SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Deadline for 2014 Festival HAS BEEN EXTENDED
TO Friday November
The New Works Festival is accepting submissions
for the 14th annual festival. Local writers, students, and
playwrights from around the country are encouraged to submit their work.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for writers to
hear their piece, and watch it come alive," says David Stears, long time
director for the festival. "We really focus on the playwright
discovering their work."
Though the submission deadline is in November,
the performances of the festival are next spring. Readings,
rewriting, and rehearsals begin next February, with performances in late
The festival is open to anyone, guidelines and
submission information can be found on under the "SUBMIT YOUR WORK" tab
on the New Works Website.
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IN THE NEWS
Many of the NWF alumnae receive accolades
for their after participating in the festival's workshop . Here
are some of their recent accomplishments:
Camhi (NWF ’07, ’08, ’09) received a staging of his
at the Actor’s Playpen in 2010.
Wacadamia is the full length play comprised of
three short One Acts: Construction/Deconstruction,
A Dirty Joke, Box: A Romantic
of the individual plays participated as part of the New Works Festival.
The staging in Hollywood was the first time all three acts
were presented as an entire evening.
NWF@COC alumni Colleen Niemi, had her piece
Gentlemen selected for a
staged reading at the 2010 Pittsburgh New Works Festival August 22nd.
The reading was at The Father Ryan Arts Center as part of the Pittsburgh
New Works Festival, now in its 20th year. Each year the festival selects
twelve one-act plays to be performed as main-stage productions. An
additional six are selected for staged readings. Each of the 18
playwrights whose plays are selected receives a $50 honorarium.
a NWF@COC alum, will be premiered his full-length play, VALENTINO,
as part of the he Hollywood Fringe Festival, in June this year.Valentino
had selected scenes worked-shopped as part of the NWF 2007. Since then,
the play has had a full-length reading, and will be making a world
premiere at the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in June at the
Flight Theatre at The Complex,
with 8 performances.
Congratulations to Dean Stewart, (NWF08-09) for his accolades
from Writer's Digest. Dean has recently placed 8th for his script
Raincheck (NWF09) in 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing
Competition, in the category of Stage Play. Dean is no stranger to the
Writer’s Digest competition. He received honorable mention for his play
Bookish (NWF 08) in the 77th WD competition in the
category of Stage Play, and this year received an honorable mention for
his revision of Bookish in the category of
Television/Movie Script category.
Both Raincheck and Bookish were work-shopped
and premiered as part of the NWF 2008.
New Works Festival
Anthology 2008 & 2011 available in paperback now !
from the 2008 & 2011 New Works Festivals are now available in an anthology. The collection
includes all the material that was work-shopped and
presented as part of the NWF in 2008 & 2011.
"This is an
exciting project for both the playwrights and the
festival", says David Stears, director of the New Works
Festival. "It is great exposure for the writers,
and a generous gift to the festival."
retain all their rights to their material, while the
proceeds from sales of the anthology go to the College
of the Canyons Foundation, in support of the New Works
Festival and the festival's on-going activities.
New Works Anthology 2008 is published
through and available at Createspace:
Also available at AMAZON:
New Works Festival 2008
Works Festival @ COC.
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