10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and Winston-Salem Writers present a virtual 10-Minute Play Festival, composed of seven short plays written by local playwrights. Plays will be premiered online September 28th - October 4th, one per night at 7pm, on The Little Theatre's Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
The 10-Minute Play Festival is free to view, but we welcome donations in lieu of purchasing tickets.
by David Ratcliffe, directed by Gregg Vogelsmeier
Two young men and two young women push and pull through the awkward secrets in romance by focusing on punctuation in text messages. Throughout this comic representation of man vs woman, Rob begins to figure out how important punctuation is and how it can make the difference in relationships …and staying in them.
Rated PG-13 for adult language, mild adult themes
Starring Devlin Burke, Cole Breeden, Ashley Magoffin, Bethany Schultz
Monday, September 28, 2020 | 7pm
FIRST DAY ON THE JOB
by Becky McLaughlin, directed by Mike Burke
Three doctors find themselves in a co-ed locker room inside their hospital after a long shift. A newcomer, Austin shows a timid energy being so new to the hospital. A supportive female doctor, Bree, comforts him until a prominent doctor, Mike, enters in a quiet state. He lets go and shows his vulnerability to the two by proceeding to acknowledge a crisis in his life.
Rated PG-13 for mild adult language
Starring Jessica Dow, Rob Taylor, Glenn Otterbacher
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 7pm
by Bradley Stephenson, directed by Sheri Masters
Two young women find themselves living in a strange era of human history. The time and place resembles the Spartan civilization, worshipping the societal norm of military and war. The girls must find their place as warrior women in their society as individuals and as sisters...or in some other secret role.
Rated PG-13 for suggestive adult themes
Starring Claire Wayne, Rachel Horowitz
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 7pm
by Ken Ashford, directed by Kate Carson-Groner
A young man and a young woman find themselves stuck in a battle between their own insecurities when it comes to dating. Plagued by a comedic back and forth of awkwardness, they both lean on their own avatars, another physical representation of themselves within their smartphones to carry on what seems to be an easy chat over text.
Rated PG-13 for mild adult themes
Starring Cane Walden, Christopher Cohen, Ashley Magoffin, Madeleine Witmer
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 7pm
A HOLE IN THE FENCE
by Abigail Franke, directed by Chad Edwards
A young woman and her father find themselves at work fixing a broken fence on their cattle ranch. During the ensuing dialogue, family woes and issues come to light and a bond between father and daughter is at risk. Will they be able to mend both the fence and their family?
Starring Olivia Kemp, Ken Ashford
Friday, October 2, 2020 | 7pm
by Tim Wiest, directed by Ashley Pearson
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a medical affliction became a person? In this romping abstract comedy, we find a middle-aged man searching on his computer for answers to an unknown lump he has found. He finds his answer when a person jumps up and becomes none other than…the lump.
Starring Ken Ashford, Kendall Mason, Cole Breeden
Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 7pm
THE NEXT STATION
by Cameron Kent, directed by Jae Campbell
Set in the London Underground, a woman frantically describes her overflowing love for a stranger she has been riding on the same subway with for a year. She takes it upon herself to name him and fall in love with everything she can see about him as a stranger, yet she has never uttered a word. As they both talk through their inner thoughts, comedic insecurities and feelings, we see a beautiful inner story begin to grow.
Starring Madeleine Witmer, Christopher Cohen, Jae Archer, Jessica Dow, Adrian Dion Quarles, Kimberly Wood
Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 7pm