Shakespeare Fest’s In Process Series Continues with Ten-Minute Play Festival

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) is continuing its In Process performance series with a Ten-Minute Play Festival this Friday, Aug. 10. Now in its third season, the In Process series presents performances of new works featuring members of the HVSF acting company. From a new play contest to cabaret performances and the return of Jason O’Connell’s one-man show, all performances take place at the Depot Theatre.

The 2012 In Process schedule of performances includes:

Friday, Aug. 10 at 8:15 p.m. — Ten-Minute Play Festival: an evening of brand new short plays, read by HVSF company members. The winning playwright gets his/her piece fully produced at Cabaret Au Naturel on Aug. 29. Directed by Valeri Mudek.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7:15 p.m. — Backstage Pass, Theater Sports All-Stars: HVSF company members will team up to grapple with the challenge of “no scripts allowed” as they vie to win the title of “Theater Sports All-Stars.” Directed by Patrick Halley.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 7:15 p.m. — Apotheosis, by Matthew Amendt: The world premiere reading of a new play by Minneapolis Ivey Award-winning playwright and HVSF alum (Hamlet, 2011) Matthew Amendt.  Directed by Ryan Quinn.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:15 p.m. — Cabaret Au Naturel, a bawdy variety show with something for everyone: HVSF company members display hidden and not-so-hidden talents as they sing, dance and perform. The night will also include the fully-produced winner of the Ten-Minute Play Festival.

The Dork Knight, by Jason O’Connell

Aug. 2, 16 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 18 and 24 at 8 p.m.

The world premiere of this comic and personal story written and performed by Jason O’Connell. Audiences first saw the show in workshop form last season. Directed by Terry O’Brien.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Depot Theatre website at or call 845-424-3900.

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