New Works Series

2021 Streaming Productions

The New Works Series is the cauldron in which new ideas, concepts and performance practices are presented to our audiences by the next generation of dramatic writers. Authored by graduate students in their final year of the Dramatic Writing program at the School of Drama, the series fosters a deliberate collaboration between students of various disciplines, bringing together both undergraduate and graduate students, to mirror the creation of work in the professional world.

Admission is FREE.
Registration is not required to view the New Works Series of plays. 

More details on how to view the performances will be updated on this page on Monday, March 8.  Please consider signing up for an email reminder for these performances.  Email reminders will contain both the link and viewing instructions. Content advisories for these productions are available.

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The Beach

By Kate Vargish
Directed by Emma Cordray

Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM ET
Friday, March 12 at 9:00 PM ET

A trip to the beach takes a dire turn for Cami and Pete, two strangers who suddenly find themselves facing a wall of ocean and are unable to escape. But are those lights somewhere beyond the water? Confronted by their memories in this dreamscape, they must find their way out together. However, the now-vertical ocean may have other intentions.

E-Z Fix

E-Z Fix

By Tracy Hoida
Directed by Jacob Musgrove

Wednesday, March 10 at 9:00 PM ET
Friday, March 12 at 6:30 PM ET

Something strange is happening at the E-z Fix Repair Shop for Electronics and Appliances. In the near future, tinkerer and inventor E-z feels trapped running a repair shop in their small town where they are constantly at odds with their best friend as well as their landlord and ex-boyfriend. E-z only finds respite in their invention of various android friends, most recently their buddy KD who despite being only a head, seems to understand and accept E-z more than the actual humans around them. But bigger problems are on the horizon when a clumsy time traveler with a faulty time machine comes crashing into the shop. Can E-z help repair the time machine before it explodes and wipes out all of existence as we know it? As the world literally comes crashing down, will E-z find the strength to take control of their life? E-Z FIX explores the vivid individuals that live outside the gender binary and the importance of having allies in every journey we take across time and space.
Attention: This performance contains strobe light effects.

21

21

By Paloma Sierra
Directed by Peter Andersen

Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 PM ET
Saturday, March 13 at 9:00 PM ET

A young Puerto Rican kid dreams of hitting it out of the park in the majors. “Momen” to family and friends, and “21” on the field, we all know him as Roberto Clemente Walker. Today, we remember him as “The Great One.”

Pass It On

Pass It On

By Alec Seymour
Directed by Rebecca Wahls

Thursday, March 11 at 9:00 PM ET
Saturday, March 13 at 6:30 PM ET

Jamie tells stories. He doesn’t do much else. He collects information and spins it into gossip. He wants to stop. He wants to be a man of action, a hero among men, a god of—no, those are stories, too. Really, he wants to fix the family dynamic that traps him in the role of entertainer, but his adult siblings want to keep the party rolling at all costs. ALL COSTS! Will Jamie carve a new identity for himself, or will his family maintain the status quo? Pass It On explores the long-term effects of dysfunction and the subjectivity of personal history.

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