Humana Festival Ten Minute Plays 2010-2011

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

April 2 - April 3, 2011

An evening of ten-minute plays including works by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Gregory Hischak and Laura Eason.

Chicago, Sudan

written and performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
directed by Michael John Garcés

This short choreopoem uses movement and verse to unlock a mother’s connection between an East African genocide and a Midwestern homicide. Chicago, Sudan is the first in a series of works that culminate in red, black and GREEN: a blues, which theatrically navigates African America’s engagement with the global environmental movement.


Marc Bamuthi Joseph


by Gregory Hischak
directed by Kent Nicholson

Wendy has been sent home from school with a parasite growing out of her head. This rhythmic display of family dysfunction proves the old adage: the trouble with normal is that it always gets worse.

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in alphabetical order)

Wendy, a 7- or 8-year old girl- Theresa Avia Lim
Howard, her father- Daniel Pearce
Rita, her mother- Sara Surrey

Mr. Smitten

by Laura Eason
directed by Kent Nicholson

Anna comes unglued in the veterinarian’s office when she discovers her beloved cat is not long for this world. Strangers find comfort and connection in this surprising comedy about pets and their people.

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in alphabetical order)

Anna- Cassie Beck
Dr. Loomis- Gerardo Rodriguez

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