How About Love works
9 short plays will be performed each night from November 20th to 25th 2018.
Audiences will be asked to vote for
Closing show, November 25th, in addition to the audience vote, our panel of Judges will make the final decision on
Best Play (1 selection)
Notable Performance (2 selections)
Notable direction (1 selection)
Where did we get our plays?
An open call for submissions was announced and playwrights are asked to submit their plays between May and August 31th, 2018. For playwrights, please see here for more information.
Winners for 2018
Compelling Spencer, written by Ian August
John Ennis Graham, Compelling Spencer
Katherine Alpen, You Were Awesome
Henry J Mah, 172 Push Ups
At the Judges request two special prizes are awarded this year:
Honourable Mention for Playwriting
Bottle for A Special Occasion, by William C. Kovacsik
Ajay Banks, Joshua Tonks, Sarah Carroll
About love – a message from our artistic director
The genre of the 10-minute play requires character development, convincing story lines and conflict resolution in the time it takes many of us to find our seats. Some writers specialize in 10-minute genre and many famous writers use this genre to explore characters and ideas. For directors, this genre tests the ability to tell stories without the luxury of time. They work to ensure that an audience sees a full story arc delivered in a compelling and entertaining way. A bit like speed dating; the actors have to get their character across to the audience in minutes and then convincingly follow through as sudden storyline changes occur.
If this is your first time exploring the world of ten-minute plays, don’t be afraid, it’ll be over soon, too soon in fact. Audience members will be invited to vote for their favourite play and notable performance by an actor. Judges will tally the votes, determine the winning play, select two actors for their performance, and recognize a notable director.
Gerald WilliamsArtistic Director, Tomo Suru Players
November 20th to 25th.
Tuesday November 20th Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Wednesday November 21st, Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Thursday November 22nd, Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Friday November 23rd, Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Saturday November 24th, Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Sunday November 25th, Doors 1:30pm, Show 2:00pm ***Judges show***
1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC