Risk is This... The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival is one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. This year's festival features five staged readings of new plays that push the boundaries of what theater can be. All performances are free and open to the public. Fridays at Saturdays at 8pm at The Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor. Seats are reserved by $20 donation; or donate $50 for a five-play reserved seating festival pass.