The Cohen New Works Festival 2019

Presenting over 30 new works to more than 7,000 attendees in five days.

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 2019 

April 15-19, 2019
Details and updates available on The Cohen New Works Festival website
This event is free and open to the public. Seating based on availability per show.

Season Subscribers may select the Cohen New Works Festival pass as part of our Series Plus offerings, which provides patrons with four guaranteed, reserved tickets to select events. Pass holders will be invited to select specific events in March 2019. 

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