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10-Minute Play Festival - at the Carriage House!

The Play Festival returns for another year! The 7 scripts for this year were selected from 300 submissions from across the US and overseas.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at this fast-paced, fun, sometimes dramatic, sometimes zany evening of theatre - make plans to join us for
something a little different, and a lot of fun!

Tix: / 859.257.4929

$17 (before processing fees)

Tickets go on sale June 1, 2024

July 25-28, 2024

8pm Thursday-Saturday / 2:30pm Sunday

Produced in association with CFZ Productions and Sponsored by Context Financial

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Studio Players 10-Minute Play Festival

July 25-28, 2024

Animals Switching Into Servants ... Collective Bargaining 101

By Matt Hanf

Directed by Evender Hodges Sanders

Cast: Jonathan Hall, Evender Hodges Sanders, Chris Williams

Not everyone is happy with fairy godmother’s transformations in Cinderella.


Ashes to Dust

By Kate Leslie

Directed by Tommy Gatton

Cast: Allie Darden, Tabitha Kittle, Zoe Womack

"Unto dust shalt thou return." Hattie's father has recently died, and she is not handling it well. It's hard enough to keep her head above water with her bickering siblings, but her bickering daughters are not helping matters.


Moon Logic

By David Lipschutz

Directed by Steve Meadows

Cast: Meredith Cave, Brett Ervin, Jacob Rausch

Akin to point-and-click adventure games of the late 80s/early 90s (think, the Kings Quest series), Moon Logic follows Sir Llewellyn as he comes to the final chapter of his quest to save Princess Nightingale and help restore the Kingdom of Lavendreer.



By Ethan Kahwaty

Directed by Atticus White

Cast: Julianna Clarke, Kaylee Lloyd

Avery and Cameron are a long-term couple with different views on sentimentality. When Avery gets a new job, the couple butts heads over what to keep and bring to their new home. The conflict escalates, revealing the couple’s true concerns about the move.


The Appointment

By Bruce Deveau

Directed by Jeremy Kisling

Cast: Kat Collins, Joanna Murdock, Jeremiah Quiroz

A dentist offers an emergency appointment but is unprepared for what unfolds.


The Maltese Walter

By John Minigan

Directed by Lisa Woods

Cast: Tim Hull, Joanna Murdock, Brad Ulery

On the eve of his wedding day, mild-mannered accountant Walter visits therapist Dr. Eddy with a big problem. Walter’s fiancée Vera refuses to marry him unless he gives up his superpower and secret identity: Noir-Man. When Vera arrives, the therapy takes an unexpected turn.


Two Ladies in Black Heading Toward a Bench

By Marj O'Neill-Butler

Directed by Cathy Rawlings

Cast: Desiree Jackson, Elizabeth Owens

Looking for love in her later years, Susie gets her friend to go with her, looking to find a suitable man. Bad food, grabbing widowers and the death of a prior bully make the search even more fun.

Stage Manager & Board Op: Sam Smith

Asst Stage Manager & Production Assoc: Natalie Cummins

Running Crew: Kathryn Velonis, Zoe Womack, Kat Collins

Lighting: David Bratcher

Sound: Sam Smith

Nancy Ray believed in the importance of community, and supporting that community was her mission. This truth was reflected throughout her personal and professional life. A fearless individual who loved being in the mix, Nancy worked to make the world a better place. She loved her community and wanted to make it not only attractive but accessible to all. She also believed in the importance of Theatre. And she believed in the 10-Minute Play Festival as one way of supporting her community and the people in it.

Nancy became a fan of the Play Fest in 2014 when she attended a production as a guest of Tom and Yancy Ackerman. She immediately recognized the Play Festival as an opportunity for making theatre accessible to folks who may not have had much exposure, and she quickly went from fan to benefactor to enthusiastic participant. She enjoyed being a part of the decision-making process during play selection. She absolutely relished watching the actors, directors, crew, and designers come together for the Night of Readings (as part of the selection process). Always supportive, always encouraging, always looking forward to the next one.

The Play Festival has continued to be a part of this community because of the generosity and passion of Nancy Ray. It’s impossible to put into words how much she has meant to all of us. She was fierce and fearless and the best kind of person you could have on your side. Nancy passed away in 2022, just before Opening Night of that year’s Play Festival. We miss her laughter, her energy, her brilliant and mischievous mind – but she will always be in our hearts, and always be a part of the Play Fest family. She never wanted the spotlight, but we thought you should know a little bit about her.

In Loving Memory: Nancy Ray

Additional Finalists for the 2024 Play Festival

I Just Sneezed with a Big Mouthful of Coffee and
I Do Not Recommend It

By Scott Mullen


Celebrities in Space

By Jessica Moss


The Tenting

By Tom Moran


Passing Mrs Pringle's

By Nate Gaik


The Banishment Room

By Jackie Martin


Two Yards of Satan

By Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos


The Rental

By Mark Harvey Levine


Path of Love

By James McLindon


Mokie's Dark Ride

Gordon Bolar

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