t Happen tours! Check out What’s Now for our next show! LoveSick or Things That Don’t Happen is an uproarious collection of modern love songs and stories on the most dreaded day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Amy gets dumped by Chuck right before prom. Susie and Stacy are bridesmaids and… 

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