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CityState
2016


Featuring

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Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Show = "codes"; Title = "TitleOfPlay"
Featuring = ""
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Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
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YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayOpen = "55555"; MonthClose = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayClose = "77777"
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l1/7/17 - Your Swash is Unbuckled - Lewd Loves
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Oglesby, Illinois
November 28, 2016
not 100% certain that this is my play. But the cast size is right.
Student Director Showcase

IVCC Theatre
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348
Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m. - one night only!

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29 at 7pm it's the Student Director Showcase in the IVCC Theatre. Admission is free. Six one acts, all directed by first-time directors (students, alumni, and community members).

MURDER BY MIDNIGHT
directed by Hillari Behren
cast: Chad Brokaw, Melissa Smith, Matt Boehm

6 RMS RIV VU
directed by Karen Faith Foltz-Lesman
cast: Brokaw, Hillari Behrens, Steve Short, and Ashley Hurst

NO ONE'S READY
directed by Ashley Hurst
cast: Karen Lesman, Payton Erricson, Jessica Nelson, Mal Anderson, and Elizabeth Voitik

MIME IN A BOX
directed by Steve Short
cast: Melissa Smith, Steve Short, Jessica Nelson, Payton Erricson

THE WORKER
directed by Chad Brokaw
cast: Taylor Edwards, Elizabeth Voitik, and Matt Boehm

STRANGE NEIGHBORS
directed by Brianna Brooks
cast: Payton Erricson and Sarah Hunter


Karen Faith Foltz-Lesman (post) November 30 at 1:28pm Hillari Behrens project was Murder By Midnight and opened our Directors Showcase with a rousing BANG! Her cast from left to right: Chad Brokaw, Melissa Smith, Matt Boehm Hillari is center between Chad and Matt. Steve Short's Mime In A Box led off the second half of our showcase. His cast from left to right: Melissa Smith, Steve Short, Jessica Nelson, Payton Erricson Karen Faith Foltz-Lesman's show 6 Rms Riv Vu. Left to right Chad Brokaw, Hillari Behrens, Steve Short, and Ashley Hurst. Karen is between Ashley and Steve. Ashley Hurst's show No One's Ready. Left to right: Karen Lesman, Payton Erricson, Jessica Nelson, Mal Anderson, and Elizabeth Voitik. Ashley is next to Karen in the last photo Congratulations to all of the talented casts and their student directors for a great night of one acts at IVCC's Directors Showcase! Thanks as well to the huge crowd--what a great surprise! I'm proud of all of you. DGZ (pictured: the cast of Chad Brokaw's show, THE WORKER. Left to right Taylor Edwards, Elizabeth Voitik, and Matt Boehm--Chad is center.) Brianna Brooks brought Strange Neighbors to the stage in our Directors Showcase this past Tuesday night. Her cast from left to right: Payton Erricson and Sarah Hunter Brianna is in the center.
IVCC Fine Arts:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IVCCFineArts/?fref=nf
Welcome to the Illinois Valley Community College Fine Arts page. While this page is managed by the IVCC Theatre Department, our goal is to post news and events from all area artists, performers, and musicians. (If you have news you'd like to contibute, please email Don Grant Zellmer at dongrantzellmer1@yahoo.com or don_zellmer@ivcc.edu.) We are happy to announce upcoming shows and concerts, as well as auditions and special arts-oriented events in our area and beyond. And of course, we continually post our progress of our shows in our very active Theatre Department. Invite your friends to join! This page is not just for those who participate in the arts, but for those who simply like to attend as well, and all are welcome.
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Burbank, California
Fall 2016
SOME INFORMATION MAY BE INCORRECT


Featuring

Vimeo video posted circa October 2016 (Discovered December 9, 2016):
https://vimeo.com/183409529

The performance is listed on David Fichtenmayer's resume at:
http://nebula.wsimg.com/c0797fde34043aa4155df70960f6f835?AccessKeyId=5294840B813719F9F480&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Murder by Midnight - Dick Piston - Maria Gobetti

The actor lists other credits from the Victory Theatre Center
and director Maria Gobetti has worked with Victory. So maybe that was the producing company, or at least, the space

It's also possible that this was an acting class assignment leading to a performance.

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Featuring = ""
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Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
City = "Burbank"; State = "CA"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Fall"; DayOpen = ""; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Salem, Oregon
FALL 2016

2440 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305

Featuring

I'd like to do this one act for academic purposes, but apart of it is performing it for a paying audience. This is at the high school level, and I will be directing it. I am soon to be sixteen years of age. There will be no recording of it, either. There will be a total of two performances and the tickets will be $5 each, due to their being a total of five one acts being performed in a row. The audience should be about 40 people.
Clues: https://www.facebook.com/robin.hawleybailey went to Douglas McKay High School and lives in Salem Oregon http://mckay.salkeiz.k12.or.us
Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#CityCityCityCity"
Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
City = "CityCityCityCity"; State = "STATECODEinCAPS"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayOpen = "55555"; MonthClose = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayClose = "77777"
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SOURCE: email 11/22/16 from Robin Hawley-Bailey

 


CityState
2016


Featuring


http://trailerwatch.xyz/2016/11/04/murder-by-midnight-film-noir-comedy/
posted November 4, 2016
directed by Hunter Carson
appears to be set in LA.
Hunter Carson was the director of the Youth Company production at Georgetown Little Theatre in 2015
Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
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Featuring = ""
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Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
City = "CityCityCityCity"; State = "STATECODEinCAPS"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayOpen = "55555"; MonthClose = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayClose = "77777"
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Fort Myers, Florida
December 10, 2016
NOTE: They did Revenge of the Magi instead


Featuring

Facemessage 11/5/16 from Bill Taylor: Jeff, Would it be possible to get "Eat your cheerios Jesus" emailed to me? We are doing an Art Walk in December and a friend needs a one-act to perform. If you can send to billandlauren@gmail.com Thank you
Show = "pvm_05"; Title = "Eat Your Cheerios, Jesus"
Show = "codes"; Title = "TitleOfPlay"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#CityCityCityCity"
Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
City = "CityCityCityCity"; State = "STATECODEinCAPS"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayOpen = "55555"; MonthClose = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayClose = "77777"
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Los Angeles, California
October 23, 2016
The 20/20 Musical Revue!

