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 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.
Tickets are $15 for adults & $10 for students
Check out our 2017 Festival Line up:
NIGHT A (Feb 7, 9, 11* at 8pm / Feb 12 at 2pm)
*join us for a talk back after this performance
TEMPTING by Ashleigh Hicks
Directed by Cristian Badiu
THE HAND OF DONALD by Nick Eaton
Directed by Joe Semenoff
NIGHT B (Feb 8, 10*, 12 at 8pm / Feb 11 at 2pm
MINISTERS OF GRACE by Neil Kuefler
Directed by Stuart McDougall
POMER AND PENELOPE by Angela Ferreira
Directed by Tonya Rae Chrystian
Check out our amazing line up of FREE Festival event:
SATURDAY FEB 11TH
Want to fund your show? Join us for a crash course in the "ins and outs' of grant writing with Annetta Latham. Bring a pen and paper!
THE PLAYWRIGHT & THE DRAMATURGE
Join a lively discussion with professional playwrights Colleen Murphy & Beth Graham and dramaturge, Brian Dooley.
SUNDAY FEB 12TH
INTIMACY FOR THE STAGE
A workshop exploring & discovering a safe, professional practice regarding intimacy for the stage. Great for actors, directors, playwrights and stage managers.
SO YOU'VE WRITTEN A PLAY, NOW WHAT?
An informative session about the"What Next?' questions you're dying to ask.
Join our esteemed experts representing Next Fest, The Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Citadel Playwrights' Program, Alberta Playwrights Network, and more.
For more information and festival news, check out www.newworksfest.com.