Leo’s short play Ties is a finalist in Young Playwrights Inc.’s “Write a Play! NYC” Playwriting Competition 2015. This is Leo’s second play to receive a finalist title in this competition, the first being his full-length play The Internet Island Project, which made the finalists in 2014.
Ties is a stinging and cathartic play, about a very young boy who suffers a great loss. The script tackles the poignant and deeply relevant question of how children can come to terms with the mortality of those around them.
The Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes on May 17th. The exhibit featured both Leo Lion’s gold-key winning works: Backdoor (Photography) and Old News (Flash Fiction)
On May 16th, Young Playwrights Inc held this year’s last series of staged readings, a program which was the culmination of 2014-2015’s Advanced Playwriting Workshop, in which Leo participated. The evening opened with a staged reading of Leo’s play, Unplug.
Unplug is a short one-act science-fiction play that explores the poignant relationship between a machine and her creator, raising dark and difficult questions about humanity and the right to understanding.
Leo’s play They Grow Up Fast was produced as part of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival on May 13th. The play was directed by Robert Gonyo of Co-Op Theatre East. Performances took place off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theater.
They Grow Up Fast is a cathartic one-act play about a woman’s struggle with time, motherhood, and responsibility. A deeply emotional play that throws linear time and storytelling to the wind as Anne loses herself in a life of constant stress and disorientation.
Five playwrights whose works were featured at the Worldwide Plays Festival on May 13th in the 8PM program.
This is Leo’s second play to be produced in the Worldwide Plays Festival. In 2014, his play Before Barnaby (No Tears) was also performed at the June Havoc Theater. Before Barnaby was directed by Edward Elefterion of Rabbit Hole Ensemble.