Buffalo Quickies

Alleyway Theatre’s
BUFFALO QUICKIES
Festival Of One-Act Plays

 

 

Production History

 


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1992

IN THE BEGINNING by Rebecca Ritchie
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1992
directed Joyce Stilson
Eve…Edna Pelonero
Lillith … Jeanmarie Lally
Rachael… Patricia Hartman

THE PARTY by Ken Crost
directed by Christopher Jenkins
Mildred… Roberta Mackey
Richard…. James Santella
Richard…. Scott Lyle

SHARING SAMUEL by Carolyn Albert
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1991
directed by Joyce Stilson
Samuel…Scott Lyle
Trudy Tone…Irene Tassiopulos
Emanuela Izquierdo…Jeanmarie Lally
Sophronia Vronsky…Edna Pelonero

TEXANNA REARRANGES THE PLANETS
AND SAVES YOUR FAMILY FROM THE GATES OF HELL
by Scott Sandoe
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1991
directed by Joyce Stilson
Gabriel… Thomas Higgins, Jr.
Peter… Scott Lyle
Maggie… Irene Tassiopulos
Texanna… Pamela Rose Mangus

LEARNING TO FLY by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Susan Hodge Anner
Boy…. William Cunnngham

MODERN POETRY by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Michele Ninacs
Woman….Chrissy McDonald

SARAH & SIEGFRIED by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Richard Wesp
Siegfried…. Paul O’ Hern
Sara ……….Margo Davis

THE SHAPE OF POE by M. L. McDonough
directed by Tim White
Poe……….. M. L. McDonough


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1993

CATS & HAMSTERS by Edna Pelonero
Director Scott Lyle
Cast ………… Tracy Wilson, Tony Leone, David Wahl

DO YUPPIES BITE? by Alice E. Gerard
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1990
directed by Christopher Jenkins
Woman ………… Seana Wyman

EXECUTION TONIGHT by Charles Skowronek
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1992
directed by Loraine O’Donnell
Cast ………… Thomas Higgins, Irene Tassiopulos, Edna Pelonero

THE INVISIBLE MAN by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Steven McKinley Henderson
Young Man ………… Scott Lyle

A KITCHEN SINK DRAMA by Steven Luther
directed by Michele Ninacs
Cast …Chrissy McDonald, Irene Tassiopulos, Golde, Tammy Hayes, Mary Moebius, Carrie Hauser

SHAKESPEARE REVISITED by Norman Beim
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1992
directed  by Joyce Stilson
Shakespeare…… Kirland Gilmer
Joanne………… Chrissy McDonald

SOUVENIRS by Susan Lichtblau
directed by Joyce Stilson
Vic ………… Art Hahn
Mark………… Don Kruszka
Leslie ………… Patty Hartman
Don ………… Jesse Swartz

THIS AIN’T NO FAIRY TALE by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Jack Hunter
Husband ………… Paul O’Hern
Wife ………… Michele Ninacs

YELLOW RIBBON by Susan Hodge Anner
directed by Susan Hodge Anner
Cast ………… Ellen Opiela, Jack Hunter, Barb Wocjik

FLUSHING by Scott Gorcey
directed by Joyce Stilson
Connie ………… Summer Falasa
Mary ………… Edna Pelonero
Thom ………… Scott Lyle
Mike ………… Bob Bucella

ORLANDO AT DAWN by Marcia Morrison
directed by Marcia Morrison
Cast ………… Rebecca Lord, Terry Skura


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1994

ANTON AND OLGA by Marcia Morrison & Toby Clyman
directed by Jim Santella
Olga ………… Karen Kopryanski
Masha ………… Mary Lou Wilteberger

BOCCA AND LEONARDO by David Warren
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1993
directed by Lisa Vitrano
Leonardo ………… Paul O’Hern
Bocca ………… Debra Fritcher

NO BLUES FOR THE CABMAN by Ken Crost
directed by Scott Lyle
Cabbie ………… John Buscaglia
Man ………… Scott Lyle
Amy ………… Patty Hartman

PLAYBALLS by Mark Brownell
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1993
directed by Joyce Stilson
Lucy ………… Irene Tassiopulos
Man #1 ………… Fred Rueck
Man #2 ………… Meron Langsner

TINSELTOWN TORTURE by Duncan Othen
directed by Tim White
Writer ………… Jack Hunter
Wife ………… Katy Clancy
Daughter ………… Kathy Weiss

SUBJECT by Kenneth Allendoerfer
directed by Joyce Stilson
Man ………… Paul O’Hern

 CHEESE DOODLES & COKE by Steve Adams
directed by Lisa Ludwig
Cindy Joe ………… Lisa Ludwig


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1995

THE BIRD by Tammy Ryan
Director Jack Hunter
Woman…..Ellen Opiela
Man…….. Christopher Kelly

THE BLUES STREET JAZZ CLUB REHEARSES by William BordenWinner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1994
Director Michele Ninacs
Don…Kirkland Gilmer
Alice…Chrissy McDonald
Frank…………   Gerry Maher
Beverly ………… Mary Moebius
Sally…………… Sandra Walter

