New Voices 2015

  • The New School for Drama Playwrights Festival

    March 5–22 & April 16-25, 2015

    Five plays in repertory highlight Drama’s graduating playwrights, directors, and actors of 2015.

    Select the play title to read an excerpt from the play in Adobe PDF format, and the director’s name to view his or her résumé.

    Little Man

    by Bekah Brunstetter (MFA Playwriting ’07)

    directed by Celine Rosenthal

    Howie has spent the last decade trying to forget the traumas of high school. But when an invitation to his ten year reunion arrives, he hops on a plane home to discover just what happened to the jocks, the prom queens, and the social outcasts – and whether anyone cares that he's a millionaire now. This heartbreaking comedy takes us on a hilariously awkward and unexpectedly moving journey in which no one can completely abandon who they used to be.

    Performance Dates

    • March 5, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 6, 9:30 p.m.
    • March 7, 3:00 p.m.
    • March 11, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 12, 9:30 p.m.
    • March 13, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 14, 7:00 p.m.

    No Way Home

    by Allan Staples

    directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou

    In the days following the death of their mother, Coley and Ann struggle with issues of intimacy – physical and emotional – in this poignant new comedy.

    Performance Dates

    • March 5, 9:30 p.m.
    • March 6, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 7, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 11, 9:30 p.m.
    • March 12, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 13, 9:30 p.m.
    • March 14, 3:00 p.m.

    An Inferno

    by Sylvia Khoury

    directed by Noa Egozi

    When terrorists strike a five-star hotel, four American guests seek a way out. In this dark comedy, Luke and his friends struggle to understand their mortality as they move from room to room – and encounter stranger and stranger hotel characters.

    Performance Dates

    • March 18, 7:00 p.m.
    • March 19, 7:00 p.m. 
    • March 20, 7:00 p.m. 
    • March 21, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    • March 22, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


    by Britton Buttrill

    directed by Nikki Przasnyski

    It’s the height of the early 2000s hardcore rock scene: Monica, a sixteen-year-old with epilepsy, chooses to violently embrace her seizures along with Trey, her online-fling-turned-real-life-romance – all while dealing with her rock star brother’s crippling alcohol addiction.  Will Monica find freedom amidst the chaos, or will she be ruined by her penchant for self-destruction?

    Performance Dates

    • April 16, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 17, 9:30 p.m.
    • April 18, 3:00 p.m.
    • April 22, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 23, 9:30 p.m.
    • April 24, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 25, 7:00 p.m.

    The Chalice

    by Emily Claire Schmitt

    directed by Pitr Strait

    When Alex's estranged father dies, he leaves behind a chalice of sacred wine consecrated by the man known as “Hitler's Pope.” As disagreements over their father's intentions threaten to destroy an already tenuous relationship with his deeply religious sister, Alex is forced to face the corruption not only within the Church he abandoned, but within himself. 

    Performance Dates

    • April 16, 9:30 p.m.
    • April 17, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 18, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 22, 9:30 p.m.
    • April 23, 7:00 p.m.
    • April 24, 9:30 p.m.
    • April 25, 3:00 p.m.

    Set Design - Christopher Heilman, Meredith Ries
    Costume Design - Hunter Kaczorowski, KJ Kim
    Lighting Design - Kate Ashton
    Sound Design - Emily Auciello, Beth Lake, Or Zubalsky
    Properties - Joshua Yocom
    Production Stage Managers - Kevin Clutz*, Nicole Marconi*, Dale Smallwood*
    Associate Stage Manager - Carolynn Richer*


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    NEW VOICES is generously supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

    *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

    Photo by Shannon Stowe.

    For more information, to read excerpts from the plays, and to view graduating actors’ headshots and résumés, visit our Graduating Actors page.