1076 Lillian Way
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sunday @ 7:00 p.m. - one night only!

20/20

A series of 20 FREE special events to celebrate our 20th season! Performances, lobby displays, dance classes, cabarets, and much, much more, drawing from our long and rich history. Keep checking back over the course of the season for more!

Join us as we celebrate Foolish original musicals from the last 20 years!

Featuring music (and other surprises) from Dracula: A Musical Nightmare, Virtual Motion, Bukowsikal!, Gordy Stories, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Louis & Keeley: Live at the Sahara, BeaverQuest: The Musical, Savin' Up For Saturday Night, Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension, CarnEvil: A Gothic, Horror Rock Musical, The Behavior of Broadus, Miravel, Skullduggery : The Musical Prequel to Hamlet AND MORE!!!

Members and friends of the Fools will take us on a retrospective of 20 years of music and fun!

All ages welcome!
Admission is free!

#Fools2020

More musical artists are confirming every day, but so far confirmed are...

Vanessa Stewart, French Stewart, Richard Levinson, Brendan Hunt, Emily Kosloski, Libby Baker, Brenda Varda, Bryan Krasner, John Bobek, Curt Bonnem, Leigh Wulff, Pat Towne, Ryan Johnson, Alyssa Preston, Emily Clark, Devin Sidell, Amir Levi, CJ Merriman, Julia Griswold, John Ballinger, Michael Teoli, Natalie Taylor, David A. Rodwin and MORE!!!

Show = "sat"; Title = "Savin’ Up for Saturday Night"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pnsat16.htm#LosAngeles"
Theatre = "Sacred Fools Theatre"
City = "Los Angeles"; State = "CA"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Oct"; DayOpen = "23"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Lausanne, Switzerland
October 26, 2016
POST IN 2017
interpretive reading
Cafe - Restaurant Le Vaudois
Place de la Riponne 1
Lausanne, Vaud 1005 Switzerland
Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.


Performed by Thierry Morel


9/15/16:

I would like to use your play "Murder by Midnight" as part of a project/presentation I am doing at my local Toastmasters club here in Switzerland. I am working on a project called interpretative reading, part of which is to read a play and interpret the different characters. I am not sure whether you are familiar with Toastmasters or not and I just want to confirm that this project is for a self-development purpose only and there is no money involved. I would like to know if it is ok for me to use your play as part of this project? If not, I will choose something different.


9/16/16

Thank you for your quick reply. I was looking for a 10-15 minute long play with 2-3 characters on Google and ended up on this site where your play was listed: http://www.10-minute-plays.com/cast_size/plays_2_men_1_woman.html

As part of the project, I am meant to impersonate each character. At this stage I am planning/hoping it will be on the 26th of October but I won't have confirmation of that for another 2 weeks. Most of our presentations last around 5-7 minutes but for this one I need a 12-15 minutes slot which is not always easy to get depending on how many people want to speak on the day. I'll be happy to confirm at a later day.


10/24/16:

A short email just to confirm that I will indeed present your play this Wednesday 26th October. Thanks again.

Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#Lausanne"
Theatre = "Toastmasters"
City = "Lausanne"; State = "SWITZERLAND"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Oct"; DayOpen = "26"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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SOURCE: email from Thierry Morel 9/15/16

 


St. Johns, Florida
November 19, 2016
Did not hear back from her so I'm uncertain whether this performance moved forward.
And I'm not sure where I got December from. It APPEARS that district 2 was on
Florida Thespians District 2 - Festival 2017

100 Knights Lane
St. Johns, FL 32259


SUBJ: The Apostle John Script Hello, My friend and I would like to perform this piece at districts this year. I have to turn in the script and I am not sure how to get it. Thank you for your time. -Olivia Fulton

Google hits for "Olivia Fulton" +"thespians": https://twitter.com/troupe6687 https://twitter.com/Jean_Oliviaa Senior @ FIHS september 2016 Fleming Island High School 2233 Village Square Pkwy, Orange Park, Florida 32003 http://fih.oneclay.net http://www.trschools.com/ieast/docs/IE_spring_edition_2012.pdf Toms River Regional Schools spring 2012 https://winnipegisbetterthanchocolate.blogspot.com/2013_12_01_archive.html december 2013
CREEKSIDE DRAMA (TROUP 7346) -- was the host for District 2 https://www.facebook.com/chsdrama7346/ NOV 20 - Dave Jacobs says: Thanks to Creekside High Drama for hosting District 2, yesterday. It was a well organized. Beautiful campus.
Show = "apj"; Title = "Florida Thespians District 2 Festival"
Featuring = "(featuring The Apostle John)"
Link = "plays/pnthespians16.htm#SaintJohns"
Theatre = "Florida State Thespians"
City = "St. Johns"; State = "FL"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Nov"; DayOpen = "19"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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SOURCE: email 9/22/16 from Olivia Fulton

 


Newtown, Connecticut
September 17, 2016
Newtown Arts Festival
Comedy InTENded

Under the Big Tent at Fairfield Hills
Trades Lane
Newtown, CT
NOT SURE IF THIS HAPPENED referred them to YouthPLAYS but it never showed up on their listings
Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 17 - "Comedy Intended" - 10 X 10 Play Festival The third annual Newtown Arts Festival 10 x 10 Play Festival "Comedy Intended" will be presented Saturday evening under the Entertainment Tent at Fairfield Hills at 8 pm. The evening will feature ten ten minute-long and features actors from all over Western Connecticut. Admission is free; reservations are required.

