East/West Playfest

East/West PlayFest 2016- And the winner is….

Congratulations to Steven Korbar of Torrance, CA, whose play, In Her Golden Years, received top honors at East/West PlayFest 2016.  315 audience members cast their votes over the course of 5 performances at Westport Community Theatre and the Milford Center for the Arts, concluding Sunday, August 7.

The story of a mother’s forgotten Olympic past topped a field of six original shows from across the country.

The runners up in order of votes are:

I Was Fine Until You Came in the Room
Is This Seat Taken?
It Skips a Generation
Just Desserts
And a Damn Fine Morning It Is

I Was Fine Until You Came on the Room by Rich Orloff, Is This Seat Taken? by Brad Systma, It Skips a Generation by CJ Ehrlich, Just Desserts by David MacGregor, and And a Damn Fine Morning it Is by Trace Crawford.

 

Eastbound Theatre presents short one-act plays for production in July/August.  6 finalists will receive a production of their play, and compete for the Summer Audience Award.

Performances are, July 15th and 16th at 8 pm at the Westport Community Theater, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, Ct and August 5th and 6th at 8 pm and August 7th at 2 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.

$10 suggested donation and general admission seating.

For information for the Milford performances, please go to www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.

The plays presented this year are:

And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is

by Trace Crawford
directed by Michael Shavel
Two neighbors begin their day by trying to outdo each other with their achievements.

I Was Fine Until You Came in the Room

by Rich Orloff
directed by Ann Baker
Pete and Helen view their relationship from two stages of their lives.

In Her Golden Years

by Steven Korbar
directed by Rachel Babcock
A daughter inadvertently finds a memento that puts her mother in a new light.

Is This Seat Taken?

by Brad Systma
directed by Barry Hatrick
Charlie and Nat try to hit the reset
button on their relationship.

It Skips a Generation

by C.J. Ehrlich
directed by Nancy A. Herman
A young girl coaxes her grandfather to relive his days as a performer in the Catskills.

Just Desserts

by David MacGregor
Directed by Kevin Pelkey
A group of coworkers sink to dangerous levels to catch a lunchroom thief.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.