Rosedale Community Players is pleased to be presenting six one act shows written by our very talented members. The 2022 One Act Fest runs May 13-15, and 20-21. Visit our online box office for tickets.
Maureen Paraventi is an award-winning playwright, actor and musician. Her full-length and one act plays have been produced in Michigan, Florida, New York and Minnesota. (After a long delay due to the pandemic, her full-length play, “The Bucket List of Booze Club,” is being produced by the Freshwater Theatre in Minneapolis in May.) Maureen has worked as a morning radio personality, a personal assistant to a movie star and as an office manager for a talent agency. Her current day job is as the editor of a B2B magazine.
Tony Targan‘s plays have often been featured at the RCP One Act Fest, including Turbulence (winner of the People’s Choice award at 2019 Michigan AACTFest), Memory Foam (also staged in Chicago), and Thought Bubbles. In 2022, I’m Not Wearing Any Pants was a finalist at the Snowdance Festival in Racine, Wisconsin and will be part of the Farmington Players One Act Festival in June, in which Tony is also Artistic Director. Tony’s monologue play Do You Trust Me? was recently a finalist in The ONE Festival in NYC, and in June he will be appearing onstage as Shylock in St. Dunstan’s performance of Something Rotten! More info at www.tonytargan.com
Sean Paraventi is an actor, playwright and stand-up comedian. He is always thrilled to be working with RCP and next fall, RCP will be producing his full-length play, The Hero and the Hag. You can learn more about Sean by visiting his (in need of an update) website, www.seanparaventi.com. Thank you for coming out and supporting live theatre.
Meg Berger is a local playwright who focuses on stories about women identifying characters, and the LGBQTIA+ community. Her first ever play was in the RCP One Act festival a few years ago, and she is delighted to be back again. This summer, her play, “It’s My Party” will be touring the Metro Detroit area as part of Open Book Theatre’s Driveway Theatre. When she isn’t writing, she can be found running very slowly around the neighborhood, playing table top games with her twin boys, or pursuing her budding political career. She could not do any of it without the support of her husband and partner, JB, or her family and friends.
Danny Dubin has written over 15 short and one-act plays, most of which he also performed in. He wrote a full-length stage play that was submitted for off-Broadway consideration. His latest one-act play, “Socrates High”, was written for grade school kids and will be performed at Novi’s In The Mitten Productions (The Hawk) in July by children, all using sock puppets. He is also writing a screenplay, “Dare 2 Speak”, that takes a deep dive into a young boy with a severe stutter who is mercilessly bullied and ultimately learns to believe in himself.
Dave Durham is so proud to be contributing to his fourth RCP One-Acts Festival this year. His play, ROYALLY TOUCHED was voted audience favorite in the very first festival. Proof that RCP nurtures local talent, Dave has gone on to write many more pieces, including the full-length comedy, OF DIVINE INTEREST, which was part of last year’s main season here at RCP. THE DRIVEWAY SALE came out of a writer’s group challenge to pen a ten-minute play centered around a piece of clothing. For more information on Dave’s literary works, as well as other projects, you can visit him at www.stagescreenandme.com.
Rosedale Community Players is dedicated to the growth and development of our members. If you have ever thought you would like to try writing a script, we have a playwright’s group where members encourage, support and offer suggestions to each other. Read this post for words of wisdom from many of the playwrights featured in this year’s One Act Fest.
And when you are ready, we invite you to join RCP and get involved with our many opportunities to experience the theatre!