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Chosen Child by Monica Bauer, directed by Megan Schy Gleeson, at Boston Playwrights' Theater, October 30-Nov.23rd, for more information visit their website.

Award winning playwright Monica Bauer brings staged readings of her newest play  to Indie Theater Now at Stage Left. In the drama "Chosen Child," three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus terminal, who's waiting for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. Adoption, obligation, and the ties that may or may not bind. The staged readings will be directed by Austin Pendleton. "Chosen Child" will be given a workshop production later this fall at Boston Playwrights' Theater, directed by Megan Schy Gleeson, running from October 30 to November 23rd.

Bauer has won a number of awards, including the Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award, Outstanding Script at the Midtown International Theater Festival, Best Production of a Staged Reading at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity, and five-star reviews for her play "Made for Each Other" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theater of Louisville. She was most recently commissioned by Manhattan Theater Works to write a new one act, "The Dance,"  that will premiere in New York September 10-14th as part of the MTWorks ReWorks series, directed by Dev Bondarin.


Tickets $12

A wine reception will follow the reading.

Coming soon:

The Dance as part of MTWorks Re-Works, the 1980's evening.
by Monica Bauer
directed by Dev Bondarin

Inspired by Paul Rego's painting Dance with Ostrich: Tryptich

SEPT 10-14, 2014

Wed, Sept 10 at 7pm
Thu, Sept 11 at 7pm
Fri, Sept 12 at 7pm
Sat, Sept 13 at 7pm
Sun, Sept 14 at 3pm

The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located on 344 East 14th Street (at 1st Avenue)

By Subway: L to 1st Avenue
By Bus: M14 or M15 to 14th and 1st

Tickets are $18.00 available at:

and A New York staged reading of Chosen Child is coming soon in the fall.



Made for Each Other news:

We had a successful run at The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival!


Check out the review from the Orlando Sentinel by clicking HERE.


The Maternal Instinct, produced at the Dukebox Theater for Atomic Force Productions (UK) named one of three runners-up for New South Best New Writing Prize at 2013 Brighton Fringe Festival. Review here.


Porter's Will, staged reading as part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity.


Was nominated "Best Overall Production of a Staged Reading"!

Benefiting: Hospice of New York, Written by: Monica Bauer (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity for "Outstanding Playwrighting of a staged reading"), Directed by: Jerry James (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity for "Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading"), Produced by: Good Works Productions, Performed by John Fico (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity "Outstanding Actor in a staged reading" for his role as Porter), Alisha Giampola (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity "Outstanding Actress in a staged reading" for her role as Gracie), Daniel Bonthius, Nick Ruggeri, and Kathleen McGrath


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