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Local Playwright Premiers New Play

Local Playwright shares his experience with writing and producing his latest play, "dEAD dOG pARK"

Hello, my name is Barry Malawer. By day I am an Associate Broker with Westchester Homes, Inc. located on Commerce Street in Yorktown. However, late at night I am a struggling playwright. Over the past 10 years I have written three full length plays, two of which have been produced both in Manhattan and in Westchester.

My last play, Cadillac, was produced by the Supporting Characters in conjunction with the Bendheim Performing Arts Center and was directed by Cynthia Granville. Cadillac was the story of a family that begins to fall apart after the oldest son decides to get married. It was a bittersweet comedy and very autobiographical.

My new play is a very different animal. It’s titled, dEAD dOG pARK, and is the story of a white police officer accused of pushing an African American teenager out of a four-story window. (I can actually say that three times fast.) It is being produced by the Shades Repertory Theatre in Haverstraw, NY under the direction of Samuel Harps and stage managed by Marguerite Louissaint. The play will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 23 -25. All shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 with advanced reservations. The Box Office number is 845-675-8044.

I was encouraged to write this blog to give you an idea of what it takes to write a play like this and get it produced. The next blog will introduce you to my ‘muse.’ Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing.

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Kelly Galimi June 04, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Barry, this will be an interesting series of posts. I look forward to hearing about how your muse "directs" your creativity in this genre.
Sal Lagonia June 05, 2011 at 09:28 PM
Sounds fantastic Barry. I'm looking forward to the "musings." A man of many talents.

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