Famous For 15 Minutes 2011

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Press coverage

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Famous For 15 Minutes

The plays have been chosen, directors asigned and parts placed.

A Thousand Words
by Owain Johnston-Barnes directed by Sheilagh Robertson
Kelvin Hastings-Smith as Martin
Sharise Clarke as Heather
Latisha Lister as Karen

A Little Bit of Heaven
by Kevin Comeau directed by Deborah Smith-Joell
Owain Johnston-Barnes as Henry
Micah Jimenez
as Gordon
Jenn Osmond
as Waitress

One Size Fits All
by Debbie Pharoah-Willliams directed by Jenn Stervinou
Heather Stafford
as Myrtle
Kelvin Hastings-Smith
as Herbert

Still Life With Book
by Adam Gauntlett directed by Grahame Rendell
Pete Havlicek
as The Reader
Mia Pauwels
as The Other

Straight from the Horse's Mouth
by George Morton directed by Carol Birch
Geoffrey Faiella
as Roger
Jonah Service
as Marcus
James Bennett
as Elliot

The Appointment
by Mark Lavery directed by Jym Brier
John Dale
as Doctor
James Bennett
as Mr. Scott

Gala & Prize Giving Night - February 18th

Come dressed to the nines for the revealing of this year's competition winner.

Gala Night starts at 6.30pm with a pre-show reception of wine & sumptuous hors d'oeuvres from 6.30pm which continues on during the intermission.


This year's overall judge is Tom Coash who is an American playwright who lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to New Haven, he spent three years in Bermuda, where he was one of the very proud founders of the Famous for 15 Minutes Festival at BMDS, and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash was a Co-founder of the Offstage Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and has worked for such theatres as the Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville.

He has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre's Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center's Lorraine Hansberry Award, a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship, and was the recipient of a CT State Artist Fellowship. His plays have been produced around the world at such theatres as the InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and many more. He is currently working on new plays commissioned by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The InterAct Theatre. Coash was most recently named the Winner of the Middle-Eastern Playwriting Competition from the University of Sharja, UAE, for his plays Khalass and Veils.

Box Office dates

Cast & Crew Jan 30th 5.30pm - 7.00pm Mon
Members Jan 31st 5.30pm - 7.00pm Tue
Members Feb 1st 5.30pm - 7.00pm Wed
Public Feb 2nd 5.30pm - 7.00pm Thu
Public Feb 3rd 5.30pm - 7.00pm Fri
Public Feb 6th - 8th 5.30pm - 7.00pm Mon - Wed
Performance Feb 9th - 11th 7.00pm - 8.00pm Thu - Sat
Performance Feb 13th - 18th 7.00pm - 8.00pm Mon - Sat