New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates
Producing Artistic Director, KJ Sanchez
Associate Producing Artistic Director, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw
Associate Producer, Kristen Osborn
UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its 14th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
The 2020 UTNT (UT New Theatre), Part One plays include:
By Sam Mayer
Directed by Mike Steele
November 5-7 at 8:30 p.m.
Presented primarily on Twitch, poolboy00 is part reality show, part livestream. Come watch poolboy00 hang with his friends, work out, write in his journal, talk to strangers and try to make his life into art (it’s hard because life is mostly really boring so please chat with poolboy00 and help something interesting happen. Because something has to happen. Right?) The chat is open, the water is nice, so hop on in and be a part of the show at http://www.twitch.tv/poolboy00.
By Lena Barnard
Directed by Andrea L. Hart
November 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.
This coming-of-age story follows a group of middle-schoolers who lose the ability to play. At the start of seventh grade, Harlequin, Shoebill, Cygnet and Finch are as close as can be. United by a shared fantasy life and bird nicknames, they’re positive they know everything about their world. None of them are prepared for the moment when their games stop being real, overshadowed by the new monsters of illness, grades, and crushes. As one by one, they lose the safety of their imagined space, their tight-knit group fractures under the pressure to fit in, find love, and group up.
Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change.