One-Act Festival Performance

Prepare yourselves for an enchanting evening filled with theatrical brilliance as we proudly showcase the winners of our 2023 Playwriting Competition in an unmissable One-Act Festival! Join us and experience the magic of never-before-seen stories crafted by talented playwrights. From comedy to drama, our winning one-acts cover a spectrum of emotions and themes that promise to leave you entertained, moved, and inspired. Witness the rise of promising playwrights whose unique voices have earned them a place in our competition.

In show order:

Lilith and Eve written by Asher de Forest
Directed by Elizabeth Scott
Synopsis: In the beginning, there is nothing. A week later, there’s a woman, a man, a fallen angel, an archangel, a wild garden, and a new world. That new world starts to change when a second woman arrives. The first woman’s place in it changes too.

On the Home Front written by Tom David Barna
Directed by Cynthia Knouft
Synopsis: Andy struggles to deal with the war he’s brought home from the desert. A doctor struggles to guide the Marine to resolution. Andy is always just one unfilled prescription away from giving up.

500/501 written by Taylor Sklenar
Directed by Rae Peter
Synopsis: Two neighboring pigs in a CAFO clash in personality. But as the new pig remains longer, they both learn new things about life, love, and nature of confinement.

The Tragedy of Dix Macbeth written by Jim and Jane Jeffries
Directed by Daryl Lanz
Synopsis: Sam Shovel, Private Eye, has seen her share of tragedies: The Learing King, The Bloody Danish, and The Teenage Bride. But this new case is as murky as the mists rising up from the sewer grates in the gritty city. When mobster kingpin Duncan is murdered, a thick fog rolls over the landscapes and psyches of New York. “Babyface” Macduff wants to know who did the deed. He suspects Dix Macbeth, but he wants evidence, so he hires Sam Shovel, Private Eye, to clear the air.

Friday, February 16th & 23th @ 7pm
Saturday, February 17th & 24th @ 7pm
Sunday, February 18th & 25th @ 2pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show
Location: Valencia Art Center
1164 W Howard St Winona, MN 55987

Pre-Sale: $15 Chapter 2 Books & No Name Bar (cash/check)
Eventbrite (fees apply)
At the Door: $20 (cash/check)

The location for this event is Valencia Art Center. If you have questions, please contact Kara at [email protected] or 507-218-7767 (voicemail or text)

This program is not a production of Cotter Schools.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeasters Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.