Living On The Edge VII – June 2-4

Lizzy Sulkowski and Steve Taber, two of our actors at the public reading on March 20th.

Actors’ Theatre is proud to present our seventh annual Ten Minute Play Festival, Living On The Edge VII.  This year’s theme is Making Art, Making Money.  Each year, a call for submissions is sent out and we receive a wonderful response from local, (and some not so local,) playwrights.  The Living On The Edge Committee then selects fifteen of the scripts to be read at a public reading.  All guests at the reading are then invited, and encouraged, to provide feedback to the authors.

Audience members enjoying the public reading of Living On The Edge submissions.

Our public reading this year took place on March 20th.  Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids would like to send a big thank you to all of those that were involved in this fantastic day – from the playwrights, to the performers, to the Committee members that made it happen (and brought treats!), to our own Voluntary Literary Manager, Randy Wyatt, who read stage directions, moderated the feedback sessions and kept things moving.  We deeply really appreciate all of your hard work!

Five finalists were chosen to be presented in full production in the “black box” performance space.  Be sure and mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss this fantastic night of theatre!

LOTE VII, A Ten Minute Play Festival performance dates:

June 2 – 8:00 PM
June 3 – 8:00 PM
June 4 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

At the Spectrum Theater – 160 Fountain St NE  (Room 201)
Reminder:  The black box is general admission seating and seating is very limited!  Call ahead to reserve your tickets.

The plays being performed this year are:

Selling It
Written by: G.M. (Bud) Thompson
Directed by: Calin Skindmore

Hans Heikkinen, Will Gearing, Tracey Walker, and Cheryl Lamar

A casual visitor to an art gallery encounters a unique piece on display that challenges his concepts of what art is… or can be…or should be: aesthetic expression? Social statement? Commercially viable generator of funding for future pieces? Welcome to a world where art can be… has to be… all those things at the same time. Is anyone buying it?

Extra-Curricular Activities
Written by: Kristin Andrea Hanratty
Directed by: Lizzy Sulkowski

Is what we do for a living the true definition of who we are? In the comedy Extra-Curricular Activities, a young hotshot lawyer is confronted by two co-workers about her scandalous after work activities, but they too must deal with their own unconventional aspirations.

How To Make A Mobile
Written by: Randy Wyatt
Directed by: Steve Taber

Lila discovers that she may not know everything about her daughter Colleen – or about Alexander Calder.

A Very Lovely Dress
Written by: D. Richard Tucker
Directed by: Becky Smith

Sarah goes for a dress fitting in preparation for the most important day of her life… but not exactly what we were expecting.

Written by: Todd Michael Lewis
Directed by: Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz

For artist Jeremy Filburn, separating the art from the artist becomes increasingly challenging when a woman comes back into his life.

Again, Actors Theatre would like to send a special thank you to the following folks:

Randy Wyatt, Ellie Gramer, Jim Cantrell and Cheryl Lamar

Kitty Carpenter
Jim Cantrell
Steve Taber
Hans Heikkinen
Tracey Walker
Shelly Urbane
Jon Clausen
Lizzy Sulkowski
Ellie Gramer
Will Gearing
Becky Smith
Cheryl Lamar
Kyle Dutkiewicz
Patti Dutkiewicz
Deb Cleland Nowakoski
Todd Lewis
Randy Wyatt

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