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. The Festival dates are Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd, 2019. I am waiting to hear back from Festival organizers on the exact date and time of the reading. The piece will feature Matty Griffiths as Lou Brunazzi and Jared Shamberger as André Cooper. The reading will be directed by Carl Randolph. Stay tuned for more details.
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.
FESTIVAL CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM
Directed by Carl Randolph