2022 Script Selection

Snowdance 2022

OOHP Present Original Comedy Competition

February 4th, 2022 Over Our Head Players presents the “2022 Snowdance Ten Minute Comedy Festival.” Snowdance returns for the 18th year, from February 4th - March 6th.

Between July and October the hit playwriting competition received 546 scripts for consideration. Playwrights from 41 states and 12 foreign countries entered the competition. The largest number of entries came from New York, followed by California. The Snowdance selection committee chose eight finalists to further compete in production. These original comedies will be performed by the OOHP Snowdance® ensemble at Sixth Street Theatre.

Managing Artistic Director Rich Smith describes the submissions, "Every year, Snowdance truly reflects the current trends in playwriting. It is always interesting to see the topics and styles that comprise each year’s entrants. We have chosen 8 scripts for production that represent the best of contemporary comedy writing. Sifting through 546 submissions was time consuming, but the work is just beginning. We have a terrific ensemble of comedic actors on board for this year’s Snowdance. Once again, we are fortunate to have a mix of Snowdance veterans along with a few new faces. The other directors and I cannot wait to start working with them and bringing these new comedies to life on the Sixth Street Theatre stage."

THE WINNING TITLES AND THEIR AUTHORS:

I’M NOT WEARING ANY PANTS, Tony Targan, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
A blind date leads to hilarious malapropisms and misunderstandings.

JUST A QUICK CALL, Matt Reichel, Hagaman, New York
An unexplained radar signal sets three world leaders scrambling to avert global catastrophe.

DRIVE IN, Robert Cullinane, Brattleboro, Vermont
A woman receives relationship advice at a drive-in therapy window.

TAG, Mark Harvey Levine, Indianapolis, Indiana
This game of tag has left one person "it" for far too long.

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE IN A LIVING ROOM DOING NOTHING, Alec Seymour, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
They are beautiful, they are in a living room, but they aren’t exactly doing nothing.

THE DEATH OF GINGERBREAD, Rand Higbee, Yachats, Oregon
A girl’s goldfish has mysteriously disappeared, her mother knows more about the disappearance than she is letting on.

KUBLER-ROSS & RACHEL, Ken Levine, Los Angeles, California
Does the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief work in other stressful situations? A relationship is put to the test.

GETTING CANNED, Meredith Utman, Pittsford, New York
A night of passion turns into a night in the emergency department.

OOHP presents Snowdance® February 4 – March 6, 2022. Friday performances are at 8:00; Saturday shows are at 5:30 and 8:00. Sunday shows are at 2:30, and Thursdays performances are at 7:00.

The Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival is a competition of original 10 minute comedies. In the ultimate interactive experience, the audience can vote for the production they enjoyed the most. The votes will be tallied throughout the five week festival run, and the Snowdance® "Best in Snow" will be awarded after the final performance on March 6th. A cash award of $500.00 goes to "Best in Snow", with a $200.00 award going to second place and $100 to third place.

The 2022 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival is sponsored by Minuteman Press. Rich Smith production manages and leads the directing ensemble. Featured actors include John Adams, Kristin Althoff, Melissa Hughes Ernest, Nicholas Hoyt, Joey Lange, Tina Paukstelis, Michael Retzlaff, and Matt Specht.