Plays Announced for Fourth International Festival of 10-Minute Plays
By Michael Gottlieb
San Miguel’s Fourth International
Festival of 10-Minute Plays
March 17–19 and 24–26, 7pm
March 20 and 27, 5pm
San Miguel Playhouse
US$12 (online)/200 pesos (box office)
For more details: Playerssma.com
On behalf of Players Workshop, I am pleased to announce this year we will be producing the always-popular Diez Minutos festival, from March 17 through March 27. More than 150 plays from around the world were submitted in response to our theme of “Games People Play.” The following six plays from outside San Miguel and two plays by local residents were chosen by our directors:
Andrea Fleck Clardy (Warming Up) Inspired by whims, overheard conversations, memories, and other peoples’ writing, Andrea Fleck Clardy’s short plays have been widely produced. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, she lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and is thrilled to participate in Diez Minutos.
Tom Coash (Kamasutra) Tom is an American playwright and director. He spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting in Cairo, Egypt. Tom has won numerous playwriting awards and his plays have been produced worldwide. His new play Veils received the 2015 Osborn Award from the American Theatre Critics Association.
Constance George (The Audition) Her short plays have been seen in many festivals in New York City, including the 15-Minute Play Festival, and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Her directing credits include Tartuffe, Ancestral Voices, and Outward Bound. She is also a drama coach and actor.
Phoebe Greyson (Friends) Phoebe, a San Miguel resident, has been involved in local theater since 2009. She has appeared in, directed, and produced numerous shows, including one musical review. She and Elaine Rathie wrote Friends for a scene study class they did together in 2006. The play is a reasonably accurate depiction of their relationship.
Mark Harvey Levine (Passed Hordes) Mark has had more than 1,250 productions of his plays around the world from New York to Bucharest to Seoul to London. His plays Surprise and Shades were seen previously in Diez Minutos. A Mexican-made, Spanish-language film of his play The Kiss (El Beso) aired recently on HBO.
Barbara Lindsay (Cupid’s Beau) Barbara Lindsay’s plays have been produced in 33 states, 12 countries, and on every continent except Antarctica. She was a 26-year Los Angelina, living now in Seattle, Washington, married to an amazing man, and ridiculously happy.
Earl T. Roske (Time for a Fix) Earl is a San Francisco Bay area playwright. His short plays have appeared in festivals and contests around the world, from Racine, Wisconsin, to Chennai, India. And now San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He continues to write with the blessing of his wife and the permission of his daughter.
Mark Saunders (Delgado’s Mask). A San Miguel resident, Mark writes short, humorous pieces befitting his height and attention span. His plays have been staged in the US and Mexico, and two of his plays (Who’s on Faust? and Playthings) were published by Smith and Kraus.
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