2020 A.E. Hotchner Festival Playwrights

A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival 2020

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre

Produced by Carter W. Lewis
Guest Professional Dramaturg: Michele Volansky
Festival Assistant, Abby Smyth

 

Cheryl Robs a Bank: An Evening of Dramatic Entertainment Presented
in Play Form by Cheryl Pryor

Written by Holly Gabelmann
Directed by William Whitaker
Friday, September 25th
7:00 p.m.

A bank-teller named Cheryl micromanages a situation between a thief, a killer-on-the-run and a sick pig named Olive. In this hilarious and dangerous telling, Cheryl finds herself trapped in the small slippery space between re-living and reimagining, as her story ricochets between what is happening now, what happened then, and what may never have happened at all. 


 

Five Year Reunion

Written by Ike Butler
Directed by Henry Schvey
Saturday, September 26th
2:oo p.m.

Twenty-three year-old Dawn is ready to leave the past behind and finally do something with her life, but she's not sure how. She lives with her mom, just got fired, has no aspirations, is still hooking up with the same weirdo from high school, and she doesn't even know how to make tea. It's the absolute worst possible timing for her five-year high school reunion.


Little Rooms

Written by Sophie Tegenu
Directed by Paige McGinley
Saturday, September 26th
7:00 p.m.

Two connected and disconnected journeys zigzag back-and-forth between an imprisoned Ethiopian boy in in 1975 Addis Abba, and his future daughter in 2019 Philadelphia. This humorous and offbeat story asks us, what is at the core of our heritage, and what obligation does each of us have to the other?


 

Women Eating Cake (a ten-minute play)

Written by Elizabeth Phelan
Directed by Andrea Urice
Saturday, September 26th
2:00 p.m.

Three women eating cake discuss truth, friendship, and having a hook for a hand, as they pose the question: is it better to be yourself, or keep yourself away from yourself?