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July 24, 2024

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Theater Bug’s 10-Minute Play Festival Feb 2-3

The second annual festival includes works by several area young writers.

The Theater Bug, the local community-oriented theater for young people, presents The Theater Bug Ten-Minute Play Festival next month. Two evenings of new plays by young writers takes place February 2 – 3 at 7 p.m. at Riverside RevivalΒ located at 1600 Riverside Drive. Each night features a set of new plays. See all of the plays by attending both evenings.

The Ten-Minute Play Festival lets you experience drama and comedy through a wide range of topics. Themes include family relationships, unexpected connections and more.

Eight young writers are represented this year. Writers include Sable Higginbotham, Madison Medor, Iyanu Otukpe, Jasper Paisley, Braige Roley, Mira Todd, Jalen Walker and James Walker.

Theater Bug’s 10-Minute Play Festival

To be included in the festival, young writers must be invited. First, writers submit their 10-minute play to the Theater Bug for a professional reading. If your play is selected, you get to participate in a week-long development workshop led by playwright Nate Eppler, Director of The Playground. In addition, Managing Artistic Director, Cori Anne Laemmel co-leads the workshops.

Finally, the plays are presented as staged readings featuring Theater Bug’s young performers in addition to local professional artists.

Some plays feature mature themes and language. Parental discretion is advised when bringing children under 13 years old. Tickets are $15 and are available online at or at the door (if available) for $18. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for those unable to afford the ticket price, limit two per family. To request, email




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