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The Quarantine Players is a group of playwrights, actors, and directors who meet online once a week to read new plays in development. Please join us every week to hear great new work. Our video performances are available on QuartantinePlayers.org. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/qplayers/support

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The Quarantine Players is a group of playwrights, actors, and directors who meet online once a week to read new plays in development. Please join us every week to hear great new work. Our video performances are available on QuartantinePlayers.org. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/qplayers/support

    This play has an Iguana for a Protagonist by Liz Dooley

    This play has an Iguana for a Protagonist by Liz Dooley

    This play has an Iguana for a Protagonist by Liz Dooley
    In the aftermath of a massive miscommunication about biology, iguana Arthur comes to the conclusion that his best friend, a human named Mari, must be dying. He makes up his mind to take the most “noble” course of action—whether Mari likes it or not. Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA.  


    The play with an Iguana has a Sequel by Liz Dooley
    Since the last… adventure, Arthur the iguana has done everything in his power to research human biology so he doesn’t make any more big mistakes. Armed with his newfound information, he sets out to protect Mari from a new threat: himself. But was she ever really in danger? And is she actually any safer now? Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA—part two.  

    Followed by a talkback with the cast and writer  
    Directed by Monica Cross Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players  

    Cast
    Voice of Iguana:  Scott Sickles
    The puppeteer is Clayton Bauldree
    Elizabeth Rossen as Mari
    Draper Harris as Jeff
    Stage Direction:  Gayle Grimes  

    About Liz Dooley
    Liz Dooley is an asexual- and female-identifying theatre artist based in Atlanta. Her Young Adult Play, FIDGET AND TILDY, has been featured at Synchronicity Theatre through Working Title Playwright’s First Light Series, and her work (WHEREVER) has been featured at Actor’s Express as part of the One-Minute Play Festival. In addition, her short play THIS PLAY HAS AN IGUANA FOR A PROTAGONIST has been produced across the country, including through Quarantine Players and as part of Iowa State University’s Undergrad Director Showcase. She is an active member of Working Title Playwrights and a founding member of the Cultivators, an Atlanta-based new-work development organization for theatre and film. Liz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a dual major BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology. She studied as a playwriting apprentice at Horizon Theatre during the 2014-2015 season, under Addae Moon. https://newplayexchange.org/users/28626/liz-dooley

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    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.


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    • 59 min
    WHAT’S FOREVER FOR ANYWAY? A Play In Three Acts followed by a talk balk with the authors

    WHAT’S FOREVER FOR ANYWAY? A Play In Three Acts followed by a talk balk with the authors

    To support the new play development work of the Quaratinte Players please give generously at:  https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/quarantine-players-a-virtual-theater-company/general_support

    Also available on our youtube channel:  https://youtu.be/ft0GxqO2zOc

    Two brothers competing for the love of the same woman never goes well. A wife’s betrayal has consequences. Treachery, however, benign sometimes ends in tragedy. And the truth… well who really knows what good can come of it?   Brandon is having an affair with Annie, Arthurs wife.  Arthur comes home from work one day to find his younger brother and wife alone again in the apartment. Has he always had his suspicions? Later that week, Arthur escorts his young wife to an on-stage production of his new work about a younger brother having an affair with the older brother’s wife…and someone gets murdered.  A play within a play, but who gets played?   

    written by Tom David Barna & Christine Barna 

    directed by Scott Olson

    produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players  

    Starring
    Ricardo Padilla
    Lisette Gabrielle
    Tyler Brown  

    About the Quarantine Players
    Website   https://quarantineplayers.org/
    Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w
    Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers
    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers
    Twitter:    https://twitter.com/q_players
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers
    Amazon Fire TV APP: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/

    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.


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    • 2 hr 2 min
    JUST GET OVER IT by Matthew Garlin, A delightful new RomCom (Play Reading)

    JUST GET OVER IT by Matthew Garlin, A delightful new RomCom (Play Reading)

    This is the story of a couple that has broken up who gets caught at a resort during a storm and now has no choice but to face the ghosts of the past relationship.  Both come clean in a hilarious, high-stakes autopsy of their failed relationship.    

    Original Concept by Matthew Garlin & Samantha Davekos  
    Writing Supervision by Rebecca Greene  

    Director Monica Cross
    Producer A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players  

    CAST
    David - Ricardo Padilla
    Jessica - Tammy Peters
    Melissa: David’s Wife - Elizabeth  Rossen
    Malcolm: Jessica’s Husband - Bryan  Matthew
    Stage directions - Zach Hanna  

    Matthew Garlin Author
    This is his first time working with Quarantine Players. His acting credit includes working with theaters: Quannapowitt Players in Reading, MA Theatre to Go in Melrose, MA New England School of Performing Arts The Bard Brigade in Saugus, MA Revolutionary Theatre in Danvers, MA Still Small theatre’s repertory company in Beverly, MA. His directing credits include Enchanted April for Theatre to Go Inc., Almost Maine and It’s a Wonderful Life for Theater Company of Saugus, Godspell for Sherwood Entertainment, Side by Side by Sondheim for Colonial Chorus Players, Twelfth Night for The Bard Brigade, and a short film Project Invisible. His playwright credits include Online Dating (one-act play) and Curtain Call (Full-length play) at Acting Out Company in Lawrence, How Do You Know (one-act play) at River’s Edge Arts Alliance, Woods (full-length play) at Theater@First, and A Christmas Gift (one-act play) & A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play (full-length adaptation) at Theater company of Saugus and Love in the Snow: Stories for Christmas at Walpole Footlighters. Author credits: Woods, Curtain Call, And the Oscar Goes To, and Just Get Over it (self-published) available also on Amazon.com in Kindle, Paperback, and Large Print. He currently hosts his own podcast Everything You Never Needed to Know about Movies, Music, and Theater and is the creator, writer, and plays “Jim Henry” of The Movie Critics: A Web series, you can find both on Anchor, Spotify, and every place else you get your podcasts.

