The Seventh Annual 10x10 Showcase was presented on April 12 and 13 at Magnus Theatre. The showcase is a presentation of ten 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights. But 10x10 is much more than the showcase itself. The 10x10 team (Sheena Albanese, Jessica Krasnichuk, Nicholas Palinka, Jelena Psenicnik, and artistic director Cathi Winslow) offer playwriting workshops, followed by a script submission deadline in January, play and director selection, auditions, casting, rehearsals, and marketing. It is, in a very real, supportive sense, vibrant community animation. And Thunder Bay has responded enthusiastically, participating at all stages in the process and supporting the final showcase with sold-out performances.
For practical reasons, it is impossible to critique all 10 productions. I will highlight here some of the strengths in this year's showcase.
Susan Rogers, a returning playwright, asked several profound questions in her bright comedy Worth Less. What do we want? What are we worth? Perhaps even, who are we? ...
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