Sarasota Area Playwrights Society


Playwright Workshop and Special Events schedule for 2016 / 2017


All workshops and special events will be held in a conference room at The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota building at 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.  Workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp and will, with rare exceptions, end at 8:00 p.m.


October 17, 2016.  (both)   SAPS 2016/2017 “season kick-off” business meeting.

Strange Happenings, a ten-minute play by Anonymous


October 27, 2016   (both rooms)

Cyrano On the Moon, a thirty minute play by Monica Cross

Melliss Kenworthy as Roxanne/Cynthia

Alan Brasington as Cyrano

Dylan Jones as Christian

Andrea Dovner as Sister Claire

Jan Wallace as Sister Marthe

Cece Dwyer, narrator


Into The Night, a twenty-five minute play by Roz Cramer

Monica Joblin as Mother Mine

George Loukides as Boy

Alan Brasington as Bear (off-stage)

Reid MacCluggage as Matthew Tanner

Cece Dwyer as Jenny Tanner

Linda MacCluggage, narrator


November 10, 2016 (north room)

Burned by Roz Cramer

Andrea Dovner as Angela

Ann Gundersheimer as Mallory

Don Walker as Jake

Jenny Aldrich, narrator


Two Steps Forward by George Loukides

Alan Brasington as Peter

Alice Cotman as Cleo

Bart Machaj, narrator


Bee Story by Steve Cooper

Dick Pell as Bob

Ann Gundersheimer as Queenie

Ray Crucet, narrator


Before I Go by Monia Joblin

Don Walker as Milton

Dan Higgs as Harry

Andrea Dovner as Emily

Linda MacCluggage, narrator


November 14, 2016 (both rooms)

You Can’t Ever Be Sure by Arthur Keyser

Jennie Aldrich as Carmella Brancato

Andrea Dovner as Maria Brancato

Don Walker as Giuseppe Brancato

Reid MacCluggage, narrator


The Villages by Ron Pantello

Dylan Jones as Billy

Don Walker as George

Jenny Aldrich, narrator


Snacks & Stuff by Connie Schindewolf

Neil Levine as Max

Margo Drewis as Sassy

Eileen Kirk, narrator


Sleep Potato Vine by Connie Schindewolf

Nicole Cunningham as Amber

Alan Brasington as Spud

Bart Machaj, narrator  


November 21, 2016 (both rooms)

Harry’s Angel, a full-length play by Arthur Keyser

Dick Pell as Curly McGlynn

Andrea Dovner as Angel Sparks

Dan Higgs as Harry Mancuso

Betty Robinson as Fanny Gold

Louise Steinspring as Rose Palermo

Bob Turoff, narrator


November 28, 2016 (both rooms)

Hamburgers vs Humanity, a full length play by Ron Pantello

Neil Levine as Sam

David Meyersburg as Bobby

Dianne Brin as Samantha

Dylan Jones as Chip

Margo Drewis as Friend On Text

Margo Drewis, narrator


December 8, 2016 (north room)

The Grandchild, a ten-minute play by Arthur Keyser

Melliss Kenworthy as Thelma

Joan Anton as Joyce

Reid MacCluggage, narrator


Two Old Men On a Porch, a ten-minute play by Verna Safran

Ray Crucet as Jack

Fred Sirasky as Murray

Margo Drewis as Rhonda

Marilyn Rockafellow, narrator


Rock Paper Scissors, a twenty-minute scene from a full-length play by Michael Bille

Dylan Jones as Benji

Dan Higgs as Drew

Alan Brasington as Jimmy

Don Walker as Brad

Roxanne Baker, narrator


December 12, 2016 (both rooms)

Special Program – Jason Cannon from Florida Studio Theatre is Guest Speaker


There will also be two short plays read:

Wings, a ten-minute play by Dylan Jones

Don Walker as Liam

Jenny Aldrich as Misha

Monia Joblin as Erin

Linda MaCluggage as Lola

Cece Dwyer

, narrator


Man Talk by George Loukides

Bart Machaj as Alex

Alan Brasington as Mike

Margo Drewis, narrator


January 5, 2017

Antlers, a full-length play by Nickie Anninger

Alan Brasington as Santa Claus

Andrea Dovner as Mrs. Claus

David Meyersburg as Slider, a polar bear

Don Walker as Glider, a polar bear

Alan Brasington as Wally, a walrus

Bart Machaj as Russ, a walrus

Don Walker as Rocky, a teenage reindeer buck

David Meyersburg as Champ, a teenage reindeer buck

George Loukides as Asteroid

Alice Cotman as Natalie/Dasher, a teenage doe

Jan Wallace as Monica/Dancer, a teenage doe

Sandra Musicante as Gracie/Prancer, a teenage doe

Connie Schindewolf as Meredith/Vixon, a teenage doe

Louise Stinespring as Elisabeth/Comet, a teenage doe

Connie Schindewolf as Georgia/Cupid, a teenage doe

Sandra Musicante as Donna/Donner, a teenage doe

Margo Drewis as Kristen/Blitzen, a teenage doe

Jenny Aldrich, narrator


January 9, 2017

Moments and Memories, a fifty-five minute monologue about Lillian Hellman  written and performed by Jenny Aldrich


