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Veterans Ten-Minute Play Festival

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Wednesday, November 9-Friday, November 11 | Sophia Gordon Center, Rehearsal Room 

Join us for the fourth annual festival featuring the work of 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. This festival uses theatre to begin a community conversation that builds bridges between the civilian and military worlds.

The plays selected for this year's festival are:

Forever 19 by David Tullis
Directed by Sara Conlon

Hero's Welcome by Michael Towers
Directed by Brendan O'Neill

I Can Dance, I Can Dance by Tom David Barna
Directed by Brendan O'Neill

Switchboard Soldier by Dana Hall
Directed by Esme Allen

The Last Eagle by Lew Osteen
Directed by Esme Allen

Zebra Set by Frank Laske
Directed by Sara Conlon

All six plays will be presented each night of the festival, November 9, 10 and 11. Each performance will be followed by a brief talk-back with the audience. This event is free but seating is limited so advance reservations are encouraged. 

Directed by Esme Allen, Sara Conlon, and Brendan O'Neill 

Artistic Director: Julie Kiernan

COVID-19 protocols for 2022- 2023. Salem State is a mask-flexible campus. We strongly encourage you to be up to date with your vaccinations, and we ask that you do not come to campus if you are experiencing any new symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

When 9:00pm
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Rehearsal Room
Karen A Gahagan

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

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