10 x 10 x 10 2022
Friday - 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.
All Tickets are $20
Pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, April 28th at 8 p.m.
Cast & Creative Team
Cast: John Dignam, Jena Frick, Holly Gibbs, Nate Krimmel, Alison McMeans, Collin Miller, Alex Ose, Melissa Scott, Majenta Thomas, and Jacob Zarenko
Directors: Belle Burr, Penelope Chan, Makeima Freeland, Kimberley Lynne, and Kaite Vaught
Stage Manager: Jalice Corral
Asst. Stage Manager: Sebastian Sears
Lighting Designer: Adrienne Cassara
Sound Designer: Heiko Spieker
Intimacy Consultant: Laura Hackman
Fight Director: Mallory Shear
Producers: Autumn Koehnlein, Larry Malkus, Laura Malkus
Special Thanks: Kevin Vaught, CCBC, Jeffrey Lynne, Joey and Hennie Hayden, Joe Corral, Gilman School, Salem Players, Erin Klarner, Jena Frick
April 29 - May 22, 2022
Fells Point Corner Theatre is delighted to bring you another fantastic line-up of hilarious and compelling 10-minute plays by local area playwrights in our annual 10x10x10 Play Festival! In just one evening, audiences will see 10 brand-new works presented by an ensemble of 10 of the area’s finest acting talents. At the end of each performance, audiences vote on their favorites as the playwrights compete for cash prizes!
"With wildly divergent stories, talented directors and amazing talent, 10x10x10 is the number one annual highlight for new plays in this area."
— DCMETRO Theater Arts
An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah by John Bavoso
Directed by Belle Burr
The Alligator On My Lanai by Barbara Barnow
Directed by Makeima Freeland
Just Missed It by Sydney Eichel
Directed by Penelope Chan
Meds by Kevin Kostic
Directed by Belle Burr
‘Shrooms by Richard Pauli
Directed by Kimberley Lynne
From the Corsica to You by O’Malley Steuerman
Directed by Kaite Vaught
The Appointment by Kaori Taylor
Directed by Belle Burr
Need a Lift? by Robin Baron
Directed by Penelope Chan
Atheist’s Prayer by Victoria Rentz-Damond
Directed by Kaite Vaught
Unburied by John Bavoso
Directed by Kaite Vaught
John Dignam last appeared at FPCT in our 2021 production of Wit. Other Baltimore/DC area groups he has worked with recently include Vagabond Players (And Then There Were None), Spotlighters Theatre (Moon Over Buffalo), Dundalk Community Theatre (The Graduate), Strand Theater Company (A Civil War Christmas), Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre (Arsenic and Old Lace; Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor; And Then There Were None), Memorial Players (Romulus; The Wizard of Oz), Salem Players (The Royal Family; Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka; Peter Pan; The Trial of the Catonsville Nine), Woodbrook Players (The Mousetrap), Just Off Broadway (Rumors), Laurel Mill Playhouse (Arsenic and Old Lace; Loves and Hours; Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play), and Stand Up For...Theatre (The Rocky Horror Show; La Cage Aux Folles). John would like to thank Belle, Kaite, Kimberley, and the entire cast and crew for their support.
Jena Frick is thrilled to be part of the 10x10x10 Festival at FPCT! Jena is a local comedian who is well-versed in stand up, improv, and sketch comedy. She regularly performs at the Lou Costello Room where she is a member of the venue’s house improv troupe, Banana Phone. In addition to comedy, she has been in several theatrical productions including: Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Puffs (Hanna/Xavia/Others), Once Upon a Mattress (The King), and Scapino (Sylvestro). She is also the lead singer for a local emo/pop punk cover band, Guyliner. She is so excited to be part of such a fantastic and collaborative festival of plays. Enjoy the show!
Holly Gibbs is thrilled to be making a return to the FPCT stage. Most recently, she was a part of the very first production by Sisters Freehold – a devised, virtual sleepover experience. Pre-pandemic, Holly has appeared (multiple times!) here at FPCT, with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF), Vagabond Theatre, and with Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre among others. Past favorite credits include: Norma Baxter in Perfect Arrangement, Lenny in Crimes of the Heart, the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Don Armado in Loves Labours Lost. Holly holds a BA in Theatre from Goucher College and is so, so grateful to be doing what she loves again, and in a place she truly considers an artistic home. Enjoy the ride!
Nate Krimmel is a local actor and Baltimore native. A graduate of Washington College ('18), he is excited to be back at FPCT! Recent credits include Fabulation (Richard/Addict), Perfect Arrangement (Jim), All New People (Charlie), The Effect (Tristan), Jerusalem (Lee), Mother Road (Darrell), and The Elephant Man (John Merrick).
