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Plays are now being accepted for this season's readings.
Email them to
For information about the Northport One-Act Play Festival
click on the 1-Act Play Festival tab.
Fall date to be announced.
​Northport One-Act Play Festival History
4 X 4 was performed at the Northport Public Library
​on September 11, 2019.
​If you missed 4 X 4 you can see it 
​​The ​10th Annual
​Northport One-Act Play Festival
was a rousing success!​
Plays performed ​at the Taste of the Fest
are highlighted below.​​

Highlights From Program 1

Highlights From Program 2​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The plays from the 2019 Festival
Program 1

​Friday, May 3rd​, 7:30 and Saturday, May 4th, 3:00
"Mistranslations" by Jack Rushton, directed by John Passadino
with Joe DiPietro and Annette Kirk.​
​"Timeshare" by Judy Klass, directed by Patrick Reilly,
with Alfio DiFranco and Cheryl Voros​.

"Scale" by Lori Londagin, directed by Liz DeFazio,
with ​Susan Emro and Peter Quinones.
"Alzheimer's Diary" by Steve Gold, directed by Stacey Portmore-Davies
with Laurie Atlas and Stacey Portmore-Davies.​
"Babushka" written and directed by Michael Solomowitz​
with Christina Cuff, Alex Edwards-Bourdrez,
​​Jill Linden and Harrison Ochs.
"Four Introductions" by Paul Bowman, directed by Larry Rinkel
with Avery Cohen, Ellie Eichenlaub and Mike Peraza.​

"The Good Rumor Man" by Frank Shima, directed by Jamie Haughney,
with Annamaria Christina, Taylor Dunn,
​Bailey C. Elis, Spiro Kitovas and Taylor Quaranta​.​
​Program 2
Saturday, May 4th, 7:30 and Sunday, May 5th, 3:00​
"Avocado Toast" by Ken Levine, directed by Jo Ann Katz
with Edis Delgado and Barbara Walsh.​
​​ ​​​ "A Visit ​​​​​In The Afternoon" by Fred Dennehy,
​​directed by Henry Brewer,
with Eirinn Kless and Joe Leary​.

"Just For One Day" written and directed by Maria Filippone
with Gina Marie and Rob Ripp.​
"The Monster Under The Bed" by Joseph Vitale, ​directed by Jeff Bennett
with Tim Dolan, Alfio DiFranco and Justine Waker.​
"The Father-Daughter Banquet" by Mike Solomonson,
​directed by Chery Manniello,
with Anthony DiFranco, Kylie McCormick and Lon Shomer​.

"Connection" written and directed by Peter Scarpinato​​​​​
with Nicolette Mango, Dayne Rasmussen and Vicki Rothman Milach.​

Many thanks to the playwrights who submitted plays
​that were not selected for the Festival:​​
Ann Fox, Anthony DiFranco, Arthur Pesin, Bethany Dickens, Caperton Tissot, Christine Emmert, Christopher Arena, Chuck Smith, Dana Jaffe, Dean Johanson, Delvyn Case, Donna Gordon, Edgar Chisholm, Eric Thomas, Francine Marinaccio, Frank Shima, Gloria Schramm, Greg Cummings, Jack Rushton, James Menges, ​Jim Polen, Joe Leary,
​John Passadino, Joseph Bulvid, Joseph Vitale, Judy Klass,
​Ken Langer, ​Ken Levine, Larry Maltin, Lawrence Rinkel,
​Leonard Goldisman, Les Abromovitz, Lori Londagin, Maria Welser, Marilynn Barner Anselmi, Michael Casano, ​Mike Solomonson,
​Nancy Palmento Schuler, ​Paul Bowman, Paul Trupia, Pete Mergel,
​Phoebe Tsang, Rex McGregor, Robert & Pamela Noll, Roy Proctor,
​Seth Freeman, ​Steven Bosch, Steven Doloff, ​Steve Gold,
​Steve McGraw, Steven Stewart, Susan Masters, Tammy Green, ​
​Tim Toepel, Tony Prestandrea.


