Watch the recent StagePlay Winning Readings. Submit your own play by Sept. 10th

Deadline September 10th: #STAGE #PLAY #Festival. Get play performed by #actors. FULL FEEDBACK
http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

WINNERS get their stageplay read at the Writing Festival.

WATCH the recent WINNING STAGEPLAY Readings –
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stageplay_readings.html

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Watch the Recent StagePlay Winning Readings:

Stage Play Reading of GLUTTONY & LUST are FRIENDS
September 2015 Reading
Written by Matthew Weaver

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
August 2015 Reading
by Gregory Cole

STAGE PLAY: VEILS OF JUSTICE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Payne

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Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
http://festivalreviews.org/2015/08/06/read-the-august-2015-twitter-short-story-winners-10-stories/

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Deadlines August 31st: Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

10pg Stage Play Reading of THE TEA PARTY by Gregory Cole

Watch the Stage Play Reading of THE TEA PARTY:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Rob Salerno
WENDY – Maya Woloszyn
JOAN – Megan Leach
NAGASAKI – Troy Patterson
FISHERMAN – David Occhipinti

Get to know writer Gregory Cole:

1. What is your stage play about?

The play is a satire about the trials and tribulations of America’s one percent, as well as the country’s obsession with guns. The Tea Party movement that arose in the US after 2008 is also satirized in the play, as the Republican party struggled to reconcile the aims of this rising faction with those of its wealthiest members.

2. Why should this play be performed on stage and seen by all?

I was greatly influenced by the great satires of Old Comedy by Aristophanes. It is important that a culture has the confidence to look at itself with a critical and humorous eye.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I took up playwriting about 6 years ago when I joined Playwrights Theatre of Madison, NJ. I used to drive past the theatre on the way to the mall – as one does often in New Jersey – and I noticed a sign advertising “Adult Playwriting Classes.” It took me a few years before I pulled into the parking lot and signed up, but I’m glad I did. Afterwards, I became so obsessed with theatre that I took time off to return to graduate school, where I recently graduated from Montclair State University with an MA in Theatre Arts.

4. You’ll be happy to know that your play reading set the record for most takes we’ve ever had to do. Reason? Because everyone kept laughing so much at your lines and characters, especially at the end. It’s an extremely funny play. Reactions?

i love that! That is such a wonderful compliment. I love making people laugh. I never knew I had a knack for comedy until I took up playwriting. Although I hope that the comedy is more than spectacle and that the audience gets a glimpse of a world that they otherwise would not have the opportunity to see.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Where do I start? Everyone from Maggie Smith to Meryl Streep to Simon McBurney.

6. How many stories/plays have you written?

The Tea Party is my second play. My first play is a satire with music called “Yiassou Meryl!” That play is difficult to produce because of the large cast – 16 characters – so I am currently working on a television treatment for it.

7. What motivated you to write this stageplay?

Many factors: the state of American politics, the gun culture, the antics of the one percent. John Pietrowski, the artistic director at Playwrights Theatre, said that I have a unique ability to make
fun of the wealthy without being mean about it.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I wish I had a method. I just write and let the story take me on a roller coaster ride. Then I workshop it at Playwrights Theatre and knock around some ideas with fellow playwrights. I never know how a story is going to end. The story takes on a life of its own. The hardest part is editing the story down. I have a habit of getting attached to most of the comedic lines.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animal welfare is a passion of mine. I enjoy my time I spend with my dog and horse. Another new passion is non-gmo food and the power of the food industry. I recently became a convert and my health has improved drastically.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

When i entered a previous piece, I was impressed by the feedback that I received. It was well thought out and very helpful.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t stop writing and become a part of a larger community of fellow artists.

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Deadline to Submit your 10pg Stageplay to the Festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/10_page_stageplay_contest.html