New Works Festival Year 2


SDA Digital Stages

Playwrights Workshop
Presented in association with Latino Theatre Company

Play 1: Sick Boys
by Grafton Doyle
Directed by Tamara Ruppart
April 9-10

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Play 2: the blood of a hibiscus
by Zharia O’Neal
Directed by Inger Tudor
April 16-17

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Play 3: Breaking Barriers
by Katrina D. RiChard
Directed by Susan Dalian
April 23-24

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NWF Year 2 showcases the emerging voices of the School’s second-year MFA in Dramatic Writing students with workshop productions.

New Works

Play 1: Sick Boys

By Grafton Doyle

In a new play by MFADW student Grafton Doyle, a queer teenage boy fights for his identity and security under the harsh confines of a notorious treatment center in Utah.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, April 10, at 2:30 p.m. (PT)

Play 2: the blood of a hibiscus

By Zharia O’Neal

In MFADW student Zharia O’Neal’s the blood of a hibiscus, after a hurricane destroys the British Virgin Islands, a family takes asylum in the United States and tears itself apart with baggage, dreams, and secrets.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. (PT)

Play 3: Breaking Barriers

By Katrina D. RiChard

Six students, from two different schools, are brought together in a cross-school exchange initiative to complete a history fair project on Breaking Barriers. The students represent various identities (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.). After much debate, they decide they will tackle “systemic racism,” but instead of them breaking the barrier, the barrier breaks them.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. (PT)

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