With the aim of enabling writers to transit seamlessly between mediums - stage, film and TV - Velocity seeks a balance of plays, screenplays and teleplays. We encourage writers to work in unfamiliar mediums. Writers will be paired with seasoned directors and dramaturgs.
A SECOND LIFE, a new play by Tan Suet Lee
After an accident leaves him paralyzed, Lawrence turns to the virtual world as an escape from his new life. But as he slips into a fantasy, his wife Mary takes desperate measures to bring him back to reality -- by plunging further into Lawrence's new world.
Director: Drayton Alexander Hiers. Featuring Featuring Chio Su-Ping ("Mary"), Ivan Choong ("Adam"), Lisa Louttit ("Louella") and Timothy Nga ("Lawrence").
BETWEEN US – THE UNTOLD STORIES BEHIND THE SISTERS ISLANDS, a new play by Jean Tay
The fates of two pairs of sisters are intertwined across time, in this juxtaposition of a mythic Singaporean fable and a real-life murder case. A lyrical, humorous and tragic exploration of the bonds that connect us to the ones we love.
Director: Drayton Alexander Hiers. Featuring Ann Summers Lek ("Eileen"), Zara Sophia ("Lina/Sunny/Yusef"), Amanda Tee ("Jenny/Orang Laut"), Rummana Yamanie ("Mina").
BIG SKY, a new play by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
A fable for our times, "Big Sky" focuses on Jen and Jack's careening marriage set against the backdrop of entitlement, longing, and last-gasping in the 21st century.
Director: Matthew Dunster. Featuring Leslie Sharp ("Jen"), Nicholas Gleaves ("Jack"), Paul Meston ("Jonathan"), Emily Berrington ("Tessa").
THE FEELING PART, a new play by Romy Nordlinger
Liv, an elementary school teacher, grapples with her mother’s death. Isolating from her husband and growing obsessed with a student, she is led on a Dantesque journey by the ghost of Sid Vicious and a heroin-riddled Nutcracker. By exploring the taboo of death, she awakens to the consequences of love and the celebration of life.
Director: Sue Hamilton. Dramaturg: Dylan Southard. Featuring Trace Turville (“Liv”), Noel D. Orput (“Zed”), Tish Hicks (“Mom”), Dave Buzzotta (“Sid Vicious”), Will Vought (“Nutcracker”). Produced by Michael Lopez. Broadcasting team: Justin Michael Wilcox, John Shartzer.
THE HUMMINGBIRDS, a new play by Garret Jon Groenveld
The Hummingbirds is about two special unemployment counselors who assign you a job when you’ve been out of work too long. It may not be a job that you’re qualified to do. It may not be a job that’s safe for anyone to do. But you have to do it. The play concerns domestic terrorism, strippers, and weaponized hummingbirds. Winner of The Internationalists' Global Playwrighting Contest 2012.
Director: Jake Witlen. Featuring Anita Anthonj and Daniel Unsöld.
POSSE, a new one hour drama pilot by Derek Olson
Lawmen enforce justice in a frontier town that has suddenly redefined itself after the Civil War.
Director: Wilson Milam. Featuring Matthew Barker (“Peter Hollis”), Francesca Bailey (“Emily”), Ed Hancock (“Sonny”), David Schall (“Gus”), Matthew Vere (“Hardigan”), Thomas Craig (“Sheriff Pugh”), Jacqueline King (“Mrs Pugh”), Susan Leigh (“Emily”), Nathan Clarke (“Henry Gardnhire”), Andy McKeane (Narrator 1), Alexis McDougall (Narrator 2), Leigh Quinn (Narrator 3).
PROZAC & OTHER MIRACLES, a new play by Sheri Graubert
What do you do when your bipolar next-door neighbor thinks he has the healing power of Jesus? Accidentally introduce him to your sexy, newly separated, ambitious cousin, of course, and wait for the excrement to hit the proverbial. But it's 'all good.' Right?
Director: Anna G. Jones. Dramaturgy: Margaret Glover. Featuring Suanne Braun ("Betina"), Juliet Crawford ("Ellen") and Peter Bramhill ("March").
RUN / DON'T RUN, a new play by Gary Duggan
NYC 1999: A young man fleeing Dublin crash lands on the couch of his Irish American cousin, just as this older cousin's relationship with his girlfriend is imploding. Over the summer the three cling to the last vestiges of the dying club scene and flirt with smalltime criminality as storm clouds gather on the horizon...
Director: Alyse Rothman. Featuring: Chris Harbur ("Gene Massey"), Chris Henry ("Eoin Massey"), Maria Christina-Oliveras ("Perdita Alvarez"), Lauren Fiorelli (Narrator/Stage Directions).
SENSE OF AN ENDING, a new play by Ken Urban
Charles, an African-American journalist, arrives in Rwanda to interview two Catholic nuns accused of crimes against humanity during the genocide that took the lives of over 800,000 Tutsis. The nuns profess ignorance to what was occurring at the church, but the massacre's sole survivor contradicts their account. Charles must solve the mystery of the nuns' guilt or innocence, but discovers he is part of the story.
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Director: Anna G. Jones. Featuring: Jamel Rodriguez ("Charles"), Fraser James ("Dusabi"), Alicia Kossoko ("Sister Justina"), Kiza Deen ("Sister Alice"), Babou Ceesay ("Paul"), Claire Cordier (Narrator/Stage Directions).
SHE KILLS MONSTERS, a screenplay based on a play, by Qui Nguyen
Following the death of her geeky little sister, Tilly, Agnes' life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon her late sibling's Dungeons & Dragons notebook. In an attempt to play Tilly's final D&D quest, Agnes embarks on a reality-bending adventure to save her sister's soul against an armada of Tilly's worst demons, both of the magical and more formidable personal kind.
Director: John Gould Rubin. Dramaturg: Roweena Mackay. Featuring Megan Abell (“Agnes”), Alice Qin (“Tilly/Narrator”), David Rysdahl (“Chuck”), Mark Noonan (“Miles”), Solonje Burns (“Vera/Evil Gabby”), Alexa Erbach (“Lilith”), Veracity Butcher (“Kaliope”), Soriya Chum (“Steve”), Mick Daily (“Orcus”), Alison Reader (“Farrah/Evil Tina”), Luke Forbes (“Stage Directions”).