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Short Plays. Long on Drama.

Winston-Salem Writers presents its 13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. The festival features six, short plays from North Carolina Playwrights.

The 2024 10-Minute Play Festival is produced in cooperation with 40+ Stage Company. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling (336) 722-2585.



Moments With Paul is a powerful chronicle of the life of Paul Robeson that takes us from his childhood in New Jersey to his adult life as one of the most recognized figures in the world. An All-American athlete in four sports, valedictorian at Rutgers and an Ivy-league educated lawyer, Robeson faced the racism prevalent during the twentieth century. As an actor and singer, Mr. Robeson became one of the most recognizable figures in the world. He used his platform as an entertainer to artist to become a human and civil rights activist who spoke out against racism and oppression in the United States and abroad. The attention he received and his sympathetic stance toward Communism caused the US Government to effectively silence him during his prime earning and performing years.

In this 40+ Stage Company production, Jason McKinney portrays the great Paul Robeson and pianist and actor Christopher Bagley, portrays the role of Robeson’s musical collaborator, Lawrence Brown.

Moments with Paul will be presented in the Gallery Theater, The Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness, 114 West  30th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105. The show opens on Saturday, February 17, at 7:30, with performances also on Saturday, February 24, and matinees at 2:00 pm on February 18 and 25. Tickets are available on online, or call. (336)-747-1414.


Tickets available at online, by phone at (336) 747-1414, or at the door.


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.

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