SOURCE FESTIVAL 2016


10 MINUTE PLAYS

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

HEROES & HOME

A WHIFF OF HUMANITY
By Mark Eisman
Directed by Rachael Murray
A human being with an exceptional sense of smell applies for a job with the TSA previously reserved for canines.

LOVE AND MINOR DESTRUCTION
By Maximillian Gill
Directed by Kristen Pilgrim
A young Indian woman makes a meaningful change in her relationship with her family with the inspiration of a totemic Hindu goddess.

WE COULD BE HEROES
By David MacGregor
Directed by Anna Lathrop
Who are our heroes? And how do we decide who’s worthy of the title?

HAROLD EVENTUALLY RECONCILES WITH HIS SISTER IN ONE SECOND.
By Jason Pizzarello
Directed by Anna Lathrop
Harold and his sister experience reconciliation through a metaphysical exploration of time.

THAT KID
By Jane Willis
Directed by Rachael Murray
When her grandson starts throwing rocks at the deer in their yard, Evelyn tries to find a window into the young boy’s mind.

MAN IN PERIL
By Alex Dremann
Directed by Kristen Pilgrim
The proverbial "damsel in distress" must save the hero if they’re both going to make it back home safe and sound.

 

SECRETS & SOUND

THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL
By Patrick Flynn
Directed by Anne Donnelly
Kevin and Karen Montgomery are vexed by their child and their parents through their baby monitor as they try to teach their infant daughter to soothe herself.

IN BETWEEN THE DROPS
By Elayne Heilveil
Directed by Kevin Place
When an aspiring actress comes to reveal a secret crime, a tough cop questions her authenticity.

KYLIE AND JANET AND ROBYN AND CHER
By John Bavoso
Directed by Matt Ripa
Curtis has only just met Everett, but he learns a lot about his new booty call — and his past — by snooping though the music on his computer.

ADAM’S TEMPTATION
By Jack Piland
Directed by Kevin Place
In an underground facility, Maria and Harvey await instructions while listening to a mysterious and monotone voice as it rattles off countless ones and zeros.

SIGN LANGUAGE
By Joshua E. Reinhardt
Directed by Matt Ripa
Through both ASL and verbal communication, Benny and Liam team up to explore what it means to find your own voice.

I DON’T KNOW …
By James McLindon
Directed by Anne Donnelly
A drill sergeant takes his new recruits for a run … straight into a brave new world.

 

 

DREAMS & DISCORD

HANS & ELSIE
By Alyssa Wilden
Directed by Gus Heagerty
Elsie is so busy imagining the worst that she misses the best.

RIDING LESSONS
By Brett Hursey
Directed by Lex Davis
Girl meets boy … and his clown.

EVERLAST
By Francesca Pazniokas
Directed by Sarah Scafidi
Two ambitious young adventurers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to achieve their goal of climbing Mt. Everest.

THE RED LIGHT
By David L. Williams
Directed by Gus Heagert
In a country under constant surveillance, Eva and Charly have entered an illegal relationship, and today they must decide whether to escape as planned or give up their dreams forever.

CHOOSING YOU
By Rachel Lynett
Directed by Lex Davis
As Aurora moves through her day, she considers the two very different lives she might have lived.

THE METH IN METHOD
By Tommy Partl
Directed by Sarah Scafidi
A typical 9 to 5 corporate office. That sells meth.


FULL-LENGTH

BURIED CITIES
By Jennifer Fawcett
Directed by Ryan Maxwell
Dramaturgy by Mark Routhier
One night, Maya and Louis are held up at gunpoint in their home. Even though they are supposedly unharmed, their marriage begins to fall apart as each tries to find safety in the world again. Brandon, their nephew, is mourning a father who was lost to war and feels more real in the imaginary world of violent video games than in the world where he is trying to learn how to be a man. Leah, who has spent her life hiding the two small horns on her forehead, begins to gain power as she learns about her mysterious conception in a labyrinth in Crete. A play about getting lost in hiding spaces, Buried Cities explores having the courage to be found.

STATIC
Tom Horan
Directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff
Dramaturgy by Maegan Clearwood
Since Emma was a little girl she heard the ghost stories told about her neighbors Walter and Millie Burke - how the couple filled their home with strange things, which drove them mad. Years have passed and Emma finds herself the owner of this house that has sat abandoned for years. She discovers, among the jars of buttons and tubs of forks, a box full of cassette tapes filled with secrets of Walter and Millie. This magical play follows Emma’s journey as she uncovers truths about the people she thought she knew.

BALLAST
By Georgette Kelly
Directed by Margot Manburg
Dramaturgy by Aria Velz
What does it mean to love someone in a moment of great transition? Zoe dreams of flying—of escaping to new heights—while her wife, Grace, dreams of standing in a pulpit before a religious community that accepts her recent transition from male to female. 16-year-old Savannah dreams only of her first love, Xavier, who is coping with becoming a man. Meanwhile, Xavier is haunted by the nightmares he sees staring back at him from the mirror. Ballast tells the story of two relationships between transgender and cisgender partners, exploring not only the way gender influences our relationships, but also how gender seeps into our spirituality, our dreams, and even our ability to take flight.