Paul Hufker

Paul Hufker
Paul Hufker

Neighborhood: Jackson Heights

Paul has been a playwright, AEA actor, and director in New York City for eight years. His one act, The Dark Land of the Sun, was produced at the National Comedy Theatre and the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Summerfest 08’. His full-length, The Landlord, had a successful reading produced by The Drilling Company (directed by John Gould Rubin). Another of his full-length plays, The Land of Snow and Ghosts, was workshopped by The Dramatic Question Theatre Company (NYC) as part of their “Fresh Faces 2012/2013” and has been published online by Independent Playwrights.

Paul’s play Smallpox in the Blankets has been produced as part of Variations Theatre Group’s “Harvest Theatre Festival,” where it advanced to the “finals.” Smallpox was also performed this summer in Toronto, Canada as part of Newborn Theatre’s “Odds and Ends Festival.” His play The Horses in Central Park was produced as part of AND Theatre Company’s “Eclectic Evening of Shorts” and Emerging Artists Theatre’s (EAT) 10th Annual New Work Series.

Paul is excited to be working with Variations Theatre Group and Theatre Southwest on two new projects this fall. Paul is a Eugene O’Neill Award Semi-Finalist, and a 2011 participant of the prestigious Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is a proud graduate of Webster University where he received a BFA in Theatrical Performance. Follow him on Twitter at @PaulHufker.


Lauren Norman

Lauren Norman
Lauren Norman

Neighborhood: Astoria


Lauren is a model/actress/ocean activist.  As a model, she has worked in the U.S and abroad. Her acting experience ranges from stage, to commercial, to film and tv. She is on the junior council of Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Here in New York, she is involved assisting high school students at The Harbor School (on Governor’s Island) with oyster restoration in the Hudson River as well as being on the board of New York Oyster Week (, a week long event in September for oyster aficionados.

THE FIELDS OF BLUE AND GLOW by August Schulenburg


Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, presents the fourth in a series of free play readings as part of the 2013/2014 LAUNCH PAD Reading Series.

THE FIELDS OF BLUE AND GLOW, a new play by August Schulenburg will be directed by Heather Cohn and features David Shih and Jordan Mahome.

The play follows Jon, a wildly successful author of horror fiction, called (to his dismay) the “Asian American Stephen King”. One dark and stormy night, Jon’s friend Daryn, who disappeared for a few years, comes knocking on his door. The Fields of Blue and Glow is a ghost story which tackles the themes of childhood, growing up, and the power of crossing over into something new.

This free play reading will be held at LIC Bar in the Carriage House located at 45-58 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City on +Tuesday, October 29th +at 7pm.

To attend the free reading, please make a reservation on our website:


45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

E, M, G to Court Sq.

7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave or Court Sq.

N, Q to Queensboro Plaza