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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. Winners include France-Luce Benson, Korde Arrington Tuttle, Lindsay Joy, Lizzie Vieh, Jonathan Josephson, Andrew Leeds, and Lindsey Kraft.

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Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 41st Series

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    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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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 August 9-14, 2016 at the Classic Stage Company in New York City.

From the initial pool of over 1400 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 journalists, 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: 

Risen From The Dough by France-Luce Benson
clarity by Korde Arrington Tuttle
The Cleaners by Lindsay Joy
Monsoon Season by Lizzie Vieh
Grandpa And The Gay Rabbi by Jonathan Josephson
Wedding Bash by Andrew Leeds and Lindsey Kraft

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
    $45 per play individually

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Lizzie Vieh

Lizzie Vieh is a playwright and actor. Her full-length plays include The Loneliest Number, Backwater Rising, Barrier Islands, and Wisconsin Death Trip. Her work has been performed at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, The Wild Project, Daryl Roth Theater, MTC Studios, The Kraine, and The Brown/Trinity Graduat ...

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Korde Arrington Tuttle

Korde Arrington Tuttle is a multi-disciplinary artist from Charlotte, NC. Recent work includes: clarity (Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival winner); the downside of being a fish, presented at The New School's AfroFuturism Conference 2015 and The Leslie-Lohman Museum ...

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Andrew Leeds

Andrew Leeds has appeared on stage in FALSETTOS (Broadway) and LES MISERABLES (National Tour.) On television, he was a regular on the ABC sitcom CRISTELA, and he did a 3-season arc as the villain on BONES. Other television includes: VEEP, MODERN FAMILY, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GREY'S ANATOMY, and WORKAHOLICS. He will ne ...

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Lindsey Kraft

Lindsey Kraft is a writer/actor from Long Island, NY. She recently finished a 3-season run on the HBO series GETTING ON. She has also appeared on VEEP, GRACE & FRANKIE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, NCIS, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BONES, WAYWARD PINES, SUITS, THE NEWSROOM and many others. She will next be seen in the film A FUTILE AND S ...

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Jonathan Josephson

Thirty-three of Jonathan's plays have been produced at site-specific locations, schools and theatres across the country including 27 Ways I Didn't Say “Hi” to Laurence Fishburne (Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Festival, Milwaukee Rep - RepLab), Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi (Winner – 2016 Samuel French Off-Off Broad ...

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Lindsay Joy

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere New Hampshire. She’s a proud member of the Amoralists ‘Wright Club, and the all-lady ass-kicking Beehive Collective. She recently served as Co-Artistic Director to the Award Winning LabRats Theater Company. The Rats production my full length play, "The Rise and Fall of a Teenage ...

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France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson is an honored Dramatists Guild Fellow 2015-2016, a winner of the 41stannual Samuel French OOB Festival, and a Lifetime Member at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Additional awards and honors include: Winner of the National New Play Network Award for Short Playwriting, Playwright Observer Fellow at the Eu ...

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