Featuring


My name is Karen E. Steckler. I am one of the producers of an evening of ten-minute plays called "Comedy Intended". It is a small part of the annual month-long celebration of the Arts in Newtown, CT.

We would love to include your play "Murder by Midnight" as one of our offerings. Please let me know the cost of the rights that will grant us permission to share your work with the approximately 150 lucky people. We will certainly do it justice. Our cast consists of non-professional actors and directors and will be performed one night only on September 17th. Admission is free. We look forward to a quick response as we are finalizing our plans. Thank You, Karen E. Steckler, Producer


August 28:
My name is Karen E. Steckler. I am one of the producers of an evening of ten-minute plays called "Comedy Intended". It is a small part of the annual month-long celebration of the Arts in Newtown, CT. We would love to include your play "Murder by Midnight" as one of our offerings. Please let me know the cost of the rights that will grant us permission to share your work with the approximately 150 lucky people. We will certainly do it justice. Our cast consists of non-professional actors and directors and will be performed one night only on September 17th. Admission is free. We look forward to a quick response as we are finalizing our plans. Thank You, Karen E. Steckler, Producer
Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#Newtown"
Theatre = "Newtown Cultural Arts Commission"
City = "Newtown"; State = "CT"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Sep"; DayOpen = "17"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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SOURCE: email from Karen Steckler 7/29/16 second email from Karen Steckler 8/28/16

 


CityState
2016


Dear Jeff,

Fight Master Brian Byrnes suggested I write you directly, I hope you don't mind.

I'm trying to create a searchable database/catalog of fight scenes for use by my students and other students who are taking stage combat classes (specifically for SAFD spt's). The scenes would be used in class only, not for a paying audience. In creating an easily searchable database of scenes it assures students can perform at their best and don't have to take class time to find scenes- they would be able to search on their own from a computer. Using scenes from plays also interests them in wanting to do the full play some time, or at least purchasing a script to read the full play.

I'm starting to contact publishers now, as I've started the database with public domain scripts. If you'd like to check out the database and what I'm referring to please visit http://www.fightcall.com/fight-scenes-static/fight-scenes/ I've also attached a list of the scenes I'd love to include of yours. I have your book Your Swash is Unbuckled and love the scenes!

I'm hoping we can talk about a vastly discounted use for our educational purposes. I can also supply page numbers or any other information you may need. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time,
Andrea Robertson, CT

Jolly Jack Junior Maid’s Made Men Sir Simon’s Second The Amazon Ambassador Bridget of Bristol: The Damsel and This Dress Flouncy’s Fancy Gladiators Glorius Gladiatrix Gossip Harriet Harlowe in the Harlot and the Highwayman
Show = "swash"; Title = "Your Swash is Unbuckled"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#CityCityCityCity"
Theatre = "TheatreTheatreTheatreTheatreTheatre"
City = "CityCityCityCity"; State = "STATECODEinCAPS"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayOpen = "55555"; MonthClose = "MonMonMonMonth"; DayClose = "77777"
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Edmonds, Washington
Spring 2016
(classroom setting)
classroom setting

7600 212th Street SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

5/27/16
Dear Mr. Goode,
I am a high school English teacher with a senior IB class. My students are done with their exams and they are reading plays. May we have permission to present your play in my classroom setting?
Katherine Thompson
Edmonds Woodway High School
Edmonds, WA 98125
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Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#Edmonds"
Theatre = "Edmonds Woodway High School"
City = "Edmonds"; State = "WA"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Spring"; DayOpen = ""; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
May 13, 2016

Best guess: May 12 or 13
(YouTube video posted 5/24/16)
(Facebook photo posted May 13 @ 2:24 pm)
I'm thinking May 13 because it was a Friday (rather than a Thursday) and after adjusting for time zones the photo could have been posted at 8:24 am the next morning (May 14)
Year 2 performances

Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
United Kingdom



Directed by Lucy Jurgis

Tech by Paige Hegarty

DICK PISTON ... Lee Grant
WOMAN IN TOWEL ... Sophie Holmes
BELLHOP ... Ashley Bedford

Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#Huddersfield"
Theatre = "University of Huddersfield"
City = "Huddersfield"; State = "West Yorkshire, ENGLAND"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "May"; DayOpen = "13"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Gambier, Ohio
June 4 & 5, 2016

Independence, Ohio
September 2-5, 2016
NOTE TO SELF: I have not yet set up an AW awards page for these Octa awards
OCTA Regional Festival - Central
Wild, Wild, OCTA - OCTA State Festival

103 College Road
Gambier, OH 43022
Saturday, June 4th


The theatre wants to take the show to OCTA, which is a competitive community theatre thing. I think they need permission to cut it (30 minute section) - should they go thru Sam French on this?
Regional excerpt festivals at which productions are selected to showcase at the State Conference. Click on dates to get registration form. June 4th & 5th Central, Kenyon College June 11th & 12th Northwest, Lima Encore Theatre June 18th Northeast, Hudson Players June 23rd - 25th Southwest, Parrish Auditorium July 9th West, Holland Theatre, Bellfontaine July 10th Southeast

2016 OCTA STATE CONFERENCE Three-day conference over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, with workshops, excerpts and social activities.


