The Lemonade Short Play Festival

The FEU is pleased to support The Lemonade Short Play Festival, a resident initiative produced by Fatima Cadet-Diaby of Loline Stage & Film. On December 14th, a group of aspiring playwrights, young actors and directors will present six new short plays. The plays were selected by a committee of residents and performing arts students. Originally titled The 10 Minute Play Festival for its first edition in 2017, this new works initiative will give voice to the often voiceless emerging talent in the Parisian theater scene.  The six plays, each under 10 minutes in length and are performed in either English or French, will tackle various issues affecting contemporary society using varying theatrical styles.


Homeward Bound
For Brits Kez and Hannah, the political is about to become uncomfortably personal in their Paris flat.
Written by: Emma Phillips
Directed by: Thomas Gilroy
With: Danielle Courtenay and Lauren Allen

From their perch on a Parisian park bench, two women discover that the city of lights does not always illuminate the most flattering version of who we are.
Written by: Taylor Scott
Directed by: Elisabeth Boles
With: Carisa Bledsoe et Ginni Luckit

After seeing him at a friend’s party, Max decides to call Theo, a misanthropic young man, to try to reconcile him in contact with others.
Written by: Lucas Sekali
With: Bruno Ribuot-Hirsch et Ciaran Cresswell

The Sweetest Moments Ever
To be vulnerable, to be raw, to be open, to be free, to be in union and divided and to be broken and healed over and over again, what is the cost of tenderness as it moves from the mundane to the intimate?
Written by: Mary Lou J. Sarazin
Directed by: Weronika Kuśmider
With: Reyna Lauren et Audrey Mikondo

Pierre and the Mosquito
Pierre is exaltant having finally finished his new play.  But a Mosquito has been watching, and he has his own thoughts on Pierre, the play and the world.
Written by: Stuart Caldwell
Directed by: Anwesh Bhattacharya
With: Luca Ferrari et John Edward Romano

Aya et Sayid
A brother and a sister, both migrants, try to cross the border between Austria and Germany despite intense difficulties during the night.  They hold on to their memories to keep hope.
Written by: Theo Bonnard
Directed by: Yasmina Sophia Gomez
With: Yasmine Khiat et Helwann Nedjar

Loline Stage & Film

Fatima Cadet-Diaby is a playwright, director and producer from New-York who recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where she studied theatre and specialized in musical theater. During the summer, she worked as an intern at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova Entertainment, The Musical Theatre Factory, Repertorio Español, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. During her stay at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, she created The Lemonade Short Play Festival (the 10 Minute Play Festival in 2017) to showcase young talents in residence at the Cité internationale or living in Paris. You can follow her on her company page Loline Stage & Film.

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