A Smart Encounter, a ten-minute play by Roz Cramer

Cece Dwyer as Bess Grantham

Andrea Dovner as Ellie Jo Wilson

Dan Higgs as Bradford Baynes

George Loukides, narrator


January 16, 2017

Match Game, a full-length play by Cece Dwyer

Jenny Aldrich as Lauren

Don Walker as Scott

Nicole Cunningham as Marcy

Alan Kitty as Ted

Melliss Kenworthy as Gladys

David Meyersburg as Charles

Sandra Musicante as Lottie

Alice Cotman, narrator


January 23, 2017

Two Guys and a Dead Girl by Ron Pantello

Ray Crucet as Bernie

Reid MacCluggage as Timothy

Fred Sirasky as Lawrence

Margo Drewis as Lois

Marilyn Rockafellow, narrator


It Really is About Me by Ron Pantello

Fred Sirasky as Brad

Andrea Dovner as Brenda

Margo Drewis as Lucy

Marilyn Rockafellow, narrator


D Bags Without Day Jobs by Roxanne Baker

Don Walker as Matt

Margo Drewis as Vanessa

Ray Crucet as Mall Walker

Connie Schindewolf as Walkie Talkie

Michael Bille as Hipster

Cece Dwyer, narrator


HUP!, a ten-minute play by Linda MacCluggage

Fred Sirasky as Otto

Marilyn Rockafellow as Olga

Monica Cross as Ilana

Roxanne Baker, narrator


February 2, 2017

Thornapple, a ten-minute play by Cece Dwyer

as Joe

as Bill

, narrator


Past Decisions, a ten-minute play by Jan Wallace

Andrea Dovner as Helen

Alan Kitty a James

, narrator


A Big Wave, a ten-minute play by Connie Schindewolf

Jenny Aldrich as JoAnn

Ray Crucet as Jack

Roxanne Baker, narrator


The Day Before the Sack of Rome, a ten-minute play by Verna Safran

Ray Crucet as Goth

Michael Bille as Vandal

Neil Levine as Alaric

Andrea Dovner as Thea

Alan Kitty as Roman Soldier

, narrator


February 16, 2017

Gone With the Dawn, a ten-minute play by Fred Sirasky

Andrea Dovner as Monita

Dan Higgs as Jack

Louise Stinespring as Susan

Alan Kitty as Frank

Martin Tucker, narrator


The Diary of Adam and Eve, a fifty-five minute play by Alan Kitty

Dan Higgs as Adam

Andrea Dovner as Eve

Alan Brasington as God/Serpent

Jan Wallace, narrator


Getting Out of the Rain, a ten-minute play by Martin Tucker

Fred Sirasky as Marshall

Dianne Brin as Cherry

Dick Pell as Jack

Melliss Kenworthy, narrator


February 20, 2017

Death in the Family, a full-length play by Nicole Cunningham

Cece Dwyer as Emma Schmurk

Alan Brasington as Walter Schmurk

Andrea Dovner as Felice Schmurk

David Meyersburg as Vernon Campbell

Dianne Brin as Marcia Campbell

Margo Drewis as Aunt Lucy

David Ohlson as Carl Burgess

Don Walker as Constable Giles

Linda MacCluggage, narrator


March 2, 2017

A special Workshop, Drawing Inspiration From the Classics, by Monica Cross.

This Workshop will delve into some of the conventions of Shakespeare’s plays, which make them so wildly successful more than 400 years later.  Monica’s goal in this Workshop is to give our playwrights an alternative set of tools with which they can approach their craft.


As part of this Workshop, there will be a reading of Monica’s play in process, Wonder of our Stage

The characters are:

Linda MacCluggage as Grad Student 1

Roxanne Baker as Grad Student 2

Alan Kitty as John Dee

Jenny Aldrich as Queen Elizabeth

Ron Pantello as Richard Burbage

Andrea Dovner as Automaton

Louise Stinespring, narrator


March 16, 2017

Rock, Paper, Scissors, a full-length play by Michael Bille

Dan Higgs as Drew

Alan Kitty as Benji

Alan Brasington as Jimmy

Don Walker as Andy

Roxanne Baker, narrator


March 20, 2017 – Cancelled


March 30, 2017

Blade and Bow, a full-length play by Dylan Jones

Alan Brasington as Demon

Andrea Dovner as Girl

Jan Wallace, narrator


April 6, 2017

The 100-Foot Interval or Virgin Language, a full-length play by Martin Tucker

Dick Pell as Grandpa

Jenny Aldrich as Grandma

Fred Sirasky as Father

Cece Dwyer as Mother

Andrea Dovner as Daughter

Bart Machaj as Son

Alan Brasington as Professor

Jan Wallace as Professor’s Companion

Alan Kitty as Truck Driver

Marilyn Rockafellow as AAA Driver

Margo Drewis as TV Personality

George Loukides, narrator


April 10, 2017

Special Program – Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director of The Players Centre For Performing Arts will be the guest speaker.  Following this portion of the program, there will be two short plays:


a ten-minute monologue, written and performed by Bruce Segal


The Parable, a fifteen minute play by Arthur Keyser

Dan Higgs as Seymour

Don Walker as Leonard

Sandra Musicante, narrator


April 17, 2017

Lower Your Voice, a ten-minute play by Barbara Barnow

as Eddie

as Edward

as Rita

as Lilly

as Waiter

, narrator


Medical Records, a seventeen-minute play by Connie Schindewolf

as Maria 66

as Maria 37

as Maria 27

as Maria 17

as Voice

, narrator


Matt Ramoney, a ten-minute play by Roxanne Baker

as Tom

as Paul

as Jody

, narrator


April 27, 2017

Long Live the Pig, a ten-minute play by Barbara Barnow

as Sarabeth

as Susanna

, narrator


Mis-Representation, a ten-minute play by Jan Wallace

as Claire

as Julie

, narrator


May 1, 2017


May 11, 2017


May 15, 2017


End of Workshop season