Two resilient young Jersey girls struggle to define
their emerging political and sexual identities
during the five years after high school graduation
Produced at the Phoenix Theater --- Winner of the FEAT (Festival of Emerging American Theatre) award and received an Equity production at the Phoenix Theater, Indianapolis. Sponsored by American Cablevision and the Bravo Network
Produced at U/Mass --- Selected by Theater-In-The-Works/University of Massachusetts for their developmental program and was given an Equity presentation in Amherst...
Semi-finalist in the L. Arnold Weissberger Playwrighting Competition sponsored by New Dramatists
Finalist in the Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore Play contest
Evolved through numerous readings in New York in such venues as Cornelia Street Cafe, Playwrights Gallery, Merely Players, Full Moon Playwrights Exchange, as well as Playmarket at Alice's Fourth Floor...
"...Heart-Timers makes for a relaxed and satisfying way to spend a summer night and an opportunity to experience a new play by an author who might just one day become one of the theatre's major voices."
"...Heart-Timers is an enjoyable, fresh theatrical experience. The paralleling of the two cousins' lives even with their vast difference is astounding..."
"Heart-wrenching and hilarious..."
"In Phoenix Theater's play Heart-Timers, consequence plays an integral part of the script. It weaves its way intricately into the fabric of the characters, as well as into the minds of the audience...the play focuses on the broken feelings, lost innocence and the wacko moments that all human beings endure."
"...Janie and Effie both learn the serious value of considering the consequences of surrendering one's action to the almighty power of the heart, over the mind."
"Just as the Underground is a stage for thought, this is a provocative play. Do you have control of relationships? What do you do when you heart timer goes off at an inappropriate time?"
"This original work by New York playwright Stuart Warmflash delves into different aspects of sexual relationships, such as decision-making, timing and results. The title is a reference to a timer that goes off in the heart, over which none of us really has any control."
Sally Falk Nancrede