THE BLONDE AT THE PARTY by Maryanne Melloan
Director Michele Ninacs
The Waiter…Tom Dooney
Nick…Kirkland Gilmer
Grandpa…Dennis Keefe
Trish…Chrissy McDonald
Garvey/Congressman/Cop…..Lisa Vitrano

COACH KINGSTON TELLS IT LIKE IT IS by Mark Brownell
Director Joyce Stilson
Coach Kingston….Dennis Keefe
McGougal….Patrick Jaromin

HOW MANY CHILDREN HAD LADY MACBETH? by Don Nigro
Director Jack Hunter
The Actress…Ellen Opiela

HOW TO HIDE YOUR FLAWS by Toby Burwell
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1992
Director Joyce Stilson
The King….Dan Sheffield
The Chamberlain….Gerry Maher
The Queen……Amy Dickenson
The Princess…Lisa Vitrano
The Poet…Bob Bucella

THE LINE by Scott Sandoe
Director Joyce Stilson
The Director…..Kirkland Gilmer
The Actors….Bob Bucella, Amy Dickenson, Dennis Keefe, Gerry Maher,
Mary Moebius, Dan Sheffield and Lisa Vitrano

SHATTERED GLASS by Wendy Lement
Director Michele Ninacs
Cindy…..Sandra Walter
Meredith…Lisa Ludwig
Joan…Mary Moebius

STUCK! by Donnamarie Vaughan
Director Jack Hunter
Connie Lempke…Loretta Kelly
Harry Lempke….Jerry S. Kelly
Alvin Carpenter…Christopher Kelly


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1996

WHAT WHAT-WHAT by Frank Buell
Director Joyce Stilson
Him…..Doug Weyand
Her…Stephanie Bax

BOOK KEEPING by Irl Mowery
Director Michele Ninacs
Edwin ………… Paul O Hern
Phyllis ………… Pamela Rose Mangus

POSSESSION by Eric Pfeffinger
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1994
Director Joyce Stilson
Jone ………… Sandra Walter
Priest ………… Gerry Maher
Gabe ………… Dan Sheffield

ROADKILL by Karen JP Howes
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1995
directed by Joyce Stilson
Eddie …………   Bob Bucella
Addie ………… Lisa Vitrano

COUNTERPOINT by Carole Bugge
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1995
Director Joyce Stilson
Edward …………   Gerry Maher
Jenny …………   Sandra Walter
Daniel …………   Doug Weyand
Mary …………   Stephanie Bax

BABY JESUS VS. THE EASTER BUNNY by Scott Sandoe
Director Joyce Stilson
Miss Helen…. Sandra Walter
Ked………… Adam Nowak

THE HERO by Josh Ben Freidman
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1995
Director Joyce Stilson
Lou ………… Gerry Maher
Lily ………… Lisa Vitrano
Victor ………… Bob Bucella
Seth …………   Adam Nowak
Edna ………… Louise Reger
Kenny ………… DJ Stanley

JESUS CREEPERS by Bob Stilson
Director Joyce Stilson
Man………… Dan Sheffield

ROACHES & MEN by Bob Kornhiser
Director Joyce Stilson
Mother…. Louise Reger
Daughter… Ellen Opiela

TOUPEE OR NOT TO PAY? by Michael Latshaw
Director Joyce Stilson
Gordon …………     Doug Weyand
Chris …………   Dan Sheffield
Randi/Libby ………… Lisa Vitrano


BUFFALO FESTIVAL OF SHORT WORKS 1997

THE BLUE WALL by Mark Brownell
Director Joyce Stilson
Sergeant Warren ……. Michael Starzynski
Dan McKellar….. Jay Ward
Nancy Clark …… Jennifer Fitzery
Greg Hussman …. Richard Pepperone

GRAVY by Paula Wing
Director Joyce Stilson
Martha Stewart………… Barbara Seidl

TEA AT THE STANHOPE by Bob Kornhiser
Director Lisa Vitrano
Midge ………… Colleen Gaughan
Sonia ………… Roberta Mackey
Waiter ………… Jason Trost

LUNCH IN THE AFTERNOON by Gordon Osmond
Director Lisa Vitrano
Kim …………   Stephanie Bax-Fontanella
Mike …………   Don Kruszka
Waiter ………… Jason Trost

BLUE BUICK IN MY DRIVEWAY by Karen Zacarias
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1996
Director Kelly Beuth
Johnathan….. Stephen Jakiel
Gloria….Barbara Seidl
George…. Matthew Brown

TUNA FISH EULOGY by Lindsay Price
Director Joyce Stilson
Woman 1 ………… Ellen Opiela
Man ………… Dan Sheffield
Woman 2 ………… Lisa Vitrano
Woman 3 ………… Karen Kopryanski

GOD, HANNA AND THE ARK by M.J. Shank
Director Kelly Beuth
Hanna ………… Louise Reger

