Welcome to PETTI PLAYS!

This page was created to introduce readers, producers, directors and actors to the work of Brian C. Petti. It was also created to document productions of his work. For production/reading information for any of the plays listed on the left, email bcpkid AT gmail.com.


IM000026_itA_002.JPGBrian C. Petti has been produced Off-Off Broadway (Masquerade, Before the Parade Passes By, Hindenburg-the Musical) and regionally (Next Year in Jerusalem, The Measure of a Man, On the Expectation of White Christmases) by such companies as Ten Grand Productions, The American Theater of Actors, Inc. and The Duplex Cabaret. Masquerade was staged at Cherry Lane Theater in NYC and Next Year in Jerusalem was the winner of the Humboldt State University National Play Contest in California, where it received a student production. The Measure of a Man and On the Expectation of White Christmases are published by JAC Publishing and Promotions, and Banshee is published by Next Stage Press. Echoes of Ireland was recently produced in County Cork, Ireland by the Skibbereen Theatre Society and is published through Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Ten Seconds was produced by Motivational Theatre as winner of the Carlton E. Spitzer Excellence in Playwrighting Award. The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein was part of All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival in July, 2013.

Production History
The Love Song of Sidney J. Stein (comedy/drama)
August 2013 at Ritz Theater, Newburgh, NY
Produced by Hatmaker's Attic Productions with Ritz Theater, AD Ed Gibbons-Brown and June Henley
July 2013 at Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC
Produced by All Out Arts, AD Dane Joseph
Featured Actors: Dalton Gray, Jim Pillmeier
***see show page for review***

Banshee (drama/thriller)
August 2011 at International Fringe Festival, NYC, AD Dane Joseph
August 2011 at Newburgh Actor's Studio, AD Mark Gamma
Produced by Cindy Topps
Directed by Mary Ellen Nelligar
Assistant Directed by Jim Pillmeier
Featured Actors: Ron Morehead, Matt Meinsen, Elisabeth
Henry-Macari, Lauren Murphy
*Published by Next Stage Press*
***see show page for review***

Echoes of Ireland (monologues/drama)
March 2014 at Ritz Theater, Newburgh, NY
Produced by Hatmaker's Attic Productions with Ritz Theater, AD Ed Gibbons-Brown and June Henley
Featured Actors: Ron Morehead, Cat Barney, Dana Lockhart
2012 at Skibbereen Theatre Society, County Cork, Ireland
Produced by Skibbereen Theatre Society, Fachtna O'Driscoll, AD
Featured Actors: Declan McCarthy, Catherine Field, Breda Herlihy, Fachtna O'Driscoll
2010 at DragonFly Performing Arts, Cairo, NY
Produced by DragonFly Performing Arts, Rita Carver, AD
Featured Actors: Ron Morehead, Susan Yzquierdo, Chris Coyne
*Published by Eldridge Plays & Publishing*
***see show page for review***

Ten Seconds (one act drama)
2012 at Motivational Theatre, Easton, MD
Produced by Motivational Theatre, Lisa Roth, AD as winner of Carlton A. Spitzer Excellence in Playwrighting Award
2010 at DragonFly Performing Arts, Cairo, NY
Produced by DragonFly Performing Arts, Rita Carver, AD
Directed by Bill Domack
Featured Actors: James Fogarty, Elisabeth Henry-Macari, Ray Juliano
*Published by Yes Plays*

The Art of Negotiation (one act comedy)
2010 at Turtle Shell Theater, New York, NY
Produced by Thespian Productions, Chelsea Spears, AD
Directed by Hollie Rosenberg
Featured Actors: Laura Mae Baker, George Tsalikis

On the Expectation of White Christmases (comedy/drama)
2007 at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
Produced by The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural Centre
Michelle Patterson and Kenneth Dudley, AD
Featured Actors: Mary Ellen Nelligar, Sarah Accarino, John LeFever, Ali Bernhart, Rich Hack, Terri Massimi
*Published by JAC Publishing & Promotion
***see show page for review***

The Measure of a Man (drama)
2007 at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Produced by The Play’s the Thing Productions
2007 at The CENTER for Perfoming Arts at Rhinebeck
Produced by Rhinebeck Theatre Society, Rich Hack, AD
Directed by Mary Ellen Nelligar
Featured Actors: Matt Meinsen, Rich Hotaling, Rich Hack, Janet Nurre, Ali Bernhart, Nick Butler, Richard Weissman, James Fogarty, Conor Petti, Jill Carroll, Chris Tilson, Doug Wooley, Sal Polichetti
*Published by JAC Publishing & Promotion
***see show page for review***

Masquerade (comedy/drama)
2004 at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, NY
Produced by Ten Grand Productions, Inc., Justin Nadal, AD
Directed by Mary Geerlof
2002 at Little Britain Grange, New Windsor, NY
Produced by Chameleon Productions, Inc., Karen Yzquierdo, AD
Featured Actors: Joe Gayton Jervais, Fred Wolinsky, Joel Flowers, Matt Meinsen, Jill Carroll, Collin Warhaftig, Keith Van Der Molen, Jim Beaty, Ellen Boswell
***see show page for review***

