The brainchild of Artistic Director Van Dirk Fisher, The Strawberry One-Act Festival is a play competition in which the audience and the theatre's judges cast their votes to select the best play, best director, best actor and best actress of the season. Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition, of which 40 are chosen to compete. Plays move from the 1st round to the semi-finals and then the finals. On August 27th the festival culminates with the Awards Ceremony & Performance at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space. Two shows are presented nightly at 7 and 9 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays four shows are presented. The Finals are held August 18 and 19 at 7 PM and August 20 at 3 PM.