FULL CIRCLE by Donnamarie Vaughan
Director Joyce Stilson
Man…. Don Kruszka

A MATCHMAKER’S GUIDE TO CONTROLLING THE ELEMENTS by John Morogiello
Director Kelly Beuth
Liz ………… Joy Scime
Tom ………… Kevin Barwell
Annie ………… Stephanie Bax-Fonatanella

LUCK DAY by Bill Mesce, Jr.
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1996
Director Joyce Stilson
Francis ………… Mike Starzynski
John ………… Bob Bucella
Billy ………… Paul Parsons
Bar Owner ………… Lou Bellomo


BUFFALO QUICKIES 1998

SINGING, STILL by Anna Kay France In conjunction with Playback Buffalo
Director – Kelly Beuth
Thomas…Gregg Borland
Doctor… Craig Pattison
Sister Grace…Joy Scime
Jim… Jim Caughill
Nurses… Mary Moebius, Kathleen Weber

STABAT MARTHA music by Steve Thomas, lyrics by Mark Brownell
Director Joyce Stilson
Soprano- Sharon Strait
Alto- Amy Dickerson
Tenor- Anthony Maida
Bass- Mark Wolff

MINIATURES by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1997
Director Joyce Stilson
Henny………… Lisa Vitrano
Jane………… Adam Nowak
Edgar………… Roberta Mackey

TRIANGLE by Emanuel Fried
Director Joyce Stilson
Maryanne………… Tammy Reger
Jackie………… Kathleen Weber

I KISSED ELVIS by Jocelyn A. Beard
Director Joyce Stilson
Porita Sue Danton …… Mary Loftus
Marva Rae Purdy…….. Sharon Strait
Lake Hugo ……………. Mark Wolff
Elvis Impersonator …… Anthony Maida
Elvis …………………… Paul O’Hern

THE DARKENED DOOR by Steven Mayoff and Paula Wing
Director Kelly Beuth
Phil………… Dan Sheffield
Dani………… Ellen Opiela
Figure……….Devon Wyman

ACME TEMPORARY SERVICES by Linda Eisenstein
Director Joyce Stilson
Manager ………… Amy Dickenson

IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD by Donnamarie Vaughan
Director Joyce Stilson
Claire…………Beth Gerardi
Isabelle……….. Devon Wyman

RUSTING by Marcia Morrison
Director Joyce Stilson
Woman ………… Mary Moebius

REMOVING THE HEAD by Josh Ben Friedman
Director Joyce Stilson
Del….. Dan Sheffield
Spud….. Bob Bucella

MARCHING ON HIGH by Robin Rice Lichtig
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1997
Director Kelly Beuth
Joanie Calliope…………Leah Russo
Lucy Diamond…………. Victoria Buda
Voices………………….. Beth Gerardi, Chris Cavanagh, Dan Sheffied


BUFFALO QUICKIES 1999

A PLAY ABOUT TWO MEN, ONE OF WHOM DOES NOT UNDERSTAND by Brantley Aufill
Director Lisa Vitrano
Players… Mike Starzynski, Mark Wolff

THE LAST READING OF CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN by Carolyn Gage
Director Joyce Stilson
Charlotte…… Pamela Rose Mangus

THE IMPERFECT CHILDHOOD by Josh Kennedy
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1997
Director Joyce Stilson
Chorus ………… Dan Sheffield, Gloria Pena, Mary Moebius, Mike Starzynski, Mark Wolff, Joe McCarthy, Ellen Opiela

ASK IT by Carey Lovelace
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1998
Director Joyce Stilson
Hanna ………… Mary Moebius
Angel……..Amy Dickenson

DRESSING FOR THE PART by Larry Gray
Director Joyce Stilson
Cast….. Ellen Opiela and Tim Newell

AS YOU LIKED IT (A trivial comedy for serious theatre persons) by Ted Hoover
Director Joyce Stilson
Cast………… Tim Newell, Pamela Rose Mangus, Dan Sheffield, Mary Moebius


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2000

A PROMETHEUS UNBOUND by Laurence Brenner
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1999
Director Joyce Stilson
Prometheus…. Dean Goff
Vulture….. Mike Starzynski
Epimetheus….. Christian Riso
Hermes…… Karen McDonald

THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX by Linda Eisenstein
Director Joyce Stilson
Cassandra….. Karen McDonald

RACK ‘EM UP by Michael Burgan
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1999
Director Joyce Stilson
Cue…. Tammy Reger
Benny…. Dean Goff

EDUCATING THE AUDIENCE by Neal Radice
Director Joyce Stilson
Goddess….. Tammy Reger 


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2001 

THANK YOU, TWENTY THOUSAND POUND MAN by Jonathan Yukich
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2000
Director Joyce Stilson
Little Billy…… David Kraft
Diane….. Lisa Vitrano
Ernie….. Joshua Canfield
Park Ranger……   Andy Brown
20,000 lb. Man….. Tim White

CHEESE DOODLES & COKE by Steve Adams
Director Joyce Stilson
CJ……. Lisa Vitrano
Guard….. James Fuetterer

WANDERING THROUGH THE NIGHT by Mary Lou Pilkinton
Director Joyce Stilson
Sunny….. Lisa Vitrano
Jack…… Joshua Canfield
Bartender….. David Kraft

