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Salem State's Fourth Annual Veterans Ten-Minute Play Festival

November 9-11

Salem State's Theatre and Speech Communication Department, in conjunction with the Center for Creative and Performing Arts, presents the Fourth Annual Veterans Ten-Minute Play Festival, November 9-11.

Performances take place at 7:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts rehearsal room. This event is free, but seating is limited so advance reservations are encouraged. 

Designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education, and a Best for Vets College by Military Times, Salem State values our military connected students, their families and the sacrifices they have made for our country. Salem State is committed to supporting Veterans’ voices on and off campus. The arts create unique and powerful opportunities for individuals and groups to share experiences and constructive dialogue. 

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.


2022 Festival Performances:

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. There will be a talk back with the playwrights and the audience after the November 11 performance. 

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

Artistic Director: Julie Kiernan

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Karen A Gahagan
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