Judges have been announced for The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, which is scheduled for August 21–25 at The Vineyard’s Dimson 15th Street Theatre.
Chosen from over 850 submissions from around the world, 30 finalist plays and musicals, each running 10–30 minutes in length, will be presented during the competition.
The judging panel includes playwrights Kirsten Childs, David Greenspan, Hansol Jung, and Max Vernon; and industry professionals John M. Baker (SPACE on Ryder Farm), Nan Barnett (NNPN), Ken Cerniglia (Disney Theatrical Group), B.J. Evans (BRIC), Chris Giordano (Theatre Now New York/SOUND BITES), Adam Greenfield (Playwrights Horizons), Lisa Rothe (freelance director), and Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami).
This year’s honorary Festival playwright is Lauren Yee (The King of the Yees, The Great Leap, The Hatmaker’s Wife). Yee will kick off the Festival at a private event with the 30 finalist playwrights.
The August 25 presentation is the culmination of the festival; the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces for licensing and publication in an anthology.
Tickets for all performances are $18. Festival Passes are also available. For tickets and a complete performance calendar, visit oobfestival.com.