Thursday, February 14, 2019

24 HOUR PLAYS: Up all night to write a new play!

Provincetown Theater and the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab will partner to produce the ninth annual edition of “The 24 Hour Plays.” The event, which starts being put together on Friday night,  uses eight playwrights, eight directors and 24 actors to write, rehearse and present – in 24 hours – a night of eight new plays.

The performances will take place at the deadline of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with an encore at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. (Tickets: $20; or at the box office).

Participating playwrights will be Stephen Desroches, Brigid Moynihan, John Shuman, Candace Perry, Michael Gaucher, Judith Underwood, Dian Hamilton and Jody O’Neil.

Directing their new works, with 24 area actors as well as crew members, will be Margaret Van Sant, Steven Myerson, Kate Wallace Rogers, Roger Chauvette, Bart Murell, Bob Cohen, Ron Daniels and Fermin Rojas.  Frank Vasello and Nathan Butero are the show's producers.

Members of the Provincetown Playwrights' Lab for the 2019 "24 Hour Plays" are 
(clockwise from left); Frank Vasello, Dian Hamilton, John Shuman, 
Candace Perry, Judith Underwood and Nathan Butera (with Carlo). 
Photo by David Drake.

Monday, June 25, 2018

New collection coming in October to W.H.A.T.!

I'm happy to announce that we'll be presenting a new collection of my short work - this time 5 plays and 2 short stories - in the fall.  Bob Costa will again direct, and many of our 2016 and 2017 actors will return.  For the past 2 years we've had a wonderful experience presenting my collections at Wellfleet Preservation Hall to sold out audiences.  Thank you all who have attended!  This year the Hall wasn't available until much later, so we were very happy to be welcomed by the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater ( to partner with them for the use of their wonderful facility.  The production will take place on Friday/Saturday, October 5/6 in the evening and on Sunday, October 7 in the afternoon.  More news to come!

Thursday, December 7, 2017


The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham presents
Three short plays about prejudice, history, and family:

A Thing of Beauty

Sticks and Stones

Max’s Number

Written by Candace Perry

Directed by Bob Costa

Featuring Sallie Tighe, Cynthia Harrington, Racine Oxtoby, Brian Carlson,
Karen McPherson, John Dennis Anderson, Emily Nyerick, Bob Costa and June Douglas-White

Followed by a Meeting House Dialogue with
Playwright Candace Perry, Rev. Edmund Robinson, and the Cast

Friday/Saturday, January 19/20:  7:30 pm
Sunday, January 21:  2:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham
819 Main Street, Chatham

$10 suggested donation at the door or in advance by calling 508-945-2075 
The production is made possible with a generous grant from the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.


Thursday, September 28, 2017


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the great success of  CALL HOME THE HEART:
Director Bob Costa, fantastic actors, emcee Ellen LeBow, tech Andrea Pluhar, the staff of Wellfleet Preservation Hall, and production guide Charles Thibodeau!

Sallie Tighe, Deborah Seavey and Madison Mayer in "A Thing of Beauty"

                  Dick Morrill and Deborah Williams in "Lost Causes"

Jon Kemp in "Lost Causes"

Dennis Cunningham and Cynthia Harrington in "Fragrant Phantom"

          Leanne McLaughlin in "Sorry"              
Cynthia Harrington and Dick Morrill in "Sorry"  

Bob Costa and Emily Nyerick in "Max's Number"

Sasha Curran and Dennis in "Sticks and Stones"
Dennis Cunningham and John Anderson in "Sticks and Stones"

Photos by Barbara Woodbury, Whosewoods Design