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New Play Readings

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Ensemble Theatre is proud to host our 2nd event of our 7th Annual Colombi New Plays Festival with readings of new short plays by area playwrights.

March 21 will see new short plays by:

Joey Bauer (DESTINY and TEEN BEAT)
Ed Meunier (SMART PILLS)
Rannigan Walsh (FAMILY TREE)

This event will be held at
Ensemble Theatre
2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

The Annual Colombi New Plays Festival is an opportunity for area playwrights to showcase their work for Ensemble audiences. This year's Festival, our 7th, also features a production of Cleveland Heights playwright Tom Frattare's new play MAMA / MOON running March 9 - March 25 at Ensemble Theatre.

All Colombi Festival new play readings are FREE and open to the public.

For a complete list of events and tickets to MAMA / MOON, please visit www.EnsembleTheatreCLE.org, call 216-321-2930, or email info@ensemble-theatre.org.

Playwright Bios:

Joey Bauer is an author/provocateur, whose credits include the memoir, Hollywood Raw, the novels, Occupation Wiseguy and Two Guys from Cleveland, and several plays. His stage oeuvres have been presented by Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles and read at Ensemble Theatre. A retrospective of his portfolio is available on kindle.

Ed Meunier graduated from JCU and earned a master's degree from Akron. He is an English teacher retired from Plain Local Schools, Canton, and is married to Carol, a math and algebra teacher also retired from PLS. Ed is father to three children and grandfather to six.

Since becoming involved in community theatre in 2002, he has performed in over 40 productions. In 2014, he played Rocket Man in a student film by the same name, which appeared at the Canton Palace Theatre’s Open Frame festival. Favorite roles include Fagin in Oliver! and George in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?

Hobbies include playing golf and cheering on The Tribe. He's thrilled to see Smart Pills come to life onstage, and hopes you enjoy it.

Where there is Art, there is Pamela. First a portrait artist, she later evolved through other related careers successfully, until she discovered writing a few years ago. Since beginning to write she has completed five full-length stage plays, ten short plays, and five screenplays (part of "Orion's Belt" appears in "Avatar”). She has won awards for some and been a finalist with others, and had productions in NYC, Boston, Akron, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. She is currently writing a book with her partner, Bob, and finishing two others begun while a clinical psychologist. Pamela also edits and dramaturgs. She is grateful to her family and friends, and most of all her muse (partner) for all their support and belief in her.

Rannigan Walsh, (ranni@me.com), has been a devoted participant of Ensemble Theatre’s Stagewrights Workshop for six years. Besides one-act plays, she’s focused on full-length and ten-minute plays. A Kind of Courage, a play about human trafficking, was produced as part of the 2016 Colombi New Plays Festival. She is currently working on her next full length play.