A hitwoman, a barber and Schrödinger walk onto stage…
What happens next? Weathervane’s annual 8x10 TheatreFest, of course!
These were the scenarios of just some of the eight plays which were presented at Weathervane Playhouse on July 15 to 17, 2016, at the sixth annual 8x10 TheatreFest.
The sixth annual new-works play festival received 160 submissions from 29 states and five countries including Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
All the plays had two things in common — each was 10 minutes long and each featured an envelope of cash. The cash-filled envelope served as the “inspiration” for this year’s contest.
After receiving 160 submissions for this year's contest, volunteer judges read and chose the top-eight plays. The top three playwrights and their plays — as determined by audience vote — receive $150, $250 and $350, respectively.
Audience members at the three 2016 performances also got to vote for the special prop “inspiration” for the 2017 competition.
THE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED, AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Myrtle Beach Sunrise by Vivian C. Lermond of Columbus, Ohio
Directed by April Deming
Featuring Pat Robertell-Hudson, Marci Paolucci, and Scott K. Davis
Third Window from the Right by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, CADirected by Brandi Eaton
Featuring Kyla Williger and Mason Shuman
Port City Blues by Jody McColman of Portland, ME
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Featuring Joshua Larkin, Rose Gabriele, and Jay Sigler
The Five Runners-Up
Adorable Doris by Irwin Rosenblum of Sacramento, CA
Directed by William Morgan
Featuring Adam C. Alderson, Lacy Sexton, and Pat Robertell-Hudson
Confessions at the Avenue P Barber Shop by Peter A. Balaskas of Clearwater, FL
Directed by Will C. Crosby and Joshua Larkin
Featuring Ralph Cooley and Tony Heffner
Schrodinger's Cash by Barry Wood of Navenby, Lincolnshire, UK
Directed by Jay Sigler and Kyla Williger
Featuring John Williamson, Sue Jeromson, and Danielle Gruhler
Shadowplay by T. Mason Brown of Akron, OH
Directed by Brian Westerley
Featuring MacKenzie Bogusch, Daniel Walker, and Nathan Hach
Very Private Detection by Carl L. Williams of Houston, TX
Directed by Chanda Porter and Greg Emanuelson
Featuring Adam C. Alderson, Alex J. Nine, and Shani Ferry
AND THE PROP CHOSEN FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL 8X10 THEATREFEST IS...
A Deck of Tarot Cards!