Festival of New American Theatre

Festival of New American Theatre

Tickets to The Festival of New American Theatre are on sale now! Welcome in to the process of new work development!

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 2021 Festival of New American Theatre will be held outdoors, in The Phoenix Theatre Company’s courtyard and virtually. After in-person and virtual readings, there will be talkbacks. In-person readings will not be live streamed. Attendees of in-person events are required to wear masks, practice social distancing and submit to temperature checks. To learn more about our COVID safety protocols, click here.

Trust us, it’s a process

The Festival of New American Theatre is the premiere new theatre works festival in the southwest. Hosted annually by The Phoenix Theatre Company, the festival brings together artists from across Phoenix, the southwest and the country to amplify new voices and expand the canon of new American theatre. The festival presents rehearsed readings, with script in hand, of new, unproduced plays and musicals and highlights the songs of emerging composers and lyricists at live cabaret performances. Audience feedback is central to the festival’s creative process, so join us and help launch an original new work!


2021 Festival Schedule


Weekend one (March 20 & 21)


Enferma

By Straton Rushing
Play reading + live talkback
The Phoenix Theatre Company Courtyard

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Webster’s Bitch

By Jacqueline Bircher
Play reading + talkback via Zoom chat
Virtual, Zoom

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Weekend two (March 26, 27 & 28)


The Devil Inside

By Larissa Brewington
Play reading + talkback via Zoom chat
Virtual, Zoom

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en-DANGER!-ed

by A.R. Corwin
Play Reading + live talkback
The Phoenix Theatre Company Courtyard

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NAYIKA

In collaboration with Arizona State University’s Music Theatre and Opera
Music and Lyrics by Vaibu Mohan and Raiah Rofsky
Music Direction by Greg Paladino
Composer & lyricist cabaret + live talkback
The Phoenix Theatre Company Courtyard

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