From active shooter drills to film noir references, from marital arguments to artificial intelligence — this year’s Ten Minute Play Festival reflects the concerns of the times through the eyes of Kitsap County’s talented writers, both first-timers and experienced playwrights.

Don’t miss this exciting exhibition of local talent! Selected from over sixty submissions by a blind judging panel of theatre professionals, Island Theatre’s Ten Minute Play Festival’s ten plays and playwrights include: “Alexa” by Jeff Fraga; “Best Defense” by Jennifer Pippin-Montanez; “Dancing with Orion” by Diane Walker; “Devolution” by Connie J. Bennett; “Hijab” by Catherine Rush; “The Lady from Out of the Past” by Maria Viera Beatty; “Let Me Finish (One Last Chance)” by Dan Rosenberg; “The Raven in the Woods” by Tamarah Rockwood; “The Rose Bowl” by Robert Craighead; and “Trans-Matters” by Eve Palay.

The festival opens Friday August 16th at 7:30 with two shows Saturday August 17th at 3 pm and 7:30. There’s also a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, August 15th at 7:30.  For tickets, visit or call the BPA box office at 206-842-8569.