Ten-Minute Play Festival

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced the results of its search for ten-minute plays with social impact. In early 2014, the division sought plays that address issues of the environmental crisis or global violence against women and girls. Over sixty plays were received. Seven of them will be read on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7pm as part of the Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, an annual event that highlights the relationship between art and social activism. The cast will be comprised of studio alumni and faculty. The selected plays and authors follow:

Leaving Earth: Taking Flight in Pakistan by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
With Ajna Jai (Conservatory ‘14) with stage directions read by Eleanor Jean Aspinell (NYU)

Just ‘Cause by Anton Dudley
With Julie Balefsky (NYU ’14), Aaron Gleason (Summer Conservatory ‘09), Sarah Hammer (Conservatory ’12), Averil Kelkar (NYU), Ermina Perez (Conservatory ’14) and stage directions read by Devin Mae Conway (NYU)

Vermont or Something by Sarah Einspanier
With Chris Blake Chappel (Evening Conservatory ’14), Andrew Dahreddine (NYU ’14), Samantha Hoefer (Evening Conservatory ’14), Angello Pizarro (Evening Conservatory ’14), Maddie Sykes (NYU ’14) with stage directions read by Allison Ciuci (NYU ’14)

In the Auction House by Julia Holleman
Suzanna Born (Evening Conservatory ’12), Ricardo Gayle (Evening Conservatory ’11) and Laura Piccoli (NYU ’13) with stage directions read by Austin Riley (NYU)

Medusa by William Hugel
With Chelsea Harrison (NYU ’14) and Katie Frank (Evening Conservatory ’13) with stage directions read by Jillian Ferry (Conservatory ’15)

Carbon Coping by Rich Rubin
With Chris Dooly (NYU ’14) and Kelly Teaford (NYU ’13)

The Procedure by Jeri Weiss
With Dimi Hart (Evening Conservatory ’12), Lorenzo Jackson (Evening Conservatory ’14), Jan Kutrrzeba (Evening Conservatory ’13), Ashleigh McCloskey (Conservatory ’14), Juan Sucre (Evening Conservatory ’14) with stage directions read by Getenesh Berhe (Evening Conservatory ’13)

Said Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim, “In addition to having a life-long reverence for writers, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman believed in the artist as agent of social provocation and change. In accordance with our theatrical heritage, the Studio is intent on finding and nurturing the gifted writers of our time and contributing toward positive social change through great art.”

LOCATION: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
DATE: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7pm
RSVP: Free and open to the public. No reservations required. First come, first seated.