History of 10by10
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Welcome to the NC 10by10 2020 Virtual Festival!
When we began planning for this festival we never imagined it would be in this format. Like every other theatrical production planned after March 2020, NC 10by10 was upended by COVID-19 and the necessities of social distancing. We made the decision to go forward, treating the new conditions of our medium as a challenge. Orson Welles, after all, pointed out that the absence of limitations is the enemy of art. We’re one play festival out of many in this country that felt as if we could still reach and entertain our fans even though we needed to go online. Even though our ten plays were selected with the firm intention of staging them live before an audience, we hope that the various solutions we’ve found to making them work online demonstrate fresh imagination, technical savvy, and an undiscouraged commitment to presenting new plays.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in theater during this time! We look forward to the day when we can all gather together again safely. In the meantime, we hope this festival entertains and excites you!
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OdysseyStage began in 1987 as Curtain Up! The name changed in 2000, and a few years later the group adopted a mission statement: “OdysseyStage is a non-profit community theatre dedicated to entertaining audiences of all ages, educating adults and children through theatrical participation, empowering local talent.”
After a period of developing theatre for seniors, OdysseyStage shifted back to its original focus, with more and more locally written works becoming part of Odyssey’s season. The group revived the tradition of a ten-minute play festival in the Triangle, teaming up with Cary Playwrights’ Forum to produce the first NC 10by10 in 2018. Other recent successes include a series of live radio plays and Past Imperfect: Voices from NC History.
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s mission is to provide NC playwrights and aspiring playwrights opportunities to develop as dramatic writers.
Our vision is a collaborative community where dramatic writers are supported on their journey to create works that are of value to the world.
-regular feedback sessions with other playwrights, actors, and directors
-the opportunity to collaborate with allied artists in periodic staged readings or productions of their original work
-help to independent producers of NC writers’ work