New Works Festival Timeline

Take a look back at New Works Festivals past, and find out which of your favorite readings went on to be produced on TheatreWorks’ mainstage and other theatres across the country!


Revival • Iron John • Nan and the Lower Body • The Imperialists • Father / Daughter

Born in East Berlin • Pride and Prejudice • The Kilbanes: Rock 'n' Roll 'n' More • They Promised Her the Moon • Once Upon a Rhyme • Venture • Something to Say: New Plays by Women

My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding • Deal with the Dragon • Tiny Houses • 3 Farids • Past Present Future • Blogologues

Something Wicked This Way Comes • The Four Immigrants • Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World • Archduke • I Enter the Valley • Gravity

Marie and Rosetta • The Man in the Ceiling • Man & Beast • The There There • Confederates • The Paper Raincoat


Norman Rockwell's America • The Disappearing Man • Describe the Night • An Entomologist's Love Story • tokyo fish story • One Woman Show


Cubamor • Gather at the River • The Great Pretender • Mrs. Hughes • Laugh


Triangle • The Trouble with Doug • Being Earnest • The Loudest Man on Earth • Sleeping Rough


Little Rock • The Giver • Up North • Upright Grand • Wild With Happy


Fly By Night • Great Wall • Variations on a Theme • How to Write a New Book for the Bible • Red Clay


The North Pool • The Sparrow and The Birdman • Tales from the Bad Years • Auctioning the Ainsleys • Ernest Shackelton Loves Me • Makeover


Creating Claire • Girlfriend • Touch(ed) • Unlock'd


The Burnt Part Boys • These Shining Lives • Writing Arthur • Equivocation


American Klepto • Asphalt Beach • Emma • Big Red Sun • The Drunken City • Mezzulah, 1946 • Something's Wrong with Amandine


The Funkentine Rapture • Laughing Without an Accent • Piece • Vrooommm • Wheelhouse


Coyote Creek Flat • The Water • Party Come Here • Malaya


Baby Taj • Caraboo • Jerry Christmas • Striking 12


Memphis • The Mistress Cycle • My Ántonia

  1. Revival

    Music and Book by Chris Miller

    Book and Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

    Directed by Kent Nicholson

    Musical direction by William Liberatore

    Based on the short story Eric Hermannson’s Soul by Willa Cather

    Co-commission with Playwrights Horizons, New York

    Iron John

    Book & Lyrics by Rebecca Hart

    Book and Music by Jacinth Greywoode

    Directed by Ken Savage

    Musical direction by Sarah Hirsch

    Nan and the Lower Body

    By Jessica Dickey

    Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

    The Imperialists

    By Lynn Rosen

    Directed by Christian Parker


    By Kait Kerrigan

    Directed by Jessica Bird Beza

    Storytelling: The Agony and the Ecstasy

    (Keynote Address)

    By Amy Ayoub

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