Alison "Miss Sixx" McMeans is excited to make her acting debut on the Baltimore theatre scene with the Fells Point Corner Theatre! Actress, author, poet, and playwright are just a few of her titles. Originally from Hartford, CT, she has performed with Brighter Than Before Entertainment, Hartford Children's Theatre, Ma Peach Productions, and Connecticut Caberet Theater. She has featured at several poetry and spoken word venues throughout New England and the DMV, including Busboys & Poets. She released her first book of poetry, 15th & East Capitol, A Collection of Poems and Short Stories in the summer of 2014. For more information, visit MissSixx.com.
Collin Miller is an actor from Baltimore, Maryland. Most recently he could be found on FBI Most Wanted, The Sex Lives of College Girls, and The Last OG. He started his training in Los Angeles at Anthony Meindl Actors Workshop, while also working at Scott Sedita studio for scene study. His background extends into improv taught at The Groundlings and performing local standup. He is a true Baltimorean from eating crabs spiced with Old Bay, to going to the Ravens football games. After attending school studying business, a job that relocated him to Los Angeles sparked his interest in acting.
Alexander Ose is a native of Southern New Jersey and has led a steady career in plays, musicals, Shakespeare, readings, and children's theatre. He would love to thank the 10x10x10 team for welcoming him so graciously to Fells Point Corner Theatre and furthermore, the Baltimore Theatre community. He could not be more pleased and honored to work with the caliber of artists this event has calibrated.
Melissa Scott’s credits include An American Daughter (Judith Kaufman), A Doll’s House (Anne), Jake’s Women (Sheila). Baltimore credits: Elizabeth Keckley (A Civil War Christmas). She recently performed at the Laurel Mill Playhouse for their One Act Play Festival. Originally from Long Island, NY, Melissa is proud to be a part of the 10x10x10 festival and to be able to work with a superb cast and crew. Thank you Kaite and Belle and thank you to my family for your support and understanding.
Majenta Thomas is excited to be working with FPCT for the first time! A Baltimore-based actor and theatre artist, she graduated with her BFA in Acting from UMBC. Previously, she was in The Cosby Satires with The Strand Theater and Rachel with Rapid Lemon Productions. You can listen to her podcast, “We’ll Figure it Out” on Spotify & iTunes. “Thank you to my family for their constant support!”
Jacob Zeranko is a Baltimore based artist with a BFA in Acting from Towson University. Notable roles include JD in Heathers: The Musical, Jasper in The Aliens, and Orpheus in Polaroid Stories.
Belle Burr is an alumna of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Belle Burr has studied classical theater, Commedia Dell'arte, Dance and Film. When not directing Belle combines theater with history to teach children of all backgrounds about the world around them and as an actor she has performed all over the country in various styles of dramatic and comedic theater. You can follow her adventures via @BelleBurr on Twitter, check out her reviews and podcasts at Pop Culture Uncovered and PCU on YouTube, catch her on tour with the American Immersion Theater or join her at a show with the crew of Drop Three Sketch and Improv.
Kimberley Lynne is a produced playwright with a resume of over forty productions at both local and professional theatres. A member of the Dramatist Guild and AEA, Lynne holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches composition at Stevenson University. http://kimberleylynne.wordpress.com
Penelope Chan got her start as a makeup artist for theater and film in California before moving to Perry Hall in 2019. Since 2007 she has worked in nearly every creative role in theater, including wig stylist, body painter, mask-maker, set-painter, prop fabricator, corset-sewer, pit musician, and prosthetic-foot creator, in addition to a variety of acting roles. Her play A Hollow In The Hills, based on the short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne, was staged in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium in February 2019. This is her first time working with FPCT and she is honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and company!
Kaite Vaught is thrilled to be back at Fells Point Corner Theatre for her directorial debut! She has a B.A. in theatre from Centre College and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. A stage manager by trade and training, she is excited to take the plunge into directing! Selected theatre credits include The Mineola Twins and Wit at Fells Point Corner Theatre, The Crucible, Twelve Angry Jurors, and God of Carnage at Vagabond Players.
Makeima Freeland is Co-Artistic Director of Sisters Freehold. A performer, rhetoric coach, and emerging director, she is an alum of The Center for Visual and Performing Arts program (Suitland High School) and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Directing: 10x10x10 (Fells Point Corner Theatre) & The Sleepover (Sisters Freehold). Assistant directing: Hamlet, presented in Original Shakespeare Pronunciation (Baltimore Shakespeare Factory). Rhetoric coach: As You Like It (Notre Dame of Maryland University) & The Merry Wives of Windsor (Baltimore Shakespeare Factory). Favorite past roles include William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee & Agatha in The Moors (Notre Dame of Maryland University), and Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (a co-production of Notre Dame of Maryland University & Baltimore Shakespeare Factory). Professional development: Innovation Works BOOST, IW + MC Accelerator, and Best Practices with Theatrical Intimacy Education.
