USC New Works Festival Year 3 USC New Works Festival Year 3

USC New Works Festival Year 3  | 

May 17 — May 18

The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Four is a partnership with Pasadena Playhouse’s Playworks, a continuation of the theatre’s 100-year commitment to cultivating playwrights and original works.

 

Red Gene: May 17 at 8:00 PM
By Mariana Carreño-King
Directed by Elisa Bocanegra

Journey to Alice: May 18 at 2:00 PM
By Aja Houston
Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

The Color of Blood: May 18 at 8:00 PM
By Gideon Wabvuta
Directed by Stewart J. Zully

Presented by USC School of Dramatic Arts
Hosted by Pasadena Playhouse

Mainstage

Free Member Event

The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Four is a partnership with Pasadena Playhouse’s Playworks, a continuation of the theatre’s 100-year commitment to cultivating playwrights and original works.

 

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Red Gene – Carrie Hamilton

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Journey to Alice – Carrie Hamilton

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The Plays

Red Gene

Leticia fails conversion therapy and is locked up in her mother’s basement. Rose, a government representative, gets accidentally locked up with her. By the time Bruno comes for a visit, a revolution might be brewing outside. Will anyone be able to escape?

 

Journey to Alice

While flying cross country with her mother to a wedding, Lynè has encounters with the unexpected and inexplicable, which threaten Lynè’s struggle to hold her world together.

 

The Color of Blood

In war-torn 1978 colonial Rhodesia, Chegidi, a 19-year-old guerilla fighter struggles to find her space and assert herself amongst a squadron of man on a mission to cripple and sabotage the Rhodesian government.

About The Program

The Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing (MFADW) is an intensive, intimate, mentor-based, practicing literary arts program for today’s dramatic writer. The MFADW, centrally housed in the School of Dramatic Arts at USC, an elite research university, is designed to mine the literary potential of the artist, and prepare the artist to engage meaningfully in global society and the profession

About The School

ABOUT THE USC SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS – The USC School of Dramatic Arts is a national leader in dramatic arts training, offering an unprecedented range of creative experiences on multiple platforms. Under the leadership of Dean David Bridel, the faculty and administration of the School have begun to reimagine and redefine what it means to train dramatic artists in the 21st Century without losing the rigorous foundational training that has been a hallmark of the School for over 70 years. This flexible and contemporary approach responds to today’s rapidly changing media climate, and provides the versatile and cutting-edge skills essential to the contemporary actor, writer, stage manager and designer.

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