Act One:One Act Festival 2020 – Program E

Act One:One Act Festival 2020 - Program E

Programs A - H

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 @ 7 PM
Friday, February 7th, 2020 @ 7 PM
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 7 PM
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 @ 7 PM

Start with I Do by Mary Lauren

Directed by Stef Wilson
Duration: 15 Mins.
Description: Will Audrey join the sea of mediocrity and be stripped of her identity, quite literally? Isn’t this supposed to be the best day of her life?

There Is No Other Path by Jerry Polner

Directed by Emily Hartford
Duration: 15 Mins.
Description: In the world of engagement marketing, a young professional learns the secret of selling cosmetics to teens.

It Could Be Worse by Richard Vetere

Directed by Maja Wampuszyc
Duration: 10 Mins.
Description: Two fathers are watching their inept sons play Little League Baseball.

The World is Lit by Lightning by Kevin Brofsky

Directed by Eric Diamond
Duration: 20 Mins.
Description: A young Tennessee Williams takes a man back to his room, enacting a scenario is very similar to a famous Glass Menagerie scene.

Permission by Rachael Carnes

Directed by Tricia Mancuso-Parks
Duration: 10 Mins.
Description: An intergenerational #MeToo moment.

A Broom with A Schtick by Charles Meany

Directed by Charles Meany
Duration: 15 Mins.
Description: 2 seniors meet and challenge each other’s denial of their own truth: one is an uneducated immigrant and retired boxer; the other a sophisticated woman who’s experienced abundant grief and a life devoid of love. 

A Play Within a Play within a Play by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

Directed by Adira Rosen
Duration: 12 Mins.
Description: A man and woman rehearse a play about a couple who are rehearsing a play, they discover how reflective these characters are to their own lives.

Canyon by Barbara Blatner

Directed by Kaleb Tank
Duration: 10 Mins.
Description: A marriage proposal is interrupted by a dead body found in the canyon.

During Finals, cash prizes will be offered in the following categories:
Best Play
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

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.

~ Line-up is subject to change. LAST UPDATE: JAN 18.
~ If event is sold out, tickets may be available at-door. Please come in to sign up for the waiting list. Names will NOT be taken over the phone or via e-mail.
~ Please be aware that some subject matter may be offensive or triggering (ex-murder, rape, violence). Discretion is advised. *
~ Recommended for ages 13 and up.
~ Actor appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity. **

~ DO NOT LOSE YOUR BALLOT. You will not receive another one. This is due to the fact that prizes are involved.
~ YOU MUST RANK EACH PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER. You will use the numbers 1 – 8: “1” is you didn’t like it and “8” is you loved it!
   * During Preliminaries and Semi-Finals and Finals, you vote for the Best Play to make it to the next round.
   * During Finals only, you will have the option to vote for Best Actress, Actor, and Director.
~ INCOMPLETE BALLOTS will not be counted.
~ LATECOMERS may not receive a ballot (at discretion of management).

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