"2nd Annual" Ten Minute Play Festival, produced by New York Collective for the Arts and Pingry Drama, took place June 17-19th, 2005 and featured an outstanding collection of ten minute plays by rising playwrights as well as new plays by Broadway playwrights Stephen Belber, Paul Foster, and Robert Patrick. These modern, provocative, and timely plays were presented by up and coming actors, directors, and Pingry students in the state-of-the-art Macrae Theater in the Pingry School's Hostetter Center for the Arts, in Martinsville, NJ.

From the moment on Friday afternoon when the participants arrived to workshop the plays to when the curtain fell on the last play of Sunday's staged-reading performance, the excitement, creativity, and cohesive nature of the weekend was thrilling. The highlight, was at the close of Sunday's performance when the near sell-out crowd exploded with applause and the faces of the artists glowed in triumph. New York Collective would like to thank the all individuals who participated in this event as well as the wonderful support we received from the Pingry and Martinsville community.

The plays presented at the 2005 NYCollective/Pingry Drama Ten Minute Play Festival were:

Management by Stephen Belber
Touch of a Hand by K.M. Chen
State Dinner at Eight by Paul Foster
A Sinking Enterprise by Ian Grody
Garden Talk by Allston James
The Danger by Joshua James
My Breast Friend by Jonathan Karp
International Affairs by Garrett Keating
Poison by Matthew Quinn Martin
Left Out by Robert Patrick
iPods in the Time of Pigeons by J. Anthony Roman
May Tag by Thomas W. Stephens

Event was Made Possible by the Generous Support of Mr. Manton C. Martin and Ms. Rosemarie Gift.

'2nd Annual' Production Team: Al Romano, Gibson Knott, Scott Reiburn, Wayne Kasserman, Dominick Cattarina, Andy Bates, Earl Bovell, David Bunde, Chantal Berman, Jake Kreeger, Sam Waterbury, Michael Kriesbuch, Marissa Bialecki, Caroline Holt, Melinda Zoephel, Xander Levitt, NYCollective and Pingry Development Office.

Special Thanks: Mr. Neiswender, Pingry Alumni & Development Office, Jackie Sullivan , Jane Hoffman, Linsey Hankins, Sherrie Calish, Tracy Rabbit , The Kasserman Family, The Knott Family, The Dwyer Family, Ms. Josefina V. Allocco, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bossert, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Hogan, Ms. Lucretia Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ronca, Mr. And Mrs. Richard Sadai, Ms. Stefany Wolfe, David Bunde, Pizza Brothers, Al Romano, Corinna Barsan, Earl Bovell and New York Collective Crew.

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To view a short video and to learn more about NYCollective's Ten Minute Play Festival click [here].

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