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7:30 PM EDT, enjoy seven world premieres in one night. This
benefit event is the 11th installment of our annual Short
New Play Festival, presented online LIVE.
This year's theme is RESTORATION.
The evening will bring you works by some of the most exciting
up-and-coming writers from across the country, penning classically
inspired ten-minute plays alongside commissioned playwright Obie Award
This year’s winning playwrights are Constance Congdon,
Roz Cornejo, George LaVigne,
C. Onwunali, and Charlotte
The evening will be directed by Margot Bordelon
Douglas. The cast for the event features Franchelle Stewart Dorn,
Sheria Irving, Marjorie Johnson, Sara Koviak, Anthony Michael Lopez,
Anthony Michael Martinez, Junior Nyong'o, Abigail C. Onwunali, Luis
Quintero, Reggie D. White, and Nathan Winkelstein.
The 11th Annual
Short New Play Festival is made possible by the leadership support of
IF THIS BE NOT A GOOD PLAY THEN THE DEVIL IS IN IT.
Deep in a night of 1599, on the banks of
the Thames, players from one theater (disassembled to escape abusive
rent payments) wait for barges to carry their lumber across the river,
where they will build another theater.
A twist on the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo. What happens when
you’re in love with someone who only loves themself?
THE WOLF TREE
Just past the turn of the 17th century, Captain Pouch, a revolutionary
leader of the Midland revolt in hiding, encounters a simple shepherdess
beneath the Wolf Tree.
The artistic director and stage manager of a tiny New York theater face
Theater’s annual Short
New Play Festival has generated over 3,000 new short
plays of classic themes and heightened language, presenting over 72 of
them in a one-night only Festival performance with some of New York’s
finest actors and directors. In its first 10 years, the
commissioned playwrights have included Marcus Gardley, John Guare,
Jeremy O. Harris, David Ives, Ellen McLaughlin, Dael Orlandersmith,
Theresa Rebeck, Anne Washburn, Doug Wright, and winning entries by
writers such as Anchuli Felicia King, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Lynn Rosen,
and Jen Silverman. Stage Rights has published a 4-volume collection of
the plays from the first 8 years of Red Bull Theater’s annual Short New
Play Festival as RED BULL
special benefit reading is Pay What You Can. All of our current
programs are FREE. If you’re able, please consider making a donation
with your registration to support our online activity and our return to
in-person programming. THANK YOU.
Theater wishes to express its gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN
GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, and SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc.
for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in