Thursday April 25th is the opening of the 13th
annual New Works Festival, and includes short plays, longer one-acts,
large scenes from two-act plays, concert readings.
This year the festival also includes a short play with no spoken
Also new this year, is a new home for the festival, the new Studio Theatre for
College of the Canyons Theatre Department.
The Studio Theatre is connected to the Student Building, and is
located at S-130
Here is the selection of plays for this year’s festival:
Bruno’s Place by
Unveiling the Chador by Shirin
Tiny Little Nothings by David Francis
Wrangler by Kevin
Rumi’s American Step Child by Shirin
A Delicate Dance by Karen Gorback
Shakespeare in Shambles by Wade
All the plays are performed each night for a full evening of
exciting new work. Directly
after the performance, the audience is invited for a casual talkback
with the playwrights and cast.
Thursday April 25th – Saturday April 27th @ 8pm,
Sunday, April 28th @ 2pm
Saturday April 27th is a special reading of
Clayton Tells a Fib by Mark J. Charney.
All tickets are $5.00 and available at the door one hour prior to
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.
Congratulations to NWF 2008 alumni Rene Solivan for his
acceptance into the prestigious Masters of Fine Arts in Writing at
Spalding University. The program ("one of the top ten low-residency MFA
programs in the country" - Poets & Writers Magazine), is headed by
award-winning and best-selling author Sena Jeter Naslund. Solivan’s
short play, The Pill
premiered in 2008 at College of the Canyon's New Works Festival.
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.