Confetti Stage is excited to announce the eighteenth iteration of the Capital District’s longest running festival of locally written one act plays, Confetti Fest XVIII!

This year’s festival features…

“Custody” by Anthony Pezzula and Prudence Theriault
Directed by Vincent Lounello
A recently divorced couple meet to deal with a custody issue. During the course of the meeting, old grievances and feelings arise threatening a satisfactory agreement.

“Very Mundane Government Meeting” by Matt Reichel
Directed by Laura Darling
The discovery of a massive oil reserve in a backwater banana republic sends two bureaucrats scrambling to replace their aging dictator and take power for themselves.

“Musical Chairs” by Dan Smirlock
Directed by Tony Pallone, assisted by Dmitriy Kogan
A widow and widower meet at a restaurant for a pseudonymous blind date. Both are lonely, and both are hoping to establish a connection, though they?re not sure they want it to be with each other. As they exchange their opinions and share their experiences of love and marriage, they find themselves questioning their own views on these subjects.

“Echo” by Laura Darling
Directed by Kathryn Capalbo, assisted by Marissa Lounello
Two college students follow a mysterious map to an old cave where they accidentally discover a crack through space and time. An ancient guardian affords two young women a chance at changing their past to erase a traumatic event.

Confetti Fest XVIII runs October 7-9 and 13-16 at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207. Performances are at 7:30 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with 2:00 PM Sunday matinees.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, and $8 per person for groups of 8 or more. Tickets may be purchased online at

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