152 episodes

New Voices, New Vision
AIRPLAY - Radio Theatre
Hosted by Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger, Joe Izen
and Lani Cerveris-Cataldi

Produced by Rachel Love

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New Voices, New Vision
AIRPLAY - Radio Theatre
Hosted by Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger, Joe Izen
and Lani Cerveris-Cataldi

Produced by Rachel Love

    AirPLay Presents: Desperado by Dr. Vivian Dorsett

    AirPLay Presents: Desperado by Dr. Vivian Dorsett

    Desperado
    by Dr. Vivian Dorsett, PhD
    Linda is currently receiving counseling in her psychiatrist's office when her multiple personalities start to interrupt the sessions as Dr. Walker attempts to maintain control. Linda has to gain control over her personality so she won't be committed to a mental institution and lose custody of her own children to child welfare. Birdie tries to assist Dr. Walker, but Linda doesn't trust her.
    Vivian Dorsett (Playwright) Vivian is a college instructor and has produced and directed theater at a collegiate and community level. Her most recent acting debut in Community Theater was Vagina Monologues. Most of her playwriting is based on social justice and represents marginalized populations.
    Carrie Wesolowski (Linda): A career woman with multiple personalities-- Penny, a surly teenager, and Veronica, an angry, aggressive adult.
    Born and raised in NYC, Carrie's a co-host of AirPlay and regular contributor to AirPlay as Actor/Director. Carrie's recent credits include directing the opera The Bird Lady at The National Opera Center, playing Mandy in Theater for the New City's Dermalogic and directing and playing the female lead Destiny in Simon Says, a finalist in Playbill VTF Live and Manhattan Rep's Stories Film Festival. Upcoming projects include supporting roles as Helen Hayes/Julia in Coni Koepfinger's Live From The Bardo: My Dinner With Mary in January 2022 at Theatre for the New City in NYC directed by the legendary Dan Carter.
    Beth Griffith (Birdie) Linda’s biological mother who has a 7th grade education and has been emotionally absent throughout Linda’s life.
    Beth has performed with HERE Art Center, LaMaMa, NYTW, New Ohio Theatre, New York City Opera, International WOW, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges,Medicine Show Theatre, Theater For The New City, New York Workshop Theater, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab, Music We’d Like to Hear (London), Sachiyo Ito’s DanceJapan and The Flea. Upcoming performances with: The Hearth, Crossways Theatre, Broadway Bound Festival and Out of the Box Theater.
    Matt Matthews (Dr. Walker, Psychiatrist) Matt immigrated to California from Texas many years ago. He is an actor, singer, theatre director, choral director, and voice for hire. Recent Zoom projects include Dermalogic, as Stansfield, and Yellow Ribbons, as director. Some favorite roles: Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol and Gremio in Taming of the Shrew.

