Raven Petretti-Stamper has produced many love themed plays, which she has written, through her production company, Strange Bird Productions. Full length plays include 2020: A Fantasy and ‘Till There Was You. Her one-act plays have been presented through various festivals at Theater Workshop of Owensboro (KY), Tiger Heart Players, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Shetler Studios, Looking Glass Theatre (NY) and Wellesley College's Upstage (MA). Her short plays have been published in Smith & Krauss’ Best Women’s Monologues of 2021 anthology, Laughter is the Best Medicine: Forty-Five 5 Minute Plays in the Time of Coronavirus and the Little Red Theatre Company’s Tiny Plays from the Quarantine collection. An avid student, she has studied at the School of Early Departures (NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and American Academy of Dramatic Arts as an Acting Major) and obtained her MFA from the School of Life where she is now studying for her doctorate. She resides in the sixth borough of New York, Jersey City, NJ, with a hubby who occasionally gets tired of reading her drafts and her rambunctious cats who inspire characters in said drafts. She was selected for the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive in 2021 and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
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MORE ABOUT ME:
I feel most like myself when I'm involved with a show from start to finish. I enjoy being involved with every aspect of a production from writing to producing (which includes casting, scheduling, creative team hiring, etc). I get off on overseeing all aspects, especially building the right team, and seeing our efforts pay off when the lights go down. When it's right and we can take the audience to another place I couldn't be prouder. In Jan a theatre in OH produces one of my pieces so I might change my mind around then but for now it's the entire process that makes me feel whole and in awe of what we do. To build something from scratch and make people feel is a gift like no other.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
I'm trying to get one of my full lengths produced and sprucing up my catalogue of plays after the Kennedy Center Intensive. The knowledge gained and camaraderie from our group is changing the way I write. It will be interesting to see what comes from it.
Rom com, comedy, atypical romantic comedy, mystery, drama
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