As If Theatre’s Third Annual Short Play Festival!

Who doesn’t enjoy a good Quickie?

As If Theatre Company presents The Kenmore Quickies – A Play on Art

SEEKING PLAYWRIGHTS

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH US?

 

As If Theatre Company’s 3rd Annual Playwriting Festival, The Kenmore Quickies – A Play on Art, will feature eight 10-minute plays written by local playwrights prompted by artwork created by local artists. The plays will range from comedic to thought-provoking to a little weird.

There will be a kick-off event on Friday, June 2, which is required for all participants (or their proxy). Prompts, directors, and actors will be assigned at that time. The playwrights will then have 4 weeks to write a 10-minute play based on their prompt.

SEEKING ACTORS

As If seeks 8 local playwrights to participate in the Kenmore Quickies – A Play on Art.  Each writer will be tasked to write a short play (no more than ten pages) prompted by an art piece from a local artist to be determined at the June 2 Quick-Off Party. In addition, pre-selected directors and actors will be randomly assigned to writers at this time. There will be a $50 stipend.

Requirements include:

  • play must be completely original and written within the timeframe outlined by festival
  • writer must live within 60 miles of Kenmore WA
  • play must be no more than 10-minutes in length
  • PG-13 rating so that families can join in the fun of this festival

Writers must be able to follow the below timeline:

June 2, 2023 – Attend Quick-Off Party where each playwright will randomly select their specific prompt, and directors and actors are assigned to writers. It’ll be a fun party celebrating the start of the festival.

July 7, 2023 – Final draft is due to As If Theatre Company for review and distribution to directors, cast and crew.

August 11-13, 2023 – Festival (not mandatory for writers to attend, but we’d certainly like them there)

Interested playwrights should apply by submitting a writing sample (preferably comedic) of either a short play or an excerpt from a full-length play, by May 17, 2023. Writers will be announced May 23, 2023*

*Please note – due to scheduling conflicts, this date has been moved from May 20th

E-mail  a pdf of your writing sample (maximum 2 mb) to [email protected]

As If Theatre Company is seeking 12 actors of all ages and gender identification/ presentation for their third annual short play festival, The Kenmore Quickies – A Play on Art, with performances August 11, 12 & 13. The 2023 festival will feature eight 10-minute plays written by local playwrights prompted by works of art created by local artists. Actors will be in two of the short plays. The plays will range from comedic to thought-provoking to a little weird.

There will be a kick-off event on Friday, June 2, which is required for all participants (prompts, directors, and actors will be assigned at this time). Rehearsals will run 4 days a week starting on July 23, with four performances August 11-13 at the Kenmore Community Club (Friday, August 11 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 12 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 13 at 5:00pm). There will be a $50 stipend.

Auditions are Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16, 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Kenmore Community Club. Actors should come prepared with two varying monologues, each under two minutes.

Actors interested in scheduling their audition can click the link below.

AUDITION SIGN-UP

SEEKING DIRECTORS

As If Theatre Company is seeking directors for its third annual short-play festival, The Kenmore Quickies – A Play on Art, which will feature eight prompted short plays written, directed and performed by local theatre artists. At the June 2nd kick-off event, directors will be randomly assigned a playwright who will be given a specific prompt  from which to write a ten-minute play in a four-week timeframe. The festival will be a weekend of performances of all of the plays, with a winning play chosen by the audience. This year the prompts will be pulled from pieces of art created by local artists.

All writers, directors and actors will gather at the required June 2nd event, when each playwright will be randomly assigned their prompt, and directors and actors will be assigned to writers. From there, the writers will leave with their prompts to write their 10-minute plays which will be delivered to the directors on Friday, July 14, 2023.  Rehearsals will run 4 days a week starting on July 23rd with tech week starting on August 6th. There will be a $50 stipend.

Show dates/ times: Friday, August 11 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 12 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 13 at 5:00pm. All plays will be presented at each performance. The audience favorite will be announced after the Sunday performance.

Directors interested in being considered for the 2023 Kenmore Quickies should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than May 14, 2023. Selections will be made by May 17, 2023.