FLAMINGO BINGO by: Heather Violanti
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 1999
Director Todd Warfield
Hazel …….. Andrew Brown
Marie …….. Joshua Canfield
Ida …….. David Kraft
Hyacinth …….. Shanda Fry
Noah, Caller, Father Andrejewski….. James Fuetterer


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2002

PLEASANCE AND THE WORM by Chantal Bilodeau
directed Joyce Stilson
Pleasance……. Lisa Vitrano

TRY, TRY AGAIN By Robin Rothstein
Director Joyce Stilson
Clerk…….. Lisa Vitrano
Mold……… Andrew Brown

HEART SMART By Linda Eisenstein
Director Joyce Stilson
Lily……. Pamela Rose Mangus
Jennifer…… Ellen Opiela

SPINNING WHEELS by Jeffery Welton
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2001
Director Joyce Stilson
Charlie Chubbycheeks……. Michael Starzynski
Francis Fluffkins……. Andrew Brown
Susie…….. Ellen Opiela
Tommy…….. Lisa Vitrano

HANNA AND THE MACCABEES by Michael Bettencourt
Director Joyce Stilson
Hanna Semelson…….. Pamela Rose Mangus
Mike……… Michael Starzynski

SECONDS by Michael Bettencourt
Director Todd Warfield
Sue………. Ellen Opiela
Carol……… Lisa Vitrano

ACT ONE by Paul Jury
Finalist, 2001 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2001
Director Joyce Stilson
Mother………. Ellen Opiela
Father……… Andrew Brown
Baby……….. Michael Starzynski
Dr. Wade……… Lisa Vitrano
Nurse……… Pamela Rose Mangus


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2003

I DO NOT WISH TO SEE THE NEEDLE by Wade Gasque
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Competition 2002
Director Joyce Stilson
Bill………………. Peter Jaskowiak
Lady………………… Candace Lawrence
Junior……… Kevin Brach

COLA BABY by Mike Folie
Director Joyce Stilson
Rachael………. Sarah Nowak

SEX EDUCATION by Jerry Bisantz
Director Joyce Stilson
Ben……….. John F. Kennedy
Jim….. Kevin Brach
Dan………. Peter Jaskowiak
Linda…………. Candace Lawrence

THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA by Michael E. Wolfson
Director Joyce Stilson
Kree……. Susan Drozd
Marta………….. Candace Lawrence

MRS. DICKERSON’S DONATION by Donnamarie Vaughan
Director Joyce Stilson
Mrs. Dickerson……… Sarah Nowak
Doctor……………………. Peter Jaskowiak

ALTARED STATES by L.G. Smith
Director Joyce Stilson
Simon The Groom……. Kevin Brach
Sasha The Bride……… Susan Drozd
Sammy The Best Man……. John F. Kennedy


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2004

THE TEN MINUTE WORKSHOP by Con Chapman
directed by Joyce Stilson
The Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Starzynski
The Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Susan Drozd
The Instructor. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . Pamela Rose Mangus
The Show Tune Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Starzynski
The Actor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christopher Brechtel
The Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .Louise Reger

KVETCHING WITH MARY by Vanda
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Louise Reger
Jesus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christopher Brechtel 

CRAZY EIGHTS by Donnamarie Vaughan
directed by Joyce Stilson
D’yonaise. . . …………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Pamela Rose Mangus
Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Starzynski

MADAM KNAVERY by Charlotte Jones
directed by Joyce Stilson
Young Man. ………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Susan Drozd
Madam Knavery . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Reger

GURNEY’S NIGHTMARE 
directed by Joyce Stilson
Woman. . ……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Pamela Rose Mangus
Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Starzynski

FIREBALL by Lindsay Price
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jennine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………… . . . . . . . . .. . Susan Drozd
Gerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …….. . . . . . . Christopher Brechtel

ACCUSED OF COMEDY by Carl L. Williams
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2003
directed by Joyce Stilson
Hooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. …………… Michael Starzynski
Dobbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………. . . . Louise Reger
Wilhamena. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . Susan Drozd
Judge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ……………..Pamela Rose Mangus

THE GREED GENE by Michael Bettencourt
directed by Joyce Stilson
Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………. .. . Susan Drozd
Norman. . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . . . . . . . Christopher Brechtel
Doctor . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Starzynski 

UNGRATEFUL by Linda Eisenstein
directed by Joyce Stilson
Meg . ……………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Louise Reger

SURPRISE by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Whitney….. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Drozd
Peter . . . . ……………… . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Michael Starzynski
Esther. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Pamela Rose Mangus

BURNING by Dawson Moore
directed by Joyce Stilson
Xerxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……… . . . .. . Michael Starzynski
Maude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …… . . . . . . . . Louise Reger
Joe Q. Public. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . Christopher Brechtel

MRS. B by Ed Valentine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pamela Rose Mangus
Hub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ………. Christopher Brechtel

UNICORNS by Brad McEntire
directed by Joyce Stilson
First Unicorn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. …….. Susan Drozd
Second Unicorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Brechtel


