Theatre Festival Showcases Collaboration

The Department of Theatre will present the 10-Minute Play Festival at 7 p.m. May 9 in Severns Theatre.

Nine students in David Charles Goyette’s upper-level playwriting course were assigned to draft, critique and revise a 10-minute play, knowing at the end of the semester the play would be performed. The finalized scripts were handed off to Dana Smith’s staged readings course where students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the contents and bring the plays to life.

While some students were enrolled in both courses simultaneously, others were only enrolled in one course. The process resulted in camaraderie and the strengthening of the theatre community.

Below are the nine plays to be performed.

“A Broken Arm”
By: Mitchell Flottman
Directed by: Dakota Heer

“April Showers”
By: Violet X Odzinski
Directed by: Nicholas Huber

By: Natalie Cohen
Directed by: Seth Betzler

“The Death of Marat”
By: Lawrence Jennings
Directed by: Keaton Richey

“The Gramps Gambit”
By: Dakota Heer
Directed by: Francis Kemper

“No Cell Phone Policy”
By: Montana Carlson
Directed by: Michaela Duing

By: Keaton Richey
Directed by: Lexi Diaz

“Risk of Danger”
By: Nicholas Huber
Directed by: Mitchell Flottman

“Secret Admirer”
By: Catherine McMahan
Directed by: Cameron Smith

Admission is free, and there is no ticket required for admission. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some plays contain strong language, violence and adult themes.