Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series

by: Multiple Authors

by: Kelly Younger, Martyna Majok, Will Arbery, Leah Nanako Winkler, Skylar Fox, Jennifer Jasper

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series

Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series

by: Multiple Authors

by: Kelly Younger, Martyna Majok, Will Arbery, Leah Nanako Winkler, Skylar Fox, Jennifer Jasper

Overview

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 5th - 10th at Playwrights Horizons on 42nd Street in New York City.

From the initial pool of 1,385 submissions, the Final Thirty plays were chosen to be performed over a period of one week. A panel of judges comprised of celebrity playwrights, artistic directors, and theatre professionals nominated one or more of each evening's plays as finalists. Out of these plays, six winners listed below were chosen by Samuel French, Inc. to receive publication and licensing contracts: 

John, who's here from Cambridge by Martyna Majok 
The Logic by Will Arbery
Taisetsu Na Hito by Leah Nanako Winkler 
A Wake For David's Fucked-Up Face by Skylar Fox
et•y•mol•o•gy by Jennifer Jasper
Mandate by Kelly Younger

Authors

Kelly Younger

Kelly Younger is an award-winning playwright with work staged off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally.New York's Irish Repertory Theatre commissioned Younger to write the stage adaptation of the novel Banished Children of Eveby Peter Quinn, the production of which ran off-Bro ...

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Martyna Majok

Martyna Majok was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Productions include QUEENS (Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3, Upcoming), COST OF LIVING (Manhattan Theatre Club and Williamstown Theatre Festival) and IRONBOUND (Ratllestick Playwrights Theater/Women's Project Theatre). In addition, her plays have been ...

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Will Arbery

WILL ARBERY is a playwright and filmmaker who earned his MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. He was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.” He’s part of the Early Career Writers’ Group at Clubbed Thumb (Mentor: Julia Jarcho), and the Kendeda group at the Alliance Theatre. His pla ...

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Leah Nanako Winkler

Leah Nanako Winkler is from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington, Kentucky. This season, her play GOD SAID THIS will premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival. In addition, her play TWO MILE HOLLOW (2017 Kilroys List) will be seen at First Floor Theatre in Chicago, Ferocious Lotus in San Francisco, Arti ...

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Skylar Fox

SKYLAR FOX is a director, playwright, and actor based both in Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Recent writing credits include Heist Play (Brown University Mainstage), The Frito-Lay Project (Ars Nova), The Retardedly Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy (The Brick, 2015 O’Neill Finalist), The Last of the Living Jeffersons ( ...

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Jennifer Jasper

Jennifer Jasper is a hilarious storyteller, performer, writer, and director who’s been a part of Seattle theater for more than two decades. She’s known for her consummate storytelling, her pristine timing, and her intuitive director’s eye. As a performer Jennifer possesses an uncanny capacity for cr ...

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