PIPING HOT NEW WORKS
DEC 7 - 10, 2017
From Lovecraft monsters to poisoned brownies, Piping Hot New Works proudly presented six brand new plays from playwrights all across the USA. Set in a staged-reading format, six short works took our audiences all across the theatrical spectrum. With plays from Arizona, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, our series of New Works had something for everyone. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, this diverse night of theatre entertained even the wildest imaginations and left them wanting more.
OUR 2017 LINE UP:
A CHORUS LINE FOR PLAYWRIGHTS by Andrea Markowitz
Director: Ashley Campbell
Actors: Marissa Joy, Maggie Tisdale, Anneliese Farmer
LOBSTER MAN by Jonathan Cook
Director: Tony Ryan
Actors: Cameron Varner, Kristen Poole, Anthony Adu
SPARROWS by Evan W. Saunders
Director: Ronan Viard
Actors: Sydnee Fullmer, Cameron Varner
YOG SOTHOTH by Lia Romeo
Director: Paul Jaquith
Actors: Maggie Tisdale, Ronan Viard, Cameron Varner, Anneliese Farmer
DERANGED FAN by Adam Seidel
Director: Angela Astle
Actors: Sydnee Fullmer, Maggie Tisdale
JUST DESSERTS by David MacGregor
Director: Sean Cummings
Actors: Marissa Joy, Anthony Adu, Kristen Poole, Ronan Viard
Lighting Designer: Tony Ryan
Sound Designer: Ashley Campbell
Dramaturg: Katie Walker
Front of House & Management: Trevor Fulton & Alexis Robbins
Board Operators: Ashley Campbell & Tony Ryan
Technical Directors: Trevor Fulton & Tony Ryan
Why are new works important?
Click on the videos below to learn why New Works festivals, like Piping Hot New Works, are so important for playwrights, our theatre community and our society as a whole.
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How does our selection process work?
All of the Pipedream board members play a role in the process of choosing the final work we present. We accept anonymous submissions through e-mail. Executive Director, Trevor Fulton, and Director of Marketing, Alexis Robbins, managed the e-mail account. They would review the materials sent to the company and be the playwrights' main point of contact. Ashley Campbell (Associate Artistic Director), Tony Ryan (Artistic Director), and Katie Walker (Literary Manager) were responsible for reading and rating all submissions. After all plays were read and scored, all of Pipedream sat in a room and selected plays based on rating, technical requirements and casting. We received over 200 submissions in a month for our first new works festival.
If you have a play you'd like us to consider, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new work to produce. Keep in mind that we are interested in work that pushes boundaries and asks more of our audience than traditional theatre.