Washington’s Source For New Work

10-Minute Plays

Source Festival 2017 produced twelve 10-Minute Plays: six new plays, chosen from 400 submissions and performed in repertory with six revivals of some of the best 10-Minute Plays debuted over the last decade. Together, they served as a sampler of some of the sharpest, wittiest, most incisive, and thought-provoking writing going on in America today.

2017 Festival 10-Minute Plays

Covert Catalyst
Learn more about PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, the full-length play that inspired this theme.


GOTTA GETHERE WHATEVER ITAKES VERSUS MR. CHAOS
by Lori Fischer
Directed by Rebecca Wahls
Two women explore just what it takes keep their spirits high in challenging times.

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THIS IS THE BIG ONE
by Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Jacob Young
Six people grapple with taking chances and making changes while riding a roller coaster.

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RIP 60, Z SPLIT, HOT READ
by Ed Cardona, Jr.
Directed by Jacob Young
Two teammates confront what lies ahead for them on and off the field.

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SOME PEOPLE SAY
by Mark Saunders
Directed by Rebecca Wahls
A conspiracy theorist and her daughter wait for the arrival of the woman's son, a wounded army veteran, who brings home a surprise.

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THE EMPEROR’S BIG, FAT, NAKED REVOLUTION
by Jared Strange
Directed by Connor Hogan
The Emperor is determined to face an insurrection au naturale, and it's up to his wife and adviser to get him under control before he ruins everything.

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THREAT LEVEL: CREAM
by John Bavoso
Directed by Connor Hogan
Two strangers. One crowded Metro car. A gallon of milk. What could go wrong?


Read review of the Covert Catalyst group of 10-Minute Plays in DC Theatre Scene.


BEST-OF


AMENITIES (2010)
by Gregory Hischak
Directed by Julia Hurley
A strange man under the table. A meal delivery gone wrong. Gentrification to the extreme.

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THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL (2016)
by Patrick Flynn
Directed by Elena Velasco
Kevin and Karen are vexed by their child and their parents through their baby monitor as they try to teach their infant daughter to soothe herself.

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FUGUE FOR AMOROUS TORNADOS (2011)
by Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Elena Velasco
When two forces of nature collide, who will be left standing?

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JACQMIN FAMILY IN THE PETRIFIED FOREST (2010)
by Laura Jacqmin
Directed by Adin Walker
Dad may have more in common with the forest than anyone realized.

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PAS DE DEUX FOR A MICROWAVE NIGHT (2013)
by Stephen Lewis
Directed by Adin Walker
Two lonely souls find deceit, Mongolian barbecue, and ballet on an online dating site.

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THE PHYSICS OF NOW (2015)
by Alex Dremann
Directed by Julia Hurley
On the cusp of discovering the key to time travel, Jake and Dagney are confronted with their future selves.


Read reviews of the Best-of 10-Minute Plays in DCMetroTheaterArts and DC Theatre Scene.


Photo by C. Stanley Photography


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