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2005

GREEN BEER AND BAGELS by Rachel Lynn Brody
directed by Joyce Stilson
Leprechaun …………………………………… Kim Piazza
Petra ……………………………………… Ginger Geoffery 

GUNDOGS AND JUICE by Marni Ayers
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jody …………………………………… Matthew LaChiusa
Tim ……………………………………… Kevin Brach 

DOREEN’S TURNS OF PHRASE by John A. Donnelly
directed by Joyce Stilson
Doreen …………………………………… Kate Olena
Gordon ……………………………………… Matthew LaChiusa 

CELLMATES by Molly Best Tinsley
2004 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition Finalist
directed by Joyce Stilson
Cass …………………………………… Kim Piazza
Rob ……………………………………… Kevin Brach

ICE CREAM FOR DINNER by Donnamarie Vaughan
directed by Joyce Stilson
Girl……………………………………….. Ginger Geoffery

DREW BARRYMORE AND SIGMUND FREUD MEET THE COOKIE MONSTER by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Kat …………………………………… Kate Olena
Lee ……………………………………… Matthew LaChiusa
Wolf …………………………………… Kevin Brach 

THE RENTAL by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Sonya …………………………………… Kate Olena
Harold ……………………………………… Kevin Brach

THE KISS by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Allison …………………………………… Kim Piazza
Dennis ……………………………………… Matthew LaChiusa

BERTHA, HELEN, VIVIAN, OR JANE by Ellen West
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition Winner 2005
directed by Joyce Stilson
Michelle …………………………………… Ginger Geoffery
Bertha ……………………………………… Kate Olena


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2006

SCRIPTED by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Elaine ………………………………… Jeanine Smyth Maier
Simon …………………………………. Peter Maier 

COMPASSION By Dean Taylor
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2006
directed by Joyce Stilson
Older Woman …………………………………… Louise Reger
Younger Man …….……………………………… Peter Maier
The General ……………………………………… Mike Starzynski

HO! HO! HO! by Ted Hoover
directed by Joyce Stilson
Eddie …………………………………… Mike Starzynski 

HELL HATH THREE FURIES by Aoise Stratford
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mac …………………………………… Peter Maier
Beth …………………………… Louise Reger
Juliet ………………………………… Kate Olena
Heather ……………… Jeanine Smyth Maier

SALT OF THE EARTH by Ted Wenskus
directed by Joyce Stilson
Ivan ………………………………… Mike Starzynski
Andrei ……………………………………… Peter Maier 

ACME TEMPORARY SERVICES by Linda Eisenstein
directed by Joyce Stilson
Bridge …………………………………… Kate Olena

YOU! by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Deborah…………………….. Jeanine Smyth Maier
Dominic …………………………….. Mike Starzynski
Strang ……………………………………….. Peter Maier
Alice ……………………………………….. Louise Reger
Walter ……………………………………….. Kate Olena


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2007

HERMAN MELVILLE LEARNS TO WRITE by Robert J. Myers
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2006
directed by Joyce Stilson
Herman Melville…. Paul O’Hern
The Teacher………. Michael Starzynski 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER by Tom Dooney
directed by Joyce Stilson
Student….. Tammy Reger
Teacher….. Roger Van Dette 

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE by Linda Eisenstein
directed by Joyce Stilson
Ruth…… Louise Reger
Michelle…… Tammy Reger 

ONCE UPON AN F’ING ISLAND By Jay C. Rehak
directed by Joyce Stilson
Man ……… Paul O’Hern
Woman …….. Kate Olena 

4’33” IN REHEARSAL by David W. Frank
directed by Joyce Stilson
Coach…….. Kate Olena
Musician ……. Tammy Reger 

SOMEZING IN ZE DESERT by Francesca Sanders
directed by Joyce Stilson
Clarabell…… Louise Reger
Bobo……… Michael Starzynski 

SUPERHERO by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Rachael…..…. Kate Olena
Leonard………. Roger Van Dette


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2008

BUFFALO QUICKIES by Michael Fanelli
directed by Joyce Stilson
Sad …………………………… Chris Parada
Happy ………………………… Tammy Reger

BIOG by Michael Bettencourt
directed by Joyce Stilson
Nigel Hamilton ……… Michael Seitz
Capella Seacrest …Pamela Rose Mangus 

FATE’S STEADY HANDS by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Richard ……………………… Roger Van Dette
Sam …….……………………… Chris Parada 

SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CONNECTICUT by Mike Folie
directed by Joyce Stilson
Clarissa ………………… Pamela Rose Mangus
Danielle ….………………… Stephanie Bax
Jessica ….…………………… Shannon Speaker 

THE PRODIGAL COW by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
A Calf ……………..…………… Louise Reger
A Kid ………………..………… Mike Seitz

THE LOOK OF LOVE by Donnamarie Vaughan
directed by Joyce Stilson
Helen ……………..………… Stephanie Bax
Wendy ……………………… Tammy Reger
Doug ………………..………Roger Van Dette 

