ETC 5th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
Emerald Theatre Company begins their 26th Season with the 5th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
September 9, 10, 11, 2022 Friday and Saturday at 8 PM & Sunday matinee at 2 PM
THEATREWORKS at the Square, 2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
$15.00 General Admission ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR cash and cards accepted
Every year, Emerald Theatre Company creates a new writing prompt for our annual 10-minute play festival. It’s simple, 10 minutes, 10 pages, no more than 3 characters, and a theme. This year’s theme is A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words. A picture frame or painting must be incorporated into the vignette…the rest was up to the playwright. The contest rules are sent nationwide and playwrights from all around submit their new, never performed works.
9 vignettes will be performed from writers as far away as Connecticut to just up the road in Collierville.
Among the vignettes: Sub Sandwich by Keegon Schuett, Collierville, TN Professional courtesy and a photo frame are shattered after one young trans woman working in a sandwich shop is named employee of the month, but her manager chooses to display an inappropriately old photo of her. Submerged tensions peek from below the surface and the two coworkers swim against an unforgivable current of conversation.
Not Your Average Jo by Allison Fradkin, Chicago, IL World War II enabled women to experience a change of pace and, for the members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, a change of base. But when South Bend Blue Sox teammates Josephine and Penny develop a war bond of their own, it’s hardly the kind the government—let alone the League—had in mind. Will the gals take a crack at a romance that, like a baseball, won’t be seamless, or will they take the base path of least resistance and prioritize the game over the dame?
Geology by Andra Laine Hunter , Dallas, TX
Geology is an exploration of what forever really means and how we, as humans, navigate the uncertainty that colors our lives. Bea and Ash strive to find stable ground to stand on, even as the sand shifts beneath their feet. They realize they must make meaning out of tragedy and cling to the hope inherent in the unknown