We are less than 3 weeks away from our 5th Annual One Act Festival @ Rosedale Community Players so it is time to learn more about our playwrights. We are producting 6 short plays, all by different playwrights, over 3 days.
There will be performances at 8 pm on Thursday, September 10th, Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th as well as a matinee on Saturday, September 12th @ 2pm. Tickets are $10 each so get your ticket now!
So, without further ado, let’s meet one of our playwrights, Stephen Sussman, writer of Stavros’ Chili, who comes to us from our neighbors at Birmingham Village Players.
I am an architect with my own practice, started in 1992 in Birmingham, specializing in commercial office space.
I joined the [Birmingham Village Players] Playwrights@Work group in 2010, shortly after I appeared in their One-Act Festival. They said they needed actors at their meetings to read scripts and I thought it would be fun. After attending several meetings and reading the playwrights’ scripts I decided to try my hand at writing — loved it — and have been doing so ever since.
I wanted to write something light-hearted and silly and this just came to me. I love that the characters are true to their nature and are not really trying to be funny. I think that’s what makes this goofy play work.
Seeing director Chuck Goddeeris’ vision for this production and how the actors portray these characters. This is my first submission to the Rosedale Community Players One Act Festival and I am very excited about being part of it!