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

USC New Works Festival Year 3  | 

May 22 — May 23

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

Lena Passes By
Friday, May 22 at 7:30 PM
by Amanda Andrei

Nan
Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 PM
by Noa Gardner

Carrie Hamilton Theater

Free for Playhouse Members

 

The thesis plays of the graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. NWF Year Three 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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USC New Works Festival: Lena Passes By

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USC New Works Festival: Nan

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About the Shows

Lena Passes By

To save her Romanian father, find her Filipina mother, and lift an ancestral curse, Lena Bala journeys to her father’s homeland for medicinal magic.

 

Nan

Nan centers on the lives of three Hawaiians in their small family. Nan, the matriarch, gives her daughter, Alice, an impossible task – to help plan Nan’s suicide, forcing Alice to come to terms with her life and relationship with her mother.

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

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.

Ticket Options

Tickets for this production are free for Playhouse Members. Select a date and log in to book your free Member tickets. Max 2 tickets per household.