Hand-to-Mouth Players 2014 PDW

Posted July 27, 2014 By Denise Brown

The Hand-to-Mouth Players 

23rd Annual Playwright/Director’s Workshop

Friday & Saturday

Aug. 22nd and 23rd @ 8 pm

Sunday  Matinee

Aug. 24th @ 2 pm

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

Six original One-act plays:

From the Machine

written by Dan Borengasser, directed by Anne Rodgers Pearl

Holding Patterns

written by Mike Macina, directed by Maureen Howard

In the Jingle Jangle Morning

written by Stewart Hanges, directed by Richard Troiano

One Tune Jukebox 

written by Virginia Reynolds, directed by Bruce Pearl


Written by Jean Eifert, directed by Joel Karpoff

The Script

written by Jacqueline Anne, directed by Tom Campbell

The entire production under the artistic direction of Anne Rodgers Pearl and Gary Simon

Featuring:  Susan Bond, Denise Brown, Constance Dyckman, Kate Gleeson, P.J. Glazer, Joel Karpoff, Jay Krass, Justin Krass, William E. Kenyon, Daniel Z. Silverstein, Gary Simon, Dick Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Benna Strober, Karen Symington, Janet Tinari, Richard Troiano, Donna L.White


Adults $15 / Seniors & Students $12

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548, (914) 739-5654

for information & directions call 914-734-8486 or 914-528-8704 or e-mail gdoc5@aol.com




Tuesday, June 17, 2014  7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2014  7:30 PM

The Reformed Church of Cortlandtown, 2124 ALBANY POST ROAD, Montrose, NY.

The Hand-to-Mouth Players announce auditions for their 23rd Annual Award Winning Playwright/Director's Workshop of original one-act plays. The Playwright/Director’s Workshop has garnered scores of individual and ensemble awards throughout the years, all around New York State and the Middle Atlantic Region, for actors, directors, and productions. Productions have performed and been chosen as Best Short Play or runner up numerous times at the TANYS Festival, and at the regional ESTAFest /Original Works Festival.

Four to six one-act plays will be performed. Numerous roles are available, for young, middle, and older adults, male and female. Be prepared for cold-readings from the scripts themselves. No other preparation is needed.

Performances will be August 22, 23, and 24, 2014 at the air-conditioned Hendrick Hudson Library. A representative from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) will adjudicate the final performance. Feedback will be given to the playwrights, directors, actors, and the individual productions. Audience members will also participate with anonymous comment sheets.

For more information/directions, email Gary Simon at gdoc5@aol.com or Anne Rodgers Pearl at apearl315@optonline.net, or call 914-734-8486.      www.htmplayers.com


Hand-to-Mouth Players Annual General Meeting

Posted March 16, 2014 By HTM Players

March 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Reformed Church of Cortlandtown, 2124 Albany Post Rd., Montrose, NY

The meeting is open to the public. Nominations for board members will be taken from the floor. Qualifications include participating in 2 Hand-to-Mouth productions as a minimum.

For more information about the Hand-to-Mouth Players please call 914-734-4336


23rd Annual Award Winning Playwright/Director’s Workshop

Posted February 28, 2014 By HTM Players

The Hand-to-Mouth Players

Are now accepting One-Act manuscripts for their

23rd Annual Award Winning

Playwright/Director's Workshop

Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2014


Manuscripts accepted for:

  • One-Act plays

  • No more than 25 minutes in length

  • Minimal staging and sets

  • Casts of 5 or less preferred

  • Play must be previously unpublished*

  • * for details contact Tom at Tom.Campbell@htmplayers.com

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit manuscript by e-mail or snail-mail, to addresses below.

  • $20 submission fee for each e-mailed play, $15 submission fee for each snail-mailed play

  • Send check payable to HTM Players, to the P.O. Box shown below.  Include Author and Title on the check. Plays will NOT be considered until the check is received.

  • Include a title page with the following information: Name, Address, Phone number, E-mail Address, Approx. length of play (in minutes). Please include title and page number on every page.

  • DO NOT put author’s name on any page other than title page. The plays will be read anonymously.

Manuscripts will NOT be returned and critiques will not be given on those plays not chosen for the workshop. Each playwright will receive free admission to a performance.

Selected plays will be performed August 22-24, 2014 in Montrose, NY. Up to 6 plays will be performed.


A representative from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) will adjudicate the last performance. Feedback will be given to the playwrights, directors, actors, and the individual productions. Audience members will also participate with anonymous comment sheets. One play may be selected to perform at the TANYS Festival in November, 2014. www.tanys.org

E-mail Manuscript to: PDW2014@htmplayers.com

Mail manuscript/check to: HTM Playwright / Director's Workshop, P.O. Box 163, Montrose, NY 10548

For Questions contact: Gary Simon, Artistic Liaison (914) 734-8486 E-mail: Gary.Simon@htmplayers.com



Posted October 21, 2013 By HTM Players

HTM Presents


Featuring One Act Plays from 22 years of HTM’s Playwright/Director’s Workshop:

Welcome to Norway
written and directed by Robin Joseph

God Picks Pamela
written by Victoria Rentz, directed by Jean Moss

Job Interview
written by Jim Whelan, directed by Marilyn Heberling

Double Date
written by Albi Gorn, directed by Jeff Stone

Christine Bexley    Tom Campbell    Carly Jayne    Jim Petrillo
Alyssa Borg        Jan Dyckman    Jay Krass    Gary Simon
Justin Bow        Rose Graziano    Peter Lillo    Missy Stone
    Stephanie Hare    Kathleen Muldoon

Hen Hud High School               The Energy Movement Ctr
2166 Albany Post Road             925 South Street
Montrose, NY                            Peekskill, NY
Friday Nov. 8 – 8:00 PM    Friday Nov. 15 – 8:00 PM
Saturday Nov. 9 – 7:00 PM       Saturday Nov. 16 – 8:00 PM
     Note special time on Sat

Adults $15 / Seniors & Students $12

for information & directions call 914-734-4336  or e-mail tom.campbell@htmplayers.com