35th Annual Original One Act Festival

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.

Due to COVID-19 to 35th Annual Original One Act Festival was canceled. However, we are proud to announce that the festival will now continue online! Throughout the 2020-2021 season we will feature the plays selected from the 35th Festival in special livestream events. We are very excited to use technology to still be able to bring you these great plays by local playwrights.

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.


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

Watch … but I’m just not IN LOVE with it

Good Neighbors by Marjorie Pagel and The Oldest Crawford County Widow Tells It All  by Gary Jones – Livestreamed November 10, 2020.

Watch – Good Neighbors

The Interview by Carol Ratliff Drury and Old Friends by Jon Kolb – Live January 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

blending by sabley sabin and The Visitation  by Mike Willis – Live March 9th, 2021 at 7:30 PM

and … on May 11th, 2021 — The two runner up scripts for the 36th Annual Original One Act Festival will get the live treatment!