From over 30 original ten minute plays submitted for consideration, 8 were chosen to become "8 to the Bar." Audiences loved the shows and filled the house all three performances.
Audience members also got to vote for their favorites! Those votes have now been tallied, and, with almost 200 votes cast, the winners of GreenMan's first ever 10-minute play festival and contest are:
1st prize - "In the Jar" - written by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Becca Easley
with Mike Awe, Cheryle McKay, Mariangela Guglielmo, Kim White, Julie Brandon, and Anthony Brown
2nd prize - "G.P.S.O.M.F.G". - written by Craig Gustafson, directed by Margie Gustafson
with Heidi Swarthout and Luke Bernardi
3rd prize - "Rollercoaster" - written by Maureen Morley, directed by Rich Geiger
with Michelle Randag, Dominic Gambaiani, and Matt Johnson
Congratulations to these talented writers and the creative teams behind each of the winning shows!
Plays and directors:
Eight short plays were selected from over 30 submissions, written to the prompt “summer vacation.” These are:
“THE TROUBLE WITH CASHEWS” BY DAVID MACGREGOR.
At a July 4th family gathering, a brother and sister watch with amazement as a ravenous aunt scarfs up all the cashews. An emergency plan of action is called for…
DIRECTED BY MAUREEN MORLEY.
“BEACH PLEASE” BY MARY VILLAFLOR.
The life of a family, in ten minutes.
DIRECTED BY MARK BJORKQUIST.
“SLEEPING GRETCHEN AND THE RASCALS” BY ERIN PAYTON.
Breakfast in the Crystal Palace, Disney World. A woman tries to deal with her boyfriend’s rude, boorish, impossible mother.
DIRECTED BY GINA PALMER.
“PASSED HISTORY” BY SHAWN SAMUELSON HENRY.
In a department store fitting room, a couple deals with the man’s insecurity about attending a high school class reunion with his highly accomplished partner.
DIRECTED BY PATRICK DEERING.
“IN THE JAR” BY MARK HARVEY LEVINE.
Two lightning bugs, a daddy longlegs, a praying mantis, a cricket and a male ladybug deal with the philosophical aspects of being trapped in a jar. And of escape.
DIRECTED BY BECCA EASLEY
“AN INCONVENIENT TIME TO DIE” BY HELEN VALENTA.
A hotel clerk, an arriving guest… and a corpse.
DIRECTED BY JAKE MURPHY
“G.P.S.O.M.F.G.” BY CRAIG GUSTAFSON.
A vacationing nerdy couple is driving to Disneyland, aided by an eerily sentient G.P.S.
DIRECTED BY MARGIE GUSTAFSON
“ROLLERCOASTER” BY MAUREEN MORLEY.
How to begin a relationship while waiting in a long rollercoaster line.
DIRECTED BY RICH GEIGER