A watermelon child. A love affair with a potted plant. An “innocent” ingenue meets her romantic match. A man goes into surgery and comes out with a surprise.

Hybrid '07These are the kinds of unexpected stories you’ll find in HYBRID, Austin Script Works’ ninth annual ten-minute play festival. The festival produces works selected from submissions created during a wild 48-hour writing retreat, called the Weekend Fling. During the Fling, writers are given three “ingredients” and two days to write their hearts out and create a ten-minute play

This year, each play had to include:

1. A hybrid
2. Leaves
3. A sudden reversal

At the end of the Fling, the plays were read in an ASW Salon at the Vortex Theater. A selection committee picked eight of the plays to produce in the Out of Ink Festival. The selection committee included Connor Hopkins, founder of The Trouble Puppet Theater Company and the Austin Puppet Society; playwright and ASW member, Adrienne Dawes; and Aliza Gold, Coordinator of the Digital Media Collaboratory (DMC) at the IC2 Institute.

The HYBRID writers include:
Rebecca Beegle, Katherine Catmull, Elizabeth Cobbe, Max Langert, Marc Frost, Zack Gonzales, Aimee Gonzalez, and P. Paullette MacDougal. The plays will be performed by an ensemble of actors including Kimberly Barrow, Tom Coiner, David Dubose, Carrie Fountain, Jude Hickey, Margaret Hoard, Rhonda Kulhanek, Noah Neal, and Robin Grace Thompson. They’ll be directed by Lowell Bartholomee, Emily Fordyce, Ellie McBride, Christina J. Moore and Julia Smith.

ASW’s 9th Annual Out of Ink Festival
The Blue Theater
916 Springdale Road
March 22 – 24 and 29 – 31 at 8 PM
Tickets $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors/ASW/ACoT
March 22 is a Pay-What-You-Wish preview

RESERVATIONS: 454-9727 or christi@scriptworks.org