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 Robert O'Hara
With Justin Bernegger and Merritt Janson
Mason and Mrs. Back meet in an empty space. A transaction is made. And the truth takes its toll.
Love Letters to a Dictator
By Stella Fawn Ragsdale
Directed by Logan Vaughn
With Colby Minifie
Stella is a writer. Stella lives in New York. Stella misses her family. Stella worries about being good. Stella writes North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il for advice. Kim Jong-Il writes back. A play about looking for answers in all the wrong places.
By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Laura Savia
With Lauren Blumfeld, KK Moggie, Alfredo Narciso, and Carmen Zilles
Everyone wants something from Pete. Jackie wants advice on her new tap routine. Sara wants confirmation she's not a narcissist. And Deirdre just wants him to get off the damn sofa. But Pete is stuck - in more ways than one. A play about a man who can solve anyone's problem except his own.
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.
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