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New Year/New Plays Festival

New Year/New Plays Festival

Participate in the excitement of bringing new work to life!
PBD ushers in the new year with Zoom readings of five new plays. The Festival provides playwrights the invaluable opportunity to hear their words presented aloud, and invites audiences to share their feedback in post-reading discussions which is instrumental to the development and growth of a new play.

Tickets for the 2021 Festival are FREE and may be reserved NOW!
Scroll down below to reserve tickets through the website or you may contact the box office at 561.514.4042 x2 [email protected]

The Festival runs January 6 - 10, 2021. The schedule for the play readings and new play development discussion is as follows:

Charlottesville by Catherine Bush on Wednesday, January 6th at 7:30pm

The Surest Poison by Kristin Idaszak on Thursday, January 7th at 7:30pm

Dorothy's Dictionary by E.M. Lewis on Friday, January 8th at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 9th at 12:00pm: New Play Development Discussion with Keynote Speaker (TBD)

Twenty-Two by Erin K. Considine on Saturday, January 9th at 7:30pm

The Prey by Gina Montet on Sunday, January 10th at 2:00pm


NEWS ARTICLES
New plays festival and a weekly series of free readings coming to Palm Beach Dramaworks"
- Palm Beach Daily News, December 24, 2019
"Second PBD New Year/New Plays Festival a Resounding Success"
- Lacunae Musing, January 13, 2020

Diane and Mark Perlberg - Executive Producers
Sandra and Bernie Meyer - Associate Producers

Schedule

New Play Festival: Charlottesville by Catherine Bush
New Play Festival: Charlottesville by Catherine Bush
Jan 06 2021 07:30PM 

When Civil War reenactor Curtis Jenkins is accused of being racist, he begins a fantastical journey through American race relations. As the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally explodes into violence, Curtis must confront the truth about his family legacy and his own beliefs.

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New Play Festival: The Surest Poison by Kristin Idaszak
New Play Festival: The Surest Poison by Kristin Idaszak
Jan 07 2021 07:30PM 

It’s the era of Prohibition, and Alexander Gettler, a chemist whose research helped create the field of forensic toxicology, must try to catch a murderer and convince the federal government to stop poisoning alcohol. Inspired by the real-life work of Gettler and journalist Lois Long.

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New Play Festival: Dorothy's Dictionary by E.M. Lewis
New Play Festival: Dorothy's Dictionary by E.M. Lewis
Jan 08 2021 07:30PM 

After a violent incident at his high school, Zan is forced to choose between juvenile detention and community service. But when he is assigned to read to Dorothy, a librarian who has just entered hospice care, neither of them is sure he's made the right decision.

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New Play Festival: Twenty-Two by Erin K. Considine
New Play Festival: Twenty-Two by Erin K. Considine
Jan 09 2021 07:30PM 

We lose 22 veterans daily to suicide, 22 men and women who survived combat but return home broken. The play follows one man and one woman affected by this unspeakable choice, and the hope they find in each other.

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New Play Festival: The Prey by Gina Montet
New Play Festival: The Prey by Gina Montet
Jan 10 2021 02:00PM 

We lose 22 veterans daily to suicide, 22 men and women who survived combat but return home broken. The play follows one man and one woman affected by this unspeakable choice, and the hope they find in each other.

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For ticket information, contact the box office by phone (561) 514-4042 ext. 2 or send an email [email protected]