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New Ideas Festival 2016

March 9 – 27, 2016

New Ideas Festival 2016

The New Ideas Festival 2016 is a 3 week festival of exciting new works.

March 9 to 27, 2016:

You’ll see a new program of plays each week. And there is a staged play reading on Saturdays at 12:00 pm. Watch the festival in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre.

Join us to see intriguing characters like: three women mountain climbers at the top of their game, a dysfunctional parent council, three curious housemaids, a group of at-risk kids in a rehab yoga class, a street canvasser, a South American cardinal with a shady past, and Irish poet W.B. Yeats.

Enjoy 3 evenings of original plays and 3 Saturday readings.

Performances: Wednesday to Saturday, 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinées, 2:30 pm 
You are also invited to stay for the talkback after the Saturday 2:30 pm performance.
Playwrights appreciate the opportunity to hear your feedback, as it informs their creative process.

Please note: Readings will be at 12 noon, each Saturday, followed by a talkback.


March 9 to 13, 2016


by Stacey Iseman 
directed by Kelsey Laine Jacobson

Prayers to St. George

by Andrew Lee 
directed by Meg Moran

The Council

by Deanna Kruger
directed by Claren Grosz

This Will Be My Last Transmission

 by Natalie Frijia 
 directed by Zita Nyarady


A Better Place 

by Ramona Baillie directed by Chelsea Dab Hilke


March 16 to 20, 2016


 by  Jean Koppen
 directed by Anne MacMillan

pose ball

by Caitie Graham
directed by Emily Nixon

War and Peace: A Family Story

by Krystyna Hunt 
directed by Rebecca Grace

Yeats in Love

by Anne Tait
directed by Jane Carnwath



by Kristin Shepherd
directed by Rebecca Ballarin 


March 23 to 27, 2016


by Linda McCready
directed by Pam Redfern


 by Norma Crawford
directed by Juliet Paperny

Sick Kids Wanna Talk to You

  by Carolyn Bennett
  directed by Jennifer McKinley

Four Hours

by Joan Burrows
directed by Helen Munroe



by Alice Abracen
directed by Michela Sisti

Lobby Play: The Nurse by Francine Dick, directed by Mandy Roveda


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