NYC's Shortened Attention Span Fest Boasts 20 One-Acts June 14-July 8

News   NYC's Shortened Attention Span Fest Boasts 20 One-Acts June 14-July 8
The one-act play is alive and well and living at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. The first Shortened Attention Span One Act Festival starts June 14, boasting 20 short plays by 18 different authors at the 50-seat Players Loft, atop the 100-year-old building.

Each piece runs no more than 20 minutes, with each five-play weekly program (to July 8) offering a range of works to be digested in one full-length sitting. Producers Carlo Rivieccio and Christy Benanti are presenting four different programs during the festival. Tickets are $15 each week.


The organizers stated, "We felt that the short form is greatly under represented, especially in the summer theatre festivals in NYC, so we decided to create a festival that celebrates the short play. Our shows cover a wide range of topics from romance stories to diva penguins to war plays to talking sirloins. We wanted a little of every type of genre to be represented in the festival."

The Players Theatre Loft — the historic Players Theatre's 50-seat black-box space — is at 115 MacDougal (West Third Street & Minetta Lane). The festival's performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Each play will be seen five times during the Festival. Every week the audience favorite will receive a $100 prize.

Tickets are available through 2007 Shortened Attention Span One Act Festival Schedule

Week 1: June 13-17
June 14, 15 & 16 @ 8 PM, June 16 @ 2 PM, June 17 @ 3 PM
Slot A Theatre Ghost by Mim Granahan
Slot B Life in E Sharp by Jonathan G. Galvez
Slot C Girl Hates Cabs by Warren Schultz
Slot D Feed Me What I Drink by Ian Grody
Slot E Yes Before Goodbye by Dan Chen

Week 2: June 20-24
June 21, 22 & 23 @ 8 PM, June 23 @ 2 PM, June 24 @ 3 PM
Slot A The Titanic Trivia Game by Lisa Haeber
Slot B Looking for Love by J. Boyer
Slot C The Solution by Stewart Rudy and Julia Susman
Slot D Tenacity by Scott T. Barsotti
Slot E Pending

Week 3: June 27-July 1
June 28, 29 & 30 @ 8 PM, June 30 @ 2 PM, July 1 @ 3 PM
Slot A Death and Deception by Catherine Lamm
Slot B Sunday Kind of Love by Concetta Rose Rella
Slot C The Café by Kyle Bradstreet
Slot D Rich On Skins by Joe Lauinger
Slot E Penguins Are Mad Scary by Michael Tester

Week 4: July 2-July 8
July 5, 6 & 7 @ 8 PM, July 7 @ 2 PM, July 8 @ 3 PM.
Slot A Plays for the Sunni Triangle Parts 1 and 2 by Jerrod Bogard
Slot B Plays for the Sunni Triangle Part 3 by Jerrod Bogard
Slot C Little Squirrel by Caroline McGraw
Slot D Sirloins in Space by Joel Hanson
Slot E Beer and the Meaning of Life by Carlo Rivieccio


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