New work hot from the imaginations of some of the freshest voices writing for the theatre today. Syracuse Stage launches its Festival of New Plays by hosting a talented playwright and professional actors and directors for four days of exciting events. A party and script reading kick things off on Thursday evening. On Friday, see a staged reading of a play under consideration for a future production at Syracuse Stage. Saturday brings a solo performance of new work by a bold actor/writer. And on Sunday afternoon, we close the festival with a reading of a brand new work in progress, where the playwright will hear from you in a moderated discussion. Along the way, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and local craft beer. Good times and a chance to experience plays in the making.
FESTIVAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, April 5
COLD READ KICK-OFF. A cast of Stage stakeholders, Board members, local celebrities and community leaders put the fun in Fundraiser as they “cold read” a comedy script. Former Syracuse Stage artistic Director Bob Moss is our honorary director!
FRIDAY, April 6
UNDER CONSIDERATION. Join us for a reading of an exciting new play under consideration for an upcoming season. Audience talkback follows.
SATURDAY, April 7
SOLO ACT. A workshop production of a new piece by a writer-performer. Presented at an exciting alternative venue. Moderated talkback follows.
SUNDAY, April 8
“DRAFT/PAGES”. A first-ever reading of a brand new play in-progress. Local craft beers will be available. A talkback with the playwright follows. Come lend an ear and raise a glass to the daring first draft of a new play.