Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces 2019 Finalists

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Tickets are now on sale for the 44th edition of the nation's premiere short play competition.
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Samuel French's 44th Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has announced this year's playwright finalists. These 30 writers will present their plays and musicals at the week-long festival, scheduled to run August 20–24 at the Vineyard's Dimson 15th Street Theatre in New York City. Six winning works will be published and made available for licensing.

The 30 finalist works and writers were selected from more than 900 international submissions. Over the first four days of the festival, a panel of industry judges will select works to move on to a final presentation, from which the six winning pieces will be selected by the staff of Samuel French.

$20 presale tickets are available through August 18, at which point tickets will become $25. A $90 Festival Pass grants access to the first four nights of the festival—over which all 30 finalist productions will be performed—at a 55% discount. For tickets and more information, visit

Here are the 2019 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival finalists:
Cluck Deluxe by Bonnie Antosh
The Dark by Serena Berman
Blue by Emily Hageman
On A String by LyaNisha R. Gonzalez
Winner by Amy Berryman
A Rare Bird by Bella Poynton
Partner Of – by Rachael Carnes
Webster's Bitch by Jacqueline Bircher
All of the Everything by Alayna Jacqueline
The War Show by Lindsey Griffith
Mama Won’t Stay Dead by Charlotte Higgins
CrossTalk by Eliana Pipes
The Garden of Eden, on a Beautiful Day by Emily J. Daly
Stay for Dinner by Becky McLaughlin
Last Girls Trip by Dusty Noval
Where the Fireworks Come From by Michael Pisaturo
Bunkmates by Jeff Ronan
End of the Line by Howard Ho (Book), Chris Edgar (Lyrics), Kristen Rea
Gun Play by Dale Dunn
Eight Twenty-Eight by Kevin Rich
Perfectly Normal by J. Joseph Cox
There's Room on Top by Richard Sebastian-Coleman
Tidwell, or the Plantation Play by Rodney Witherspoon II
The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb by Andrew R. Heinze
Maybe by Nicholas Vasilios Pappas
A small breach in protocol at Big Rick's Rockin' Skydive Academy by Daniel Hirsch
ROUND by Johnny G. Lloyd
Ground Chuck by Benjamin Carr
Blanche in a Wheelchair by Aaron Leventman

The Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival was founded in 1975. In its 44 years, the festival has introduced works by such playwrights as Audrey Cefaly, Martyna Majok, Theresa Rebeck, Jen Silverman, Gracie Gardner, Jeremy O. Harris, Shirley Lauro, Sheila Callaghan, Bekah Brunstetter, Steve Yockey, Gloria Calderón Kellett, and Korde Arrington Tuttle.

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