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Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet, MA, 2022

*Best Direction of a Play - Regional Awards (Boston)

*Best Scenic Design of a Play - Regional Awards (Boston)

*Best Lighting Design of a Play - Regional Awards (Boston)

*Best Sound Design of a Play - Regional Awards (Boston)

*Best Supporting Actor in a Play - Regional Awards (Boston)

Ed and his sons are celebrating the holidays in their traditional style. As Jake and Drew sit around eating Chinese takeout, playing games, and pranking each other, it quickly becomes apparent that something is wrong with their brother Matt.  One brother’s existential crisis prompts a spirited and comedic dialogue on the value of privilege in an evolving society and the tragedy of failing to live up to one’s potential.


Miss Bennet:
Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2021

*Top Ten Theater Productions of 2021 - Hartford Courant

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.


First Date
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary
and Michael Weiner, Book by Austin Winsberg

Seven Angels Theater, Waterbury, CT, 2019

*Best Actress in a Musical (Nominee) - Connecticut Critics Circle Awards
*Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Nominee)  - Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? 

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Raging Skillet
by Jacques Lamarre

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet, MA, 2018

Based on The Raging Skillet: The True Life Adventures of Chef Rossi,

A Memoir with Recipes.

RAGING SKILLET is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens. Talking her way into any cooking job she could get. A self-taught and self-made Rossi ended up owning one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. Chef Rossi grew up “orthodox light” (her family kept the meat and dairy dishes separate but ate McDonalds’ fish sandwiches). A rebellious daughter, she was shipped off from her Hungarian Yiddish family to live with a Chasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Feeling restless, Rossi broke free from religious and familial constraints to create a life of her own. What began as a revolt against the microwave turned into a quest to make food that is fearless, fun, and, most importantly, delicious.


The Revisionist
by  Jesse Eisenberg

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2018

*Outstanding Lead Actress (Nominee) - Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

In this comedic drama, a young science fiction writer named David journeys to Poland to stay with his 75-year-old second cousin, Maria, a widowed Holocaust survivor. While David is searching for a quiet space to unblock his creative energy so he can revise his novel, the lonely Maria is thrilled for the chance to connect. As their bond grows, David learns a profound secret about Maria's past that challenges their relationship and teaches them both about the meaning of being a family.

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Tuesdays with Morrie
 by  Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2015

*Best Play (Nominee)  - (CT)
*Best Director (Nominee) - (CT)

The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

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 by William Shakespeare

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2013 

*Best Play - (CT)
*Best Director (Nominee) - (CT)

In this fast-paced, brutal and honest telling of OTHELLO, we will enter a world of war that we know all too well, and see the power that love, jealousy, passion and pride have over our lives...and how no one is safe from the consequences of these passions! "And what's he then that says I play the villain?" Whose actions are not justified? Who is innocent? Who can say that they do not play the villain?


Biloxi Blues
 by Neil Simon

Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex, CT 2017

It’s 1943. Come back in time with us to World War II era, Biloxi, Mississippi. It’s boot camp for a young man from Brooklyn and his fellow recruits where they will learn about Life and Love and some of life’s harsher lessons. Winner – 1985 Tony Award for Best Play.

All Is Calm:
The Christmas Truce of 1914

by Peter Rothstein
with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2020 (Remounted 2021)

*Best Director of a Streaming Performance (Nominee) - (CT)
*Best Editing of a Streaming Performance - (CT)
*Top Ten Theater Productions of 2020 - Hartford Courant

A remarkable true story from the Western Front. All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history; in a silence amid the combat, a soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Silent Night.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie between the Allied troops and German soldiers. They lay down their arms to celebrate the holiday, share food and drink, play soccer, and sing carols. This dramatic retelling weaves together firsthand accounts of World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols.


Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
 by Richard Alfieri

Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex, CT, 2016

An aging but formidable woman hires a dance instructor to give her lessons in her home. What begins as an antagonistic relationship gives way to friendship as they swing dance, foxtrot, tango and cha cha while sharing their secrets, fears and joys. SIX DANCE LESSONS is a poignant comedy with music and dance about friendship.


