FEBRUARY 2 – 12, 2017
The second annual Alley All New Festival featured new work from some of the most exciting playwrights writing today. Over the course of two weekends we hosted three new play readings, two new play workshop performances, and the exciting world premiere production of Syncing Ink. All readings and workshop performances were FREE and open to the public. Learn more about the plays in the 2017 Alley All new Festival below.
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
By Kenneth Lin
Adapted from the Novel by Mark Twain
Kenneth Lin (Intelligence-Slave, Warrior Class) returns to the Alley with a new adaptation of Mark Twain’s great American novel about the travels of Huck Finn, an adventure-loving boy and his unlikely companion Jim, an escaped slave who dreams of buying his family.
By Bekah Brunstetter
Moral quandaries, reality TV and loads and loads of butter form this play about two women trying to reach out across a divide that just keeps growing.
By Robert Askins
Fondren Rehearsal Hall
A couple returns home to Texas for their wedding and all hell breaks loose. Mistaken identities. Family secrets. Accidental partner swaps and laughs. So many laughs. A full force new farce by the author of Hand To God.
DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
By Rajiv Joseph
Rajiv Joseph (Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Monster at the Door) returns to the Alley with his epic new play which traces the stories of men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.
LOVER, BELOVED: AN EVENING WITH CARSON MCCULLERS
Late Night Preview
Written and Performed by Suzanne Vega
Songs by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik
Suzanne Vega pays homage to renowned Southern writer Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding) in this new musical about the outspoken, perceptive and wild dreamer who became one of the brightest literary lights of the 20th century.
ROAN @ THE GATES
By Christina Gorman
Fondren Rehearsal Hall
In this topical and thought-provoking new play, a long-time couple confronts questions about their marriage they never thought to ask as their personal relationship collides with national security.
An Alley All New World Premiere
By Nsangou Njikam
February 3 – March 5, 2017
Gordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, admiration, and the attention of a beautiful woman. What he doesn’t know is that his journey to learn how to rhyme will take him not just deeper into Hip Hop, but deeper into his legacy and his purpose.