AN AD IN THE PERSONALS by Marlene M. Miller
directed by Joyce Stilson
Pamela ……………………… Louise Reger
Louis ………………………… Chris Parada
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2008

THE ACTRESS’ DILEMMA by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Director …………………… Roger Van Dette
Actress ………………..……… Tammy Reger


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2009

SEEPING by Marni Ayers
directed by Joyce Stilson
He ….…. …. …. …. …. Carlton Franklin
She ….…. …. …. …. …. Sheila Connors

SHRINKAGE by Carole Buggé
directed by Joyce Stilson
Dr. Lasker….…. …. …. …. …. Louise Reger
Billy….…. …. …. …. …. Christopher S. Parada 

MARINATED STEAKS AND SOCKS by Jay C. Rehak
directed by Joyce Stilson
Dr. Watts ….…. …. …. …. …. Louise Reger
Francine ….…. …. …. …. …. Sheila Connors
John ….…. …. …. …. …. Christopher S. Parada

SATURDAY NIGHT CHIPPEWA, SUNDAY MORNING LACKAWANNA by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Matthew ….…. …. …. …. …. Michael Seitz
Claire ….…. …. …. …. …. Tammy Reger

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK by Alex Broun
directed by Joyce Stilson
Albert ….…. …. …. …. …. Carlton Franklin
Samson ….…. …. …. …. …. Christopher S. Parada

UNCLEAR TO LAND by Jay C. Rehak
directed by Joyce Stilson
Air Traffic Control Guy ….… Michael Seitz
Other Air Traffic Control Guy ….…. Carlton Franklin

MEMPHIS CALLING by Colin Mitchell
directed by Joyce Stilson
Donna ….…. …. …. …. …. Tammy Reger
Memphis ….… ….….….. Carlton Franklin
Priest ….…. …. …. …. …. Christopher S. Parada
Guard ….…. …. …. …. …. Michael Seitz

FOURPLAY by Molly Best Tinsley
directed by Joyce Stilson
Woman ….…. …..…. …. Sheila Connors
Man ….…. …. …. …. …. Michael Seitz

HOW TO BE NAKED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA by Linda Eisenstein
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mary Ellen….….. …. ….   Tammy Reger
Jack ….…. …. …. …. …. Christopher S. Parada

JUMP! by George J. Bryjak
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2008
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jumper ….…….…. …. Michael Seitz
Woman ….…..….….…. Louise Reger
Poet….…. …. …. …. …. Sheila Connors


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2010

FRONT AND CENTER by Rich Rubin
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2009
directed Neal Radice
Herb … Roger Van Dette
Victoria … Rebecca Ward
Chuck … Michael Seitz 

ONLY WORDS by Lawrence Gregory Smith
directed Neal Radice
Ty … Christopher S. Parada
Hope … Tammy Reger

WARREN’S WARNING by Molly Best Tinsley
directed Neal Radice
Man … Christopher S. Parada
Woman … Rebecca Ward 

FEARLESS FRANCIS by Robert Hutter
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2008
directed Neal Radice
Frances … Rebecca Ward
Margaret … Tammy Reger
Rodney … Christopher S. Parada 

DR. J’S MAGIC SPRAY by Jay Rehak
directed Neal Radice
Doctor J … Roger VanDette
Kristen … Tammy Reger
Connor … Michael Seitz 

MEMORIES FOR SALE by Jerry Bisantz
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2009
directed Neal Radice
Bruce … Christopher S. Parada
Charles … Michael Seitz
Sid … Roger Van Dette
Rachel … Tammy Reger

DRIVE THRU by Mark Harvey Levine
directed Neal Radice
Bess … Rebecca Ward
Ron … Roger Van Dette 

A SPIDER THE SIZE OF A BUICK (A Bad Play) by Tom Dudzick
directed Neal Radice
Mary Lou … Tammy Reger
Warren … Roger Van Dette
Buddy … Michael Seitz
Babs … Rebecca Ward
Harry … Christopher S. Parada


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2011

IN THE BEGINNING by Rebecca Ritchie
Winner, Mazumdar New Play Competition 1992
directed by Joyce Stilson
Rachael….. Andréa Andolina
Eve……. Sheila Connors
Lillith……. Kate Olena

GAME DAY by Steve Guiteirrez
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2010
directed by Joyce Stilson
Dan Garcia……… Mike Starzynski
Ron Nobrewski…….. Jerry Hudson

LIKEWISE by Judy Klass
directed by Joyce Stilson
Andy…….. Andy Herr
Marsha…… Andréa Andolina

THE SECOND ACT PROBLEM by Carey Lovelace
directed by Joyce Stilson
Bryneth…… Sheila Connors
Albrecht…… Mike Starzynski

JUMP 2: CONCLUSIONS by Lawrence Gregory Smith
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jonesy….. Andy Herr
Molly Black…… Kate Olena

THERE’S A 200 FOOT COWBOY IN ISTANBUL by Mike Folie
directed by Joyce Stilson
Charlene….. Sheila Connors


 BUFFALO QUICKIES 2012 

A COURTESY CALL  by Jay C. Rehak
directed by Joyce Stilson
Patty… Kate Olena
Jean… Mary Moebius
Audience Member… Carlton Franklin

