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New Ideas Festival 2015

March 11 - 29, 2015

​New Ideas Festival 2015 · March 11 - 29, 2015

​New Ideas Festival 2015

Join us for New Ideas Festival 2015.  Enjoy this creative festival of new plays and staged readings on Saturdays at noon.
The venue for this year’s festival is the Studio at Alumnae Theatre.

15 new works will be performed.

​Here’s a taste of the compelling stories that will be told:
Human connection in our digital world of cell phones, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and online dating is a predominant theme.

The plays characters include: the perfect mate, squabbling siblings, a troubled civil servant, two elderly Italian ladies turned detective, a Tamil refugee, and last but not least, Prometheus and Sandworms!

Show times:

​Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm

Saturday and Sunday matinées, 2:30 pm (talkback after the Saturday 2:30 pm show)
Readings will be at 12 noon on each Saturday, followed by a talkback.   

WEEK 1

March 11 to 15, 2015

Inheritance

by Tabitha Keast 
directed by Matthew Hines

The Indigo Forest

by Bridget Erin 
directed by Sandra Banman

Lost Communication

 by Lindsay Finnie
directed by Zita Nyarady

Devices

by Meredith Tayl    directed by Ingryd Pleitez

Reading:

Surrender Dorothy

by Liz Best 
directed by Eric Benson
 

WEEK 2

March 18 to 22, 2015

(En)Lightning

by  Catherine Frid
directed by Sandra Burley

Canis familiaris

by Carolyn Bennett
directed by Brenda Darling

Sandworms!

by D.J. Sylvis 
directed by Stacy Halloran

You Can Ask Me How I'm Doing

by Norman Yeung
directed by Meg Moran

Reading:

Buy My House

 by Natalie Frijia
directed by Emily Nixon

WEEK 3

March 25 to 29, 2015

Rowing, Onward

by Eugenie Carabatsos
directed by Anne MacMillan

Grief Circus

by Crystal Wood
directed by Kelsey Laine Jacobson

A Death and the Marias

by Rose Napoli
directed by Clara McBride

Friends with Benefits

by Neil Naft
directed by Donald Molnar

Reading:

The Creases in My Sari

by Sindhuri Nandhakumar
​directed by Joanne Williams

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