Teresa Mella Fogel is a playwright in the second chapter of her life. Her play, “Wedding Day Blues”, was produced at Theatre Artists Workshop New play festival, April 2018. “Speed Dating”, was one of the winners of ICWP’s 3-minute play contest. “Looking for Juliet” was published in the Drama Notebook in Spring 2020, and her full length play Knock! Knock! was a semi-finalist at the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival. Three of her plays were performed at Drama Works Playwrights Festival in Old Saybrook, CT, Fall 2021. Teresa is a member of the Dramatists Guild, PWC, International Center for Women Playwrights and the League of Professional Theatre Women. She is a member of the Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk, Connecticut and member of SquareWrights in Stratford, CT. Teresa lives in Old Saybrook Connecticut, with her husband.
Laura Thoma is an internationally published playwright and theatremaker originally from Tidewater, Virginia. She started her career as a dancer and choreographer. Laura has developed her work with Chicago Dramatist, Cape May Stage, Chestnut Street Playhouse, Eden Prairie Players, Marist College, Stage Door Theatre, Legacy Theatre, and Drama Works Theatre. She was a playwright in residence with The Pawling Theatre Exchange (now CTE) in 2018 and was invited to attend both the National Playwrights Symposium and the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive in 2022. Laura's monologue turned short film "Me, Myself, and I" starring broadway veteran Erin Stoddard has garnered awards from film festivals around the globe, including London, Paris, and Bali. And she had the World Premiere of her play Magpie and was thrilled with the reception of the work! This year she was invited to The Desert Playwrights' Retreat in Palm Springs, CA. Laura is a member Actors Equity Association, The Dramatist Guild, PWC, and The League of Professional Theatre Women, CT Chapter. Laura lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with her wife and two dogs.
These events are primarily private and occasionally by invitation only. They're a part of our development process for one-acts and full-length plays, designed to serve the playwright, text, and artistic team.
We're writing Holiday Plays!
Writing a play is a craft that includes multiple revisions and readings to reflect and refine the story in the playwright's head. You and your feedback are an internal part of our process. Join us for an evening of readings featuring two short holiday plays and an interactive discussion with the playwrights.
You Just Might Surprise Yourself