Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Play Project Seven Opens Thursday, May 20th at 7 PM

The seventh annual New Play Project will open Thursday, May 20th at 7 PM in the York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Complex with the presentation of five new plays. The New Play Project presents script-in-hand staged readings of plays that have been in a rehearsal during Summer 1 with a company of actors, directors, dramaturgs and stage managers, co-taught by English Department professor Steve Feffer and Theatre Department professor Mark Liermann.

This first group of performances includes scripts by Joseph Ruppert, Nashon Halloway, Sohrab Forouzesh, David Topping and Erin Shelton.

Future New Play Project performances will take place on June 2nd (with playwrights Mickey Moses, Elle Ridge, Angela Santilli, Shana Wolstein), June 17th (with playwrights Joe Sanders and Kalamazoo College playwright, Emilia LaPenta), June 28th (with playwright James Nelson) and June 29th. The performance on June 29th will be a special performance and reception featuring the Arnie Johnston Award winning plays, including one by Kristina House, and New Play Project closing night party. Details of this event TBA. All performances are at 7 PM in the York.

Additionally, the New Play Project "Summer Stock" Company will present a full production of WMU playwright Kris Peterson's play Where the Whangdoodle Sings. Performances of Whangdoodle will play June 11th and 12th at 7 in the York.

For additional information please contact Dr. Steve Feffer at

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