What has lemon-scented drain cleaner, Santa Claus, decoupage, bingo, and lots and lots of sock monkies? Weathervane’s annual 8x10 TheatreFest, of course!
The eighth annual new-works play festival received 177 submissions from 33 states and six countries, including Canada, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The final eight scripts were presented for audiences July 19 to 22, 2018. These audiences cast their votes for their favorite plays, as well as their choice for next year's inspirational prop, just as the Sock Monkey was chosen for this year's festival.
A sold-out crowd of 240 eager audience members stuck around after the show Sunday, July 22nd to hear the voting results and partake in a reception with delightful deserts provided by Cake Bites & Other Delights, courtesy of a generous donation from Fred and Sherri Gloor!
THE 2018 WINNERS AND FINALISTS
With all of the ballots from the weekend's five performances tallied, the winners — as determined by the audience — were...
FIRST-PLACE WINNER ($350)
"PASSING THE TIME" by Stanley Brown of West Hollywood, CA
Directed by Jason Calvert
Featuring Jeannie Clarkson, Marci Paolucci, and Rita Kelly Madick
SECOND-PLACE WINNER ($250)
"DEE PLAYS BINGO" by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, California
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Featuring Sally Suren, Sue Jeromson, and Hope Bolinger
THIRD-PLACE WINNER ($150)
"A MIST UPON THE WINDOW" by Nick Rafello of New York, NY
Directed by William Morgan
Featuring Harriet DeVeto and Fred Gloor
THE FIVE RUNNERS-UP
Listed in alphabetical order by title:
"ANDY'S LIST" by Margie Semilof of Boston, Massachusetts
Directed by Patricia Robertell-Hudson
Featuring Rose Gabriele, Dan Williams, and April Deming
"COUCH MONKEY" by Lea McKenna-Garcia of New York, NY
Directed by Courtney Kennell
Featuring Beth Gaiser, Sarah Herald-Miller, and Thomas Williams
"INERTIA" by Rachael Carnes of Eugene, Oregon
Directed by Brian Westerley
Featuring Andrew Gordon and Joe Turner
"SANTA SECRET" by F.J. Hartland, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Directed by Tiffany Bird
Featuring Mason Shuman and Scott K. Davis
"THINGS ARE ALWAYS LEFT UNSAID" by Michelle Benson of Lubbock, Texas
Directed by Brandi Eaton
Featuring Ryan Dyke and Abby Morris
THE AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR NEXT YEAR'S PROP
At the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest, the audience members chose A VINYL RECORD as the "inspirational prop" to be incorporated into the plays for the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest!
Attention aspiring playwrights: Information about the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest will be posted here on the Weathervane Playhouse website in September 2018.