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The 10-Minute Plays of Deirdre Girard

February 24 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Second Act Readers Theatre




Tickets: $5

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Directed by Charles Van Eman

A Year to Grieve
Two murder mystery writers in a secluded cabin in the woods joke about killing one of their spouses.
But is it really a joke?
Heather – Bette Lischke
Thomas – Roger Burgess

Sometimes it takes a creative prescription to heal what hurts the most.
Evelyn – Candie Benjamin
Heather – Deborah Baker

Turk, Turk, Turk
Too many turkeys turn good neighbors into great neighbors.
Danny – Lenora Salvucci
Michael – Andy Griffith

Letting Go
A veterinarian is deeply challenged by a woman struggling to let go of her dying dog.
Diana – Sharon Curtis Phelan
Dr. Lanza – Mary Corsetto


Deirdre Girard, who tells women’s stories, received her Playwriting MFA at Boston University. She has had dozens of award winning one-act plays produced both nationally and internationally; her full-length productions include The Christina Experiment at The Firehouse Center for the Arts, Reconsidering Hanna(h) at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and Short and Scary at the Lynn Arts Center. Her work has been published by Applause Books, Smith & Kraus, Next Stage Press and Heuer Publishing. Deirdre was named a 2012/13 and returning 2013/14 Playwriting Fellow at New Repertory Theater, and was selected for both the Company One Play Labs and Central Square Theater’s TWSS play development programs. Her one-act play In the Buff was commissioned by Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and subsequently won QC Theatre’s Susan Glaspell National Playwriting Award. Most recently, Women at the Center, her collection of short plays featuring female protagonists was published, she was selected for Barrington Stages 2023 10 x 10 festival and The 2023 Boston Theater Marathon, had a monologue from her full-length play In This House selected for The Best Female Monologues of 2022 anthology by Smith & Kraus and had her play Soulmate selected by Smith & Kraus for their Best 10-minute plays of 2023 anthology. She is a playwriting instructor/mentor for several organizations including Gloucester Stage, Boston University’s Massachusetts Young Playwrights Project, and Northeastern University’s Silver Masque Theatre as well as a member of the Boston Playwright’s Theatre Advisory Council, an editor for Stage Source’s New Play Alliance Newsletter and a founding member of the Newburyport Arts Collective.


February 24
2:00 pm
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Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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