Play-In-A-Day 2012

Beth Marshall Presents is pleased to announce the company for our 2012 Play-In-A-Day Season Kick-Off benefit in association with Penguin Point Productions and Lake Howell High School! This year’s event offers more plays than ever before (15 in total), ranging in lengths from one to five minutes, featuring the talents of over 50 of Orlando’s most veteran theatre professionals working alongside emerging top high school talent to offer up 100% original plays all written, rehearsed and fully performed off book within a 24-hour time span!

CONGRATS to our 1st Annual Beth Marshall Presents District 3 Thespian Scholarship winner Ellen Boener!


Ellen Boener, 17, is a Senior at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida.  She has performed in productions of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Robin Goodfellow, Comedy of Errors, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, and RENT. She has Stage Managed several productions at school including the ongoing production of In the Heights. Last year she debuted and directed her regionally acclaimed play Good Will Out. She has received straight Superior ratings at the District and State level every year of her high school career in events including: Duet Acting, Large Group Musical, Playwriting, and Monologues. She has been awarded 3 Best in Show for District 3, twice in Playwriting and once in Large Group Musical, and an Honorable Mention in Duet Acting.

Outside of Creek Ellen has performed and served on the production staff of Orbit Theatre Company and Daytona State College. Aside from theatre, Ellen is the Drum Major of the Spruce Creek High School Marching Band and a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society as well as a distinguished IB and AP student. She is currently a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. Ellen is in the process of applying to several Universities including Florida State University, Columbia, Yale and Cornell where she hopes to double major in Theatre Performing Arts and English.

Ellen would like to thank her family for their love and support and Beth Marshall for making this incredible opportunity possible. Ellen is honored to be the first recipient of this scholarship and sends her best wishes to all other rising Thespians that could benefit from this award.

Proceeds from Play-In-A-Day 2012 made this scholarship possible! 


Writer- Aradhana Tiwari
Director- Chelsea Adams Locklear
Stage Manager- Ally Gursky
Actors-Stephen Middleton, Corey Price, Gwen Boniface

BEST 5 Minute Play:
No, Tyler, There is No Santa Claus
Writer-Nicole Antonia Carson
Director- Lauren O’Quinn Burns
Stage Manager- Ally Gursky
Actors-Sue Clohan, Tyler Conrady, John McDonald

Best Overall Play:
Episode 1/2: The Breakfast Alliance
Writer-Andy Haynes
Director-Tara Corless
Stage Manager- Theresa Rogers
Actors-Cara Fullam, AJ Harriett, Dominque Minor, Stephen Pugh

What’s new about the event this year?

  • Brand new location (Lake Howell High School)
  • Incorporating high school students into the talent pool
  • Adding a dance component using the same 24-hour format
  • Many new playwrights, directors and actors (over 50 artists)
  • Exploring time and lengths of plays (each of our 8 teams will be performing 2 plays instead of one)
  • Pre-Show Silent Auction, Raffle and Social with food/drinks
  • Proceeds from the event benefit the 2012-13 Beth Marshall Presents Season as well as District 3 Thespians to create a new theatre scholarship for a graduating high school student.


Production Team

Producing Artistic Director Beth Marshall

Associate Producer – James Brendlinger

Company ManagerBrenna Nicely

Production Stage Manager – Melissa Koerner

Technical Director – Darth Knapik

Make-Up/Hair Director – Anastasia Kurtiak

House Managers Ally Gursky & Theresa Rogers

Box Office – Chris Foster

Photography/Design – Kristen Wheeler & Shane Wheeler

Crew -Lake Howell High School & District 3 Thespians

Hosts: Beth Marshall & James Brendlinger


Writer – Jay Becker

Director – Brenna Nicely

Stage Manager Jay Ferrence

Actors – Melissa Hoepner, Zach Weston, Brandon Dalzell, Viet Nguyen, Gabe Patrick


Writer – Rob Anderson

Director – Jim Cundiff

Stage Manager – Anastasia Kurtiak

Actors – CK Anderson, Eliza Stevens, Bella Muller


Writer – Andy Haynes

Director – Tara Corless

Stage Manager – Theresa Rogers

Actors – Dominique Minor, Stephen Pugh, Cara Fullam, AJ Harrett


Writer – Nicole Carson

Director – Lauren O’Quinn Burns

Stage ManagerAlly Gursky

Actors – Sue Clohan, Tyler Robert Conrady, John McDonald

Team 5

Writer – Eric Pinder

Director – Laurel Clark

Stage Manager – Terri Giannoutsos

Actors – Brett Carson, Candy Heller, Alexander Mrazek


Writer – Aradhana Tiwari

Director – Chelsea Adams Locklear

Stage ManagerAlly Gursky

Actors – Stephen Middleton, Gwen Boniface, Corey Price

For more info email Producing Artistic Director, Beth Marshall at

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