If you have 10 minutes, MTSU Theatre has a play — or two, or five, or six — for you to Zoom into Thursday-Sunday, March 25-28, when students present a half-dozen shows created by emerging playwrights affiliated with the Nashville Repertory Theatre.  

MTSU Theatre 6x10: 10-Minute Play Festival will be broadcast live, and free, from the Anderson Studio Theatre inside the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. March 25-27 and 2 p.m. March 28 on the theatre program’s Facebook page.  

The plays and their MTSU student directors include: 

  • "Your Feets Too Big" by Jonathan Alexandratos, directed by Gavin Strawnato, a senior theatre major from Johnson City, Tennessee. 
  • "As You Dyke It" by Riti Sachdeva, directed by Layla Bahmanziari, a senior theatre major from Murfreesboro. 
  • "How to Be a Widow" by Tori Keenan-Zelt, directed by Liv Hendrix, a senior theatre major from Franklin, Tennessee. 
  • Sachdeva’s "Between," directed by Sean McDevitt, a sophomore theatre major from Nolensville, Tennessee. 
  • "No Ghosts" by Nate Eppler, directed by Zoe Zent, another Murfreesboro senior theatre major. 
  • "Human Resources" by R. Eric Thomas, directed by Maggie Shivers, a senior from Kingston Springs, Tennessee, with a double major in theatre and art. 

Each playwright has participated in Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works Project, which gives emerging writers from across the country a “home away from home” residency for a season, including funds for monthly visits to Nashville and networking and other support and resources to develop a new play. 

Nashville Rep then presents the plays each year at the Ingram New Works Festival. More information about the program is available at https://nashvillerep.org/ingramnewworks.