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Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 38th Series - Collection / Anthology

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 38th Series

Mira Gibson, Mark Swaner, Lisa Kenner Grissom, Ross Howard, Thomas M. Atkinson, Arlitia Jones

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ISBN: 9780573702174

Winning authors from the 38th annual festival include: Mark Swaner, Lisa Kenner, Ross Howard, Mira Gibson, Thomas M. Atkinson, and Arlitia Jones. 

One of Manhattan's most established play festivals, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival fosters the work of emerging writers, giving them the exposure of publication and representation.

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$75 / performance of 3 plays
$100 / performance of 4 or more plays

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Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival 

One of Manhattan's most established play festivals, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival fosters the work of emerging writers, giving them the exposure of publication and representation.

From the initial pool of over 860 submissions, the Final Thirty plays were chosen to be performed over a period of one week. A panel of judges comprised of celebrity playwrights, theatrical agents and artistic directors nominated one or more of each evening's plays as finalists. The final round was then held on the last day of the festival. Out of these plays, six winners listed below were chosen by Samuel French, Inc. to receive publication and licensing contracts.

This Collection Includes: 
Reality Playby Mark Swaner
Tattoo You by Lisa Kenner
Frisky & The Panda Manby Ross Howard
Old Flame by Mira Gibson
Dancing Turtleby Thomas M. Atkinson
Tornado by Arlitia Jones

The festival resulting in this collection was held July 23rd - 28th, 2013 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.



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Mira  Gibson

Mira Gibson

Mira Gibson is a playwright, screenwriter, and director, Mira is a recent alum of Youngblood, the writers group at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Mira’s plays have been produced at Rattlestick’s Theaterjam (Old Flame, 2013), Williamstown Theater Festival (Nico, 2009), Ensemble Studio Theater (Master of None and The Red White and Blue Process, 2009), Eclectic Company Theater of Los Angeles (Master of ... view full profile

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Mark Swaner

Mark Swaner

Mark Swaner began his career in South Florida performing at GableStage, Actors’ Playhouse and the Florida Playwright Theater. It was at FPT that Mark, just 18 years old at the time, directed the critically acclaimed production of Julian Barry’s Lenny, starring Todd Allen Durkin. From there, Mark moved to Chicago to train at the world-famous Second City comedy theater. There he was hired into the ... view full profile

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Lisa Kenner Grissom

Lisa Kenner Grissom

Lisa Kenner Grissom’s play Tattoo You (National 10-Minute Play Award winner, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) has been seen by audiences in Washington D.C., Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Other short plays include: the girls (Boston Theatre Marathon), Orangutan & Lulu (Estrogenius Festival), Drinks Before Flight (Jewish Women’s Theatre). Full-length plays include: ... view full profile

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Ross Howard

Ross Howard

Ross Howard's work has been seen in London (Theatre 503, Old Vic Tunnels, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Riverside Studios, Menier Gallery, Old Red Lion, Park Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Canal Cafe Theatre, Southwark Playhouse), Cork (Cork Arts Centre), Las Vegas (Onyx Theatre, Las Vegas Little Theatre, Nevada Conservatory Theatre), Minneapolis (Pillsbury House Theatre), San Francisco (The Phoenix ... view full profile

Thomas M.  Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson is a playwright and author. He is currently the Ohio Arts Council/Fine Arts Work Center Creative Writing Resident in Provincetown, MA. His full-length plays include, Clear Liquor & Coal Black Nights, Copperheads, D’s Tire Towne, and the one-woman show, Cuttings. His short plays include, The Circle of Mystery, Battling the Ghost of Max Schmeling, and Dancing Turtle.“Grimace in ... view full profile

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Arlitia Jones

Arlitia Jones

Arlitia Jones is a poet, playwright from Anchorage, Alaska. Her short play Tornado was chosen for the 38th Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival and as the 2014 National Award Winner Summer Shorts Festival with City Theatre, Miami, Florida. Come to me, Leopards received a workshop production in 2013 at Cyrano’s Theatre. Rushat Everlasting premiered at Perseverance Theatre in 2014. In 2014 she ... view full profile

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Claudia Riche 2/6/2015 11:48 AM
I found 5 of these plays unusually well-constructed and 3 of them (Dancing Turtle, Frisky And The Panda Man, Reality Play) wonderfully unusual. Had not seen them in any other anthology.

Another very good Samuel French anthology is Ten Minute Plays Volume 6, Actors Theatre of Louisville.  I found 9 very good plays for mature adults in that one.
Val Hellar 10/24/2014 9:49 AM

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