Plays performed at the Taste of the Fest, April 29th
​are highlighted below.​

Performances Friday, April 13th 7:30 & Saturday, April 14th 3:00
Just Like The Movieswritten and directed by Peter Scarpinato
Mid Life Conversations written and directed by Maria Filippone
Graduation Party by Paul Bowman, directed by Tony Prestandrea
Bicycle Built For Two​​​​​ by Delvyn Case, directed by Larry Rinkel
Far From The Tree by Pete Mergel, directed by Patrick Sherrard
The Downbeat written and directed by Michael Solomowitz​​

Performances Saturday, April 14th 7:30 & Sunday, April 15th 3:00
Doctor, Doctorby Joan Antonicelli, directed by Jo Ann Katz
Addiction written and directed by John Passadino
Strange Vesselswritten and directed by Michael Leuci
Ledges by Joseph Vitale, directed by RJ Meyer
Surf's Upby Ken Levine, directed by Alex Edwards-Bourdrez
The Greyson Scale by Nelson Clark, directed by Stan Katz​​​​​​​​​​

 See Highlights from Program 1

​​​ ​See Highlights from Program 2

Many thanks to the playwrights who submitted plays
​that were not selected for the Festival:​​
Andrew Black, Ann Fox, Bruce Teifer, Conor O'Hagan, Craig Moeckly,
​David Hawley, Diane Haring, Frank Shima, Gloria Schramm, Jerry Casagrande,
​Jim Polen, Stan Gurvitz, Joe Hullett, Larry Maltin, Lawrence Rinkel,
​Leonard Goldisman, Lou Allacco, Marilyn de Poto, Marilynn Anselmi,
​Mark Speyer, Martin Zuckerman, Mercedes Lake, Michael Lyon,
​Nancie Pacheco, Pamela Noll, Paul Trupia, Rex McGregor, Scot Walker,
​Steve Gold, Steven Bosch, Tammy Green, Tony Prestandrea,
​Virginia Reynolds, and Zachary Jack.

​The video of our September 12, 2018 performance
"A Comic Look at Relationships"
a staged reading of four comedies
is now on YouTube here.
​​The 8th Annual ​2017 Northport One-Act
​Play Festival Was a Great Success
And so was ​The Taste of The Fest
4 Plays Highlighted Below​​​​

Program 1: Fri, ​April 28th 7:30pm & Sat, April 29th 3:00pm.

The Genie by Lou Allacco
High Cheekbones by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Letting Go by ​Gloria Schramm
Trail Mix by Patrick Sherrard
Lost in Space-The Musical by Charles Calabrese and Michael West​
Dressed To Kill by Delvyn Case
Johnny and Pete in Paradise by Michael Lydon

​Program 2: ​Sat, April 29th 7:30pm & Sun, April 30th 3:00pm​
Changing Times by ​Paul Trupia
Marvin Jaminsky by Larry J Maltin
Smiley by Elena Naskova, Directed by John Passadino
​​​A Thousand Words by Frank Shima
Voices by Marcia Slatkin
Quincy's Ghost by Geoffrey Craig
Characters by Michael Solomowitz​,

See Highlights from the Festival
Program 1
Program 2​​​​​​​

​​​​7th Annual 2016 Festival was a great success
​and so was the Taste of The Fest on April 24th, ​a selection of
​the highlighted plays below at The Northport Public Library.

PROGRAM 1: Fri, April 15th 8pm & Sat, April 16th 2pm
​​The Eulogy (A True Story) by Jim Polen
Going to Paris by Paul Trupia
Aphrodite's Dance by Patrick Sherrard
Nobody Likes You and You Have No Friends by Emily Eisen
Dress For Success by Delvyn Case​
Memories by John Passadino

PROGRAM 2​: Sat, April 16th 8pm & Sun, April 17th 3pm
Do You Take This Man? by Geoffrey Craig
King's Ravine by Mike McKenna​​​​​​​​​​​​
First Impressions by Michael Solomowitz
Traffic Jam by Bonnie Corso​
Waxer by Carol Elkins
Geoffrey Craig signed his new historical novel
"Scudder's Gorge"​​ during intermission.

See Excerpts From the 2016 Festival:​​
Highlights of Program 1
Highlights of Program 2

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 6th Annual 2015
​Northport ​One-Act Play Festival
A Successful Weekend

Program 1: Saturday Matinee and Evening
The Wedding by Arnold Kane
The Dunes by Mike McKenna
The Phenix Retirement Club by Ann Fox
What Did You Do on Summer Vacation? by Delvyn Case, Jr​​
I Was Named By My Mother by Michael West
Dueling Monologues by Charles Calabrese & Marion Gayer
The Mean Old Man by Rob Previto​​​​​
Program 2: Sunday Matinee and Evening
Denny, Lenny and Rose by Patrick Sherrard
The Kempinski Surprise by SJ Richardson
A Show Dog's Tale by Nancie Xirinachs​​​​
Tea Leaves by Brian J Murphy
​Dry Eyes by Paul Rawlings
A Real Step Up by Geoffrey Craig​​​

