Attracting theatergoers from across the country, TheatreWorks' New Works Festival is the artistic highlight of the summer. An extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, the Festival has launched many new works onto TheatreWorks' stage and on to productions nationally.
Great Wall, August 8--August 14.
In a vibrant pop musical, young songwriters Victor Woo struggles for acceptance and identity amid a tangle of American dreams. Stars TheatreWorks favorite Francis Jue.
Fly By Night, August 10--August 22.
A hapless sandwich maker discovers a well of courage during the 1965 NYC blackout in this darkly comic indie musical about the promise of change.
How to Write a New Book for the Bible, August 12--August 15.
A caregiver's autobiography of family, faith, and the struggle of saying goodbye, this tender, funny drama comes from the award-winning author of Equivocation.
Red Clay, August 14--August 22.
Rosa Parks' historic bus ride ignites the civil rights movement in this sweeping musical infused with the soaring rythms of gospel and jazz. Stars C. Kelly Wright as Rosa Parks.
Variations on a Theme, August 15--August 21.
Love found, lost, repaired, repressed, rekindled, and then… An insightful exploration of the mystery we can't seem to live with or without.
Panel: Meet the Festival Artists, August 15--August 15.
The Festival's featured playwrights and composers share the highs and lows of creating brave new works for the American Theatre.
Festival: Unplugged -- Songs in the Key of New, August 20, 2010.
In a one-night-only cabaret concert the Festival composers, performers, and special guests share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites in the not-to-be-missed highlight of the summer