Scriptwriters/Houston’s 23nd Annual 10×10 Showcase
July 11 – 20, 2013
Scriptwriters/Houston in association with Next Stage Press, invites you to explore the light and dark sides of humanity in this night of new works by Houston area playwrights.
Scriptwriters/Houston’s annual 10×10 Showcase that will take place at Country Playhouse for seven performances from July 11th – 20th. The showcase for years has provided the finest sampling of theatre works written by area playwrights that the Bayou City has to offer. This year’s production brings together over 50 playwrights, directors, actors and other theatre professionals from across the city.
The evening also features eight original monologues by Eric C. Jones, Jane Wiley Keep, Pat Morgan, Denise O’Neal, James Reed, Raymond Terry, Devan Wade and Michael Weems.
The ten selected plays are:
1) POWER BREAKFAST by Lauren Tunnell
Directed by Rachel Dickson
It’s not like Erin would ever deliberately use sex as a means to advance in her field. But if you happen to find yourself in bed with someone who happens to be a brilliant career connection, you might as well take advantage of the situation.
Starring: Domonique Champion and Kalin Coates
2) PLAYING THE GAME by Steve Stewart
Directed by Steve Carpentier
At a prestigious university, the successful and popular head men’s basketball coach attempts to pressure a history professor on the faculty into passing his star player using all his clout and cunning, but the professor doesn’t relent so easily.
Starring: Rolando Cantu, Jr., Robert L. Jacobs, Jr. and Rich Taylor
3) DOG GONE by Walter Boyd
Directed by Keshia Lovewell
A husband’s obsessive unnatural mutual love for his good big dog finally incites his jealous, nutty wife into a frenzy with a double murder on her mind. She deftly goes about executing her crafty plan for retributive justice.
Starring: Lisa Britton and Joseph Lockett
4) DEATH BY BLOODY MARY by Nicholas Garelick
Directed by Amy Pope
Joe has no choice but to resort to urban legend to get results, only to discover that it doesn’t work out the way he remembered
Starring: David Bradley and Rebecca Johnson-Edgerly
5) I DON’T CARE MUCH FOR COFFEE by Alex Scott
Directed by Scott McWhirter
Have you ever wondered about the internal monologues of the people you meet? Shelby Hart hasn’t. But on an otherwise ordinary day, she finds herself surrounded by soliloquies and exposition in the middle of a library.
Starring: Katelyn Barr, Beverly Hutchinson, Iggy Nguyen, Anthony Torres and Tyrrell Woolbert
6) SISTER FRED by Joe Barnes
Directed by Elvin Moriarty
Patrick is having a nervous breakdown so severe that he refuses to come out from under his bed. Neither his wife nor his psychoanalyst is able to help. So they turn to Patrick’s fourth grade teacher — the ancient but still terrifying Sister Mary Frederick.
Starring: Tad Howington, Lee Raymond, Gabe Velazquez and Kaitlyn Walker
7) THE MEGAMART MEGASALE by Marilyn Lewis
Directed by Lulu Mire
You can buy anything truly anything at the Megamart if you’re willing to wade through what’s left behind
Starring: Cindy Parker and Eddie Rodriguez (1st Weekend)/Louis Crespo (2nd Weekend)
8) TROMBONE TRASH by Rachel Dickson
Directed by Devan Wade
An exploration of the challenge of having clear communication, no matter the kind of relationship.
Starring: Beverly Hutchinson, Justin Mouton and Callina Situka
9) THE LAST CATS by Fernando Dovalina
Directed by Lauren Tunnell
After three years of not seeing each other, a wife who ran off with a younger man surprises her estranged husband by visiting him in the home they once shared with two cats. In a play that is by turns hilarious, provocative and touching, the husband and wife allow old memories to blossom, they dissect old hurts, and they consider how time ravages people and those they love, including cats. But after three years, why has she returned now?
Starring: Patrick Jennings and Ananka Kohnitz
10) ORDINARY LIFE by John Meiners
Directed by Haley Cooper
A couple stop at an ordinary diner and discover Shakespeare was right. “Life is Theater.”
Starring: Melanie Burke, Bob Galley, Tad Howington, Eric Huckabay and Melissa Huckabay
Email Scriptwriters/Houston: [masked] for reservations
Ticket Prices: $15, $10 for groups of 8 or more