    About the Quarantine Players  
    Website   https://quarantineplayers.org/
    Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/qplayers
    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers
    Twitter:    https://twitter.com/q_players
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers
    Amazon Fire TV APP: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/

    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like they matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.  We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 1 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 1 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender.

    Directed by Lori Muhlstein   |   Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players|  Musical Director Mikayla Trimpey

    Cast

    Sara Lucchini as Kay
    Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange
    Michale L. Young as Eytan
    Trevor Butler as Curtis

    About Judy Klass

    Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com   |   NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass



    About the Quarantine Players

    website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/

    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers

    Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers

    Amazon Fire TV App:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/



    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.

    We are your source for new plays from amazing playwrights. Each week we choose a new play to read for you. We are different because we involve the playwright in every step of the process. Most of our writers will attend all the rehearsals and provide feedback along the way. We don't just honor playwrights by waiting till their work goes into the Public domain so we don't have to pay them. We prefer our playwrights to still have their pulse.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 2 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    The Politics of Fabulousness, PART 2 of 2 Written By Judy Klass A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    Written By Judy Klass  Music & Lyrics by Judy Klass  A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender.

    Directed by Lori Muhlstein

    Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players

    Musical Director Mikayla Trimpey

    Cast

    Sara Lucchini as Kay

    Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange

    Michale L. Young as Eytan

    Trevor Butler as Curtis

    Available on our Youtube Page and on your Amazon Fire Device

    Watch our performances on your smart TV with our new Amazon Fire App  Say so long to huddling around the computer.  If you don't have Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon enabled device, you can still watch all of our great performances and interviews on our Youtube channel. 

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w



    About Judy Klass

    Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com  NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass



    About the Quarantine Players

    Website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/

    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers

    Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers

    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.






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    • 1 hr 23 min
    TALK BACK: The Politics of Fabulousness by Judy Klass

    TALK BACK: The Politics of Fabulousness by Judy Klass

    Written By Judy Klass  Music & Lyrics by Judy Klass  A Virtual Play Reading by the Quarantine Players

    Gary hopes to re-connect with his estranged older sister Kay, who is visiting Kansas City, where Gary now lives, for an academic conference. Gary lives with Eytan, who was Kay’s high school best friend; now Eytan and Kay hate each other. Eytan and Gary write humorous songs which Gary sings as a character called Ovaria Strange. Kay considers drag to be misogynist: a caricature of women – a kind of minstrel show. Eytan considers Kay a humorless feminist spouting tiresome theory and jargon, ridiculously teaching African-American studies when she’s white, (which is also a kind of minstrel show, he argues), though Kay is married to Curtis, who’s black, and Eytan has a problem with Kay teaching Women & Gender Studies when (he contends) she’s too uptight and homophobic to talk to college kids about gender.

    Directed by Lori Muhlstein

    Produced by A. J. Campbell, Quarantine Players

    Cast

    Sara Lucchini as Kay

    Cameron Lee Conlan as Gary and Ovaria Strange

    Michale L. Young as Eytan

    Trevor Butler as Curtis

    Available on our Youtube Page and on your Amazon Fire Device

    Watch our performances on your smart TV with our new Amazon Fire App  Say so long to huddling around the computer.  If you don't have Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon enabled device, you can still watch all of our great performances and interviews on our Youtube channel.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJHBT8W/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwEmvmRQlru6D8JyVxCb7w

    About Judy Klass

    Eight of Judy's full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French/Concord. Country Fried Murder won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Stop Me If You've Heard This One won the Dorothy Silver Award. Thirty-six of her one-act plays have been produced, many with multiple productions, all over the country, and a few have gone up in the UK and Ireland. Three are slated to be produced in Canada. Three of Judy's short plays are published, each as a stand-alone script, by Brooklyn Publishers. Some of her short plays have become podcasts. Filmed versions of several can be viewed on the Shelter Plays platform. Her plays have been published in Seven Hills Review, the Rockhurst Review, The Courtship of Winds, The Art of the One-Act -- and one is in press in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021.   Website: http://www.judy-klass.com  NPX:   https://newplayexchange.org/users/5340/judy-klass

    About the Quarantine Players

    Website:   https://quarantineplayers.org/

    Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayers

    Podcast:    https://twitter.com/q_players

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/quarantineplayers

    We can all sit around and list off the problems with modern theater so I won’t bore you with a recitation of facts we all largely agree upon. The Quarantine Players are a scrappy theater start-up that is in a position to break all the rules. We were told we can’t put out new work all the time. Yes, we can you just have to treat playwrights like we matter, make them part of the process, and value our input.


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