2021 One Acts Festival

In celebration of a season well done, we are happy to present our first ever One Act Play Festival, featuring shorter plays by some of the playwrights we’ve had the pleasure of working with throughout our 2020-2021 season!

Our festival starts at 8:00pm EST on May 28, 2021 and will run approximately two and a half hours. Ticket holders will have access to all videos from the festival through June 11.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 27, 2021

Program of Readings

Gamers 4 Life

by Brian David Walker

Two late night gamers struggle to find connection in the real world as they connect with each other in the digital world.

Click here for information on Brian’s previous Reading of Deer Island.


by Cris Eli Blak

A store clerk in a small Texas town makes acquaintances with a young Black man passing through town who has a love for country music. Their conversation becomes one about passion, dreams, differences and why putting a label on yourself only limits your potential.

Click here for information on Cris’ previous Reading of Finding the Girls.

Men and Parts

by John Morogiello

Two women play a game of “Can You Top This?” over famous men they’ve dumped.

Click here for information on John’s previous Reading of Die, Mr Darcy, Die!

A Midsummer Night’s Slam

by Arianna Rose

Hermia and Helena search desperately in the Athenian woods for Lysander and Demetrius, who seem to have pulled a Houdini.  They stumble across a very unexpected visitor from a neighboring Greek island, who opens their eyes to what a constant heart really is.

Arianna’s Touch the Moon will premiere April 30, 2021 at 8:10pm EST on our YouTube channel! More information is available on our homepage.

Baba Yaga and the Federal Trade Commission

by Erin Gruodis-Gimbel

Baba Yaga would just love to do her QVC show in peace — but the federal government has other ideas.

Click here for more information on Erin’s previous Reading of Abraham and God Play Ping Pong.

Zoom Coaster

by Deborah Yarchun

Ash and Charlie, two isolated people in NYC during COVID-19, reconcile with their desire for physical intimacy as they Zoom date.

Click here for more information on Deborah’s previous Reading of Atlas, the Lonely Gibbon.

Memory in E Minor

by David Meyers

A struggling musician receives support from an unexpected source from his past.

Click here for more information on David’s previous Reading of The Girl Who Lived.

Playwright Amy Dellagiarino

In Search of Plan A

by Amy Dellagiarino

Lifelong temp worker Sally and lifelong office drone Arnold enter The Squishy Stress Ball Deluxe Manufacturing Company late one night with the thought of ending it all, only to end up asking: Whatever happened to Plan A?

Click here for information on Amy’s previous Reading of Dorm #5.


All tickets include $10 General Admission and 2 weeks of access to all streamed content from the evening of the festival!

General Admission

This year’s one acts festival will feature 8 one act plays, interviews with playwrights from this past season, snippets from readings, and more!

General Admission

Additional Support for Walking Shadow

Please consider purchasing at a higher ticket price to continue to support live theatre!
Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is currently an all volunteer organization. With the proceeds from our festival, we are raising money to compensate our artists for their work on future readings, to pay our hard working staff, and to keep our theatre company running.

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