33rd Annual Original One Act Festival

The Village Playhouse’s Original One Act Festival has been an ongoing project for over 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 three weekends.

The Village Playhouse is proud to have been the first (and we like to think the best) to implement the concept of an original one act play festival here in Wisconsin.

Performance Dates: Times:
June 1st, 2018 7:30 PM
June 2nd, 2018 7:30 PM
June 8th, 2018 7:30 PM
June 9th, 2018 7:30 PM
June 10th, 2018 2:00 PM
June 15th, 2018 7:30 PM
June 16th, 2018 7:30 PM
June 17th, 2018 2:00 PM
Directed by Scott Sorensen
The Dolly Agenda
Two girls playing with dolls have a rather adult agenda.
The Ambitious One
Katie is an ambitious writer who lets the big parts of success get in the way of the small parts of life and love, especially her girlfriend Vanessa.
Vulpes Vulpes

George sits down to write but writers block complicates things. A cleaver fox named Samantha continues to complicate things.

COFFEE SHOP by Mark Borchardt
Directed by Elizabeth Havican
An overworked businesswoman uses a coffee shop as an off-site office space. On an especially harried day she finds herself in the company of an obnoxious busybody- the last thing she needs to contend with as a deadline approaches.
THE GARDENER by Nick Schweitzer
Directed by Tom Zuehlke
Samantha is content with her solidly upper-middle-class life with an attorney husband, two off children recently off to college, and a career as a social worker. However, on a day when one of her clients tried to kill herself, Samantha’s complacency is challenged when a lover from her past appears as a gardener who is still living a carefree life of adventure.
Directed by Erico Ortiz
Oscar is a successful movie producer who invites Mitch, an academy award winning screenwriter, to his office to discuss Mitch’s latest screenplay. However, since it doesn’t contain, sex, violence, aliens or special effects- ” it just won’t sell”.