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Above: Birthright by Jad Kaiss
Below: Jury! by all involved

Below: Last Coffee in Rockville
by Julián Mesri

The Farm is developing 6 plays
and 3 musicals

Above: Everyday Monsters by Grant MacDermott
Below: Submission by Khial Watson

Above and below:
2 different readings of
Fun With Jane by Perri Gaffney,
Harrison Lee & Mitch Weiss

Above: Vagabond by Matthew
Ethan Davis
Below: Always, Wilde by
Grant MacDermott

ALWAYS, WILDE, a drama. (3 males) By Grant MacDermott.

     The funny and surprising meeting between the established but controversial poet Walt Whitman and the younger flamboyant Oscar Wilde is historical fact. But one can only speculate what was discussed under the watchful eye of Walt’s long-time assistant.

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BAYA CON DIOS, a drama with dance. (2 females + 2 males + 2 additional dancers) By Cyril Amanfo. 

     A 15-year-old girl is guided through her young life by a dying Nigerian mother, a stubborn Puerto Rican father, a lovesick teenage suitor, and her love of dance.

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BIRTHRIGHT, a drama. (2 females + 3 males) By Jad Kaiss.

     Omar is a young Lebanese man who, with his Brooklyn apartment roommates (Black female and White male lawyers) stumble into the lives of an elderly White couple living at the facility where Omar’s grandfather has recently passed away. 

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EVERYDAY MONSTERS, a drama. (two females + two males) By Grant MacDermott.

     Four seemingly supportive and caring people are forced to reveal their innermost demons to each other. On the surface, a socially-awkward older sister finds first love at the supermarket, while her popular younger sister, her 5-year-old son, and philanthropic husband live the suburban dream. But behind basement doors, the jaw-dropping truth lurks.

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FUN WITH JANE, a musical comedy. (8 females + 4 males) By P.Gaffney, S.Harrison & M.Weiss

     A working-class woman is thrust into an unlikely alliance with a pop-singer and a political socialite who use insider trading to raise $100 million dollars for charity. Things get very complicated when her billionaire boss falls for her and a corrupt S.E.C. agent inserts herself into their "good deeds".

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LAST COFFEE IN ROCKVILLE, a new musical.  (1 female + 1 male) Book, music and lyrics by Julian Mesri. 

     Two young Latiné lovers chase the “American Dream” in this original musical. Unaware that their lives were entangled before their chance meeting, both are blindsided when past events and immigration laws stand in the way of their happiness.

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SUBMISSION, a drama. (2 females + 4 males) By Khial Watson.

     A play about two 20-something martial-arts-loving brothers, their womanizing uncle, a psychotic older woman, and the power of young love.

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VAGABOND, a drama. (4 males) By Matthew Ethan Davis. 

     Set in a shoemakers shop in 1856 Pennsylvania 3 craftsmen battle the advancing Industrial Revolution, challenged by notions of male love and sexuality. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a charmingly handsome stranger.

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JURY!, a new musical theater adventure.  (2 females + 3 males) By Mitch Weiss in collaboration with Tyrese Shawn Avery, Josh Ferguson, Josephine Glass, Harrison Lee and Ricardo A. Zayas.

     Twenty years in the future, a Hispanic gang leader, his Asian girlfriend, his Black step-mama, and his 2 loyal crew members, take us on a journey with mistaken identities and murder before magically arriving on what appears to be an alien planet. 

Core Staff for The FARM:

Harrison Lee, Ellyn Long Marshall, Kevin McAnarny, Maria Nelson, David Michaels, Maria DiDia & Mitch Weiss.

Founding Sponsors:

MountainWest IRA Inc., Randall & Ann West, Ron Raines, Lilbit Productions Inc.,

Amy Schachter, Rachel & Dan Gozhansky.

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