Readings from the Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop

May 03, 2017
Undergraduate Playwrights
Room 172
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:30pm


Selected undergraduate playwrights will showcase excerpts from the following full-length plays.

Luck Watered Down
By Gwyneth Forsythe
A German family owns a brewery and must deal with the social and political repercussions of prohibition.

Daughter of Deception
By Alyssa Cokinis
A new Greek myth unfolds.

I Break My Angel's Wing
By Hoejeong J. Yoo
A play about Teo's psyche/desire to attain love from Tera.

By James Borgman
Five incompetent men try to commit a crime.

By Henry Parizek
A play about the creation of one of the most innovative and important films in history.

By Ash Pierce
A twin tries to figure out what to do with a baseball bat.

Along the Borderlines
By Shawn Boursiquot
Manny/Manno exits the funeral of his ex-lover Lola, just to see her ghost at the Brooklyn promenade, where they recount their 10 years together and the secret that tore them apart.

By Dakota Hommes
People on a submarine are searching to discover the dodecapus (like an octopus, but with ten tentacles instead of eight).

By Jessica Wade
A small American town founded on American Christianity attempts to induce the second coming of their savior, Josh, during their annual Virgin Choosing Ceremony.

Spirits That Remain
By Allan Zeng
Siblings return to their hometown to spread their mother's ashes.

By Harrison Cook
Echo explores how technology aids, innovates, and accentuates human vulnerabilities.

The Miracle in Franklin
By Rob Petrie
A young couple finds their backyard flooded with healing water.

By Randi Proescholdt
When Capital Cola hosts a sweepstakes for the chance to plunder an ancient Egyptian tomb, a celebrity rapper and two other winners travel to Egypt to claim their reward.

Frozen Chicken Nuggets and a Bottle of Wine
By Laura Townsend
Two very different mothers find friendship in each other through shared adversity.

State of Undress
By Eileen Campbell
Unrestricted love in restrictive clothing in Victorian England.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Iowa New Play Festival Reading Series are free and open to the public. However, you must obtain a ticket and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each reading or during special Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2017 full schedule.

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.