Production & Date Description Sound
Designer
Musical
Director
Three Men (United Solo)  

Three Men (United Solo)

October 2016

Michael Folie’s one-man drama — a premier production by Hudson Theatre Works — went on to the 2016 NY Fringe Festival and then to United Solo Festival on Theatre Row.  

(Donald's third Fringe production, and second Theatre Row event.)

yes
 

 
Wild Nights  

Wild Nights

June 2016

A fully staged, lit, and sound-designed reading of an original screenplay written and directed by Robert Clem, based on the true story of the turmoil within the family of Emily Dickinson.  Staged at the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY.

yes
 

 
Starring Elizabeth: The Musical  

Starring Elizabeth: The Musical

May 2016

A reading/singing of a magico-realist musical — lyrics and book by Joanne Hoersch, music by Donald Stark — directed by Frank Licato, produced by Hudson Theatre Works as part of its PlayWorks series of original new works in development.


 
yes
 
Steady Rain  

Steady Rain

May 2016

Keith Huff’s fresh-from-Broadway drama about two cops, tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago.  Directed by Frank Licato, produced by Hudson Theatre Works, and mounted at Weehawken Water Tower.

yes
 

 
Dreaded Bliss  

Dreaded Bliss

March 2016

Original drama written and directed by Garage Theatre Group’s Michael Bias.

yes
 

 
Every Christmas Story Ever Told  

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

December 2015

Garage Theatre Group’s production of this fast-paced, high-energy, exuberant spoof of TV classics, commercials, movies, and commercials.  Staged at Becton Theatre.  Musical arrangements and direction (as well as sound design) by Donald Stark.

yes
 
yes
 
Jackson Is Gone  

Jackson Is Gone

November 2015

Premier of Joanne Hoersch’s play, which explores the consequences of irreplaceable loss on our lives and the disappearance from the world of the ancient touchstones we have relied on for comfort.  Produced by Hudson Theatre Works, directed by Frank Licato.

yes
 

 
Hell’s Belles  

Hell’s Belles

September 2015

Axe-wielding, grudge-bearing original walk-in music for Bryan D. Leys’s underworld comedy revue, staged at the Elektra Theatre in NY

yes
 

 
Ubu Roi  

Ubu Roi

June 2015

Jarry’s zany absurdist folly, featuring Donald Stark's original music (based on a motif from the original score) from a dozen genres from tango to klezmer, directed by Michael Bias, mounted at the Black Box Theatre at Bergen PAC

yes
 

 
Bash (mainstage)  

Bash (mainstage)

May 2015

An early work of Neil LaBute — a trilogy of riveting tales, each alluding to a tragic Greek myth, presented by Hudson Theatre Works at Weehawken’s historic Water Tower, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Lost in History  

Lost in History

April 2015

World premiere play by Adam Siegel, produced by Garage theatre Group, mounted at Becton Theatre in Teaneck.  Directed by Michael Bias.

 

yes
 

 
Landscape of the Body  

Landscape of the Body

February 2015

Garage Theatre Group’s revival of John Guare’s classic, mounted at the Black Box Theatre at Bergen PAC, directed by Michael Bias.

yes
 

 
French Waitress  

French Waitress

February 2015

The second and third offerings of Mondo Summit’s Winter ’14-‘15 series of sound-designed readings of short works by John Patrick Shanley, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato.  The French Waitress, paired with The Dreamer Examines His Pillow.

yes
 

 
Defiance  

Defiance

December 2014

The first offering of Mondo Summit’s Winter ’14-‘15 series of sound-designed readings of John Patrick Shanley’s works, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato.  In Defiance, Marine officers — one black, one white — are on a collision course over race, women, and the high cost of doing the right thing.

yes
 

 
Enron  

Enron

October 2014

Garage Theatre Group’s conception of Lucy Prebble’s ever relevant Broadway play, set in a circus venue, directed by Mikaela Kafka

yes
 
yes
 
Three Men (mainstage premiere)  

Three Men (mainstage premiere)

October 2014

Michael Folie’s one-man bittersweet narrative of four intertwined lives, reflecting on art, life, and death.  Directed by Frank Licato; mounted at Weehawken’s historic Water Tower by Hudson Theatre Works.

yes
 

 
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You  

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You

October 2014

Mondo Summit’s Fall ’14 series of sound-designed readings of a pair of Caryl Churchill’s works — Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, and Abortive — featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
A Number  

A Number

September 2014

Mondo Summit’s Fall ’14 series of sound-designed readings of Caryl Churchill’s works, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Dragon’s Breath  

Dragon’s Breath

July 2014

Michael C. O’Day’s original paranormal play about the peril of creative writing in an age of religious intolerance.  Directed by Mikaela Kafka, presented as part of NYC’s 2014 Fringe Festival. 