LOVE LIZA? by Anson Mount
Winner, Mazumdar New Play Competition 2011 
directed by Joyce Stilson
Stan… Carlton Franklin
Williamson… Michael Starzynski

AUTUMN’S DOOR  by Lawrence Gregory Smith
directed by Joyce Stilson
Autumn… Mary Moebius
Troy … Michael Starzynski
Joy … Kate Olena

BLACK AND WHITE  by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Solver… Kate Olena
X Word… Mary Moebius
Doku… Carlton Franklin 

EXTERIOR. A TRAIN STATION. NIGHT. by Christopher Morse
directed by Joyce Stilson
Rhett… Michael Starzynski
Monique….Mary Moebius
Rudolfo… Carlton Franklin 

AS YOU LIKED IT (A Trivial Comedy for Serious Theatre Persons) by Ted Hoover
directed by Joyce Stilson
Pickering … Kate Olena
Calhoun… Mary Moebius
Osbourne… Michael Starzynski
Summerville…. Carlton Franklin


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2013

FACE TIME by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Kelly………. Joyce Stilson
Angela………. Bethany Sparacio

THE POE-STER by Judy Klass
directed by Joyce Stilson
Student………. Bethany Sparacio

FULL CIRCLE by DonnaMarie Vaughan
directed by Joyce Stilson
Man………. Darryl Hart

PET ENVY by Camilla Maxwell
directed by Joyce Stilson
Daniella ………. Joyce Stilson
Julianna ………. Bethany Sparacio

HEART AND SOUL by George J. Bryjak
directed by Joyce Stilson
She ………. Joyce Stilson
He………. Roger VanDette

CHARMING by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jennifer ………. Bethany Sparacio
Matthew ………. Darryl Hart

MISFORTUNE by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Cindy ………. Bethany Sparacio
Barry ………. Roger VanDette
Stephanie ………. Joyce Stilson
Another Patron ………. Darryl Hart


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2014 

THERAPY by George J. Bryjak
directed by Joyce Stilson
Wilbur… Darryl Hart
Phonecia… Patty Hannel
Dr. Kellogg… Jacquie Cherry

I’M NOT SURE by Mark C. Lloyd
directed by Joyce Stilson
Woman… Jacquie Cherry
Man… Tyler Brown

ROSES ARE RED…? by Mark C. Lloyd
directed by Joyce Stilson
Host… Darryl Hart
Billy… Mike Starzynski
Constance… Patty Hannel

WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Sam… Darryl Hart
Clem… Mike Starzynski
Zeke… Jacquie Cherry
John… Tyler Brown

FRUIT LOOPS by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Ms. Donnelly… Jacquie Cherry
Mrs. Smith… Patty Hannel

BROTHERHOOD OF THE WHIRLPOOL BOX
by Matt Boyle
directed by Joyce Stilson
Robert Davis… Tyler Brown
Curtis Rose… Mike Starzynski

SCAMMING by David Muschell
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2013
directed by Joyce Stilson
Woman… Jacquie Cherry
Man… Darryl Hart
Police Officer… Mike Starzynski
Crazy Lady… Patty Hannel
Paramedic… Tyler Brown


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2015

THE PROPER EXECUTION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2014
by Camilla Maxwell
directed by Joyce Stilson
William Shakespeare… Michael Starzynski
Peter … Tyler Brown

LUNCH WITH MAE by Mark C. Lloyd
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2014
directed by Joyce Stilson
Steve… Tyler Brown
Tia… Jacquie Cherry
Mona… Stephanie Bax
Mae West… Bethany Sparacio

YOU HAVEN’T CHANGED A BIT  by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Lottie… Stephanie Bax
Lennie… Michael Starzynski

GO ON by Anson Mount
directed by Joyce Stilson
Casting Assistant… Tyler Brown
Cindy… Jacquie Cherry
Brett… Michael Starzynski
Shawn… Bethany Sparacio

THE IMPORTANCE OF FINDING ERNIE by Jennifer Tromble
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2014
directed by Joyce Stilson
Gert…. Stephanie Bax
Ellie…. Bethany Sparacio
Madame Avery…. Jacquie Cherry

A CAREER TRAIN WRECK by Benjamin Macnair
directed by Joyce Stilson
Passenger 1… Jacquie Cherry
Guard… Bethany Sparacio
Passenger 2… Tyler Brown

A CASE OF ANXIETY  by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Robert… Tyler Brown
Marissa…. Bethany Sparacio
Inspector…. Michael Starzynski
Pirate…. Stephanie Bax
Pirate…. Jacquie Cherry


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2016

BLACK FRIDAY by Jennifer Tromble
Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2015
directed by Joyce Stilson
Page…. Edith Grossman
Margaret… Stephanie Bax
Franklin… Mike Starzynski

SHOOT THE WEATHERMAN by Mike Randall
Finalist, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition 2015 
directed by Joyce Stilson
Weatherman… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Lawyer… Mike Starzynski

