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Play Submissions will be accepted through June 15. Judges will read the scripts and the top 5 submissions will be asked to participate in an interview with the judges and the Floyd Community Theatre Guild board. The First Prize winner will receive a full stage production of their script as part of our 2018 Production Season. More

The Floyd Community Theatre Guild invites you to a night of One Acts directed by Floyd County High School seniors.

Friday & Saturday, June 2nd & 3rd, 7 pm.

Sunday, June 4th, 2pm.

Tickets are available at
Adults: $7
Students: $5

"Hello Herman" by John Buffalo Mailer. Directed by Arianna Agnew.

Set in the not so distant future of the United States, sixteen-year-old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban high school and kills thirty-nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest, he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman's own digital camera. In the clips, Herman tells Lax, "I want to tell my story on your show". Lax, haunted by his own past, is now face to face with Herman. The movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in society, desensitization in America, youth violence, bullying, the impact the media has on the individual quest for fame, and ultimately, the human need for connection.

"Rest Stop" by Lee Paasch. Directed by David Kuiken.

Conservative Ben Gerard doesn't understand his 15-year-old daughter, Christi, who bitterly tries to exert her independence. Mimi, the wife and mother, tries to straddle the widening gulf between father and daughter during a family "vacation." A wistful stranger, Violet Aldrich, appears, but is it too late to salvage the family? "Hitchcockian" suspense that leads to a shocking ending.

"Say Nothing" by C.R. Wright. Directed by Skyler Goad.

Class President Emily delivers a touching eulogy to the student body after the recent suicide of classmate Elliot. But when her speech is over, she is approached by Elliot's best friend, who accuses her of standing idly by while Elliot was bullied for being gay. Emily is forced to confront her own hypocrisy and her small, but meaningful role in his death.

Fall, 2017: Exciting New Strings Program for Floyd 4th and 5th Graders!

The Blue Ridge Strings Program will introduce the study of classical music on stringed instruments to elementary age children in Floyd County. Through hands on instruction and creative enrichment, the program will support growth and development by instilling a deep appreciation for music and specific skill in performance.

Co-sponsored by Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival and The June Bug Center (JBC), the program will offer classes at the JBC for two hours each week. The children will ride Floyd’s after-school bus to the JBC, and will receive an after-school snack before participating in a small group, one hour lesson and a musical enrichment activity.

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