2016 Plays

NEW16 Selects

Each year we receive hundreds of play submissions, with so many compelling and exciting voices. This year, we are presenting plays that were prior NEWvember finalists – stories that deserve their time in the spotlight.

Sunday, November 20 @ 6pm


Home alone in the remote New Mexico desert, young Jonas encounters Hattie, a former professional wrestler down on her luck, at his door. Stuck together, they grapple with the truth of who they are and the lies they tell to get by.

Playwright: David Jacobi

with Willem Marx, Rochelle Redfield and Michael Rhodes*
stage directions Tracy Carney, directed by Greg Skura

69 Broadway | menu available

Sunday, December 4 @ 6pm


In a run-down beach town, two best friends wait for senior year to come. The girls’ long, droning summer is spotted with discoveries of death, love, and sex that propel them into adulthood, whether they’re ready or not.

Playwright: Liz Maestri

with Alexandra Angeloch, Willem Marx, Devon Mello,
Rishi Mutalik, Payton Smith and Amie Tedesco*
stage directions Steven Young, directed by Michael Rhodes?

Santa Fe
52 Broadway, back room | menu available

Sunday, December 11 @ 6pm

The Gods and Calvin Brewer

A teenage trivia whiz escapes into the world of facts to assist in dealing with his mentally ill mother.

Playwright: Jessica Anderson

with Devon Mello, Ann Osmond* and Zoe Wohlfeld
stage directions Steven Young, directed by Brendan Burke

The Barn in Tivoli
?limited seating; rsvp required
33 Broadway | Tivoli

Sunday, December 18 @ 6pm


Bobby must undergo counseling with Eleanor, who has major issues of her own. A chance encounter changes everything.

Playwright: Arthur Holden
There will be a brief Q&A with the playwright following the reading.

with Molly McClarnon, ?Brett Owen, Rochelle Redfield,
and Michael Rhodes*
stage directions Steven Young, directed by Jennifer Skura

73 Broadway | drinks/snacks/dessert menu available

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