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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 14, 2023. Selections will be made by May 17, 2023.