Play Fest


The ultimate play fest — Art in the Public Eye style.

Friday – Saturday, February 21 – 22, 2020

Email Erin Coon at or for more info on Play Fest 2020.


Susan Clark
Shane Frasier
Matt Funiciello
Tim Gonyea
Burnham Holmes
Damon Lee
Nick McDowell
Faith St. John


Want to direct or act? 

Just sign up by emailing!
We are also in need of donors.  Financial donations, gift cards, and food donations to feed our 70 participants are all welcome and appreciated!!!


What is Play Fest?

10 teams – each with one writer, one director and 3 or 4 actors – are randomly selected and meet for the first time on Friday night.
A theme is announced and each team has one hour to meet before dispersing for the night.

Writers set to work writing a 10 minute play which is complete by 5 AM the next morning.
Directors and actors rehearse all day for an 8 PM performance!
Plus – audience votes decide the best play, actor and actress.
And yes, extra votes can be purchased for $1.

Congratulations to our ten 2018 Writers – selected from a large field of submissions!

Shane Frasier
Tim Gonyea
Burnham Holmes
Damon Lee
Nick McDowell
Asa Morris
Kyle Patrick Murphy
Tracy Paige
Rachael Rhianna
Richard Sweeton

Want a copy of the Play Fest DVD? No problem! Purchase here and we’ll mail you a copy