by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Election season.
Francine, a silver-tongued speechwriter, is recruited by Penny, a candidate for state office who talks a lot, says little, and means even less.  As Francine helps Penny rise in the polls, Francine’s marriage suffers. Her husband Jeffrey, a doctor, finds himself lying to a dying patient who opens Jeffrey’s eyes to Penny’s nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State.

by Jason Wells

After a ruthless faction seizes power in Washington, Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime's top secret enemies list. Unfortunately for Carlton, the chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks town of Lodus. With a pair of DHS agents on the way, Carlton's last hope is in the people around him: an unsympathetic police chief, an ambivalent administrative assistant, and fellow prisoner Tanya Shepke, a motor-mouth who's turned herself in for drunk driving and thinks Skynyrd should be on the new money.

by Kim Rosenstock

A comedy about depression.
This is the story of how Sherry Wickman “stopped being a total disaster and got her life on track,”. Sherry recently earned her master’s degree in art therapy only to find herself moving back home with her family, sending out countless résumés and waiting for the job offer that never comes. Unemployed and overwhelmed, Sherry retreats to her childhood bed and remains there until an unexpected employment opportunity gives her a renewed sense of purpose and hope

By Jessica Weaver
(World Premier)

 A young woman named Alice who wakes up to find herself isolated in the middle of the desert in a trailer home.  With her is Jim, a man who says he found her beat up, unconscious, and is now trying to nurse her back to health.  While healing, she is visited by Ahiga, a terrifying creature who claims her temporary residence with Jim is without coincidence, and that her terrifying purpose will soon be revealed.  Caught between a risky reality and a fearsome fantasy, Alice survival is put to the ultimate test until she finds her one true hero.

By You
(and other Colorado Springs Playwrights)

This festival of original works will be by you and other playwrights. 

Tell us what the Holidays mean to you with your original shorts plays, scenes, and monologues. 

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