Hindenburg—the Musical (musical comedy w/ Joel Flowers)
2001 at Beckmann Theatre, New York, NY
Produced by Chameleon Productions, Inc.—Karen Yzquierdo, AD
2001 at Little Britain Grange, New Windsor, NY
Produced by Chameleon Productions, Inc.--Karen Yzquierdo, AD
Co-Directed by Mary Ellen Nelligar and Donna Polichetti
Featured Actors: Mary Ellen Nelligar, David Mossey, Rich Hotaling, Larry Merritt Maranville, Rich Aufiero, James Elmore, Joe Morgan, Sarah Dawson, Peter Dawson, Bill Carter, Sal Polichetti, Joel Flowers, Jill Carroll, Tanya Long, Collin Warhaftig

Next Year in Jerusalem (drama)
1999 at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Student production by Humboldt State University as winner of
triannual National Playwrighting Contest
1999 at Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Produced by The Play’s the Thing Productions with Cunneen Hackett Arts Center
Neil Kaplan, AD
Co-Directed by Mary Ellen Nelligar and Donna Polichetti
Featured Actors: Larry Merritt Maranville, Mary Ellen Nelligar, David Mossey, Rich Hotaling, Rich Aufiero, Joe Gayton Jervais, Joe Morgan, Helen Winer, Ellen Boswell, Donna Polichetti, Cherie Hannouche, Collin Warhaftig, Laura Carter, Rochelle Marshall, Cory Aufiero, Alexander Greenberg, Jessica Manna
*published on Amazon Kindle*
***see show page for review***

Before the Parade Passes By (comedy/drama)
1998 at American Theatre of Actors, Inc., New York, NY
Produced by American Theatre of Actors, Inc., James Jennings, AD
Directed by Elysabeth Kleinhans
Featured Actors: Matthew Burkholder, Harry M. Cohen, Aaron Guderjahn, Cindy Owens, Jim Pillmeier, Susan Rollman, Virginia Sterritt, Elysabth Kleinhans
1998 at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
Produced by The Play’s the Thing Productions with Bard AIDS Committee
Co-Directed by Donna Polichetti
Featured Actors: Jim Pillmeier, Mary Ellen Nelligar, Joe Morgan, Ellen Boswell, Michael Vanacore, Lynne Arnold, Donna Polichetti

The Game Room (drama)
1997 at Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Produced by Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, Ron Samuelson, AD
Co-Directed by Terri Brockmann
Featured Actors: Paul Russo, Jim Beaty, Dan Munson

Everything’s Coming Up Roses (comedy/drama)
1998 at Ryan Repertory Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Produced by Ryan Repertory Theater, John Sunnuto, AD
Directed by John Sunnuto
Featured Actors: Nicholas Brown, Jim Pillmeier, Bill Ryder, Michael Crowell, Virginia Sterritt, Charlie Coreschi, Michael Cruz
1998 at The Duplex Cabaret, New York, NY
Produced by The Play’s the Thing Productions with The Duplex Cabaret
1997 at Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, NY
Produced by Lycian Centre, Richard Logethetis, AD
1996 at Cunneen Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Produced by Art for AIDS
Featured Actors: Jim Pillmeier, Ken Tshan, Rich Aufiero, Brad Lockle, Kevin McNaughton, Mary Ellen Nelligar, Bill Flynn, Rich Hotaling, Tara Lynn Wagner, Donna Polichetti, Michael Vanacore, Jim Beaty, John Candito, Dottie Hartz, Eddie Ford, Ralph Spina, Tanya Long

Staged Readings
Banshee--2010 by DragonFly Performing Arts, Cairo, NY
nobody—the story of Bert Williams--2009 by Passing the Torch Through Arts, Beacon, NY
The Measure of a Man --2006 by Eatontown Playhouse, Eatontown, NJ, 2006
The Art of Negotiation (one-act comedy)--2005 by Creative Theatre/Muddy Water Players, Monroe, NY
Four Keys to a Happy and Healthy Relationship (one-act comedy/drama) --2004 by Creative Theatre/Muddy Water Players, Monroe, NY
Absolution (one-act comedy)—2003 by by Creative Theatre/Muddy Water Players, Monroe, NY
Masquerade—2002 by The Barrow Group, New York, NY

Awards/Recognition
Next Year in Jerusalem —1999 Winner of Humboldt State University National Playwrighting Contest
Hindenburg—the Musical—2000 Honorable Mention for McClaren Annual Comedy Award
The Game Room--1997 Honorable Mention for Best Original Play by the Times Herald Record (Middletown, NY)
Everything’s Coming Up Roses (comedy/drama)—1996 Named Best Original Play by The Times Herald Record (Middletown, NY)
Masquerade--2004 two Independent Theatre awards for Ten Grand production
The Measure of a Man—2008 Published by JAC Publishing
Banshee--2011 Published by Next Stage Press
On the Expectation of White Christmases--2012 Published by JAC Publishing
Ten Seconds--2012 Winner of Carlton E. Spitzer Excellence in Playwrighting Award from Motivational Theatre
Echoes of Ireland--2013 Published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals