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Volume 70

The PG Evolution: Volume 70

April 23, 2018

Welcoming Committee: Marina Barry/Thomas Dieter

Stage Directions: Diana Sara Cherkas/Topher Payne

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The Overnight- Ilene Fischer

Ari Rossen, David Michael Kirby, Jayson Kerr, J.J. Philips, Maya Rosewood, Sharlene Hartman

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Are There People Who Never Feel The End of the World?- Kendra Augustin

Brendan Daugherty, Miles Butler

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Unfinished- David A. Gill

Kelsey Claire, Madeleine Maby, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Sevrin Anne Mason

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Typhoid Murray– Jeffrey Vause

Charlie Wilson, Jeffrey Vause, Nicholas Ortiz

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Stardust– Leif Meneke

Andrew Glaszek, Brian Kim, Chris Smith, George Pappas, Ysabel Jasa
 

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Laundry –Maura Kelley

Kirsten Hopkins, Matthew Menendez, Nick Locilento, Paul Peglar

 

 

 

Volume 69

The PG Evolution: Volume 69

April 9, 2018

Welcoming Committee: Evan Edwards/Mandy Murphy/Peter Casanave

Stage Directions: David Michael Kirby/Denise Ivanof

 

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ACT 1

Untitled Ghost Play-Blair Ingenthron

Andrew Griffin, Angela Hsu, Leah Rabinowitz, Peyton Edwards

 

The Wrights-Jonathan Calindas

Betty Hudson, Kyle Minshew, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Paul Pakler, Priyanka Krishnan

 

The Lion and The Cubs-Ravin Patterson

Aaron Johnson, Christine Redhead, David Adam Gill, Julia Botero, Matt Surges, Thomas Dieter

 

ACT 2

The Day The President Died–Olivia Reevell

Charlie Wilson, Chase Naylor, Kirsten Hopkins, Monica Rounds, Sarah Young

 

Mrs. Christie–Heidi Armbruster

Brad Makarowski, Elizabeth M. Kelly, Madeleine Maby, Nicholas Robert Ortiz, Sarah Matteucci

 

The Walk-Up –Emily Comisar

Annie Keris, Carla Briscoe, Jeanette Bonner, Loralee Tyson, Maura Kelley, Michael Markham, Peter Macklin

 

Volume 68

The PG Evolution Volume 68
3rd Anniversary Celebration

March 26, 2018

Special Thanks to Welcoming Committee Superstars David Adam Gill and Jimmy Moon. Stage Directions read by Kelvyn Mitchell and Sara Parcesepe. Photos by Charlie Wilson and additional photos by Adam Parrish. 

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ACT 1

Evedam- Sarah Young

Andrew Griffin, Mandy Murphy, Veronica Dang

 

White People’s Problems- Mike Lesser

Charlie Wilson, Cheeyang Ng, Jayson Kerr, Madeleine Maby

 

A Series of Bad Dates – Jillian Pullara

A. Jacks, Maya Rosewood, Michael Markham

 

ACT 2

The Dance of the Demon– Andy Halliday

Andrew Glaszek, Nick Locilento, Peter Macklin, Tim Burke

 

A-Live From a Tiki Bar on the Sun- Jona Tarlin

Dave Droxler, Jackson Perrin, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Mischa Goodman

 

Misfits –Jake Golliher

Catherine Overfelt, David Michael Kirby, Evan Edwards, Nicholas Ortiz, Paul Pakler, Peyton Edwards

 

 

Volume 67

The PG Evolution: Volume 67

March 12, 2018
Welcoming Committee: Dave Droxler/Madeleine Maby/Ollie Fielding

Stage Directions: Maura Kelly/ Taylor Hilt Mitchell

ACT 1

Threaded in the Air by David Michael Kirby
Catherine Overfelt
Mandy Murphy
Taylor Hilt Mitchell
 

