10-Minute Play Festival July 24-28 @ 7pm LCC Outdoor Amphitheater Student-written work Various directors

Summer Stage finale

Student-written plays are featured in the final free Summer Stage festival production July 24-28.

The 10-Minute Play Festival presents a workshop production of six short plays written by LCC Theatre students and directed by LCC Theatre alumni. The students wrote the scripts as part of their Introduction to Theatre course during spring semester 2024, taught by theatre faculty Andy Callis and Blake Bowen. The featured plays are:

Hidden Riches, Hidden Lies by Amelia West, directed by Iris Raine. The patriarch of the Smith family hatches an elaborate plan in hopes of bringing his wayward family together.

The Egg by Ignatius Arleth, directed by Samantha Hall-Leonhardt. Two people occupy a barren room with only a couch and a television, but only one person knows why they’re there.

The Right Way by Leiana Mireles, directed by Mak and Kallie Marrison. Two school friends reunite and both realize there may be more to their relationship than just friendship.

Gone West by Daisy McGuire, directed by Doak Bloss. A mother and son reunite after his involuntary 90-day wilderness retreat.

Hot Sauce in Da Fridge by Chandler Donelson, directed by Molly Sullivan. Four roomies go to the extreme to satisfy their late-night cravings with dire results.

Delivery Dilemmas by Kylie Fowler, directed by Steve Lee. All they want is to deliver this one pizza, but it turns out to be anything but easy.

Workshopping new plays during rehearsals is a common approach to presenting new scripts. It allows directors and actors to concentrate on the development of the script, its characters, and the process of collaboration in presenting an original work. The audience brings their reactions that help develop the play further, and potentially the plays may be fully produced in the future.

Performances are held at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, July 24-28 in the Outdoor Amphitheater on LCC’s downtown campus, located on Washington Square between the Gannon Building and Dart Auditorium. Free parking is available in the Gannon Ramp as well as on the streets around campus.

In the event of inclement weather, the performance will move into Dart Auditorium.

For more information, please contact the LCC Performing Arts Production office at 517-483-1122 or email tuffordl@star.lcc.edu.