Patrick Flynn’s ‘The Ferberizing of Coral’ a Winner at Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Flynn's play was one of six chosen for publication and licensing by Samuel French.

Patrick Flynn’s The Ferberizing of Coral was one of six plays chosen for publication by Samuel French at the 43rd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival this week. 850 plays were submitted to the festival, 30 were accepted for presentation and six winners were chosen for publication and licensing by Samuel French.

Playwright Patrick Flynn. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Playwright Patrick Flynn. Photo courtesy of the artist.

“The festival was an amazing experience,” Flynn said when asked for comment. “It was a real honor to be included among such a diverse and innovative group of authors. My director, Courtney Laine Self, did a phenomenal job casting and guiding Sam Tilles and Samm Carroll in their performances. I’m very excited to work with her again on my upcoming Flying V production Sheila and Moby.

The other five winning plays that will be published and licensed by Samuel French are: Baked Goods (Book by Charlie Cohen, Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna, Music by Helen Park, Orchestrations by Collin Martin), Rabiosa (Nelson Diaz-Marcano), Better (Vince Gatton), The Forgotten Place (Jeff Locker), and Ballgirl (Gracie Gardner). The 43rd annual festival concluded on August 26th, 2018. 

Related: Patrick DC Playwright Patrick Flynn Finalist in Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival 

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Nicole Hertvik
Nicole Hertvik is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at DC Theater Arts. She is a contributing writer to several publications in the DC region and beyond. Nicole studied international affairs at Columbia University and journalism at Georgetown. She was a 2019 National Critics Institute fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and a 2022 Entrepreneurial Journalism fellow at CUNY. Her reporting for DC Theater Arts was a 2022 finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Best of DC Dateline Awards. Nicole lives in Maryland with her three daughters, two rabbits, and one very patient husband.


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