East/West Playfest

East/West PlayFest 2017

Westport Playhouse- July 14th and 15th

Milford Center for the Arts- August 4th, 5th and 6th

Annual presentation of six original one act plays, selected from over 500 submissions from playwrights across the country and around the globe.  Five performances held and audience members vote for their favorite, the winner taking the Summer Audience Award.

Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm.  $10 suggested donation at the door.

Auditions Announced!

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, once again partners with Westport Community Theatre for a program of six original plays under the banner of “East/West PlayFest 2017”.

Auditions will take place June 7-8, 7 PM at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew Street in Milford.  A second round of auditions will then be held on June 12-13, 7 PM at Westport Community Theatre, at the Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue.

Twenty-three actors of all ages are needed for six plays. Actors will read from the scripts. For a copy of the scripts, please contact producer Tom Rushen at ebtmac@gmail.com. Diversity is welcomed and encouraged.

Performances will take place at Westport Community Theater on July 14 and 15, with a second round of performances on August 4-6 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South in Milford.

The plays presented are as follows:

All Out of Second Chances, by Scotto Moore of Seattle, WA features a woman recounting a surprising family history. The play is directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford.

But Thats Okay, by Jenny Mead of Charlottesville, VA chronicles a couple’s relationship in a ten minute timeframe. The play is directed by Barry Hatrick of Milford.

Grilled, by L.H. Grant of Davis, CA shows a battle of wills that plays out over the counter of a luncheonette. The play is directed by Kevin Pelkey of Beacon Falls.

I Dont Know by James McLindon of Northampton, MA follows a Drill Instructor whose morning run is set on edge by a group of politically correct cadets. The play is directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford.

A Lifetime Ago, by Drew Davis of Augusta, centers on a mysterious package that reunites a feuding family. The play is directed by Nancy A. Herman of Milford.

Romance 101, by Brianna Keller of Glen Rock, NJ, finds a quarrelling book club further disrupted by an unexpected new member. The play is directed by Ann Baker of Milford.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or Westport Community Theatre at 203-226-1983.

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.