About This Episode
Welcome to Stories Found Micro Monday — Halloween Eve edition. This week we’ve got a special treat, the one minute dark comedy, The Palatka Museum of Natural History by Kimberly Murray-Patel.
The Palatka Museum of Natural History recently won the coveted top honor at the Whiskey Theater Factory‘s annual one minute play competition.
That means that this play was written in only ten minutes in front of a live audience. It’s a phenomenal feat to write anything that quickly, but this play is truly spectacular.
About the playwright: Kimberly Murray-Patel
Kimberly Murray Patel considers herself a Renaissance woman in regard to the world of theater, and not just because she is thick and prefers clothing that is lacking in structure. The majority of her time is spent as a freelance costumer for companies in the Central Florida area. When she needs a break from the sewing machine she loves to perform and write short plays. “The Palatka Museum of Natural History” recently won the coveted top honor at the Whiskey Theater Factory’s annual one minute play competition.
We’ll be featuring Kimberly’ ten-minute play, Upgrade, in a future episode, so make sure to subscribe on your favorite app so you don’t miss it!
About the Cast
Joe Llorens as Joe
Joe Llorens has been a performer for over twenty years. In that time, he’s done things. Some of those things he’s liked, even. Joe will keep trying to do things he likes and not be as judgy about the things he doesn’t like because he really should cut himself a bit of a break. He loves his wife, children, and pets, though. A lot.
Manuel Solis-Bauza as Brandon
A born and raised Puerto Rican native, Manuel Solis-Bauza is a graduate of the Rollins College class of 2020, having acquired a BA in Theatre Studies and Communication Theory. Seen on the Rollins stage as Shu Fu in Good Person of Setzuan and Solomon in Speech and Debate, Manuel has recently performed in a variety of acclaimed Central Florida shows such as Nick in The Wingman, produced by New Generation Theatrical, Nelson in Our Lady of the Tortilla, produced by Descolonizarte Teatro, and most recently as Kennedy in The Vast of Darkness, produced by Whiskey Theatre Factory and voted as Critics’ Choice for Best Drama at Orlando Fringe 2023.
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