Kyle Borcz directs Answers from Ashes, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by Shane Guenin.
Question: Why did you want to direct Answers from Ashes?
Kyle Borcz: I like the science-plus-comedy aspect of it. It's got science fiction aspects to it, but it's also funny. Also, the dynamics between the characters of Thomas and Emma go through a lot of changes through the ten minutes. They both are in charge of the action at one point, and it's interesting when the power shifts.
Q: What is a challenge or enjoyable about directing a 10-minute play?
K.B.: The positive side is that it's an interesting format. It's a short time to make an impact and you have to hit the ground running. You have to make sure the audience is immediately grabbed by what you're doing. The challenge is to get that all in a short amount of time, to not go outside the bounds of the script.
Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
K.B.: "my son to beat me at Super Smash Bros."
The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.
The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be 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.