10-Minute Play Festival: Set: Storied by Space

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September 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
September 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. 
September 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

All tickets $5.

Produced by PMA graduate student Kelly Richmond & Madeleine Gray '19

The 2018 10-Minute Play Festival will be the 6th annual performance of short student-written plays in the Department of Performing & Media Arts. This year’s festival theme is SET: STORIED BY SPACE, featuring six new works that explore how our environments inflect the stories we tell about ourselves, querying where AUTHORITY truly lies. 

A Campfire Song by Edy Kennedy '20
After being assigned to train a perky, sing-songy camp guide, Jenny Tumbleweed, in the wonders of the wilderness, a disillusioned and disgruntled camp leader, Cliff Jawsmoulder, must come to terms with his inner desire to be a legendary musical theatre performer. 

Tian by Kristi Lim '21
Through a system of metaphors, cultural symbols and religious parallels, an undocumented Chinese teenager grapples with the risk of her deportation if she reports the sexual violations committed against her.

The Forever War by Gloria Oladipo '21
Returned but not recovered, two war veterans struggle to ground themselves in that elusive place: home. Friends Harper and Mike celebrate the birth of a child, while the battles of family, community, and country rage on. 

Strangers by Ilana Wallenstein '21
Two pairs of friends move through the dramatic waves of relationships, sexuality, and mental health, diving into the similarities between all of us and the struggles that young people face in the overwhelming, and at times hilarious, chaos of the modern world.

Story Bored by Sydney Wolfe '20
Assembly. Everyone has had experiences in school with boring, unnecessary assemblies about boring, unnecessary topics. This assembly won’t be one of them. Join the Inspi-writers and the students of Western Upper High School to experience a wildly engaging assembly that you won’t soon forget.

The Shirt (Civility) by Kristen Wright, graduate student, Africana Studies
An activist faces backlash after she publicly ridicules a teenage girl for wearing a Trump shirt, and her community must decide whether they prioritize keeping the peace or gaining a political education.