Monthly Archives: June 2013



The Oldest Established, Permanent Floating Monologue Night in New York is returning to the place where it all began-the Arthur Seelen Theatre at the Drama Bookshop–and you're invited to celebrate youth theatre and young actors, as they perform monologues from the new Applause Theatre and Cinema Book release: ONE ON ONE: PLAYING WITH A PURPOSE, MONOLOGUES FOR KIDS 7-15, edited by Bob Shuman/Stephen Fife/Marit Shuman/Eloise Rollins-Fife (view on Amazon at:

The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Join Maria Aladren and actors from MCVTS Theatre School, Bara Swain and Friends, Mount Saint Vincent World Lit 320 Theatrians, Dylan Dawson, Fred, Formerl, Crystal Skillman, Stage-walkers of all ages and stripes, and a surprise mystery guest.

All will be giving definitive readings by and among the works of:

William Shakespeare * Tom Stoppard* Eloise Rollins-Fife and Stephen Fife * Sophocles * Marit E. Shuman * Bara Swain * Connie Schindewolf * Oyamo * Christina Linhardt * Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett * Kayla Cagan * Paul Zindel * Jennifer Kirkeby * Andy Bragen * Crystal Skillman * Susan Rowan Masters * Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett * Craig Wright * Israel Horovitz * Wendy Graf * Euripides * Jeri Weiss * José Rivera * Carson McCullers * Asher Wyndham * Chloe Whitehorn * Edith Ann, as told to Jane Wagner * Nilo Cruz * Naomi Wallace * Alexander Devriendt and Joeri Smet * Brenda Ross * Catherine Castellani * Lucy Wang * Lanford Wilson * Lily Tomlin * Michael Edan * Sofia Dubrawsky * Caridad Svich * Lorraine Hansberry * Jean-Rock Gaudreault * Henrik Ibsen * Mark Twain * Bernardo Solano * Israel Horovitz * Lisa Loomer * David Wood, adapting work from Roald Dahl * Cervantes * James Joyce * Dylan Dawson * Annie Wood * Bob Shuman * Lewis Carroll * B. J. Burton * Sandra Croft * Donald Margulies * Aesop * KellyYounger * David Wood * Arabella Field * J. M. Barrie * James Joyce * Tammy Rose * Herb Gardner * Ken Ludwig, based on work by Robert Louis Stevenson * Carol S.Lashof * Quiara Alegría Hudes * Nathan Surkes * Sarah Roth * Annabel Renshaw * Ashley Hernandez * Ian Dimapasok * Briana Deahl * Josine Torres * Alex Jovel * Mattie Motz *

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(Bruce Weber’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/1.)

Jean Stapleton, the character actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, not only one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s but a symbol of emergent feminism in American popular culture, died on Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.