    • 39 min
    Airlay Presents: Live from The Bardo: My Dinner with Mary

    Airlay Presents: Live from The Bardo: My Dinner with Mary

    Live from The Bardo: My Dinner with Mary
    by Coni Koepfinger and Dan Carter
    When destiny reunites two long estranged actresses, new realities open to give them a peek backstage at their real lives in Live from the Bardo: My Dinner with Mary.
    Mary Tierney (Mary) Mary started her acting career in Dublin, where she worked for five years. After returning to NYC she started her own theater, The BillyMunk and the last three decades she spent at Theater for the New City.
    Mary Ellen Ashley: (Mary Ellen) Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Producer of Broadway,
    Television, and Film, her resume includes many Off-Broadway credits. She also spent many years in regional theaters, including playing Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly 11 times, and was in Music Man; Funny Girl, Cabaret; Best Little Whorehouse, 42nd Street. Fiddler;Gypsy just to name a few….
    Carrie Wesolowski (Julia/Helen Hayes) Born and raised in NYC, Carrie's a co-host of AirPlay and regular contributor to AirPlay as Actor/Director. Carrie's recent credits include directing the opera The Bird Lady at The National Opera Center, playing Mandy in Theater for the New City's Dermalogic and directing and playing the female lead Destiny in Simon Says, a finalist in Playbill VTF Live and Manhattan Rep's Stories Film Festival.
    Félix E. Gardón (Jose Ferrer) Félix is a native Puerto Rican actor/artist/activist who was the artistic director and board chair of Los 4 Gatos Theater Company, a bilingual Puerto Rican troupe supported by Pregones theater. He has performed and worked with the Medicine Show Theater show since 2000. Felix is also an abstract artist, student of the late master modern art painter Omiros Hriso, and works in the mediums of acrylic and Polaroid manipulation.
    Katherine Elliot (Katherine Hepburn) Cofounder/Actor/Producer-Wild Banshee. Former producer/performer-The Tempest Ladies (The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Off-Broadway producer/performer (Sammy’s Bowery Follies, Dog Sees God). Producer/performer (Paulette Goddard) Hannah, Can You Hear Me? - Best Arts Film, Cannes Festival. Director-The One And Only Amanda Palmer... Served on the Board of Directors for The League of Professional Theatre Women.
    Byron C. Saunders (Joseph Jefferson) Arts Management Consultant /Actor / Director / Producer / Dramaturge / Historian / Radio Talk-Show Personality / Civil Rights
    Advocate. Byron’s highlights and many credits currently include working as an independent Arts
    Management Consultant helping artists and arts organizations with grants administration, fund
    development, marketing, public relations, event planning, and capacity growth and management.
    Beth Griffith (Announcer) Beth has performed with HERE Art Center, LaMaMa, NYTW, New Ohio Theatre, New York City Opera, International WOW, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges,Medicine Show Theatre, Theater For The New City, New York Workshop Theater, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab, Music We’d Like to Hear (London), Sachiyo Ito’s DanceJapan and The Flea. Upcoming performances with: The Hearth, Crossways Theatre, Broadway Bound Festival and Out of the Box Theater.

    • 20 min
    AirPlay Presents: WITHIN THE RAIN and REINDEER TROUBLE By Jeff Dunne

    AirPlay Presents: WITHIN THE RAIN and REINDEER TROUBLE By Jeff Dunne

    By Jeff Dunne
    Reindeer Trouble: Poor Dwinky the Elf is having trouble with his reindeer, which seems to have taken a time out on account of something that looks suspiciously like death. Pinkle, a service-elf from Rudolph's Reindeer Repair, has come to check out the situation, but is not able to provide much help.
    WITHIN THE RAIN
    By Jeff Dunne
    Within The Rain: When looking at the places between and within the rain, Samantha has found something rather unexpected… and utterly spectacular.

    Jeff Dunne began writing plays actively in 2017, and has since created over one hundred and fifty scripts, the majority for stage but some for screen and radio as well. His works have won numerous awards and festivals, and been seen on-stage and in film productions across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Asia. You can learn more about Jeff’s works by visiting www.bearcreations.org.
    Jak Prince – Jak
    jakprince3@gmail.com
    Jak began his acting career at age 6 as a lion in the first grade play Since then he has been in over 150 plays as a lead or featured actor in works ranging from Shakespeare, Shaw, Williams and Vidal. In recent years he has been an award winning scenic and lighting designer

    Carrie Wesolowski – Samantha
    carrieawesolowski@gmail.com
    Carrie Wesolowski - Born and raised in NYC, Carrie is an Actor/Director, Host and Singer whose credits span film, theatre, television and now Zoom. Carrie was the female lead Actor and Director of Coni Koepfinger's SIMON SAYS-- a finalist for the 1st Annual Playbill Virtual Theater Festival 2020. Carrie's most recent credits include directing the opera The Bird Lady at The National Opera Center.and upcoming projects include a supporting role as Helen Hayes, in Coni Koepfinger's Live From The Bardo: My Dinner With Mary during a 2-week run in January 2022 at Theatre for the New City in NYC directed by the legendary Dan Carter.

    Byron C. Saunders - Stage Directions and Co-host / Narrator
    byroncsaunders2020@aol.com
    Arts Management Consultant / Actor / Director / Producer / Dramaturge / Historian / Radio Talk-Show Personality / Civil Rights Activist
    Byron’s highlight’s and many credits currently include working as an independent Arts Management Consultant helping artists and arts organizations with grants administration, fund development, marketing, public relations, event planning, and capacity growth and development.

