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Although we hope to get back to live theatre very soon, our current work is all virtual. Please visit our YouTube page for more.
Congratulations to our Playwrights!
Aly, Bill, Christopher and Deborah, the Open House Team, can't wait to move on to the next steps of development with this talented and enthusiastic group. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates, announcements and highlights.
The House is Open – we can’t wait to welcome you in!
We Want You!
One House is always seeking to forge connections and foster the development of new works in the theatrical space and beyond. In service of that mission, we are looking to launch a new program called Open House – an opportunity to “open the doors” and match actors with early career writers as they prepare new works for development.
The goal is to connect writers in the early stages of project development with actors and other early career professionals so that a creative relationship can be forged from the very beginning of the creative process. We hope to foster a culture of ‘peer dramaturgy,’ in which actors can get involved on the ground level and, in some cases, originate new roles in public readings, workshops, films or productions. We would like to invite you to be a part of our network of writers and collaborators so that we can help you bring your idea to life.
As a first step, we are reaching out to playwrights, screenwriters, and other creatives who may be interested in developing a new piece for the stage, the screen, or the virtual space.
One House and the Open House Team of Aly Kantor and William Meurer, invite you to
submit a proposal of no more than two typed pages in which you respond to the following:
-Who are you, as a person and an artist? What kind of work do you create or hope to create?
-What is your project idea, in brief? Please give us details including the medium, anticipated length (one act, full length, short film, feature, etc), and a general aesthetic sense of what you hope to accomplish. You do not need to have begun work on the project to be considered, but you should have something in mind!
-What kind of support or resources do you need (or anticipate needing) in order to bring your proposed idea to the point of development?
-What are your goals and hopes for the piece?
We also ask for a brief writing sample, of no more than ten typed pages, that demonstrates your style and voice. Your writing sample can be related to the project that you are proposing but does not need to be.
Please submit no more than one unique proposal by Friday, February 5th, 2021 for consideration in the first development cycle.
Please email all submissions and submission materials to:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
The House is Open – we can’t wait to welcome you in!
The winners of our One House, One Heart 10 Minute Play Festival are:
Confessional by Chris Zaczek
Broken People by Blue Schuler
Fish Tank by Aly Kantor
Katrina Clairvoyant - Broken People
Patrick Robinson- Austin - Broken People
Congratulations to all the winners and our sincere thanks to everyone who participated. Please check out the awards show here:
We are so happy to be included in a Newsday article about online play festivals:
Congratulations to all the Finalists in our One House, One Heart 10 Minute Play Festival !
One House, the company that brought you L.I. Pause Monologues and L.I. Pause Monologues 2, along with our Festival Coordinator, William Meurer, would like to invite you to join us in our next creative original project:
One House, One Heart 10 Minute Play Festival
October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2020
Special live awards night complete with prizes, October 18th, 2020
A night of New, Original and Unique Poetry.
Special live awards night complete with prizes
A Night Of Eclectic Pieces
A Night Of Drama
A Night Of Comedies
Deborah received her Theatre B.A. from Oneonta State and interned at the Abbey Theatre in Ireland.
After moving on from her Co-Ownership and Presidential role at EastLine Theater in Wantagh she has been able to concentrate on original works which are her passion. She originated the roles of Amanda in Sand Castles (Claude Solnik), Julie in Lady from Limerick (Claude Solnik), Amy in The Statement (virtual production) (Claude Solnik) and Mary in Caretaker of Corofin (Claude Solnik) at Theatre for the New City, NYC. The latter, based on a story written by Deborah about her exploits in Ireland. She recently originated the role of The Storyteller in the musical Gingerella(Ginger Hendler), Miss McBride in Potato Pancakes (Anthony DiFranco), Grandma in Kiss the Fortune Teller (Anthony DiFranco) and Debbie in Happy Anniversary (virtual production) (Anthony DiFranco).
When not on stage she is Directing Operations in the medical field or at home with Christopher and Zoey. She is forever grateful for her supportive family and friends. One House.
William Meurer is an actor/playwright based in Seaford, NY. Since graduating from Adelphi University with his BFA in theater, he has been passionate about creating and helping other artists develop new work. Some of his writing credits include The Many Gay Adventures of Nicholas Laurenstein, which received a reading in 2019 at Montclair University as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and a radio adaptation of Dracula that will be produced by The Public Domain Players in March 2021.
Christopher Rupy is an IT field engineer living in the New York area with his wife, Deborah and his Boston Terrier, Zoey. He has been a huge supporter of the creative arts since his High School years, where he was active behind the scenes with the theatre guild. He has recently written two monologues for the One House LI Pause Monologues and LI Pause Monologues 2. He and his wife are currently in production of the One House, One Heart 10 Minute Play Festival. He is the chief editor and technical support for the company. He loves history and traveling and looks forward to the possibility of his first novel.
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