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19th Annual New Works Festival

January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021

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Full Festival Pass $12 / Single Evening Pass $5

Over the past 18 years, more than 200 new works have been performed on the Firehouse stage through our annual Firehouse New Works Festival, which fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. Playwrights from across New England submit their 10-minute shorts, one-act, and full-length plays to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater.

Something different that we are doing this year – following the Evening of Shorts, the attendees will receive a short survey allowing them to vote for their favorites. The Top 4 vote getters will get a second showing following the One Act on Sunday, January 31.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce this year’s selections for the 19th Annual New Works Festival.

Friday, 1/29 @ 8pm: Full Length Play

by James McLindon
*Honegger Prize Winner for Best Full Length*

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Saturday 1/30 @ 8pm: An Evening of Shorts

Pole Position
by Michael Towers
*Honegger Prize Winner for Best Short Play*

A Missionary Zeal
by Charles Hertz

The Wrong Taxi
by Charlene Donaghy

Tut Tut
by Michael Towers

Respect Your Elders
by Hope Shangle

by Steve Eimert

The Handle
by Scott Sullivan

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Sunday, 1/31 @ 7pm: One-Act and Shorts

The Rise of Jessie Bates
by Paul Antokolsky
*Honegger Prize Winner for Best One Act*

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January 29, 2021
January 31, 2021
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