Ten Minute Playhouse To Return in November With Full Slate of New Scripts


Hoping to capitalize on the overwhelming success of May's showcase of 18 new plays by local playwrights, New Works Nashville has announced the return of the new and improved The Ten Minute Playhouse - with an exciting new element, according to curator Nate Eppler.

Set for November 6 and 7 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, The Ten Minute Playhouse will again feature brand new ten-minute plays by Middle Tennessee playwrights. In addition, two scripts read at the May event will be produced and staged in New Works Nashville's ongoing commitment to nurturing emerging playwrights in Music City.

"This was a logical evolution of our inaugural Ten Minute Playhouse," Eppler explains. "New voices are vital to the life of local theatre and we think offering writers the opportunity to see their ten-minute play potentially go from a staged reading to a realized production is one exciting way to amplify those voices."

The two plays to be featured alongside the new readings will be announced with the full slate of plays in October.

Submissions of new ten-minute plays may be made through 5pm Friday, October 7, 2011 by emailing a PDF attachment to NewWorksNashville@gmail.com. Full submission guidelines and requirements are posted online at TenMinutePlayhouse.com. Volunteer actors and directors interested in participating in The Ten Minute Playhouse are urged to visit the website for additional information and to email New Works Nashville for further details.

Audiences in attendance will be treated to see two nights of new plays, but will also have the opportunity to give the playwrights feedback following the readings in sessions moderated by Tennessee Rep artistic associate Lauren Shouse.

"Lauren's experience handling new plays and working with playwrights through the creative process is invaluable," says co-curator Chris Bosen. "Whether it's her work with the Ingram New Works Festival or her direction of Long Way Down, she clearly understands how to bring new works to fruition."

All performances of The Ten Minute Playhouse at the Darkhorse Theater will start at 7:30 p.m. Door open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

For further details, visit the website at www.TenMinutePlayhouse.com.


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