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2015's Summer Shorts Festival Opens at 59E59 Theaters

The annual festival of one-act plays runs through August 29 with works by Neil LaBute, Lucy Thurber, and more.

J.J. Kandel and Clea Alsip star in Neil LaBute's entry in the festival, 10K.
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The 2015 Summer Shorts festival celebrated its run at 59E59 Theaters with a party on August 10 at Bar Fogo. The annual festival kicked off performances July 17 and will close on August 29.

Zuzanna Szadkowski, Meg Gibson, Michelle Beck, the stars of Matthew Lopez's The Sentinels, pose alongside assistant director Isabel Thornton.
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Series A includes three plays: 10K, written and directed by Neil LaBute and featuring Clea Alsip (Stage Kiss) and J.J. Kandel (Zero Dark Thirty); The Sentinels, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Stephen Brackett, and featuring Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Michelle Beck (The Bridge Project), Meg Gibson (Slipping) and Kellie Overbey (Rapture, Blister, Burn); and Glenburn 12 WP, written by Vickie Ramirez, directed by Kel Haney, and featuring W. Tre Davis (Zooman and the Sign) and Tanis Parenteau (The Way They Live).

The team behind Unstick: actor Alfredo Narciso, director Laura Savia, cast members K.K. Moggie and Carmen Zilles, playwright Lucy Thurber, and assistant director Ali Stoner.
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Series B offers three additional works: Built, written and directed by Robert O'Hara and featuring Justin Bernegger (The Frogs) and Merritt Janson (House for Sale); Love Letters to a Dictator, written by Stella Fawn Ragsdale, directed by Logan Vaughn, and featuring Colby Minifie (Punk Rock); and Unstuck, written by Lucy Thurber, directed by Laura Savia, and featuring Lauren Blumenfeld (The Assembled Parties), K.K. Moggie (Grace), Alfredo Narciso (Edgewise), and Carmen Zilles (Scenes From a Marriage).

Actress Colby Minifie and director Logan Vaughn collaborate on Stella Fawn Ragsdale's solo drama Love Letters to a Dictator.
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