Staged Screenplay Reading

Staged Screenplay Reading, followed by Actors / Writers Networking Reception




New Writing and Writers, 2012 


Winners of the Screenplay Competition will be announced at the Staged Reading

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One of the highlight events of the Gotham Screen Film Festival is the staged screenplay reading, followed by the screenwriter and actor networking reception - be sure not to miss it!



A Staged Screenplay Reading of one of the finalist screenplays will be held on Sunday, October 14th, at The Alchemical Theater Laboratory on 14th Street, right around the corner from the Quad Cinema...


What: Staged Screenplay Reading

When: Sunday, October 14, 2:30pm

Where: The Alchemical Theater Laboratory, 137 West 14th Street (btw. 6th Ave & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10011

 Cost: Free public event - bring your friends and agents!



"The Bloodline", written by Christine Feldman

A Staged Reading of a 2012 Screenplay Competition Finalist Entry.



A troubled young woman inherits a haunted family estate and struggles to unearth its sinister secrets before a malevolent presence can destroy what is left of her family.



Christine Feldman (Writer)

Christine writes screenplays and longer fiction.  She grew up on the West Coast and currently lives in Oregon with her husband.  Her screenplay The Bloodline has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts, among them at Shriekfest 2012 and others.



Danielle WinstonDanielle Winston (Director)

Danielle has written and directed a number of stage plays, among them audience award winners; feature screenplays have been optioned; magazine articles are regularly published in magazines. Recently she wrote and directed a reading of her ghostly thriller script, “Sense Memory,” at Dixon Place.  She is currently  finishing a feature screenplay based on her short, about murderous beauties, “Hands of Fate.”






Cast (in alphabetical order):


Gina Bardwell (narrator):
An accomplished playwright, Gina's “Lipstick Chronicles” was a semi finalist ath the River Crossing River Festival, EST, New York.  She received rave reviews as Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie” and “Our Place in Time” Women’s Project NYC.  In her film, “Gimme Shelter” she plays opposite James Earl Jones.  She worked in Soaps and in BET’s “Harlem Height” and she also was in The Most Dangerous Animal, directed by Al Sutton, performed at the United Nations.


Teri BlackTeri Black (Old Woman, Ruby)

Teri has played a wide range of roles including Woody Allen's snobbish neighbor in "Small Time Crooks". Other credits include the film "Easy Money" with Rodney Dangerfield, as well as Soaps, Industrials,Voiceovers and many theater projects. She is a member of The Drama League, and works a "Standardized Patient" for medical schools. Teri is also a liaison at the NYC Commission to the UN.



Francis Callahan

Francis Callahan (Jonathan, Abe, Doctor, Thomas)

Francis can be seen in feature films Paradise East, earlier this month at Cinema Village, and Boys in the Backroom, 2013.  Onstage appearances include Creon, Antigone; James Tyrone, A Moon for the Misbegotten; Matt, Talley's Folly;  Garcin, No Exit; The Father, and Six Characters in Search of an Author.   



Laura Clifton

Laura Clifton (Lily, Alex, Mrs. Davenport)

Laura has had a long career in film and television as an actor and has two features slated for 2013, as well as two screenplays of her own that are in the works.  





Nick ColemanNick Coleman (Michael)

Nick is a partner in Howell County Films, a founding member of the Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield, and a semi-finalist screenwriter for Project Greenlight. Among his screen credits are Val Durant (The Paragon Cortex), Patrick Whistler (Larva—Sci-Fi Channel), Barry (Maid of Honor—Best Short, LI Film Fest). Nick has also appeared on 30 Rock, One Life to Live and As the World Turns.




Elizabeth DidleyElizabeth Didley (Kat)

Elizabeth’s film work includes Brain Hunter; Lower East Side Odyssey (Mississippi Film Festival); Life on The Edge Of Town; David; Miriam Is Not Your Friend. Her New York theatre appearances include To Protect The Poets; Henry V; Bling Bling; Simultaneity; Night Of The Living Relatives; Black Market Of Memories; Break with Reality; Remind Me Again; Snow Drift; Second Beam; Never Too Late.



Cynthia GranvilleCynthia Granville (Grace)

Cynthia’s film work includes PARADISE EAST, THE MIND, BOYS IN THE BACKROOM.  Onion News Network, online (the daycare-outsourcing mom) and for IFC (Damaged Women's Spokeswoman).  Among her stage credits are TALLEY'S FOLLY, LOVE LETTERS, THE CLEAN HOUSE, WITH AND WITHOUT, RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE, SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS, as well as off-off Broadway and regional plays and musicals.




Marisa KeltonMarissa Kelton (Emily, Stacy)

Among Marissa’s recent film work is Kissed by Inspiration (lead role - a short film set in the 1960s, debuting later this year) and Sleepers (lead role - a short film which won a Silver Telly in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards). Member of NYWIFT.






Mark Diamond Reading Event Producer