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Short Play Festival: Act Two – via ZOOM
January 17 - January 24
TASN Short Play Festival – Act Two
Over 200 views! Act One of TASN’s Short Play Festival aired for a week in December, to rave reviews – and over 200 viewers!
Our call for submissions went out January 1st, of last year, and closed at just about the same time the country shutdown because of COVID 19. We received submissions from 258 Playwrights, hailing from 42 States and 7 foreign countries. After several months and five rounds of reading, our judges selected 24 semi-finalists, culminating in our unique “all day Sunday extravaganza,” where we narrowed the list to the 10 winners. Act One, featuring five of the winners was a rousing success. And now it’s time for Act Two.
The plays have been filmed and/or zoom-recorded for your viewing pleasure. They range from laugh-out-loud hysterical to touching tributes; capturing a wide range of human relationships and emotion. All are directed and performed by our amazing universe of The Actors Studio talent, and we’re written by some of America’s finest Playwrights.
“Location, Location, Location” by Playwright, Rich Orloff, is directed by Marc Clopton, Zoom-recorded by Marc and Jack Santos, starring Kari Cretella-Nickou as Michelle and Sandy Farrier as Roger.
Rich Orloff has authored over a dozen one-acts and 80 short plays that have received over 2000 productions on six continents, including a staged reading in Antarctica! His short comedies have been published seven times in the annual Best American Short Plays series and four times in the annual Best Ten-Minute Plays anthology. This is Rich’s third consecutive appearance in our Festival.
“Finding Help” written by Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, is directed and recorded by Jack Santos, starring Maureen Daley as Evelyn, Madeline Sherwood as
Daphne, and Brad Ritchie as Michael.
Marjorie O’Neill-Butler is an Actor, Voiceover Artist, Director, Choreographer, Artistic Director, Stage Manager, Company Manager, Dramaturg, Playwright, and Private Coach. Dozens of her plays have been performed in at least 29 states and around the world.
“Buried” by Playwright, Audrey Webb, is directed and recorded by Ashley Risteen and Peter Leonard-Solis, starring Ashley as Chloe and Peter as her brother, Tyler.
Audrey Webb holds an MFA in dramatic writing from Texas State University and was recently named the Grand Prize Winner in the LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition for her one-hour police procedural “Dead Name.” She’s the 2018 recipient of the Judith Barlow Prize for her one-act play The Only Hills We’ve Ever Had, and her play “Buried” was part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in NYC also in 2018.
“And One More Thing” by Playwright Lonnie McGuire is directed and recorded by John Budzyna and stars Marc Clopton as Franklin and Susan Hern as Rose.
Lonnie McGuire – Dozens of Lonnie’s plays have been performed around the country.
“In The Attic” by Playwright Jessica Moss. Directed by Marc Clopton and recorded by Jack Santos, stars Adair Rowland, Sammy Boyd (all the way from England), Astrid Lorentzson, Allan Haley, and John Budzyna.
Jessica Moss is a performer, writer, and producer from Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School. She is the creator/performer of many solo shows via her company, Theater Mischief.
ACT TWO will be available for one week. View as many times as you want!
To to view these performances as often as you wish from January 18-24, 2021.
Also – See our Play Development page for details.