The Salem State theatre department in conjunction with Salem State’s Veterans’ Affairs Office and Center for Creative and PerformingArts presents its inaugural Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival. The work ofeight playwrights from across the United States were selected for the Festival after an open submission process in Spring 2019. They are: NO PARKINGby Raymond Arsenault (Haverhill, Massachusetts) GLACIAL DECLINE by DonnaLatham (Texas) SHADOWS ON THE WALLS by Robert Fetterman (Worcester, Massachusetts) DRESS BLUES by Christopher Locke (New York) THANK YOU FOR YOURSERVICE by Joseph Pete (Indiana) DOGGONE PCS by H Rue (Oregon) A FIELD OFPOPPIES by Martha Patterson (Boston, Massachusetts) MY LAND by Felicia Connolly (Texas) The plays are being directed by Salem State theatre facultyEsme Allen, Sara Conlon (Amesbury), Alex Jacobs (Melrose), and MatthewKorahais (Beverly) and are cast with actors from Salem State’s theatredepartment. The festival is the brainchild of Salem State theatre professor Julie Kiernan. Kiernan has worked with Salem State’s many student veterans, including those in the university’s Veterans Learning Community and Veterans Writers Group. Designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education, and aBest for Vets College by Military Times, Salem State values our militaryconnected students and their families and is committed to supporting veterans’ voices on and off campus. Each performance will include all eight plays and a post-show conversation facilitated by Kiernan, the directors,the playwrights and others. Playwright Robert Fetterman will be at the September 19 performance. Playwright Ray Arsenault will be at the September21 performance. Note: content may be inappropriate for children under theage of 13.
This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org