2019 Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
I am thrilled to announce that my original one act play, RADIATOR, will be presented as part of the 2019 Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival. Festival dates are Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2019. The reading of RADIATOR will take place in the Kennedy Center South Atrium Foyer on Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET. Doors open at 5:30 PM. There will be a brief talk back following the reading. The piece will feature Matty Griffiths as Lou Brunazzi and Jared Shamberger as André Cooper and will be directed by Carl Randolph.
Lou Brunazzi and André Cooper live across the hall from each other in a shabby apartment building in Hunts Point, NY. In the space between their units stands a noisy radiator, which is connected to a deteriorating boiler. Determined to stop the whistling, hissing and banging that’s keeping him awake at night, André endeavors to turn the thermostat off, but is cut short by Lou who is determined to keep the radiator running at all costs. What begins as a battlefield between two seemingly inconsolable men evolves, bit by bit, into a makeshift sitting room where the pair begin to form a unique bond, which, in due course, grows into an enduring friendship. RADIATOR is also a love story; as much a love story as there can exist between two men who were never meant to be together.