Cut Edge Collective Ten Minute Play Festival

Tank Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NY, NY

February 9-11, 2023

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Thursday, Feb 9 at 7pm

Greg Nanni

Album Liner

Written and acted by Greg T. Nanni

A musician that plays every night speaks in rectangles, attempting to say why he plays. From the full length vignette play, RECTANGLES.

Musician: Greg T. Nanni

Monte Monteleagre

Diner Booth Fracture

Written and Directed by Monte Monteleagre

A middle-age man and a young girl are together at a diner booth while a short scene between them changes, mutates, and fractures revealing a dark destiny waiting for them.


Tom Block

Mollie and Harry

Written and Directed by Tom Block

At the end of their lives, Harry visits Mollie, his one and only true love from high school who he hasn’t seen in nearly 70 years, to see if he can rekindle what has been lost. But Mollie has slipped into dementia: Harry is too late.

Mollie: Laurie Sammeth

Harry: David Baker

James Bosley

Apple Picking with Buddha

by James Bosely

Director: TBD

Actors: TBD

Synopsis: A Buddhist husband and father strays from the Eightfold Path, jeopardizing his practice and his family. Enlightenment ensues.

Chelyn Cousar

Albert’s Wedding

Director: Chelyn Cousar

A dream about a wedding has a man second guessing his proposal.

Kieran Cusack

Ruth And Bonnie and The Dancing Phantom

Director: Kieran Cusack

Two women run an estate sale in a home that has a life of its own.

Friday, Feb 10 at 7pm

Libby Heily

Inspired By True Events

Written and Acted by Libby Heily

Director: Serena Norr

The best horror movies are based on true stories. But what happens to the real people involved?


Greg Nanni

Album Liner

Written and acted by Greg T. Nanni

A musician that plays every night speaks in rectangles, attempting to say why he plays. From the full length vignette play, RECTANGLES.

Musician: Greg T. Nanni



Tom Block

Mollie and Harry

Written and Directed by Tom Block

At the end of their lives, Harry visits Mollie, his one and only true love from high school who he hasn’t seen in nearly 70 years, to see if he can rekindle what has been lost. But Mollie has slipped into dementia: Harry is too late.

Mollie: Laurie Sammeth

Harry: David Baker


Sophia Heinecke

What Makes Us Feel Alive

Written and acted by Sophia Valera Heinecke

Directed by Madeline Wall

This lively and interactive workshop helps us plan, connects us to choice, and asks us to honestly inventory our existence for the best future without us!


Serena Norr

Cut Out Fam

Written and Directed by Serena Norr

Sue’s secret to creating the perfect family is simple: cut them out of magazines and pretend they are real. As she retreats to her world of play to escape the chaos of her real world, she loses a grasp of reality, finding it harder to tell her real family from the one she created.


Chelyn Cousar

Albert’s Wedding

Director: Chelyn Cousar

A dream about a wedding has a man second guessing his proposal.

Saturday, Feb 11th at 3pm

Libby Heily

Inspired By True Events

Written and Acted by Libby Heily

Director: Serena Norr

The best horror movies are based on true stories. But what happens to the real people involved?


Monte Monteleagre

Diner Booth Fracture

Written and Directed by Monte Monteleagre

A middle-age man and a young girl are together at a diner booth while a short scene between them changes, mutates, and fractures revealing a dark destiny waiting for them.



James Bosley

Apple Picking with Buddha

Written by James Bosely

Director: TBD

Cast: TBD

Synopsis: A Buddhist husband and father strays from the Eightfold Path, jeopardizing his practice and his family. Enlightenment ensues.


Sophia Heinecke

What Makes Us Feel Alive

Written and acted by Sophia Valera Heinecke

Directed by Madeline Wall

This lively and interactive workshop helps us plan, connects us to choice, and asks us to honestly inventory our existence for the best future without us!


Serena Norr

Cut Out Fam

Written and Directed by Serena Norr

Sue’s secret to creating the perfect family is simple: cut them out of magazines and pretend they are real. As she retreats to her world of play to escape the chaos of her real world, she loses a grasp of reality, finding it harder to tell her real family from the one she created.


Kieran Cusack

Ruth And Bonnie and The Dancing Phantom

Director: Kieran Cusack

Two women run an estate sale in a home that has a life of its own.

Who We Are

We are a collective of experimental theatre writers in New York City, pushing the edge of what live performance does. We develop work that pushes at the boundaries of normative theater in some way.

We meet twice monthly: once in person to workshop freshly-minted plays, and once via Zoom for a salon on subjects pertaining to experimental writing for performance.

Welcome to our 2023 Playwriting Cohort

Lauren D’Errico

Sarah Feingold

David Hanson

Paul Hufker

Nathaniel Johnson

Ben Jones

Lisa Kimball

Al Lefcowitz

Erin Proctor

Elise Wein

From Our Writers

“Being a part of a group interested in stretching the fabric of theater to the near breaking point has helped me grow as an artist as well as introduce me to new theories and approaches to playwriting.”

– Libby Heily

“Our cohort of writers leaves me continually inspired to think critically about the many containers available to tell stories. The work we do at Cut/Edge brings together artists with wildly different goals and lived experiences, but always brings me back to the joys and practicalities of experimental performance work.”

– Sophia Valera Heinecke

NYC Playwrights have included:

Tom Block Founder

Kevin Kautzman Founder

Zizi Azah 2020, 2021

James Bosley 2022

Brynn Hambley 2021, 2022

Libby Heily 2021, 2022

Sophia Heinecke 2020, 2021

William Hugel 2020

Nick Jonczak 2021, 2022

Matthew Macca 2020

Grayson May 2021

Monte Monteleagre 2020, 2021, 2022

Gregg Nanni 2022

Serena Norr 2021, 2022

Judah Skoff 2020, 2021, 2022

Lily Welsh 2022

Brett Wolfe 2022

John Zoitos 2021