Iowa New Play Festival 2021

May 03, 2021 to May 07, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021


The first week of May is a special time for us, as we mount our annual Iowa New Play Festival (NPF). Join our annual week-long festival of new work written by MFA and undergraduate playwrights. Four full productions and daily staged readings are presented to audiences that include visiting professional writers, dramaturgs, directors, producers, theatre lovers, and new play enthusiasts.

The virtual performance of these new works will take place throughout the week. Additional details will be coming as we get closer to Festival.

Blue Whale Variations by Dakota Parobek
Directed by Ann Kreitman

Doctor Vysarius by Steven Glavey
Music by Jeremy Geragotelis
Directed by Kenneth Collins

The Job by Ikram Basra
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

Wild, Wonderful by SP O’Brien
Directed by Natalie Zito


This event is free and will be presented online.

All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit our website or the Arts Iowa Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319-335-2700.