Mona Bapat plays Emma in 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: Who is Emma?
Mona Bapat: She is a quiet, yet determined, woman who is persisting on her dissertation in forestry, which is a really difficult project for her.
Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
M.B.: Getting a sense of the character and finding a way to contrast that much more quickly the character shift that happens: what she is like in the beginning to what she is like in the end.
Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
M.B.: "do my hair"
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.