Playfest 2021-’22

A showcase of winning short plays by young playwrights, performed and livestreamed Apr. 1–10, 2022.

Written by:
Rebecca Bain
Katie Kloberdanz
Zoey Waller

Dates & Show Times:

Apr. 1–10, 2022:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Summary

Spotlight continues its annual showcase of new one-act plays by the winners of its summer contest for young playwrights. The dramatists who judged the contest, from whom the writers’ identities were concealed, had tough calls to make in selecting the finalists. The cast of these three plays will experience a tour de force of playing multiple roles.

“Not Driving Ever Summer”
by Rebecca Bain

Driving lessons from her mom would be tense enough, but a past trauma poses a more challenging test for Alexa than her license exam. “Not Driving Ever Summer” presents a situation familiar to many teens, with a warm look at how good friends and family can help to ease our everyday anxieties.

“The Pickpocket’s Lament”
by Katie Kloberdanz

Pete is a thief who, upon experiencing a change of heart, navigates the human obstacle course of the New York subway to return his last victim’s wallet. “The Pickpocket’s Lament” is a farcical comedy full of hilarious characters and a “take” on the lighter side of redemption.

“Lost n’ Sound”
by Zoey Waller

Lizzie is a musician at the top of her class, still celebrating a scholarship from a prestigious university, when the prognosis of hearing loss throws her life in a new direction. “Lost n’ Sound” is a gripping drama about adapting to sudden change, and understanding a disability.

Auditions

Ages: 8–19

Auditions: Feb. 13 & 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Feb. 15 at 5:00 p.m.

More information about auditions to come.