Event Details
Thu, July 21, 2022 - 7:00 PM EST
All Ages

About this event

This July, Small Plates is back with another satisfying serving of short play readings. Please note: this performance will now take place in the Church of the Transfiguration (AKA the Little Church Around the Corner). If you are not familiar with our space, Guild Hall (where Small Plates was previously going to be held) is on the second floor of the Little Church, so the address remains the same: 1 E. 29th St. NYC. Upon your arrival, a staff member will direct you where to go.
This summer’s menu, curated by Betsy Ross, will feature pieces written by playwrights who are active in EAG: 
Brown-Skinned "BUT" Cute??  by Helena-Joyce Wright*
If you ever wanted to know what Black Girl Magic actually looks like, come experience life through Pecolia's insightful lens. With unflinching honestly, wit, and wisdom Pecolia solves the entire racial color-conundrum, and, given half a chance, she'll solve all the other  problems, too!
directed by Susan Watson-Turner*
with C. Kelly Wright*, Helena-Joyce Wright*, Joseph DiSalle*, Michele Baldwin, Traci McCraken, and Jose Sonera


Night Train to Attica by Mervyn Kaufman
It's late in the evening on a local train to Upstate NY where a young-ish librarian plans to marry an Attica prisoner she's been writing to but has never met. Her fellow passengers, in a rickety rail car, include two men who, in different ways, nudge her to change her mind.
directed by Elowyn Castle*
with Carolyn M. Carothers, Mike Roche*, Jeff Burchfield*, and Chris Chinn*
The Mice Will Play by JoAnn Yeoman Tongret*
What happens when an ineffectual thief meets a useless house-sitter?  Find out when they meet and share a bucket of beer, a pizza, and a deck of tarot cards!
directed by Kathleen Conry*
with Mike Timoney*, Richard A. Leigh*, and Melinda Tanner*

Where Are Bert and Ernie When You Really Need Them? by Thomas A. Cahill*
It's a long way from Bedford Falls, but for a little single malt scotch and a good winter coat, angels can be found on the Staten Island Ferry at Christmas.
directed by Thomas A. Cahill*
with Tarantino Smith*, Jim Walsh, and Chris Chinn*

Betsy Ross*—Producer, Curator

Leodis Smith*—Stage Manager

Rebecca Lovett—Board Op

Lydia Kalmen*—Runner


*Members of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States and Canada


All proceeds from this special one-night-only event will go to support the charitable programs of EAG.

There will not be an online/live-stream option for this event.


EAG's Covid Safety Rules: Guild Hall is a fully vaccinated AND boosted facility. Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated PLUS have received at least one booster shot. We cannot make any exceptions. You will be asked to provide in-person proof of vaccination and present a photo ID at the door and must wear a well-fitted, high-filtration mask (such as an N95, KN95, KF94, or well-fitted surgical mask) at all times while in the space. For more details please visit www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.

Directions: The Church of the Transfiguration (aka the Little Church Around the Corner) is located at 1 EAST 29th STREET, NYC 10016 (midblock between Madison and Fifth, between #3 and #9 East 29th Street) It is NOT the big church on the corner of Fifth Avenue; that's Marble Collegiate. When you arrive at the Little Church, a staff member will direct you where to go.

Getting Here: The closest subways are the R/W or 6 at 28th Street or the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W at 34th Street/Herald Square. If you are arriving by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, or M7.

Lobby: Guild Hall does NOT have a lobby or waiting area. You are welcome to enjoy the Little Church’s garden (weather permitting) if you arrive before the house opens.

Accessibility: Guild Hall is not a fully ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all patrons. Guild Hall is located up one flight of stairs (20 steps). There is no elevator; however, a stair chair is available for those who need assistance making it up to or down from Guild Hall. EAG’s staff will be happy to assist you upon request.

Late seating: With our current COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place, we cannot guarantee late seating.


We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:





 through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in this program.


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