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New Playwright’s Festival

New Playwright’s Festival

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Eleven unpublished, new plays will be read over the course of the festival from July 26-August 1, 2021. Professional judges, the BAC team, and the audience will vote on the plays. The play that receives the highest score will be awarded a full staged production in the Beverly Arts Center’s 2021-22 Professional Theatre Series.

The schedule of the plays is as follows:
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7pmOne in Four” by Alison Zaleski Racine
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7pmArabia! Arabia!” by Alexander Utz
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7pmSnowglobes. Tattoos. Scars that look like Trees” by Maria Welser
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7pmBurning House” by Joe Nelms
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7pmThe Sometimes Inaccurate (but mostly accurate) History of the World” (ONE ACT) by Kristina Newcomb and Isabella Van Housen and “The Mockingbird’s Nest” (ONE ACT) by Craig Bailey
Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 3pmDeath by Word” (ONE ACT) by Alison Reeger Cook and “Passing Notes” (ONE ACT) by Joe Cameron
Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 7pmFinding Neil Patrick Harris” by Donna Hoke
Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 3pm “The Poet in White” by Hope Campbell
Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 7pm “Grey” by Kristen Benjamin

Beverly Arts Center - 2407 W 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655

Take Note

  • The performances are in-person and outside in the BAC's courtyard. Should it rain, performances would be held in our Baffes Theatre where there is plenty of room to socially distance.
  • Masks are optional, but strongly encouraged if performances are held inside.

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