(Donald's second Fringe production.)

yes
 

 
This Is How It Goes  

This Is How It Goes

July 2014

The fourth of Mondo Summit’s LaBute series, in which the door blows wide open to circumstances undermining the very foundation of a typical American couple’s relationship.

yes
 

 
In a Dark House  

In a Dark House

June 2014

The third of Mondo Summit’s Spring-Summer ’14 series of sound-deigned LaBute play readings, directed by Frank Licato.

yes
 

 
Break of Noon  

Break of Noon

May 2014

The second of Mondo Summit’s Spring-Summer ’14 series of sound-deigned Neil LaBute play readings, all featuring Equity performers, directed by Frank Licato.

yes
 

 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest  

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

May 2014

Hudson Theatre Works's mainstage revival of Dale Wasserman’s stage retelling of Kesey’s classic, shifting greater focus onto the character of the Chief.  Directed by Frank Licato.

yes
 
yes
 
Bash  

Bash

April 2014

Something dark descended upon Summit, NJ, with a trio of plays directed by Frank Licato and presented as the inaugural installment of Mondo Summit’s Spring-Summer ’14 series of sound-deigned Neil LaBute play readings.

yes
 

 
Angels Fall  

Angels Fall

March 2014

Mondo Summit’s Winter ’14 series of sound-designed readings of Lanford Wilson’s works, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Burn This  

Burn This

February 2014

Directed by Frank Licato and presented as the second of Mondo Summit’s Winter ’13 three-part series of sound-deigned Lanford Wilson play readings.  The catalyst in this unsettling drama is a menacing, profane, dangerous, yet oddly sensitive presence.

yes
 

 
Mound Builders  

Mound Builders

January 2014

The inaugural event in Mondo Summit’s Winter ’14 series of sound-designed readings of Lanford Wilson’s works, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Curse of the Starving Class  

Curse of the Starving Class

December 2013

Directed by Frank Licato, this was the last of Mondo Summit’s Winter ’13 three-part series of sound-deigned Sam Shepard play readings.

yes
 

 
Buried Child  

Buried Child

November 2013

The second installment in Mondo Summit’s Fall ’13 series of sound-designed readings of Sam Shepard’s works, featuring Equity actors, directed by Frank Licato.  Buried Child was the play the launched Shepard’s career.

yes
 

 
Fool for Love  

Fool for Love

October 2013

"Directed by Frank Licato and featuring a Sopranos cast member, this was the first
of Mondo Summit’s Winter ’13 three-part series of sound-deigned Sam Shepard play readings."

yes
 

 
Southern Man  

Southern Man

May 2013

Written, directed, and acted at Teaneck’s Becton Theatre by the duo Colleen and Jeff Pierce.

yes
 

 
Centennial Casting  

Centennial Casting

May 2013

A staging of this hilarious mistaken-identity gem, written by Gino DiIorio and Nancy Beemer.  Produced by John Fedele’s Italian American Rep Co., directed by Liz Zazzi.

yes
 

 
Spirits of Exit 11  

Spirits of Exit 11

January 2013

Michael Puzzo's darkly comic tale of a ragtag crew of outcasts, struggling to keep their dignity intact and their livelihood afloat at a rundown New Jersey strip club/pizza parlor.

yes
 

 
Imagining Madoff  

Imagining Madoff

October 2012

Deb Margolin’s imagining of the recesses of Madoff’s mind as he wreaks havoc with trusting colleagues and investors, presented by Garage Theatre Group, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Best Man  

Best Man

October 2012

A revival of Gore Vidal’s ever timely and incisive political drama, stages at Summit Playhouse, relevant today as two presidential hopefuls — one, a socially ethical liberal; the other, an ambitious, self-avowed Christian (but unscrupulous) Southerner — vie for power.

yes
 

 
The Balcony  

The Balcony

October 2012

Director Frank Licato’s edgy vision of Genet’s masterwork for the Arclight Theatre

yes
 

 
Appendage  

Appendage

June 2012

A TRU Voices reading of Derek Murphy's dark comedy, directed by Frank Licato.  "Something added or attached to an entity of greater importance or size." 

