The festival runs Oct. 9-13 at The McGinn/Cazale Theater. The plays, selected from over 300 blind submissions, will also be published as an anthology.
Some of the plays include The Exit Interview by Dave Hanson, directed by Eddie Kaye Thomas and featuring Nina Mehta and Daniel O. Shea; Joe & Becca by Greg DePaul, directed by Ellen Burstyn and Jacqueline Knapp, featuring Michael Billingsley and Victoria Dicce; Turtle Face by David Thigpen, directed by Kevin Kane and featuring Patrick Bonck, Swann Gruen, Daniel O'Shea and Naomi Warner; No Sugar by Philip Hall, directed by Karen Chamberlain, featuring Margaret Champagne and Chris Sullivan; and The Brazilian Dilemma by William Fowkes, directed by Nina Mehta, featuring Karen Chamberlain and Robert Z Grant.
The Collective: 10 Play Festival is presented as part of The Collective’s "No Empty Seats" initiative in which up to half the seats for every performance are made available on a free and pay-what-you-can basis. If theatregoers cannot afford a ticket, they can book one for free online or pay what they can at the theatre. More information can be found by visiting no-empty-seats.org.
Modeled after the Group Theatre, The Collective is a theatre and film production company founded in 2007 by graduates from the William Esper Studio. Past productions include Clayscapes by Clay McLeod Chapman, True North by Edward Allen Baker, 360 by The Collective, Me Equals This + Happy Girl by Brian Leider, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness and Warning: May Contain Nuts by Craig McNulty. A complete performance schedule and more information can be found by visiting thecollective‐ny.org.