Additional sessions on July 16 and 17 will yield more short plays that will advance to the finals; six will ultimately be chosen on the 18th for publication and representation by Samuel French.
The list of recently selected plays includes Flood by Kirby Fields; Dance Lessons by Josh Koenigsberg (Al's Business Card); White Embers by Saviana Stanescu; Skin Deep by Mary Lynn Dobson (Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van; Fan-Boy by Megan Sass; and Pigskin by Gabriel Dean.
As of July 16, the schedule for the July 18 finals follows (the order within the sessions is subject to change as more plays move on to the finals):
1 PM PigSkin, Skin Deep, TBA
2:30 PM White Embers, TBA, TBA
4 PM Flood, TBA, TBA
5:30 PM Fan-Boy, Dance Lessons, TBA
The remaining plays in the festival will be presented in daily multi-sessions as per the following schedule: July 16
7:30 PM: A Different Kind of Animal, Wipe Away, Climb the Smallest Mountain
9 PM: Antipasto, Perfect Weather, The Magician and The Memory, What Dies Within Us While We Live
3 PM - The Peacekeeper; The Incident Report; The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi
4:30 PM - Mind Control; The Complicated; Gun Metal Blue Bar; Europeans Kiss on Three Cheeks
7:30 PM - Play #4; The Accidental Tragic Death of Emily Brown; the pen is mightier (than the word)
9 PM - Ugly Couples in Los Angeles; A Map of Our Country; Laid Plans; The Bear (a Tragedy)
Founded in 1975, the Samuel French, Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival is the oldest continuous short play festival in New York City. Notable playwrights whose work has been seen in the festival include Theresa Rebeck, Shirley Lauro, Bekah Brunstetter, Steve Yockey, David Johnston and Sheila Callaghan.
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