January 18-26, 2013
Since 2002 NWF has provided insight into the playwriting process.
Friday, February 8
Fri-Sun, February 15-17, 2013
Love letters, mistaken identities and kooky circus acts make this the perfect family Valentine!
A week-long program of film acting techniques. Ages 12-16.
Fri-Sat, January 25-26 at 8:00pm
Now in its 11th year the Firehouse Center for the Arts New Works Festival will once again showcase the abundant
creativity that is to be found throughout New England. Area playwrights are asked to submit plays which are then judged by an independent panel of theater professionals in blind readings. This year's panel consisted of five members of the theatrical community and work formats included full-length to be presented as staged readings, and memorized ten-minute and one-act plays.
The festival continues to grow and this year's submissions were up by 30% over last year. The full-length winning play and the one-act winning play are both dramas while the majority of the seventeen finalists in the ten-minute short category are comedies. Presented over two weekends this festival has become highly respected throughout the theatrical community and writers from all over Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island participated this year.
By supporting this festival patrons not only support the Firehouse Center for the Arts but they also help to foster the development of New England writers, directors, and actors. Click here to see the list of final selections!
CONGRATULATIONS! The Firehouse is very happy to announce the winners of the three New Works Festival categories. They are Merrill Meadow of Lexington, MA who took first place for his full-length play, Purple Hearts, Patrick Gabridge of Brookline, MA who took top honors in the ten-minute play category for Second Look, and John Minigan of Framingham, MA who won the one-act category for Till That Lucky Day. Congratulations to all the finalists. Break a leg!
The New Works Festival Committee wishes to thank all the playwrights who submitted plays this year. And of course, a special thanks to the judges who spent countless summer hours reading plays! Without each and every one of you there would be no New Works Festival.
This event is produced by the Firehouse.
All Seats: $13