Summer Shorts returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights. Representing some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents, Summer Shorts celebrates theater, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles and subject matter.
Summer Shorts 2015 offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory.
Written and directed by Neil LaBute
With Clea Alsip and J.J. Kandel
A man and a woman meet on a wooded path while jogging. Is it an accident or something planned? Is it the first time or the hundredth? 10K is a suburban mystery shot through with humor and tension and desire.
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Stephen Brackett
With Zuzanna Szadkowski, Michelle Beck, Meg Gibson, and Kellie Overbey
Once a year in September, Alice, Christa and Kelly gather at a small downtown coffee shop for breakfast. There the three woman catch up on each other's lives and remember another September morning many years ago.
Glenburn 12 WP
By Vickie Ramirez
Directed by Kel Haney
With W. Tre Davis and Tanis Parenteau
A Native American woman and a Black man walk into a bar taking refuge from the "die-in" protests at Grand Central over police brutality. With the pub deserted and bartender strangely absent, these two strangers have their run of the place. But as the liquor starts to flow, so do some inconvenient truths.
The proud producer of Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters. They are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Under the artistic leadership of J.J. Kandel, their mission is to preserve the art of storytelling by providing opportunities for established professionals to share their experiences and knowledge with emerging theater artists. They are committed to fostering and preserving live theater for the next generation.
Read more at: http://www.ThroughlineArtists.org