Thursday, April 24, 2014

One-Act Festival

And so now Bill and I play the waiting game!

From: Justin Dionne
To: Cheryl Ann
Sent: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:20 pm
Subject: Re: One-Act Festival

Hi Cheryl Ann,

Thank you for your submission and interest in our One-Act festival! We will notify everyone of selections by June 9. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you!

-Justin Dionne
Managing Artistic Director

Lee Street theatre
2013 NCTC Community Theatre of the Year

From: Cheryl Ann
To: Lee Street Theatre
Sent: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:11 pm
Subject: One-Act Festival

Good afternoon,

My name is Cheryl Ann and I am interested in participating in your One-Act Festival. Attached, you will find "Patent," which I am interested in directing.

About me: I have acted with the Paramount Acting Company, Open Space Cafe Theatre, Community Theatre of Greensboro, Kernersville Little Theatre, The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem/Twin City Stage, Clemmons Community Theatre, Davie Theatre Company and Hickory Community Theatre. I've also done commercial and voice-over work. I've staged managed plays and musicals for Kernersville Little Theatre, Open Space Cafe, and Elise Jonsell Productions. I also directed 2011's "The Vagina Monologues" for V-Day Greensboro and Bill Cissna's "All About Faith" last year.

Okay, enough about me. Now on to the script....

About the play: "Patent" follows two brothers who are crossing 1858 Iowa, selling a patent medicine created and passed down to them by their father. While the trip begins well, sales begin to falter. In the second town, a couple comes forward to claim that Porter’s Potion in fact killed their children when the brothers sold it to them on a previous visit. Soon, the brothers find that they see this crisis in two different ways – one intends to carry on as before; the other feels strongly that they must stop selling potion and find a different way to live. They reach a parting of the ways as the one brother reaches out for new work and a new home. But the other brother’s refusal to address the issue causes a more critical moral dilemma.

About the playwright: Kernersville-based Bill Cissna has been writing short and full-length plays since 2006. Full-length scripts "Conversations in a Cafe" and "All About Faith" have been produced in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Reading of his full-length play "Reunions" are scheduled for August, 2014. He has also had seven 10-minute plays produced in Greensboro and elsewhere since 2010. Details on his writing are available at

Thank you for your consideration. I very much look forward to bringing "Patent" to life at Lee Street!

Cheryl Ann

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