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Alley All New Festival 2018

January 20 - 28, 2018

The third annual Alley All New Festival featured new work from some of the most exciting playwrights writing today. Learn more about the plays in the 2018 Alley All New Festival below.

2018 Alley All New Festival Calendar

Selina Fillinger

Staged Reading

Cinched and Strapped

By Selina Fillinger
Neuhaus Theatre

From a posh nineteenth century dinner party to a war over resources in a dystopic future, Cinched and Strapped explore gender and rebellion through the ages. Bawdy and brutal, these paired plays question who will make the rules in a fast-approaching new world.

Laura Jacqmin

Reading

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By Laura Jacqmin
Neuhaus Theatre

When the milestone date on their new video game is suddenly moved up, a diverse team of game developers camps out at the office for seven straight days. Exhaustion sets in, tempers flare and modern day work place grievances rise to the surface. 

Ike Holter

Reading

Put Your House In Order

By Ike Holter
Neuhaus Theatre

In only 24 hours, a first date turns into a life shaking adventure as two people are thrust into circumstances outside of their control. Equal parts romantic comedy and old school thriller, Put Your House in Order explores new beginnings at the end of the world.

Eliza Clark

Reading

Quack

By Eliza Clark
Neuhaus Theatre

Irving Baer’s daytime health and wellness show is watched by millions of women.  When Dr. Baer is implicated in a national health crisis, his career and marriage suffer. But if Irving Baer is falling from grace, he’s not going down alone. 

Hilary Bettis

Reading

Queen of Basel

By Hilary Bettis
Neuhaus Theatre

Set during Art Basel, Miami’s decadent annual festival, this bold, contemporary take on Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie follows a party queen after she is humiliated at her father’s hotel when her fiancé publicly dumps her. Julie refuses to let the night end unless it’s on her terms… 

Daisy Foote

Reading

Tender Mercies

Adapted for the stage by Daisy Foote
Based on Tender Mercies written by Horton Foote
And by Special Arrangement with STUDIOCANAL
Neuhaus Theatre

Daisy Foote adapts Horton Foote's Oscar-winning screenplay Tender Mercies. Jealousy and drinking destroyed Mac Sledge’s marriage and his country music career. Then he meets Vietnam widow Rosa Lee Wadsworth at her Texas roadside motel. Their dare for a second chance tests faith and love in this powerful story of human endurance and forgiveness. 

Suzanne Vega

Artist Talk with Suzanne Vega and Jackson Gay

Neuhaus Theatre

Join Director of New Work Elizabeth Frankel in conversation with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega and director Jackson Gay as they take a break from their rehearsal process to discuss their upcoming Alley premiere Lover, Beloved: An Evening With Carson McCullers.

Robert Askins

Artist Talk with Robert Askins

Neuhaus Theatre

Join Artistic Associate Brandon Weinbrenner in conversation with Houston-native Robert Askins, author of last season’s Hand to God and The Carpenter from the 2017 Alley All New Festival, as they discuss Askins’ career writing for the stage and screen from having a Tony-nominated play on Broadway to developing television shows set in Texas.

Early Draft Preview

Early Draft Preview & Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Announcement

Neuhaus Theatre

Join us for excerpts from new plays in development at the Alley by Glen Berger and Claire Kiechel. Next, Leslie Swackhamer, Executive Director of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, will announce the finalists for the 2018 award. 

SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor:
National Endowment for the Arts

Lead Sponsor:
Laurents / Hatcher Foundation

Supporting Sponsors:
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Rutger Beelaerts
Sally J. Langston