The Second Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will present full productions of six plays written by area high school students. They are:
Death Before Decaf by Amy Carothers of Cape Coral Christian School
Game of Life by Brooke Farnswoth of Lakewood Ranch High School
The Gate by Jenna Greenfield of Lakewood Ranch High School
Elevate My Life by Joseph Grosso of Lakewood Ranch High School
Suspect by Tiffany Miller of Lakewood Ranch High School
Our Future by Eric Nolting of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
The plays will be presented on January 17, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre at the State College of Florida, Bradenton campus. Preston Boyd, Student Playwriting Festival Artistic Director, will shortly announce the directors for the plays and the audition schedule for actors.
Congratulations to the playwrights and their schools!
Now Accepting Plays for our Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival
Plays are being accepted up to January 15, 2014 for consideration for our Ninth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, May 1 through 4, 2014 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at FSU Center for the Performing Arts (the Asolo Repertory Theatre).
Please visit here for submission rules.
Theatre Odyssey has issued its call for plays from Gulf Coast playwrights and has introduced new submission rules for 2014 viewable here.
In addition, the company announced it would produce its Ninth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival on May 1 through 4, 2014 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. “We are very pleased for our audience, our actors, directors and playwrights to use the Cook for this festival,” said Dan Higgs, President of Theatre Odyssey’s Board of Directors.
The Cook Theatre, an intimate 161-seat house, hosts smaller cast productions of the Asolo Rep, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and the Banyan Theater Company summer season.
On November 1st and 2nd there will be readings of Bernard Yanelli’s new full length play entitled America’s Forgotten Prince at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. followed by brief talkbacks with the playwright, director, and cast. There is no admission charge.
The play chronicles four tense days in the life of young Philip Hamilton and centers on his tumultuous relationship with his famous father, Alexander, whom he both idolizes and resents. The play is based upon Yanelli’s earlier play Undaunted, winner of Sarasota’s Players Theatre New Play Festival in 2010.
America’s Forgotten Prince will return to New York in March 2014 for its second professional reading directed by Blake Walton.
The cast is Tyler Gardella, Don Walker, Tom Aposporos, Lillian Moore, Delia Revard, Ben Kalish, Anna Trinci, and Anthony Chase.
Yanelli is also the author of A Little Help!, winner of Theatre Odyssey’s Eighth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival in March 2013. Several members of the cast are veterans of Theatre Odyssey productions.
Saint Stephen’s is located at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and 39th Street West in Bradenton (across from a Publix shopping center).