The Players Theatre Committee


The Players Playwrights Take the Stage: Open Door

Join us for our season finale Staged Reading Event!


When are broken relationships worth mending no matter what the cost? And when must they be thrown away because the price of truth is too high? When a desire to heal eventually pits brother against brother and father against son — there is a road out. But is anyone willing to walk that road?

Playwright: Paul Coleman
Director: Nichole Donjé

Featuring: CK Allen, Dale Duko, Roberto Forero, Sarah-Ann Rodgers, David Gideon & Joscelyn Wilmouth on Stage Directions

After extensive consideration of the many wonderful plays submitted, The Players Theatre Committee chose At the Broken Places by Paul Coleman to be performed in our finale event. It is one of three plays that will receive personal feedback from two esteemed Players:

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alex Dinelaris
Two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee for Drama Gina Gionfriddo

The other selected plays are Paralyzed by Jeff Stolzer and Minuet on Third by Mike Bencivenga.

WHEN: Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. in, there will be a cash bar available for guests
LOCATION: The Dining Room @ The Players 16 Gramercy Park S. (Bet Park & Irving)

RSVP REQUIRED  (please note if you are not a Players member)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Players is a private club, this event is by invitation only (be sure to include the number of people in your party – DRESS CODE MUST BE FOLLOWED).

DRESS CODE is Business Casual: NO tees, torn jeans, sneakers or athletic wear of any kind. The policy is strict, please be sure to dress appropriately (they will not let you in). No outside food is allowed. You’ll be asked to check your coat and backpacks/large bags, etc.


Meet the Cast (click on image for information):


For over 20 years I have been honing and combining my skills as an artist. The goal is always to tell a story through visuals, words, and movement. It is an art to draw people in and show them a new way to see things, to think; this is what artists of any genre do.

Theatre, in particular, is by far the most amazing implementation of this concept. Artists work together as a team to tell a story that brings strangers and friends alike into a room to share an experience. We as artists leave exonerated and free, the audience leaves refreshed and charged (or at least they should). It’s both physical & emotional.

I have always been fascinated with the idea of collaboration, both with people and genre to build a community that is willing and excited to ask difficult questions while honoring one another as human beings with respect and honesty. Art is a beautiful and genuine observation of the world and I consider myself a fortunate collaborator.