Did you miss us? Are you ready for the Northeast to host conference again? You'd better be, because 2016 is our year! We hope to see EVERYONE over Labor Day Weekend at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio, for Wild, Wild OCTA! Make your plans now!

I received the following amateur request to present a 35 minute presentation of SAVIN’ UP FOR SATURDAY NIGHT: THE HONKY TONKY MUSICAL. This would be for the Ohio Community Theater Association Festival in June.

Here are the details of their intended production:

Producing Organization: alcove theater Rightsline Transaction Number: 159096 City, State, zip: mount vernon, OH, 43050 Number of Performances: 1 1st Performance Date - Last Performance Date: Jun 04, 2016 – Jun 04, 2016 Seating: 70 Ticket Prices: USD 0 to $USD 0

Show = "sat"; Title = "Savin’ Up for Saturday Night"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pnsat16.htm#Gambier"
Theatre = "Ohio Community Theatre Association "
City = "Gambier"; State = "OH"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Jun"; DayOpen = "4"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Show = "sat"; Title = "Savin’ Up for Saturday Night"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pnsat16.htm#Independence"
Theatre = "Ohio Community Theatre Association"
City = "Independence"; State = "OH"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Sep"; DayOpen = "2"; MonthClose = "Sep"; DayClose = "5"
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SOURCE:

 


Ames, Iowa
April 14 & 15, 2016
AHS Senior One Acts

1921 Ames High Dr
Ames, IA 50010
Thursday & Friday @ 7:0 p.m.

Posted April 12, 2016 - 11:10pm

Ames High seniors direct one-act plays

By Sarina Rhinehart, Staff Writer
srhinehart@amestrib.com

A group of seven seniors at Ames High School is directing a collection of one-act plays that will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the high school auditorium.

"It's been a lot of fun, and it's absolutely a great learning experience for us seniors," said student director Joey Bingham.

In total, there will be five one-act plays, and the students are accepting freewill donations as admission into the performances, which will be used on new lighting and other necessary upgrades for the high school theatre department.

Bingham said four years ago, there was a drama class for seniors to direct their own one-acts, but after that class was eliminated, teacher Steven Woolery decided to continue the tradition for students.

"I think that a lot of people probably underestimate the work and the knowledge that we have of what we do because we are young but all of us have worked so incredibly hard on these," said senior Ali Sandler, who is directing the one-act play "Love/Sick" about a young couple's first time saying they love each other.

"It's them grappling with their feelings for the first time for each other," Sandler said. "I really enjoyed watching them become the characters and being able to shape that and knowing I had a role in that was really amazing."

Seniors Olivia Leslie and Morgan Mulford are co-directing the one-act play, "From the Mouths of Babes."

"It's about a group of PK kids in a daycare, and one of them is in timeout and he decides that he wants to kill his teacher," Leslie said. "It has been really fun to watch them come along as a cast and build their characters."

Mulford said it has been nice having a co-director because they have the same vision and goals for the show.

"We decided we wanted a smaller show because it'd be a more intimate setting and the cast could get to know each other better," Mulford said.

The pair said one of the challenges of directing is keeping the cast on task.

"It's hard when you're their director but also their peer because they don't necessary see you as someone who should be in charge," Leslie said.

Senior Angela Dunkin, who is directing the play, "10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today," said directing has been stressful because she had a cast member drop out the week of the performances and had to find a replacement quickly.

Dunkin said she picked this play because it's funny and provided flexibility in the roles. The performance focuses around high school students who don't like school and explain why sick days are needed.

For Bingham, these one-act plays are a great experience the seniors can add to their resumes. Bingham said he has been in more than 30 productions, but while attending Iowa State University next year, he already has plans to serve as an assistant director for a production.

For his one-act play, he selected "Murder by Midnight," which centers around a hotel detective investigating several murders.

"There are a lot of twists that I really enjoy," Bingham said. "I ended up with a really great cast."

http://amestrib.com/news/ames-high-seniors-direct-one-act-plays

Featuring

Directed by Joey Bingham

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Featuring = ""
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SOURCE: http://amestrib.com/news/ames-high-seniors-direct-one-act-plays

 


Concord, New Hampshire
March 22, 2016
Stage Lynx: One Act Plays
Sweeney Auditorium

31 College Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.


An evening of student-directed theater, including:

  • The Game, directed by Tess Swindell. A dramatic gamble between Life and Death, with love on the line.
  • , directed by Kiefer Archambault. With only 10 minutes left to his shift, Dick Piston, Hotel Detective, must solve one last murder in this short comedy!
  • Assorted Improv Games, lead by Davi Penny. A small group of Stage Lynx members will perform improv games. Audience participation encouraged!
Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#Concord"
Theatre = "New Hampshire Technical Institute"
City = "Concord"; State = "NH"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Mar"; DayOpen = "22"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
March 17, 2016
Not So Senior Scenes

301 Hawthorne Rd NW
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Featuring

Hello! My name is Camilla Wheeless and I am a senior at RJ Reynolds High school. I'm asking about the preformance rights to Murder by Midnight for the night of March 22nd for my school's "Senior Scenes". Thank you so much!

An event called Not So Senior Scenes is listed on the school calendar on March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=288031974649054&story_fbid=759809917471255 Come to the Black Box Theatre tonight at 7 for a FREE performance by the Proficient Theatre Students--"Not So Senior Scenes". Donations are accepted to help with the costs of this summer's theatre trip to the FRINGE Festival in Scotland (did you know that RJR Theatre students are performing in Edinburgh this summer?)

