Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its third annual Take 10, an evening of nine 10-minute plays from aspiring playwrights across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition. The 10-minute plays are:
Topper by Kimber Lee from the University of Texas
Greg and Carl are on the verge of calling off their wedding, but with help from some unlikely friends they may find a way to have their cake and eat it, too.
Lady Dickborough's Decadence by Michael Mitnick from Yale University
A serene, afternoon tea in the edenic garden of Lady Duckborough is interrupted by a startling visitor in this Oscar Wilde meets David Mamet jaunt.
Stacking by Joe Luis Cedillo from Iowa University
A poetic meditation on the guilt and questioning surrounding a young soldier's death through language by those far and near to him.
Me and You by Jacob Burstein-Stern from UCLA
A play about a play about a play about a love play and a love.
We Had Plans by Brian Forrester from Carnegie Mellon
A play about the disturbing things to which pain makes us feel entitled.
Anybody Woulda by Greg Hundemer from Northwestern University
A girl and a man who met accidentally and their emotions, pent up for several years, burst free.
Fireman in the 9th by Ronald McCants from UCSD
This play centers around two strangers watching a Little League game who have intertwined pasts and grapple with the idea of fate.
Ya Heard Me by Daniella Shoshan from Columbia University
Two worse-for-wear Irish farmers debate the ramifications and due reckoning when one of their own discovers Jesus in a potato.
Hand of Horror by Anne Marie Healy from Brown University
A film Noire!