New Works Festival

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 7pm

+ 2 dates

  • Thursday, June 8, 2023 7pm
  • Friday, June 9, 2023 7pm
Free Event

UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production

by UCR MFA Playwrights and Screenwriters    

Featuring plays and screenplays by graduate students in the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts MFA program. A different work is scheduled for each performance.

June 7-9, 2023
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.
Advanced ticket reservations are required. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

Some plays contain adult subject matter, sexual situations, and strong language.

TROOP 415 by Ava Fojtik | Directed by Kimberly Guerrero
A creative eighth-grade girl attempts to make friends at her new school by joining her local Girl Scout Troop.

THE LEGEND OF THE RHINO by Aaron Higareda | Directed by Lillyanna Lopez
An expressionistic play that seeks to find closure for the generational trauma of gang violence for one particular Southern California family.

LIZZY: A TOTES WOKE RENDITION OF LYSISTRATA by Karly Thomas | Directed by Rickerby Hinds
A well-intentioned hilltern who—upon learning about the leaked Dobbs v. Jackson SCOTUS decision—sparks a global political phenomenon via an “abstinence for reproductive justice” campaign.


View the 2022-2023 Season here.

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