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Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival

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Join us for this inaugural play festival featuring the work of eight writers from across the United States.

The goal of this festival is to cultivate a supportive environment for creative exploration in and around the varied experiences that surround the military. Theatre is used to begin a community conversation that builds bridges between the civilian and military worlds.

Each evening includes performances of the plays and post-show community conversation about the work.

Festival performances

The following plays will be performed at the festival each night on Thursday, September 19, Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 in the Callan Studio Theatre:

  • NO PARKING by Raymond Arsenault (Massachusetts)
  • GLACIAL DECLINE by Donna Latham (Texas)
  • SHADOW ON THE WALLS by Robert Fetterman (Massachusetts)
  • DRESS BLUES by Christopher Locke (New York)
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by Joseph S. Pete (Indiana)
  • DOGGONE PCS by H Rue (Oregon)
  • A FIELD OF POPPIES by Martha Patterson (Massachusetts)
  • MY LAND by Felicia Connolly (Texas)

The plays are directed by Salem State theatre faculty Esme Allen, Sara Conlon, Alex Jacobs, and Matthew Korahais.

General Information

  • Admission is free and no ticket reservation is necessary.
  • Viewing of the performances may not be appropriate for anyone under the age of 13.
  • The house will open at 7 pm 
  • For access and accommodation information, visit

This event is co-sponsored by Salem State’s office of Veterans’ Affairs.

When 9:30pm
Sullivan Building, North Campus
352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Callan Studio Theatre
Karen A Gahagan

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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