Fearless New Play Festival

Event Attributes

Festival director: Jennifer Barclay

TDPS's Fearless New Play Festival is a three-day celebration of new scripts in development. On Sunday, February 17, the festival kicks off with a panel discussion with local theatre professionals. After two weeks of rehearsals, we present: (1) a keynote speech by nationally renowned Keynote Playwright Sheila Callaghan and a staged reading of her newest play in development on Thursday, March 7, (2) staged readings of new ten-minute plays by current students on Friday, March 8, and (3) a showcase of new short plays by alumni, followed by a closing night celebration on Saturday, March 9.

The selected current student plays are:

  • Bread & Roses by Yiwen Feng
  • Dakota by Olivia Litteral
  • Delilah Revisited by Jared Strange
  • Standardized by Jasmine Mitchell
  • Twenty Down by Jamie Bokman
  • Pleonasm by Jordan Resnick
  • I Don't by Jordan Ealey
  • Szia Ruth by Amber Smithers

The selected alumni plays are:

  • CrossFit WonderWoman by Sam Mauceri (BA Theatre ’15)
  • Ceasefire by Avery Collins (BA Theatre ’16)
  • What to do When You're Suicidal but You Can’t Fight Fascists When You’re Dead by Natalie Ann Valentine (BA Theatre ’13)
  • Field Glass by Martin Thompson (BA Theatre '15)
  • It's a Queer Thing by Radcliffe Adler (BA Theatre ’18)
  • The White Talk by Whitney Geohagan (BA Theatre ’18)
  • Terrible Lizard by Megan Meinero (BA Theatre ’12)
  • Sweet Dreams by Nikki Lust (BA Theatre ’17)

For more information about keynote playwright Sheila Callaghan, please visit her website at: www.sheilacallaghan.com

KICK-OFF PANEL: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019 . 1PM
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 . 7PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 . 7PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019 . 7PM

Location: Dance Theatre

Get tickets here: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2019/fearless-new-play-festival