New Plays FestivalThe 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.

For more information about the New Plays Festival, please contact Charlotte Meehan, Playwright-in-Residence, at 319 Meneely, 508.286.5488, or meehan_charlotte@wheatoncollege.edu.