Future Tenant Presents "Future Ten 5, Yinzer Edition:"
Ten Playwrights, Ten Plays, Ten Minutes Each
PITTSBURGH—Future Tenant, a gallery space managed by Carnegie Mellon University Master of Arts Management students, is presenting 10 short works by playwrights from Pittsburgh and beyond, Nov. 14–15 in this fifth installment of a local theater tradition.
All plays have a Pittsburgh-inspired theme. "Future Ten 5: Yinzer Edition" features a varied collection of plots and characters. The festival will also feature a "Yinzer Challenge," during which audience members will challenge each other for the illustrious designation of "Captain Yinzer."
This weekend's plays will include "Baby XL" by Kim Z. Dale, "What The Puck" by F.J. Hartland, "Cupcake's on the Couch" by Courtney Seiberling, "Happy Birthday, Leonard" by Walter Thinnes and "Begin the Peregrine" by Gayle Pazerski. Future Ten 5 will also feature five directors, each of whom will direct two plays. Overseeing the shows are Fred Betzner, Sloan MacRae, Jamie Slavinsky, Kellee Van Aken and Stacey Vespazian.
Seating is limited and there will be no advance ticket sales. An admission fee of $10 will be collected at the door. Plays begin at 8 p.m. at Future Tenant, located at 819 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Future Tenant, a site for fresh and unexpected artwork, provides a laboratory setting for artists, arts managers and audiences to explore the limits of the creative expression, presentation and interpretation of various art forms. For more information about Future Tenant, visit www.futuretenant.org. For information about the Master of Arts Management program visit http://mam.artsnet.org.
Pictured above: Actors (L-R) Todd Betker and George Dalzell in Future Ten's production of "What The Puck," written by F.J. Hartland.