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“Mile 42” a Finalist at Austin Film Festival!

Porch Room co-founder John Dowgin was honored at the 2017 Austin Film Festival.  His spec script, “Mile 42” was finalist in their screenplay competition, in the Enderby Entertainment Award category for feature scripts in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be produced for under $10 million. John’s script was one of 56 finalists out of Continue Reading...

Margot Robbie to Star in Pete Barry’s “Marian”

The Porch Room congratulates co-founder Pete Barry on the sale of his spec script “Marian” to Margot Robbie’s Lucky Chap productions and Sony Pictures. Robbie will star as Marian of Robin Hood fame in this unique take on the legend.  When Robin Hood is killed in battle, Marian must take up his mantle and lead the Merry Men against Prince Continue Reading...

Development Agreement Signed with Nazli Sarpkaya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – The Porch Room Independent Film & Theater Company today announced that it has signed a development agreement with New York performer Nazli Sarpkaya that encompasses at least three new productions between the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 seasons. Ms. Sarpkaya starred in the New York production of The Porch Room’s Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives and Continue Reading...

“Zebulon Calling” Plays LA SciFi Fest!

Attention LA Porch Room fans! John P. Dowgin’s one-act Zebulon Calling has been selected for performance as part of the third annual “Sci-Fest LA” Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. The festival offers two rotating evenings of professionally produced 15-minute sci-fi plays by up-and-coming writers, as well as world premiere stage adaptations based on the works of such authors as Neil Continue Reading...

Plays For Three Signing at the Drama Book Shop!

December 1st, 2015 saw the publication of Plays for Three a new anthology of short plays for three actors from Vintage Press.  The Porch Room was honored to be included via Sex with a Mathematician  by Pete Barry. Sex with a Mathematician originally premiered at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.  The version in print comes from The Porch Room’s production in Continue Reading...

“Sex with a Mathematician” in print December 1st!

“Sex with a Mathematician,” Pete Barry’s one act comedy, is to be published in Plays for Three from Vintage Press.  This is the Porch Room’s third imprint with Vintage Press after Shorter, Faster, Funnier and Plays For Two. “Sex” originally debuted at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.  The incarnation that will be printed is a revised version from The Porch Room’s Continue Reading...

Watch Our Rights Week Panel Online!

The entire broadcast of the July 15th panel “Sharing Your Work” is now available to watch online!  Joining the Porch Room’s John P. Dowgin and J. Michael DeAngelis were Hana Bos and Paul Thureen from The Debate Society and Ronee Penoi from Dog & Pony DC/Theater in the District. The talk was organized by Samuel French, Inc. and HowlRound.com as Continue Reading...

The Porch Room Speaks During #RightsWeek

The Porch Room’s J. Michael DeAngelis and John P. Dowgin will be participating in “Rights Week” July 14-17th, 2014, hosted by Samuel French, Inc. and HowlRound.com. The Porch Room authors will be speaking on the July 15th panel, “Sharing Your Work.”  The boys will be talking about self-licensing unpublished or self-published works and how to get your work produced independently Continue Reading...

“Fruppum, Alabama” Returns to Jersey Voices

The Fruppum, Alabama Chamber of Commerce by John Dowgin is having a revival at the 2014 Jersey Voices festival, celebrating their 20th anniversary with their “greatest hits”. Performances will be July 25th & August 1st. Fruppum tells the story of two enterprising gentlemen running rival gas stations on a country road in Fruppum, Alabama.  In a place that time seems Continue Reading...

Dates Announced for “Ghost of Make-Believe”

Pete Barry’s ode to Fred Rogers, Ghost of Make-Believe, will have it’s debut as part of “Hell With The Lid Taken Off” at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival on May 10th & 11th, 2014. The short play is part of an evening of original works about the city of Pittsburgh.  The Porch Room’s contribution takes a look at the legacy of Continue Reading...
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