|34th Annual Samuel French, Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
| Open: 07/14/09 Close: 07/19/09
A selection of 40 short plays, chosen from over 700 submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs, and professional companies from the US and abroad will be presented at the 34th Annual Samuel French Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival on July 14th at The Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The week-long festival features a full program of plays. Each night, one or more will be selected to move on to the finals by a panel of judges made up of a New York theatrical agent, a Samuel French playwright, and a prominent artistic director. The finals will be held July 19th, the final day of the Festival. From the finalists, six will be selected for publication and licensing by Samuel French, Inc. The final judging panel will be comprised of Samuel French editorial staff.
|Samuel French, Inc. Off Off Broadway|
short Play Festival
| Open: 07/13/10 Close: 07/18/10
Eighteen of the theatre industry’s most highly regarded playwrights, theatrical agents and artistic directors will jury the 40 short plays featured in the 35th Annual SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL beginning July 13th at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Six winners are chosen to have their plays licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
The 40 plays presented in the festival have been chosen from over 850 submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs, and professional companies from across the country. Plays in the festival will be presented in daily multi-sessions as per the following schedule:
- Tues. July 13
7:30PM - A History of Kites, Dance Lessons, Flood
9:00PM - Smart Phone, Black Meat, Christians Having Sex in Silence, The Delphinium Mansion
- Wed. July 14
7:30PM - White Embers, Knuckleheads, Caution
9:00PM - The Concrete Wall, Skin Deep, Ya Heard Me
- Thrs. July 15
7:30PM - Fan-Boy, The More-Than One, Schwarz! (Hansel und Gretel)
9:00PM - For the Winter, Pigskin, Facing the Window
- Fri. July 16
7:30PM - A Different Kind of Animal, Wipe Away, Climb the Smallest Mountain
9:00PM - Antipasto, Perfect Weather, The Magician and The Memory, What Dies Within Us While We Live
- Sat. July 17
3:00PM - The Peacekeeper, The Incident Report, The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi
4:30PM - Mind Control, The Complicated, Gun Metal Blue Bar, Europeans Kiss on Three Cheeks
7:30PM - Play #4 or 47 Years of Marriage, The Accidental Tragic Death of Emily Brown, The Pen is Mightier
9:00PM - Ugly Couples in Los Angeles, A Map of Our Country, Laid Plans, The Bear (a Tragedy)
- Sun. July 18. Finalists performances. Schedule TBA.
The ongoing feature “Forty Days to Forty Plays” continues on the Festival website, www.samuelfrench.com/oobfestival. This playwright expose series highlights each participating playwright and their work leading up to the opening of the Festival.