Readings from the Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop
Selected undergraduate playwrights will showcase their ten-minute plays (or excerpts of plays) as staged readings.
Matt’s All Right (an excerpt)
By Elin Dejus
Matt falls down the alt-right rabbit hole of the internet.
Striker (an excerpt)
By Francis Bass
A group of non-mage students store up all their passion and rage in potions, waiting to unleash it all at a critical moment when they can affect change and take down the mage supremacists terrorizing them.
Home Garden (an excerpt)
By Jivani Rodriguez
Home Garden follows two married women navigating their thoughts about babies amidst a magic garden.
The Completely Normal Life of a Man Named Harold (an excerpt)
By Rachel Soffa
Harold wishes to change his boring life around, so he hires a narrator and some wacky shenanigans occur, involving murder!
Working Title (an excerpt)
By Claire Wool
An episodic, poetic, and movement-filled play concerning sex dependency and depression.
Color Ball (an excerpt)
By Kaylyn Kluck
It's time to play Color Ball, a wild dodgeball-style game played annually at Camp Rainbow. The 13-year-old players on the Red Team are determined to win, but a demonic voice speaking to them from the dark woods has other plans for them.
Nevers (an excerpt)
By Eileen Campbell
In a strange little tourist town, Finn pieces together her life after a mysterious three-year absence. Meanwhile, the town’s residents keep dreaming about caves.
Swing Set (an excerpt)
By Gwyneth Forsythe
Alex and Lane talk about life and recovery while swinging on a swing set.
Magic! The Play (an excerpt)
By Nicole Gabrione
Magic! The Play is the story of Billy and Marissa, two amateur teen magicians who find themselves forming an unlikely friendship.
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 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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.