Ten-Minute Play Slam

The Ten-Minute Play Slam was started in 2007 as a way of furthering the Conference’s ongoing mission to provide as many opportunities for our participating playwrights as possible. It has continued to improve every year, and has become a consistent highlight of the week in Valdez.

There are no separate submissions for the Ten-Minute Play Slam. Pieces are solicited yearly from writers presenting in the Play Lab.

PRODUCTION HISTORY


2014 – Directed by Carrie Yanagawa
  • Paul Braverman’s United We Stand
  • Daniel Guyton’s Death of a Snowman
  • Rand Higbee’s Moon in a Barrel
  • David MacGregor’s New Year’s Eve
  • Tom Moran’s WYWH
  • Kelly Younger’s Let’s Get Physical
  • Leslie Powell’s Backfire
  • Kelly Younger’s Mandate
Leslie Powell's BackfireCort Brinkerhoff's Cort's Play
Nicholas Walker Herbert's Kiss with a FistKelly Younger's Mandate
2013 – Directed by Janice L. Goldberg
  • Cort Brinkerhoff’s Cort’s Play
  • Eoin Carney’s Fork in Road
  • Joy Cutler’s The Craving
  • Alexandra D’Italia’s The Fix Up
  • Nicholas Walker Herbert’s Kiss with a Fist
  • Nathaniel Lachenmeyer’s Birds of a Feather
  • Leslie Powell’s Backfire
  • Kelly Younger’s Mandate
Kevin Armento’s The Very Important Talk Every Father Fears the Most reading at the 2012 LFTC.Joe Barnes’ Even Steven reading at the 2012 LFTC.
Dennis Schebetta’s Dog Park or Sexual Perversity in Magnuson reading at the 2012 LFTC.Matt Benedict’s Discoveries reading at the 2012 LFTC.

 

2012 – Directed by Mark Lutwak
  • Kevin Armento’s The Very Important Talk Every Father Fears the Most
  • Phillip Dallmann’s The Smerjigan
  • F. Brett Cox’s They Got Louie
  • David Clark’s A Deck of Cards
  • Rachel White’s Chelsea Faces Machine
  • Joe Barnes’ Even Steven
  • Jeanne Beckwith’s Doll Hospital
  • Dennis Schebetta’s Dog Park or Sexual Perversity in Magnuson
  • Matt Benedict’s Discoveries

 

2011 – Directed by Mark Lutwak
  • Rand Higbee’s The Music That Dares Not Speak Its Name
  • Scott Tobin’s The Washington Post
  • Antoinette Winstead’s The Birthday Surprise
  • Joe Barnes’ The Boy With No Nose
  • Nick Mazzuca’s Wild Dark
  • Raegan Payne’s Sweet Nothings
  • Arlitia Jones’ The Children of Light
  • Kevin Armento’s Breeders
2010 – Directed by Jayne Wenger
  • Joe Barnes’ Inventory of Effects
  • Francine Dick’s Down Memory Lane
  • Reginald Edmund’s Everyone Respects Big E
  • David Guaspari’s Roger and Juliet
  • Arlitia Jones’ Tornado
  • Geoff Kirsch’s Shipwrecked
  • Tom Moran’s Duo
  • Laura Neubauer’s Catch of the Day
  • Schatzie Schaefers’ Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • Amy Tofte’s The Course We Set
2009 – Directed by Mark Lutwak
  • Joe Barnes’ The Workshop
  • Paul Brynner’s Grocery List
  • Damon Chua’s Text Me
  • Rand Higbee’s The Last Ballgame
  • Arlitia Jones’ The Empirical Eskimo
  • Tom Moran’s Roadkill
  • Mollie Ramos’ Finding Our Way Back
  • Schatzie Schaefers’ Ancient Chinese Secret
  • Judd Lear Silverman’s Ancestors of Telemarketing
2008 – Directed by Mark Lutwak
  • Joe Barnes’ The Prick
  • Jessica Chisum’s Promenade
  • Damon Chua’s Dogs are Evil
  • Christine Emmert’s Raft of the Medusa – Post Modern
  • Arlitia Jones’ Another Big Hollywood Ending
  • Lia Romeo’s Last Call
  • George Sapio’s Putt-Putt
  • Nick Stokes’ The Chore
  • James Venhaus’ Three Kings
2007 – Directed by Daniel Irvine, Mark Lutwak, and Michael Warren Powell
  • Stuart M. Harris’ Samuel and Salkow
  • John Levine’s The Whale Stays in the Picture
  • John Kaiser’s Somebody Please
  • Ruth Kirschner’s Spotlight
  • JC Samuels’ Chameleon
  • Deborah Chava Singer’s Sweet Night, Last Morning
  • Jonathan Wallace’s “‘Caitlynn‘, by Helen Langley,” by Kate Imbruglio
  • Justin Warner’s Parent Interview
  • Antoinette F. Winstead’s The Meeting