ACANSA is proud to announce the third-annual Ten Minute Play Showcase, a celebration of new work written, directed and enacted by local artists. The festival will be co-produced and directed by Hilary Trudell, founder of The Yarn and the Director of Local Programming at the Clinton School of Public Service.


Date: February 28 & 29Time: 7PM

ACANSA is proud to announce the third-annual Ten Minute Play Showcase, a celebration of new work written, directed and enacted by local artists. The festival will be co-produced and directed by Hilary Trudell, founder of The Yarn and the Director of Local Programming at the Clinton School of Public Service.


Date: February 28 & 29Time: 7pm

Selected Plays

The Gospel According to Bowser

A dog, a cat and a rat walk into a kitchen. When confronted with the theology of Pussums and Rizzo, Bowser’s faith in his Master’s benevolence is snapped in two in this new, unpredictable world.


Written by Dan Borengasser
Directed by Kevin Brown

Cast Members:
Man: Jeremy Lusk
Woman: Tracy Courage
Child: Madison Courage Fleck
Bowser: Destanay Duguid
Pussums: Hilary Trudell
Rizzo: Madelynn Meigs

Joan

In the final stages of casting a new play, a first-time director and her producer go head to head over which Joan of Arc actress “was born for this.” JOAN explores what happens when the most iconic women are reduced to type.


Written by Holly Paoli
Directed by Nathan Adam Sullivan

Cast Members:
Maddy Meigs (Davina)
Steven Jones (Stan)
Shaun Hartman (Glen)
Madison Fleck/Hannah Hill (068/147)

Leg

With a knife, goggles and a blind Jack Russell Terrier, Jay prepares a special meal of sizzling steak and sweet potatoes. This play’s dark humor blurs our conception of reality, memory and the mistakes that haunt us.


Written by Joshua Barnett
Directed by Chris James

Cast Member:
Jay- Michael Harmon

(S)election

It’s 2063. Two men petition a judge to be the next People’s Party representative in the Senate of the United Federated Government. Cerebral implants aside, each must defend his alliance to the Supreme Commander in a post-democracy future.


Written by James Mainard O’Connell
Directed by Matt Patton

Cast Members:
Rosslyn Elliot- Arbiter
Aaron Harris- Maxwell
Shaun Hartman- Connor
Ben Davis- Bailiff

Waiting on Sunrise (Saturday)

Waiting for the sun to rise in a juke joint is the ultimate juxtaposition of revelry and wrong in the Murray boy’s neighborhood.


Written by Asya Webster
Directed by Carla Carter

Cast Members:
Maranda Barris
Terrell Ingram
LaSai Holifield
G’Toya Blackman
Delvon Beard
Robert Brooks

What We Get Away With

With a nod to Jean-Paul Sartre, What We Get Away With shines a light on guilt, self-imprisonment, and breaking free.


Written by Mary Dann Betbeze
Directed by Andrew Vaught

Cast Members:
Destiny Duguid- Woman
Matt Patton- Man
Ben Davis
Dylynn Smith

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