April 10, 2021

New Plays Workshop 2021

April 26 - 29, 2021

The Department of Theatre's New Plays Workshop 2021 Presents four staged Zoom readings

Cutting-edge work from the next generation of playwrights. Right here. Right now.


The New Plays Workshop is a class where students develop their playwriting skills before staging a final reading to the public. Our students have been hard at work this semester to bring four new plays to life: We Don't Smoke by Benjamin Stanford, The Pig War by Jane Moyes, The Misfit Arrives by Lane Richins, and And in the End, by Elise Dunaway.


Each of the four plays will be performed in a live Zoom reading--one each night at 6:30 pm MT, from Monday 4/26 through Thursday 4/29. If you can't make it to the live reading, make sure to check them out them afterward by visiting the Department of Theatre's Youtube channel.

The featured works include:


April 26, 6:30pm

We Don't Smoke

by Benjamin Stanford

We Dont Smoke

How do you save a family restaurant? Work like hell.

Zoom Link

Passcode: 207330

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April 27, 6:30pm

The Pig War

by Jayne Moyes

The Pig War

The US and Great Britain rush to the brink over a pig. No, really.

Zoom Link

Passcode: 097823

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April 28, 6:30pm

The Misfit Arrives

by Lane Richins

The Misfit Arrives

Flannery O’Connor takes a car trip with her mother. There’s a killer on the road.

Zoom Link

Passcode: 805749

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April 29, 6:30pm

And in the End

by Elise Dunaway

And In The End

The Beatles are breaking up. Now Paul has to face the music.

Zoom Link

Passcode: 242212

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