2022 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival

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The 2022 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival opens Thursday, Feb. 10 and runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through Feb. 19 at the Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood.

For the eleventh year, convergence-continuum continues its successful collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) in Creative Writing Program. The Festival runs two weekends, Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm, with different plays each weekend.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students.  Tickets and information are available at convergence-continuum.org or 216-687-0074.

Week 1 (Feb 10-12) features the one-act play Nothing’s Magic by Gabrielle DiDonato, directed by Eva Nel Brettrager, featuring actors Sarah Blubaugh, Samantha Cocco, Emelio Fernandez, Adam Harry, TJ Hayes, Claire Scott and Hanna Woodside. In addition, two 10-minute plays, The Confession by Eric Mansfield, directed by JC Cifranic and The Ocean Breathes Salty by David Hansen and directed by KR Jones, will be presented. These ten minute plays also feature Samantha Cocco, Lifan Deng, Adam Harry, Emmett Podorgski, Clare Scott and Hanna Woodside.

Week 2 (Feb 17-19) features the one-act play Are We There Yet? by Laura Barbieri, directed by JC Cifranic, and the Full length Play Six-Bullets Faith by Justin Lazor, directed by Amy Bistok. The Week 2 plays feature the following cast members in various roles: Denise Astorino, Sarah Blubaugh, Rob Daniels,. Lifan Deng, Lynna Metrisin, David Munnell, Amanda Rowe-Van Allen, David Thonnings, and Kim Woodworth.