Starting 7/23/24, 7:30:00 pm: In the Silence Film Screening

TCR “Halloween Horror Night” Flash Play Fest

There’s a chill in the air, pumpkin has descended upon the land, Halloween costumes and candy are calling you from the shelves – let’s just decide it’s Halloween already!  We are thrilled to announce the first-ever TCR Flash Play Fest! bearing the theme “Halloween Horror Night!” 


Halloween Horror Night: TCR Flash Play Fest


Like our Underground Festival, but faster. And, hopefully, often-er :-). We are looking for original short plays! We also aim to provide opportunities for directors and actors to bring new work to life; but, we have a few new parameters – including an intentionally condensed time frame – to help make playmaking nimble, lower stress (depending upon your definition!), and maximum fun for all involved.

Halloween Horror Night!

For this fest, writers sent pitches for short plays that fit the theme “Halloween Horror Night.” We asked for plays with Halloween themes and imagery front and center. Seeking more opportunities for actors, our team favored 3-4 + person plays. We were also looking for ideas calling upon actors/directors to be creative with costuming and staging from their homes. The writers had 12 days to write and submit their pieces, then our team matched plays to directors.

Auditions took place mid October and 53 actors were cast! Cast list here!

Title of Play Writer Director
A Walking Shadow Joe Link Claire Boston
ASMR Zhen E Rammelsberg McKenzie Macon
D+ Demon Annika Greenberg Chase Ralston
Don’t Ghost Me Bro! Zachary Johnson Mitchell Grauberger
Ghost in the Mac Duane Larson Duane Larson
Halloween 1977 Kelly Shriver Sarah Hinzman
King of the World Tad Paulson Bonnie Ruble
My Husband is a Werewolf! Brian Tanner Jana Egan
New Department Nick Sohm Nick Sohm
One Night Lycanthrope John Zbanek Hill Taylor Tracy
Pharmakon of Literary Women Jen Rouse Michele Hinz
The Trial of the Pumpkin Spice Latte Beth Nelsen Meg Norris

Any questions? Message Angie Toomsen or Chelsea White, festival co-coordinators.