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Theatre & Music

New Play Festival

Friday, March 08, 2024–Sunday, March 10, 2024

Founded by Professors Bonnie Metzgar and Lydia Diamond, the UIC New Play Festival is an annual celebration of new plays and new playwrights at UIC.  Our open submission policy encourages any and all students to submit plays at end of the Fall semester.  Then, selected playwrights will meet one-on-one with faculty directors who mentor them through a rewriting process.  Plays will be rehearsed for two weeks in late February and March, giving actors in our BA and BFA programs the opportunity to get experience in the new play process.  The UIC New Play Festival culminates on March 8-10, when each play receives a staged reading open to the public.  For more info