Sponsor a Play! - The Fragmented Play Festival

Sponsor a Play! - The Fragmented Play Festival

From Bethany Dickens

We're raising money for a free evening of one-act play readings by emerging Ohio playwrights! Choose which play connects the most to you and join us in celebrating and developing exciting and provocative new voices.

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As a donor, you get to choose which play(s) to support. You can select pieces that you are excited about or feel personally connected to! Someone from the cast will acknowledge you as a presenter before the play starts, which makes our donors an important voice in this endeavor! 

"These Fragments" is a Columbus and Cincinnati-based Theatre Collective dedicated to the development and presentation of new works from young and diverse voices. The reading will take place at the University of Cincinnati on October 21st. Funds will go toward printing scripts and participant travel.

  • "bluebird" by Lauren Smith, directed by Amanda Phillips and starring Bethany Dickens and Emily Grim. Searching for answers and safety, Violet makes a confession to her mentor about her desire to fly away. 
  • "Bridges," by Bethany Dickens, directed by Sierra Coachman and starring Cameron Mills, Jason Pavlovich, Amanda Phillips, and Kayla Timshev: Sasha has a surprise. Her brother, Arlin, has a secret. Their mother is twenty minutes away. Can they figure out how to tell her everything?
  • "Disappearing Act" by C.K. Thompson, directed by Bethany Dickens and starring Amanda Phillips, Robyn Rae Stype, and Ryan Steffen
  • "Earth's Moms" by Carlee Coulehan, directed by Robyn Rae Stype and starring Colleen Dunne and McLane Nagy. Ava and Cate are your average young couple eager to have a child, except they are given the incredible but risky opportunity to both be related to it, and they must decide between that or trying artificial insemination for the umpteenth time.
  • "Here and There," by R. Graham Rogers, directed by McLane Nagy and starring Sierra Coachman and Jason Pavlovich. Miles and Dillon just learned they are half-siblings. With their mutual dad arriving soon, there's a lot to unpack.
  • "Limbo," by Ryan Steffen, directed by Carlee Coulehan and starring Emily Grim, McLane Nagy, Leonard Peterson, Zoë Peterson, Robyn Rae Stype, and Stephen Woosley. High school teacher, Mx. Lykins, encourages students to openly debate and challenge the traditional school establishment, and affirms a trans student's chosen name, despite parent protests.
  • "Liquid Courage" by Jason Pavlovich, directed by Ryan Steffen and starring Cameron Mills and Stephen Woosley. A botched robbery takes a turn toward absurdism and - possibly? - friendship.
  • "Untitled Cop Satire" by Zoë Peterson, directed by Stephen Woosley and starring Carlee Coulehan, Colleen Dunne, Leonard Peterson, and Kayla Timshev. Two plucky little girls are just selling some lemonade...well, until the cops show up. 

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