See Excerpts From ​​the 2015 Festival
WATCH Program 1
WATCH​​ Program 2

The 5th Annual Northport ​One-Act Play Festival
March ​28-30, 2014
The Festival was a rousing success.
It was followed by "The Taste of The Fest"
A Selection of 4 Plays​ Highlighted Below

See clips from the 2014 Festival​​
​​Program 1 - Fri, Mar 28th 7:30 or Sat, Mar 29th 2:00
My Friend​​​​​​​ Edd written and directed by John Passadino
with Linda Penz, Lisa Rozza Haft, E​dd Ohlsen & Mike Horn
Chasing Ponies by Chris Hackert, directed by Stan Katz
with Jen Dorcic & John Dorcic​
Red Widow written and directed by Rob Previto
with Trevor Firetog & Justine Waker​​​​ by Michael West, directed by Jo Ann Katz
with Melissa Kempton, Charles Calabrese, Toby Tobias & Joe Kassner​
Take Half by March Schrader, directed by Brooke Turner
with Michael Mingoia & Anthony Fava

One Simple Pill and a Bottle of H2O written and directed by Barry Ernst
with Maria Russo Schwartz & Yank Adler​
Honey-Do written and directed by Don Intonato
with Bob Olenuk, Bob Oliver & Jim Polen​​​​
Program 2 - Sat, Mar 29th 7:30 or  Sun, Mar 30th 3:00
Plastic Guilt by Ann Fox, directed by Bruce Teifer 
with Charlotte Koons
song "Don't Throw It Away"
​ written & performed by ​Lois Morton​
Love Is a 4 Letter Word by Arnold Kane, directed by Maria Capp
with Maria Capp & Vincent Ticali​

Confiscation by Geoffrey Craig, directed by Jo Ann Katz& Nancie Xirinachs
with Maria Pusateri, ​Gina Haver & Keith McHugh
Reentry by March Schrader, directed by Bruce Teifer
with Charlotte Koons & Bruce Teifer​
Who So Gives Up This Woman? by Stephanie Garrison, directed by Rob Previto
with Mike McKenna, Melissa Dotterman & Lisa Rozza Haft​

Chess With Edison by David Vazdauskas, directed by David Rosenberg
with Gina Haver, Bruce Hollander, Charles Calabrese & John Grosso​​​​

​​​​​​The 4th Annual Festival​ Was a Great Success
And Introduced ​"Best of the Fest"
A selection of plays from the Festival
(hightlighted in redbelow)​

See Them on YouTube

Program 1: Plays #1 - #7
​Fri, Apr 12th, 7:30pm or Sat, Apr 13th, 2:00pm
1. "Little Donkeys & Elephants" byJonathan Joy​
Directed by​ Richie Applebaum
with Gabrielle Mank and Finn MacDevitt​
2. "Bedtime Story" by David Zinman
Directed by​ Richie Applebaum​
with Jerold Snyder​
3. "Fair Shake" by Jeffrey Gold
Directed by​ ​Stacey Portmore-Davies
with Alex Nartowitz and Bob Chanin​
4. "Hidden in The Past" by Michael Casano​​​
Directed by​ Jo Ann Katz​
with Ilyssa Baines, Lois Morton and Jim Polen​
5. "Cancer With a Twist" by Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue
Directed by​ Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue​
with Daniel ​Donohue, Mel Squires and Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue
6. "The Conversion" by Rob Previto
Directed by​ Rob Previto​
with Justine Waker, RJ Meyer and Gina Scarda​
7. "Date From Hell" by Christopher Hackert
Directed by​ Jo Ann Katz​
with Larry Chorowski,​​​​ Maria Russo-Schwartz, Bob Oliver and Trevor Firetog

