April 3, 2017
Joshua Brin, left, and Nicole Cunningham, right, in Sylvia Reed's HANDS, directed by Seva Anthony. Photo by Cliff Roles. Winning play in Theatre Odyssey's 2016 Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Joshua Brin, left, and Nicole Cunningham, right, in Sylvia Reed’s HANDS, directed by Seva Anthony. Photo by Cliff Roles. Winning play in Theatre Odyssey’s 2016 Eleventh Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

It’s time to get ready for Theatre Odyssey’s 12th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival!

The Festival will be held May 4-6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & May 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Cook Theatre (Cook Theatre at FSU/Asolo Performing Arts)

ALWAYS, drama by Stephen Cooper.
We meet Vivian and Edward, as they discuss their future, where life and death are real considerations.

Director: Louise Stinespring
Actors: Tom Aposporos, Andrea Dovner

THE BEST TEN MINUTES EVER, comedy by Dylan Jones.
An eccentric director and a young couple cast together in a play for a 10-Minute Play Festival find Life imitating Art… or is it the other way around?

Director: Sara Logan
Actors: Philip Troyer, Johana Davila, Sandra Musicante

A BIG WAVE, drama by Connie Schindewolf.
A woman waits on a beach where her grandson drowned. A man doing turtle work stops, and they both nervously watch something that is washing in with the tide.

Director: Bob Trisolini
Actors: Don Walker, Jenny Aldrich Walker

THE CALL, drama by Frank Motz
The Speaker of the House is presented with an offer from the newly elected President of the other party that is startlingly frightening–he wants her to agree to stop the ugly partisanship and work together for the sake of the country.

Director: Bob Trisolini
Actors: Lilian Moore, Tony Boothby, Courtney Hawk

I’M DEAD WHEN I SAY I’M DEAD, comedy by Ron Pantello.
A young Jewish man returns from his mother’s funeral carrying her “ashes”. He soon learns that she’s not done with him quite yet.

Director: Louise Stinespring
Actors: Mitcheal Pearl, Kathryn Chesley

KENNEDY’S ACOLYTES, drama by Jack Gilhooley.
Three teen-aged girls in a small western Ireland town lament the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963

Director: Sara Logan
Actors: Nicole Cunningham, Sally Fint, Johana Davila

SECRET’S OUT, comedy by Greg Burdick.
Two strangers waiting outside a lingerie shop have a chance encounter that forever changes their views on women, and the men they are around them.

Director: Daniel Greene
Actors: Paul Mullen, Mitcheal Pearl, Nicole Cunningham, Olivia Yagy

WHEELCHAIR CHICKEN, tragicomedy by J. Clark.
For this wheelchair athlete, winning isn’t about the highest score – smashing your way to victory is how you know you’re still alive.

Director: Daniel Greene
Actors: Neil Levine, David Meyersberg, Jenny Aldrich Walker

In addition to the eight selected plays that will be presented as part of the Festival, a NINTH play (not part of the competition) will be presented, the winner of the recent student festival:

AMAZING GRACE, Luke Valadie (Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School)
The true story of the English slave trader whose life-changing experience led him to write the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

Director: Preston Boyd
Actors: Chuck Conlon, James Kassees, Letherio Jones, Tami Vaughan

Admission is $25. Students with ID may purchase tickets at the door for $5 if seating is available.

Performances May 4-6 are at 7:30p.m. Sunday matinee May 7 at 2:00 p.m. 

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Auditions, which were held Monday, March 20 at Home Resource, were very well-attended and casting is complete for the eight plays in the Festival.


Director Sara Logan and playwright Dylan Jones


Playwright Ron Pantello and director Bob Trisolini.


47 local actors signed up to audition for the Ten-Minute Play Festival.


Bob Trisolini instructs auditioning actors before they play the scene, while author Frank Motz observes.


Louise Stinespring considers casting for “I’m Dead When I Say I’m Dead.”


Actors studying their “sides” before auditioning.

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