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Charles Busch, Arthur Kopit, et al. to Jury Samuel French Inc. Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Charles Busch
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Charles Busch, Jordan Harrison, Arthur Kopit, Leslie Lee, and Billy Van Zandt will be among the jurors for the 34th annual Samuel French Inc. Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, which will run at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, July 14-19.

The week-long festival will feature a full program of the selected plays performed for this panel of judges, with one or more plays selected each night to move on to the finals. From the finalists, six will be selected for publication and licensing by Samuel French, Inc.

As previously announced, plays will include Airborne by Laura Jacqmin, American Royal by Gabe McKinley, Amphibians by Casey Wimpee, (baptism) by Harrison David Rivers, Barron, CA by Jessica Hinds, the bus that got cut over its eye by Matthew Paul Olmos, The Cooking King by Sharon E. Cooper, Diving Kitty by Suzanne Bachner, Doll Play by Tony Glazer, The Dorsal Striatum by Trish Harnetiaux, Drop by Pete Barry and J. Michael DeAngelis, The Education of Macoloco by Jen Silverman, Foreclosure by George Cameron Grant, Free Play by Michael Niederman, Generation Graffiti by Janine Nabers, Gilbert, or Death by Obituary by Michael Vukadinovich, H.R. by Eric Coble, The Hardly Wonder by Jason Gray Platt, Humble Pie by Leslie Gwyn, I Can Tell Your Handbag is Fake by Dean Lundquist, and Just Knots by Christina Gorman.

Selections will also include Laying Off by James McLindon, Metro Psalm by J. Julian Christopher, Mom Was a Carney by Andrew Podell, Monday by Gloria Williams, The Monster by Eric Fallen, Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second by Pete Barry, realer than that by Kitt Lavoie, Slutty Slutty Butterslut: Three Pieces About Baking by Lucy Alibar, with music by Lucy Alibar and Portia Krieger, The Student by Matt Hoverman, Survival by Dano Madden, Teddy Ballgame by Caitlin Mitchell, This is Jeopardy by Killian Beldy, Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, A Time Ripe and Rare by Sue Bigelow and Carol Davis, Toad Suck by Rebecca Cohen, Up With (Some) People by Joshua Conkel, We Appear To Have Company by Greg Freier, We Semi-Solids Melting Into Air by Jon Kern, and Yes Yes Yes by David Johnston.

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