New Works Festival 2017 - Winning Plays

Date: December 20, 2016

One Full Length play, two One Acts, and fourteen 10-minute Shorts will be featured in the Firehouse Center for the Arts' 15th Annual New Works Festival.

$16.00 Single Ticket
$44.00 Festival Pass*

*Festival Passes are only available for purchase
via box office by phone (978-462-7336) or in person.

>Click here to purchase Single Tickets online

New Works Festival 2017
The Long and the Short of It!
January 20-21 and 27-28, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017
[Full Length]

Saturday, January 21, 2017
[Shorts - TBD line up] 

Friday, January 27, 2017
[One Acts]

Saturday, January 28, 2017
[Shorts- TBD line up]

All shows at 8:00pm

Tickets on sale now, 
winning plays listed below.

*All plays will be performed only once, on one of these nights. The four-night show schedule has not yet been set, but once it is it will be posted on this webpage, so please stay tuned.

The Firehouse is committed to the development of new work. Over the past 14 years, more than 175 have been performed on our stage first-through our annual Firehouse New Works Festival.

This festival fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. Playwrights from across New England submit their 10-minute shorts, one-act, and full-length plays to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater.

The winning plays and playwrights
for our upcoming New Works Festival 2017:

The Queen of Sad Mischance (Drama)  *Top Pick/The Pestoluzzi Prize
John Minigan, Framingham MA   

(2) ONE-ACTs:

Shit-House Crazy (Comedy/Drama)  *Top Pick/The Peter Honegger Prize
Julie Akeret and Will Daniel, Leeds MA

The Early Bird Special (Drama)
John Ronan, Gloucester MA

(14) SHORTS:
Speed Date (Comedy) *Top Pick/The Peter Honegger Prize
David Susman, Saco ME

Into That Good Night (Drama)
Mara Dresner, Rocky Hill CT

Saving Face (Comedy)        
Margie Semilof, Boston MA

Tale and Ear (Drama)
Gregory Hischak, South Yarmouth MA

We Have To Tell Jacob (Comedy)
George Smart, Quincy MA

Most Popular (Comedy)
George Sauer, Dedham MA

A Monogamy of Swans (Comedy)    
John Minigan, Framingham MA

I Suppose (Comedy)        
Lawrence Hennessy, Rockport MA

Wreckage (Drama)
Lindsay Esplin, Southbury CT

It's Not A Date (Comedy)        
Jesse Kalfel, West Newbury MA

Game Face (Drama)        
Kimberly Holiday, Boxford MA

Baggage (Drama)        
L.H. Finigan, Rockport MA

A Little Game of Life and Death (Comedy)    
Lola Getz, Merrimac MA

Lost and Found (Drama)    
Kristina Lindborg, Ipswich MA

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