Stage Door: FutureFest Brings the New to Dayton

Ready for a road trip for some theater where the paint is still drying? I suggest you head north on I-75 to Dayton where the Dayton Playhouse presents its 18th annual FutureFest, a weekend of previously unproduced works — six new plays and the opportunity to meet and hear from their aspiring playwrights.—- The performances — some as readings and some more fully staged — also receive feedback from five nationally recognized professionals, and audience members are invited to express their thoughts, too.

The six plays presented this year are Darkroom by Devon Boan (fully staged on Friday evening at 8 p.m.), A Snake That Eats Itself by Chad Baker (reading on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.), G-Man by Rosemary Frisino Toohey (reading on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.), Night and Fog by M. J. Feely (fully staged on Saturday at 8 p.m.), Quietus by Richard Manley (reading on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.) and Carve by Molly Smith Metzler (fully staged on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.).

It’s an unusual opportunity to see new works and to help playwrights with invaluable reactions that help them to refine their works.

Passes for the weekend are $85. Single tickets are $15. Call 937-424-8477, x101 for ticket information. Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, in Dayton, accessed from I-75’s exit 57B.

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