Friday, June 14, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - Silent Treatment. Meet Julie Doan.

Julie Doan plays Gretchen in Silent Treatment, one of six plays that are part of the inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play was written and directed by Scott Haan. The festival will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 21-22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

Question: How would you describe Gretchen?
Julie Doan: Gretchen is loud and boisterous. She is very sarcastic. She's not the best friend in the world to have, but she can be fun to have around.

Q: What is a challenge or a fun part of acting in a ten-minute play that you don't get in a full-length play?
J.D.: Blocking is hard in a show that's so quick. With the three of us, and it's very conversational and there's not much action. I love not having a ton of lines to memorize since I'm on my summer vacation from teaching.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
J.D.: "walk to my school and back"

The inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street - in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can event, general admission tickets are available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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