The 34th annual festival, which will be held July 14-19 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, features 40 new plays culled from submissions from playwriting workshops, university theatre programs and professional companies, which are then judged by a panel of industry professionals. The resulting six finalists will have their works licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. In addition to Olmos' the bus that got cut over its eye, the 34th Annual Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival will present Airborne by Laura Jacqmin; American Royal by Gabe McKinley; Amphibians by Casey Wimpee; (baptism) by Harrison David Rivers; Barron, CA by Jessica Hinds; The Cooking King by Sharon E. Cooper; Diving Kitty by Suzanne Bachner; Doll Play by Tony Glazer; The Dorsal Striatum by Trish Harnetiaux; Drop by Pete Barry and J. Michael DeAngelis; The Education of Macoloco by Jen Silverman; Foreclosure by George Cameron Grant; Free Play by Michael Niederman; Generation Graffiti by Janine Nabers; Gilbert, or Death by Obituary by Michael Vukadinovich; H.R. by Eric Coble; The Hardly Wonder by Jason Gray Platt; Humble Pie by Leslie Gwyn; I Can Tell Your Handbag is Fake by Dean Lundquist; Just Knots by Christina Gorman; Laying Off by James McLindon; Metro Psalm by J. Julian Christopher; Mom Was a Carney by Andrew Podell; Monday by Gloria Williams; The Monster by Eric Fallen; Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second by Pete Barry; realer than that by Kitt Lavoie; Slutty Slutty Butterslut: Three Pieces About Baking by Lucy Alibar, with music by Lucy Alibar and Portia Krieger; The Student by Matt Hoverman; Survival by Dano Madden; Teddy Ballgame by Caitlin Mitchell; This is Jeopardy by Killian Beldy; Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola; A Time Ripe and Rare by Sue Bigelow and Carol Davis; Toad Suck by Rebecca Cohen; Up With (Some) People by Joshua Conkel; We Appear To Have Company by Greg Freier; We Semi-Solids Melting Into Air by Jon Kern; and Yes Yes Yes by David Johnston.
The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival finalists will be announced July 19. Tickets, priced $18, may be purchased by phoning (212) 279-4200 or by visiting TicketCentral.com
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.