Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 34th Series

by  Jen Silverman, Drew Fornarola, J. Michael DeAngelis, Pete Barry, Matt Hoverman, Kitt Lavoie, Scott Elmegreen, Christina Gorman

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

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. Winning authors include: J. Michael DeAngelis, Pete Barry, Jen Silverman, Kitt Lavoie, Scott Elmegreen, Drew Fornarola, Christina Gorman, and Matt Hoverman.

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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.

The festival resulting in this collection was held July 14th-19th, 2009 at The Main Stage Theatre on 42nd Street in New York City.

From the initial pool of over 715 submissions, the Final Forty 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:

Drop by J. Michael DeAngelis and Pete Barry
The Education Of Macoloco by Jen Silverman
realer than that by Kitt Lavoie
The Student by Matt Hoverman
Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola
Just Knots by Christina Gorman

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  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

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Authors

Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her theatre work includes THE MOORS (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere, off-Broadway with The Playwrights Realm, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); THE ROOMMATE (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Humana world premiere, ...

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Drew Fornarola

Drew Fornarola is a composer, lyricist, and playwright living in New York City. His most recent musical, originally commissioned by the New Musical Development Foundation, is now being developed for stage by DreamWorks Theatricals and for screen by DreamWorks Animation. Other theatrical works include COLLEGE The Musica ...

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J. Michael DeAngelis

J. Michael DeAngelis is a writer, actor, and director. His short play, Drop (co-written with Pete Barry), was a winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. He has written or co-written the plays Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, X/Y, Signs from God, Deep Fried Everything and the anth ...

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Pete Barry

Pete Barry is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections, including Accidents Happen  and Eric Lane's anthology Shorter, Faster, Funnier. Accidents Happen is published by Samuel French and won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outsta ...

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Matt Hoverman

An Emmy Award-winning TV writer and playwright, Matt Hoverman’s plays include Who You See Here and The Glint (both optioned for Broadway by Nelle Nugent); In Transit (FringeNYC Best Playwriting Award), The Student (winner, 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), The Audience (co-book writer, Dr ...

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Kitt Lavoie

Kitt Lavoie

Scott Elmegreen

Scott Elmegreen is a playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has premiered on Broadway, television, and in film, as well as off-Broadway, nationally, and internationally. His shows include College The Musical, Vote For Me: A Musical Debate, Thucydides (winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Sho ...

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Christina Gorman

Christina Gorman's play American Myth was developed at The Public Theater, where she is a member of The Public's inaugural Emerging Writers Group and where it was recently presented as part of The Public Theater's Spotlight Series. The play was also named finalist for the Princess Grace Award and presented as part of t ...

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