Show = "dphd dp_10min"; Title = "Murder By Midnight"
Featuring = ""
Link = "pndphd16.htm#WinstonSalem"
Theatre = "Reynolds High School"
City = "Winston-Salem"; State = "NC"
YearOpen = "2016"; MonthOpen = "Mar"; DayOpen = "17"; MonthClose = ""; DayClose = ""
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Lowell, Massachusetts
May 5 & 6, 2016

SOLUTION: Okay, so Glen Cotes directed Murder by Midnight in the Little Left of Center Fest at Middlesex Community College in 2016.
Though Glen contacted me about rights, he never followed through on my instructions. This apparently led the school to believe that they already had permission OR did not require permission and so another student Linsey Callan directed the play in the same festival at Middlesex Community College in 2017
However, Linsey did acquire the rights through YouthPLAYS

Little Left of Centerfest 2016

33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
Thursday & Friday @ 7:00 p.m.


Join the MCC Theatre department in welcoming short student directed plays back-to-back-to-back! Performance is at 7PM on Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at the Burgoyne Theatre in Downtown Lowell. The Plays! "The Further Adventures (but not much further) of Dick Piston, Hotel Detective" by Jeff Goode and Directed by Glen Cote In a smokey backlit room and the 2nd floor of the Lakeview Hotel, you'll find Dick Piston...Hotel Detective, a two-bit private eye down on his luck about to get a case bigger than he can handle. Are things as they appear? Is his reality our own? How is he so dashing? This detective has less than ten minutes to solve a brutal murder for a nude widow, or lose his case to the day shift. "The Bottles On My Desk" Directed and written by Owen Sherrin is about a man named Liszt who battles his addiction represented by a girl. His dear friend and employer Riley tries to help him as much as possible so the addiction does not take over his life. "The Tarantino Variation" by Seth Kramer, Directed by Joshua Ray What happens when three mobsters have to take each other out? Three men are stuck in a stalemate because they have to take out one of the other guys. These three men do not now each other, so none of them want to back down. The men want to show how tough they really are. "The Role of Della" by John Booten, Directed by Mark Njoroge This play is about two women who are auditioning. In the audition room, Emma impersonates a casting agent while Elizabeth happens to befall for her trickery. While auditioning, Emma puts Elizabeth through hell, hardly giving her any time. "And So it Goes" by Anthony Febo, Directed by Tangiene Nyereyegona Two individuals express the difficulty of heartbreak and the challenges of moving on from a failed relationship. "Overdose" Directed and written by Lenny Thelusma It's one of those nights that was going so well, and one wrong decision took a turn for the worst. Things escalte quickly. "Fighting Perfection" Directed and written by Katrina Skidmore is your average love story, and yet not quite. We follow the rise and decline of a relationship between two teenagers who only see each other face to face a few times. From love and infatuation to hatred and despair, this story captures moments of their strange courtship. "Stone Cold & Warm Shoulders" Directed and written by Victoria Tham is a dramatic comedy about two"grown-up" foster care runaways who fell out of love and continuously seek each others company, even though they know it'll never work out between them. A simple meeting in Luna's office mends some needed closure that had been causing a rift between these two ex-lovers for years. Is love a choice, or a feeling? Luna and Marissa find out what it means to be incompatible soulmates. "The Tale of the Drunken Kabukimono" Directed and written by Jose Mojica The Year is 1582, three months before the Honno-ji Incident (June 21, 1582/Death of Oda Nobunaga/Betrayal of Akechi Mitsuhide). Everything seemed to be in peace. Then, reports of a serial-killing drunkard guising as a kabukimono begin to arise. The killer slaughters those in his way for the possible speculation of either money, power, or revenge. Tale of the Drunken Kabukimono Directed and written by Jose Mojica Cast: Maya Sisodia, Evan Moll, Julia,Martyn Pat McCarthy, Mike Regan The Role of Della by John Booten Directed by Mark Njoroge Cast: Maya Sisodia, Luna Reisbeck The Bottles on My Desk Directed and written by Owen Sherrin Cast: Luna Resibeck, Kali Johns, Michael Sobrado Stone Cold and Warm Shoulders Directed and written by Victoria Tham Cast: Maeve Hannon, Monica Liao Fighting Perfection Directed and written by Katrina Skidmore Cast: Monica Liao, Tyler Dodge Overdose Directed and written by Lenny Thelusma Cast: Kali Johns, Daniel Hill, Michael Buckley, Eric Tate And So it Goes by Anthony Febo Directed by Tangiene Nyereyegona Cast: Maeve Hannon, Tyler Dodge The Tarantino Variation by Seth Kramer Directed by Joshua Ray Cast: Mike Regan, Kyle Cregg, Ryan Belanger Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode Directed by Glen Cote Cast: Steve Pierce, Michael Sobrado, Jamie Picon
Featuring

Directed by Glen Cote
Cast: Steve Pierce, Michael Sobrado, Jamie Picon
I'm a directing student at Middlesex Community College in Lowell Massachusetts. I read your play Murder By Midnight and instantly fell in love. I would love the opportunity to direct this play, with your blessing of course. If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to shoot me a text or give me a call on my cell. This play is hilarious and I would love to make it come to life.
https://www.facebook.com/The-MCC-Theatre-Department-153750234636237/ Glen Cote https://www.facebook.com/glen.lindfors.cote
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Chesapeake, Virginia
May 4-7, 2016
Spring One Acts

301 West Hanbury Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Spring line up. 7pm shows. Saturday will be in Cape Charles. Details forthcoming.


