The Players Theatre 7th Annual Short Play Festival – SEX! – Announces Selected Plays

The Players Theatre 7th Annual Short Play Festival – SEX! – Announces Selected Plays

The third floor windows are steaming up at The Players Theatre on MacDougal Street as they prepare to present the seventh annual Short Play Festival - Sex! There is nothing like a spicy play to chase away those winter blues and these 15 playwrights have created the forbidden cure.

The festival encourages playwrights to push the boundaries of convention and explore our most basic instincts by producing something new and provocative. Selected from almost one hundred submissions, the 15 finalists are from all over the country including: Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Illinois and New York. Starting on February 08, each week (for three consecutive weeks) five original short plays, by five separate playwrights, will be presented with a "Best of the Week" production being selected by audience vote.

The playwrights are responsible for their own production and act as producer for their piece. Many of the playwrights have participated in other festivals at The Players Theatre and several were award winners in past years. Artistic Director, Brenda Bell, commented "It was a difficult process narrowing the selection to only 15 plays - we had so many excellent pieces to select from. This year's tempting menu offers everything from the plight of a novice dominatrix to over-caffeinated dating blues to a middle-age virginal dilemma and some modern twists on sweet little red and her wolf. These 15 minute plays leave you craving more... the perfect date night mood setter!"

The Festival runs February 8th - 25th at The Players Theatre in the 3rd floor Steve and Marie Sgouros Black Box located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7p and Sunday at 3p. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: or at the box office. See a complete list of the plays below. The Short Play and Musical Festival (SPF) is presented three times a year. The June theme is NYC and the October theme is horror. Submissions for NYC open February 15th.

Week 1: February 08-11, 2018

Turnabout by Christopher Marshall
The Depressed Hustler by Michael S. Piatkowski
Countdown by Straton Rushing
The Fairy Tale of America by Michael Niederman
Business As Usual by Genny Yosco

Week 2: February 15-18, 2018

The Eggshells by JC Hopkins
Matt and Susan and Greg and Julie by Walter Thinnes
The Heart Wants by Danielle Fink
V Card by Stacey Weingarten
Belgium Has Fallen by Michael Long

Week 3: February 22-25, 2018

45 Coffee Dates - an excerpt by Antonia Kasper
BeeKeeper by Jack Rushton
Whole by Alina Jacobs
Red and the Wolf by Ingrid Oslund
Meep-meep by Paul Pasulka

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