New Play Festival 2020

In partnership with three east-coast theaters, our graduating playwrights are developing their thesis plays through month-long online workshops, which will culminate in made-to-measure presentations. The playwrights get to build reltionships with their theater and with their director, in preparation for joining the field.  


By Madeline Mahrer
Directed by Christina Roussos


Live presentation completed. Video available here.

A young woman in trouble stumbles into a crumbling arcade in small-town Arkansas.

The Write Choice

By Daysha Veronica
Directed by Tyler Thomas

Live presentation completed. Video available here.

A Black playwright has to confront a white artistic director about hiring a white cast instead of a Black cast for her play.

Where the Lovelight Gleams

By Kyle J. McCloskey
Directed by Cara Hinh

Live presentation completed. Video available here.

As three incarcerated women traverse the Southern California woods battling fires, we explore the question, how do you survive in America?

* Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Paula Vogel Award *