SEASON 27 - 2020

11th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Tickets go on sale soon!

The festival will be held

Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

April 4th - 26th, 2020

at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood.

Actors: Download audition pages!

Threatened Panda Fights Back

by Rex McGregor

 

As the World Wildlife Fund’s poster boy for endangered animals, Ling enjoys a comfortable life full of adulation and all the bamboo he can eat. But when a rival species challenges him for the role, he risks losing everything.

 

Roles: 2 Males / 2 Females / 20-40 (any ethnicity)

Director: Starina Johnson

 

 

Got to Find a Way

by Dan Borgasser

 

When Jasmine comes running in to tell her mother, Vesta, that there’s violence in the streets, Vesta, a psychic, quickly consults her crystal ball. She sees that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Pestilence, Famine, War, and Death – are meeting at that very moment to plot their combined assault on humanity. Jasmine’s terrified, but Vesta assures her that it’s not too late to defeat the Horsemen, as long as people realize that war is not the answer and that only love can conquer hate.

 

Roles: 4 men 35-60 / 1 female 50-60 / 1 female 18-25 (any ethnicity)

Director: Starina Johnson

 

Go the Light

by Laurie Allen

Daddy is on death’s door and his children are growing weary of his refusal to let go. Plus, Daddy is obsessed with Facebook and even though the end is near, he insists on posting one last status update. Then another. And another. Daddy is so addicted to seeing the number of likes he gets, that he just can’t let go. Irritated, his children encourage him to, “Go to the light!”

 

Roles: 1 male/60-70 / 2 Females 20-40- / 1 Male 30’s (any ethnicity)

Director: Veronica Thompson

 

Grandpa’s Chair

by Madeline Puccioni

 

LU is four months pregnant. She and her handsome husband, PAUL, (whoi s black) go home for the holidays, to see if it’s possible to create a family for their daughter--a family which will include PAUL’s people in Oakland, and LU’S “stone-cold racist” GRANDMA BELLE,and LU’S alcoholic Mom, MARLENE. GRANDPA GEORGE, now a ghost, urges BELLE to be “kind,” and open her heart to LU and PAUL, or they will leave, and never come back.

 

Roles: AAF Male 25-35 / 3 White Females/ 60-70, 30’s, 40’s

Director: Veronica Thompson

 

Partner Of —

by Rachel Carnes

 

Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, 1787 — 14-year-old Sally Hemming’s is made ready by her mother and the ghost of her grandmother, to accompany Thomas Jefferson, who is 30 years older than she is, to Paris. Written in cooperation with the historical research team at Monticello.

 

Roles: All African American Women – 1 20’s Light Skinned, 1 40-50, Brown Skinned , 1 60’s – Dark Skinned

Director: Nancy Renee

Bill And Me At The Garage Sale

by Sarah Green

 

A family sorting through items to sell at their garage sale comes across a stack of old Bill Cosby comedy records, exposing deep disagreements with each other.

 

Roles: All AAF: Family – 1 Male 50-60/ 1 Female – 50-60 / 1 Female 20/30’s /// 1 White Male 60’s70s.

Director: Nancy Renee

 

 

Cop & Fiske

by DeLane McDuffie

 

During a "routine traffic stop," a cop detains a man for Walking While Black. Confusion ensues.

 

Roles: 1 White Male – 30-50 / 1 AAF Male / 30-50

Director: Jaimyon Parker

 

 

The Sound of Invasion

by Mark Sherstinsky

 

Ed and Carl, employees at a futuristic government agency that monitors and captures illegal immigrants, keep humanity safe from outsiders. Until they capture one.

 

Roles: 3 Males / 30-60/ 1 White / 1 Black, Latino, Asian, etc. / 1 any ethnicity

Director: Jaimyon Parker

 

 

Brothers at the Canadian Border

by Sholeh Wolpe

 

Two Iranian brothers driving to Canada are stopped at the border. A comedic exchange with the border guard lands them in the interrogation room.

 

Roles: Two Middle-Eastern brothers in their twenties; a male border guard and a female border agent (any age/ ethnicity)

Director Raf Mauro


Power Outage

by Siddharth Katragadda

A power outage throws ‘new light’ on gender roles, when a couple discovers that their kids’ ambitions don’t line up with what they had envisioned for them.

 

Roles: 1 M / 1 F - Ages: 45-55 / 1 M/ 1 F – 20’s (any ethnicity)

Director: Raf Mauro

Celebrating our 27th Season!

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