After the Fight by Erin Moughon-Smith
Aaron Johnson
Sarah Teed
 

Angels Watching From Afar by Christopher Buchanan
Aqiyla Thomas
Scottie Davis
 

ACT 2

Superswimmer by Mrinalini Kamath
Gerard Lucero
Kimberly Chatterjee
Mike Lesser
 

An Equal and Opposite Reaction by Jenny Crakes
Leah Rabinowitz
Lily Fryburg
Marta Rymer
Mia Hutchinson-Shaw
Sonia Lopes
Taylor Hilt Mitchell
 

The Epitome of Extra by A. Jacks
Jasmine Spiess
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Matt Surges
Michael Flood
Peyton Michelle Edwards

Volume 66

The PG Evolution: Volume 66

February 26, 2018
Welcoming Committee: Sarah Young/David Davila.
Stage Directions: Adam Parrish/Peyton Edwards. Photos: Danielle Winston.

ACT 1

Close Your Eyes and Sleep by Aaron Johnson
Charlie Wilson
Madeleine Maby
Matthew Menendez

February 26, 2018 by Dave Droxler/Paul Pakler
Annie Keris
Dave Droxler
Paul Pakler

Cause and Affection by Andrea Magder
Bryn Packard
Jasmine Spiess
Laurel Lockhart
Nick Locilento

ACT 2

The Eclipse Comes to Manor on the Hill by Thomas Dieter
Ari Rossen
Arthur Pugh
Donna Roesel
Khalid Rivera
Marie Elena O’Brien

The Pet Play by Noemi de la Puente
Jake Golliher
Jeffrey Vause
Jillian Pullara
Mandy Murphy
Priyanka Krishnan
Shane Salk

Florence the Firefly by Kirsten Hopkins
Andrew Griffin
Catherine Overfelt
Kelsey Pressnall
Kirsten Hopkins
Nolan Blair
Paul Peglar

Volume 65

The PG Evolution: Volume 65

February 12, 2018
Welcoming Committee:
Nilsa Reyna/Thomas Dieter
Stage Directions:
Doug Rossi/Leah Rabinowitz

Photos: Danielle Winston

ACT 1

Submission by Danielle Winston
Diana Cherkas
Kyle Minshew

Online Dating Musical by Adam Parrish
Catherine Overfelt
David Michael Kirby
Mischa Goodman
Nolan Blair

Joshua by Ollie Fielding
George Pappas
Madeleine Maby
Nick Locilento
Ysabel Jasa

 

ACT 2

The Seance by Graceann Dorse
Doug Rossi
Jeffrey Vause
Kirsten Hopkins
Loralee Tyson
Maya Rosewood
Peyton Edwards
 

Anyway… by Ryan Ramirez
Jackson Perrin
Jake Golliher
Kendra Augustin
Khalid Rivera
Matthew Menendez
 

Rude Awakenings by Marie Elena O’Brien
Annie Keris
Brad Makarowski
Charlie Wilson
Dave Droxler
David Adam Gill
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Paul Pakler
Raul Meruelo

Volume 64

ACT 1

Where Angels Fear To Tread By Kit Goldstein-Grant
James Stafford
Kendra Lyons
Laurel Lockhart
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Marta Rymer
Stephanie Hawkins    
SD:  Nolan

Escape By Michael Narkunski
Jayson Kerr
Natalie Neckyfarow
Nolan Blair
SD: Kendra

The Swinging Nuns By Marina Barry
Betty Hudson
Catherine Overfelt
Daniel Anthony Hidalgo
Jillian Pullara
Michele Lyman
SD: Nolan


ACT 2

Stroke Vagina By Nilsa Reyna
Alexandra Castro
Bryn Packard
David Davila
Nilsa Reyna
Sharlene Hartman
SD:Kendra 

The Day The President Died By Olivia Reevell
Charlie Wilson
Chase Naylor
Isabella Way
Kirsten Hopkins
Monica Rounds
SD: Nolan

Another Our Town By Brad Makarowski
Ann Newhall
David Sitler
Madeleine Maby
Paul Pakler
Peyton Edwards
Rhonda Dodd
SD: Kendra

 

Volume 63

The PG Evolution Volume 63
First Volume of the year was amazing with the Welcoming Committee of Erin Moughon- Smith & Jenny Crakes. Stage Directions by newcomers Aaron Johnson and Marta Rymer. Photos by Tim Lorge.

