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Act One: One Act Festival 2019​

The Act One: One Act Festival 2019 is a self-producing competition-style one-act play festival. The audience will vote for each show they see, and the top-scorers will have a place in the Finals: January 13th @ 7pm.

~Information and order of shows is subject to change.
~Please be forewarned: Some subject matter may be offensive or triggering.
$18 (Advanced) | $20 (At-door)

Box Office
Contact: Tara Mary Schmitt
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Time: 5:30PM – 10:00 PM
Phone: (718) 392-0722
Dates/Time: January 3rd, 2019 @ 7:30 PM | January 5th, 2019 @ 3:00 PM | January 11th, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Duration: 87 Minutes (1 Hour & 17 Mins)
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Blame The Heat
by Annette Storckman | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Comedy
Roommates Marie and Jane need an AC quickly, before the corpse stashed under their couch smells up the whole apartment. A ten minute comedy about the dog days of summer.
The Assault(s)
by Marilynn Barner Anselmi | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Drama
SHEL convinces TONYA to report an on-campus sexual assault. TONYA’s story forces the college official to examine her own experiences with the accused.
Blind Date
by Rollin Jewett | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Comedy
A case of mistaken identity turns out to have potential for true romance.
In Training
by Rachael Carnes | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Comedy
Welcome to your job from hell. A play in the dark.

~ Intermission ~

Happy Halloween, Harry Houdini
by Matthew Sanders | Duration: 13 Minutes | Category: Comedy
On the day after Halloween, two amateur magicians,Wendell and Mimi, meet at Houdini’s grave, both looking for a little magic in their lives.
A Watch
by Youlim Nam | Duration: 15 Minutes | Category: Drama
On a beautiful, but a brutally hot day, Shannon summons April to a small park along the Brooklyn waterfront. The two girls, more sisters than friends, gnaw, clamor, and cry their way through a night against the backdrop of Manhattan skyline.
This is the Life of the Man
by Justin Valentino | Duration: 9 Minutes | Category: Comedy
A lightning fast morality play following the life of an average man. If Charles Ludlum and Christopher Durang collaborated on Everyman, it would probably be very different, but you get the point.
Cash prizes will be offered in the following categories:
Best Play ($100)
Best Director ($50)
Best Actor ($50)
Best Actress ($50)
PLUS! Those plays in the Finals will be offered a chance to be non-exclusively published in The Secret Theatre’s Anthology of Short Plays.
Rules for Voting

~ DO NOT LOSE YOUR BALLOT! We do not hand out extras due to the cash prize.

~ YOU MUST RATE EACH PLAY FROM 1 – 8 IN THE PROGRAM YOU ARE ATTENDING. “1” is you didn’t like it; “8” is you DID like it. Each play will get its own number (please do NOT repeat numbers).

~ INCOMPLETE BALLOTS will not be counted.

~ LATECOMERS will not receive a ballot.

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