By Byrne Harrison
The Drafts Fest is the collaborative effort of seven playwrights, seven directors, and ten multifaceted actors. Playwrights receive randomly compiled cast lists and create 10-minute plays tailored to The Drafts and their invited guests based on this year’s theme, Pre-Existing Condition.
The Drafts Fest: Pre-Existing Condition will feature:
Phases of Matter written by Kelley Girod, directed by Patrick Benton
Pests written by Tom Diriwatcher, directed by Tim Brownell
Change the Be written by Chris Kipiniak, directed by Randi Rivera
At Sleepy's For The Rest Of Your Life written by Suzanne Dottino, directed by Marybeth Smith
Fireplace Poker written by Paul David Young, directed by Michael Rau
Turning the Glass Around written by Pia Wilson, directed by Heidi G Grumelot
Crawl for It written by Joshua Conkel, directed by Christopher Diercksen
The Drafts Fest: Pre-Existing Condition will star Brittany Bellizeare, J.Stephen Brantley, Laurabeth Breya, Nate Faust, Nick Maccarone, Reynaldo Piniella, Penny Pollack, JB Rote, Yesenia Tromp, and Michael Weatherbee.
The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and The Drafts, will play at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street), May 13-22, Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Tickets ($15) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online.