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Pictured: Jennifer Pippin-Montanez, Steve Stolee, and Maria Viera Beatty


Greetings! "From active shooter drills to film noir references, from marital arguments to artificial intelligence - this year's [Island Theatre] Ten-Minute Play Festival reflects the concerns of the times through the eyes of Kitsap County's talented writers, both first-timers and experienced playwrights." - Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. Listen to the BCB podcast with Island Theatre here!

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS (pictured above L to R): Dan Rosenberg, Diane Walker, Maria Vierra Beatty, Tamara Rockwood, Eve Palay, Jeff Fraga, Jennifer Pippin-Montanez and Catherine Rush; not shown—Connie Bennett, Robert Craighead. Island Theatre photo by Steve Stolee from the public panel discussion with the playwrights, May 31.

Island Theatre brings to the stage ten of the best short plays penned by Kitsap County playwrights for a three day festival of live performances at BPA. Selected from over sixty submissions by a blind judging panel of theatre professionals, this year's plays are helmed by ten local directors and cast with over two dozen local actors. 

Performances: Thursday - Saturday, August 15 - 17 at 7:30 p.m. + Saturday Matinee, August 17 at 3 p.m. August 15 preview is non-ticketed. Pay-What-You-Can at the door! Get your tickets here!

The ten plays and playwrights are: “Alexa” by Jeff Fraga; “Best Defense” by Jennifer Pippin-Montanez; “Dancing with Orion” by Diane Walker; “Devolution” by Connie J. Bennett; “Hijab” by Catherine Rush; “The Lady from Out of the Past” by Maria Viera Beatty; “Let Me Finish (One Last Chance)” by Dan Rosenberg; “The Raven in the Woods” by Tamarah Rockwood; “The Rose Bowl” by Robert Craighead; and “Trans-Matters” by Eve Palay. Directors for the plays are Scott Breitbarth, Jeff Brown, Hanna Eady, Karen Hauser, Jennifer Hodges, D'Arcy Clements, Kristi Ann Jacobson, Ryan O’Donnell, Fred Saas, and Steve Stolee, who is also managing director of the festival. Actors include Jim Alexander, Libby Clements, Samantha Byergo, Sam McJunkin, Tres Cozine, Evan Lenz, Terace Yeatts, Wayne Purves, Melissa Munden, Tammy Byergo, David Hager, Sandi Spellman, Jeff Brown, Tyler Weaver, Marybeth Redmond, Pete Simpson, Kristi Ann Jacobson, and Eve Palay.

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