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George Smart

About George Smart

George Smart is a Boston based playwright who has been writing for the past five years. A social worker by day, he enjoys exploring the world as seen from a gay perspective in his writing. Read his full bio here.

Directors needed

January 18th, 2017 by

CALL FOR DIRECTORS – OTP’s GAY SHORTS by George Smart
Open Theatre Project is pleased to present its inaugural evening of short plays about gay men by award winning local playwright, George Smart on March 30-April 2 at Club Cafe. We are currently looking for 2-3 Directors to produce eight 10 Min Plays featuring prominent stories about Gay men. The directors chosen will approach the pieces as a collaboration, but may rehearse specific scripts / casts separately. Members of the LGTBQ identifying community are strongly encouraged to apply. There will be a stipend for this position. 
To request an interview please submit your RESUME and COVER LETTER to dustin@theopentheatre.com

If you are in the Phillipines in October 2016

September 30th, 2016 by

My short play “It Doesn’t” will be performed the 3rd & 4th week of October until 1st week of November at Power Mac Spotlight, Makati, Philippines.  If you are in the area I would love to hear how it went.

Pam Newton’s new play

September 7th, 2014 by

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Dear George,

I am embedding my newsletter regarding a full performance of the play I started at Playwright’s platform. It was called “Sassy” when I had a couple of readings with all of you, and the name has changed to Songs From the Moon. Here is the information with the most recent information. Thanks and see you in October, I hope. Best wishes, Pam Newton

The Dreamscape Project Group
Dreaming Up New Possibilities with Dance and Drama

Pamela S. Newton:
Artistic Director

August 29, 2014

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This second newsletter is a shorter one with some practical information about directions to the Robsham Theater Arts Center, parking near the theater and buying tickets. In three weeks we will be opening Songs From the Moon and hope that we will see many of you in the audience.

The Dreamscape Project Group is hard at work rehearsing, costuming, and polishing our production of Songs From the Moon. The music has been completed and recorded, we have play rehearsals two more days this week and a run-thru next Wednesday, and the choreography is being rehearsed over and over to refine it!

We have arranged for the Robsham Theater Box Office to handle our tickets for the September 19 and September 20 performances at 7:30PM. They will become available on September 9, 2014 through www.be.edu/robsham/tickets or you can call 617-552-4002.

Here is some information about getting to the show!

The Boston College’s MBTA “Green Line” (B) ends at the Boston-Newton boundary on Commonwealth Ave. It is across the street from St. Ignatius Church on Commonwealth Ave. Cross the street, walk by St. Ignatius Church and follow the perimeter road around to the first campus entrance. Walk into the campus at this point. The Robsham Theater Arts Center will be the third large building on your left. For more information, visit the MBT website at www.mbta.com.

If you are driving, parking is available for handicap parking directly behind the theater in the paved parking lot and across the street from the Robsham Theater Arts Center in the parking garage. To get to this garage, “The Commonwealth Avenue Garage,” use the intersection of St. Thomas Moore Road and Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. From St. Thomas More road, take Campanella Way into the campus and into the Commonwealth Garage. This will be on your right after you pass the theater. The fee to park on the weekends is $5.00 per exit.

Winners of the 2014 Playwrights Platform Festival

July 6th, 2014 by

Week One:
Best Actress: Linda Goetz as Raechka in Ludmilla Anselm’s play The Return.
Best Actor: Jacob Sherburne as Dan in Vicki Meagher’s play Loving Dick Cheney
Best Director: Megan Nussle for Vicki Meagher’s play Loving Dick Cheney
Week Two:
Best Actress:  Tracy Bickel in Lawrence Hennessy’s play Long Time
Best Actor:  Jim Manclark in Lawrence Hennessy’s play Long Time
Best Director:  Tim Diering for Lawrence Hennessy’s play Long Time

 

Dan Bancroft new plays

April 7th, 2014 by

Some good news. The one-act we read at PP in the fall was accepted to the 2014 Arundel Festival in sunny England! It was also accepted to the Last Frontier
theater Conference in Valdez  Alaska, but I’m not able to attend. See you Sunday. 

Dan Bancroft

Hortenese Directs Proof

April 7th, 2014 by

Greetings, Fellow Survivors of Winter 2014,

I trust this finds you well and looking forward to warmer days, as surely am I.
I’ve been working with four talented student actors in a production of PROOF by David Auburn.
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play
Here’s a description of the play in case you’re not familiar with it:
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician.  Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind.  The discovery of a mysterious notebook raises the question:  how much of her father’s genius – or madness – did she inherit?
WHERE: Yamawaki Auditorium
WHEN:
Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11 at 7 PM
and
Sat April 12 at 2 PM and 7 PM
Featuring:
Tim Doucette, Dan Fox, Micaela Haggerty, and Jamie Trevino
Directed by yours truly.
Free and open to the public.
On Friday night, there will be a reception at 6 PM with wine and snackage to view the set/art installation.
On Thursday and Saturday nights of the run at 6:30 PM, the doors will be open to the public to view the installation work, and to play with the cool augmented reality effects that are part of the project.
Hope you can make it!
In any event, do let me know how you’re doing.
Love to catch up with you soon.
Warm regards,
Hortense

Welcome to our new Website

January 29th, 2014 by

We are delighted to have our new website up and running.  Playwrights may have a problem seeing their profiles for the next week or so as we are working out a bug in the system.  Our thanks to Kenyon King who designed the new site to make it easier for everyone to access it and to post new items and change information on the site.  Enjoy

George Smart