Feature Stories and Reviews

November 25, 2020

Original Works Publishing has announced the publication of SEVEN DEADLY TENS (A Sinful Collection of Short Plays) by Jonathan Josephson. Each of the internationally-produced, award-winning 10-minute plays was inspired by one of Dante's Seven Deadly Sins, playfully mixing stories of humanity at its worst with wry humor. The plays have been performed by professional theatres, community theatres, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland.

Original Works Publishing has announced the publication of SEVEN DEADLY TENS (A Sinful Collection of Short Plays) by Jonathan Josephson. Each of the internationally-produced, award-winning 10-minute plays was inspired by one of Dante's Seven Deadly Sins, playfully mixing stories of humanity at its worst with wry humor. The seven plays have been performed by professional theatres, community theatres, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland.

The long-awaited performance of the International Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival will finally be presented on Oct. 9-11 at Centers for Performing Arts Bonita Springs’ Moe Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Road. Originally scheduled for one-week after the state’s pandemic lock down in March, plays from around the world will be performed for a live audience — social distancing required.

The long-awaited performance of the International Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival will finally take place October 9-11 at Centers for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. Originally scheduled for one-week after the state’s pandemic lock-down in March, plays from around the world will be performed for a live audience—social-distancing required.
 

This year, the competition grew to include 346 entries from around the world for publication in the fourth volume in the Centers’ series Stage It! 10-Minute Plays books. Ten short plays will be performed each night with subjects varying from alien invasions to jewelry heists, from drunken nights on park benches to film noir on stage.

The long-awaited performance of the International Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival will finally be presented on Oct. 9 – 11 at Centers for Performing Arts Bonita Springs.
 

Originally scheduled for one-week after the state’s pandemic lock down in March, plays from around the world will be performed for a live audience — social-distancing required.  


This year, the competition grew to include 346 entries from around the world for publication in the fourth volume in the Centers’ series Stage It! 10-Minute Plays books. Ten short plays will be performed each night with subjects varying from alien invasions to jewelry heists, from drunken nights on park benches to film noir on stage. 


The playwrights that will be presented are:

  • Jonathan Josephson of Pasadena, California (Dostoevsky)

  • Joe Carlisle of Croton-on-Hudson, New York (First Contact)

  • Martin Keady of London, United Kingdom (Last First)

  • W. L. Newkirk of Celebration, Florida (Locker 142)

  • Craig Moeckly of White Bear Lake, Minnesota (No Honor)

  • Judy Klass of Nashville, Tennessee (Private Dick)

  • Colleen Nicole O’Doherty of Omaha, Nebraska (Ricky and Ready)

  • Michelle Pascua of Celebration, Florida (Single Rider)

  • Marc Paykuss of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (The Tinker Bell Situation)

  • Lindsey Brown of Auckland, New Zealand (Unreasonable Situations)

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents its Staged Reading Series on Friday, Sept.11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moe Auditorium & Film Center at Center for Performing Arts campus, 10150 Bonita Beach Road.
 

The series showcases six new short plays from four local and three international playwrights hailing from Canada, Dubai and Los Angeles: Guy Newsham, Alex Broun and Jonathan Josephson. The four Southwest Florida playwrights featured include: Don Fox, Shawn Ryan, Leslie Sanderson, Deborah Williams. "Our local playwrights are solid comedic writers," said Frank Blocker, the Centers' film and theater director.

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