SHORT PLAY FEST 2022
SHORT PLAY FEST
Four Curated Directors
Four Emerging Playwrights
One Dynamic Festival
The Makers' Ensemble Presents their first SHORT PLAY FEST. Four Curated Directors lead a work in progress showing of four new plays by four emerging playwrights.
Sarah Elizabeth Yorke directs
MARINA ABRAMOVIC SAID THIS IN A PODCAST
by Claire Tumey
In an alternate New York-- or perhaps in New York's Near Future-- you can engage in app-based sexual economic exchange as easily as you can find a hook-up on Tinder. A newly-unemployed and creatively-starved Jessica-- stage name "Jupiter"-- drunkenly and impulsively orders the services of user xxJohnnyCashxx for purposes unbeknownst to him, which leads to a night of messy artistic exploration and uncomfortable truths. A working metaphor on the way the white gaze in art and in life can corrupt, despite whatever performative strives society has made in the name of equality.
Talia Paulette Oliveras directs
by Mayah Lourdes Burke
4SZNS follows NATURE, a force to be reckoned with, and PARTNER, who does their best to keep up. The two lovers navigate what it means to be in a relationship with someone who just doesn’t understand the other.
Neeta Thadani directs
by Emmy Weissman
Sugar is a documentary theatre piece that explores three women's experiences working as sugar babies in NYC, originally developed in 2016. The script interweaves the transcripts of these women's interviews, interrogating their feelings on their work, other people's perception of it, and the complications of empowerment.
Gabe Moses directs
by Cris Eli Blak
A store clerk in a small Texas town makes acquaintances with a young Black man passing through town who has a love for country music. Their conversation becomes one about passions, dreams, differences, and why putting a label on yourself only limits your potential.