New Plays Festival
Charlotte Meehan, Playwright-in-Residence
Office: 319 Meneely
The New Plays Festival was inaugurated in spring 2003 and has become a much anticipated annual Wheaton event. Plays from the fall advanced playwriting course are showcased in early April via collaboration with Theatre Department faculty who pair student directors with playwrights, oversee auditions for casting, and help students coordinate rehearsals en route to staged readings in the Kresge Experimental Theatre.
Each performance is followed by a discussion with the audience wherein playwright and director talk about their process of bringing the text into its three-dimensional life for the stage.