Every August, Island Theatre presents FESTIVAL WEEK – a weeklong celebration of ten-minute plays, playwrights, and play writing.

The centerpiece of FESTIVAL WEEK is the Ten-Minute Play Festival – a juried selection of plays by Kitsap County playwrights—both established and aspiring. The winning plays are fully staged and performed at Bainbridge Performing Arts in both evening and matinee performances. 

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FESTIVAL WEEK kicks off with Meet the Playwrights, a panel discussion and Q&A with the playwrights behind each year’s winning plays.

We round out the week with the TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRIGHTING WORKSHOP – a half-day workshop that gives you a jumpstart on writing a play for next year’s Festival.

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Ten-Minute Play Festival 2020: The Highlights Reel
August 13th – 15th 

We selected 10 terrific plays for this year’s Ten-Minute Play Festival and then. . . well, you know what happened. Covid-19. Suddenly there was no way we could audition, rehearse, and stage the plays this spring and summer.

So instead we’re saving all ten plays until next year’s Festival (in August 2021), and this year we’re bringing you highlights from past Festivals.

During Festival Weekend, August 13th-15th, we’ll be live-streaming two hours of plays in two one-hour programs. Watch them back-to-back or on sequential nights. Stay tuned for the complete list.

The programs will air at 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, August 13th and 14th, and at 3:00 and 7:30 pm on Saturday, August 15th. All programs are free.

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The ten plays selected for this year’s Festival, which will now be performed in 2021, are:

“A Murder Of Crows” by Lee Lawing
“A Nip In The Autumn Air” by Jeffrey Brown
“Best Case Scenario” by Dan Rosenberg
“Hijab” by Catherine Rush
“Losing Tucker” by Paul Lewis
“Maisie, Max And Milo” by Maria Viera Beatty
“Nacirema's Revenge” by Henry Bacon
“The End” by Olivia Vessenes
“The Winner” by Lori Londagan
“Vesper” by Miranda Ray