The Play’s the Thing
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Itinerant Theatre will be closing its 2017-2018 season with their “The Play’s the Thing: New Play Series: Making a Difference. We will present staged readings of 25 Ten-Minute Plays & 4 Short plays with 10 local actors over 4 evenings. Following a call-out for new play submissions meeting our Season’s theme of “Making a Difference”, Itinerant Theatre received over 90 Ten-minute or short (under an hour) plays. We selected the most fitting, which will be presented as staged readings in Itinerant Theatre’s Studio 339 of Central School. Staged readings involve minimal blocking and lighting and sound, with suggested costumes, with full characterization and focus on the playwright’s work. Itinerant Theatre divided the 29 plays into the four evenings in the following sub-thematic categories: Saturday May 26 @ 7pm Celebrations & Solidarity, Sunday May 27 @ 2pm Optics & Opportunities, Saturday June 2 @ 7pm Perspective & Power, Sunday June 3 @ 2pm Strangers & Selflessness.
The breakdown of plays and full schedule of those plays from playwrights from around the country are:
SATURDAY MAY 26 @ 7pm Making a Difference – Celebrations & Solidarity:
The Birthday Boy A ten-minute seriocomedy by Roy Proctor Fall & Rise a New Play by Joe Gulla, Not this White Woman by Adrienne Dawes, Zombie Rainbow Unicorn Poo Pillow Emoji Party A ten-minute play By Jeanette D. Farr, Gel Us By Paige Zubel, The Exercise A ten minute play By Grace Epstein, Catching the Bus by Carl L. Williams,
Pay it Backward By Donna Hoke
SUNDAY MAY 27 @ 2pm Making a Difference: Optics & Opportunities
In Full Bloom By Paige Zubel, A Murmur of Dust by John Stell, Lovely Young Children A short play by John J. Kelly
Performance Review A ten-minute play by Nedra Pezold Roberts, While the Auto Waits by Roy Proctor based on the short story of the same title by O. HENRY, O Holy Night On Black Diamond Trestle By Donna Stuccio, One Bright Morning A Ten Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle
SATURDAY JUNE 2 @ 7pm Making a Difference: Perspective & Power
The April Meeting of the Friends of the Gibsonton Regional Library by Dean Farell Bruggeman, Kings of the World by Kate Danley, God for a Day a one-‐act play by Katherine Dubois, The Star Covered Beach A Five-Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle, The Existential Crisis in Car 54 By Donna Stuccio, Picture Window by Carolyn Woosley
SUNDAY JUNE 3 @ 2pm Making a Difference: Strangers & Selflessness
Ashes by John Meiners, Jr., Captured Moment by Judd Lear Silverman, Never Too Late by John Meiners, Jr., (Excepts from) For Your Examination: Testimonials from the Homeless A full-length play by David Blakely & Anna Hudson, Not My Ride A 10-minute play by Steffi Rubin, Survival Strategy By Donna Hoke, Destiny by Michael, Soup Kitchen Sunday by Melinda Gros.
CAST & CREATIVE
The talented actors helping bring these plays to life are Bianca Augustine, Hannah Barker, Zachary Benoit, Lauren Edwards, Amanda Ericson, Jo Ann Hanks, Tony James, Dillon Royer, Natalie Sell & Travis Spears. Directed by Joy Pace.