Courtney Antonioli is a New York City playwright. Her full length plays include The Mount, Toast, Houseperson/Couple, A Clean, Well-Lighted Café, Some Things Never Change, Don’t Go Into The Light. Her plays have have been produced in New York, California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Recently her play The Mount, based off the life of Edith Wharton, was performed to a sold out audience at Edith Wharton's house in Lenox during her 153rd birthday celebration.
With playwrighting degrees from the University of Connecticut and Trinity College, Courtney is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights Center. In 2014 she participated in Theaterspeak’s WOF 2014 (Writers Out Front) NYC and Nightly News by Fresh Ground Pepper.
In addition, Courtney is a storyteller who has been featured on The Moth, Tell It Brooklyn, Split Personality, Cinema Stories, and more. She is a writer for The Culture Trip, Crazytown Blog, and A Place to Hang Your Cape. She is a freelance film and theater producer in New York City. Courtney and her partner Chris Chan Roberson launched "Stay Golden", their web series about rebooting the Golden Girls in 2015.
For more information about Courtney check out her website at www.courtneyantonioli.com.
It is 1902. A woman must decide whether she continues to care fo her mentally failing husband, or does she leave and save herself. This woman is Edith Wharton.
Eleanor has to return to her old apartment, where her soon-to-be ex-husband Andrew still lives, to pick up some paperwork. During the awkward evening, Eleanor's courage begnis to unravel as she doesn't like all the changes she finds in the apartment.
Kate has been going to the same bookstore every night for the last few years, but never reads a book until she decides she is going to read the 100 greatest books of all time -- thanks to a list out of Cosmo magazine. She meets David, waiting for his blind date, and he is lured in by the pile of books on her table.
George can't quite figure out if something is bothering his wife-- but he knows one thing for certain, she isn't making his Toast the way he likes it anymore.
With their mother dying in the hospital, the four Mann children decide to break into her house -- each thinking the other is at the hospital with their mother. They soon find themselves all in the house they grew up in, unwilling to leave.