|Student playwrights featured in festival of one-act plays|
|Monday, October 03, 2011|
“Long Story Shorts”includes dramas and comedies, with characters ranging from a young woman who refuses to talk to a nervous suitor who talks too much.
Student playwrights will take center stage in the festival, which will showcase their one-act plays Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 6-9) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Long Story Shorts: The First Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays” willinclude six 10-minute plays written by seniors in the writing for the screen and stage minor: Ariel Butters, Cole Hammack, Matthew Krantz, Ross Maloney, Jennifer Morgan and Laura Stoltz.
The free public plays, in Studio 6 of Swain Hall, will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door, and seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. The writing for the screen and stage program in the communication studies department, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, is sponsoring the festival.
Acting program director Dana Coen envisions the festival as an annual event that will showcase young writers.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for the students to move beyond the classroom and experience the development of their work in a more active, collaborative environment,” said Coen, also the festival director.