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New Works Festival

16th Annual New Works Festival at College of the Canyons

Performance Schedule

May 19th - May 22nd

In the Studio Theatre (Stcn-130)

The World Premier of 5 New Plays  

Ghosts that Follow You by David Francis

Deposition by Kevin Anthony

Strangers by Wade Bradford

 Manskins by Joe Luis Cedillo​

Thursday & Friday May 19th & 20th @ 8:00 pm

Sunday May 22nd @ 2:00 pm

 A Special Presentation of a Devised Piece

Dangling Modifiers
by Mark Chareny & Scott LaBarre
 ~ A Reinterpretation of Antigone ~


Saturday May 21th
4:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm​

All Tickets are $5.00 
Available at the door One Hour Before Performances
Seating is limited

This presentation contains subject matter and language that some may find offensive

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Many of the NWF alumnae receive accolades for their after participating in the festival's workshop .  Here are some of their recent accomplishments:

Joseph Camhi (NWF ’07, ’08, ’09) received a staging of hisplay, Wacadamia at the Actor’s Playpen in 2010.   Wacadamiais the full length play comprised of three short One Acts:Construction/Deconstruction, A Dirty Joke, Box: A Romantic Ending.  Each 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 Gentlemenselected 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.

Dave Wisehart, 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 theFlight 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.

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Phone Kim Gurnee: 661-362-3073