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.



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 submissions@pipedreamproductions.net. 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.