Initiated in 2000, the New Works Festival is an exciting theatrical event held by the Department of Drama each February. The festival allows the University of Alberta's emerging theatre playwrights to connect and develop their work with directors, dramaturges, designers, and actors, while under the guidance of a professional playwriting mentor. This past year's mentor was Governor General's Award nominee, BETH GRAHAM.
New Works embodies the spirit of theatre itself, with like-minded individuals coming together to further develop their creative prowess. Above all, the festival provides a learning experience like no other to students across the university, while forming connections that will last a lifetime.
Thank you to the Department of Drama, the Timms Centre for the Arts and the UAlberta Fine Arts Communications Office for their continued support of the student-led New Works Festival.