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Ten Minute Playground | Two Nights | Twelve New Plays
New short plays produced and read aloud by volunteer artists in front of an audience.
The Ten Minute Playground is a two-night staged reading event featuring short plays by emerging voices from Nashville and Middle Tennessee. New short plays are produced and read aloud by volunteer artists in front of an audience that provides guided feedback to the authors. Beyond being an opportunity to see new work, or to hear your work aloud in front of an audience, it’s an opportunity to join the larger community of playwrights and theatre artists in Middle Tennessee.
This edition will be a benefit for beloved Nashville actor David Compton. David was diagnosed with melanoma in 2014. A few months ago, doctors found that the cancer had spread to David’s liver, lung, shoulder, spine, and brain. David underwent surgery to remove the brain tumor and plans were made to begin radiation and a new cancer treatment. Days after returning home from the surgery, David contracted pneumonia, gall stones, and a blood infection. David is working to get back to his old self, undergoing speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy while beginning new cancer treatments. David is a fighter and a survivor and continues to make progress, but will be unable to work while he is recovering. Unfortunately, real life does not stop for cancer and the bills continue to pile up.
Shannon Wood and Peter Kurland of the Darkhorse have graciously donated the use of their theatre for this special event. Cash donations will be accepted at the door and will go directly to the David Compton Healing Fund.
If you would like to help David in his fight but are unable to attend the Playground, you can make a contribution to the David Compton Healing Fund.
Cash donations will be accepted at the door and will go directly to the David Compton Healing Fund.
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