10 Plays, 10 Minutes, 10 Actors, 10 Years!
“Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country.” Mike Folie, Playwright.
10 By 10 in the Triangle is The ArtsCenter’s international festival of new, 10-minute plays. This 10th installment of theatrical shorts brings to the Triangle the very best of the increasingly popular 10-minute format. From over 900 original scripts submitted from all over the United States and the world—including Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Russia, and Italy—a panel of theatre artists has selected 10 plays for this production.
From super heroes to Greek gods, Hamlet’s Ghost to guardian angels, this year’s plays examine everything from relationships, to family dynamics, job security, the meaning of life and life at the end of the world.
10 By 10 in the Triangle features regional and world premieres from playwrights as far away as Alaska, California, Texas, Iowa, Ohio, Rhode Island, New York, Georgia as well as two from right here in the Triangle. Ian Finley, playwright of Suspense, is the Director of Education for Burning Coal Theatre, as well as their resident playwright. And John Paul Middlesworth, playwright of Exit Right, is not only a Chapel Hill man, he is also a member of the Playwrights Roundtable, The ArtsCenter’s resident playwrights lab. 10 By 10 is, after all, international theatre at its most local.
All plays in 10 By 10 in the Triangle offer the audience a riveting, surprising, and unforgettable experience; all in less than 10 minutes. Get your seats court-side for these feats of theatricality!
Guest Directors: Jeff Aguiar, Chris Chiron, Leslie Cloninger, Mark Filiaci, Sylvia Mallory, Carolyn McDaniel, Meredith Sause, Jeri Lynn Schulke
The Ensemble: Chris Chiron, Kelsey Didion, Matt Garner, Susannah Hough, Kelsey Kallang, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Brook North, Page Purgar, Ros Schwartz, Geraud Staton.
Production Team: Jenn Evans (Production Stage Manager), Joseph Amodei (Lighting Designer), Leslie Fann (Rehearsal Stage Manager), Julie Mayberry (Properties Designer), Jeri Lynn Schulke (Producer), Nathan Logan (Sound Designer/Musician), Katie Anderson (Costume Designer).
July 8-10 & July 15-17
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
JULY 9, Playwright Gala: Chat with local, regional, and national playwrights at a post-show discussion and reception catered by Milltown and Southern Rail and sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott.
JULY 16, Meet the Artists: Mingle with the cast, directors, and production team at a post-show discussion and reception.
10 By 10 in the Triangle Productions:
Dating 101 by Tom Deiker (Iowa)
Two guardian angels steer their charges through a first date.
Duo by Tom Moran (Alaska)
Will Rockman and Gravel Girl save the day? Tune in to find out.
Exit Right by John Paul Middlesworth (North Carolina)
A sage on his deathbed runs into difficulties with his last words to the world.
Ghost Lite by Justin Warner (New York)
A comic rewrite of Hamlet, Act One, Scene 5.
Jinxed by K. Alexa Mavromatis (Rhode Island)
A post-apocalyptic fight over whoopee pies…and so much more.
Suspense by Ian Finley (North Carolina)
Murder, Scandal, Bananas Foster. A quiet night with the family.
The Beginning by Tom Swift (California)
A love story in ten minutes.
The Coyote Stratagem by Guadalupe Flores (Texas)
A couple hash out the end of their relationship by using some unusual strategies.
The Sum of Your Experience by Trace Crawford (Ohio)
Your money or your life? You might not be able to take either with you.
Weight of the World by Eddie Zipperer (Georgia)
Atlas discovers that the Earth may not need as much help as he thought.
$14 General Admission, $16 Day of Show
$12 ArtsClub Members
$10 Students (K-College)/Seniors (62+), $12 Students (K-College)/Seniors (62+) Day of Show
WHERE: THE ARTSCENTER, 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
929-2787 ext 201 or www.artscenterlive.org