Barrington Stage Company hosted the 5th annual 10×10 New Play Festival, featuring 10 ten-minute plays by 10 playwrights. All of the plays were performed by a diverse ensemble of six actors.

BSC’s 2016 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

February 11-28

ThursdayFriday, & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm
Sunday February 21 at 7:30pm

BSC’s St. Germain Stage, located at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.

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TITLES & PLAYWRIGHTS

The Still Point of the Turning World 
By Emily Taplin Boyd
Directed by Julianne Boyd

1940, London: a librarian trapped during the worst of the Blitz considers the poetry of T.S. Eliot.

Thin Air
By Tom Coash
Directed by John Miller-Stephany

A female tightrope walker tries to set her fears aside and take that first step back onto the wire.

’04: A Muse of Fire
By Andrew Dolan
Directed by Julianne Boyd

You think you understand Red Sox Yankees enmity?  You have no IDEA…

When Babies Fly
By Steven Korbar
Directed by Julianne Boyd

On a redeye flight from New York to London, a screaming child prompts a lively conversation between two strangers.

Dr. Kessler
By Ana Nogueira
Directed by Julianne Boyd

After four years of relationship bliss, the rose has come off the bloom for Mark and Carol. When they seek the help of a prominent therapist, they receive some unorthodox advice.

Eight Seconds
By Sean Harris Oliver
Directed by John Miller-Stephany

Inside a rodeo corral near Calgary, Alberta, a young man trains to become a bronco rider under the watchful eye of his cowboy father.

Best in Class
By Ann Marie Shea
Directed by Julianne Boyd

Emily and Roger’s divorce is even less successful than their marriage had been, due in some measure to a sloppy division of “assets,”  including Suzi, the French poodle, and Jack, the Jack Russell terrier.

Turtles and Bulldogs
By Scott C. Sickles
Directed by John Miller-Stephany

Collin just ran into the guy he had a crush on in high school… thirty-five years later… at the cemetery. They have some catching up to do.

The Book of Ruth
By Joseph Samuel Wright
Directed by John Miller-Stephany

Late 1920s – Fentress County, Tennessee. Ruth returns from Knoxville with a plan how she and her friend, Grace, can escape the prying eyes of everyone in town.

Best Lei’d Plans
By Kelly Younger
Directed by John Miller-Stephany

One beach wedding, two mothers-in-law, four pina coladas, and a ‘safe word’ lead to a surprising new relationship and best laid plans.

“The fifth annual festival of short plays
known as 10×10 again makes a strong case for the
underappreciated little sibling of full-length works.”

Albany Times Union

“This is a company of actors who make
telling connections and meaningful choices.”

Berkshire Eagle

“A perfect midwinter break that will
lift everyone’s spirits”

Berkshire On Stage and Screen

“Always a wonder, seeing new talent develop
the written word in so many ways. Barrington Stage
is the place to go to find out what you will see in the
future and wonder about what – and whom – you won’t.
I never miss it.”

Berkshire Bright Focus

MEET THIS YEAR’S 10X10 CAST

Keefe JAKE KEEFE hails from a tiny little town in New Hampshire, and he is very excited to be making his Barrington stage debut with 10×10! Jake got his BFA at Syracuse University and uses it every single day. He loves comedy and has travelled America studying and teaching improvisation everywhere from Hawaii to New York. He currently performs weekly on a house team at the People’s Improv Theatre in New York and produces a monthly story telling show with his best friend of twenty years. Jake also wants you to know he loves dogs, so much.
May ANDREW MAY Acting Credits include: War Horse (International Tour) and Moon for the Misbegotten (Pearl Theatre, NYC). Andrew has also worked at Theatres including Williamstown, The Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Studio Arena DC, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Great Lakes Theater, Victory Gardens, The Goodman and many more. Film/Television includes Big Love (HBO), Striking Distance (Paramount), The Babe Ruth Movie, and What She Doesn’t Know (Lifetime). Directing credits includes Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Cleveland Playhouse and The Wild Project. He has guest directed at numerous universities including USC, Case Western Reserve, Ohio State and Baldwin-Wallace.
Micucci MADISON MICUCCI is delighted to be performing for the first time at Barrington Stage! In 2013 she graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in musical theater. She was recently seen in The Crucible at Pioneer Theater Company and on Orange is the New Black season 3. She feels so grateful to be working on exciting new material at 10×10!
Neely2 MATT NEELY is delighted to be back at Barrington Stage! BSC: 10×10 New Play Festival (5th year!), The Crucible. Off-Broadway: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Hospital. Off-Off-Broadway: The Trial, The Heart of a Dog, A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Furies, Twelfth NightSex and Other Collisions, Spare Change, Marriage, Unreal City. Matt is also a Financial Advisor at Neely Investments, Inc. (neelyinvestmentsinc.com) and certified yoga guide (yoga-matt.co). MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and The Moscow Art Theater, BS in Theater from Skidmore College. Love to Margo, Allie and the fam!
 

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KELLEY RAE O’DONNELL is a member of New York’s Labyrinth Theater Company. Theater credits include: The Trouble with Nicole (Dorset Theatre Festival), Holy Laughter (Denver Center), The Discarded (BAM), loveness: i will only love you once (NY Fringe Festival), The Ansel Intimacy (Premiere Stages), Kill Shakespeare (HERE Arts Center), Roberta (United Solo), Clown Bar (Pipeline Theatre Company), Different Words for The Same Thing (Page 73), Hot Bubbles (John Patrick Shanley), The Atmosphere of Memory (Labyrinth Theater Company), Heal Me Television (Southern Rep.), Action Philosophers! (Brick), Fight Girl Battle World (HERE Arts Center). More information on Kelley can be found at: www.kellrod.com.
Wilson PEGGY PHARR WILSON At BSC: His Girl Friday, Guys and Dolls, The Crucible, To Kill A Mockingbird, Carousel, Laramie Project: Epilogue, 10×10 Festival (’12,’13,’14,‘15) BAT: Doubt; Shakespeare & Company: Leap Year; New York: Six Women with Brain Death (co-author, and performed it also in Chicago, Dallas & Kansas City). Regional: 10 seasons with Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado performing over 50 roles, including Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (best actress Ovation Award Denver Post), Shirley Valentine, Moon for the Misbegotten and 3 Viewings. Many regional including: Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre 3, Kansas City Rep, Unicorn, KC Lyric Opera, White River in Vermont and Rose Theatre in Chicago. Married to Managing Director Tristan Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10x10 New Play Festival - 2016