SHORT & SWEET (tiny) NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
February 12-14 @ 7:30 pm
12 actors, 15 short plays representing the finalists chosen from over 400 pieces submitted in 2019 from as far away as New Zealand.
Friday, February 12 will feature 8 plays directed by Julian Findlay.
Saturday, February 13 will have 7 plays under the direction of Ben Ware.
Each night the audience members will have a chance to vote for their top 4 favorite shows, and Sunday, February 14, the top 8 shows will be streamed again!
Tickets available here: https://stc.booktix.com/
Friday, February 12 (Group A)
Directed by Julian Findlay
Choices, by James McLindon (Northampton, MA)
Who wouldn’t want to practically eliminate their crushing student debt except when faced with a hitch in the plan?
Counselor- Thom Griffin
Client- Ryan Dunn
Canvas, by Andrew Heinrich (San Antonio, TX)
The grieving mother of a soldier who died in Afghanistan takes issue with a man she sees wearing an Army jacket when it becomes clear he is not really a veteran.
Casey- Thom Griffin
Martha- Linda Tardif
Interventions, by Greg Lam (Milton, MA)
In a bit of a sci-fi moment, a crisis in Ariel and Lil’s relationship threatens to change the course of history for their as-yet unborn child.
Ariel- Linda Tardif
Cassandra- Autumn Tustin
Lil- Kate Glowatsky
Webster’s Bitch, by Jacqueline Bircher (Brooklyn, NY)
In the inner sanctum of the Webster’s Dictionary editorial room, panic reigns as they discover a major oversight in their definition of a common term.
Joyce- Linda Tardif
Ellie- Kate Glowatsky
Nick- Ryan Dunn
Gwen- Autumn Tustin
Cell Phone in the Yoga Class, by Michele Markarian (Cambridge, MA)
An object lesson of the devastating capacity of a cell phone to destroy tranquility and drive people crazy!
Ben- Luke Smith
Rae- Kate Glowatsky
Jenna- Linda Tardif
Ruby- Autumn Tustin
A Gift, by Joshua Prouser (Enfield, CT)
Jacob brings a special gift for his father David in the memory-care facility where the older man scarcely recognizes him.
Jacob- Luke Smith
David- Thom Griffin
Elizabeth- Autumn Tustin
Second Look, by Nick Malakhow (Cambridge, MA)
Two men meet while taking a break outside a gay bar with surprising consequences.
Robbie- Luke Smith
Jason- Ryan Dunn
People Will Talk, by Scott Mullen (Burbank, CA)
Meeting up on a ledge high above the city, Martha and Owen share wine and reveal the reasons why each plans to jump off.
Owen- Luke Smith
Martha- Kate Glowatsky
The Short & Sweet (tiny) New Play Festival is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.