SOURCE FESTIVAL 2015


10 MINUTE PLAYS

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

MISTAKES & MEDIA

CONNECTED
By Christopher Holbrook
Directed by Quill Nebeker
Annbjorg has just moved to NYC and is desperate for an apartment. Or so we think. When she meets two prospective roommates, it soon becomes clear that she — and them — are looking for something else.

PALM
By Graziella Jackson
Directed by Ty Hallmark
On the thirty-year anniversary of her family's murder, a young woman must decide whether to honor her only living relative’s wishes — to be removed from life support.

PRINCE AND RAPUNZEL
By Alyssa Wilden
Directed by Quill Nebeker
Rapunzel finds her #prince.

THE SALES RANK ALSO RISES
By John Yunker
Directed by Ty Hallmark
It's not easy being an author or spouse in the age of Amazon.com.

THE DEATH OF A STUPID MAN OR HOW I BECAME AN INTERNET SENSATION
By RN Healey
Directed by Sun King Davis
When Dawn films her boyfriend's death the video goes viral, and makes him an instant online celebrity.

THE SAD FUNERAL
By Lucas Kruger
Directed by Sun King Davis
At his friend Bradley’s funeral, Tate struggles to face his friend’s family, while at the same time, he confronts Rosie, who seems to be using Bradley's death to further her television career.

 

 

LOVE & BOTANY

TREE DANGLINGS
By Kristy Simmons
Directed by Joan Cummins
Me improvises a tale to You about a Lumberjack who reconciles with his wife after an unusual encounter with a tree.

A BOUQUET A DAY
By Madeline Dennis-Yates
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker
An unwilling deliveryman must help an artist who believes she could die at any moment.

THE TOMATO AND THE ONION
By Simon Henriques
Directed by Joan Cummins
When George innocently takes a bite out of a tomato Marie gives him, the metaphorical ramifications stand to doom their budding romance.

DIOECIOUS
By Kristen Davis-Coelho
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker
A couple silently lives out discrete moments of a life touched by loss, while three beings clash over their responsibility to intervene, at great personal risk to themselves.

ALLERGY
By Erica Smith
Directed by Brandon Butts
Len has just about given up any hope of surviving on his new homeworld, but Elshe — and a few plants — might just make him change his mind.

MANUS DEI
By Jeffrey Strausser
Directed by Brandon Butts
Manus Dei shows us that love can be based upon the flightiest of things.

 

 

SCIENCE & SOULMATES

LIMIT: A FUNCTION OF WORD AND THOUGHT
By Alison Donnelly
Directed by Nick Martin
A couple in a car crash experience past moments of their relationship, observing how they came infinitely close to love, validation and balance.

DISSECTION
By Stephen Spotswood
Directed by Jenna Duncan
Maggie puts her relationship with her estranged wife Jennifer on the dissection table to discover where Jennifer's love for her ever really existed at all.

MATH
By T. Adamson
Directed by Nick Martin
A bear attempts to learn math for love.

BALL DROP
By Rich Espey
Directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff
An astronomer tries to prove to his soulmate that the sun will return, despite its six-month retreat, and that looming eternal darkness is not on the horizon.

THE PHYSICS OF NOW
By Alex Dremann
Directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff
On the cusp of discovering the key to time travel, Jake and Dagney are confronted with their future selves.

BOTH SIDES, NOW
By Elizabeth Archer
Directed by Jenna Duncan
A couple tries to separate and untangle their lives from each other, despite their medical team's wishes.


FULL-LENGTH

BLUE STRAGGLER
By Rebecca Bossen
Directed by Patrick Pearson
A gifted astrophysicist and a rebellious chocolatier fall in love — only to be torn apart by a senseless tragedy. Lisa abandons her astrophysics dissertation to solve an even larger problem: finding the mathematical formula that will bring Clarissa back to her. Lisa’s world of numbers and equations is increasingly intruded upon by Clarissa’s world of fairytales, magic, and dreams. In their desperate search to find each other, are they willing to rip apart the fabric of the universe itself?

THE WORD AND THE WASTELAND
By Timothy Guillot
Directed by Joshua W. Kelley
Benjamin Harding has just committed the most devastating act of terrorism on American soil since 9/11. Sitting in custody, he makes a strange request — he wants to write poetry. Desperate for information, the FBI permits it, and soon, Benjamin's work becomes a national sensation and obsession, leading every news broadcast all over the world. Caught in the middle is Elizabeth Martes-Coffey, a young poet and performer from the Bronx whom Benjamin requested specifically to perform his work. As Lizzy attempts to cope with her sudden celebrity, the FBI begins to slowly realize that a second attack may be imminent. Part mystery, part drama, part indictment of modern media, The Word and the Wasteland is a play for our time.

(A LOVE STORY)
By Kelly Lusk
Directed by Jess Jung
It starts off as a completely normal day in this small town. Then somebody falls in love. And everything falls apart. (a love story) tells the story of three couples set out determined to love each other in ways they’ve never dreamed of. But can you fall in love if you don’t even know what love is? We’re told everyday in songs and movies and books what it means to be in love, but it’s not until you are in the depths of it that you realize that maybe this isn’t what you wanted. And you want out. Or perhaps it is exactly what you wanted. And you want more. But what happens when you love that person more than they love you … or they love you more than you love them …