On Friday, March 27 Paragraph members Athos Cakiades, Cleve Lamison and Ilana Masad shared their work along with another exciting edition of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major. Thank you all for coming out. We look forward to seeing you next month!
Athos Cakiades likes performing and writing. He is co-founder and development director of The Queen’s Secret Improv Club (QSIC) at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City where he hosts and performs improv comedy weekly with his team Butter High. He is working with GF&Co, a theater company where he recently performed Albany in a reading of King Lear. He joined Paragraph NY to edit his completed YA novel, Zosimos of Corinth and The WInged Sandals of Skyron. He’ll love you if you follow him on twitter (@kraySequitur).
Cleve Lamison's writing has won several awards including the Mary Roberts Reinhart National Drama Award and the Pilgrim Project New Play Award. He's had two plays, the Black Bird and Bliss, performed Off-Broadway. His screenplay, Geek Mafia, was an official selection of the 2004 IFP Festival and a finalist in the 2004 Screenplay Festival Contest. His screenplay, Following Bliss (winner of Screenwriting Magazine's New Vision's Fellowship) has been made into an award-winning feature film. His debut fantasy novel, Full-Blood Half-Breed (Book one of the Stormbringer Revelation series), is available e-exclusively from Random House.
Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American writer and editor living in NYC. She is the founder of The Other Stories, a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers that launches on April 1st. She is a columnist for McSweeney's andThe Jewish Currents and has had her fiction published in some places too.