    Jacqueline Youm – Dwinky
    jy9023a@student.american.edu
    Jacqueline Youm is a Senegalese American actor, lawyer, and French|English|Spanish teacher. She also teaches mediation and negotiation. She thanks her family & friends for continuously listening to her acting screams and tears. Since the pandemic has started, she has produced, directed, and acted in a myriad of plays and monologues, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMP7Wn5hXuo…

    Marina Chan – Pinkle
    mrc2195@columbia.edu
    Marina is a Brooklyn-based performer, playwright and producer. During Covid, she’s performed in numerous Zoom readings and productions, including three of her own plays: Elizabeth’s Wonderland, Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, and Two Lovers, which was produced by AirPlay! She has also conceived and produced the Asian Americans in Theatre: Art and Activism series at Asia Society and Barnard.

    Padmini Sukumaran – Susie
    padmini.sukumaran@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    AirPlay Presents: Picasso's Women

    AirPlay Presents: Picasso's Women

    One of Picasso's Women, Marie Therese Walter is dead but currently inhabiting the body that she died with! She can recall any element of her past but tends to do so with the thoughts and feelings of that particular moment. Contrary to much perceived (male) opinion, Marie-Therese is a gentle, likeable woman who always wants to think the best of everyone. This piece is a bit like the overlapping facet or perspective in a cubist painting. Incidents, motifs, & versions of events appear and re-appear.
    Brian McAvera (Playwright) Dramatist, Director, Curator and Art Historian, Brian has written 25 stage plays, radio plays for the BBC and RTE (many of them translated) and two television films, one of which he directed. He has directed for the stage, including the world premiere of John Arden’s The Ballygombeen Bequest, and was co-founder of New Writers’ Theatre in Belfast in the early 1980s. His best-known plays (published by Oberon Books) include Picasso’s Women, a series of eight monologues first performed at the National Theatre in London, and at the Edinburgh Festival. They have since been translated into 15 languages. He is an artistic adviser to Focus Theatre, Dublin, and sits on the theatre committee of the Writers’ Guild. In the world of visual arts, he has published 12 books including Art, Politics and Ireland. He writes regularly for the Irish Arts Review and Sculpture (in the USA).
    Carrie Wesolowski (Director/Marie Therese) Born and raised in NYC, Carrie is an Actor/Director, Host and Singer whose credits span film, theatre, television and now Zoom. Carrie was the female lead Actor and Director of SIMON SAYS-- a finalist for the 1st Annual Playbill Virtual Theater Festival 2020. Her work as Director/Actor in Coni Koepfinger’s The Unusual Chauncey Faust was recently seen in Manhattan Rep’s Stories Film Festival. ...

    • 35 min
    AirPlay22 Presents: Mom and Uncle Claude

    AirPlay22 Presents: Mom and Uncle Claude

    Mom and Uncle Claude
    by Coni Koepfinger
    When Mary West returns from college for Thanksgiving break, she finds her mom acting  
    very odd about her dad’s recent disappearance.  At their holiday feast, the girls have a feeling  there could have been foul play. With the help of her older sister Katharine, Mary feels obliged to find out the truth to save the memory of her father’s honor.

    Coni Koepfinger (Playwright) Coni Koepfinger, a 2021 recipient of the Olwen Wymark Award by the Writer's Guild of Great Britain, is currently playwright-in-residence at both Manhattan Rep and Cosmic Orchid and has worked with several other notable NYC companies such as Theatre for the New City, The Secret Theatre, the New York Unfringed Fest, Broadway Bound Festival and Pan Asian Rep. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, a former board member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights and a chair for the League Professional Theatre Women and currently sits as Media Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. As a very prolific indie artist, Coni’s work has been published and produced all over the globe. Her newest play “Live from the Bardo: My Dinner with Mary” with legendary director Dan Carter will premiere January 2022 with an AEA Off-Off Broadway showcase at Théater for the New City. 

