Saturday, June 15, 2013

In the Wings: The Inaugural 10-Minute Play Festival - Welcome to New York. Meet Lizz Cohen.

Lizz Cohen plays Emma in Welcome to New York, 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 Deborah Gray. 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 Emma?
Lizz Cohen: She is cautious and kind of overwhelmed. She's dealing with a breakup and trying to find a new place to live at the same time.

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?
L.C.: It's fun to develop characters and find a resolution in ten minutes.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
L.C.: "read a text message from Dostoyevsky"

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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