Midge Guerrera

Midge Guerrera

Midge Guerrera, now in her second act, has been a professor, producer, director, actor, arts administrator and most importantly to her a playwright. Produced works include: "E-Mail: 9-12" which was produced in four states on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. "Annarita," was selected for the Samuel French 29th Annual Short Play ‘Festival. Historic works Midge has written and directed were...
Midge Guerrera, now in her second act, has been a professor, producer, director, actor, arts administrator and most importantly to her a playwright. Produced works include: "E-Mail: 9-12" which was produced in four states on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. "Annarita," was selected for the Samuel French 29th Annual Short Play ‘Festival. Historic works Midge has written and directed were commissioned by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Vocational High School; the Millstone Historic Society; Somerset County Bi-Centennial Commission; the Stephen Crane House and funded in part by the NJ Council on the Humanities; and the Stephen Crane Committee. Ten minute plays have done by Brooklyn Lyceum Theatre’s Swamp King Ten Minute Play Festival; Lawrenceville 10 Minute Festival; Philly’s Primary Stages; Black Box Theatre of Asbury Park; and Collect Pond Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She has written numerous plays for children that have been performed by children's theatre companies, schools and arts camps.
Her blog, www.nonnasmulberrytree.com is read by subscribers in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia and South America. Her work has been published by Next Stage Press, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, New JerseyPerforming Arts Center Learning Guides, Anchorage Press, and the American Alliance for Theatre in Education,

Plays

  • E-Mail: 9/12
    During and after one of the most horrific tragedies our nation has ever faced, our keyboards kept us connected. E-Mail: 9/12 demonstrates how sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11.
    From her train window on September 11, 2001 Margaret witnessed the shocking destruction of the World Trade...
    During and after one of the most horrific tragedies our nation has ever faced, our keyboards kept us connected. E-Mail: 9/12 demonstrates how sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11.
    From her train window on September 11, 2001 Margaret witnessed the shocking destruction of the World Trade Center in New York. Wending her way home and unable to sleep, Margaret sits down at her computer and sends an e-mail to all of the important people in her life. Since the horror began she has been unable to contact her husband. Like thousands of others, she needs to know that the rest of the people she cares about are safe. After a restless night Margaret returns to the computer and is shocked to see the number of responses she has received. The avalanche of e-mails keeps coming.
    These responses provide a picture that probes into the hearts of the people that were there, had someone there and those of us who will always be able to tell you where we were when the first plane hit the North Tower at 8:46 AM.
  • Flagtown Fem-Militia
    War is bursting out all over the world. The call to arms forcibly beckons all men under the age of sixty-five and every young woman, except the rich and well connected to sites around the globe.

    What’s a woman to do when there is no one else around to pull the cows in from a raging flooded river and fight the home front fights?

    Hook up with her best friends for life and start...
    War is bursting out all over the world. The call to arms forcibly beckons all men under the age of sixty-five and every young woman, except the rich and well connected to sites around the globe.

    What’s a woman to do when there is no one else around to pull the cows in from a raging flooded river and fight the home front fights?

    Hook up with her best friends for life and start the Flagtown Fem-Militia – that’s what. Together they face the dangers of the times, endure the tragedies that strike their children abroad, and get angry at a system that rewards the well-connected and forgets those that serve. This female collection of one nonagenarian, four over sixty-something mamas and one 4-F twenty-something with laughter, pot, wine and balls of steel strive to ensure that the world their loved ones left to protect will look the same when and if they come home.

  • Mamma Mia - La Befana?!
    Mamma Mia - La Befana?! weaves the ancient Italian Epiphany tale of La Befana, into a contemporary American story. Mary’s father is trapped in the Sudan. She rides her Christmas bicycle off to find a senator’s office and appeal for help. There is an accident. For centuries on Epiphany, La Befana has found and visited all Italian children. Could the fun loving sixty-something Nonna from Florida really be the...
    Mamma Mia - La Befana?! weaves the ancient Italian Epiphany tale of La Befana, into a contemporary American story. Mary’s father is trapped in the Sudan. She rides her Christmas bicycle off to find a senator’s office and appeal for help. There is an accident. For centuries on Epiphany, La Befana has found and visited all Italian children. Could the fun loving sixty-something Nonna from Florida really be the thousands of years old Italian La Befana? The answer becomes evident as Nonna/Befana uses her magic to find her lost and injured granddaughter, Mary. Like the Magi, Mary's three friends aided by La Befana find Mary hunkered down in the church manger and the resources to get her father home.
  • Wanda, The Girl Who Cried Witch
    Wanda, lives on a hilltop with her family and a herd of goats. She is incredibly lonely but none of the kids in the valley are interested in being her friend. It is Halloween, the day witches dance in the forest, and the perfect time for Wanda to trick the children in the valley into being her buddies. Ooops, that was a big mistake. Wanda cries Witch one to many times and inadvertently conjures up, Matilda...
    Wanda, lives on a hilltop with her family and a herd of goats. She is incredibly lonely but none of the kids in the valley are interested in being her friend. It is Halloween, the day witches dance in the forest, and the perfect time for Wanda to trick the children in the valley into being her buddies. Ooops, that was a big mistake. Wanda cries Witch one to many times and inadvertently conjures up, Matilda, a really frightening witch. Follow Wanda on her journey to find playmates. Along the way, she learns that feeling special, being happy with who she is, enjoying where she lives and always telling the truth is the best way to find and keep friends.
  • Many Snows Ago
    In story theatre fashion, the play brings the fables of the Eastern Woodland Indians to life. Stories range from the creation of the world, the clans, European Explorers to ritual.
  • Annarita
    Interspersing her today and many yesterdays, the play, Annarita, takes us on a poignant journey through one Sicilian woman’s American experience. The play demonstrates the true grit of an Italian immigrant. The principal character, Annarita, turns an active ninety and her past flashes before her. As a bright child she had been forced to leave school and work in the Pennsylvania coal mines. Later, to pay off...
    Interspersing her today and many yesterdays, the play, Annarita, takes us on a poignant journey through one Sicilian woman’s American experience. The play demonstrates the true grit of an Italian immigrant. The principal character, Annarita, turns an active ninety and her past flashes before her. As a bright child she had been forced to leave school and work in the Pennsylvania coal mines. Later, to pay off her father’s debt she was forced to marry a man as old as her father. She defends herself against her husband’s drunken rage and starts life on her own. Bitterness infects the children and family that try to love her. Today, forced to live with her drunken youngest son, she still demonstrates that nothing can dim her inner strength and bravado. Nothing will take away her will or her humor.