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Ten Minute Play Festival
Producers:Karen Ruben
Jean Diskin
Stacey McNally
Directors:Laura Hill
Matthew Lundeen
Samantha Mullin
Christina O'Neil
Brennan Miller
Fee:$150 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Now through September 3rd
AuditionsWednesday, September 5th
Rehearsals: Full Schedule
My Schedule
1–2 days a week, Sunday–Thursday 5:30–8 PM
Dress Rehearsals October 7–11.
Performances: 7 PM, Friday, October 12
7 PM, Saturday, October 13
2 PM, Sunday, October 14
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Ten Minute Play Festival 2012 Logo
Artwork by Hannah Allen


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Arlington Children's Theatre
41 Foster St., Unit 5
Arlington MA, 02474

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Ten Minute Play Festival 2012

Welcome to ACT's 2012 Ten Minute Play Festival 2012.

We will be updating this page throughout the production, so be sure to check back here and refresh or reload your browser to make sure you are getting the latest information.

Well Wisher and Bio forms are posted below.

Baby Bear Songs

Songs of the Elves

Songs Without Words


Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 6–7 PM at Arlington Center for the Arts. There are a few things we need you to do to prepare:

First Rehearsal

Our first rehearsal will be Sunday, September 9th at 5:30 PM at ACT. We would love to have all parents attend our parents meeting at the same time. We need to recruit Committee Heads for Cast Party, T-shirts, Publicity, Tickets/box office, Raffle, Program, Costumes/makeup, Props, Sets, Bake Sale, and Run Crew.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Registration Details

As is now our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. Your child will not be required to attend every rehearsal, only those where they are called. You can look at the schedule links for last summer's productions to see how this works. Absences are strongly discouraged throughout the production, and attendance is mandatory from the beginning of dress rehearsals on, so please plan accordingly. All actors and at least one parent are also expected to attend the first meeting on Sunday, September 9th, where we will share more details about the production and have sign-ups for volunteer committees.

All payments or payment arrangements must be secured before auditions. There are no refunds after the start of auditions. Although we sometimes have a waitlist, bringing actors into the production after auditions presents numerous challenges for the staff and does not give the late arrivals a fair start to the production.

The current list of plays is:

Director(s)TitleReh Days
Sam Mullin and Christina O'NeilBaby Bear and The Three Humans by Paula ChaseMondays & Thursdays 5–8 PM
A Wooly Tail by Paula Chase
Brennan MillerThe Elves and the Shoemaker by Paula ChaseSundays & Tuesdays 5–7 PM
Laura HillThe Best Daddy by Shel SilversteinWednesday 7–9:15 PM
Please Have a Seat and Someone Will be with you Shortly by Garth Wingfield
Ferris Wheel by Mary Miller
Matt LundeenChocolate by Frederick StroppelWednesdays 5–8 PM
Dorothy and Alice by Itamar Moses
Your Mother's Butt by Alan Ball
Funeral Parlor by Christopher Durang

Forms, etc:

General Information:

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