Providing a place for playwrights and musicians to share their newest works with the community, the Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre has featured works in the past that have gone on to become fully produced productions like The Quiltmaker’s Gift and The Boob Show. Cookin’s a Drag, premiering this spring at Phoenix Theatre, was also a past feature of the festival.
“New works are essential to keeping theatre thriving today.” Associate Artistic Director and head of the Festival Robert Kolby Harper says. “Our goal with the Festival is not only to showcase these incredible playwrights and musicians, but to give them a chance to share their work with our community and receive feedback that’s vital to the creative process.”
Kicking off Jan. 25, this year’s festival’s final selections were chosen out of more than 600 entries.
The Anxiety Project – book and lyrics by David Brush, additional lyrics by Rachel Dean
Lunch at Audrey’s – by Jarlath Barsanti-Jacobs
Fat Muslim Girls or Zanya Nafari – by Ken Kaissar
The Way North – by Tira Palmquist
Americano! – book by Michael Barnard and Jonathan Rosenberg, music and lyrics by Carrie Rodriguez
It’s a Beautiful Wound – written and performed by Rich Orloff
In addition to the above works, there will also be other free events, a special engagement with Broadway Producer Ken Davenport, The 24 Hour Theatre Project and two composer/lyricist cabarets.
For the full schedule and more info, visit: phoenixtheatre.com