Fifty-six playwrights in 23 Florida cities submitted 79 ten-minute plays. Our team of experienced actor/director/playwrights read and scored the scripts, focusing on producibility, plot, dialog, characterization and originality. Here are the eight finalists:
|We Interrupt This Program by Arthur Keyser (Sarasota)
Final Curtain by Marvin Albert (Sarasota)
Finding Help by Marj O’Neill-Butler (Miami Beach)
Happy Mother’s Day by Fredric Sirasky (Sarasota)
|Single Rider by Michelle Pascua (Celebration)
Solastalgia by Sylvia Reed (Palmetto)
The Mis-Trial of Anne Hutchinson by Bernard Yanelli (Bradenton)
What I Got Nobody Wants by John J. Kelly (DeLand)
Three months ago, postponing live onstage performances until September seemed like a possibility. But the shifting conditions of COVID-19 in Florida prevents all local theaters from opening before January at the earliest. Nevertheless, we are determined to bring these eight new plays to life for you. To take the idea of social distancing to the max, they will be professionally recorded and presented as radio theater so you may hear the festival from the safest place: Home.
The eight podcasts will be available online in September. Tickets will be available in August.
The original scripts, as submitted by the playwrights, will be adjudicated as written for the stage.
THE MISSION OF THEATRE ODYSSEY
To engage our audience in short, innovative theater works while providing a nurturing environment that encourages, challenges, and inspires playwrights and other theater artists.
Theatre Odyssey Inc. is a nonprofit organization. Contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law under IRS Code 501(c)(3).