POCONO MOUNTAINS THEATER COMPANY'S
by Caryl Churchill
A NUMBER addresses the subject of human cloning and identity, especially nature versus nurture. The story, set in the near future, is structured around the conflict between a father (Salter) and his sons (Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black) – two of whom are clones of the first one. A NUMBER was performed in venues across the Lehigh Valley and Poconos.
"A PLACE FOR MOM"
A NEW PLAY BY SARAH T. SCHWAB
A Staged Reading
Directed by Hunter Bird
Featuring Lori Singleton, Ed Trucco, Michael Cullen, Dianara Vasquez, and Maryjane Baer
'A' MY NAME IS
A SHORT FILM
BY SARAH T. SCHWAB
“A Place for Mom” explores the moral and ethical confusion surrounding an individual’s capacity to consent during late stage Alzheimer’s. Featured in this reading were NYC actors Michael Cullen, Ed Trucco, Lori Singleton, and local actors Dianara Vasquez and Maryjane Baer.
"THE AMISH PROJECT"
BY JESSICA DICKEY
PMTC's first production of Jessica Dickey's “The Amish Project” was performed in non-traditional, site-specific locations across Northeast Pennsylvania including Siamsa Irish Pub in Stroudsburg, The Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem, The Cooperage in Honesdale, Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton, Brewworks in Allentown, The Waterwheel Cafe in Milford, and Posh in Scranton.
"The Amish Project" is a fictional exploration of the tragic Nickel Mines Schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.
Allentown's Syd Stauffer and East Stroudsburg's Gillian Turner each performed seven different characters in this thought provoking and compelling work.
Brian Long and Maned Wolf productions held a special screening of Sarah’s short film and directorial debut, ‘A’ My Name Is. Filmed in Sarah’s hometown of Buffalo, NY, this film tells the story of an eight-year old girl with cancer who has a late night adventure that culminates in the realization of her mortality. With it’s hopeful narrative the film demonstrates the courage of children. This event included a discussion with Sarah after the screening
A NEW PLAY BY LYLE KESSLER
Our first reading was world renowned playwright Lyle Kessler's new play, "Perp". "Perp" was performed at the Prosser Auditorium of Moravian College in Bethlehem on Saturday, April 21st.
About “Perp”: “A man accused of a violent crime finds help and salvation from unlikely sources in this tale of deceit and retribution.”
The cast featured Ali Arkane, Nicole Kang, Mike Keller, Erik King, Margaret Ladd, and Mark Thomas.