SELECTED PLAYS AND OPEN AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

December 1, 2017

THEATRE ODYSSEY ANNOUNCES SELECTED PLAYS AND OPEN AUDITIONS FOR SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

The cast and director of "Amazing Grace" share the playwright's spotlight. Left to right: Chuck Conlon, Tami Vaughan, James Kassees, Letherio Jones, Luke Valadie, and director Preston Boyd. Photo by Richard DiSammartino.

The cast and director of “Amazing Grace” – the 2017 Festival winner – share the playwright’s spotlight. Left to right: Chuck Conlon, Tami Vaughan, James Kassees, Letherio Jones, Luke Valadie, and director Preston Boyd. Photo by Richard DiSammartino.

Theatre Odyssey has announced the eight plays selected for the Sixth Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival. 

Auditions will be held for the festival on Monday, December 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

“We had a record-breaking number of plays submitted this year (53) from six different area schools and 70 students,” said Don Walker, Theatre Odyssey’s Board President. “We are excited to assist the eight selected student playwrights in developing their original works for the stage.”

The selected play are:

Awakening by Kassandra Haakman — Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School

Baker Act by Kaylee Hernandez — Sarasota High School

Psychosis by Ryan McKeever — Sarasota High School

The Quadrennial Bet by Spencer Emerson Opal-Levine — Pine View School

Too Many Cooks by Luke Valadie — Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School

Ugly Sweater by Erica Lomnitz — Sarasota High School

We Will Not Leave You in Peace by Courtney Zoller — Manatee High School

What Happened to My Dad by Demetrius Davis — Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School

For complete audition information and list of available roles, visit our Audition Information page.

The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will be held February 3–4, 2018, at the Jane B. Cook Theatre (FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts). Scripts will be judged by three theatre professionals.

The winning playwright will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $500. These cash scholarships are generously provided by the Dorothy B. Templeton Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival is supported in part by CAN Community Health, the Dorothy B. Templeton Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and Scene Magazine.

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