ACT 1

When the World Ends By Robin Fusco
David Michael Kirby
Kirsten Hopkins
Marta Rymer
SD:  Aaron

Cutter By Mandy Murphy
Aaron Johnson
Andrew Griffin
Nicole Orabona
SD:  Marta

Budding By Evan Edwards
Joy Jacobs
Katherine Puma
Ysabel Jasa
SD: Aaron

 

ACT 2

The Incident By Emily Comisar
Nick Locilento
Patryce Williams Belvilus
Paul Peglar
Tara Maldonado
SD: Marta

A List of Everyone That Died By Jacob Marx Rice
Arthur Gregory Pugh
Cait Cortelyou
Jasmine Spiess
Michael Flood
SD: Aaron

Scavengers By David A. Gill
Andrew Glaszek
Khalid Rivera
Samantha Rosentrater
Thomas Dieter
SD: Marta

Volume 62

The PG Evolution Volume 62
Huge Thank You to Welcoming Committee of Emily Comisar & Mrinalini Kamath. Voices of Stage Directions Daniel Robert Burns & Julia Botero. Photos by Danielle Winston. Happy New Year!

ACT 1

The Chelsea Witches By Danielle Winston
Angela Hsu
Lindsay Rootare
Thea Brooks
SD:  Julia

Moondance By Christopher Buchanan
Jayson Kerr
Joy Jacobs
Kirsten Hopkins
Tomike Lee Ogugua
SD:  Daniel

Joshua By Ollie Fielding
John Robert Tillotson
Larissa Adamczyk
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Nick Locilento
SD: Julia


ACT 2

The Wacky Doctor’s Game By Mike Lesser
Charlie Wilson
Dave Droxler
Julia Botero
Paul Pakler
SD: Daniel

Home By Erin Moughon-Smith
David Adam Gill
Maya Rosewood
Monica Furman
Daniel Robert Burns
Tim Torre
SD: Julia


The Eclipse Come to The Manor on the Hill By Thomas Dieter
Ari Rossen
Arthur Gregory Pugh
Betty Hudson
Catherine Overfelt
Julia Botera
Khalid Rivera
Sharlene Hartman
SD:  Daniel

 

Volume 61

The PG Evolution Volume 61
Super Thanks to Welcoming Committee of David Adam Gill and Graceann Dorse. Stage Directions by Jeanne Fishman and Rob Gaetano. Photos by Danielle Winston

ACT 1

There By Amy G. Van Wijk
Miles Butler
Jeanne Fishman
SD:  Rob

Bathroom Buddies By A. Jacks
Ashley Jackson
Rob Gaetano
Starr Kirkland
SD:  Jeanne


Threaded in The Air By David Michael Kirby
Claire Shiell
Nolan Blair
SD: Rob

 

ACT 2

Cocktails and Cruellers By Jeffrey Vause
Jeffrey Vause
Joy Jacobs
Steve Hauck
Tim Torre
SD: Jeanne

Home By Laurel Lockhart
Debbie Irwin
Kirsten Hopkins
Paul Pakler
SD: Rob


Abuela and the Poverty Cycle By David Davila
Jacqui Rêgo
Lillian Andrea De Leon
Maria Peyramaure
SD:  Debbie

Volume 60

The PG Evolution Volume 60
Thanks to our Welcoming Committee of Jayson Kerr and Kirsten Hopkins! Stage Directions read by Khalid Rivera and Marielle Young. Photos by David Michael Kirby.

