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Produced by Carlo Rivieccio and Christy Benanti, the Shortened Attention Span One-Act Festival presents 20 plays, each under 20 minutes, over the course of four weeks. Every performance includes 5 plays and each play is presented 5 times during the festival. An audience favorite will be named each week, with the winner receiving a $100 prize.

“We felt that the short form is greatly under represented, especially in the summer theatre festivals in NYC, so we decided to create a festival that celebrates the short play. Our shows cover a wide range of topics from romance stories to diva penguins to war plays to talking sirloins. We wanted a little of every type of genre to be represented in the Festival.”
— Carlo Rivieccio & Christy Benanti

Performance Schedule:

Week 1: June 13 – 17
Slot A – Theatre Ghost by Mim Granahan
Slot B – Life in E Sharp by Jonathan G. Galvez
Slot C – Girl Hates Cabs by Warren Schultz
Slot D – Feed Me What I Drink by Ian Grody
Slot E – Yes Before Goodbye by Dan Chen

Week 2: June 20 – 24
Slot A – The Titanic Trivia Game by Lisa Haeber
Slot B – Looking for Love by J. Boyer
Slot C – The Solution by Stewart Rudy and Julia Susman
Slot D – Tenacity by Scott T. Barsotti
Slot E – Speak to Me by Bob Ost

Week 3: June 27 – July 1
Slot A – Death and Deception by Catherine Lamm
Slot B – Sunday Kind of Love by Concetta Rose Rella
Slot C – The Café by Kyle Bradstreet
Slot D – Rich On Skins by Joe Lauinger
Slot E – Penguins Are Mad Scary by Michael Tester

Week 4: July 2 – July 8
Slot A – Sirloins in Space by Joel Hanson
Slot B: Beer and the Meaning of Life by Carlo Rivieccio
Slot C: Little Squirrel by Caroline McGraw
Slot D and E: Plays for the Sunni Triangle by Jerrod Bogard

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 14, 2007 Final Performance: July 8, 2007

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