At the half-way mark of their 37th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Samuel French announces the first six plays that have moved on to the Finals to be held on Sunday, October 28th in four sessions beginning at 1:00 pm in the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row: ANNIVERSARY by Rachel Bonds, WHAT GOES UP by Allyson Morgan, JAZZ VISITS GAY NEW YORK by Emily Chadick Weiss, NAKED EYES by Dean Imperial, FORGETTING TO REMEMBER by Greg Kalleres, and IN NAKED TIME by Jason Jung. With first round performances remaining on Friday and Saturday, additional plays will be advanced to the Finals where the Samuel French Editorial staff will select six for publication and representation.
Tickets for the rest of the Festival and the Finals are on sale now at Telecharge.com. As of Friday morning, the schedule for the Finals on Sunday, October 28th is as follows (please note the order within the sessions is subject to change as more plays move on to the finals):
1:00 WHAT GOES UP, JAZZ VISITS GAY NEW YORK, TBA
2:30 ANNIVERSARY, TBA
4:00 NAKED EYES, FORGETTING TO REMEMBER, TBA
5:30 IN NAKED TIME, TBA
The remaining plays in the festival will be presented as per the following schedule:
Fri. October 26 (6:30) NICK AND MOLLY; JUMP THE SHARK; MISSED CONNECTION; EVERYTHING I'VE DONE WRONG (8:00) Kathleen Turner'S EAR; MARASCHINO RED; PARTY AWESOME FUN, AWESOME FUN PARTY!; PAINTED DESERT
Sat. October 27 (3:00) A FROG IN BOILING WATER; SUPERHERO; LOBSTER MAN (4:30) GLOSSOLALIA; KABUL SCREAMS; ORI AND ADDISON (6:30) SCREECH; EDISON/TESLA: BRIAN/DAVE; PEANUT BUTTER PATTY (8:00) WOLF PLAY; SISTERS BY LAW; SHIRLEY VS. THE SQUIRRELS
The Off Off Broadway Festival started in 1975 and is Manhattan’s most established short play festival. Hundreds of theatre companies and schools have participated in the Festival’s first thirty-six years, including companies from coast to coast and abroad. This Festival has served as a doorway to future success for many aspiring writers. Since its inception, over two hundred plays from the Festival have been published, and many of the participants have become established, award-winning playwrights including Theresa Rebeck, Shirley Lauro, Bekah Brunstetter, Steve Yockey, David Johnston and Sheila Callaghan.
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