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30th Anniversary Festival!

 

2015 Original One Act Festival for Wisconsin Playwrights

June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2015

Inspiration Studios

 

Group Therapy

by Marjorie Pagel

 

The Revival

by JJ Gates

 

On the Way Up

by Kate Dorsey

 

The Runaway

by Mike Willis

 

The Way We Suffer

by Deanna Strasse

 

Willing and NSAble

by W. Patrick Fogerty

 

 

The Village Playhouse's Original One Act Festival has been an ongoing project for 30 years. The festival is intended to give playwrights a means to see their work move from the paper to the stage. Working together, a playwright, a director, a cast, and a crew develop and polish scripts for presentation to an audience over the course of two weekends. To our knowledge this project is unique in the state and certainly has no competitors for longevity.

 

 

 
 

Production Staff

Producer

Tom Zuehlke

Stage Manager

Larry Beckley

Technical Director

Larry Beckley

Set Construction

Kevin Batcher

Larry Beckley

Erico Ortiz

Casey Paszkiewicz

Lighting Design

Liz Berndt

Lighting Crew

Victoria Diaz

Sound

Casey Paszkiewicz

House Manager

Judy Lee Tarbox

 
Publicity

Erico Ortiz

Judy Lee Tarbox

Original Logo Design

Deb Pipkorn

Graphics

Derek Jacobs

Program/ Banner

Erico Ortiz

Play Reading Committee

Larry Beckley

Bob Kafka

Erico Ortiz

Judy Lee Tarbox

Tom Zuehlke

 

Cast

Group Therapy

 

Psychologist Sondra Henningsen convenes four of her clients for a group session. Hostilities and laughter ensue. Classic comedic characters eventually find a common cause for solidarity and take definitive action.
 

Playwright

Marjorie Pagel

Orville

Bill Murphy

Sondra

Michele M. Miller

Natalie

Maggie Murphy

 

Director

Ray Bradford

Lyndsay

Socottina Sorenson

Eric

Paul Zaragoza

 

 

Cast

On the Way Up

 

Oliver has ruined his brotherís wedding by professing his love for the bride during the ceremony. Now he is stuck in a coffin elevator trying to figure out how to fix the mess he has made with his family. Floyd is in the elevator with Oliver, but all he wants to do is take a nap in the coffin. With Oliver in such distress, and creating a lot of noise, Floyd knows this nap is not going to happen until he helps Oliver solve his problem.

 

Playwright

Kate Dorsey

Wesley

Jessie Barr

Oliver

David Dawursk

 

Director

Tristan Demos

Floyd

Tyler Peters

 

Cast

The Revival

 

The notions of dreams and reality are explored in this drama. Did Billy jump off a bridge? Is he dead or alive? Is Diane in his dream? Who is Dianna? We start and end with a question.

 

Playwright

JJ Gatesman

Diane/Dianna

Elizabeth M. Havican

 

Director

Tom Jackson

Billy

Adeola Giwa

 

Cast

The Runaway

 

An aging screenwriter, grieving the death of her husband, moves to the backwoods of upper Michigan looking to escape society and find civilization.

 

Playwright

Mike Willis

Bet

Jessie Barr

Maddie

Elizabeth M. Havican

 

Director

Scott Sorenson

Gus

Paul Zaragoza

 

Cast

The Way We Suffer

 

When their 16 year old son is killed in a car crash, Peter and Carol find little solace in a world without him- especially since they each grieve differently. One night they try to reconnect with the help of rotisserie chicken and Kool-Aid.

 

Playwright

Deanna Strasse

Carol

Michele M. Miller

Sarah

Maggie Murphy

 

Director

Larry Beckley

Peter

Erico Ortiz

 

Cast

Willing and NSA-ble


What is the national security agency doing with extraneous data it collects? This play purposes a possible scenario as the NSA raids the apartment of a seemingly innocent man. But is he? Let the comedy begin.

 

Playwright

W. Patrick Fogarty

Agent Golden

Elizabeth M. Havican

Tom Marshall

Adeola Giwa

 

Director

James Cleary

Agent Crusher

Paul Zaragoza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival History

 

 

Previously Produced One Acts

 

 

2015 Rules for Script Submission

 

 

2015 Script Submission Form (pdf)

 

 

 

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