I’ve written a number of short plays and they sometimes seem to go in and out of vogue as they are chosen or rejected by various theaters around the country. Recently I’ve had two pieces of good news about a ten-minute play “Meeting Without End.” It sends up corporate speak and company meetings (I’ve had to endure too many of them).
Rover Dramawerks of Plano, Texas (between Dallas and Fort Worth) has chosen it to be included in their third annual 10-minute comedy play festival July 20-29. The list of winners:
Crime Spree by Tom Deiker
Fighting Mr. Right by Barbara Lindsay
I Was Fine Until You Came Into the Room by Rich Orloff
Locker 142 by William Newkirk
Meeting Without End by Walter Thinnes
Romeo and Juliet: Epilogue by William Sikorski
Small Talk by David MacGregor
Therapy Dog by Scott Mullen
Welcome to Intercourse by Tracey Jane Smith
In addition my niece Juliana (Toni) Thinnes chose the play for her directing class project and it will be performed in May at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. I am looking forward to attending the Saturday, May 13 performance at 7:30 and will participate in a talkback after the show.