From our sponsors:
Mythology Ten Minute Play Festival
March 21 & 24, 2013
6:30 p.m. doors | 7 p.m. show | All Ages
Tickets are $5
More Info: www.monkeywithahaton.com
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238-5588 | More Info: cstpdx.com
The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a seasonal collaborative event created by Monkey With a Hat On. The festival features eleven locally written ten minute plays. Each play features different writers, actors and directors – many people are involved. The festival is a seasonal opportunity for Portland artists to share moments. It’s also an opportunity for the audience to see a wide range of stories in one night. It’s a pretty sweet, fun, festival atmosphere.
For this festival, all plays are Mythology themed! The plays range in tonalities, styles and the interpretation of the theme. Think Zeus, the Pied Piper, Mayan gods, Jesus as a teenager, Poseidon as a jolly sailor, Kool-Aid, Santa Clause, the journey of the sperm to the egg, and more!
We started the Ten Minute Play Fest because we wanted there to be inexpensive, fun theater where we could involve a wide range of different types of artists. Theater has become an upper class, expensive soiree club, and it’s Monkey With a Hat On’s mission to bring it back to the people. We are non-profit and no one gets paid – we do it for the love of doing it and for the love of providing our community with theater. None of us are professional ‘thespians’. We are writers, waiters, cooks, bike messengers, city workers, teachers, coffee shop workers, and everything in between. When we first started the fest, we thought it would be a yearly festival. However, since there has been so much support in both artists and audience, we do the festival seasonally. Since August 2011, this will be our sixth festival. It’s a festival of stories, and is a heck of a time.
Also, we are encouraging the audience to dress up in mythological themed clothes!