Theatre Odyssey announced that the winning play of this year’s annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival was Elevate My Life written by Joseph Grosso from Lakewood Ranch High School and the play will again be presented at Theatre Odyssey’s Ninth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival being held this year May 1-4, 2014. The Festival will take place at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, 5500 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Cinda Goeken directed Elevate My Life. Actors were Stephen Pustai, Donna DeFant, Connie Farris, Rod Rawlings, Chuck Conlon and Mary Jo Johnson. Mr. Grosso received a $300.00 cash prize for his work along with a trophy that will be on display at Lakewood Ranch High School for one year. Second place went to Jenna Greenfield also from Lakewood Ranch High School for her play The Gate directed by Mark Woodland and featuring actors Carly Alise Baker and Summer Begalka. Ms. Greenfield received a $100.00 cash prize.
The Board of Directors of Theatre Odyssey is pleased to announce the finalists for the NINTH ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL:
A BOTTLE OF VODKA by Connie Schindewolf
FANCY SEEING YOU HERE by Marvin Albert
FOR ART’S SAKE? by Bernie Yanelli
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Dale Moore
JUST FOOLING by Verna Safran
SCHOOL FOR WIVES by Arthur Keyser
SMART BRA by Sylvia Reed
VISITING GRANDPA by Ron Pantello
The festival will take place May 1 through 4, 2014 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition, this year, as last, the winning play from our Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival, ELEVATE MY LIFE by Joseph Grosso from Lakewood Ranch High School, will be presented at our festival.
We congratulate the writers whose works have been selected, and thank each of the individuals who submitted plays for our consideration.
Directors are being hired and the audition for actors is being scheduled. Look for announcements by email. This information will also be posted here when available.
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.