Ashland University’s Theatre Department Prepares for the Ten-Minute Play Festival

The festival occurs April 14 and 15


Lauren Gulden

The cast sits on stage, practicing for the plays.

Lauren Gulden, News Editor

The AU Theatre Department is known for the many plays it puts on each year. The last show for the 2022-2023 season, The Ten-Minute Play Festival, is set to occur on April 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. The cast and crew is entirely made up of students and, for this show, the directors are also students. 

Bella Ayala, actor in The Goon, speaks on the rehearsal process, “I’ve loved coming to rehearsals because of how low of a commitment it was, and because it was student led. It can be daunting to go into the performing arts, but with ten-minute plays, you get to partake in the best, bite size performance.” 

This festival is completely student led and directed by six different AU arts and sciences students. The students names are Anthony Marchetta, Katie Snell, Tobin Grendzynski, Tiffany Sims, Mattie Vermilya, and Anthony McFee. 

“This collection of plays is one for the books. As an audience member, you can expect to see plays that will make you laugh, cry, and feel peaceful,” says Ayala, “Each director chose such a unique show and each character was casted so well.”

This show will perform on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 both at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public but will consist of limited seating. Tickets are required and can be found by contacting any of the show’s six student directors.