Writers Block 2016 Michael Small: Keep Playing

Monday  17 October  2016  7:00 PM    Monday  17 October  2016 10:00 PM
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October 17, 2016 / 7 PM

An Evening of One-Act Plays
by Michael W. Small

The 2016 HOWL Writers Block staged reading and performance festival

Tickets: $20 Suggested Donation
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The evening's short plays include:

"Keep Playing," a one-act about a couple's attempt to help their elderly parents stay in their own home, despite the chaos of old age.

"One Minute," about a victim of the micro-theater craze

"Held Up," about a subway panhandler who changes his pitch during a train breakdown.


Michael Small co-wrote the book for the musical The IT Girl, which premiered at Off Broadway's York Theater in 2001. It is performed regionally, including a 2015 production in Vancouver that won seven top Canadian Community Theater awards. Smalll's farce Kaboom!, starring Ray Wills and directed by B.T. McNicholl, played to packed houses in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. Other works include Beautiful Foolish Arms (Naked Angels reading series) and The Cool Club, first performed in a site-specific production at CBGB 313. Four previous readings in the HOWL Festival: The History of Light (2015), Steve Cohen and the Sweet Spot (2011), We'll Be Fine (2010), and Got You (2009). A former writer and editor at People magazine, Small later ran websites for Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone. He now works at NBC News Digital.


The staged readings series is a benefit for the Actors Fund’s Howl! HELP, providing emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have made or continue to make their careers in New York’s East Village and Lower East Side arts communities. Howl! HELP is administered by the Actors Fund and 100% ticket sales benefit the Actors Fund.

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