The Original Play Festival (OPF) is a festival comprised of multiple student-written one-act plays, directed and acted by students. The Original Play Festival is a tradition that celebrates new work and the importance of student theatre each year at Cabaret.


9th Annual Original Play Festival
March 2017

Coordinated by: Elizabeth Alt

All About Jack by Kat Beliavski
Directed by Paolo Arceo


Cast:
Peter - Oren Merhav
Dr. Reiner - Nate Olmeda
Debbie - Jess Munzial
Jack - Benji Sills


Kolaczki by Celine Dirkes
Directed by David Novis


Cast:
Brenda - Emily Woods
Anna - Colee Bellmay
Stefan - Benji Sills


Syzygy by Hannah M'Lynn
Directed by Maya Mitterhoff


Cast:
Lucinda - Jess Kerman
Xander - Oren Merhav


Com Down by Julianna Pica
Directed by Tatianah Demande

Cast:
Angelica - Emily Woods
Joshua - Thomas Murrills

A Slice of Sunday by Connor Vasile
Directed by Larry Fried


Cast:
Marty - Thomas Murrills
Ethel - Abby Weinick
Dennis - Nate Olmeda


8th Annual Original Play Festival
March 2016

Coordinated by: Emily Reineke
Stage Managed by: Amy Barenboim

Molly's Path by Shayna Carney
Directed by Alex Albanese

Cast:
Patrick - Jonathon Dawson
Younger Molly - Haley Trimpert
Older Molly/Connie - Emily Woods

Here Now, Maybe Later by Kenneth Laboy
Directed by Jacqueline Malzone

Cast:
Black Lotus - Jennifer Ngandu

Thickstallion81 - Ryan Morey

Dear Dashboard by Justice Hehir
Directed by Kelly McCarthy

Cast:
Nella - Toni Pollitt

Alex - Sean Ullmer

The Museum at Clifton Park by Cody Beltis
Directed by Dalton Zogleman

Cast:
Mandeville - Scott Mendenko

Garison - Colee Bellmay
Cecile -Katherine Freedman
Riley - Paige Grecco

Three Flowers by Kelly McCarthy
Directed by Kat Beliavski

Cast:
Alana - Emily Woods
Selina - Selina Garcia
Landon - Brian Nowak
Danny - Ryan Galvin


6th Annual Original Play festival
April 2014 

Coordinated by: Justice Hehir

Coffee Cups by Megan Cherry
Directed by Thalia Peck

Cast:

Abid Hassan
Adaugo Anusionwu
Gino Branciforte
Sid Ceballos
 

Peter by Courtney King
Directed by Kate Thomas

Cast:

Cody Beltis
Kat Beliavski

 

Snow by Johnny Dellaluna
Directed by Courtney King

Cast:

Charlie Melman
Simone Mahoney

 

The Cosmo Diner by Justice Hehir
Directed by Johnny Dellaluna

Cast:

Andy Martinez
Leah Christians
Natasha Sydor
Zachary Sinkiewicz

 

UGLY by Constantina Scoullis
Directed by Kayla Votapek

Cast:

Abigail Nutter
Jackie Malzone
Natasha Sydor
Toni Lachelle
Victoria Disla

 

You're Mistaken, Love by Allie Kroeper
Directed by Christen Demnitz

Cast: 

Adaugo Anusionwu
Alex Esposito
Andrea Parente


5th Annual Original Play Festival

Coordinated by: Erik Stratton 

Stage Managed: G Tomsky & Lily Ann Foster

 

The Other-Town Railroad by Dominick Nero
Directed by Courtney King

Cast:

Nolan Maher
Justice Hehir
Shachar May
Natasha Sydor 

 

Punch Drunk by Jordan Gochman
Directed by Bryton McGrath

Cast:

Johnny Walsh
Thalia Peck
Adam Cohen 
Nolan Maher 
Nick McNamara

 

Gunpoint: A Farce by Justice Hehir
Directed by Jordan Gochman

Cast:

Nick McNamara
Sara Mozersky 
Sam Vargas 
Adam Cohen 

 

In(Separable) by Kate Barron and Justice Hehir
Directed by Melissa Gabilanes and Gina D'Angelo

Cast:

Stephen Hilger
Shachar May
Jasia Ries

 

The Loser by JJ Focaraccio
Directed by Allie Kroeper

Cast:

Nick Andre
Kate Barron
Leah Christians 
Stephen Hilger
Johnny Walsh 
Rob Piserchia 
Dylan Lawrence 


4th Annual Original Play Festival
April 2012

Coordinated by John Latona and Boris Van Der Ree
Stage Managed by Gabriela Slomicz

 

Nowhere, Nothing Fuckups by Stephen Hilger
Directed by Emily Lowinger

Cast:

Pete – Austin Moldow
Briana – Julia Barnett
Train – Nick McNamara
Joel – Matthew Leddin
Julie – Samantha Orner
Rose – Sara Mozersky
Carl – Nolan Maher
Slim – Allie Kroeper
Kat - Jaclyn Spoleti

 

Nella’s Periwinkle Heart by Dom Nero
Directed by Courtney King

Cast:

Clifford – Erik Stratton
Nella – Kate Barron

 

grey. by Thomas Young
Directed by Mary Gismonde
Musically Directed by Kate Levine
Accompanied by Patrick Wu

Cast:

Ethan – Zachary Frank
Sarah – Nicole Weaver
Caden – Jordan Gochman
Shauna – Melanie Waldman

 

The Exorcism of Jakob O’Donnell by Danny Cassidy
Directed by Meg King

Cast:

Jakob – Christopher Pasi
Mrs. O’Donnell – Jaclyn Spoleti
Emily – Alyssa Krompier
Christian – Nick Cartusciello
Peter – Vince Sarlo
Charlie – Matthew Leddin