Program 2: Plays #8 - #14
​Sat, Apr 13th, 7:30pm or Sun, Apr 14th, 3:00pm
8. "Mister Wonderful" by Richard RCorapi​
Directed by​ Bruno Ceschini​
with Bruno Ceschini, Lois Thomas, Marietta Alvardo, ​and Larry Hart
9. "My Turn" by Janine Sadowski
Directed by​ Patrick Reilly​
with Katherine Reilly, Kelly Ronayne and Kevin Russo
10. "Madame Tanya" by Gloria g. Murray
Directed by​ ​Ray Palen
with Gina Haver, Maris Kastan, Linda Randolph, Jerold Snyder and Michelle Torres​
11. "Survivor's Story" by Bradley Zarlin & John Passadino
Directed by​ John Passadino​
with Robin Schoenfeld Radler, Yank Adler, Charlotte Koons and Alexa Adler
12. "How I Climbed a Tree, Slipped And Fell In Love" by Barry Ernst
Directed by​ David Rosenberg​
​with ​Gina Haver and Daniel Rodrigo

13. "Forget Me Not" by Stephanie Garrison
Directed by​ Stan Katz​
with Charlotte Koons, Michelle Torres, Jen Dorcic and Lauren Esposito​
14. "You Are Now a Tango Dancer" by Claude Solnik​​​​​​
Directed by​ Chery Manniello​
with Kathleen Nadal, ​Lisa Berman, Jack Seabury and Keith McHugh

What Northport Plays has been up to:

"Random Us"​​ written and directed by Patrick Sherrard
was presented on November 22 &23, 2014
to a record breaking and appreciative audience.​
Northport Plays at Manhattan Repertory Theater
The World Premiere of
Written by Anthony Pacilio
Directed by Jo Ann Katz
Jean Brown, Johnny Greenlaw,
Charlotte Koons, Bruce Teifer,
and Michelle Torres
July 29th, Aug 4th, and Aug 5th, 2012 

Award Winner at The 2012
Northport One-Act Play Festival
Written by Bruce Teifer
Directed by Jo Ann Katz
with Jim Bradley, Don Odell,
Bruce Teifer, and Michelle Torres.
September 20th, 22nd, and 23rd, 2012

The 2012 Northport One-Act Play Festival was
March 30th & Mar 31st at 7:30pm and April 1st at 3:00pm
Free Community Presentation, Sat, March 31st, 2:00pm
addressed the issue of "Combating Bullying"
followed by panel discussion of this important issue

Friday, March 30th, 7:30pm Program
Saturday, March 31st, 2:00pm Program
Saturday, March 31st, 7:30pm Program
Sunday, April 1st, 3:00pm Program
To See Festival Flyer click here

  In Memory of Douglas MacLeod The Festival 
Presented His Play "Interview" on Saturday, March 31st, 7:30pm.

Excerpts from the 2012 Northport One-Act Play Festival
are now on YouTube!!!

For Rising Star Award Winners 
For Excerpts of Combating Bullying

Winners of the 2012 Rising Star Awards:

Fri, Mar 30th, 7:30 PM - “Accentuate the Positive”
Best Playwright - Claude Solnik for "All the Sandcastles in the Sahara"
Best Director - Henry Brewer for "This Ain't Little League"
Best Actor - Keith McHugh in "This Ain't Little League"
Best Actress - Bobby Ruth in "All the Sandcastles in the Sahara"
Best Supporting Actor - Ray Palen in "Railroad Universe"
Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Kempton in "For Bobby"

Sat, Mar 31st, 7:30 PM - “The Human Condition”
Best Playwright - Bruce Teifer for "The Helmet Light"
Best Director - Pam Karchinski for "Beneath the Surface"
Best Actor - Alex Edwards-Bourdrez in "Kid Coud and The Cougar"
Best Actress - Gina Haver in "Beneath the Surface"
Best Supporting Actor - John Passadino in "The Beatuitudes"
Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Torres in "The Helmet Light"

Sun, Apr 1st, 3:00 PM - “April Fool”
Best Playwright - Anthony Zumpano for "Unless"
Best Director - Christopher Hackert for "Help Unwanted"
Best Actor - Christopher Hackert in "Help Unwanted"
Best Actress - April Keough in "The Supreme Beings"
Best Supporting Actor - Kevin Colberg in "Unless"
Best Supporting Actress - Sara Ernst in "Unless"

Sat, Apr 9th, 2:00 PM
“Combating Bullying”
 Special thanks to: 
Richie Vernillo for allowing the inclusion of his video,
to Marla Lewis for her performance of her song "Leap of Faith,"
and to all the playwrights, directors, actors and panel members
 who made this performance possible.

All performances were followed by refreshments to benefit St Paul's United Methodist Church.

All Performances at The Playhouse at St Paul's
St Paul's United Methodist Church, 270 Main Street, Northport, NY
For information e-mail or call (631) 223-8053

"creating a place for new innovative theater"