Urban Momfare

Book by Pamela Weiler Grayson and Alice Jankell

Music and Lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson

 

Urban Momfare is a funny, irreverent, and sometimes heartbreaking romp through motherhood on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It follows the friendship of three mothers as they navigate 17 years of child rearing, from “Mommy & Me” to college applications.

Urban Momfare won a Best Musical award in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, was extended into the Fringe Encore Series, and was a 4-Star, Time Out Critics Pick.

     

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A Comfortable Life

by Pamela Weiler Grayson 

 

A Comfortable Life is a full-length, 6-actor play (2 women, 4 men). It is set in a New England boarding school town (unit set) and explores money and class in the shifting terrain of 21st century America. 

     

“Blue Ribbon Award” as one of the top three plays in an international playwriting contest.

 

Staged readings done at Arts on the Lake in Kent, N.Y and as part of Southwest Theatre Production’s Rising Artists Series, Austin, Texas.

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Whose Plot is This?

by Pamela Weiler Grayson 

 

This 10-minute comedy (cast of 4 women, 1 man) considers what might happen in the afterlife, when a man has led a very “full” life. . 

     

Called “funny, funny, funny” by nohoartsdistrict.com, the play was produced as part of “Nine Winning One Acts” at the Group Rep/Lonny Chapman theatre in North Hollywood, CA., and was selected to be part of the Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest Playwriting Competition with a reading in June, 2019. 

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The Club

by Pamela Weiler Grayson

 

In this dark comedy, how far will a formerly successful, middle-aged white cis male playwright go to be considered a “fresh, new voice?” The play has 9 actors playing 16 parts. 

Part of Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series on October 17, 2019. 

Burning Up!

Directed by Mark Phillip Lichtenstein

Produced by Zoe Samuel

Written by Pamela Weiler Grayson and Rick Bassett

Lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson

Music by Rick Bassett

 

Cast: Lori Hammel, James Sasser, Sara Jayne Blackmore, and Evan Siegel   

 

This short musical film is based on a 10-minute musical written in the BMI Workshop. The film is about a married couple who both get sick on the same day, and a younger “couple” who fall in and out of love in less than 15 minutes. 

     

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Coda

Book and Lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson and

    Alice Jankell

Music by Aaron Drescher

 

Currently in development

 

CODA is an intimate musical about love, sex, and friendship in an assisted living facility. With an indie rock score, CODA reveals the individual desires, fears and stories of the often invisible elderly.

Wine and Squeeze

by Pamela Weiler Grayson

 

In this 10-minute play (all-female cast of 4), set in a mammography waiting room unlike any other, three women bond over this shared female purgatory.

This play was featured in the virtual Orange County Ten Minute Play Festival in August 2020, and in October 2020 had a live-streamed production at the Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California. A live production with an audience is planned for when theatres re-open).