2021 Network Playwright 10 Minute Play Festival

See below for details on the plays and playwrights from this year’s Network Playwright 10 Minute Play Festival!

Leah Roth Barsanti

The Enchantress of Number

The Enchantress of Number

In life and in legacy, Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron, strives to get the credit she deserves and not be overshadowed.


Scott Carter Cooper

Pleasure to Serve

Pleasure to Serve

Three servers discuss career opportunities and their customers during a busy breakfast shift.


Nina Dellaria

Water on Mars

Water on Mars

Dale, his sister Robin, and their cousin Pat have gathered for game night on the day Nasa declared an end to the fifteen year Opportunity Mars mission. Moved by Opportunity’s tenacity, Dale feels a connection to the rover and Robin joins in his wonderment. However, both are faced with Pat’s crippling cynicism. Surrounded by video games and fast food detritus, they grapple with their connections to each other and their place on Earth.


Elizabeth DeSchryver

The Interview

The Interview

A woman interviews a ghost as a potential live-in companion, but the ghost in turn interviews her, uncovering more painful motivations.


Devon Hayakawa

9066

9066

Dorothy Brooks wasn’t expecting any guests. She certainly wasn’t expecting a nine-year-old Japanese girl with a suitcase to be standing just outside her front Door.  An exploration of what happened after Executive Order 9066 was suspended.


Hope Hommersand

It’s About Issues

It’s About Issues

A transplanted California guy begins to understand the Chicago psyche when it comes to snow accumulation (like our last one) and the Cubs.