    Carrie Wesolowski (Director/Mom/Rebecca West) Carrie is an Actor/Director, Host and Singer. whose credits span film, theatre, television and now Zoom. In the past year, projects where Carrie has served as Actor/Director have been finalists in several film festivals--Simon Says in the 1st Playbill VTF Live and in Manhattan Rep's Stories Film Festival. Carrie most recently directed a preview of the opera The Bird Lady at The National Opera Center. Upcoming projects include playing Helen Hayes, in Coni Koepfinger's Live From The Bardo: My Dinner With Mary during a 2-week run in January 2022 at Theatre for the New City (TNC) in NYC in an AEA Off-Off Broadway showcase directed by Dan Carter.

    Marina Rebecca Chan (Mary West) Marina is a Brooklyn-based performer, playwright and producer. A Columbia graduate, drama major, Marina conceived and produced the Asian Americans in Theatre: Art and Activism series at Asia Society and Barnard. She cast, directed and starred in two readings of her play Elizabeth’s Wonderland. Her Zoom staged reading of her play Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, set during Covid was produced by the Little & Fierce Theatre Company last March. You can find out more about Marina 
    @ www.marinachan.com

    Jacqueline Youm (Katherine West) Jacqueline Youm is a Senegalese-American actor, lawyer, and French|English|Spanish teacher. She also coaches mediation and negotiation. She thanks her family & friends for continuously listening to her acting screams and tears. Since the pandemic has started, she has produced, directed, and acted in a myriad of plays and monologues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMP7Wn5hXuo&list=PLcz56rfup6GzQsVH3RDqUedrQucAYCe6e

    James Jerome (Uncle Claude) James Jerome is an actor, stage manager, and writer. James got his start in Pittsburgh; then continued in New York working as an actor on stage, television and film.  He studied at the HB Studio with Uta Hagen.  Currently he is "wrighting" his first full-length play.

    Padmini Sukumaran (Narrator)  Padmini Sukumaran has an English Literature Doctorate and wrote her Dissertation partially on the Shakespearean depiction of the Baroque-Metaphor, "The World is a Stage" in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has trained in Acting and Musical-Theatre at the HB Studio and The Acting Studio - New York. Padmini also deems that Drama is a beautiful vehicle for channeling our Psychological-Vulnerability: both the light and the dark.
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    • 21 min
    AirPlay22 Presents: GRIM REAPER – BY DEAN BEVAN – A HALLOWEEN COMEDY

    AirPlay22 Presents: GRIM REAPER – BY DEAN BEVAN – A HALLOWEEN COMEDY

    An elderly and hard-of-hearing couple is visited by the Grim Reaper, complete with the usual accouterments of hood, scythe, and imminent death.

    Dean Bevan - PLAYWIGHT
    Dean Bevan has written 24 plays in the past 15 years, which have been performed in New York, London, and in 20 cities across the US from Florida to California, Alaska to Virginia, including his own Lawrence, Kansas. His plays have won numerous awards. During the same period, Bevan has also been active on stage, appearing in 36 plays and musicals in roles including Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond, Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, and FDR in Annie. He has also directed ten plays. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, and served as Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Baker University.
    James Jerome - DEAF OLD MAN
    An actor, stage manager, and writer, James got his start in Pittsburgh; then continued in New York working as an actor on stage, television and film. He studied at the HB Studio with Uta Hagen. Currently he is wrighting his first full-length play.
    Beth Griffith - DEAF OLD WOMAN
    Beth Griffith: Performing at Theater for the New City November 4-21, at the Crossway Theater Gala on November 14th and with Dance Japan at the Tenri Cultural Institute on December 12th. Delighted to be back on AirPlay!
    Jak Prince – GRIM REAPER
    Jak began his acting career at age 6 as a lion in the first grade play Since then he has been in over 150 plays as a lead or featured actor in works ranging from Shakespeare, Shaw, Williams and Vidal. In recent years he has been an award winning scenic and lighting designer


    Byron C. Saunders – NARRATOR
    Arts Management Consultant / Actor / Director / Producer / Dramaturge / Historian / Radio Talk-Show Personality / Civil Rights Activist
    Byron’s highlight’s and many credits currently include working as an independent Arts Management Consultant helping artists and arts organizations with grants administration, fund development, marketing, public relations, event planning, and capacity growth and development.

    • 20 min

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