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11th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

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.

Tickets on sale NOW!

The Wedding Topper

At a wedding, Two cake toppers, GROOM and BRIDE,come to life and discuss the possibility of married couples living happily ever after together.

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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.

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.

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!”

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.

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.

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.

Director: Nancy Renee



Cop & Fiske

by DeLane McDuffie


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

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.

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.

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.

Director: Raf Mauro

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