ACT 1

Kitty Stardust and the Corner Store by Diana Cherkas and Ilene Fischer
Jackie Marushack
Khalia Davis
Kyle Minshew
Luis Quintera
SD:  Khalid

Daughters of the Dewey Decimal by Jona Tarlin
Cait Cortelyou
Chris Smith
Hannah Vaughn
Jeanne Fishman
Joy Jacobs
SD: Marielle

Artificial Insemination Play by Mrinalini Kamath
Christine Redhead
Jose Sepulevda
Khalid Rivera
Karen Johal
Kirsten Hopkins
Mike Lesser
SD:  Marielle

 

ACT 2

The Incident by Emily Comisar
Charlie Wilson
Jeffrey Vause
Patryce Williams
Shetal Shah
SD: Khalid

Untitled Dating Musical by Adam Parrish
Catherine Overfelt
David Michael Kirby
Nolan Blair
Sarah Young
SD: Khalid


The Shell Game by Evan Edwards
Antonia Marrero
Chase Naylor
Kelvyn Mitchell
Khalid Rivera
Larissa Adamczyk
Paul Peglar
Sean Hankinson
Thomas Dieter
SD: Marielle

Volume 59

ACT 1

Cutter By Mandy Murphy
Peyton Edwards
Reynaldo Piniella
SD:  Annie

Three and Then Four By Olivia Reevell
Andrew Griffin
Chase Naylor
Courtney Williams
SD: Jake

Jilted! A Love Story By Ilene Fisher
David Adam Gill
Diana Sara Cherkas
Jenn Plotzke
Kirsten Hopkins
Madeleine Maby
Maria Peyramaure
SD:  Annie/Jake


ACT 2

Stardust or The End of Pete By Leif Meneke
Ariel Estrada
Brad Makarowski
Chris Smith
George Pappas
Rob Gaetano
SD: Annie

Comisi’on By Ryan Ramirez
Drew Jordan
Elizabeth Jasicki
Joy Jacobs
Lillian Andrea De Leon
Maria Isabella Rojas
Stephon O'Neal Pettway
SD: Jake


Rude Awakenings By Marie Elena O’Brien
Dave Droxler
Jake Golliher
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Mike Lesser
Paul Pakler
Priyanka Krishnan
Ysabel Jasa
SD: Annie
 

 

 

Volume 58

What a great night as always. Special Thanks to Welcoming Committee Sharlene Hartman and Evan Edwards. Special Thanks to Sharlene for her awesome raffle prize donation. Photos by the awesome Tim Lorge. Stage directions by Andrew Griffin and Madeleine Maby.

ACT 1

Six Angry Couples By Tim Lorge
Brad Makarowski
Joy Jacobs
SD:  Madeleine

John By Tim Torre
John Robert Tillotson
David Michael Kirby
SD: Andrew


Home to Sea By Jonathan Calindas
Alex Castro
Brooke Davis
SD: Madeleine


ACT 2

Dating Circus By Robin Fusco
Drew Jordan
Kyle Minshew
Larrissa Adamzyk
SD: Andrew

Florence The Firefly By Kirsten Hopkins
Andrew Griffin
Ari Rossen
Diana Cherkas
Kirsten Hopkins
Paul Peglar
SD: Madeleine

Untitled By David Gill
Carla Briscoe
Julia Botero
Kelsey Claire
Marie Elena’ O’Brien
SD:  Andrew

Volume 57

The PlayGround Experiment Volume 57
Special Thanks to Welcoming Committee of Leif Meneke/Sharlene Hartman. Stage Directions by Natalie Neckyfarow and Nick Locilento. Photos by Tim Lorge. 

