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TheatreWorks New Milford stages 10-minute play festival, ‘Tales from the Brookside,’ June 4-8, 2019

April 12, 2019

TheatreWorks New Milford has announced the 21 plays that will compete for prizes at “Tales from the Brookside,” its first annual 10 Minute Play Festival.

The event, moderated by Jocelyn Beard, will take place Tuesday, June 4, through Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. each night.

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The 10-minute plays selected for the competition are:

“Low & Away,” Demetria Kareman, of Los Angeles; “Date Takes,” by Jennifer Perechino, of New Hartford; “Baby Blue,” by Steven Carinci, of Yonkers, N.Y; “A Dog Barks,” by Dwight Watson, of Hyde Park, N.Y.; “Youth for Dark,” by Keith Whalen, of Peekskill, N.Y.; “Foothold,” by Pat Lennon, of Putnam Valley, N.Y.; “Swamp Lizard,” by Leif Meneke, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; “It’s Not My Party,” by Adam Battelstein, of Kent; “Visiting Hours,” by Ken Carlson, of New Haven; “The Gravy,” by Nicholas Coster and Anthony Dalessandro, of Gaylordsville; “Eight Ducklings,” by Ellen McMahon, of West New York, N.J.; “#prayforlucy,” by Honor Levy, of Los Angeles; Swipe,” by Christina Shaw, of Pawling, N.Y.; “Dark Matter,” Donald Loftus, of New York, N.Y.; “Harbor Lights,” by Kieran McGowan, of West Hartford; The Exhibit,” by Howard Givner, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; “Bacon Clickbait,” by David Miller, of Newburgh, N.Y.; “Lepidoptera,” by Melvin Perry, of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; “Lucky,” by Billie Murray, of Housatonic, Mass.; “Round The Decay,” by Straton Rushing, of Arlington, Texas and “Two Women Sitting On A Park Bench Talking About How Friggin’ Hot It Is,” by Courtney Lauria, of Danbury.

Two plays from each night, voted on by the audience, will move into the semi-finals on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of four categories on the final evening: Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave. $20, with a discount offered for all five evenings for $75. These will be available for purchase beginning April 29. 860-350-6863.