Shelley Nowacek: It's probably going to be our competition piece. The ideas are already in motion. And we LOVE it and laughed hard at a read through. Keep ya posted!
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SOURCE: Great Bridge Theatre Company Facebook posts 2/11/16

 


CityState
January 23, 2016
(and possibly February 6, 2016)

501 Buchanan Ave Wapello, Iowa 52653

4545 Wenig Road NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Ensemble Acting:

directed by Lynn Loula
Kaitlin Roush
Logan Hanson
Reid Basten


DISTRICT LARGE GROUP Contest Date: January 23, 2016 Wapello High School 501 Buchanan Ave Wapello, Iowa 52653-1301 Contest Manager: Jane Bostian Business Phone: (319) 527-1107 Home Phone: (319) 759-0379 e-mail: jane.bostian@wapellocsd.org

STATE LARGE GROUP Contest Date: February 6, 2016 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School 4545 Wenig Road NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 Contest Manager: Melissa Osborn Business Phone: (319) 558-3153 Cell Phone (319) 640-5461 mosborn@cr.k12.ia.us


http://kciiradio.com/2016/02/washington-students-receive-all-state-honors/
Washington Students Receive All-State Honors
Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Washington High School's musical theatre speech group recently received a Division I rating and has now been announced as a recipient of All-State honors. The group performed "Finding Neverland" about the man who wrote Peter Pan and it was directed by Washington Middle School choir director Jonathan Runaas. Speaking of his team, he said they put in a lot of work to create a wonderful musical theater piece and they've earned their trip to All-State.
The students include Logan Hanson, Cale Rausch, Lena Adams, Libby Schnicker and Gracie Cleverly. They are a non-performing group, meaning they've been invited to the All-State Festival in Ames later this month to receive their award but they will not perform at that time.

One Act Play: Viral directed by Lynn Loula
Lena Adam
Nayra Lujano
Kaitlin Roush
Libby Schnicker
Abby Schnicker
Grace Miller
Rio Lujano
Kyle Schindler
Cody Chalupa
Jose Reyes
Chloe Schlatter
Daniela Diaz

Ensemble Acting: Murder by Midnight directed by Lynn Loula
Kaitlin Roush
Logan Hanson
Reid Basten

Musical theatre: Finding Neverland directed by Jonathan Runaas
Logan Hanson
Cale Rausch
Lena Adam
Libby Schnicker
Gracie Cleverley

Improvisational Acting directed by Robin Flattery
Grace Miller
Cody Chalupa
Jose Reyes
Daniela Diaz

https://sites.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/washingtonhighschool/ Washington High School 1111 S B Avenue Washington, IA 52353 School facebook page: (Feb 5th) Tomorrow Washington Speech Team is competing at State in Cedar Rapids. Good luck Speech Team
http://www.ihssa.org/calendar2016.pdf
IHSSA dates for 2015-2016

JANUARY 23, 2016 - DISTRICT LARGE GROUP CONTEST
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 - STATE LARGE GROUP CONTEST
FEBRUARY 20, 2016 - ALL-STATE FESTIVAL LARGE GROUP EVENTS IOWA STATE CENTER, AMES
http://www.ihssa.org/all_state_nominations.html They are in the SOUTHEAST region

http://www.ihssa.org/selgdist16.pdf STATE LARGE GROUP Contest Date: February 6, 2016 Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School 4545 Wenig Road NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 Contest Manager: Melissa Osborn Business Phone: (319) 558-3153 Cell Phone (319) 640-5461 mosborn@cr.k12.ia.us

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SOURCE: http://kciiradio.com/2016/02/washington-students-receive-all-state-honors/

 


Springfield, Illinois
Fall 2016

Springfield, IL

Featuring

Jan 19, 2016:
Hey Jeff,

We have had a great time doing your "Swash" plays these past years. We have gone through many of them in your two books, plus the ones you wrote for our Steam Punk project.

I am thinking a bit about the fall of next year….

Are you at all interested in or are you developing new "Swash" plays?

Mark Hardiman
Professor, Theatre
Lincoln Land Community College


I may not be starting as early as you think. The earliest I would do auditions would be Sept. 7. I usually try to build these shows around the talent I have. So late start is actually fine, also, if I have to, we can bring back some old favorites. I do love to work on new stuff and like to have students get the chance to see new material from living playwrights. So, if you think that may work, I'd be willing to work with that. Also, I have no problem working in re-writes as we go. I think it is a great experience for students. I have to tell you, our illustrious Governor attended our last Swash--the first half of it anyway. I think the Prince and the Poppies got to him, probably a bit close to home. It does say something about the lack of grace in power that is the hallmark of his administration. I do so appreciate your writing and the way you expouse true humanism exemplified in your work through snark and satire. That said, the show did remarkably well. LLCC does not have a theatre--long story--so we use the Hoogland Center for the Performing Arts. It is a multi-space venue and we basically beg for space and they provide it when they can. We had a run that was W, TH, FRI and the space producer was really pleased with the attendance--all considered.
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Wyoming?
Spring 2016


This is Jessica Archambeau again, I emailed you a while ago asking if I could use your monologue "Moses Impression" for state drama (which by the way, went very well, I got 8th place!).I was emailing you again to ask if I could use another piece of yours for a few speech tournaments. The piece I'm talking about is Vixens monologue from The Eight Reindeer monologues. I don't have the entire script, and just found an excerpt of it in my speech room so I wanted to get your permission before going forward with it. I would have to change some of the language to cooperate with the NFL rules, but I love the message of the monologue and it's very well written.

