It's Time for the 10x10 Festival With Short Plays by Houston Writers

Ten short new plays and nine monologues will be presented as part of Scriptwriters/Houston's 24th Annual 10x10 Showcase scheduled for the nest two weekends at Company OnStage.

Houston-area playwright have a chance to show their stuff, as well as the directors and actors who put this writing on stage.

The ten selected plays are:

1) BUY AMERICA by Nicholas Garelick Directed by Jillian Nolan Starring: Steve Hampton, Rose Serna, Bailey Hampton

2) BAGGAGE CLAIM by Alex Scott Directed by Scott McWhirter Starring: Andrew Russell, Alice Rhoades, Kacie Adams and Nanesha Dove

3) ONE MORE DAY by Michael Weems Directed by Steve Carpentier Starring: Megan Nix and Lauren Hainley

4) SKULLDUGGERY by Donna Latham Directed by Callina Situka Starring: J.R. Marshall and Jim Wyatt

5) ACCUSATION ON A SUBWAY by Fernando Dovalina Directed by Amy Pope Starring: Cindy Lou Parker, Ian Haywood and Brandon Morgan

6) SECOND GUESS by Christine Weems Directed by Lauren Tunnell Starring: Danielle Bunch and Haley Cooper

7) PROMISE by John Meiners Jr Directed by Errol Anthony Starring: Ann Boyd, Nate Jones and John Patterson

8) NPC by Lauren Tunnell Directed by Dabrinna Sandifer Starring: Nanesha Dove, Blandon Thomas, Dinochi Sandifer, Sophia Carraro

9) COLOR OF PAIN by Erika Walton Directed by Kelvin Douglas Starring: Maya White and Damonica Renee

10) ON THE OTHER SIDE by Denise O'Neal Directed by Rachel Dickson Starring: Jada August, John Carraro, Jim Matthews

In addition to the ten featured short plays, the evening also features nine original monologues by Eric C. Jones, Steve Carpentier, Bebe Gow, Walter Boyd, Kris Thompson, Dennis Porsnuk, Devan Wade, Jane Keep and Stephen Stewart .

The performance schedule is Thursday, August 7- Saturday 9 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 10 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, August 14 - Saturday 16 at 8 p.m., An additional matinee is scheduled for August 16 at 2 p.m. at Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square. To purchase tickets go to brownpapertickets.com/event/786402 or email swh10x10@gmail.com. $15.

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