The Directors' Showcase

The Directors' Showcase at Cabaret is a collection of 15 to 20 minute plays directed by new directors. This showcase gives first time directors the opportunity to work on a short play from start to finish and get a feel for the directing process. It is a great way to get involved at Cabaret!


Directors Showcase 2016
Coordinator: Lauren Burcheri

Wedding Duet by Lauren Wilson
Directed by Celine Dirkes
Actors:
Benji Sills
Emily Woods

What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Katherine Freedman
Actors:
Rafael Lozada
Oren Merhav

Moving Shortly by Sheri Wilner
Directed by Madhu Mohanmurali
Actors:
Colee Bellmay
Rafael Lozada

Zealot by Julie Marie Myatt
Directed by David Novis
Actors:
Alex Albanese
Roni Banerjee
Benji Sills
Emily Woods

Stage Manager: Danielle Shabi


Directors Showcase 2015
Coordinator: Kim Bollard

Baggage Unattended by Eric Coble
Directed by Emily Reineke

Actors:
Allie Ambriano
Abid Hassan
Sean Ullmer
Bernadette Burke
Jackie Malzone
Dom Scalera

Sure Thing by David Ives
Directed by Stephanie Leiva

Actors:
Kenny Laboy

Laura Pomykala
Allie Ambriano

He Said, She Said by Alice Gerstenberg
Directed by Julianna Pica

Actors:
Rachel Horner

Ivha
Kajoree Bhattacharya
Abid Hassan

Some Fresh Ideas by Zachary Sinkiewicz
Directed by Jillian Hanna

Actors:
Alexis Dewland

Christian Signorelli
Christian Courtney
Abid Hassan

Trash by Justice Hehir & Alyssa Krompier
Directed by Elizabeth Alt

Actors:
Maddie Hehir

Toni Pollitt

Death Knocks by Woody Allen
Directed by Ivana Melara

Actors:
Kajoree Bhattacharya

Benji Sills

Cindy & Julie by Bruce Kane
Directed by TJ Ellis

Actors:
Kelly McCarthy

Kajoree Bhattacharya
Allie Ambriano


Directors Showcase 2014
Coordinator: Kayla Votapek
Stage Manager: Jacqueline Malzone

 

Interview with Loneliness by Ann Wuehler
Directed by Chris Price

Actors:

Toni Pollitt
Megan Cavanagh
Kim Bollard 

 

Waiting for the Matinee by Eric Coble
Directed by Constantina Scoullis

Actors:

Kajoree Bhattacharya
Justice Hehir

 

For Anne by Peter Gruen
Directed by Laura Pomykala

Actors:

Kelly Lozo
Matt Apploff

 

Blind Date by Laurie Allen
Directed by Eddie Norgard 

Actors:

Chris Wilson
Kim Bollard
LaJuan Miller
Thalia Peck
Matt Apploff
Kajoree Bhattacharya

 

Ties that Bind by Eric Coble 
Directed by Hantz Jean-Francois

Actors:

Luke Basile
Alex Esposito
Lajuan Miller
Thalia Peck
Toni Pollitt
Steve Rengifo 


Directors Showcase 2013
Coordinated by Allison Kroeper
Stage Managed by Stephanie van Oppen

 

Final Placement - Written by: Ara Watson
Directed by: Kayla Votapek

Cast:

Luellen: Kelsey Potkay
Mary: Justice Hehir
 

Left to Right - Written by: Steven Dietz
Directed by: Christen Demnitz

Cast:

Scott: Mendel Teitelbaum
Ron: Chris Randise
Dee: Constance Huang
Angie: Laura Pomykala

 

Seven Jewish Children - Written by: Caryl Churchill
Directed by: Stephanie Van Huss

Cast:

Grandpa: Andy Martinez
Dad: Sherif Ibrahim
Brother: Dan Conroy
Grandma: Megan Cavanagh
Mom: Marie Ferguson
Sister: Julia Barnett

 

The Lives of the Great Waitresses - Written by: Nina Shengold
Directed by: Jasia Ries

Cast:

Yetta: Alyssa Krompier
Kay: Esther Adesina
Tammie Sue: Sam Vargas
Melissa: Julia Barnett


Directors Showcase 2012
Coordinated by Anwesha Chaudhuri

Stage Managed by Artun Hoscan

 

Awkward Silence
Directed by Kayla Votapek 

Cast:

Woman - Allie Kroeper
Man - Tim Lenz
Waitress - Selina Garcia 

 

On the Edge
Directed by Justice Hehir

Cast:

Sammy - Alyssa Krompier
Gene - Jake Esformes

 

Dance Lessons
Directed by Katie Scheit

Cast:

Norm - Robert Piserchia
Sue - Natasha Sydor

 

Daniel on a Thursday 
Directed by Gina D'Angelo

Cast:

Kevin - Tim Lenz
Daniel - Ithan Sokol

 

The Sneeze
Directed by Justine Mujica 

Cast:

Cherdyakov Dan Fisher
General - Nolan Maher
The Writer - Christen Demnitz
The Wife - Adaugo Anusidniu
Adame Brassilhov - Nikko Espina


Directors Showcase 2011
coordinated by Melissa Gabilanes & JJ Focaraccio

 

Railing it Uptown
Directed by Courtney King

Cast:

Adaugo Anusionwu
Sherese Reed

 

Betrayed by Everyone
Directed by Meghan King

Cast:

Alyssa Krompier
Simon Galperin 

 

The Wedding Duet
Directed by Anwesha Chaudhuri 

Cast: 

Casey Lynn
Jordan Gochman 

 

Nina in the Morning
Directed by Justine Mujica

Cast:

Nolan Maher
Allison Kroeper
Lauren Sagnella
Jordan Gochman

 

Next Door Down
Directed by Emily Petrick 

Cast:

Boris Van Der Ree
Jaclyn Spoleti 

 

Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson
Directed by Jared Gallegos 

Cast:

Nolan Maher
Erik Stratton
Vince Sarlo