SOURCE FESTIVAL 2012


10 MINUTE PLAYS

This year's 10 Minute Plays were inspired by themes present in the 3 full length pieces.

REDEEMING DEMONS

NORTHERN INDIANA WILDLIFE PRESERVE
By Lee August Praley
Directed by Jennifer Harris
Ranger Sandy is haunted by guilt and the ghosts of her past on her first day at the Northern Indiana Wildlife Preserve.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE
By Sarah Kellogg and Cynthia Wilcox
Directed by Tyler Budde
When Mom and Dad sit down with 11-year-old Madeline for some tough talk about divorce, it's Madeline who turns out to be the adult in the room.

NATIONAL SMOKE SIGNAL DAY
By Billy Finn
Directed by Jennifer Harris
Two kids skipping school on a Long Island beach the morning of September 11, 2001 notice a large black cloud rising from the New York City skyline and wonder what it could be.

CARBON CREDIT
By Joni McGary
Directed by Tyler Budde
In a lively exchange between a widow and her dead husband, Carbon Credit explores just how far a parent will go to do right by their child.

THE SEESAW
By Drew Hampton
Directed by Randy Baker
A parable examining the ups and downs (and the physics) of love.

TRASH TV
By Tommy Trull
Directed by Tyler Budde
A mother and son struggle to make do on a much-decayed Sesame Street.

 

 

 

RITES OF PASSAGE GROUP

PHONE TREE
By Daniel Heath
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
A man calls tech support for his phone and encounters a sentient phone tree algorithm; they try to help each other but only one of them succeeds.

CYANOCITTA
By Jason Gray Platt
Directed by Ryan Maxwell
A return to his high school football field leads one man into a mysterious encounter with the school's avian mascot.

BE WHAT YOU WISH TO SEEM
By Jonathan Spector
Directed by Debbi Arseneaux
Three people look for meaning in their lives—or anywhere else they can find it.

EXPOSURE
By Walt McGough
Directed by Ryan Maxwell
The boy is adrift on an ice floe to prove he's a man; the polar bear has other ideas.

THE CLIFF
By Nelson Diaz-Marcano
Directed by Debbi Arseneaux
Two men on a precipice examine the astonishing world unfurled before them.

COLLIDER
By Cullen T. M. McGough
Directed by Ryan Maxwell
Two scientists grapple with the implications of asymmetrical quantum breaking. And love.

 

ETHEREAL ENCOUNTERS 

ANSWERS
By Edgar Martinez Schulz
Directed by Doug Eacho
Four buddies find a box that gives them the answers to any question—at a high price.

JINSHIN JIKO
By Bridgette Dutta Portman
Directed by Jason Loewith
An American businesswoman in Japan comes face-to-face with her deepest anxieties while riding the metro.

LOST AND FOUND AT THE HOTEL MOGADOR
By James Hesla
Directed by Rick Hammerly
An American traveler loses his memory while backpacking in Morocco and a local police officer tries to help him piece together his identity. They both discover more than they bargained for.

F2F
By Jennifer Barclay
Directed by Doug Eacho
A sext has 5 teenagers in a texting tizzy. A blogger tries to make an example of them, but no one countson the entrance of the Great Monster of Coltan.

WARM BODIES
By M Pepper Langlinais
Directed by Rick Hammerly
Four people in a hotel room ... but only two are breathing.

LISA FRANK VIRGINITY CLUB
By Christin Siems
Directed by Doug Eacho
Greg's uncle died and left him his unicorn. Was it an apology? A sick joke? Or something more?


FULL-LENGTH

QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT
By Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Sasha Bratt
Theo Turner is a young cosmologist on the verge. But Theo's "big bang" isn't theoretical. His universe explodes when he and his wife travel to the Appalachian South to deliver news about an impending adoption and discover that Theo's aging parents are meth addicts. The author talks about what influenced him to write this play.

THE HOUSE HALFWAY
By Norman Allen
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
Guests gather at Dandle House, overlooking the Caribbean, to partake in its unique service—to assist its guests in their suicides.

THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT
By Gregory Moss
Directed by Amber Jackson
Jenny Stone is struggling—with a new school, a new town, her mother's departure and a secret tragedy. When she's exposed to the tropes of fairy tales, she uncovers a way to deal with the tragedy that haunts her.