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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 2nd & 5th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM | January 10th, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Duration: 105 Minutes (1 Hour & 45 Mins)
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Memo and Friends
by Emily Sharpe | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Comedy
Several fish get eaten. A couple who is getting married in two weeks discuss the bride’s jitters.
Bossa Nova and Bees (In One Absurd Act)
by Armelle Harper | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Comedy
Bossa Nova and Bees is a comedic, absurdist take on the ridiculousness of most job interview processes. This particular interview is for a mysterious position with unusual qualifications and therefore attracted an unusual candidate.
Six Ways Until Sunday
by Malcolm Boyd | Duration: 17 Minutes | Category: Drama
Simply Stated: A difficult explanation of how EASY relationships AREN’T.
Laundry Day
by Sam Perwin | Duration: 15 Minutes | Category: Drama
Darren walks into a laundromat carrying a bloody towel. He’s having a bad day. Maybe Jane, the nice girl doing laundry there can help him out? She does have a lot of quarters.

~ Intermission ~

Her Train
by Skya Theobald | Duration: 10 Minutes | Category: Drama
When a young woman with a troubled past meets an overzealous young man while waiting for her train, they discuss their past lives and where they’re each going now.
Stolen Girl Song
by Elizabeth Searle | Duration: 15 Minutes | Category: Drama
Talking to an imaginary audience in her head, LENI, an orphan girl in Rotterdam, shares her dreams of fame and her obsessions with American TV and tabloid tales of ‘stolen girls.’ On her last night in the orphanage, Leni makes a fateful phone call that lures her into the exploitative world of real stolen girls.
And Will You Be My Valentine
by Marjorie Conn | Duration: 15 Minutes | Category: Drama
Lorena Hickok shares her intimate love letters and her life with Eleanor Roosevelt. The letters from Hick to ER and ER to Hick will definitely confirm the passion, caring, and love that these two phenomenal women shared.
Thoroughbred of My F*cking Heart
by James James | Duration: 13 Minutes | Category: Comedy
Carol prepares for a big callback. Her scene partner and boyfriend sets out to sabotage her performance.
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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