Winston-Salem Writers and the 40+ Stage Company present the 10-Minute Play Festival.

Winston-Salem Writers and 40+ Stage are proud to announce The 2021 Winston-Salem 10-Minute Play Festival will be presented August 20 and 21 in Hanes Brands Theater at 7:30 PM.

The plays were selected from playwrights across North Carolina and will be produced in collaboration with 40+ Stage. This is the Tenth Anniversary of Winston-Salem Writers producing plays by N.C. playwrights.


40+ Stage Company: A Company for All Ages, Relevant, Challenging, and Intergenerational

40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of theater. Our play selection focuses on issues of intergenerational concern and relevance to our community today. We want to provide actors of all ages with opportunities to perform in meaningful, challenging roles. As an amateur company, we are committed to the highest standards of performance.

Our outreach program extends to organizations provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, as a performance art form, requires engaging with others and practicing and honing listening skills, memory reliability, and introspection. A creative lifestyle in the afternoon years has a demonstrative positive effect in overcoming depression, isolation, addiction, and a host of conditions often associated with growing older.

Coming this Fall

TLR upcoming

The Last Romance

Opening September 10, 2021: “The Last Romance,” a heart-warming comedy by Joe DiPietro.

80 year old Ralph, a widower of seven years, amuses himself by going to the dog park every day. His outlook on life brightens one afternoon when Rose strolls into view with her dog on a leash. A romance blooms! Of course, there are complications. This thoughtful caring couple sorts things out in the end with a surprising solution.

Better Days upcoming

Better Days

Opening November 12, 2021: The premier of “Better Days” by Mark Pirolo, the first play of the season written by a local playwright. “Better Days” is a poignant drama in two acts about two men struggling to renew their love for one another after a painful and unexpected break. Peter, twenty-something has returned to pick back up with Mitchell, a partner he left without a word months earlier. Both men struggle to recreate the trust and intimacy they enjoyed when they first met.    

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