Theatre Odyssey has announced that the finalists for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are: THE COWARD by Dylan Jones; DANCING LESSONS by Connie Schindewolf; DREAM ON, MERRY MAE by Bernard Yanelli; HIGH SCHOOL REUNION by Arthur Keyser; IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON by Ron Pantello; THE LOCKET by Mark Leib; NIMBY by Robert Kinast; WHY by Marvin Albert

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PLAYS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 FESTIVAL

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Theatre Odyssey has announced that the finalists for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are:

THE COWARD by Dylan Jones;
DANCING LESSONS by Connie Schindewolf;
DREAM ON, MERRY MAE by Bernard Yanelli;
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION by Arthur Keyser;
IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON by Ron Pantello;
THE LOCKET by Mark Leib;
NIMBY by Robert Kinast;
WHY by Marvin Albert

The announcement was made at The Starlite Room in Sarasota on March 2.

This year’s festival will be held on April 30 through May 3 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre, FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 30, May 1 and 2. The May 3 performance is at 2 p.m.

A bonus play at each festival performance will be the winner of this year’s Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival, Julien Freij’s AS LONG AS THE MOON SHINES, a poignant story about a young man caring his best for his young sister.

Open auditions for actors take place on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at HOME Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota. Information about the plays, the play directors, and genders and ages of characters will be announced no later than March 9.

Tickets are $20 per person for general seating ($5 for students with valid ID) and can be purchased here.

The company can be reached by telephone at (941) 799-7224 or by email at [email protected].

The Executive Producers for this year’s festival are the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, philanthropist Gerri Aaron, and SCENE magazine.

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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