Black Box New Play Festival

“Words can’t express what I feel right now. What a special two nights I just had. Sitting with friends and strangers and watching 2 hours of my work in a theater full of love and support for my writing. This whole process has been not only fun but important because I learned so much from seeing OCEAN PLANET staged and realized. What a special memory. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me and producing this weekend of my plays.” – Brett Epstein, playwright


23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival
January 9 – 26, 2020
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm | Sun at 3:00pm

There will be a talk back with the playwrights directly after the Sunday matinees.

First Week, January 9 – 12, 2020:

  • Sorry Shakespeare by Ken Levine, directed by David Thomas Cronin
  • An Empowered Woman by Barbara Anderson, directed by Hilary Goldman
  • Spilled Dictators by Andrew Rosdail, directed by Kevin Bain
  • On the Chain Gang by Ron Asher, directed by Sarah Bellin
  • The Piazza by Barbara Anderson, directed by Elizabeth Bove
  • Final Jeopardy by Ken Levine, directed by David Thomas Cronin
  • Songs Offered From the Heart by Judd Lear Silverman, directed by Jonas Barranca

Second Week, January 16 – 19, 2020

  • Thanks Taking by Art Walsh, directed by Justin Braun
  • The Universe is Calling by Michael Bille, directed by Mark Gallagher
  • (In)security in Perpetuity by Deborah Chava Singer, directed by Glenn GirĂ³n
  • Vacancies by Scott C. Sickles, directed by Whitney Stone
  • SEX by Greg Hovanesian, directed by Ted Thompson
  • Killing Time: What We Do by Stephen J. Kudless, directed by Mike Mroch
  • The Piece by Lawson Caldwell, directed by Gabrielle Giacomo

Third Week, January 23 – 26, 2020

  • In the Cold, Cold Night by Lesley Anne Moreau, directed by Nate Sayatovich
  • The F-Word by Rhona Klein, directed by Kevin Michael Morin
  • Songs of Light and Darkness by Meredith Green, directed by Noel MacDuffie
  • Deanna and Paul by Dagney Kerr, directed by Trent Dawson