United States of Anxiety
New 10-Minute Plays benefitting Hudson Theatre Works
including new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Neil Labute, Matthew Dixon, Mike Folie, Perry Guzzi, Luigi Jannuzzi, Erin Mallon, Nicole Pandolfo, Michael Puzzo, T.C. Tanis
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Go Low by Michael Puzzo, directed by Frank Licato with Kevin Cristaldi, Adrian Wattenmaker, Greg Erbach, Mel Nieves, Leigh Anne West, Debbie Bernstein, Melissa Murray and Talym Jinn Kim. Part of the "United States of Anxiety Festival"—10 Minute New Play Festival, to benefit Hudson Theatre Works.
Michael Puzzo is a playwright, actor, producer and member of LAByrinth Theater Company since 1997. Productions of Mr. Puzzo's plays include; SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN (The Lion Theater @ Theater Row directed by HTW's Frank Licato), IMPASTO (TADA! Theater, dir. Frank Licato) THE SLASHER'S LAMENT (The New Ohio), LYRIC IS WAITING (Irish Repertory Theater), MY SOUL THE PAVEMENT (Prithvi Theater, Mumbai) THE 11a.m GIRL SAYS "GOODNIGHT" (Access Theater) and THE DIRTY TALK (CSNY & Edinburgh Fringe) His work has been published by Dramatist Play Service, Smith & Kraus, Indie Theater Now and New York Theater Experience. Coming up in June-July of 2018: Mr. Puzzo's short play 5 SANDWICHES will be included in The Best of This Round's On Us, a celebration of the best ten plays produced by NYC's Nylon Fusion Theater Company in their ten year history (Medicine Show Theater). Acting includes: HTW's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST (Dir. Frank Licato) John Patrick Shanley's PIRATE! (New York Stage & Film) & DIRTY STORY (Harold Clurman Theater), Stephen Adly Guigis' IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS (directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, CSNY) and the Pulitzer prize winning BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY (Second Stage u/s Michael Rispoli) and as Father Sherman in the Mr. Shanley's film of the award winning DOUBT.