Barbara Barnow studied playwriting at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida and she has been an active member of the Sarasota Area Playwrights Society for eight years. Her full-length play, Moving Things Around was selected for a staged reading by the Baltimore Playwrights Society. Other readings include her comedy Long Live the Pig! and Send Off. Currently, she is working on her first musical The Girls, a play about four women with different endowments.
Robin Baron’s plays include Gus, Step by Step, Irene, Mother’s Day, About Time, Bruce, It’s the End of the World, and Downsizing. Her plays have been produced and/or developed by Lionheart Theatre, Gi60, Talking Horse Productions, Bay City Players, 2nd Act Theatre, Seoul Players, Otherworld Theatre, 4th Street Theater, Orange County NY Arts Council, The Barrington Collective, Funhouse Family, and Stage Left Theater (2018-2021). Robin’s plays have also been part of Page to Stage at The Kennedy Center (2014-2019). She is a member of The Dramatist Guild and lives in Bethesda, MD.
John Bavoso (he/him) is thrilled to be included in FPCT's 10x10x10 Play Festival for a third time! He is a Washington, DC-based playwright, marketer, and aspiring wrangler of unicorns. He mostly writes plays about women and queer people who are awkwardly attempting (and generally failing) to engage with serious subject matter using only dry wit and impeccably timed combative taunts. John's plays have been produced and/or developed across the country and in Canada, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and the UK. For more information, please visit John-Bavoso.com.
Sydney Eichel is a sophomore Psychology student at Loyola University Maryland. Sydney has been involved in theatre as an actor since she was in middle school. Some of her most notable roles include Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Donna (Mamma Mia!), and Olive Ostrovsky (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). However, this is her debut as a playwright! When she’s not in rehearsals for a show or in class, you can find Sydney giving tours around campus as a tour guide or singing with her school’s acapella group the Loyola Belles. She would like to thank everyone involved for this incredible opportunity, and she hopes you like Just Missed It!
Kevin Kostic is a nationally produced playwright based in Baltimore and is overjoyed to have his work back on stage at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Previous 10 minute plays that received their world premiere at FPCT include The Coaching Session and the apocalyptic CRABS!. Kevin is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and past-invited contributor to Baltimore Center Stage’s Playwrights Collective and Wright-Right-Now initiatives. Special thanks to the cast and creative team of 10x10x10, and as always to Heather, Sasha and Theo. Meds is dedicated to Kevin’s father, John Kostic. A full list of Kevin’s full-length plays, musicals and 10-minute pieces can be found at KevinKostic.com. (he/him)
R.A. Pauli is a playwright, songwriter, and poet who lives on a tiny island just south of Annapolis, Maryland. He is a former Senior Writer for Hallmark Cards (he claims to have invented the phrase “Happy Birthday!”) and a current member of The Dramatists Guild of America. His work has been widely produced and won many audience favorite and best play awards. ‘Shrooms is his sixth play to be presented at Fells Point Corner Theatre. When not writing, watching too much TV, or reading science fiction, he is a sometime clawhammer-style banjo player and a weekend tennis hacker.
Victoria Rentz-Damond has had two one-act plays produced by Hand-to-Mouth Players in Montrose, NY: “Myths of Creation” (2003), and “God Picks Pamela” (2004), which received a Merit Award for Excellence in Playwriting from the Theatre Association of New York State. Victoria's play "Interview with the Dead" was a finalist in the Strawberry One-Act Play Festival in New York, NY in February 2005. She lives in Catonsville and works as a school psychologist in Frederick, Maryland. Thank you to everyone at Fells Point Corner Theatre for this wonderful opportunity!
O’Malley Steuerman (they/them) is an actor, performing artist, DRAGster, and poet currently residing on Nentego, Piscataway, and Susquehannock land. Covid performance credits include Covid Monologues (Single Carrot Theater) and He Do the Police in Different Voices (The Acme Corporation). O’Malley most recently solo-toured the country interviewing emerging artists for their research-based performance project and series entitled “so, what are you gonna do next?” After seven months on the road, they are happy to return home Baltimore at FPCT! Website: https://www.omalleysteuerman.com/ || Instagram: @omalleysteuerman
Kaori Taylor is a Baltimore School for the Arts alum and a current Film & Media Studies major at John Hopkins University. When she isn’t planning photoshoots or working on film analyses, she loves to write. Normally specializing in screenplays, The Appointment (2022) is her first play to be produced by a theatre company. Whether onscreen or onstage, Kaori aims to tell truthful stories that resonate with the audience.