According to:
http://www.whsaa.org/stateevents/speech/statespeech.asp There is a State Speech event March 10-12 in Buffalo WY. This is the only speech even listed. (Although this is not the NFL site, I note that they do list the Drama Event from Dec 2015, so it's possible that this site offers a comprehensive list of HS activities)
According to: http://www.speechanddebate.org/aspx/calendar.aspx?navid=563&pnavid=156 the following tournaments are in Wyoming:
Jan 29-30 - Casper - Mustang Classic @ Natrona
Feb 5-6 - Jackson - Jackson Hole High School Tournament
Feb 5-6 - Newcastle - Newcaslte High School Tournament
Feb 12-13 - Cheyenne - Cheyenne South Varsity Tournament
Feb 19-20 - Rawlins - Rawlins High School Tournament
Feb 26-27 - Greybull - Greybull High School Tournament
Feb 26-27 - Afton - Star Valley Tournament
Mar 4-5 - Worland - Worland High School Tournament
Mar 10-12 - tba - Wyoming State Tournament
Mar 17-19 - Riverton - Wind River NSDA District Tournament

There's a list of all the tournaments we're going to at this site; http://www.cheyenneeastspeechanddebate.com/tournaments.html. Most of theme are in Wyoming, but a few of the bigger ones are in Colorado and other states. January 29-30 Casper Natrona casper_natrona_travel_plans.docx Download File February 5-6 Newcastle newcastle_travel_plans.docx Download File February 6 Denver School of the Arts denver_school_of_the_arts_travel_plans.docx Download File February 12-13 South February 19-20 Rawlins February 19-20 Eaglecrest (CO) February 25-27 Districts (North Platte, NE) March TBA East Alumni Night March 10-12 State (Buffalo) June 10-19 Nationals (Salt Lake City, UT)

Dear Mr. Goode,
Hello! My name is Jessica Archambeau. I emailed you earlier this year asking if I could use the monologue Moses Impression for state drama. Well, I just found out that I am going to nationals in comedic monologue! It is for the International Thespian Festival. I was hoping to get your permission to continue doing your monologue at the festival. I would love to be able to showcase it to more people!
Thanks so much,
Jessie
International Thespian Festival
https://www.schooltheatre.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=93ad38a7-a3b7-4973-8b01-ba33aadb9e2c&EventTypeKey=&Home=/events/calendar
When: Jun 20 - 25
Where: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1400 R Street, Lincoln, NE, US
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SOURCE: email from Jessica Archambeau 1/29/15

 


CityState
2016


Featuring

Alejandro Padilla is doing Murder by Midngith for 2016 ACTF. I've already put it in the plays/ folder, but besure to link it using PLAYS UPCOMING once I have the correct regional festival.

Okay, the only thing I have left to do is see if I can identify the VENUE for the Irene Ryans and see if I want to post that rather than all three schools. And maybe rearrange how the PN page looks. Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 1-3 Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 4-7 Monday February 15, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 8-10 Tuesday February 16, 2016 9:00am - 11:50am Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 11-14 Tuesday February 16, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 15-17 Tuesday February 16, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Semi-Final Round Thursday February 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Semi-Final Round Response Thursday February 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:20pm Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Finals Friday February 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:30pm King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

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Roanoke, Virginia
September 4, 2016
NO GOODE SCRIPTS in 2016
Starcropolis
Mill Mountain Star
Roanoke, VA

Just sent Ernie's ad for Starcropolis!

The submission criteria has been tweaked a tiny bit, and I thought I'd share it:

a) All work must be related to the Roanoke Star in some fashion, , and should take place at or near the star.

b) All work must be family friendly.

c) Please keep in mind the plays will be performed in an outdoor space initially.

d) Starrycorps podcasts are available for inspiration. Also ideas sparked by news stories about the star. Playwrights are encouraged to directly adapt any of these podcasts or stories into short plays, monologues, or other theatrical forms. True stories personal to the writer are also encouraged. Original/fictional work is also encouraged

e) Scripts must be written in accepted playwriting format

f) Please do NOT submit PDF's; do submit fdx files.

g) Monologues, 10-Minute plays, and short plays will be accepted.

h) Themes may run the gamut from humorous to poignant. Not looking only for sketches, but well thought out pieces.

i) Deadline: Dec. 1

j) Please email to Starcropolis@gmail.com

I also wanted to share this link to the recorded star stories. So far there are only a few voice recordings and emailed stories. Attached is an annotated bibliography (sort of prompts) and the two news files that accompany them, as well as a star story!

Thanks again,

Kevin

Http://bit.ly/starcropolisfiles


Calling all playwrights, writers, and storytellers! Be part of STARCROPOLIS!

The is ready to climb a mountain with Starcropolis. It's bigger than anything we've ever tackled in our ongoing mission to use theatre to galvanize a community, using new work to entertain and inspire an audience.

Starcropolis is a unique theatrical event designed to throw live theatre into the consciousness of an entire community in a totally unique way (well maybe not totally unique to the ancient Greeks). Annually, the Greeks would ascend the highest hill in the city, the acropolis, and gather together under the sky in glorious amphitheaters. There they would bear witness to great dramas and comedies, helping them understand each other and their complicated world, while sharing a profound moment of connection.

So now Roanoke will gather and ascend our acropolis...Mill Mountain, and sit below our great neon Parthenon, the Star, to witness stories that will bring laughter and maybe a few tears, while reminding us that we are all together in our attempt to navigate this amazing and complex world we share.

Starcropolis will be presented by the Hollins Theatre Institute, with the City of Roanoke, and others.

The Inspiration

In a world where electronic connection overshadows human connection, it's our goal to show how the live theatre event is more important than ever. Stories and characters are a source of inspiration much needed in today's world, and sharing them through the live theatre event where people sit together breathing the same air and experiencing the same magical moment is one of the most potent ways to connect, energize and inspire a community. And we believe it's our stories, those that come directly from the community that are the most important. So we are launching a new phenomenon for our region: Star Stories.

The Writers and Playwrights

Starcropolis will celebrate the writers and storytellers who invent ways to share these stories. You are the great communicators who can connect an audience and an entire community. Playwrights, novelists, short story writers, journalists, storytellers, folk-writers and writers of all genres are invited to submit material. Anyone with a story and a vision is encouraged to participate. Playwright's from the Kennedy Center award winning Playwrights Lab at Hollins University will lead the way.

