Mildred's Umbrella Announces Lineup for NINTH ANNUAL MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company has selected nineteen new short plays from over 100 entries by emerging and established writers nationwide to present in this year's Museum of Dysfunction short play festival, which will be held June 29-July 1 and July 6-8, 2017. Each play was read blind (with no authorial identification) by a panel of professional writers and the highest scores were chosen and approved by the artistic staff of Mildred's Umbrella.
Now in its ninth year, Museum of Dysfunction has become a staple of Houston theatre festivals, offering a stage for works that may be a little too dark or eccentric on other stages. New for this year, eight spots were held exclusively for high school and college students as a way to encourage their craft and build their portfolio.
The plays selected are:
LINDA by Diana Burbano
SURVIVAL STRATEGY by Donna Hoke
FLIGHT by Evan Guildford-Blake
ESTRAGON'S BOOT by Daniella Vinitski
ONE OR THE OTHER by Emily Vieweg
FILTH by Shannon Murdoch
OF RATS AND MEN by Arthur M. Jolly
YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT by Donna Hoke
OF THE END by Kay Adshead
ABBY AND KSENIA AND THE MONSTER by Matthew Weaver
BETHLEHEM, PA by Suzanne Bradbeer
HANDCUFFED by Audrie Webb, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
PETRA PAN by Emily Elizabethe Lewis, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
THE NAMING OF THINGS by Carol Harkness, University of Houston, Houston, TX
COFFIN NAILS by Magdalena Hill, HSPVA, Houston, TX
FISH by Citlali Chavana, Heights High School, Houston, TX
KELLY by Emily Elizabethe Lewis, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Sonya Rodriguez, Heights High School, Houston, TX
THE BAKE SALE by Evie Cockrell, HSPVA, Houston, TX
More details including directors, casts, and the official performance order will be announced in late May. Half of the plays will be performed the first weekend and the remainder will be performed the second weekend. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are on sale now at www.mildredsumbrella.com.