Theatre Odyssey Announces the Finalists for the Fourth Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival

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Theatre Odyssey Announces the Finalists for the Fourth Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival


Ben Kalish and Victoria Greenlaw in As Long As The Moon Shines, Theatre Odyssey’s Best Play at the Third Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival. Photo credit: Cliff Roles

Theatre Odyssey is pleased to announce that the following six plays have been selected to be produced for the 2016 Student Playwriting Festival:

CHECK, PLEASE by Colin Kalitta of Manatee High School

BROTHERS IN ARMS by Julien Freij of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School

GOOD GUYS FINISH FIRST by Samson Yang of Saint Stephen’s School

IN THE MIDST OF TURMOIL by Jacob Thodal-Ness of Saint Stephen’s School

MOM’S SPAGHETTI by Amy Dop of Bayshore High School

THE GAME OF CHICKENS by Richard Caldwell of Bradenton Christian School

Theatre Odyssey’s Fourth Annual Student Playwriting Ten-Minute Festival will be presented on January 15 & 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the David S. and Ann V. Howard Studio Theatre, State College of Florida, Bradenton campus.

For the first time, the Festival is being offered for two evenings. Tickets can only be purchased at the door the night of the performances for $5.00.

To qualify to make a submission, students must be Florida Gulf Coast residents and in grades 9 through 12, or home-schooled equivalent, during the 2014-2015 school year.

For the complete selection process and submission requirements for the Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival click HERE.


Actor Auditions Being Held
November 30

ACTOR AUDITIONS for the plays will be Monday, November 30, 2015 at Home Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

The Directors will ask actors to read from sides of the selected plays. There are roles for 24 males, ages 16-60 and one role for a female in her 20’s.

For more information click HERE, or contact Donna DeFant, Student Festival Coordinator, at (941) 720-5955, [email protected]


About Theatre Odyssey

Theatre Odyssey is a nonprofit theater company located on Florida’s Gulf Coast in Sarasota. Founded in 2006, the company provides a nurturing environment to encourage, inspire, and challenge local playwrights and actors. The company currently produces two annual events: the Ten-Minute Play Festival in the spring and the Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival in the winter.

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