The windchill warnings tell us not to expose our bare skin to the sub-Arctic extremes outside for more than 30 minutes.

Well, beginning Friday, Jan. 31, the Over Our Head Players in Racine are exposing audiences to comedy sketches of no more than 10 minutes in duration. It’s the 10th Snowdance Festival, showcasing nine 10-minute plays submitted from all over, including from some Wisconsin playwrights, such as Neil Haven, from Whitewater. Audiences vote on their favorite of nine plays at each show, and winning playwrights can attain up to $300 in cash.

From Managing Artistic Director Rich Smith:

“Every year, Snowdance truly reflects the current trends in playwrighting across the country. We have the chance to bring work to Racine that is as fresh as anything seen on a bigger city’s stage. This year, the selection process was particularly difficult. Once again, Snowdance received plays from all corners of the country and beyond. We have put together a lineup that will please the comedy connoisseurs in the Snowdance audience.”

Shows run each weekend through March 1, at 318 6th St., in Racine. Tickets are $16, and many shows already are sold out. Please click here for more information.

And hats off (not too long, though) to the Over Our Head Players for offering a way to embrace the season.

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