Out of Ink
by ScriptWorks

Apr. 23 - May. 02, 2015

OUT OF INK 2015: Random Acts of Magic, the 17th annual showcase of 10- minute plays.

The magic of theatre can lead to unexpected changes and sometimes to reliving special moments from the past. That is especially true in this year’s Out of Ink ten-minute play showcase, which features plays written using those ideas as their jumping-off point. The plays were written during ScriptWorks Weekend Fling, where members have 48 hours to write 10 minute plays using these three arbitrary ingredients.  

The 2014-2015 elements are: 

1) A piece of magic.

2) Two characters must switch clothes/costumes at least once during the play

3) A character must revisit the most embarrassing day of their life.

At the end of the Weekend Fling, the plays were read in a ScriptWorks Salon at the State Theatre.  A selection committee picked eight of the plays for production in Out of Ink. The selection committee included Dallas-area director Elizabeth Martin and Austin playwright/actors and non-applying ScriptWorks members Joe Hartman and Cyndi Williams.

The Random Acts of Magic scripts were written by Rita Anderson, Kirk German, Carolyn Kennedy, Max Langert, Briandaniel Oglesby, Sarah Saltwick, Samuel Vaughan and Cindy Vining.  

The plays will be performed by an ensemble of actors including David DuBose, Marie Fahlgren, Joe Hartman, Gina Houston, Matrex Kilgore, Jenny Lavery, Noah Martin, Lori Navarrete, Zac Thomas, Robin Grace Thompson, and Minerva Villa.

They’ll be directed by Lowell Bartholomee, Carolyn Kennedy, Linda Nenno, Sharon Sparlin and Lily Wolff. Designers for the project are Natalie George, Jessica Giilzow and Jason Newman.

Background: Selected plays written during Scriptwork's Weekend Fling in fall are presented in a showcase production. An annual event held every spring.


Weekend Fling  Affair, liaison, bed-hopping–whatever you choose to call it–sometimes a fling is just what a writer needs. In this fall event, members spend 48 hours writing 10-minute plays based on an arbitrary set of rules. Selected plays are produced in the spring Out of Ink Festival. Once a year.


Out of Ink

April 23 - May 02, 2015
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., April 23-25, 2015  and April 30-May 2, 2015 at 8 pm

COST: $15 general admission, $12 students/seniors/ScriptWorks

April 23rd is a Pay-What-You-Wish preview 
RESERVATIONS/INFORMATION: www.scriptworks.org  tel. 512-454-9727