SOURCE FESTIVAL 2014


10 MINUTE PLAYS

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

MORTALITY

DUST TO DUST TO DUST
By Aaron Weissman
Directed by Annalisa Dias
A boy mourning the loss of his father uses his ashes to create a universe in a box.

DRESSING BOBBY STRONG
By Stephen Spotswood*
Directed by Annalisa Dias
When Constance discovers the first person she'll be dressing as part of her position as funeral director's assistant is an unrequited love, it sparks a cascade of memories and regret.

THE NARROW GATE
By Sarah Bernstein
Directed by Angela Pirko
A man and woman weigh the pleasures and heartaches of life against the possibility of living forever in the Exoverse with their spiritual leader, Zed.

PAINTED
By Mariah MacCarthy
Directed by Angela Pirko
Michelle, with the help of a paintbrush and her girlfriend Lola, finds a way to make peace with her dying mother.

NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT
By Jonathan Spector
Directed by Nick Vargas
It's the end of the world as we know it. Or not. But as long as we're waiting we better get this thing figured out.

THE AURORA MAINFRAME
By Timothy Guillot
Directed by Nick Vargas
Cody copes with his father's absence by acting out his very own interstellar space saga.

 

QUESTS 

OLD GRAY DEVIL
By Elizabeth Archer
Directed by Mark Kamie
A group of circus artists bury one of their co-workers.

THE WILD ONES
By Molly Hagan
Directed by Mark Kamie
A couple hopes that a drastic transformation will change their life.

AFTER UNLOCKING THE UNIVERSE
By Susan Goodell
By Orion Jones
A woman seeking to change her life learns there’s such a thing as too much success.

THE RELUCTANT GENIE OF NIAMEY
By Marine Gassier*
Directed by Orion Jones
An aging man seeks the Genie who has once granted him three poisoned wishes.

LOCAL PILGRIMAGE
By Philip Kaplan
Directed by Maryam Foye
Peter's dream is to see the house where Abraham Lincoln grew up. So why is he in Brooklyn?

CORN BREAD WITH RAISINS AND ALMONDS
By Benjamin Marshall
Directed by Maryam Foye
A young woman goes on a quest to find a recipe that will connect her to a lost love.

 

 

REVENGE

COLLECT EVERYTHING
By Vincent Delaney
Directed by Jarrod Jabre
Amira's work as an NSA operative exposes her to secrets about her own life that she might be better off not knowing.

WHAT REMAINS OF YOUTH
Erik Gernand
Directed by Jarrod Jabre
A college student suspects her boyfriend may be planning something violent.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE AND OTHER COSMIC CONSEQUENCES
By A.K. Forbes
Directed by Adi Stein
Karma, a woman scorned, seeks vengeance against a ruling class of aliens while Bill, an eternal optimist, attempts to save the status quo… and their lives.

FREDDY AND CATHY
By Alyssa Wilden
Directed by Adi Stein
A 50’s housewife attempts to break free from her repressive world.

PICNIC ON THE LAKE
By CJ Ehrlich
Directed by Jennifer Mendenhall
A couple climbs a mountain for a romantic idyll by a glacial mountain lake. But all is not what it seems, as romance gives way to recriminations and a thirst for revenge.

WE ARE NOT ANIMALS
By John Kelly
Directed by Jennifer Mendenhall
Three women take prisoner an operator of American military drones.


FULL-LENGTH

A BID TO SAVE THE WORLD
By Erin Bregman
Directed by Elena Velasco
In a world without death a pair of students study how it used to happen, one woman longs for a beloved brother and a song of great sorrow and beauty is sung and sung again by a singer out of place and time. Death peels oranges that whittle away her thumbs, bargaining and bartering with the lost and bereaved. A rich man seeks to buy world peace. Librarians stack cards recording death. And while we watch the normality of their immortality, we may find ourselves asking, 'what is living without death?'

DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA
By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Mark Hairston
Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs.

THE THRUSH & THE WOODPECKER
By Steve Yockey
Directed by Cara Gabriel
Brenda Hendricks has her hands full dealing with her son Noah after he is expelled from a prestigious college and unexpectedly returns to their isolated Northern California home. When an elegant and mysterious woman arrives on their doorstep dragging along buried secrets and stories about mysterious birds, Brenda and Noah find their world turned upside down in ways both intimate and epic.


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