Iowa New Play Festival. The Reading Series. Readings from the Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop.

Readings from the Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop

May 01, 2018
Undergraduate Playwrights
Room 172
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:30pm


Selected undergraduate playwrights will showcase their ten-minute plays (or excerpts of plays) as staged readings.

The Street Rats (an excerpt from a full-length play)
By Taylor Elizabeth Claman
Two friends mature far too quickly, due to the adversity they must face. (A translation from Spanish)

Pears (a ten-minute play)
By Julia Everitt
Two childhood friends reunite under mysterious circumstances.

Not One or a Million (an excerpt from a full-length play)
By Jeffery Recker
Nathalia embarks on a dangerous journey from her home country to the United States of America.  

Road Map (a ten-minute play)
By Dana Corkins
A spirit of the road looks for direction.

The Stars Preside Over (a ten-minute play)
By Gwyneth Forsythe
A drunken philosophical conversation turns into a confession.

The Hopper (an excerpt from a full-length play)
By Nicole Gabrione
A group of teens rekindles their friendship as they try to hunt down the half-human, half-grasshopper monster that is terrorizing their town.

Ticket Information

Iowa New Play Festival readings 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 Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2018 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.