September 26, 2023


Arts Eternal

Edmonds Art Beat review: Choose the winner at Driftwood Players 11th Annual Festival of Shorts

In Edmonds’ Driftwood Gamers 11th Once-a-year Pageant of Shorts, the audience receives to decide on the winner

8 15-moment performs have been chosen from submissions all around the globe, and they have never just before been produced for an audience. Every single effectiveness involves eight shorter performs that include things like many administrators and casts.

The generation is damaged into two functions, every single containing four small plays. When you get there at the Wade James Theater you are specified a ballot sheet and the chance to vote for your most loved participate in. All the quick plays abide by the theme “What would you do?” and are portrayals of a variety of moral dilemmas that the solid is confronted with.

The topic, seeking at both of those ethical dilemmas and determination-generating in day-to-day everyday living, is approached with a mix of comedic and spectacular outcomes. Some of the plays lean seriously into the drama and the obstacle of making a very really hard conclusion or present the consequence of a choice now created. Most of the shorts are demonstrated in existing working day and deal with grownup material.

Staying element of the audience and having the prospect to vote adds an exciting layer of engagement. I located myself entirely immersed in just about every brief manufacturing with a blend of asking myself “what would I do in this predicament?” and however paying consideration to how I would rank each and every quick engage in for my ballot. The timing of 15 minutes is extended more than enough to totally engage in the tale and quick ample to preserve your consideration on the question at hand. I remarkably advise the expertise of partaking in the Festival of Shorts.

Previous winners of this occasion have later on been designed into total-duration award-profitable performs. The Competition of Shorts operates till July 3with shows this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be ordered here. Since mask insurance policies are nonetheless in put, there will not be a reception just after the ultimate efficiency The winners will be introduced on the Driftwood Gamers site July 5.

As the productions protect ethical dilemmas, there are advisements on the web-site and on the software flyer pertaining to content/set off warnings: sexual harassment/assault, domestic violence, gun violence, searing/severe language, bigotry (homophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, racism, nativism), discussion of war, gun sound outcomes, and images that some folks may perhaps discover disturbing.

The checklist of small plays:

Windfall by James Pfrehm

Entire New Earth by Karla M. Sorenson

The Value to Shell out by Elena Naskova

Viewing the Light-weight by Jeff Dunne

Dropping Tucker by Paul Lewis

Like Jason by Maripat Allen

Why by Chris Widney

The Good War by Brent Stainer

Let us know which play you chose!

— By Rachael Gardner