Yale Playwrights Festival 2021

Four Days. Thirteen New Plays. Free Admission.
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The Yale Playwrights Festival is proud to present virtual readings of 13 new, student-written plays. Spread over two weekends, these plays will debut on Zoom with casts of Yale actors for audiences in New Haven and beyond. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, director, and their mentors. Come to one (or all!) of the readings listed below: 

Friday, March 12: 

1:30 pm JAZZ by Zyria Rodgers. Directed by K.G. Montes. Mentors: Deb Margolin & Lucy Teitler. 

4:00 pm AUNTIE’S by Cassandra Hsiao. Directed by Bibiana Torres. Mentors: Laura Ekstrand & Julia Titus.

7:00 pm DINNER by Ella Stark. Directed by Madison Cole. Mentors: Aleshea Harris & Donald Margulies.

Saturday, March 13

11:00 am NICE GIRL by Gabrielle Poisson. Directed by Mikaela Boone. Mentors: Amy Boratko & Lucy Teitler.

2:00 pm OFF ROAD by Ethan Riordan. Directed by Rebecca Salzhauer. Mentors: David Auburn & Richard Deming.

5:00 pm NOT ABOUT KYLE by Ann Zhang. Directed by Sarah Valeika. Mentors: Eleanor Burgess & Shilarna Stokes.

8:00 pm CAVE CANEM by A. Emmanuel Leadon ’17. Directed by Cleopatra Mavhunga. Mentors: Aleshea Harris & Shilarna Stokes.

Friday, March 19

4:00 pm RETRACING ECHOES by Kevin Tang. Directed by Alex Thomas. Mentors: David Auburn & Deborah Margolin.

7:00 pm NOMAD GENES by Ella Attell & Daniel Blokh. Directed by Leo Egger. Mentors: Eleanor Burgess & Donald Margulies.

Saturday, March 20

10:30 am A BUTTERFLY IN A BARBERSHOP by Marty Chandler. Directed by Jacob Yoder- Schrock. Mentors: Hal Brooks & Edwin Sánchez.

1:00 pm PANCASILA by Arnold Setiadi. Directed by Malia Munley. Mentors: Daniel Egan & Edwin Sánchez.

3:30 pm SARAH, or LIKELY TO BE by Aaron Magloire. Director: Julian Hornos Kohl. Mentors: Dave Harris & Joseph Roach.

6:30 pm STALLED by Kyle Mazer. Directed by Luna Garcia. Mentors: Neal Bell & Anne Fadiman. 

Performance Dates & Times

March 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

March 13, 2021 - 11:00am

March 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

March 20, 2021 - 10:30am

Location

Online
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Patron Information

Please reserve tickets for each play you plan to attend through the eventbrite ticketing link. All plays will be shared via Zoom. 

Production Team

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A. Emmanuel Leadon
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Ella Attell
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Daniel Blokh
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Luna Garcia
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