Dreamwell Theatre will present the winning one-act plays from this year’s Writer’s Skirmish contest at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City, on July 13, 14, 20, and 21, 7:30pm. Tickets can be reserved on our tickets page. Tickets are $13 regular, $10 students/seniors.

The first place winner is “World’s Teeniest” by Amy White, with runner-ups “AfterWerx” by Carrie and Richard New, and “Some Assembly Required” by James Grob. All three will have full productions to be performed each night. Coordinated by Matthew Brewbaker.

In “World’s Teeniest,” directed by Matthew Falduto, a woman comes home to find a kid in her house who just won’t leave. As they spar with words, it becomes clear there is more happening here than meets the eye. Amy White is a well known local writer whose work have been performed at Mount Vernon Lisbon Community Theatre and Riverside Theatre. Her work was also featured in Dreamwell’s production of Soldier’s Daughter last year.

Man: Per Wiger
Woman: Noel Van Den Bosch
Girl: Mary Vander Weg

Some Assembly Required, directed by Meg Dobbs, humorously explores the meaning of freedom.

Gina: Linda Merritt
Carolyn: Melinda Eshbaugh
Steven: Nate Sullivan
Josh: Monty Hendricks
Linda: Traci Schoenle

AfterWerx, directed by Brian Tanner, is the journey of two living people looking for answers in the afterlife to the destiny-altering moments of their lives.

Grey: Brad Quinn
Beth: Michele Howell
Receptionist: Janet Haar
Melanie: Melinda Eshbaugh
Frank: Jim Eaton
Uncle Mike: Kenneth Van Egdon
Dr. Greer: Ali Ajram
William: Stephen Polchert