The Cohen New Works Festival 2017


The Cohen New Works Festival, presented by Broadway Bank, is a biennial, week-long showcase of new work created by students at The University of Texas at Austin held in various locations in and around UT campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process–the creation of new work.

The Cohen New Works Festival was named in honor of David Mark Cohen in 2001, former head of playwriting for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. Cohen was killed in a car crash on December 23, 1997, but during his life, he was an adamant supporter of new work. In his honor, and through the generous support of Broadway Bank, the Cohen New Works Festival continues to explore the endless possibilities of devised and collaborative new work.

Today, the Festival has evolved to include not just plays, but all mediums of student-generated work. It is the largest festival of its kind, run and organized entirely by a committee of graduate and undergraduate students with the support of faculty co-producers.

The Cohen New Works Festival 2017 

April 10-14, 2017 
Details and updates available on The Cohen New Works Festival website

The 2017 Festival Projects Include 

A Nervous Breakdown 
Bathtub Girls the Musical
Bloodthirsty Fiends
Bored with Strangers
Cry Wolf
El Camino de Hierro 
Expanding Space
F is for Freedom
Forces in Contrast
Garbage of Eden 
Golden: An Immersive Mini-Opera
Hobo Salon (Homeward Bound) 
I Can See the Stars Dance, Can You? 
It's a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado! 
Making it Work
Open Mic Night! 
Rage to Heal 
Si Se Puede (Yes We Can)
Swadesh: One's Own Country
The Daniel Rose Project
The Design of Collaboration
The Festival is Cock-A-Doodle-Now
The Gospel According to Jocelyn
Title Loading
Unspeakable Acts
Voices of Death Row
Well Woman
When New Orleans Becomes A Brown Sea

Zoom and Focus the Musical 

**Titles, Dates and venues subject to change

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