2021 Selected Plays
On the Cusp
by Beks Freeman
As the moon, Pisces, Mars, and Venus bemoan the fate of humanity, Earth defends her inhabitants and the ephemeral beauty of their existence.
by Callum Lane
As they hunker down in their homes over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, three friends try to make sense of what has become of the world.
The Ways of Water
by Holli Harms
Roy is lost. Roy is suffering. Roy knows he should move on, but how can he?
Welcome to the Academy
by Eugenie Milroy
A conference of birds celebrates being taken off the endangered species list…until they realize they are extinct.
by Serena Norr
Scientists have discovered a miraculous cure for pollution. Or have they? A cautionary tale.
by Lincoln Alpern
An interplanetary visitor comes to an Earth on the brink of collapse, and there finds a scientist rich with resources thought to have been lost long ago: resilience, and hope.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
WHAT IS THE BAKE-OFF, ANYWAY?
Created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, the Bake-Off is a community playwriting event in which participants are given a list of “ingredients” surrounding a theme to incorporate into their play to inspire creativity. The theme for HVSF’s 2021 Online Bake-Off is Sustainability.
2021 BAKE-OFF INGREDIENTS:
This year’s ingredients for HVSF’s Bake-Off were selected with the help of Ms. Vogel and included:
- A carpenter building an ark
- Blue sky
- A researcher pulling a vial out of the water to test
- A soliloquoy from a fish
- A big pile of plastic bottles
- Greta Thornburg
Questions? See our Bake-Off FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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