New Works Festival Year 2 artwork

New Works Festival Year 2


Massman Theatre

Playwrights Workshop

Play 1: Big Mountain Radio
By John E. Allis
April 7-9, 2017
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Play 2: How to Survive a Millionaire
By Mary Lyon Kamitaki
April 14-16, 2017
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Play 3: Losing My Religion (in 140 characters or less)
By Hannah C. Langley
April 21-23, 2017
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A workshop of diverse new works by the School of Dramatic Arts’ second-year MFA Dramatic Writing students.

New Works

Play 1: Big Mountain Radio

By John E. Allis
Directed by Shishir Kurup

Pal’s once-thriving commune has stood dormant in the mountains of Wyoming since a tragedy destroyed the operation several years prior. He and Beth, the last remaining members of the original group, face a dangerous new set of challenges when they decide it’s time to invite the outside world in again.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Photos


© 2017 Photos by Craig Schwartz

Play 2: How to Survive a Millionaire

By Mary Lyon Kamitaki
Directed by Leslie Ishii

Paige arrives at the mansion of her estranged grandmother to claim her inheritance, to the dismay of her new aunt, uncle and cousin. When Lillian’s lawyer reveals that Paige will inherit everything, the family’s secrets begin to surface — including the fate of Paige’s dead father — and soon become public knowledge.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Photos


© 2017 Photos by Craig Schwartz

Play 3: Losing My Religion (in 140 characters or less)

By Hannah C. Langley
Directed by Emily Chase

Charity, prized daughter of a radical anti-gay church, struggles with her faith after failing to convert a nice Jewish boy over Twitter. With the guidance of her alter ego, Judy Garland, and a curious bartender, Charity sees the light, leaving her church and its hateful ways behind.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Please note: The LA Times Festival of Books will be held on USC’s campus on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23. 150,000 attendees are expected over the two day festival. Parking will be limited on USC’s campus and traffic is expected to be heavy. Plan accordingly and take public transportation. For more information about the Festival and transportation options, please click here.

Buy Tickets for Play 3


Tickets

Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: students, $5; faculty and staff, $8; general public, $12. Tickets purchased by phone or online are $14.

Parking

Discounted parking is available for $10. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance.