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Samuel French OOB Festival Tickets Are Now On Sale

Samuel French OOB Festival Tickets Are Now On Sale

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to open 2018 ticket sales with an announcement of this year's Top 30 playwrights.

Chosen from over 850 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, these 30 writers will present their plays and musicals during a week-long festival, August 21-25. All performances will take place at The Vineyard's Dimson 15th Street Theatre in New York City. For a complete list of this year's Top 30, see the list at the end of this release.

The OOB Festival kicks off on Tuesday, August 21. During each weekday performance, a panel of distinguished industry judges will choose one to four plays to move on to the finals. These finalists will present their plays and musicals on Saturday, August 25, at which time the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces. These short works will be published and made available for licensing in an anthology that will become the 43rd edition of the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays series.

Tickets for all performances are $18. This year, the Festival will also be offering a $72 Festival Pass. This pass gains the holder access to the first four nights of the Festival, allowing them to see all 30 productions at a 50% discount. For tickets and a complete performance calendar, click here.

Originating in 1975, the OOB Festival is one of Samuel French's primary initiatives to introduce the next wave of emerging playwrights. In the 43 years of the OOB Festival, over 550 theatre companies and schools have participated. Applicants have included companies from coast to coast as well as from Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The Festival has served as a doorway to future success for many aspiring playwrights. Recently, Audrey Cefaly whose full-length version of her 40th OOB Festival winning play, The Gulf, won this year's Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBTQ Drama. Martyna Mayok's play The Cost of Living (originally produced as part of 39th OOB Festival as John, Who's Here from Cambridge) won the 2018 Pulitzer prize for Drama. Other notable past participants include Theresa Rebeck, Shirley Lauro, Sheila Callaghan, Bekah Brunstetter, Steve Yockey, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Korde Arlington Tuttle.

To stay up to date with all Festival information, follow @OOBFestival on Twitter, facebook.com/oobfestival, and #OOBFestival on all social platforms.

The 43rd Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Finalists:

AQUAMARINE by Bixby Elliot
BAD CHINESE by Ruth Tang
BAKED GOODS Book by Charlie Cohen, Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna, Music by Helen Park, Orchestrations by Collin Martin
BALLGIRL by Gracie Gardner
BETTER by Vince Gatton
BLUE SKIES by Rae Binstock
BURIED by Audrey Webb
CHOOSING LOVE by Chisa Hutchinson
CLICK! (A TRAVEL MOTIF) by Jared Eberlein
HEAVY by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
IT'S NOT A BLACK THING by Tesa Borbridge
JUST DESSERTS by David MacGregor
KOI STORY by Timothy Huang
LA NEGROPHILIE: A STORY BASED ON THE LIFE OF Josephine Baker by Zakiya Iman Markland
LACRIMOSA by Christopher Marshall
PAPER WEDDING RING by Matthew Andrade
PLOVER by Ryan Fogarty
POSTSCRIPT by Janet Thielke
PRECIPICE by Alex Dremann
RABIOSA by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
RE: OBLIVION by Seamus Sullivan
SEX FRIENDS by Serena Berman
SO BEAUTIFUL by Barbara Lhota
SOMEONE GETS SHOT by Jake Martin
STALLED by Sharon E. Cooper
THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL by Patrick Flynn
THE FORGOTTEN PLACE by Jeff Locker
THE LAST FIRST DATE by Reed Arnold
THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN DAVE'S MIND by Amanda R. Martinez
TIGER BARB by Jordan W. Morille

Samuel French is the world's leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals. The company's catalog features some of the most acclaimed work ever written for the stage and titles by writers at the forefront of contemporary drama. Samuel French is proud to have served as a leader in theatrical publishing and licensing for over 180 years and is committed to the future by championing playwrights, innovating the industry, and celebrating all those who make theatre happen around the world.



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