On Stage

New Works Festival

January 31 - February 2 at 8pm
February 2 at 2pm
Helms Theatre

The UVA Drama Department New Works Festival runs January 31, February 1, and February 2 at 8pm and Februrary 2 at 2pm in the Helms Theatre featuring the work of three students.  All three works will be presented for an evening (or afternoon) of original theatre.

The New Works Festival brings together all aspects of the collaborative process for presenting new works: writing, dramaturgy, directing, choreography, design, technology, construction, acting, stage management and backstage run crews.  Produced by UVA Drama faculty Dave Dalton and Doug Grissom, for the purpose of providing an all-encompassing experience for students, this festival also offers mentoring and feedback from faculty and guest artists. 

This year we are presenting three short works by Savannah Hard, Jessica Harris, and Ibrahim Mohammed. 

They’re Still Friends by Savannah Hard
Two friends try to reconnect after a traumatic event that neither has come to grips with.

I’m Game devised by Jessica Harris
At their last gathering before going their separate ways, six high school friends get together after graduation and begin playing The Game of Life. As the game progresses, they begin to question just how much control they have over their life path, and begin to ponder their roles in The Game.

Play It Cool  by Ibrahim Muhammad
Daniel finally gets a date with the girl of his dreams, but video games and a guy who seems to keep dying gets in the way.

Tickets go on sale January 15 at the UVA Arts Box Office.  Tickets for full-time UVA students are free through the Arts$ program and all other tickets are $5.00 each.

The New Works Festival is supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice provost for the Arts.