ACT 1

The Thin Blue Line-Brad Makarowski
Alexandra Bonesho
Drew Jordan
Jimmy Moon
Sharlene Hartman
Tim Torre
Natalie Neckyfarow
SD:  Nick

The Incidents-Emily Comisar
Cheryl Pickett
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Paul Peglar
SD: Natalie


Getaway–Michael Narkunski
Claire Shiell
John Racioppo
Raf Nadal
SD: Nick

 

ACT 2

Untitled Musical- Adam Parrish
Catherine Overfelt
David Michael Kirby
Mischa Dani Goodman
Nolan Blair
SD: Nick

Murder Girl –Heidi Armbruster
Brooke Davis
Jackie Maruschuk
Kyle Minshew
Maya Rosewood
Nick Locilento
SD: Natalie

Jilted! A Love Story- Ilene Fisher
David Adam Gill
Diana Sara Cherkas
Jenn Plotzke
Kirsten Hopkins
Madeleine Maby
Maria Peyramaure
SD:  Nick/Natalie

Volume 56

The PlayGround Experiment Volume 56
Welcoming Committee Danielle Winston and Nilsa Reyna. Stage Directions by Jeffrey Vause and Larissa Adamczyk. Photos by Ysabel Jasa.


ACT 1

Cutter - Mandy Murphy
Courtney Williams
Tim Torre

Late Walking Through The Realm - John Robert Tillotson
Andrew Glaszek
Dave Droxler

Middle Management–Diana Cherkas
Jasmine Spiess
Jim Cairl
Julia Botero
Kirsten Hopkins

ACT 2

Joshua- Ollie Fielding
George Pappas
Madeleine Maby
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Nick Locilento


Daughters of the Dewey Decimal -Jona Tarlin
Amber Patrick
Cait Johnston
Jeanne Fishman
Kerry Kastin
Mischa Dani Goodman


The Eclipse Comes to Manor on the Hill - Thomas Dieter
Ari Rossen
Betty Hudson
Catherine Overfelt
Daniel Anthony Hidalgo
David Michael Kirby
Sharlene Hartman
Ysabel Jasa

Volume 55

The PlayGround Experiment Volume 55
Special Thanks to Welcoming Committee of David Davila, Jeffrey Vause and Julia Botero. Stage Directions read by Perryn Pomatto and Ysabel Jasa 

ACT 1

Or Life Will-
A. Jacks
Monica Taylor Garcia
Starr Kirkland

Angels Watching from Afar-
Christopher Buchanan
Christine Redhead
Eugenia D'Ambrosio
Khalia Davis

White People’s Problems–
Mike Lesser  
Diana Cherkas
Jayson Kerr
Jonathan Chang


Intermission

 

ACT 2

Hail Mary- 
Monica Callan
Anne Newhall
John Robert Tillotson
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Monica Furman
Nicholas Djukic Cocks

Pitchfork in the Road -
Dave/Paul
Betty Hudson
Dave Droxler
Jonathan Spivey
Paul Pakler

McGurk- 
Evan Edwards
Brad Makarowski
Brendan Daugherty
Bryn Packard
Jasmine Spiess
Miles Butler
Spencer Aste
Tim Torre
Tony Romero

Volume 54


The PlayGround Experiment Volume 54
A Great night was had by all. Super thanks to our Voices of Stage Direction Monica Furman and Vince Vaughan.

Special Thanks to our Welcoming Committee/Photographers Noemi de la Puente, Thomas Dieter and Sharlene Hartman.

 

ACT 1

Rude Awakenings
By Marie Eléna O'Brien
Ari Rossen
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Paul Peglar
Priyanka Krishnan
Todd Butera
SD: Ari

 

Incomplete Party
By Danielle Winston
Brad Makarowski
Diana Sara Cherkas
SD: Vince

 

The Diner
By Laurel Lockhart
David Adam Gill
Jenn Plotzke
Perryn Pomatto
SD: Monica 

ACT 2

Tis Threaded In The Air
By David Michael Kirby
Catherine Overfelt
John Racioppo
Yvette King
SD: Vince

 

Thea Dictograph
By Kit Goldstein Grant
Christine Redhead
Erin Byun
Jackson Perrin
Nick Locilento
SD: Monica

 

Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars
By David Davila
Alexandra Castro
Daniel Anthony Hidalgo
Lillian Andrea De Leon
Maria Isabella Rojas
Nicholas Robert Ortiz
Nilsa Reyna
Oscar A. L. Cabrera
SD:  Vince

Volume 53

The PlayGround Experiment Volume 53
What a great night as always. Super thanks to our Welcoming Committee/Photographers Kirsten Hopkins and Christopher Buchanan! 

