Theatre Odyssey is pleased to announce that the directors for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are Louise Stinespring, Jenny Aldrich Walker, Pam Wiley, Preston Boyd and Don Walker

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DIRECTORS NAMED FOR TENTH FESTIVAL, OPEN AUDITIONS SCHEDULED

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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

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Theatre Odyssey is pleased to announce that the directors for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are Louise Stinespring, Jenny Aldrich Walker, Pam Wiley, Preston Boyd and Don Walker.

“We are fortunate to assemble this talent for our tenth festival,” said Theatre Odyssey President Tom Aposporos.

Stinespring and Wiley directed for the company in the late 2000s, Preston Boyd has directed two Best Play winners, and Jenny and Don Walker have co-starred in the last two festival Best Plays. Aposporos added, “The directors are tried and true professionals, and we are grateful to have them with us again.”

The company also announced that open auditions will be held on March 23 with roles for 11 females and 11 males of broad age range. Full information is available at www.theatreodyssey.org.

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

Tickets are now available for the April 30, May 1 and 2 evening performances at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday, May 3 matinee at 2 p.m.

The festival venue is the Jane B. Cook Theatre, FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

In addition to the 8 plays competing for Best Play, the winning play of the Third Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will also be presented at each performance.

Executive Producers for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gerri Aaron, and SCENE Magazine.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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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