Short Play Festival - NYC 2021 - June 10 - June 27, 2021

Be Bold Productions

 Meet The Playwrights & Directors 

Week 3


How Sweet It Is by Anne V. Grob

Directed by Catherine H. Lamm


Catherine H. Lamm (Director) trained as an actress in the US and UK.  She performed in Fringe and Off-West End Productions in England garnering critical attention for performances as Ophelia and Alice B. Toklas and toured productions in Europe.  Returning the US she performed in Off-Broadway and regional productions.   As a director, casting director, coach and dramaturg, she joined several theatre companies including The Chelsea Theatre Company both at BAM and The Westside Theatre as Casting Director.  She has directed "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for The Players Theatre as well as many of the one-act plays in their "Short Play" series.   She coaches in the audition process and playwrighting.  She is the American Theatre Critic for “British Theatre Guide”.


Frenemies by Denisse Estefany Mendoza


$5 Dollah, $5 Dollah by Serena Norr

Directed by Michael Ortiz


Serena Norr (PLAYWRIGHT) is a writer, editor and playwright who has been writing plays since 2003. She is passionate about telling stories from different perspectives to awaken and inspire as well as to bring joy, healing, and understanding to all audiences. Most recently, her play “Run for Cover” was accepted into the Omaha Fringe Festival, which will be showcased in 2021. In the age of Zoom, her play “The Dividing Demons” was performed with Primary Stages, "The Bookstore" was performed in the Westchester CollaborativeTheater online festival and “Zoom Like No One is Watching” was performed with Sister Shakes for the Show Must Go Online Play festival and B Street Theatre's New Play Brunch. Her monologues, "It's the Michelle Jennings Show," "Waiting and Wanting, "Mama, Can You Hear Me? "Deep in Night Thoughts," "Behind the Bars" and “Zoom-A-Ference 2022" was performed with Vintage Soul Productions. Recently, her short "Secrets & Lies" was a part of The Queans Theatre REPRESENT festival, her full-length "The Demise of Baby Johnson" was showcased through the Dramatists Guild's DG Footlights Series, her play "Purdy's" was a part of the Omaha Fringe Festival, and her play “Morning Ritual” was performed as a part of Rogue Theater Festival. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Westchester Collaborative Theater.


Michael Ortiz is a New York-based actor, director, producer, and VR simulation specialist. He was raised in Orlando and received his BFA degree from the University of Florida in 2017. Outside of the theater, you can usually catch him throwing down in the kitchen or playing D&D. Directing Credits: Morning Ritual (Rogue Theater Festival), Zoom Like No One is Watching (Sister Shakes Productions), Drunk Shakespeare: Othello (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Stormy Weathers (Florida Players Productions).



Shopper's Paradise by Amy Drake

Directed by Michael Piatowski



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