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This is the second collection of published plays by the Theater Masters' National MFA ten minute play festival, Take Ten.

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The collection, Theater Masters' Take Ten Vol. 2 is comprised of the following plays: 

MONUMENT by Bennett Fisher
A visitor from far away arrives in ancient Egypt with a mysterious gift.

WASHING by Genne Murphy
In the near future, an old man struggles with the machines at the laundromat and the changing world. A young woman helps him. 

PROSTHESES BOUND by Marvin Gonzalez
Jose is participating in groundbreaking research on myoelectric prosthetic arms. His doctor has him completing simple exercises to help practice his mind control the prosthetic arms, but his feelings help his mobility more than any blocks can.

FOUR MOVEMENTS by Sean David DeMers
At her Aunt's wake, Grace contemplates the mysteries of death, symphonies, senses, and chocolate eclairs. 

SITTING CAUSES CANCER AND OTHER MODERN TRAGEDIES by Anna Fox
Jancy, not Nancy, Jancy with a J, works at an office. Jancy, not Nancy, Jancy with a J can try harder than that, can be better than that, can be more herself than herself. Jancy, not Nancy, Jancy with a J, is never going to sit still. Ever. Otherwise she'll end up with cancer like sad/weird/sexy/dead Thomas whose butt is glued to his chair. But Thomas doesn't have cancer. That doesn't matter. He'll probably get it any minute. Because everyone dies of cancer. Everyone. Everyone dies. But If you never sit still, you never die. Ever. Right?

LILLY by Peter Zinn
In a hotel room in Pakistan in 2008, two CIA agents face a personal dilemma while an Al-Qaeda informant waits for them in a car outside.

NO MORE MONSTERS by Jess Honovich
It's her 13th birthday, and Zella wants to grow up. But in order to do so, she must say goodbye to the monster that lives under her bed.

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Sean David DeMers

Sean David DeMers is a playwright with New England and New York City based roots. His plays include GOING THERE (O’Neill Semi-Finalist), REDACTED (Riverside Theater), RETURN TO MONGOOSE ISLAND, PHOEBE (Richard Maibaum Scholarship), DREAMS OF ELYSIA (Two Lights Theatre Ensemble), FRIENDLY FIRE (Des Moines Social Club), ...

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Jess Honovich

Jess Honovich is a playwright, screenwriter and educator from Southern New Jersey. Her works have been produced by Dezart Performs, Festival51 Women’s Playwriting Festival, NYU’s Uproar Theatre Co., Longwood University, and the Paw Paw Village Players. She holds a B.S. from NYU and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon Universit ...

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Peter Zinn

As a playwright, Off-Broadway: RUMSPRINGA (The Bleecker Street Theater); SOMEWHERE WITH YOU (Signature Theater – NYMF). His play THE CONNECTICUT LIST won the Outstanding Writing for the Stage Award at NYU/Tisch. As a director, Peter has worked in New York and regionally. Some favorite productions include the Off-B ...

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Anna Fox

Anna Fox is an alliterative amalgamation of performer/poet/playwright and aspiring astrologer. Her work has been produced at The Sam French OOB Short Play Festival, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYCfringe, Tongue in Cheek Theatre, Fresh Produce'd LA, Wide Eyed Productions, and Route 66 Theatre in Chicago. Her play ...

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Marvin Gonzalez

Originally from Elko, Nevada, Marvin Gonzalez was the playwright in residence for Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre Co.’s 2013 season, where he developed the play The Fifth Wind. His play Prostheses Bound was a 2016 national finalist at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. His play Lights Out premiered in Jun ...

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Genne Murphy

Genne Murphy’s plays include GIANTESS, HOPE STREET AND OTHER LONELY PLACES, OUTSIDE THE WIRE, SEA WITCH, and THE SKINNY KILLER INSIDE: A FAT RAGE PLAY. Her work has been produced and/or developed at Azuka Theatre, PlayPenn Conference, Great Plains Theater Conference, Philly Fringe, San Francisco PlayGround, Yale School ...

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Bennett Fisher

Bennett Fisher is a company member of Campo Santo and People of Interest, an associate artist with the Cutting Ball Theater. His plays include Borealis (Kendeda Prize Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Lark Semi-Finalist), Campo Maldito, Murder Day, Candlestick, Don’t Be Evil, Damascus, Whoa is Me, the interac ...

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