The Boston Theater Marathon takes place this weekend (May 11), and a handful of past Playwriting/New Theater Works fellows & finalists have compressed the big stuff of theater into miniature forms. Ten-minute plays by William Donnelly (Fellow ’05), Deborah Fortson (Fellow ’05), Monica Raymond (Finalist ’07), and Leslie Harrell Dillen (Finalist ’01) will appear alongside works by Robert Brustein, Ed Bullins, Israel Horowitz, and Theresa Rebeck during the daylong festival. The event fits 50 plays by New England playwrights into a 10-hour theater-fest. You buy a pass, then come and go as you please.
Incidentally, for an interesting discussion about ten-minute plays and their role in contemporary theater, check out this online roundtable discussion, hosted by Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis.
Image: Paul Weiner’s “All the World’s a Stage” (2002), Cibachrome print, 16″ x 20.”
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