Four plays in repertory highlight Drama’s graduating MFA playwrights, directors, and actors of 2017.
Select the play title below each description to read an excerpt from the play in Adobe PDF format, and the director’s name to view his or her website. To view the graduating actors’ headshots and résumés, visit
On the cusp of graduating, a prep school senior boy falls in love with a freshman girl, but because the school is so entrenched in a salacious tradition, what begins as love ends in tragedy.
Salute Sample (PDF)
March 18, 3:00 p.m.
March 22, 7:00 p.m.
March 23, 9:30 p.m.
March 24, 7:00 p.m.
March 25, 8:00 p.m.
Eddie and AJ have both erected walls. After moving in together, the need to protect themselves is intensified when their newfound lack of space -- and its effect on their sex life -- becomes unbearable. As a result of visiting Eddie’s once-estranged father
at a vintage bowling alley in North Carolina, the couple are forced to confront their relationship to their bodies, and their parents’ bodies. What they find allows them to profoundly connect in ways they never could have anticipated.
reluctant to burn Sample (PDF)
March 18, 8:00 p.m.
March 22, 9:30 p.m.
March 23, 7:00 p.m.
March 24, 9:30 p.m.
March 25, 3:00 p.m.
When Janelle relocates to Texas for the opportunity of a lifetime, she and her partner, Kane, are reminded that the consequences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be horrific. For three Waller County police officers, how might those same consequences manifest
themselves along racialized and gendered lines? Loosely inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, graveyard shift is a love story about collision, opposing ideologies, interests, truth, and how the characters in this play make sense of them —or don't.
graveyard shift Sample (PDF)
April 15, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 7:00 p.m.
April 20, 9:30 p.m.
April 21, 7:00 p.m.
April 22, 8:00 p.m.
An intern talks her way into an interview at a startup to escape a job she originally acquired because she lied about her gender, only to discover that her current employer is a co-owner – and her biggest competition is her own male alter-ego.
The Intern of Two Start Ups Sample (PDF)
April 15, 8:00 p.m.
April 19, 9:30 p.m.
April 20, 7:00 p.m.
April 21, 9:30 p.m.
April 22, 3:00 p.m.
Set Design Bill Clarke†, Alexander Woodward†Costume Design Rachel Dozier-Ezell, Sydney Gallas†, Nicole Slaven, Alexae Visel
Lighting Design Gina Scherr†, Carolyn Wong†
Sound Design Brendan Aanes†, Emily Auciello
Properties Chris Carter
Manager Emily DeNardo*, Corinn Moreno*, Carolynn Richer*, Will Rucker*
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NEW VOICES is
generously supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. †Member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
Photo by Shannon Stowe.
The New School for Drama Theater151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor, New York City
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