“Family By Numbers” is Number One
Arianna Rose’s FAMILY BY NUMBERS was the Best Play at the fourteenth annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, the first one open to playwrights from throughout the state of Florida. Arianna is from Miami. “Choreographing the movements of the Family is a major strength of Michele Strauss’ brisk direction,” wrote critic Marie Kilker. “Oldest Son’s tragedy affects and changes everyone, but the Family keeps its Numbers in a creative way.” The cast included Julee Breehne, Ricky Bizzaro, Scott Ehrenpreis, Tyler Gevas, and Ren Pearson.
Left to Right: Scott Ehrenpreis, Ricky Bizzaro, Tyler Gevas, Ren Pearson, and Julee Breehne. Photo by Cliff Roles.
Sarasotan Keith Whalen authored the Runner-Up play, COMING TO TOWN. Directed by Jamie Butrum, the cast of Sandra Musicante, Bob Trisolini, and Philip Troyer performed this offbeat family holiday story.
Left to right: Bob Trisolini, Philip Troyer, and Sandra Musicante. Photo by Cliff Roles.
Adjudicators for the festival were Natalie Symons, current playwright-in-residence at American Stage, St. Petersburg; Doug Jones, actor with Asolo Rep for thirty seasons; Greg Leaming, Director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and Associate Director of the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
Theatre Odyssey is grateful to its audience which filled the Jane B. Cook Theatre for the festival performances. And special thanks to our Season Presenter, CAN Community Health, and Executive Producers, Scene Magazine and WUSF Public Media, for their very generous support of our mission.