SHIRLEY VS. THE SQUIRRELS by Camilla Maxwell
directed by Joyce Stilson
Cloe…. Edith Grossman
Shirley… Bethany Sparacio
Jonathan… Tyler Brown

THE ONLY EASY DAY WAS YESTERDAY by Matt Boyle
directed by Joyce Stilson
Grace… Stephanie Bax
Dan… Timothy Patrick Finnegan

JACK PORK by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jack… Tyler Brown
Chrissie… Bethany Sparacio
Pete… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Bob/Ed… Mike Starzynski

SWANS IN WINTER by Mark C. Lloyd
directed by Joyce Stilson
Gina… Bethany Sparacio
Bruce… Tyler Brown
Aunt Ida…. Edith Grossman 

BOGIE AND HAROLD by Anna Kay France
directed by Joyce Stilson
Bette… Stephanie Bax 

WRATH! By Winifred Storms & Jon Elston
directed by Joyce Stilson
Karen…. Edith Grossman
Gunther… Mike Starzynski
Sir Malice… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Ava… Bethany Sparacio
Ravenous… Tyler Brown


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2017

GUNS AND ROSES by Mike Randall
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jeffery… Kyle Baran
Angela… Stephanie Bax
Lou… Christopher Standart

ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE! by Bella Poynton
directed by Joyce Stilson
Anna… Becky Globus
Sam… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Larry… Christopher Standart

INFLUENCE by Jennifer Tromble
directed by Joyce Stilson
Marie… Stephanie Bax
Michael… Timothy Patrick Finnegan

CLOWNTIME IS OVER by j. Snodgrass
directed by Joyce Stilson
Livia… Becky Globus
Edwin… Kyle Baran

A FIT OF PIQUE by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Joyce Stilson
Rich… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Annie… Stephanie Bax
Henry… Christopher Standart
Lisa… Becky Globus 

WHEN BLIZZARD BABIES TURN TO STONE by Justin Karcher
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mike… Kyle Baran
Nicole… Becky Globus

SURVIVAL STRATEGY by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Jerry… Timothy Patrick Finnegan
Jenny… Stephanie Bax


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2018

SPIRIT OF BUFFALO by Donna Hoke
directed by Joyce Stilson
Pamona… Jacquie Cherry
Beau Flueve… Andrew Zuccari
Good Samaratin #1, #2, #3… Tom Dreitlein

LAWN WARS by Matthew Boyle
directed by Lee Becker
Boyle… Andrew Zuccari
O’Dwyer… Christopher Standart

THE OFFER by Bella Poyton
directed by Lee Becker
Roger… Christopher Standart
Grace… Jacquie Cherry

NOTICE by Peter Snoad
Finalist, Mazumdar New Play Competition 2017
directed by Joyce Stilson
Actor #1… Kate Olena
Actor #2… Bill Lovern

JOHNNY STORMCATCHER by Mike Randall
directed by James Cichocki
Johnny… Christopher Standart
Jade… Jacquie Cherry
Daryl… Kate Olena
Ron… Bill Lovern

THE DEATH OF MELENDEZ by Michael Fanelli
directed by James Cichocki
Joe… Christopher Standart
Anthony… Bill Lovern

WHEN THE SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSETS CHOKE ON CANDY CORN by Justin Karcher
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mike… Andrew Zuccari
Sam…. Tom Dreitlein

KICK YOUR HEELS UP AND SHOUT by j.Snodgrass
Winner, Mazumdar New Play Competition 2017
directed by Joyce Stilson
Bill… Bill Lovern
Brigid… Jacquie Cherry
Mary… Kate Olena


BUFFALO QUICKIES 2019 

A WORK BREAK DOWNTOWN by Jeff Z. Klein
2018 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition one act winner
directed by Stephanie Riso
East Facing Woman…. Shawnell Tillery
West Facing Woman… Jaimee Harmon

OVER THE TEARS by Mark C. Lloyd
directed by Joyce Stilson
Hugh… Mike Starzynski
Love… Jaimee Harmon

THE CEDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PYLON AND THUNDERTHIGHS by j. Snodgrass
directed by Carly Weiser
Thunderstrike… Shawnell Tillery
Pylon… Andrew Zuccari

ONE MAN SHOW by Mike Randall
directed by Samantha Marchant
Actor… Mike Starzynski
Her… Stephanie Bax

THE ARRANGEMENT by Jennifer Tromble
directed by Joyce Stilson
Frank… Dylan Brozyna
Mindy… Shawnell Tillery
Al… Andrew Zuccari
Tracy… Jaimee Harmon

ELEVEN THINGS THAT ALMOST HAPPENED TO RICK AND HANNAH… AND ONE THING THAT ACTUALLY DID by Bella Poynton
directed by Joyce Stilson
Hannah… Stephanie Bax
Rick… Dylan Brozyna

WHO’S AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP? by Justin Karcher
directed by Joyce Stilson
Mike… Andrew Zuccari
Liz… Stephanie Bax

STARTING OUT STRONG by Samantha Marchant
directed by Carly Weiser
Barry… Mike Starzynski
Matilda… Shawnell Tillery