As If Theatre Company presented The Kenmore Quickies, our first annual festival of shorts, this past weekend.
We tasked 8 local writers to create a 10 minute play from a prompt hidden somewhere deep within the Kenmore Mural Project*! Then 8 directors and 11 actors took those same writer’s words and brought them to life!
Funny, heartfelt, dramatic, scary, goofy…some were based on history, some were based on fiction, some were a combination of the two and all were enjoyed by a plethora of the Kenmore Community and the theatre community as a whole. Our festival ran Friday through Sunday and the houses were full each night. We even had to add chairs. Most of the audience stuck around long enough to vote and when the final ballot was tallied we had a winner.
Anthony Floyd, Laura Crouch, Kathryn Lampe, Kelly Rogers Flynt (director), and Diane Jamieson accept the Audience Favorite Award for “What The Hell Was That?”
What the Hell was That? took home the Audience Favorite Award. John C. Davenport was unable to accept the award in person, but his actors and director were happy to accept on his behalf.
Curious about what the authors were assigned? Check out the chosen prompts and the cast photos below!
Til next summer!
*The Kenmore Mural Project (KMP) was created by Gaul Culley and Staci Adman in association with St. Vincent de Paul. It can be found at 7304 Bothell Way NE on the side of their building. Each playwright will be randomly assigned a portion of the mural as their specific prompt. So go check it out!