SEASON 30 - 2023
11th 10-Minute Play Festival
Join us as we pick up where we left off...
three years ago!
Bill and Me at the Garage Sale
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.
Cop & Fiske
During a "routine traffic stop," a cop detains a man for Walking While Black. Confusion ensues.
Brothers at the Canadian Border
Two Iranian brothers driving to Canada are stopped at the border. What follows lands them in the interrogation room where questions of race and identity take on comedic dimensions.
Go to the Light
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!”
Got to Find a Way
When 15-year-old 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.
Partner Of -
Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, 1787 — 14-year-old Sally Hemings 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.
Sound of Invasion
Ed and Carl, employees at a futuristic government agency that monitors and captures illegal immigrants, keep humanity safe from outsiders. Until they capture one.
Lu is four months pregnant. She and her handsome husband, Paul (who is black) go home for the holidays to see if it’s possible to create a family for their daughter, which will include Paul's people in Oakland, and Lu's “stone-cold racist” Grandma Belle, and 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.
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.
Threatened Panda Fights Back
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.