Judges’ Choice Award Winner
by Kate McMorran
When Alice and Holly try to spice up their long-distance relationship by having a virtual date night, they are forced to reckon with their love for each other when they find a mysterious portal in the bottom of their takeout containers.
From glowing noodles to disappearing chopsticks, the play brings unexpected magic into the monotony of a Zoom call. Chopstick explores the longing for closeness we all feel during this time, and how we wish there could be a magical solution to bring us closer to our loved ones.
Kate McMorran (Playwright/Producer, Holly)
Kate is a writer and actor who explores creative ways to dismantle gender roles. Her plays Love Child, The Registry, and In Character have been produced in NYC. Kate has studied writing with The Barrow Group, and holds a BA in Theatre and English from Muhlenberg College. katemcmorran.com @kate.mcmorran
Michael Witkes (Director)
Michael is an NYC-based actor, director, and writer. He is an LGBT activist, and strives to create and perform in work that inspires social change, promotes acceptance, and explores sexual identity and shame. Creator of Interested In series, streaming on YouTube, Amazon Dekkoo, and GagaOOLaLa.
Le Alfieri (Alice)
Food For The Gods (puppeteer) at La MaMa, an Italian tour of King Lear (Cordelia/Fool) with Teatro Delle Due, Hamlet (Horatio), The Winter’s Tale (Florizel), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Moth), Macbeth (Porter), among others with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company. Le is a current acting apprentice with Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.