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As If Theatre Company’s 2nd Annual Playwriting Festival, The Kenmore Quickies – Tall Tales, will feature eight 10-minute plays written by local playwrights prompted by historic stories of Kenmore and weaved into “tall tales.” The plays will range from comedic to thought-provoking to a little weird.

There will be a kick-off event on Friday, June 3, 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. Rehearsals begin July 25 and run 4 days a week, followed by a week of tech. The 4 performances are August 12-14 at the Kenmore Community Club (Friday, August 12 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 14 at 5:00pm). The award for “Audience Favorite” will be presented after the Sunday performance. A $50 stipend will be provided to each participant.

So come and have a bit of fun!


Seeking 8 playwrights! If interested, please apply by submitting a writing sample (preferably comedic) of either a short play or an excerpt from a full-length play, by May 15, 2022. 

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Seeking 8 Directors! Directors interested in being considered for the 2022 Kenmore Quickies should submit a resume and cover letter. Selections will be made by May 22, 2022.

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Seeking 12 actors of all ages and gender identification/ presentation to perform in two shorts plays. Actors should come prepared with two varying monologues, each under two minutes.

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Not interested in any of the above but want to be a part of the show? We’re also looking for Stage Crew and Producers! Just email us at to throw your hat in the ring. $50 stipend.