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Prodigal Returns imageProdigal Returns
by Garry Kluger

La Crescenta, CA
Produced by CCAC South

PRODIGAL RETURNS is the story of two sisters, Sara and Jody. After being estranged for years Sara returns home following the death of her father and is immediately confronted by her sister, Jody. Not only is their father laid to rest, but they also try and do the same with the events that tore them apart.

Garry Kluger began acting at the age of 8 and continued professionally right up to the time when he realized that the last 8 roles he had auditioned for were all in the elf/leprechaun genre, so he concentrated on his writing.  As a writer Kluger has authored three books, nine plays, and has written over 150 shows for Disneyland, Disney World, WDI, Disney Down Under, and was the head writer for all of their shows in the Innoventions Building at Disneyland.  For television, Garry was the head writer for the FX Network show, The FX Friday Night FiX, and was the head writer for The Ultimate Guide, a 10 part documentary series on the Discovery Channel. Garry was also a producer and writer for the original TV pilot, Office Hours.  Garry is also a writing member of Theatre West – one of Los Angeles’ oldest and most prestigious theatre companies.  In 2009 Kluger was honored with, the prestigious Red Carpet Award from Women In Theatre for his contributions to the Los Angeles theatre scene.




Empty Plots imageEmpty Plots
by Chris Gavaler

Lexington, VA
Produced by Stage Right

A pregnant couple make a pilgrimage to the past.

Chris Gavaler is a four-time winner of the PNWF Outstanding Playwright award. He’s published two novels, School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002), and his short fiction appears in over three dozen national journals. He teaches at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and blogs about pop culture at



Two imageTwo
by Eugenie Carabatsos

Pittsburgh, PA
Produced by Thoreau NM

Two rag dolls have been placed in a box in the attic. Unsure of their future, one of them wants to rip off her head and end it all.

Eugenie Carabatsos is a graduate of Wesleyan University.  She is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University. Her plays have won BroadwayWorld’s Award for Best Play in South Carolina, the Trustus Theatre Festival, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Writing Contest, the Venus Theatre Festival, the UnChained Theatre Festival, and the Edward Hopper House Two-on-the-Aisle competition. Her full-length plays have been produced by the iDiOM Theatre, Trustus Theatre, South Park Theatre, Playwrights’ Round Table, 3 Brothers Theatre, the Alumnae Theatre, as well as in numerous festivals. Two is her attempt at a children’s play that went awry. She is happy to report that all of her childhood toys have their heads intact.At least she hopes so. She supposes it may be time to go up to the attic and check.


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