A member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle, Dee Timi requested submissions from other Indiana Playwrights to send a holiday-themed short play of 10 minutes.
She received 11 submissions.
“Playwrights are out there, and we are writing,” Timi said. “But live theater and quarantines don’t go well together.”
Timi, a Westfield resident, turned to Main Street Productions, whose shows are presented at Westfield Playhouse.
“Several board members from Main Street Productions picked five of the holiday shorts to become their ‘Christmas At The Playhouse’ and asked me to direct,” Timi said. “These short plays consist of two or three actors in each show, all wearing masks or face shields. We take our temperatures at the stage door, use hand sanitizer liberally and wipe down areas like insane clean freaks. We are truly trying our best to do a theater production without risk to actors or the crew.”
The short plays were written by Timi, Andrew Black, Mark Harvey Levine, Josie Gingrich and Michael Donohue. Brandi Davis is the producer for the production.
“This is a recorded performance that you can watch on your own time,” Davis said. “Once you have purchased your virtual seat to the show, a link will be emailed to you to give you access to the recording.”
Davis said the show became available Dec. 15 and will be available through Christmas.
“We have had a good response so far,” Davis said. “There is some disappointment that we are not offering any seats for a live audience, but overall, everyone is very understanding that this is the best way to offer this show during this time.”
Cast members include Eric Bowman, Courtney Corcoran, Courtney Gray, Susan Hill, Jan Jamison, Steven Marsh, Travis McDearmon, Caitlin Skinner, Rich Steinberg and Julie Wallyn.
A $10 donation is requested for access to the link for the show. For more, visit westfieldplayhouse.org.