TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents the

15th Annual New Works Festival

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$10 - $65
Theater, Musicals


This August, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Theatre. Audiences are invited to attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli has announced this year’s festival line-up, which includes two plays, three musicals, and a next generation musical event.

The plays being presented include a new drama exploring the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, and a romantic drama based on the life of Pablo Neruda by rising playwright Dipika Guha. The musicals will include Min Kahng’s adventure that brings Japanese graphic novel manga to the stage, in a tale of immigrants acclimating to America; an innovative musical by Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses that follows the inner and outer lives of a boy who wants to save the world; and a chilling adaptation of a Ray Bradbury novel, by Drama Desk nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. The festival also includes a time traveling musical about a modern physicist who heads back in time to 1666 to meet up with young Isaac Newton. This special Next Generation presentation was created by Joel Chapman, Weston Gaylord, Matt Herrero, Jessia Hoffman, and Ken Savage. In addition to viewing and providing comments on the readings, festival-goers will have the opportunity to interact directly with the writers in a Meet the Artists Panel.

TICKETS: Festival Passes ($65; $49 for season subscribers) and single event tickets ($10-$19) available.

More Info

650-463-1960 (Box Office)
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Lucie Stern Theatre & Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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  1. Lucie Stern Theatre & Community Center
    1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA