Annual Series of Shorts 2022

Riot Act, Inc. presents our Annual Series of Short Plays September 14-17 at 7:00pm nightly in Riot Acts Studio 305 in the Center for the Arts.  

Need some small bites of comedy and drama?  Always a favorite, Shorts features new regionally written plays.  Join us!

Riot Act, Inc. is thrilled to present the winners of its Annual New Play Festival. Several original works were submitted for the contest and judges ultimately selected three short plays to be produced as part of Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts.  The first-place winner will receive $200 and the Marius P. Hanford IV Award. Marius was a longtime stage combat choreographer influential in several theater communities, including Jackson and New York. The second place will receive $100 and third place will be awarded $50.

Winning plays 

#1 – Gun Control by Stephen Lottridge of Jackson, WY.  Will be directed by Deborah Supowit and starring Ian Chapman, Jordan Mayo, Stephanie Capps, Miles Berry, Margaret Gordon

After a threatening encounter at the Post Office, and an unpleasant meeting with Brad, his wife’s shooting instructor, Derek finds himself at odds with his wife, Melissa, about the use of hand guns.

#2 – Ship’s Log by Margaret Gordon of Jackson, WY.  Will be directed by Lacey Lukas, starring Karissa Dabel, Angel May Wise, and Evalyn Wogoman.

The crewmembers of a space faring freighter examine what it means to be human and how far they’ll go for love.

#3 – Love and Loss in Liberty Park by Joanne Rowland of Salt Lake City, UT.  Will be directed by Margaret Gordon and starring Deborah Supowit, Evalyn Wogoman, Ian Chapman, Aaron Hawkins, Digby Clark-Martinek.

Carolyn is longing to find a perfect mate and her friend, Judy listens and commiserates and eventually agrees that life worked out well even without the one true love.

We will have a short intermission between each Short Play.

Tickets are available in advance online at or at the door.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors.  It will also be available as a Live Stream for you to watch at home for $10.  

Riot Act, Inc. T-shirts and Stickers plus Concessions will be available before each performance and during intermission. 

Short plays allow the audience to taste several small bites of theatre in one evening.  Mature content, parental guidance is suggested.  Please join us on the stage!  For more information, contact    

Hope to see you there!

*Project made possible by Your Old Bill’s donations and WY Arts Council Grant.