Soiree in the Parlor

Join us on Memorial Day for a triple-header reading of scripts in process. Magic, a short screenplay by Nancy O. Graham, is a comic caper in the form of an unusual custody battle. In The Warriors, a short play by Kate Udall, an archeologist grapples with a Viking ghost, who may have the loot she needs to solve mysteries of the past. Open Mike, a screenplay in rhyming verse by Peter Ferland, is about college students who find thousands of dollars in a second-hand couch—and return the money. Inspired by a true story.


Nancy O. Graham, curator of this soirée, is a Kingston-based actor and writer. Recent acting credits include The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Threshold Stage Company, Kittery, ME); Tiny Rooms, a performance installation by Grace Pendleton (Brooklyn, NY); and The Skin of Our Teeth (Voice Theatre, Woodstock, NY). Her prose and poetry have been published in such online journals as PindeldybozBlazeVox, and Eratio, and anthologized in In|Filtration: Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley, edited by Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt. 

Peter Ferland lives in New Paltz. He wrote and directed the family web-series Pirate Birthday Party, which can be seen on his website: He also made a documentary about boys' rites of passage called Tending Fires and numerous music and commercial web videos.  He writes for children's television shows (Curious GeorgeArthurMolly of Denali and a few others you've never heard of.) Open Mikeis in pre-production now, to be shot in the fall of 2018.


Kate Udall is an actor/playwright/audiobook narrator based in New Paltz. 

She has appeared in off-broadway, regional, and international productions, including The Waves (Blue Heron Arts Center/Culture Project), The Seagull (White Heron@Second Stage), and the short film Gravity, which premiered at Slamdance ’11 in Park City, Utah. Look for her as Special Agent Tammy Hattley in Season Three of the Netflix series Daredevil, airing in fall of 2018.