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.

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!

Tickets available here: https://stc.booktix.com/

 

Saturday, February 13 (Group B) 

Directed by Ben Ware

 

Jump, by Gina Femia (Brooklyn, NY)

Two teens hang out on a pier trying to make sense of their friend’s suicide.

Froggie- Luke Smith

North- Amanda Bowman

 

Indelible, by John Bavoso (Washington, DC)

Markus panics when his partner uncharacteristically comes home with a tattoo proclaiming his love for him.

Markus- Luke Smith

Preston- Brandon Lee

 

Four Daughters, by Ellen Wittlinger (Haydenville, MA)

In the MFA in Boston, Ruth just wants to lose herself in contemplation of her favorite painting of four girls, but brash Joann makes this impossible until we learn Ruth’s history.

Ruth- Jane Barish

Joanne- Penney Hulten

 

Raghead, by Tom Coash (New Haven, CT)

Coming straight to her blind date from an audition wearing a hijab, Sarah startles Nick who had had very different expectations.

Sarah- Amanda Bowman

Nick- Brandon Lee

 

Family Game Night, by Peter Kennedy (Williamsburg, MA)

As the family plays a new game, issues of responsibility and trust bubble up to the surface.

Dad- Brandon Lee

Mom- Sharon Weyers

Andrea- Amanda Bowman

Max- Luke Smith

 

Mishpocha, by Emily P Bloch (Easthampton, MA)

Rachel brings her non-binary partner Jo to meet her grandmother Bubs, revealing her queerness for the first time and learning much about the older woman in the process.

Jo- Kyle Boatwright

Rachel- Amanda Bowman

Bubs- Jane Barish

 

A Wake, by Brian Petti (Slate Hill, NY)

Two old friends meet at a wake and revel in their shared memories when one realizes a disturbing truth.

Woman #1- Kyle Boatwright

Woman #2- Penney Hulten

 

The Short & Sweet (tiny) New Play Festival is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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!

Tickets available here: https://stc.booktix.com/

 

The Short & Sweet (tiny) New Play Festival is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.