Stage Directions Specialists Erin Byun and Ryan Ramirez!

 

ACT 1

Liz’s Lament
By Tim Lorge
Drew Jordan
Jimmy Moon
John Racioppo
Kristen French
Kyle Minshew
Paul Peglar
Ryan Ramirez
SD: Erin

 

Dead Children’s Playground
By Blair Ingethron
Christine Redhead
Claire Shiell
Marilyn Tagert
Raul Mereulo
SD:  Ryan

 

Legends of Texas
By Nilsa Reyna
Alex Castro
Lillian Andrea De Leon
Yvette King
Ryan Ramirez
SD: Erin

 

ACT 2

Artificial Insemination
By Mrinalini Kamath
Bryn Packard
Erin Byun
Geri-Nikole Love
Mike Lesser
Nandita Shenoy
SD: Ryan

 

Tomorrow We Love
By Jeffrey Vause
Andrew Schomaker
Jeffrey Vause
Mandy Murphy
Matt Cody
SD: Erin

 

Experimenting with Katz
By David A. Gill
Andrew Glaszek
Anne Newhall
Jacob Smith
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Paul Pakler
SD:  Ryan

Volume 52


The PlayGround Experiment Volume 52
Special Thanks to welcoming committee of Ilene Fischer and Laurel Lockhart.

Stage Directions by Diane Quinn and Shane Salk.

Photos by Priyanka Krishnan


ACT 1

Stardust
By Leif Meneke
Diane Quinn
Jayson Kerr
Nick Locilento
Tony Romero
SD: Shane

 

Checked Out
By Alexandra Castro
Brendan Daugherty
David Michael Kirby
Nilsa Reyna
Raul Meruelo
Shane Salk
SD: Diane 

 

Cracked
By Jacob Marx Rice
Amanda Shi
Evan Edwards
Kirsten Hopkins
McLean Peterson
SD: Shane

 

ACT 2

The Swinging Nuns
By Marina Barry
Betty Hudson
Catherine Overfelt
Christine Redhead
Dante Jayce
Priyanka Krishnan
SD:  Diane

 

Plus One
By Leif Oleson-Cormack
Amy Hayes
Ari Rossen
Diana Cherkas
Drew Jordan
Madeleine Maby
Paul Peglar
SD: Shane

 

The Wrights
By Jonathan Calindas
Brad Makarowski
Marie Eléna O'Brien
Paul Pakler
Susan Barnes Walker
Yvette King
SD: Diane

Volume 51

The PlayGround Experiment Volume 51


Special Thanks to Welcoming Committee of Marie Eléna O'Brien and Nick Locilento. Stage Directions by Aja Singletary and Thomas Dieter.

Photos by Danielle Winston.

 

ACT 1

Inspection
By Laurel Lockhart
Read by Kirsten Hopkins and Paul Pakler
SD: Thomas

 

The Incident
By Emily Comisar
Read by Christine Redhead and David Michael Kirby
SD: Aja

 

Let There Be Love
By Mrinalini Kamath
Read by David Adam Gill, Joy Jacobs, Paul Peglar, Sajiv Pillai, and Yvette King
SD: Thomas


ACT 2

Scarlet Flame
By Danielle Winston
Read by Charlie Wilson and Priyanka Krishnan
SD:  Aja

 

Thin Blue Line
By Brad Makarowski
Read by David Davila, Diana Cherkas, Drew Jordan, and Sharlene Hartman
SD: Thomas

 

Waiting for Waiting
By Miles Butler
Read by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Amy Lopatin, Dante Jayce, Jj Condon, Rhonda Dodd, and Starr Kirland
SD: Aja