How to Get Your Play or Musical Read, Published, Produced

You asked, we answered. How to get a play in front of the right people and get it produced is one of the most often asked questions we have hear from members of the CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Co-Founder Mary Miko has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the topic and answer questions during a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 pm at the Klein Memorial Auditorium,
910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport (Snow date is Friday, Feb. 8).

Klein Education Director and Chapter Member Maureen Hamill will moderate the panel, which will include Playwrights Susan Cinoman and Robin Rice. Other panelists TBA. Attendances is free, but you must RSVP through the Eventbrite site:

Moderator, Maureen Hamill CT Chapter LPTW
Education Director at The Klein. For 22 years, Maureen has taught and directed a summer workshop for children 6 – 17 for the Fairfield Theatre Company. She learned how to produce over a period of eight years and formed Hamill Productions. She has written,
directed and performed in many theatrical productions in Connecticut and nationwide. Her directorial credits are: Broadway Moments, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ
Superstar, Man of LaMancha, Annie, Antything Goes, The Sound of Music, Music Man, Guys & Dolls, Tinttypes,
Jerry’s Girls, Side by Side by Sondheim, My Fair Lady, Jacques Brel, Forum, and Same Time Next Year.
Maureen performed locally at the Edgerton Center, Westport Country Playhouse, Downtown Cabaret Theatre and at the Ivoryton Playhouse.

Susan Cinoman, American playwright and screenwriter, CT Chapter LPTW
Recent recipient Guilford Foundation/Guilford Performing Arts Festival Artists’ Award to playwright/screenwriter Susan Cinoman of Woodbridge. Cinoman, who won in the Drama category, will complete work on a full-length play, “Guenevere,” that uses the King Arthur legend to illuminate the struggle for power and control between women and their closest male friends, in love, at work and at play. In Cinoman’s play, Guenevere, a childhood friend of Arthur, pulls the legendary sword from the stone and becomes the rightful ruler of Camelot-setting up a battle of wills, intrigue, romance, murder and a feminist perspective on the dynamics between men and women, on politics and on destiny. Cinoman plans a staged reading of “Guenevere” at the 2019 festival; a portion of the play while in development was presented
previously at Connecticut’s Ivoryton Playhouse as part of its annual Women’s Playwright Initiative.
Cinoman has written for the ABC television shows “The Goldbergs” and “Schooled.” Her one-act plays “Cinoman and Rebeck” and “Gin and Bitters” were produced off-Broadway at the Miranda Theatre in New York City, and her short play “Cat and Dog Watch the Tonys” staged at the Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles. Several of her plays are available as films, including “All Me, All the Time,” and “Love and Class in Connecticut,” which received The Best Connecticut Filmmaker Award at the Connecticut Film Festival in 2009.

Robin Rice Lichtig- Playwright, LPTW
NY member Award-winning, published, New York playwright with plays on stages from Off-Broadway to South Africa and hither and yon in between.
Robin has written plays since the early 1990s after earning an M.A. in playwriting. Her inventory lists 25 full length plays, 20 One Acts, 54 shorts and 35 monologues. MEMBERSHIP: Dramatists Guild of American
(since 1989), The Articulate Theatre Company, League of Professional Theatre Women, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Manhattan Oracles (founding member), Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, New Georges (affiliate), The Lark (affiliate), THAW (Theaters Against War), Women Playwrights International, Scripts archived at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 29th Street Playwrights Collective, Rebel Playhouse (board member), NYC.

Laura Stuart, Artistic Director New Play Forum

Laura is a graduate of the Broadway League’s 14-week Commercial Theater Institute and Producer Development Program. She has been a composer member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston, where she also studied at the Berklee College of Music. Laura has served on the board of Theater Resources Unlimited, the NYC-based nonprofit supporting theater producers; has been a member of the Dramatists Guild; has been a theater producer in NYC; and is a member of ASCAP. Among her musicals in development are Samson and Gulliver’s Further Travels. She is a resident of Greenwich, CT.