New Works Festival Year 2

April 14–17, 2022

Massman Theatre

Summary

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: Click

By Christina Carrafiell

Two brothers, opposite in nature yet bonded by their love of acting, are torn apart by their love for Kathy, who they believe died because of them. With a larger world catastrophe killing off everyone else around them, they are left to figure out what it means to be human – and what really happened to Kathy. A slyly comic view of love, death and alternate reality.

Performance Dates & Times
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m.

Students may purchase student tickets online through their student accounts or in person at the USC Ticket Office on the University Park Campus.


Play 2: eat dirt

By Matilda Corley Schulman

Baker and Roni, two highly competitive teenage show-jumping athletes, want to figure out why their friend committed suicide. But the answers are bound to test their relationship and expose the grit, love, pain and long-held secrets of the equestrian world. A fiercely authentic view into the highly intimate ties between horses and humans.

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Students may purchase student tickets online through their student accounts or in person at the USC Ticket Office on the University Park Campus.


Play 3: Weekend Warriors

By Adi Eshman

Cameron does WWII weekend mock-battle reenactments but needs to find one more person for his Allied battalion – otherwise, they’ll be forced to join the German Axis side. When he invites his African American coworker Wade, he unearths a flood of unexpected questions and awakens the ghosts of those who were really there. A darkly comic look at historical memory, and what happens when nostalgia collides with gender, race and sexuality.

Performance Dates & Times
Saturday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, at 8:00 p.m.

Students may purchase student tickets online through their student accounts or in person at the USC Ticket Office on the University Park Campus.

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

Additional Information

Play 1: Click
by Christina Carrafiell
Directed by Bayo Akinfemi
April 14 & 16

Play 2: eat dirt
By Matilda Corley Schulman
Directed by Fran de Leon
April 15 & 17

Play 3: Weekend Warriors
By Adi Eshman
Directed by Nathan Singh
April 16 & 17

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