yes
 

 
Pujol’s Plan  

Pujol’s Plan

June 2012

Short baseball-themed play by Ken Weitzman, directed by Charlie Kevin, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
Rookie  

Rookie

June 2012

Jeffrey Sweet’s short baseball-themed, directed by Scotty Watson, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
The Pitch  

The Pitch

June 2012

Short baseball-themed play by Peter Ackerman, directed by Warner Sturgis, in support of Miles Square Theatre

 

yes
 

 
Steve Bartmen Incident  

Steve Bartmen Incident

June 2012

Short baseball-themed play by Joshua Dietz Levine, directed by Karen Babcock, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
You’re Out  

You’re Out

June 2012

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s short baseball-themed, directed by Mary Kate Burke, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
Mascots  

Mascots

June 2012

Short baseball-themed play by Chris O’Connor, directed by Bruce Ornstein, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
First Day of April  

First Day of April

June 2012

Short baseball-themed play by Tommy Nohily, directed by Julie Fitzpatrick, in support of Miles Square Theatre

yes
 

 
It’s a Wonderful Life  

It’s a Wonderful Life

December 2011

Liz Zazzi’s adaptation of Capra’s classic film, staged as a reading of a radio play, performed in Cliffside Park’s historic Trinity Church.

yes
 

 
Elder Skelter  

Elder Skelter

November 2011

A reading of Damien Gray Grimm-like fairy tale where everyone involved is forced to pay the price for a past that never should have been buried.

yes
 

 
Civil War Christmas  

Civil War Christmas

November 2011

A setting of Paula Vogel’s holiday fable, set in 1864

yes
 

 
Table Manners  

Table Manners

October 2011

Alan Ayckbourne’s delicious physical comedy, spiced with classic English farce, directed by Michael Bias and presented by Garage Theatre Group

yes
 

 
Of Mice and Men  

Of Mice and Men

February 2011

Hudson Theatre Works's revival of John Steinbeck's classic, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 
yes
 
Late Christopher Bean  

Late Christopher Bean

November 2010

Summit Playhouse's revival of Sidney Howard's comic play, written during the Depression and relevant today, exploring our vulnerability in the face of economic pressures; directed by Frank Licato

yes
 

 
Centennial Casting  

Centennial Casting

June 2010

Premier staging of a comedy by Gino DiIorio and Nancy Beemer, directed by Frank Licato, mounted at the Arclight Theatre in NY

 

yes
 

 
Doubt  

Doubt

April 2010

Garage Theatre Group's revival of John Shanley's stage parable, directed by Michael Bias

yes
 
yes
 
Mrs Parker and George SK  

Mrs Parker and George SK

February 2010

Thom Molyneaux's revue imagining an encounter between Dorothy Parker and George S Kaufman

yes
 
yes
 
Billy Bishop Goes to War  

Billy Bishop Goes to War

October 2009

Garage Theatre Group's production of John Gray's musical stage portrayal of the Canadian war hero

yes
 

 
On the Waterfront  

On the Waterfront

July 2009

A reading of Budd Schulberg's stage play

yes
 
yes
 
Marlon Brando Sat Right Here  

Marlon Brando Sat Right Here

May 2009

Revival of Louis LaRusso’s play about Hoboken residents recalling the glory days when their hometown Hoboken was a movie set, featuring Sopranos cast members

yes
 

 
Wind in the Willows  

Wind in the Willows

April 2008

Musical stage adaptation of Grahame's classic by Jeremy Sams and Beyond the Fringe's Alan Bennett, directed by Michael Bias

yes
 

 
Night Reginald Filbert Called It Quits  

Night Reginald Filbert Called It Quits

February 2008

A Rex Knowles comedy, directed by Frank Licato

yes
 
yes
 
Enough Is Enough  

Enough Is Enough

July 2007

A trilogy of plays of social consciousness — Enough Is Enough, Is It Harassment, and Mirror Mirror — directed by Frank Licato.

yes
 

 
I Love This Game  

I Love This Game

July 2007

Short baseball-themed play by Neil LaBute, directed by Frank Licato, in support of Miles Square Theatre, staged at Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ

yes
 

 
Lamppost Reunion  

Lamppost Reunion

July 2007

Revival of Louis LaRusso’s play “about a kid from Hoboken,” presented at the kid’s hometown Historic Museum, featuring Sopranos cast members.

yes
 

 
Fever  

Fever

July 2001

Robert Clem's award-winning Fringe Festival play, directed by Frank Licato, imagining Crime and Punishment in tumultuous 1969

yes
 
yes