For the tenth anniversary of 9/11, "E-Mail: 9-12", now published by Next Stage Press, was produced by theatres in four states. Monologues from this, Guerrera’s response to the 9/11 tragedy, are also published in “Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater,” Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2018. Annarita, was selected for the Samuel French 29th Annual Short Play ‘Festival and revised in 2012. Historic works written and directed by Midge include: "Ruth St. Denis: The Dance Continues," commissioned by Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Vocational High School; a bi-centennial multi-discipline reenactment, "Turnabout " commissioned by the Millstone Historic Society; "Transitions," commissioned by the Somerset County Bi-Centennial Commission, re-counts the events that occurred in the Watchung Mountains in 1776; "Crane Chronicles", commissioned by the Stephen Crane House and funded in part by the NJ Council on the Humanities; and "Stephen Crane: The Middle Years", developed to be performed through-out the house that was home to author for one third of his life, commissioned and presented by the Stephen Crane Committee at the Stephen Crane House . "Many Snows Ago," explores the tales of Eastern Woodland Indians and has been performed at numerous schools. She has written over fifty plays for children. All were produced by the Laffin’ Stock Company. "Wanda the Girl Who Cried Witch" is published by Next Stage Press. Guerrera splits her time between New Jersey and a small village in Southern Italy. Her blog, www.nonnasmulberrytree.com shares her expat experience with subscribers in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia and South America. Set against the gorgeous roads of Italy, "Cars, Castles, Cows, and Chaos" published by Read Furiously is memoir-meets-tour-guide of errors and triumphs.
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MORE ABOUT ME
How can one not tell stories in these times! Politics, pandemics, pillage, rape, human rights twisted and pulled - the world has been telling these stories for ions. The locations may change, the characters names altered but the themes remain. That is the tragedy worth talking about. Immersion theater - the street theater of my youth - the flash mobs - bringing theater out of the academic and price gouging closet and into the streets - that is how we can tell the stories in these times. There is much to talk about and to reach today's audiences one must get out of the theater. The pandemic made us more aware of the availability of digital presentations. We have more venues today than yesterday. We just need to fill them with material that inspires dialogue and change.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Plays about my Aunt Cat (one of first female postmasters), Ruth St Denis (mother of modern dance who I adore), Flagtown Fem-Miltia (a play about women in their third acts keeping the home fires burning and safe). I'm also workin on a travel guide for Pontelandolfo and a cookbook based on traditional fare and never uses a measuring spoon.
Mystery, Thriller, Political, Food, Equality, Historical, Fable/folktales, Immersive/site-specific, biography, young audiences, interactive
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