The 2019 Cohen New Works Festival

Texas Theatre and Dane is pleased to present the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival. Featuring over 30 new works across multiple disciplines, The Cohen New Works Festival continues to represent the spirit of creativity, innovation and community. 

The 2019 Cohen New Works Festival Lineup

The 2019 Executive Committee


Festival App

In the spirit of playwright and professor David Mark Cohen, the festival celebrates and challenges the meaning of “new” to encourage personal growth and empower the next generation of art-makers and leaders 

 The Festival App will available for download beginning in Spring 2019.

The Festival Guide

In the spirit of playwright and professor David Mark Cohen, the festival celebrates and challenges the meaning of “new” to encourage personal growth and empower the next generation of art-makers and leaders.


Go! Grant Projects

In the spirit of playwright and professor David Mark Cohen, the festival celebrates and challenges the meaning of “new” to encourage personal growth and empower the next generation of art-makers and leaders.


Guest Artists

During the festival, students are given the unique opportunity to network with professionals from various artistic fields and make lasting connections. These guest artists travel to The University of Texas at Austin from across the city, state, nation and world. They encourage creativity in providing constructive project feedback through panel discussions, and they network with the general student body throughout the Festival.

Guest artists for the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival will be announced soon. 

Susan Zeder

 headshot of susan zederSuzan Zeder is a freelance playwright and the former head of the playwriting in the Department of Theatre & Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. Not only is she one of the nation’s leading playwrights of plays for young and family audiences, she also lead the formation of the Cohen New Works Festival in honor of David Mark Cohen.