An Evening of Monologues Features Locals from Ossining, Peekskill

Ossining’s Nathan Flower is Associate Artistic Director of Axial Theatre

Westchester performing arts company Axial Theatre — which performs throughout the county at various venues — will present a series of six monologues from its popular Cactus Flowers play development program on Dec. 16 at 7 pm in Pleasantville.

Participants include monologue director Susan Ward of Ossining, also the home of Axial Associate Artistic Director Nathan Flower, who is one of the monologue directors. Peekskill‘s Marisa Lowe, Managing Director of Axial, is one of the monologue performers.

Other monologue directors are Axial Founder Howard Meyer and Founding Member Rachel Jones, Artistic Director Cady McClain,  and Albi Gorn (Hastings-On-Hudson). Ward and Gorn are Honorary Ensemble Members.

The monologues chosen are Flat Meat Society by Thomas Coash (recipient of an Edgerton Foundation National New Play Award), Pluto by Howard Meyer (three-time semi-finalist at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), The Interview by Steve Baluzy, Undiscovered Country by Dana Leslie Goldstein (winner of the New England New Play Competition), Days of Awe by Alice Eve Cohen (finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), and Is Nothing Sacred? by Evelyn Mertens (of Briarcliff Manor, who is four-time finalist for the Aery 20/20 Festival).

Evelyn Mertens (an Axial Ensemble member), Dana Leslie Goldstein and Alice Eve Cohen are all members of Honor Roll! – Axial Theatre’s Arts Partner supporting female-identifying playwrights 40+ and their allies.

Axial Ensemble members participating include Ryan MallonPat McGuinnessJulie Griffin (Hastings-on-Hudson), Gail GreensteinMarisa Lowe (Peekskill), and Donna Svennevik.

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville, New York 10570

When: December 16 at 7 pm

Tickets available through the Axial Theatre website

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