Sounds of laughter and applause filled Coconut Marketplace last weekend as the Kauai Shorts festival wound down at WIT’s End, the home of Women in Theatre.
This year’s festival marked the fourth time the biennial event has been held on Kauai.
In all, the Kauai Shorts festival featured 19 10-minute short plays that were created and performed by local directors and actors, who debuted their pieces on Aug. 9 and 10 at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.
The eight winners selected by both the audience and judges over those two days showcased their performances for festival attendees from Aug. 16 to 18 at WIT’s End in Coconut MarketPlace.
Judges awards were given to “The Faulkner/Hemmingway Letters,” written by Bill Alewyn and directed by Nellie Foster; “The Obit,” written by Mark Cornell and directed by Romey Curtis; “The Antichrist Cometh,” written by David MacGregor and directed by Nellie Foster; and “The Slip,” written by Mark Tjarks and directed by Mary MacDermott.
Audience favorites included “Chumlee’s Grand Adventure,” written by Christopher R. Hakabe and directed by Nadya Wynd; “TEOTWAWKI,” written by Jo J. Adamson and directed by Roberta Cable and Elyse Litvack; “Lavender and Straw,” written by David P. Scott and directed by Morgan Liddell; “Love in the Ravioli Season,” written by Claudia Inglis Haas and directed by Jack Alex.
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