The Source: the Roanoke Star

At its best, theatre can be personal and universal at the same time. The Roanoke Star is weirdly universal, and connects everyone who lives in the area, or even passes through. Everyone has some relationship to, or at least an attitude about this wonderfully crazy phenomenon that shines over our valley. And some of us have great stories directly related to the Star. An entire audience that surrounds Roanoke, Virginia is connected by this much-loved icon. We all see it, sometimes several times a day...it brings comfort, it brings smiles, it brings perspective when you stand at the lookout and see your world in front of your eyes. The view makes you want to fly. It's a place where confessions slip out, jokes are played, epiphanies are reached, joyful proclamations are made, and souls are revealed. People go up there for first dates, to make important phone calls, to get engaged, decide to divorce, break the news about a coming baby...people have even gotten married up there.

A city official recently shared that when his son was headed off to college, he and his best friends went out for one last night of celebration before they scattered in different directions. When his dad asked him where they went, he said, "the Star." It isn't hard to imagine the dialogue as these guys tried to say goodbye to each other and the only life they'd known, while anticipating the unfolding of a new life beyond Roanoke and the neon glow of the Star.

A professor at Hollins who just became an empty nester said every year on the first day of school since kindergarten, he would wake up his two daughters at 5:30, and in their pajamas they'd go to the star. They would stand at the lookout and while gazing at the awe-inspiring view, they'd talk about all their hopes and dreams for the coming school year. This annual ritual lasted until both girls left for college, leaving an indelible imprint on them all. He said it was sometimes a little awkward when they'd stop at a restaurant for breakfast, where people would stare at this motley crew eating pancakes while still in their pajamas.

The Event

Starcropolis is a theatre festival designed to energize, inspire and unite an audience...a community... in a way that only live theatre can. On September 4, 2016 Mill Mountain will come alive with theatre.

We will assemble material for three separate stages that will be erected on top of Mill Mountain. Each stage will showcase several short plays, monologues, story-telling pieces, and even songs (in the vicinity of 5 to 10 minutes each) all set at the star. The main-stage event will be created by a team of artists from the Hollins Theatre Institute under the direction of Ernie Zulia, in collaboration with a team of theatre professionals from Mill Mountain Theatre. The main stage will be erected on the site where the original Mill Mountain Playhouse stood. Regional audiences were entertained there for years before it burned to the ground in 1976. This tragic event lead to its triumphant move to Center In The Square in downtown Roanoke, where the much loved theatre is currently celebrating it's 50th anniversary.

Two satellite stages, called "Fifty Folding Chairs" will feature more work from our pool of submissions mounted by Roanoke's fine community theatres, colleges, high schools and churches. Other whimsical and fun elements of the festival will include a theatrical walk up to the mountaintop along the ascension trail , with performances called "Star Bursts" along the way. This will be bookended with a torchlight descent following the performances. And among other fun events will be a "Starry-okee" stage featuring karaoke versions of songs with "stars" in them from Stardust to Starry Night to Twinkle Twinkle.

Additional performances during Labor Day weekend are being considered at Mill Mountain Theatre, Center In The Square.

The Primary Resource for Inspiration:
Star Stories gathered and archived by Roanoke Public Libraries

As a very important first step towards Starcropolis, the Roanoke Public Library has launched "Star Stories," which we have lovingly knick-named "Starry-Corp," after the brilliant NPR phenomenon, Story Corp. The fantastic library team, headed by Nathan Flinchum in The Virginia Room will be gathering hundreds, hopefully thousands of Star Stories, both oral histories and written stories, from individuals throughout the community. They will be archived digitally, in print and recorded voice. These stories will be made available to the playwrights and writers as inspirational material for the original pieces that will be featured at Starcropolis.

Playwrights can adapt stories directly, build off ideas these stories spark, or create original material that is totally fictional but captures the spirit of Star Stories. Pieces will all be set at the star, and should be 5 to 10 minutes in length.

Dates, Deadlines, Details

The first ever Starcropolis is scheduled for a one day event on Labor Day weekend, September 4, 2016. We will workshop some of the material as works-in-progress during the 2016 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works in January 2016, where we will put Star Stories in front of workshop audiences. Although we will continue to accept stories through early spring, work submitted by December 1, 2015 will receive priority consideration.

All stories collected by the library will be made available to Starcropolis writers for adaptation and/or inspiration. Waivers will be signed by owners of the stories for their work to be adapted in any way for the Starcropolis event only. For Further information on how to access these stories, contact:
Kevin Ferguson, Starcropolis Dramaturg, Hollins Theatre Institute:
Starcropolis@gmail.com or FergusonKD@hollins.edu

People from throughout the region will be submitting oral histories or written Star Stories to the library by calling (540) 632-2203 to leave a recording or call (540) 853-2073 or email virginiaroom@gmail.com to make an appointment. In addition, they can record a Star story at http://roanokeva.gov/virginiaroom.

For more on Starcropolis, check out the Roanoke Times article:
http://www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertainment/columns_and_blogs/columns/arts_and_extras/arts-extras-hollins-theatre-roanoke-public-libraries-seeking-to-stage/article_45ad71a8-b3db-59b2-bc2e-945e01111ca1.html

STARCROPOLIS An epic live theatre event on top of Mill Mountain featuring Star Stories-A collection of exciting new plays centered around the one thing all Roanokers have in common-our crazy and much-loved Star. Sunday September 4, 2016. Presented by the Hollins Theatre Institute with the City of Roanoke and Mill Mountain Theatre
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