April 16 – 21, 2018
A new annual event focused on new work development, the festival will take audiences through the processes of creating new work. A direct result of the fullyfunded endowment created by the Maltz Family Foundation and other benefactors, the festival will give the Theatre the opportunity to workshop new theatrical pieces. The title for the festival is inspired by the literary concept of a play or musical’s dramatic arc, which consists of the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement. The title also implies a forward moving action – not only in the plot development of a dramatic piece, but the furthering of progress in new works themselves. In addition to the students’ musicals, the festival will include work from such notable playwrights as Christopher Demos Brown and Ryan Scott Oliver.
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