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Department of Theatre and Dance

10 Minute Play Festival

February 23-26, 2023
Directed by Theatre Performance Faculty

Lab Theatre

Enjoy a fast-paced journey through laughter, heartbreak and everything in between in this collection of 10-minute plays, each directed by a different member of USC’s theatre performance faculty.  Featured plays include:

  • The Bear (by Anton Chekhov / Directed by Dustin Whitehead), a 1900 comedy about two irascible characters finding love amid the most contentious of circumstances;
  • Gershwin’s Last Ride (by USC alum Ryan Stevens / Directed by Patrick Michael Kelly), a rodeo-set play about a prize-winning bull and the hot-shot cowboy who takes him on; 
  • Coq Au Vin (by Jon Robin Baitz / Directed by Marybeth Gorman Craig), a darkly satiric story of two actors trying to find purpose in the only gig they can get – playing chickens at a county fair;
  • Memory Sounds (by J.J. Steinfeld / Directed by David Britt), a powerful story of connection between two generations represented by a college student and an elderly Holocaust survivor; and, 
  • Three Guys and a Brenda (by Adam Bock / Directed by Erica Tobolski), a comedy about three tough guys and the female co-worker who renders them speechless.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.