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The 5 & Dime Theatre Co.’s Short Attention Span Theatre Festival returns for its sophomore engagement, bringing together artists and audiences to celebrate exciting new theatre in under 10 minutes... now extended to TWO DAYS! This year, we’re combining “Shorts” (5-10 minute, live plays) with “Very Shorts” (1-5 minute virtual live-to-tape plays) to create this celebration of new, original stories right here in Jacksonville!

All stories are original works by local writers or writers with ties to the Greater Jacksonville area. Join us as we make history: the largest new play festival in Jacksonville’s history!

The Short Attention Span Theatre Festival is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville through the Cultural Service Grant Program.



The Florida Ballet

10131 Atlantic Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32225


All-Access Pass: $40

(admission to the FULL day)

Individual Block Admission: $15


View the Festival Schedule below!


Brooke Ferguson, Dead Dog

Jeremy Williams, The Plug Guy

Alisha S. Lockley, Hims

Hazel Robinson, Then We’ll Pray

Jason Vaughn, A Tinder Moment

Amy Goldin, Gated Communities

Adelaide Powers Tompkins

Katie Johnston

Jan Peter Buksar

Laura Mauldin, Magnolia and Ricky at the Open Slot

Gary Baker, Science Fair, Game Night

Cole Marshall, The Dream-Girl of Sacramento

Rachel Jones, PARK

Chelsea Black, Who is She

Rachel Swanzy Hunt, Ms. June Maple’s Magical Birthday

Jenna Jane, Villain

Mary McAllister, A Nod to Tillie Olsen

Danielle Wirsansky, Just a Spy

Isa Martinez, Florida Archives


Riley Fox Hillyer, chip poem, Quarantine Kitchen: The Musical, vaccine etymology

Jenna Jane, Fae Propoganda, I’ve Got the X-Rays to Prove It

Nathalia Neves, 1 in 3, We are Artists

Dana Hall, Dandelion - A Commentary on Life [after] the Pandemic, Plague Kills


Festival Schedule

The festival is broken up into 4 Blocks — A, B, C, D. There will be a 30 minute break in between each block for patrons to arrive for the upcoming block. The schedule below will be performed on both Saturday AND Sunday. 

* denotes a SHORT (live) performance, ^ denotes a VERY SHORT (recorded) performance

BLOCK A (2:00p - 3:00p)

Magnolia and Ricky at the Open Slot by Laura Mauldin *

chip poem by Riley Fox Hillyer ^

Ms. June Maple’s Magical Birthday by Rachel Swanzy Hunt *

Fae Propaganda by Jenna Jane ^

Just a Spy by Danielle Wirsansky *

1 in 3 by Nathalia Neves ^

A Nod to Tillie Olsen by Mary McAllister *

Dandelion - A Commentary on Life [after] the Pandemic by Dana Hall ^

Richard (or: The Universe Is Going to Therapy) by Adelaide Powers Tompkins *

BLOCK C (5:00p - 6:00p)

Science Fair by Gary Baker *
vaccine etymology by Riley Fox Hillyer ^
Florida Archives
by Isa Martinez *

Fae Propaganda by Jenna Jane ^
Gated Communities by Amy Goldin *
1 in 3 by Nathalia Neves ^
Game Night by Gary Baker *
Dandelion - A Commentary on Life [after] the Pandemic by Dana Hall ^
The Dream-Girl of Sacramento by Cole Marshall *

BLOCK B (3:30p - 4:30p)

Dead Dog by Brooke Ferguson *
Quarantine Kitchen: The Musical by 13 Pratt Theater Co. (Riley Fox Hillyer, Nick Chieffo, Rainier Pearl-Styles) ^
The Plug Guy by Jeremy Williams *
I’ve Got the X-Rays to Prove It by Jenna Jane ^
Villain by Jenna Jane *
We are Artists by Nathalia Neves ^
PARK by Rachel Jones *
Plague Kills by Dana Hall ^
A Tinder Moment by Jason Vaughn *

BLOCK D (6:30p - 7:30p)

Hims by Alisha S. Lockley *
chip poem by Riley Fox Hillyer ^
An Extra 30 Minutes by Jan Peter Buksar *
I’ve Got the X-Rays to Prove It by Jenna Jane ^
Who is She by Chelsea Black *
We are Artists by Nathalia Neves ^
Then We’ll Pray by Hazel Robinson *
Plague Kills by Dana Hall ^
A Story by Katie Johnston *


The 5 & Dime is committed to providing a safe atmosphere for everyone in attendance, onstage and offstage, at the Short Attention Span Theatre Festival. We appreciate your cooperation with our COVID-19 safety protocols as we work to bring theatre back to Jacksonville! 


  • Masks are required at all times within the facility from audiences, volunteers, artists, and staff, regardless of vaccination status. The performers will unmask for their short performance, and re-mask immediately after leaving the stage.

  • Seating in the performance space will be socially distanced. 

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located in the lobby and the performance space. 

  • Concessions will feature pre-packaged items.

  • We encourage all tickets to be purchased ahead of the event online for a contactless check-in.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting The 5 & Dime and our nomadic partners, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. All visitors must follow The 5 & Dime's health and safety protocols. Please help keep each other safe. 



The Florida Ballet enriches and inspires the cultural landscape of our community through the education and art of classical ballet. They provide exceptional, professional training with an emphasis on the holistic artistic experience and create an atmosphere that nurtures creative development. They feature a professional company, training, classes, and outreach opportunities.

LOCATED AT: 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225

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