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Chameleon's 8th Annual New Play Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

Admission: FREE!
Food will be served
Donations are accepted

Join us for a great day of theatre as The Chameleon Theatre Circle brings six original new plays to a new audience!

For eight years running, The Chameleon Theatre Circle has had the privilege of presenting concert-style readings of winning full-length, ten-minute, and one act plays from our annual New Play Contest.

Discussions follow each of the readings.  As an audience member, you'll not only have a great time attending the "birth" of these new works... you'll have a chance to actively contribute to the further development of the plays and their authors.

Show times (start times are approximate):

10:00 a.m. — Hard to Swallow by Daniel Curzon
10:15 — Canvas by G. Bruce Smith
11:30 — Falling from the Sky by Matt Heftler
12:00 p.m. — Crossing Event Horizon by Kevin Rush
2:45 — Burying Barbie by Christopher Dimond
3:30 — Guts by Arden Kass

At the end of our festival, audience members who have attended the entire day of plays will cast their votes for our "Best Of Festival" winner.

Congratulations to all the winners of The Chameleon Theatre Circle's Eighth Annual New Play Contest!

And thank you to all of the playwrights who submitted plays to us this year.  It's an honor to read your work, and you certainly made our decisions tough.

Daniel Curzon
Matt Heftler
Arden Kass
Christopher Dimond
G. Bruce Smith
Kevin Rush

Several past winners have been produced by The Chameleon Theatre Circle:
  • Paper Cuts by Timothy Braatz – October 2005
  • Snowflake's Story by Nikki Harmon – January/April 2005 & spring of 2006
  • Love's Shadow On Snow by Rick Raasch - March 2004
  • Are We There Yet? by Kent R. Brown - May 2002
  • New & Nobler Life by Timothy Braatz - Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 3-12, 2001
  • Helena Handbasket by Timothy Braatz - February 2001

Chameleon has also produced these original plays:

  • Monsters In America: Puppets of Mass Distraction (created by the company) - 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festival
  • Death Penalty Puppetry (created by the company) – 2004 Minnesota Fringe Festival
  • How I Wonder What You Are - Seven original plays by seven playwrights - January 2004
    • Believe In It by Kim Kivens
    • The Boy Who Dies With The Most Mommies Wins by Rick Raasch
    • Child of Mine by Lysa Clayburn
    • H-I-J-K-LMNOP (but not Q) by G.J. Clayburn
    • Pull Falcon's Feather Lever by Tim Kuehl
    • Twinkle by Timothy Braatz
    • Un, Deux, Trois by Clare Jodzio McDermott
  • Pollyholiday by Rick Raasch - March 2003
  • I Could Kick Your Ass by Daniel K. McDermott - January 2003
  • If Garrett McDermott Were A Bowl of Prize-Winning Chili by Rick Raasch - November 2002

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