Southeast Missouri State University Press

Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival: 2022, The Short Plays

ed. by Kitt Lavoie and Kenneth L. Stilson

Publication: March 31, 2023
Pages: 128

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival identifies and supports new plays that feature robust roles for college-aged actors, while providing a laboratory to train students in the skills and ethics inherent to collaborating with living playwrights on new works. This collection features the ten short plays that were Official Selections of the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival – chosen from hundreds of submissions from around the United States.

From the story of a pair of high school seniors debating whether to destroy an unopened package from the admissions office of a top-tier college, to a young woman tracking down her ex after seeing an alarming fowl-related post on Facebook, to a college student helping her sorority sister plot revenge on the Tinder date who ghosted her, the plays are funny, smart, and full of humanity. They can be performed individually or combined into a dynamic evening of theater, all with robust and challenging roles for actors in their late-teens and twenties.

Featuring plays by Dan Borengasser, Elijah Cox, Jeff Dunne, Arlene Hutton, Seth McNeill, John Minigan, Jennifer O’Grady, Lindsay Partain, Ken Preuss, Wendy Gough Soroka

Trade Paper, $18.00
ISBN: 979-8-9868593-1-6