35th Annual Original One Act Festival

For the past 35 years, Village Playhouse has presented an annual one-act festival featuring the work of Wisconsin playwrights. Due to COVID-19, this year’s festival was not produced. On Tuesday September 8, Village Playhouse presented the one act play “… but I’m just not IN LOVE with It” by Michael Lucchesi, coinciding with National Actor’s Day.

This performance featured Village Playhouse members Vivian Moller and Scott Sorensen and premiered via Facebook Live. In these uncertain times, the arts are needed more than ever. The arts are an iconic part of the history of humanity, telling stories of love and tragedy, inspiring the imaginations of millions.

performed live on September 8, 2020

This production is the first of six through the 2020-2021 season featuring the plays selected by not produced for this year’s festival. We are very excited to use technology to still be able to bring you the 35th Annual Original One Act Festival. It takes a Village to do what we do so we would greatly appreciate your financial support. To donate online, please go to https://www.givinggrid.com/hvmbja/ Alternatively, a check may be mailed to Village Playhouse; 1500 South 73rd Street; West Allis, WI 53214. Village Playhouse is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax-deductible per IRS guidelines.

Details are still being confirmed for performances of the rest of the One Acts. Watch this page for updates.

35th One Act Fest

The One Act Festival is back again year with a new crop of scripts from Wisconsin playwrights.

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.


… but I’m just not IN LOVE with it By Michael Lucchesi  — Live-streaming Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:30 PM

Good Neighbors by Marjorie Pagel – TBD

The Visitation  by Mike Willis – TBD

The Interview by Carol Ratliff Drury – TBD

Old Friends  by Jon Kolb – TBD

The Oldest Crawford County Widow Tells It All  by Gary Jones – TBD

blending by sabley sabin – TBD