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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A reformed child actor, Nicole got her BA in English literature before wandering the globe for a decade, writing and teaching English in Prague, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Paris. She eventually landed in NYC where she received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and dabbled in theater as an actor, script reader, and dramaturg. Thrilled by the strong and diverse theater community she discovered in Washington, DC, Nicole wakes up every morning excited to contribute to DC Metro Theater Arts and other publications. Nicole studied journalism at Georgetown University and was a 2019 fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute. Email:, Instagram: @nicolehertvik, Twitter: @nicolehertvik, Facebook: Nicole Hertvik.


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