The Rosendale Theatre's Short Play Festival features all original short plays that speak to different perspectives on LGBTQ+ issues and themes, personal, political, and everything in between. The playwrights and titles of their plays include “Oppression and Pearls” by Jenny Lyn Bader,” Green with Enby” by Allison Fradkin, “A Marriage is a Story We Tell and Keep Telling” by Danielle Frimer, “Pronouns” by Cathy Gigante-Brown, “First Date” by Matthew Heftler, “2 Boys on a Beach on a Hot Summer's Night” by James Edwin Parker, “Intimacy” by Brian Petti, “The Spirit is Willing” by Nicole Quinn, and “Training Camp” by David Simpatico.
The cast includes Stephany Hitchcock, Jessica Joy, Marianne Matthews, Zelda aka Judith Z. Miller, Ilona Molnar, Blake Pfeil, Bill Solley, Griffin Stenger, Aimee Trumbore, and Jeremiah Wenutu
The festival is directed by Susan Einhorn (Artistic Director), Guy Anthony, and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga and is produced by Ann Citron.
In addition to the short plays, this year's festival also features short films from Queer Youth Animated, an original series produced by The Future Perfect Project, and the HUDSY original, Andramada.
“This is our 4th all original short play festival at the Rosendale Theatre,” said Live Theatre Director Ann Citron. “This year’s theme, Love is Love, the LGBTQ+ Plays, brought so many wonderful submissions. The subject speaks to the hearts and minds of our community and especially now, again, when we are experiencing increased violence and hatred towards our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. We are thrilled to bring these life affirming stories into the mainstream for our Live Theatre season.”
The Rosendale Theatre's Short Play Festival is produced with the assistance of the Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Performance dates are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10 and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale where there is ample parking in the lot behind the theatre. Tickets, available in advance (recommended), are $20/$18 members.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ann Citron, Theatre Arts Director, at ann@rosendaletheatre, visit rosendaletheatre.org or call 845-658-8989.
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