Woo hoo! It's our biggest, baddest, most awesomest Ten Minute Play Festival yet! And it's at a larger venue - the Clinton Street Theater. They got actual theater seats bolted to the ground! It's going to be Mythological Madness!
About the festival:
The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a seasonal collaborative event created by Monkey With a Hat On. The festival features eleven locally written ten minute plays. Each play features different writers, actors and directors - many people are involved. The festival is a seasonal opportunity for Portland artists to share moments. It's also an opportunity for the audience to see a wide range of stories in one night. It's a sweet, fun, high energy, festival atmosphere.
For this festival, all plays are Mythology themed! The plays range in tonalities, styles and the interpretation of the theme. Think Zeus, the Pied Piper, Mayan gods, Jesus as a teenager, Poseidon as a jolly sailor, Kool-Aid, Santa Clause, the journey of the sperm to the egg, and more!
We started the Ten Minute Play Fest because we wanted there to be inexpensive, fun theater where we could involve a wide range of different types of artists. None of us are professional 'thespians'. We are writers, waiters, cooks, bike messengers, city workers, teachers, coffee shop workers, and everything in between. When we first started the fest, we thought it would be a yearly festival. However, since there has been so much support in both artists and audience, we do the festival seasonally. Since August 2011, this will be our sixth festival. It's a festival of stories, and is a heck of a time.
Also, we are encouraging the audience to dress up in the mythological theme! Dress up as a god, goddess, mythological character, a dragon, a unicorn, a monster, anything mythological!
Here we go Myth City!