Qualities of Starlight
 by Gabriel Jason Dean

Source Theatre, Washington, DC, 2012

Theo Turner is a young cosmologist on the verge. But Theo's "big bang" isn't theoretical. His universe explodes when he and his wife travel to Attapulgus to deliver news about an impending adoption and discover that Theo's aging parents are meth addicts. A comedy about the frailty of faith, the unspoken bonds of family, and the mysterious expansion of the universe.


Love & Spumoni
by  Jacques Lamarre

Seven Angels Theater, Waterbury, CT, 2020

It's the 1980s in Waterbury. What does that mean for teenager Mary Lou? Big hair, a big Italian family, and her first big crush. When she spots a handsome black student at Sacred Heart High School, it's love at first sight. Can she win over Anthony and, more importantly, get her family to see that love is color blind? A new play from the creator of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is based on the true story of Mary Lou Piland, who became a viral sensation when she told her story on The Moth Radio Hour.

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It’s A Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play

adapted by Joe Landry

Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex, CT, 2017

The beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

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Lady Macbeth and Her Lover
 by Richard Vetere

Iron Spike Theatre Company, New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY, 2015 

Lovers Corrine and Hope make a suicide pact. One poet lives and one wins the Pulitzer, posthumously. Years later, the dead woman's daughter knocks on Corrine's door demanding she be her literary mentor. World premiere from acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere.

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The Dining Room
 by A.R. Gurney

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT, 2015

A brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force (and Off-Broadway success) in which six performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom, and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.

Coney Island Christmas
by Donald Margulies

Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex, CT, 2018

CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. By Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies this is a holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths.


The Mystery Plays
 by  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2012

"We are all of us on a journey. Our lives are paths we walk alone. Always, even when surrounded by our family and friends, we're alone. These journeys, our lives, are long and winding. Even the briefest ones are fraught with – are crowded with – what we can see, the physical world, and what we cannot...That which lies beyond our vision and our understanding. Our belief.


Romance Language
 by Joe Godfrey

Seven Angels Theater, Waterbury, CT, 2014

The world premiere of a new play by Joe Godfrey: Penny Morgan, single and 32, feels her Mom, Kay, widowed and living alone, is letting life pass her by. Things change quickly, though, when Kay agrees to take private Italian lessons with a very charming and attractive teacher, Fiore Benedetto. When the lessons blossom into "something more," Penny, a lawyer who was devoted to her late father, becomes distressed. As in Italian opera, passion, jealousy and perhaps even "vendetta" drive these three people toward a final big decision.

The Webcam Play
 by  Tim Guillot

Junesong Arts, Capitol Fringe Festival, Washington, DC, 2012

A unique fusion of theatre and film, The Webcam Play tells the story of two lonely twenty–somethings who fall in love online. When things turn sour, they are forced to wonder – was it ever real?

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Baby Hubris
 by Jacqui Rego

New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY, 2015

In this hipster fairy tale, Leslie, an overworked single mom, takes on the ghost of Dr. Spock as her personal guru. With sexy magical-realism Leslie gives birth to her power; her sometimes lover Wyatt howls with Cerberus the three-headed dog from the underworld; and her six-month old baby Jack...talks.


Pilot Fish
 by Patrick Kennedy

New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY, 2013

Hollywood Pilot Season. Pure Carnage! Four people who can't stand each other find themselves "attached" to the same sitcom pilot. PILOT FISH not only filets the "industry", but goes after the "Hollywood" we all carry around inside of us.

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An Actor’s Carol
 by Charles Evered

Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex, CT, 2019

This Christmas comedy tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, an actor drained of artistic passion after having played the character of Scrooge one too many times, which leads to Pendleton encountering three ghosts of his own. A cast of 4 actors plays 17 different characters in this hilarious new look at a classic that reminds us that the most jaded among us can find magic in the holiday season- and in the theater as well!

©Sasha Brätt 2023 

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