ten-minute plays http://wfpl.org en Ten-Minute Play Festivals Seek Short Work from Kentucky Writers http://wfpl.org/post/ten-minute-play-festivals-seek-short-work-kentucky-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The contemporary American ten-minute play is practically a Louisville invention – former Actors Theatre producing director Jon Jory was a champion of the form, establishing it</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as a legitimate sub-genre from the early beginnings of the Humana Festival, and the annual National Ten-Minute Play Contest is still administered by Actors </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So it’s no surprise that several Louisville companies have developed a fondness for the short form.</s Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7968 at http://wfpl.org Ten-Minute Play Festivals Seek Short Work from Kentucky Writers REVIEW | Ten-Tucky Festival Showcases Kentucky Playwrights http://wfpl.org/post/review-ten-tucky-festival-showcases-kentucky-playwrights <p>The ten-minute play is a tricky little beast. Within strict time constraints, the playwright has to write a whole play: a full story featuring interesting characters who experience conflict, complications and some kind of change – all in ten minutes or less. It’s harder than it sounds, but it's also a relatively low-risk platform for theater companies to try out lots of new material.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:07:53 +0000 Erin Keane 6825 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Ten-Tucky Festival Showcases Kentucky Playwrights Why You Should Go See 'The Tens' http://wfpl.org/post/why-you-should-go-see-tens-0 <p>Every year, Actors Theatre of Louisville produces a slate of ten-minute plays featuring the members of the acting apprentice company. Many of the plays are directed by directing interns, and literary interns serve as dramaturgs, too. The plays are selected from submissions to the annual National Ten-Minute Play Contest, some of which go on to be produced for the final weekend of the Humana Festival of New American Plays.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:56:26 +0000 Erin Keane 3416 at http://wfpl.org Why You Should Go See 'The Tens'