Tonight I interview an actor, director, and producer of the The 2nd LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest at the Valley Repertory Company in Enfield, CT. They are in rehearsal for their February production . This time around, audiences will choose a winning play from six comedies and another winner from six dramas. Meet Karen Balaska (actor), Becky Beth Benedict (director), and Jeffrey Flood (producer tonight at 7:30PM.

Check out our previous blog for even more info on the contest.

Meghan Lynn Allen
Arts Contributor, Connecting Point


What: The 2nd LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest
Where: Valley Repertory Company, The Village Center of Thompsonville, 100 High Street, Enfield, CT 06083
When: February 17, 18, 19 @8PM
For more info visit: 860-749-4665


What: Vicious Valentines: An Evening of Love-ly One-Acts
Where: The Suffield Players, Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield, CT 06078
When: February 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20*, 25, 26 @8PM, *except 20th 2PM
For more info visit:

What: Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Where: Peacock Players, 14 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060
When: February 11-20
For more info visit: 603-886-7000

What: The Diamond Collection
Where: Majestic Theater, 131 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
When: February 13 & 14 @7PM
For more info visit: 413-747-7797

What: A World of Piano: 3 Jazz Masters
Where: Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA 01060
When: Friday, February 11 & 18 @7:30PM
For more info visit: 413-584-7327

What: Reconstructing Antiquity “No Way to Treat a Lady: Analysis and Conservation of a Roman Marble Statue”
Where: Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075
When: Wednesday, February 23 @4:30PM
For more info visit: 413-538-2000