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10 MINUTE PLAYS

 

THE NETWORK
By Nathaniel Kressen
Directed by Abel Lopez
It's an ordinary writing session in the local café—until the writer accesses the network.

SEVEN SECONDS BEFORE THE CONFLAGRATION
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Akiva Fox
Uncle Brim is in love with a painting; Carmen is in love with her Uncle Brim; and it is all about to go up in flames.

MIO CUORE—MY HEART
By Kate Sullivan Gibbens
Directed by Craig Wallace
A woman is irreparably changed by her heart transplant.

IN THE RIVER
By Ken Robbins
Directed by Melissa-Leigh Bustamante
and Kjerstin Lysne
Everyone has a different idea about what is floating down the river.

IN THE FORT
By Michael Bettencourt
Directed by Emily Levin
Where can you find protection against schoolyard cruelties?

SOMETHING LIKE LONELINESS
By Ryan Dowler
Directed by Randy Baker
A man asks his neighbor for an unlikely gift ... in Tupperware.

THEN AND AGAIN
By Sharon Auerbach
Directed by Bill Largess
Alice's family gathers to bury her first husband—again.

J.A.P. (pictured above)
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Tiffany Ford
Adopted, Chinese, Jewish and 13 ... Oy and aiya.

FOREIGN TONGUE
By Martín Zimmerman
Directed by John Moletress
Sometimes it's hard to find the right words.

 

GIRLS PLAY
By Masha Obolensky
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Practice makes perfect.

SADDAM'S LIONS
By Jacob Juntunen
Directed by Danielle Drakes
Some things just have to be lived to be understood.

AMENITIES
By Gregory Hischak
Directed by Jason Schlafstein
Art. Land use. Gentrification to the extreme.

JACQMIN FAMILY IN THE PETRIFIED FOREST
By Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Lorraine Ressegger
Dad may have more in common with the forest than anyone realized.

THE SHELF LIFE OF SUSHI
By William Downs
Directed by Gabrielle Randle
A comedy about the dead and where they should be buried.

HE IS HEAVY
By Genevieve Jessee
Directed by Bryan Joseph Lee
What does it mean to be a man in the face of tragedy?

RICE FUTURES
By Rich Espey
Directed by Jessica Burgess
Miss LaCoeur wants red beans and rice, but trans-fat-laden french fries are what she needs.

LOVE DRUNK
By James L. Rogers III
Directed by Daniel Pruksarnukul
Cupid walks into a bar ...

THERE ARE SHAPES ON THE CEILING THAT LOOK LIKE BATS
By B. Walker Sampson
Directed by Ali Walton
Girl meets boy—and his unusual companion.


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THIS IS NOT A TIME BOMB
By Aaron Wigdor Levy
Directed by Shirley Serotsky
One night in the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone, three prep school boys tackle life's biggest questions about race, wealth, weed and who really owns hip-hop. Sharp, witty and honest, Aaron Wigdor Levy's play leaves no easy answers.

IT'S LONELY OUT IN SPACE
By Sean Graney
Directed by Patrick Torres
On a rainy night in a spaceship bar, Rocketman buys drinks from an astronaut and contemplates making a phone call that could change the fate of the universe. Sean Graney, Founder and Artistic Director of Chicago's The Hypocrites, takes us on a beautiful journey to a lonely place.

SPLINTERS
By Emily Schwend
Directed by Clementine Thomas
When her younger sister goes missing, Sam's family falls apart. Emily Schwend invites us into a world where soap bubbles overflow the sink, a yellow raincoat is spotted in the most unlikely of places and the whole world has to be re-assembled, one toothpick at a time.