1st Scene Reading: Wild Turkey, by Jay Fjestad

When an eleven-year-old girl escapes the toxicity of her mother’s household, she and her alcoholic father are taken in by a local rancher with secrets of his own. Hidden away in the hills of West Texas, she finds the childhood she never had, he trusts to be the father he never was, and the rancher discovers a path out of his own darkness.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Tito: Sean Ballantyne
Nelly: Hannah Ehman
Wyatt: Shawn Devlin
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WINNING Short Script Reading: The Pizza Paradox, by John McCloskey

“The Pizza Paradox” is a short dramedy. It runs about 15 minutes.

FELIX GRANT is a frustrated man who longs for greatness. He thinks that he has a brilliant idea, but it all may be illusion.

MARTA SEMPLE is his friend who acts as the voice of rationality, guarding against Felix’s proclivity to daydream.

Setting: The apartment of Felix Grant in a small Indiana city.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Felix: Allan Michael Brunet
Marta: Kyana Teresa

1st Scene Script Reading: Rails Run Parallel, by Orso Vesperini, Guy Laudereau , Aurèle N’Dja, Terry Newman, Carole Starcevic

1943. Four prisoners escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland and undertake a grueling trip to France via Germany in an empty wine barrel wagon, while being chased by a Nazi Sherlock Holmes.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Kyana Teresa
Georges: Allan Michael Brunet
Louis: Bill Poulin
Henri: Geoff Mays
Andre/Leon: Shawn Devlin

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