A Showcase of Creativity

How does that interior design saying go? Something like this: One is an accident, two is just stuff, but three is a collection.

How about ten?  Ten plays in one night? Because that's an option available this weekend in Thunder Bay. The showcase for 10 by Ten will run this Saturday night.

 Okay, so technically, it's six full ten-minute plays and four shorter "scenes" from smaller plays. But still -- nine different writers, many directors (some playwrights are directing their own work), actors interpreting creative visons -- lots of creativity will be gathered in one place.

I've read a few of the plays that will be performed and they're crackerjack. Of particular interest to my household is this one:

Though the showcase is Saturday, preparations began last fall, and bringing together this "grand finale" has meant that many people have sustained enthusiasm well beyond the typical "let's put on a show!" moment. Their enthusiasm and creative energy have made it possible for writers to get a chance to see their work live and speak.

Many thanks to Janis Swanson, Lawrence Badani, Colin Stewart, and Sheena Albanese for planning and follow-through, and to everyone for participating. Saturday evening's showcase will be just the icing on the cake!