SOURCE FESTIVAL 2017


10 MINUTE PLAYS

COVERT CATALYST

GOTTA GETHERE WHATEVER ITAKES VERSUS MR. CHAOS
by Lori Fischer
Directed by Rebecca Wahls
Two women explore just what it takes keep their spirits high in challenging times.

THIS IS THE BIG ONE
by Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Jacob Young
Six people grapple with taking chances and making changes while riding a roller coaster.

RIP 60, Z SPLIT, HOT READ
by Ed Cardona, Jr.
Directed by Jacob Young
Two teammates confront what lies ahead for them on and off the field.

SOME PEOPLE SAY
by Mark Saunders
Directed by Rebecca Wahls
A conspiracy theorist and her daughter wait for the arrival of the woman's son, a wounded army veteran, who brings home a surprise.

THE EMPEROR’S BIG, FAT, NAKED REVOLUTION
by Jared Strange
Directed by Connor Hogan
The Emperor is determined to face an insurrection au naturale, and it's up to his wife and adviser to get him under control before he ruins everything.

THREAT LEVEL: CREAM
by John Bavoso
Directed by Connor Hogan
Two strangers. One crowded Metro car. A gallon of milk. What could go wrong?

Read review of the Covert Catalyst group of 10-Minute Plays in DC Theatre Scene.

 

best of

AMENITIES (2010)
by Gregory Hischak
Directed by Julia Hurley
A strange man under the table. A meal delivery gone wrong. Gentrification to the extreme.

THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL (2016)
by Patrick Flynn
Directed by Elena Velasco
Kevin and Karen are vexed by their child and their parents through their baby monitor as they try to teach their infant daughter to soothe herself.

FUGUE FOR AMOROUS TORNADOS (2011)
by Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Elena Velasco
When two forces of nature collide, who will be left standing?

JACQMIN FAMILY IN THE PETRIFIED FOREST (2010)
by Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Adin Walker
Dad may have more in common with the forest than anyone realized.

PAS DE DEUX FOR A MICROWAVE NIGHT (2013)
by Stephen Lewis
Directed by Adin Walker
Two lonely souls find deceit, Mongolian barbecue, and ballet on an online dating site.

THE PHYSICS OF NOW (2015)
by Alex Dremann
Directed by Julia Hurley
On the cusp of discovering the key to time travel, Jake and Dagney are confronted with their future selves.

Read reviews of the Best-of 10-Minute Plays in DCMetroTheaterArts and DC Theatre Scene.


FULL-LENGTH

PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
By Topher Payne
Directed by Nick Martin
In a 1950’s Georgetown duplex, Bob and Millie live next door to Norma and Jim, in what appears to be a perfect arrangement. The twist is that all four are gay and have cultivated fake identities outside of their homes, in order to live truthfully inside. The cultural shift of the 1950s brings about a moment of change when their carefully crafted falsehood is thrown into chaos. Topher Payne’s play (based on the historical events of The Lavender Scare) explores this shifting landscape with humor, energy, farce and surprising honesty.

Read reviews of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT in The Washington Post and DCMetroTheaterArts.


NEW FULL-LENGTH PLAY READINGS

These three plays for the 2017 Festival were selected from more than 140 scripts submitted to the Festival by invitation.

FRELMETSCH THE MANEATER
by Matthew Capodicasa, (Woodward Newman Drama Award Winner)
Directed by Rachael Murray
Two lonely puppeteers meet inside of a monstrous two-person puppet on a film set, and must find a way to connect and bring the character to life over four days of shooting.

ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN
by Reina Hardy, (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival TYA Prize Winner)
Directed by Megan Behm
Annie Jump is a teenage science genius living in a small town who meets an intergalactic supercomputer, here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars.

F*ck la vie d’artiste
by Georgette Kelly, (Chicago Writers WorkSpace)
Directed by Lila Rachel Becker
Zenab is a young artist, haunted by the ghost of Vincent van Gogh, who sets out to paint the 2005 race riots in Paris despite her lover's protests.


ARTISTIC BLIND DATES

THROUGH THE WALL
Created and performed by Meredith Barnes, Mark Platenberg, and Chelsea Thaler
Through movement, music, and innovative storytelling, three interdisciplinary artists use action and reveries to investigate human revelation, and what it means to stand at the precipice of a shift in one's own point of view.

EXQUISITE DEPTHS
Created and performed by Kylos Brannon, Jennifer Clements, and Tracey Erbacher
When the smallest morsels of life inspire endless space for transformation, no object or experience can be considered mundane. Through a journey of words, music, and images, audiences and artists come together for a responsive performance event that looks beyond the surface and into the unseen. Dive in as we explore tensions between the known and the unknown, our willingness to be transformed, and the messy, powerful, resonant layers of meaning too often overlooked.

Read review of EXQUISITE DEPTHS in DCMetroTheaterArts.