Theatre Nov. 10th: “A Delightful Night of Social Romance”

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November 10th 2010

Our very own writer extraordinaire Laura Rohrman has been busy at work on two short plays that will be shown in “A DELIGHTFUL NIGHT OF SOCIAL ROMANCE” an evening of short plays presented as staged readings with some songs written by its members. The theme is celebrating the holidays with a twist. The free event is on Wednesday, November 10th from 8 to 10 PM. Manhattan Theatre Source suggests a donation of $10.00. For reservations please call 866-811-4111.  The MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE is located at 177 MacDougal Street(cross is 8th Street).

“A DELIGHTFUL NIGHT OF SOCIAL ROMANCE” includes staged readings of two new one-act comedies by Laura Rohrman and one new one-act play written by Aurin Squire. Two new songs will also be presented, including “The Face Book” song written and performed by SARA ADLER.

In LAURA ROHRMAN’S “GEISHA SCHOOL” directed by LI MURILLO, girls go wild online and off when studying to be Geishas in New York City. “CYBERIA” by AURIN SQUIRE, directed by BRIAN HANSCOM goes into the deep blue mist of e-love, e-trade, and e-scape.

LAURA ROHRMAN’s “HOW DON DRAPER SAVED CHRISTMAS, directed by MICHELLE PACE, might remind you of why you love Mad Men and Santa.

THE WAVERLY WRITERS COLLECTIVE is a young, diverse group of talented, award-winning playwrights, directors, actors and producers whose work attempts to shine a light on the world in which they live. The company was founded in 2003 by LAURA ROHRMAN and AURIN SQUIRE who both studied playwriting at The New School for Drama in New York City. To date the Waverly Writers have produced 30 new plays and 12 new playwrights including Carla Ching, Bekah Brunstetter and David Caudle. Productions include: “9 x 9” (2003), “Two Guys and a Girl”(2004) “Babies Bombs and Love”(2005). Co-productions: “My Life As You”(2006) and “Femme Feast” (2009).  The group’s mission is to create new and exciting opportunities for emerging artists.

The Waverly Writers Collective at Their Inception

“A Delightful Night Of Social Romance,” will be performed on November 10th at 8PM only. Suggested donation is $10. For reservations please call 866-811-4111.  Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street/cross 8th street. NYC.

Performers include:
Sara Adler, Lyndsey Anderson, Francine Wong, Jim Anderson, Simon Feil and David Wagner

EVENT RECAP: An Evening At The Interior Design Building with Bryan Batt

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Bryan Batt signing books at Doris Leslie Blau (Image by Charity De Meer)

By Marcy Clark

Thank you so much to those of you who joined us for “An Evening at The Interior Design Building with Bryan Batt,” with the charming, witty and dashing author, designer, actor and star of Mad Men, Bryan Batt. The evening was presented by the dealers at New York’s venerable Interior Design Building at 306 East 61st Street, an amazing resource for museum-quality, highly collectible antiques, art and original home furnishings and accessories. We were thrilled to be joined by New York’s top Interior Designers, Architects, Editors, Publishing Executives and so many other special guests. Guests secured their very own copy of Bryan Batt’s poignant and humor-saturated memoir “She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother” and got to get their book signed. Design aficionados took the opportunity to shop and explore the 7 floors of the Interior Design Building, open for “Evening Hours” in partnership with our media partner for the event: 1st Dibs. Participating Showrooms included: Lucca & Co, Lee Calicchio, Sentimento, Liz O’Brien, John Rosselli, Doris Leslie BlauAtlantic Gallery, C.J. Peters, Suzanne Golden Antiques, Amy Perlin Antiques and Niall Smith.

Batt with Ron Wagner and Timothy Van Dam of Wagner Van Dam Design and Decor (Charity De Meer)
Bryan Batt meeting Lee Calicchio of Lee Calicchio Ltd.
Joan and Jayne Michaels of 2 Michaels Design Being Interviewed by French Film Crew StoryBox Press

Catherine Aaron, Bryan Batt, Lance Thompson at Lucca & Co.
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Women’s Mafia Mad Men Party: Dressed to impress!


The Women’s Mafia’s first secret party, our MAD MEN Party, was a great success! People were dressed to impress and martinis, cosmos and co. were flowing. Sleek “Don Draper’s” with their skinny ties and gorgeous “Peggy Olson’s” in their wiggle dresses mingled on the roof top or rocked the dance floor of the secret party location in Greenwich Village.

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Hot Happenings and Cool Locations for this Weekend!

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First of all, there is a top secret Women’s Mafia event for members this Saturday night. You can sign up at “Join the Mafia” and then RSVP to to get the address…


There are also some other fun adventures to be had in and around the city this weekend:

Water Taxi Beach is officially open!


Zip Car has a very cool $75 credit for people who sign up now. I’m not sure how long it lasts, but I embraced my love of the open road last week and it worked! Try “SpringNY”. These are some of the places I’m planning on visiting:

Woodstock, New York

Chill, relaxed bohemian perfection. Need I say more?




The North Fork of Long Island

I have a Hamptons share for four weekends this summer but I still have never been to the North Fork! I envision a lovely, romantic drive through the trees and then winding through the vineyards and stopping at one or two for a tasting and some delicious local cuisine…

Or a silly, raucous trip with my girls that includes lots of off-key singing and wine-induced giggling, whichever comes first!
(Oh, and please have a Designated Driver ladies!)


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