Annual playwriters festival on San Juan

  • Tue Sep 4th, 2018 12:03pm
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre

What is the Playwrights Festival? It is an opportunity for new and veteran playwrights alike to develop and present their work onstage. Festival performances of new works, created by islanders, will take place Sept. 6-9 in the Gubelman and Whittier Theatres. Eight plays will be fully staged and performed the 6 through the 9, and seven plays will be performed in a readers-theater format matinee on Sept. 8. Don’t miss seeing island friends and neighbors bring their original works to the stage!.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. (fully staged performances)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. (readings)

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. (fully staged performances)

Tickets for the fully staged performances are $15. Tickets for the readings are pay what you can.

The following plays will be fully staged and performed Sept. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 2 pm during the 2018 SJCT Playwrights Festival:

  • “A Rescue” by Carolyn Jewett
  • “Letting Go” by Jan Zurcher
  • “The Dressmaker” by Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey
  • “The Depot” by Jim Zurcher
  • “For What It’s Worth” by Stan Matthews
  • “Island Man” by Mike Buettell
  • “9th Annual Centennial” by Donald Pollard
  • “Relative Obscurity” by Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey

The following plays will be performed in a readers theatre-format matinee on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.:

  • “Home Exchange” by Debbie Emery
  • “Mind Games” by Carol Hooper
  • “The Diehard” by John Aschoff
  • “A Leak in the Plumbing” by Pamela Herber
  • “A Cellular Prophesy” by Wendy Shepard
  • “The Receptionist” by Clayton Banry
  • World’s Greatest Receptionist by Tawan Shaller

Warning: some plays in the festival contain adult language and content