Friday, June 6, 2014

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "You Don't Work Here." Meet Scott Haan, the director.


Scott Haan directs You Don't Work Here, 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 Evan Myers.

Question: Why did you want to direct You Don't Work Here?
Scott Haan: It's a very funny script. It was written by a good friend of mine whom I'm very impressed by. It has a lesson that I've taken to heart myself in recent years, one that I believe in.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about directing a 10-minute play?
S.H.: The challenge is trying to tell a full story with its own life in such a short time period. It's demanding in that it seems to take as much time to prep as it takes a full-length play, in some ways. It's joyous in that it's a quick process and doesn't take that long to get through the play and find fun moments to bring to life.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
S.H.: "recite my ABC's (since I usually have trouble with that LMNOP part)"

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.

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