The 2017 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 13 to 16, 2017
Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the seventh annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each! And now our audiences will get to pick the winners!
Now in its its seventh year, this annual new-works play festival received nearly 150 submissions for the 2017 outing. Our volunteer judges have read all of these subsmissions and have chosen the eight finalist plays. All the plays submitted had two things in common — each was 10 minutes long and each featured a box of tarot cards. The tarot cards served as the “inspiration” for this year’s contest. This item, or prop, was chosen by the audience members who attended last year's 8x10 TheatreFest.
THE 2017 WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Right after the final performance on Sunday, July 16, 2017, all of the ballots from the weekend's three performances were tallied, and the winners — as determined by the audience members — were announced!
FIRST-PLACE WINNER ($350)
Good Surprises by Elizabeth Mowers of Mogadore, OH
Directed by Bill Morgan and Samantha Gates
Featuring Al Klesh, Pat Robertell-Hudson and Scott K. Davis
SECOND-PLACE WINNER ($250)
Psych Nick by Scott Lummer of Santa Rosa, CA
Directed by Kyla Williger and Brandi Eaton
Featuring Stephanie Cargill, Matthew Heppe and Brandi Eaton
THIRD-PLACE WINNER ($150)
Ghost of a Chance by Tamara Benson of Strasburg, OH
Directed by Brian Westerley and Harriet DeVeto
Featuring Chelby Benson, Beth Gaiser and Marci Paolucci
THE FIVE RUNNERS-UP
Listed in alphabetical order by title:
Good Things by Peter J. Stavros of Louisville, KY
Directed by Melanie Pepe
Featuring Tom Stephan, James Rizopulos and Mason Shuman
Magical Thinking by Joel Adlen of Richmond, CA
Directed by Joshua Larkin
Featuring Patty Rhodes and Adam Alderson
The Blue Album by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, CA
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Featuring Chris Macchione, Dede Klein and Benjamin Mehalik
The Emperor’s New Car by Barry Wood of Navenby, Licolnshire, United Kingdom
Directed by Jay Sigler
Featuring Pam Daerr, Brooke Lytton and Tari Lyn Bergoine
The Unfortunate Teller by Jeff Dunne of Eldersburg, MD
Directed by April Deming
Featuring Gabriel Riazi and Caitlyn Bradley
THE AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR NEXT YEAR'S PROP
At the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest, the audience members chose a sock monkey as the "inspirational prop" to be incorporated into the plays for the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest!
Attention aspiring playwrights: Information about the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest will be posted here on the Weathervane Playhouse website soon.
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THE CAST and DIRECTORS
"CONFESSIONS AT THE AVENUE P. BARBER SHOP"
PETER A. BALASKAS
WILL C. CROSBY
"MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE"
VIVIAN C. LERMOND
SCOTT K. DAVIS
"PORT CITY BLUES"
SCOTT K. DAVIS
T. MASON BROWN
"THIRD WINDOW FROM THE RIGHT"
"VERY PRIVATE DETECTION"
CARL L. WILLIAMS
ADAM C. ALDERSON
ALEX J. NINE