Pamela Yaco

Pamela Yaco

Pamela Danforth Yaco’s plays have been produced/developed at Theatrelab, NYC, TAPt-The Artists Playground Theatre, Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre, Tribeca Film Center, Circle East, Fleetwood Stage with Producing Director-Emmy winning writer, Lewis Arlt, InGenius Festival, The Players, and at Manhattan Theatre Source- “One of the top five off-off-Broadway theatres” –The New York Magazine.
At Manhattan...
Pamela Danforth Yaco’s plays have been produced/developed at Theatrelab, NYC, TAPt-The Artists Playground Theatre, Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre, Tribeca Film Center, Circle East, Fleetwood Stage with Producing Director-Emmy winning writer, Lewis Arlt, InGenius Festival, The Players, and at Manhattan Theatre Source- “One of the top five off-off-Broadway theatres” –The New York Magazine.
At Manhattan Theatre Source, Estrogenius Festival, Yaco’s Family Time, was “The winner for most grounded in reality, Family Time is my personal favorite of this week's series…. Yaco writes some wonderful, witty banter that comes alive” …Talkin’ Broadway…Theatre Reviews by Cindy Pierre, 2007.
At the “Hastings Local,” Yaco’s play, December, was read by Faith Prince (Tony) and Chris Murney, (Emmy), Hastings on-Hudson, New York, Library Benefit.
At Manhattan Theatre Source, awarded Finalist in the Estrogenius Festival, for December and produced for the Ingenious Festival- 2009.
Abbess, a play, directed by Glenn Paris, Directing Producer for the Native Coast Theatre Company, at the Tribeca Film Center in NYC.
Yaco’s play, Isola Femmina received a staged reading in April 2014 in celebration of the 25 year anniversary Helen Hayes -the first woman admitted to The Players Club. NYC www.taptheatre.com.
Camp Hoshi, a play, advanced as one of only 24 finalists out of 1,300 submissions for The Lark Theatre’s Playwrights’ Week Program in 2015.
Between Heaven and Hell, the Trial of William Blake received semi-finalist status out of 1,500 submissions at the 2016 National Playwrights Conference.
Between Heaven and Hell, the Trial of William Blake was accepted into the Kenyon Playwrights’ Conference in Gambier, Ohio, June 2016.
Briar Hall, a concert reading September 2017 at The Town Players of New Canaan, CT. Stage II. Directed by Frank S. Petrilli, Produced by Sheri Dean.
Yaco’s poetry has been published in Ladies and Gentleman: the Hudson Pier Poets and Skidrow Penthouse and has been a featured guest poet at the Neighborhood Playhouse, 22 Below, The Writer’s Voice, and at the New Year's Day Poetry Marathon, The Poetry Project.
Founding Member of the Writers’ Forum, Manhattan Theatre Source, think tank for emerging and established playwrights, Jim Lawson, Artistic Director, NYC. and a former member of The Writers Studio, studying with Elliot Figman, Executive Director of Poets and Writers, Philip Schultz, Founder/Director in NYC.

Current Member of the Dramatists Guild, Women in the Arts and Media, WritersAtLargeNYC, Writers@theplayers at Gramercy Park, NYC. www.theplayersnyc.org, The Book Club of California, Associate Member Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Cambria Writer's Workshop.

Plays

  • Between Heaven and Hell the Trial of William Blake
    In the year 1803, poet and artist William Blake is arrested for treason. The sentence is death by hanging and his defense lies in the hands of an attorney who thinks he is insane. Blake has only the testimony of his two best confidants, the deceased John Milton and the divine Mother Mary to save him from hanging.

    Imagine being arrested for damning a king
    Imagine hanging for it
    ...
    In the year 1803, poet and artist William Blake is arrested for treason. The sentence is death by hanging and his defense lies in the hands of an attorney who thinks he is insane. Blake has only the testimony of his two best confidants, the deceased John Milton and the divine Mother Mary to save him from hanging.

    Imagine being arrested for damning a king
    Imagine hanging for it
    Imagine you see angels and are faced with real-life demons instead

    The play is based on the actual trial of William Blake, who was accused of treason against King George. The play also incorporates Blake’s “visionary heads”, who he claims informed his work and world.
  • The Burning of Botticelli
    Botticelli, the famed Florentine painter, flourishes as a favored son of the Medici family, but soon falls under the spell of the mad monk, Girolamo Savonarola.
  • Isola Femmina
    Ever been promiscuous? Ever been accused of being too political? How about plain old annoying? Imagine being sent to a magical island and sentenced to death for the above.

    That is exactly what happens in Isola Femmina, a comedy with a death sentence. Think Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Lysistrata.

    Three women from different eras are sent to a mythical island where they face...
    Ever been promiscuous? Ever been accused of being too political? How about plain old annoying? Imagine being sent to a magical island and sentenced to death for the above.

    That is exactly what happens in Isola Femmina, a comedy with a death sentence. Think Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Lysistrata.

    Three women from different eras are sent to a mythical island where they face charges for their alleged crimes. The women have a choice- the death penalty or drink the Passa Violet which will remove all passion forever. Using their bodies and brains, they form a tentative alliance and hatch a daring scheme to overthrow the status quo and tip the scale of justice in their direction. But this island is not like any other, nor are the men, they find there. In fact, it might just be paradise.

  • Briar Hall
    A high-powered CEO refuses to honor her deceased parents’ will requiring her to live in the family home. Once she crosses the threshold of the dilapidated ruin, she is forced to confront the ghosts of Briar Hall. Will she move in or move on?
  • Camp Hoshi
    In a prisoner of war camp, two men made enemies by time and place, face certain death- then it gets worse, a bomb drop.
  • Family Time
    Siblings confront the past while presiding over their dying mother's hospital bed. Will they be able to find common ground?